Brandon Warren, MScPT, BScKin
Brandon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, where he was a member of the UNB Varsity Reds Swim Team. During his time with the team he was a two-time team captain, six-time open water swim champion and helped coach the 2013 NB Canada Games Swim Team.
Following his undergrad, he completed his Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. During this time he contributed to the school as class president.
Brandon’s treatment style is highly manual therapy based, with exercise prescription tailored to the client’s needs along with appropriate education. He is a firm believer that clients must take an active role in their own recovery process and when given the proper tools, can maximize their recovery time. He looks forward to continuing advancing his manual therapy skills with the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division.
Brandon grew up in the small town of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. Growing up as a competitive athlete in a variety of sports, Brandon had his fair share of injuries; which lead him to pursue Physiotherapy as a profession as it appealed to all his interests.
Brandon has a very active lifestyle and you can catch him running, swimming or picking up a volleyball when he’s not at the clinic. He loves to travel and having just relocated to the West-Coast, is looking forward to exploring all the Island has to offer.
“I’ve been to plenty of physiotherapists across Victoria, and none of them have lived up to the standard that Connor Willis delivers! I was referred from Babylon Telus to Dr. Thibodeau (who is also incredibly amazing), who suggested I go to physio. From Dr. Thibodeau’s suggestion, I decided to try their in house physiotherapists, since the location was near enough to be convenient. And I’m incredibly glad I did.
If you’re looking for a physiotherapist who is knowledgeable, patient, and good at what they do – Connor’s got your back! (Literally, if you have a back injury, which I began to work on with him in the last week). For the past 2 months, we’ve been working on my first injury, which has been my ankle, and for the first time ever, I don’t dread coming to physio or doing the exercises. Working together on our progress has been one of the most medically rewarding journeys I’ve been through. Connor tells you what we’re working on, why we’re working on it, and what to expect. In fact, he drafts up a game plan for you from the start, and it gives you a rough estimate of what things are going to look like if you keep up with the appointments/exercises for the set time. Physio is difficult, and it’s not an easy thing to stay on top of. But with the help of an app, with consistent appointments, and great availability of the office, it’s been an easily manageable experience with a cluttered schedule on my end. Also, every time I go into the office I’m warmly greeted, and the front staff do an awesome job of dealing with insurance (they direct bill) and appointment arrangement. Zoë always remembers me and it’s the best feeling. So forgive my novel of a review, but honestly, if you’re on the fence about physio or have had poor experiences in the past, Connor is a great physiotherapist to start your recovery with! 😊
Edit: At this time too, they’re doing all they can with Covid guidelines, especially with their clinic being such a hands on, physical treatment experience. I’ve never once felt uncomfortable or dubious about their efforts to keep their clients safe – so thank you!”Kaitlyn Ann
After being treated by Ashley Fradette at Arbutus, I felt the need to come back and edit my previous review.
Ashley is without a doubt, the best physiotherapist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Ashley’s welcoming and warm demeanour meant that coming to physio was always a highlight of my day. In addition to that, she would take the time to explain her methods of treatment in easily understandable terms.
I initially came to Ashley with foot pain that was resistant to all treatment, I could barely walk for years – which meant that I couldn’t continue my previously active lifestyle. Because of this, I had gained some weight – and then most doctors had told me that my foot pain was due to the weight gain and wrote me off.
Ashley listened when I told her that the weight gain was a symptom of my pain – I haven’t been able to do much of anything for a few years. She said, after doing some tests, that she didn’t think the pain was originating in my foot, and was likely connected to the nerves or tendons connecting to my foot.
When I told her that my foot pain had gotten better with some stretching of the hips and back, she moved to treating my back, which nobody else had ever done before. Ashley would take the time after she was done work to email me and ask how things were going. It feels like she really cares about her clients, in addition to being very knowledgeable.
I’m happy to say that I am now pain-free with regards to my foot and back. Ashley has given me the framework to continue to heal – and hopefully return to my passions of running, squash and lifting weights.
I can’t recommend Ashley and the rest of the team at Arbutus enough – and I know if I am in pain in the future, I won’t hesitate to come back.Braeden Parrott