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…

Sandy on her bike and in the run in Penticton, 2017.

Race report – ITU Triathlon World Championship 2017

Race report, ITU World Triathlon Championship: The water conditions were close to perfect and we were allowed to wear our wetsuits which is a huge relief for most triathletes. As with all open water triathlons it was a bit rough with some kicking and punching as we passed each buoy…

A close up of a dandelion ready to spread it's seeds.

A rough guide to insurance at a health clinic, part 1

We get a lot of questions about insurance here. “Do you take x?” “Can you direct bill for y?” To understand insurance, it’s important to know the difference between primary and secondary coverage…

A surfer, a chiropractic surfer, walks out of the water with his surfboard.

A new age of health science and chiropractic care

I have only being in practice for a couple years, but some of my patients have reported that they’ve had a bad experience seeing a chiropractor. Some common themes that arise are the long term treatment plans and …

Meet Sarai Goodwin, registered massage therapist

We had the good fortune of sitting down with Sarai (pronounced like hurray) Goodwin this summer to talk about life, massage therapy, travelling, swimming in the ocean and existence as a single mother…

Athletes racing and training at the Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

Have a great race at the ITU Long Course World Championships in Penticton 2017

Sandy Wilson and Fawn Whiting are both at the ITU Long Course World Championships in Penticton tomorrow! Whiting is racing for Canada on the elite team. And Mike Neill and many of the Human Powered Racing athletes will…

CRD map of trails and accessibility in the Great Victoria area.

User friendly trails in the Greater Victoria area

The trails cover Greater Victoria meaning you won’t have to go far. Trail maps are all included showing elevation profile, benches available to rest and…

A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

Swimming is awesome. Compared to other sports, swimming has a relatively low risk of injury.

However, the most common body part injured while swimming

A massage therapist presses and holds the trapezius muscles around a patients back and neck.

Eight reasons why I love massage therapy

Very occasionally I’ll meet someone who isn’t really into massage, and when this happens I resist the impulse to frown and explain why they’re deeply …

Triathlon of Compassion, in support of VSAC, 2017

Triathlon of Compassion, 2017

The Triathlon of Compassion has finished for another year and the race results are posted. Over thirty thousand dollars were raised on behalf of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) this year…

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