Two runners make their way up a hill cross country on a cold winter day in Victoria

The importance of warming up

After speaking with clients and fellow teammates, I have found that time isn’t always being taken to sufficiently warm up before physical activity. Warming up is an important part of injury prevention and athletic performance…

A holiday card from a client that reads "it's not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce!" with a photo of a child sliding down stairs in a laundry basket.

Holiday card season

‘Tis the season we receive hilarious holiday cards that keep our spirits jolly 🎄❄

A child reaches out to touch finger tips with a much larger hand.

The impacts of healthy touch

Massage and other treatments require touch. But touch also has a much larger, more general impact in our lives and it’s worth looking into some of the research…

A row of three pairs of brown and black blundstones boots on a black rubber shoe mat on a light hardwood floor. They are in front of a wall that is also wood, though a darker brown.

We’re Here, Rain or Shine

Gear up for the unpredictable weather. Rain, sleet or snow, we’ve always got Therapeutic Massage, Chiro, and Physio!

A (pretend) Christmas present flies out toward a bob sledder on the track

Top five gifts for the athlete in your life

Giving gifts to your athlete friends and family members is not always easy. Here are a few ideas…

A gold, rectangular gift with a red bow is standing against a cream coloured wall, which also has a bronze cutout of an Arbutus Tree hanging on it. There is a red card standing up in front of and to the right of the gift. Both are on a green marble counter.

Winter in Oak Bay

The holidays are fast approaching!

A skateboarder takes off toward the sunset on a beautiful autumn day on Vancouver Island.

We see athletes everywhere

Not everyone sees themselves as an athlete, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t…

A parachute with many inflated cells moves through the air.

Skydiving on Vancouver Island for my 30th

Libby tells us about how to wait patiently for skydiving, by doing an internet search for everything that can go wrong…

Wine and cheese at the clinic to help with collaboration

Working within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team

All the practitioners at Arbutus run busy practices so at times we only see each other as we pass in the reception area. To allow more collaboration and mentorship we have started…

Mike's moustache

Mike grows a moustache

Dr. Mike Gotuaco tells us about his Movember campaign and his attempt to grow a moustache…

This is an image of Mike doing a jump on a snowboarding course. He is in the air on the right of the image and mid jump.

When Dr. Mike Gotuaco was training for the olympics!

Here’s a throw back from when Dr. Mike Gotuaco was a snowboarder training for the Olympics! You can read more about Mike and his views on life, sport and surfing on the West Coast on our blog. Check it out! Meeting Mike Gotuaco, Chiropractor and conditioning specialist

Mike Gotuaco catches serious air on the half pipe

Meeting Mike Gotuaco, Chiropractor and conditioning specialist

Dr. Mike Gotuaco tells us about Collingwood, snowboarding, training for the Olympics and learning to surf…

This is a photo of two young girls smiling and holding up paper cut out moustaches up to their mouths. They are inside and looking up at the camera. One of the moustaches is orange a curls up at the bottom and the other is grey and sags downwards.

Happy Movember 2016!

Happy Movember everyone! From Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre and Falcon Gymnastics!

Racers in ÖTILLÖ SwimRun clamber over the rocks going from island to island

ÖTILLÖ and the new world of SwimRun

In SwimRun the emphasis on teamwork is a fascinating and challenging aspect to endurance. Also, being tethered to each other is …

Misty Becerra from Florida and Sophia Chadwick pose with their first place trophy at the SwimRun in North Carolina

First place finish for Chadwick and Becerra at the SwimRun in North Carolina

Sophia Chadwick and Misty Becerra from Florida took first place at the SwimRun in Danbury North Carolina with a time of 3:52:37. Not bad for a team that never…

The tiles from the bottom of a swimming pool with a dolphin design.

Getting comfortable with swimming can be a journey

Swimming is a fantastic exercise but if you’re doing it for the first time as an exercise, it can feel awkward and unnatural and might take some persistence…

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