Andrew Mills, BScPT, MA Phil
Andrew completed his physiotherapy training at Queen’s University in 2005 where he earned honours as well as the Dean’s award. He worked and mentored in Montreal under a top osteopathic therapist and had the opportunity to expand his skills in this area as an adjunct to traditional physiotherapy.
Andrew has worked with CBI health centre in acute musculoskeletal injury, chronic pain, and dizziness therapy including post concussion syndrome. He is certified in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, Vestibular Rehabilitation through Professor Susan Herdman at Emory University in Atlanta. He also has completed advanced manual therapy and manipulation training through the Swodeam Institute.
He has worked with olympic athletes as well as elite runners and triathlon athletes through Kellys kids and livefit coaching. He also maintains a relationship with the Iqaluit Department of Physiotherapy and has provided locum coverage and teaching in this region.
Andrew believes in a multifactorial approach to rehabilitation. He uses manual therapy and modalities to reduce pain and facilitate healing in acute injury, and strongly believes in education and exercise to facilitate return to activity, empower the individual in their recovery, and prevent reinjury.
In his spare time Andrew is completing a philosophy degree through the University of Victoria. He enjoys living an active lifestyle and has recently become hopelessly addicted to surfing.
Within weeks she had me back to running!
I have rolled my ankles quit a few times over the past 2 years leading to swollen ankles to the point it hurt to stand for long periods of time and decided to make an appointment with Physiotherapist, Sandy Wilson. After the first visit, I had full confidence in her and within weeks she had me back to running!
If I could rate it higher I would
My rehabilitation program was easy to follow
Sandy Wilson is the consummate professional. My running injury was diagnosed efficiently, the treatment was highly effective and my rehabilitation program was easy to follow. What more could one ask for?
Everything I could have asked for
Stronger than before the injury
Connor is great! he’s extremely knowledgeable with physiotherapy and is a great guy. I went in with a knee injury and he diagnosed it quickly and built a recovery plan that worked great! my knee is now stronger than it was before the injury. His shirt collection is outstanding also. The front desk staff is very friendly, helpful and welcoming too!
Dedicated to ensuring you make a full recovery
Connor is the best physiotherapist I have ever worked with. He takes the time to get to know you and your problems. Moreover, he is sincerely dedicated to ensuring you make a full recovery. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an awesome physiotherapist.
The relief is immeasurable!
After a year of at times agonizing pain and repeat misdiagnosis, I feel I finally hit a pot of gold being in Sandy’s highly skillful and very thorough care. The relief from finally knowing the cause of my pain and from receiving effective treatment at last is immeasurable!
Nice environment and friendly staff members
Up-to-date on latest evidence based research
Balance of professional conduct and personal ease
Super pleasant personally, thorough assessment and Connor made helpful suggestions and treatment plan. Nice balance of professional conduct, knowledge and personal ease- Impressed!
Sweet, understanding and actually helped
Amazing people here. Friendly and awesome. My physiotherapist Fawn Whiting was sweet, understanding and actually helped relieve back pain from which i was suffering for a few years. She taught me few excercises which i still do from time to time to relieve back pain. Thanks Arbutus and Fawn 😁
My life has seriously been changed!
The framework to continue to heal
We have been seeing Sandy for last 14 years. She is a fantastic professional know her stuff very well. We strongly recommend her for all your physio needs.
I look forward to my appointments
Lena is the best! I had a difficult time finding a physiotherapist I could click with and would listen to my concerns. Now I look forward to my appointments and the positive environment the entire clinic brings. She is extremely talented in what she does, and I can’t recommend her enough. The outcome, and care provided is beyond exceptional. The receptionist team is always there to help and bring a positive attitude and very understanding to my needs and schedule. Thank you Lena, and the entire Arbutus Health Centre team!
If there was another star, I would gladly give it
I normally do not provide reviews, but feel compelled to do so for Sandy and her team. What a fantastic experience. A team of consummate professionals, friendly, helpful and always willing to help. If there was another star, I would gladly give it as Arbutus Physio stands out from any and all other physiotherapy practices I have used. A hands-on approach, combined with the latest in treatments has helped me rehabilitate after a bike accident that I thought would be the end of my athletic endeavours. Big kudos to Arbutus!
A treatment plan to help meet my goals
Lena Walther is an exceptional physiotherapist. She completed a thorough examination, provided me information on the assessment findings, and structured a treatment plan to help meet my goals. I would highly recommend Lena!
More range of motion and less pain
Serious improvement after one visit. More range of motion and less pain and discomfort. Cody upped the ante and tackled some sore spots that will move the whole process along. Excellent work and easy-to-work-with personality. Many thanks.
Incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it
Because of Sandy’s own athletic background she brings both a deeper sense of what is going on and the sense of urgency that most people feel when they are injured. When you have something wrong you just want to get on with it. Sandy has an incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it.
The first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment
Whenever I have an injury in need of diagnosis, Sandy Wilson is the first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment. Her advice on returning to training and racing comes from the fact that she is an athlete herself. Her treatment plans always get me back out there running and being active faster than I would have ever thought possible in the initial stages.
In sync with his patients
Connor is wise, professional and in sync with his patients. As a physiotherapist he tries to get to the root of what is causing your discomfort. He offers suggestions to support your healing process and is great at follow up! His care and attention is appreciated.
Feels like one big family there
Connor is a wonderful physiotherapist, I highly recommend him! I always feel so much better every time I leave. I am very grateful for him for all the help he has given me since day one! Great asset for your wonderful team at Arbutus! Also the ladies at the front desk, every time I come in they are so nice and always happy. It feels like one big family there.
One of the most medically rewarding journeys I’ve been through
Lena was amazing! So grateful