Cody Forssell, MPT
Physiotherapist

Cody completed his physical therapy training at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned the award for top clinic proficiency in his graduating class. In addition, he is certified as an athletic therapist, CAT(C) and exercise physiologist, CSEP-CEP, and received the Dean’s award at Camosun College. 

Cody has worked with Olympians, weekend warriors, seniors, and youth. He uses a variety of treatment methods such as manual therapy, soft tissue work, education, and exercise.

Cody is a recipient of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Indigenous Award in recognition of his leadership and pursuit of excellence. In addition, he volunteered with the Metlakatla Senior Women’s All Native Basketball Champions. He has also worked to support the Camosun Chargers Women’s Volleyball Team and the Victoria Titans U15 Field Lacrosse Team.

Cody has competed nationally and collegiately in golf, and provincially in basketball, soccer, and hockey. He has moved back to Victoria after previously living on the island for seven years. Cody has recently begun to train in Karate. Cody can often be found out in nature or learning a new skill. He originates from Tsimshian territory, Prince Rupert BC.

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Cody Forssell, physiotherapist

A treatment plan to help meet my goals

Lena Walther is an exceptional physiotherapist. She completed a thorough examination, provided me information on the assessment findings, and structured a treatment plan to help meet my goals. I would highly recommend Lena!

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Lauren Rex

My life has seriously been changed!

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Ashley. I was in such acute pain with sciatica all the way down to my foot. I had burning nerve pain and restricted movement for nearly a year – I couldn’t even walk my dogs for 15 minutes without limping home and needing to ice myself for hours, and I couldn’t sit at my desk chair for more than 10 minutes at a given time. Even when I was lying in bed I was in pain as I fell asleep. It had taken a toll on my physically and mentally for so

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Elizabeth Giles

Very impressed

Very impressed with the staff. Friendly, helpful and knew who I was after my first visit. Libby, my physio is great. Very knowledgeable, down to earth and really works to help my condition out.

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Larry Earnhart

Up-to-date on latest evidence based research

I had a physiotherapy appointment with Lena Walther for a longstanding minor shoulder issue. She had great communication skills/rapport and made me feel comfortable while simultaneously taking COVID precautions. Very thorough history ruling out red flags despite it being a minor ailment. Lena asked about how the condition actually played a role in my life and did find out/enquire that I’m a health care worker. She gave me appropriate info with simple explanations but also respectable for my educational level. My range of motion/strength were checked and she explained everything she did and always communicated before she touched or did

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Rakin Jamal

So happy to have found this place

I am very grateful for the staff at Arbutus. I have received both IMS and physio treatments over the last few months and I am feeling wonderful. I am noticeably more flexible and no longer get aches and pains. Fawn is my regular physiotherapist (she is superb) and I have also seen Scott and Melissa when Fawn is away and they were equally as great. To top it off, Taelor and the other front desk staff are lovely. I am so happy to have found this place. Thank you, Arbutus!

Chelsea Grace

Highly recommend

I had a suspected stress fracture in my foot and came in to get it assessed. Scott my physiotherapist was extremely throuough and very helpful. He took the time to ensure a definitive diagnosis within my first session and there was no pressure for a follow up visit. Definitely the best experience I have had at a physiotherapist. The front desk was also a delight to deal with. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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Jake Cavanagh

My rehabilitation program easy to follow

Sandy Wilson is the consummate professional. My running injury was diagnosed efficiently, the treatment was highly effective and my rehabilitation program easy to follow. What more could one ask for?

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Tony Zarsadias

Scott took the time to explain

I visited Arbutus Physiotherapy while experiencing pain in my neck and back which was significantly limiting my mobility. The reception staff was professional and friendly. Scott (the Physio) worked with me for four sessions and now I am pain free with my mobility restored. What stood out for me was how Scott took the time to explain what the problem was, sent me videos of exercises and of course he worked on me during the four visits. Scott is simply a nice guy who knows his stuff! Thank you for fixing me, Scott! Cheers, Neil

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Neil Philadelphia

Repair my body past what I thought was possible

I have been going to see Sandy for a few years now for various sporting injuries. She is great at what she does, and I highly recommend her and I send all my friends to see her. She is very strong and has worked out knots/scars in my muscles to repair my body past what I thought was possible. I have tried other practitioners in the past and have always felt like they ignore what I say and just do what they feel is best without telling me why they are doing it- Sandy takes the time to listen and

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Graeme Galloway

Within weeks she had me back to running!

I have rolled my ankles quit a few times over the past 2 years leading to swollen ankles to the point it hurt to stand for long periods of time and decided to make an appointment with Physiotherapist, Sandy Wilson. After the first visit, I had full confidence in her and within weeks she had me back to running!

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Angie Boyle
Executive Assistant at B78 Multisport Coaching

Everything I could have asked for

My experience at Arbutus Physiotherapy was everything I could have asked for. The receptionists were always so kind and welcoming whenever I came through the door, and they were easy to communicate with. I was never intimidated or unsure when interacting with them. Whenever I would call the reception, I was consistently greeted with a warm hello, and the people I spoke to were respectful and understanding if I needed to change something and were sure to communicate effectively if I needed to know anything. The centre was always clean and they made sure to follow COVID guidelines well. I

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Rita Chitroda

Sweet, understanding and actually helped

Amazing people here. Friendly and awesome. My physiotherapist Fawn Whiting was sweet, understanding and actually helped relieve back pain from which i was suffering for a few years. She taught me few excercises which i still do from time to time to relieve back pain. Thanks Arbutus and Fawn 😁

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Shraddha Saraf

The first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment

Whenever I have an injury in need of diagnosis, Sandy Wilson is the first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment. Her advice on returning to training and racing comes from the fact that she is an athlete herself. Her treatment plans always get me back out there running and being active faster than I would have ever thought possible in the initial stages.

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Mike Neill
Head Coach at Human Powered Racing

Nice environment and friendly staff members

I had a frozen shoulder for over 3 months. My shoulder had been in constant pain, and the mobility had been getting worse and worse. I found a Physiotherapy clinic close to my home. The Physiotherapist only pushed my arm with a single finger and verified my shoulder pain. She then used the rest of the session to educate me on frozen shoulders. Finally, she told me that my situation was not good and that I might need to find a specialist or get surgery… I decide to try another Physiotherapist. I followed Google reviews and found Arbutus Physiotherapy &

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Yu Deng

Incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it

Because of Sandy’s own athletic background she brings both a deeper sense of what is going on and the sense of urgency that most people feel when they are injured. When you have something wrong you just want to get on with it. Sandy has an incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it.

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Jasper Blake
Triathlon Coach

The framework to continue to heal

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

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Braeden Parrott

Relief of back and neck pain

As a carpenter who is constantly throwing his back alignment out, i have been seeing Dr. Veronica Hewstan for relief of back and neck pain. She is a wonderful practitioner and has a beautiful clinic. I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking chiropractic care

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Pacific Coast Kitchens

Seeing your injury or issue to the end

Rosanna Chamberlin is professional, friendly and caring. She is thorough and knowledgeable seeing your injury or issue to the end. Rosanna has worked on both adults and kids in our family and she makes everyone feel comfortable with their rehab. I highly recommend Rosanna Chamberlin.

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S Reid

Keeping me on track

Really love your new digs and thank you Rosie (aka Rosanna Chamberlin) for keeping me on track with a great physio-therapeutic wellness plan. You’re a great team at Arbutus Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre and I am happy to refer you to my friends. Again, thank you so much for the excellent help!

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Marcus Oppenheimer

In sync with his patients

Connor is wise, professional and in sync with his patients. As a physiotherapist he tries to get to the root of what is causing your discomfort. He offers suggestions to support your healing process and is great at follow up! His care and attention is appreciated.

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Connie Rob

If there was another star, I would gladly give it

I normally do not provide reviews, but feel compelled to do so for Sandy and her team. What a fantastic experience. A team of consummate professionals, friendly, helpful and always willing to help. If there was another star, I would gladly give it as Arbutus Physio stands out from any and all other physiotherapy practices I have used. A hands-on approach, combined with the latest in treatments has helped me rehabilitate after a bike accident that I thought would be the end of my athletic endeavours. Big kudos to Arbutus!

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Shane

One of the most medically rewarding journeys I’ve been through

  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

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Kaitlyn Ann