For Athletes

A swimmer takes a stroke on a dark cloudy day of lake training

Treatment for high performance athletes

Whether you’re a triathlete or a sprinter or a record holder in the clean and jerk, your performance and your recovery from injury relies on the team of experts at your disposal.

We work with athletes

Stress and recovery

Bring more expertise to your stress and recovery schedule by layering in treatment.

Injury prevention

Ensure your growth is comprehensive to prevent imbalance, undiscovered weakness and performance halting injuries.

Injury rehabilitation

Understand your injury and get clear on how to protect and heal it. Effective treatment can mean the difference between making your next competition and your next win.

Treatments for athletes

Massage therapy 

Physiotherapy 

Chiropractic 

Orthotics for athletes

Orthotics 

Three UVic men's rugby players pose holding event tickets in front of a tent with a "Go Vikes Go" sign.

Dance it out at UVic Vikes rugby fundaiser

These guys are fundraising for UVic men's rugby on campus today and there's a party tonight at Upstairs Cabaret! Good luck and have fun! Tough loss to UBC on the weekend ...
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Two racers cross the finish line connected by a cord on the beach at Thetis Lake.

We had an amazing day at SwimRun Victoria!

Thanks for the amazing day @swimrunvictoria! We were proud to be there today to support this unique race! We're hoping to see more of this, Human Powered Racing! #swimrun #swimrunvictoria ...
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Jay Krieger holds his bike over his head on the Malahat pass as part of the Tour de Rock.

We’re over the moon to be helping Jay Krieger’s fundraising team for Tour de Rock 2018

We’re over the 🌝 to be part of @yaj.krieger’s fundraising team 👏 for Tour de Rock 2018! We’re matching the donations to our team's fundraising. Cash, cheque and online contributions ...
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Ashley and Scott at XTERRA Victoria with the Arbutus team treating athletes.

Ashley and Scott ready to help XTERRA Victoria athletes

Ashley and Scott ready to help our XTERRA Victoria athletes recover from a challenging and exciting race last weekend! We want to know... what’s your favourite thing about race day?! ...
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Racers at XTERRA Victoria dive into the water at Thetis Lake.

XTERRA Victoria: Get ready..set…GO!

Ready...set...GO!!! Good luck to all of the athletes at XTERRA Victoria today! #yyj #yyjfitness #training #triathlon #explorecanada #explorebc ...
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A woman runs down the middle of the road during a half marathon.

Three ways signing up for a half marathon changed my life

First of all, I am not (and have never aspired to be) a professional athlete. Although physical activity and fitness have always been important to me, anyone who asked me ...
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A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Swimming is awesome. As a triathlete, I do my fair share of strokes ...
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A massage therapist presses and holds the trapezius muscles around a patients back and neck.

Eight reasons why I love massage therapy

Once in a while I'll meet someone who is not really into getting massage as a therapy. When this happens I resist the impulse to sigh and explain why they're ...
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Triathlon of Compassion, in support of VSAC, 2017

Triathlon of Compassion, 2017

The Triathlon of Compassion has finished for another year and the race results are posted. Over thirty thousand dollars were raised on behalf of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) this ...
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Knee x-rays.

Just what do X-rays tell us

With some injuries your doctor or therapist may suggest imaging to help rule in or rule out certain pathologies. These images can provide useful information but they can also present ...
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Chiropractic care can help

Chiropractic care can help you recover effectively

This is one of many things that BC chiropractors want you to know: back and back-related conditions account for a significant portion of health-care costs - chiropractic care can help ...
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A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to use ...
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Helping athletes, and everyone else.

Physiotherapy | Chiropractic care | Massage therapy

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For athletes. For everyone.

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