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

A round up of cover images from various articles published in 2017: massage, chiropractic, pilot, tennis racquet and more.

2017 roundup and happy new year, Victoria!

Wow, here we are at the end of another year! Thank you to all of our amazing clients who continue to inspire us. You’re the reason we push to be the best physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists…

A weight lifter stands with the bar across his shoulders.

Tips to speed the healing process from strains

In the early stages of treating a strained muscle there are a few things you should do to minimize damage

A person sits at the edge of the pool, dangling their legs over the edge.

How to minimize long-term knee damage and heal faster

If you have pain in your knee either from overuse or through a sudden injury, we can work with you to minimize long-term damage and help you to heal faster. Correcting muscular imbalances and the following tips can prevent further knee problems and keep you moving for life…

BC Chiropractic Charter of Rights

BC Chiropractic charter of rights

Like all chiropractors in BC, Dr. Mike Gotuaco is a member of the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia. And all BC Chiropractors subscribe to the chiropractic patients charter of rights. We think patient rights are important and so we thought we would publish it here! All patients have the right to…

Arbutus physio is excited to be a 2018 Top Choice Award Nominee

We’ve been nominated for a Top Choice Award

We discovered recently that we’ve qualified as an Official Nominee for the 2018 Top Choice Award Survey. Top Choice Awards received nominations from people in 27 cities across North America this year. We’re proud to say that here in Victoria, we’ve…

A path through the woods with light streaming down

Persistence, optimism and walking again

I have had the wonderful opportunity to interact with clients who inspire, surprise, and impress me. This is the story

Billie Jean King throws her racquet in the air, on the tennis court.

Billie Jean King, TED talk

This fall, a movie about Billie Jean King’s infamous tennis match with Bobby Riggs came out: Battle of the Sexes. And it got us thinking a little about the history of women in sport. This is also the history of gender and social change. It’s also the history of the…

Libby Meakin on vacation in Autumn, on Vancouver Island.

Autumn update, professional development, and what to expect from ConnectTherapy™

I’m loving this autumnal spell but how did it get to October! Some of you may recall that I have been taking a course through ConnectTherapy™. I can now say that with 99 course hours, a certificate (this one is definitely getting framed) and a lot of practice…

A girl wears a back pack that rests a long way away from her back.

Backpacks are everywhere: pack it light, wear it right!

As autumn descends and we’re heading into October, I see so many elementary school, high school, and University students with back packs. There are a number of important considerations to make when helping ourselves, and our young scholars, purchase and pack book bags…

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