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Connor Willis, MScPT, BScKin

Connor graduated from the University of Victoria with a Kinesiology degree and has returned to the island after completing his Masters in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Connor is originally from Vancouver Island and grew up immersed in athletics and the outdoors in the Comox Valley. Connor was heavily involved in soccer, football, and rugby. He played with the U16 and U17 BC Provincial Rugby club as well as the U18 Canadian National Rugby Team representing Canada in World Championships in England. Various injuries in rugby had him working closely with physiotherapists to get back on the field which sparked his interest in physiotherapy.

Connor is passionate about working alongside his patients to help them maximize their function and attain their goals. His treatment style includes manual therapy, IMS/Dry needling, emphasizing education to help patients understand the origin of their injury, and providing targeted exercises to help the origin of the injury and reduce the risk of reinjury. 

Connor is excited to be back in Victoria where he enjoys weightlifting, hiking, disc golfing, and kayaking the inner harbour through the Gorge. You can find Connor outside enjoying the weather, or inside cheering on his beloved Vancouver Canucks (or Seattle Seahawks). 

Connor is always advancing his manual therapy skills, has his dry needling credentials, and is continuing to research evidence-based strategies to support patients with a variety of injuries and condition.

Connor Willis leans on the front desk at Arbutus.
Connor Willis, MScPT

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.”

Jasper Blake, triathlon coach
Jasper Blake runs

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”

Neil Philadelphia
Dallas Road, Victoria BC