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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.

A woman rubs her neck late at night while staring into her computer

Techniques to alleviate back and neck pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives…

Mom and daughter balance on a beam

Mother and daughter show us their balance

Don’t worry friends. It might be September but it’s not Autumn yet. Special thanks to this mom and daughter for letting us feature their amazing balancing skills. Proprioception for the win. Thank you, Natasa! Nataša Ćećez Sekulić #kinesthesia #proprioception #balancedlife #westcoastbestcoast #yyj #victoriabc #choosetomove #partylikeaphysio

Susan Simmons dives into the water on Dallas Road to start her attempt to double cross the Juan de Fuca.

Susan Simmons dives into the water to start her historic attempt at a double cross

On August 18th at 1pm Susan Simmons took off from Ogden Point on a 24 hour swim to Port Angeles, and back. With MS, for MS. Have a great swim Susan Simmons. Later that day we heard that Susan has halted her swim attempt. The water was cold and choppy and she was hypothermic and

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 #humanpoweredracing #yyj #victoriabc #yyjsport #multisport #coltingwetsuits #swimcolting swimrunvictoriaThanks for taking the time to be here @arbutusphysio!!!

A quiet beach spot in Sidney with a boat.

Beautiful beach spots for every everyday athlete

arbutusphysioThis island is FULL of beautiful spots for every everyday athlete. What’s your favourite outdoor location on Vancouver Island? #vancouverisland #explorebc #explorecanada #yyjfitness #westcoast #yyj

Jay Kreiger holds his bike up at the top of the rock on Vancouver Island.

Tour de Rock fundraising with Jay Krieger

We are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting Jay Krieger’s efforts to fundraise as part of his involvement with Tour de Rock! We’ve started our own fundraising, and we will be matching funds that you give us, either at the office, or online, until October 4th. Jay will be riding from September 22nd

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 will be gladly accepted (and matched!!!) until October 4th, 2018! Link in bio! #explorecanada #explorebc #everydayathlete #tourderock #copsforcancer #tourderock2018 #cancerresearch #cycling #cyclist

A message in a bottle, resting in the intertidal zone of a Pacific Northwest beach.

You can now subscribe to our seasonal health centre newsletter

We’ve officially launched a seasonal newsletter! We are excited to announce our new seasonal newsletter with everything from exercises and recipes we’re loving, to announcements and community events. Want more of us? Subscribe to…

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?! #xterravictoria #yyj #yyjfitness #triathlon #raceday #race #xterra #explorecanada #explorebc

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

Barbara Rober and her partner, volunteer guy, pos at the podium.

What a day to race and fundraise on behalf of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

We had a quite a team of practitioners out on Sunday, June 24th, for the Triathlon of compassion. We were proud to provide treatments for so many people! We had a steady stream of athletes coming in to see us to get some post-race recovery treatment and assessment. We’ve been sponsoring this event for a

Arbutus Physio ready to go at the Triathlon of Compassion

The Arbutus team is on deck at the Triathlon of Compassion. An amazing day for athletes, and for raising money for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. Excellent job with this event Human Powered Racing!

A woman on a bike making a sharp turn around orange cones in a race with palm trees blowing in the background.

Sandy races Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii 2018!

Our extraordinary athlete of a team leader, Sandy Wilson, racing in Hawaii!

A group of cheating people in rain gear at the triathlon finish line. One sign says "you think your legs are tired? My arms are killing me!"

Showing support at Victoria Ironman 70.3!

From triathletes to sign-holders, everyday athletes are why we love what we do! Congratulations to all of the amazing triathletes at today’s half Ironman race! “You think your legs are tired? My arms are killing me!” View this post on Instagram A little recap in pictures of my win at #im703victoria this weekend: 1. You

Two people under a blue and white tent with a table full of things and two massage beds along the sides of the tent.

Catching up on the sidelines!

Catching up on the sidelines! Dr. Mike and physiotherapist Sandy Wilson ready to support our local gymnasts last weekend for the 36th annual Garden City gymnastics competition! Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sandy and Kristen provide treatment for athletes at the Garden City Invitational 2016.

Throwback to 2016: team Arbutus supporting Falcon Gymnastics

Team Arbutus supporting Falcon Gymnastics at the Garden City Invitational! Good luck athletes!

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