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The Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre is a health and wellness clinic that provides physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care. We provide assessments and treatments to people with acute injury, chronic pain, and sports related injuries. We can help you recover and return to an active, healthy lifestyle, and peak performance.

Brooke Woodley stands in the field at Esquimalt High School on a sunny bright West Coast day.

Brooke Woodley tells us about her journey with CrossFit

Brooke Woodley is a CrossFit athlete who moved to Victoria last year. She trains at Taranis, and is taking Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. How long have you been doing CrossFit? It’s been a year and a half now. What about CrossFit made you decide it was a sport for you? I guess I

Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Her diagnosis, though frustrating at first, led her to seek out options to cope with her symptoms. This included more traditional treatments such as medication, as well as physiotherapy-focused boxing classes. The movements taught in the class led to a noticeable improvement in her symptoms…

A woman in Vancouver, Joyce, holds her grand daughter outside while they play on playground beside the water on a grey, rainy day.

Arthritis can happen at any age, but physiotherapy can help

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that often affects seniors and serious athletes, but it can happen to anyone. “To make you function again, you have to come at it from so many different angles, and physiotherapy is a key angle. They have this very intimate knowledge on how things are connected, how things

Arbutus physiotherapy team sharing hugs and merry cheer.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Happy solstice everyone! We have some holiday hours over the next week or so. We’ll be back to regular hours on Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope you all get the rest you want, and community and family time and laughter and connection. From everyone on the Arbutus team, we’re wishing you all a wonderful holiday

Person in a warm sweater holding a mug that says Yonni's Donuts, in a warmly lit room with paintings hanging in the background, out of focus.

Do we love our Oak Bay neighbours or what?

Yes, we do enjoy drinking coffee at Discovery Coffee (our neighbour) and yes, we do enjoy Yonni’s Doughnuts, and yes, we do think the paintings at Discovery are always very cool. Cozy evenings like these help us forget how much we love summer in Oak Bay.

Gillian Carleton smiles on the corner of Yates and Blanshard by Habit Coffee.

Catching up with Olympian, biochemist, and nerd, Gillian Carleton

We caught up to Gillian Carleton this fall to talk about sports, training, recovering from injury, and the life of an academic. Carleton won bronze in the 2012 Olympics in London as a track cyclist in the women’s team pursuit. She also took first place in the Omnium, Pan American Track Championships, in 2014. Since

A red and orange sky lingers after the sun sets over the west coast on Vancouver Island.

Sunset on the west coast, best coast

These early evenings feel like winter, but roses blooming do not! Happy sunset friends. #explorevancouverisland #sundown #vancouverislandsunset #westcoastbestcoast #westcoastsunset

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. Looking forward to your comeback. Thanks Noah!

Jamie smiles in the sunlight of the clinic's front window, sitting relaxed in a chair and smiling at the camera.

Our clients are smiling too!

Wow, check out Jamie’s‘s amazing photos. Thanks for inspiring us Jamie! Our clients are always such delight to have at the clinic. ♥️🌻 so much love for this group!! – Jamie

Olivia smiles while standing behind the front desk, with Scott blurry in the background but still smiling.

Sunny Autumn days in Oak Bay

Everyone at the clinic is smiling today in sunny Oak Bay…

A Tractor pulls a trailer with straw bails for humans to ride on.

Every season brings wonderful opportunities for local activities: hay ride!

Every season brings some wonderful opportunities for local activities 🙌🏼 What’s your favourite season? Have you been on a hay ride at Galey Farms yet? #supportlocal “Nothing beats autumn apple picking 🍎🍂” – Taelor Lay

Sandy gives Jay Krieger a cheque for all of the money the Arbutus team raised for the Tour de Rock.

Thank you Jay and the entire Tour de Rock team for all of your dedication and hard work

Thank you Jay and the entire Tour de Rock team for all of your dedication and hard work. We are thrilled to know you and support your work with this great cause 👏🏼 Tour de Rock fundraising with Jay Krieger

Taelor throws a pumpkin into the air, with a field of pumpkins in the background.

October is almost here!

arbutusphysioOctober is almost here! What is your favourite part of autumn on the West Coast? Thanks @one___meg___1 for this great autumn shot! #explorecanada #explorebc #supportlocal #yyj #vancouverisland #autumn

A running path in Victoria disappears into the forest.

Say goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on Vancouver island

Saying goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on our stellar island! How do you keep your exercise fun as the seasons change? There really is nothing like a good beach run. That’s why we love East Sooke Park, for its awesome combo of forest and beach trails. #explorecanada #explorebc #fitnessyyj #physiotherapy

A ripe apple hangs from a backyard apple tree in Victoria, BC.

Autumn. Hope everyone is getting rest and rejuvenation

I guess we were wrong. It is Autumn. Hope everyone is getting the rest and rejuvenation you want this weekend! #VictoriaBC #yyjautumn #victoriaseasons #bcapples

Taelor holds up a Medistick Professional Dual.

We love Medistik

We love Medistik! What’s your go-to treatment for aches and pains? arbutusphysio#yyj #yyjfitness #medistik #supportlocal #recovery #physiotherapy #physio #chiropractic #chiro #massage #swimrunvictoria #triathlontraining #racetraining

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