Connor and his partner stand in hiking clothes with trees and water behind them. Both are smiling widely.

Courtenay to Victoria with a few detours for physiotherapist Connor Willis

Connor did his undergrad here in Victoria, and his Master’s in Hamilton. And he grew up just a few hours North in Courtenay. We talked about rugby, the benefits of physiotherapy, and craft brewing.  How was Hamilton? Hamilton was great! People really say bad things about Hamilton, and the winters there, but I loved it.

Great to see families out moving, laughing, and enjoying this beautiful weather

So happy to see families out moving, laughing, and enjoying this beautiful weather safely and kindly! And great to see folks in the Gorge Waterway. Also awesome to run into Sarah Karagianis and pack. Here Sarah is being a gracious dock host, proving that the water isn’t too cold to relish, and demonstrating the underwater

A giant cedar logs rests on a beach near Victoria, British Columbia.

Clinic opening for in-person appointments on Tuesday, May 19th

We are pleased to announce we will be opening our clinic again for in-person appointments beginning Tuesday, May 19th. In order to keep you and our staff safe, here are some of the new policies we have implemented at Arbutus.

Zoe on top of Mount Finlayson on Vancouver Island.

Mental health #GetReal ⁣

Did you know we are right in the middle of CHMA Mental Health Week?⁣ It’s just the reminder that we needed to reconnect to ourselves and reconnect to others during a time that is keeping us isolated. Just because we are physically distanced, doesn’t mean we have to be emotionally, mentally, or relationally distanced. ⁣

A doctor holds up an X-Ray of a lower back and we can see all the bones.

Considerations for nonsurgical interventions in low back conditions

Managing low back pain through conservative management first eliminates the risk of side affects from surgery, improves mobility, strength and knowledge on the condition itself, provides strategies on how to manage the pain, and tends to produce more active living, longer.

Yoga, pilates, calisthenics, walking and running are great ways to keep moving with very minimal equipment

Our staff has been getting creative with their workouts but also going back to the basics. Things like yoga, pilates, calisthenics, walking and running are great ways to keep moving with very minimal equipment.

Forest and ocean on Vancouver Island.

Video conference appointments

The Physiotherapy College of British Columbia has communicated today that there are no more in-person appointments for physiotherapy services. We’re still providing appointments by video conference and by phone. These virtual appointments can help you continue to recover from injury, help manage your pain, and provide you with the exercises and support you need.

Connor Willis stands in front of the computer video to demonstrate some exercises.

TeleRehab services are up and running

We are so excited about our TeleRehab services are now up and running! ⠀⠀In an effort to increase our social-distancing effort while still maintaining a connection with our patients, we have set up one-on-one online appointments. ⠀⠀Many of you were receiving treatment but unfortunately had your recovery journey interrupted. At Arbutus Physiotherapy, we want to

An athlete sits in her living room getting ready for an online appointment with Sandy Wilson.

Online video appointments are now available

In accordance with the province’s recommendations for social distancing, we have now set-up Tele-Rehab physiotherapy sessions. We’re very excited to make available one-on-one online appointments for you…

The Victoria Johnson Street Bridge in the morning light, looking glorious.

COVID-19 update on community care: stay home, essential services provided

We are in the process of scaling back to acute care and urgent needs patients to promote social distancing…

Natasha stands out front of the clinic flexing her muscles.

The health of our community is of utmost importance to us

The health of out patients, staff, and community are of utmost importance to us. This is why we want to update you on what we are doing and what you can do to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Our team is keeping up-to-date with information taken directly from the Public health Agency of Canada (PHAC),

Mountains, ocean and blue sky come together in a serene view of Vancouver Island.

COVID-19 and community care

We are posting today due to the growing concern with COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus. We want to assure you that we are taking extra precautions to protect our patients, staff, and community.   What we are doing to reduce transmission of COVID-19 Our staff are kept up-to-date with information taken directly from the Public Health

Rain day, rest day

While we love to get out in the sun and get moving, we are taking a much deserved rest day today. Recovery is just as equally (if not more) important than your training. It allows time for your body to repair those muscles and build your energy stores back up. It also reduces your risk

The Arbutus Physiotherapy team stands outside at the Grand Opening on the red carpet.

Grand opening, community, laughter, and smiles

Thank you to everyone who came out to our grand opening on the weekend! We hope you got to know some of our team a little better, took a full tour of the space, and enjoyed the day. We’re still smiling and laughing. We loved being able to share this special step we have taken

Grand Opening celebration on February 1st, Saturday, with a cupcake in the foreground.

Join us to celebrate our grand opening on Saturday, February 1st

Our grand opening is on Saturday, February 1st from 3:00 to 5:00pm! Come join us for snacks and drinks to help us celebrate our new location, and help us to mark the occasion of our move.

Sandy Wilson and Mike Neill pose in front of the mountains in Squamish.

Exploring and hiking in Squamish

Our fearless leader and her partner-in-crime, Mike Neill, love getting out and exploring our beautiful BC backyard. What a great day for it too! Although we know those smiles are out rain or shine! #GetOutside #TrailRunning #ExploreBC #Squamish #Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

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