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All posts by Sandy Wilson, BScPT

Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre is owned and operated by Sandy Wilson, BScPT. Sandy is a registered member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia. Sandy is a mother of two and an avid runner and triathlete.

A round up of cover images from various articles published in 2017: massage, chiropractic, pilot, tennis racquet and more.

2017 roundup and happy new year, Victoria!

Wow, here we are at the end of another year! Thank you to all of our amazing clients who continue to inspire us. You’re the reason we push to be the best physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists…

Sandy on her bike and in the run in Penticton, 2017.

Race report – ITU Triathlon World Championship 2017

Race report, ITU World Triathlon Championship: The water conditions were close to perfect and we were allowed to wear our wetsuits which is a huge relief for most triathletes. As with all open water triathlons it was a bit rough with some kicking and punching as we passed each buoy…

A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

Swimming is awesome. Compared to other sports, swimming has a relatively low risk of injury.

However, the most common body part injured while swimming

Wine and cheese at the clinic to help with collaboration

Working within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team

All the practitioners at Arbutus run busy practices so at times we only see each other as we pass in the reception area. To allow more collaboration and mentorship we have started…

The fog rises off the water in the early morning of the Whistler 70.3 Ironman Triathlon

Waiting to start, in races and in life

Waiting for a race to start is an intense moment of quiet sandwiched between months of training and a day of careful execution…

University of Victoria lecture by Sandy Wilson.

Speaking about musculo-skeletal injuries to UVic students

I travelled to Royal Jubilee Hospital last week to speak to the Nurse Practitioner students at the University of Victoria…

Sandy and XX relax after the Ironman Miami race

Race day at the Ironman Miami 70.3

It was a big race with over 2500 athletes from around the world. I had a sixth place finish in my age out of 112 women…

An injury free team is a healthy team: triathlon finish line.

Staying fit and healthy

The last race of the season is almost here and I’ve been so grateful that I haven’t been injured this year. It makes me think about the difference between fitness and health…

Bones driving a car in the third phases of whiplash

The four phases of whiplash

The four phases of whiplash happen when you’re in a collision and stop abruptly. These four phases help are an insight into how injury happens. Treatment for whiplash is an important part of recovery…

Head shot of Massage therapist Kristen Bradley

Kristen Bradley, registered massage therapist

Kristen is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been living in Victoria for the past two years. Since moving her practice and passion to Victoria, Kristen enjoys her new west coast home, the beautiful surroundings…

Shockwave therapy, knee

Efficacy of shockwave therapy on calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

This is a great article about interesting research from the Canadian Medical Association on shock-wave therapy effectiveness for some shoulder tendinitis…

Physiotherapist Sandy Wilson treating patient Hana Kinsman

How To Find The Right Physiotherapist For You

Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre is featured in Richard Watts article in the Times Colonist on ‘How to find the right physiotherapist for you’…

Sandy Running in great form

10 Golden Rules For Runners

Ten great tips for runners for preventing injuries and a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Hewstan and Rosie Chamberlin treating patients under the Abrutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre tent at the Victoria Youth Triathlon

Complimentary Treatment Post XTERRA Victoria Race

Complimentary Treatment Post XTERRA Victoria Race

The emergency doors at a hospital.

Car Accidents: How To Prevent Injuries And What To Do After the Accident

A great article from the BC Chiropractic Association about spine, nerve and muscle injuries due to car accidents. Find out what you can do to prevent injuries and what to do after the accident…

When to Use Hot Treatment for Sprains and Strains

Ever wonder when you are to apply heat to injuries? Here is some great information from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on what treatment to use on sprains and strains…

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