Rae, the last jedi, does her morning jedi knight practice, with Luke Skywalker in the background.

Morning rituals we (almost) can’t live without

Mornings can be tricky. And changing habits can be hard. Here’s a few morning tricks that we like. 1. Exercise

Jay Kreiger holds his bike up at the top of the rock on Vancouver Island.

Tour de Rock fundraising with Jay Krieger

We are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting Jay Krieger’s efforts to fundraise as part of his involvement

A message in a bottle, resting in the intertidal zone of a Pacific Northwest beach.

You can now subscribe to our seasonal health centre newsletter

We’ve officially launched a seasonal newsletter! We are excited to announce our new seasonal newsletter with everything from exercises and recipes we’re loving, to announcements and community events. Want more of us? Subscribe to…

Old guy pours olive oil over his dressing!

Some summer recipes that we love

There’s nothing quite like the fresh fruits, veggies, salads and drinks that are so often paired with hot summery days! From local produce to icy drinks, summer is a great time to try out some new recipes, and maybe even use those extra daylight…

Barbara Rober and her partner, volunteer guy, pos at the podium.

What a day to race and fundraise on behalf of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

We had a quite a team of practitioners out on Sunday, June 24th, for the Triathlon of compassion. We were

A woman runs down the middle of the road during a half marathon.

Three ways signing up for a half marathon changed my life

Running was the perfect sport. Low maintenance, cost-effective, and could be done at literally any time of day. Many discussions with my running friends later, I was registered in my city’s “Hypothermic Half Marathon,” …

Gymnastics athletes from Edmonton compete on the floor and on the uneven bars.

Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sport is awesome. And the community that makes sport happen is also awesome. We see it, and we hope that

Arbutus Physio wishes all the competitors of the Garden City Invitational 2018 good luck!

Falcon Gymnastics Garden City Invitational 2018

May 19th and 20th is the big competitive event of the year for these young athletes and we are proud

Parking map for Arbutus Physiotherapy

Parking in and around Amphion Street and Oak Bay Ave

People arrive at our health clinic in every way. They walk, they bike, they bus. They get dropped off. And

A basketball player throws the ball to his coach, who is recovery from a shoulder injury, underneath the basketball hoop.

Recovering from shoulder sprains, strains, dislocations, tears and immobility

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. It is comprised of the collarbone, the shoulder blade,

Jessica Hall, physiotherapist, enjoys a juice at Jusu in Oakbay.

Things you didn’t know about Physiotherapist Jessica Hall

We sat down with Jessica Hall recently to talk about physiotherapy, sports, family life and the joys of living on Vancouver Island…

A grandmother: lifts grandkids everyday.

What if everyone is an athlete?

We have a pet theory that everyone is a great athlete, in the context of their own lives…

A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs

Christy Mader demonstrates a recovery exercise for climbers, from a sitting position with a long weight bar.

Some thoughts on recovering from common climbing injuries

Finger injuries are the bane of many climbers at some point in their climbing journey. As a Registered Massage Therapist who climbs and treats climbers, I’ve had a fair share of people coming into the clinic with finger injuries…

An athlete goes through a few warm up exercises before starting thier training.

Keeping your tendons healthy and preventing tendinopathy

Tendinopathy refers to damage to a muscle tendon, the most common of which affects the elbow (tennis elbow) and the Achilles tendon. Tendinopathy can be caused by sports or work-related activities that involve repetitive overuse or sudden trauma (tendinitis) or degeneration and tearing of the tendon (tendinosis)…

A woman does a strength building exercise at the gym while her coach watches carefully.

Safety and good form among the benefits of strength training with a coach

Squat, deadlift, bench press and seated row – does the thought of these movements fill you with a sweaty gym

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