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Joseph Rector, MScPT, CSEP-CEP

Joseph is a registered physiotherapist and a clinical exercise physiologist. He received his Master’s in physiotherapy from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and graduated with honours distinction. Although he pursued education in Ireland, Joseph was born and raised in Victoria. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Wellness (aka Kinesiology) from Camosun College, and graduated as class Valedictorian. 

Joseph’s philosophy for treatment comes down to patient empowerment, and believes a healthy balance of education, active recovery and manual therapy is the most effective approach. During his schooling, Joseph learned from renowned low back pain specialist and researcher Dr. Kieran O’sullivan, who teaches how to manage chronic pain from a holistic perspective. 

Joseph also has a keen interest in the management of osteoarthritis (OA), and has co-authored research relating to exercise and hip/knee OA. Joseph is a strong proponent for evidence-informed practice, and is excited to continuously expand his knowledge and skill base. 

Outside of the clinic, Joseph’s interests include all things active. He enjoys hiking, strength training, and plays a variety of sports including basketball, spikeball, golf, and squash. Besides his active hobbies, Joseph also has a passion for cooking and has formal culinary training. While he no longer cooks professionally, he thoroughly enjoys being a home cook!

Joseph Rector, MScPT, CSEP-CEP, physiotherapist, smiles and crosses his arm, wearing a blue collared shirt and standing in front a tall green bushy backdrop.

My rehabilitation program was easy to follow

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

Tony Zarsadias
Tony Zarsadias

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