Brooke Woodley stands in the field at Esquimalt High School on a sunny bright West Coast day.

Brooke Woodley tells us about her journey with CrossFit

Brooke Woodley is a CrossFit athlete who moved to Victoria last year. She trains at Taranis, and is taking Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. How long have you been doing CrossFit? It’s been a year and a half now. What about CrossFit made you decide it was a sport for you? I guess I

Taken underneath the water in an indoor pool. There are four black lane demarkation lines on the white bottom and a lane divider floating at the top. A person is doing front crawl in a swimcap to the left.

A great day

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In the foreground is a rocky, seaweed covered beach. Past the beach is the ocean with two human silhouttes in the water to the right. They appear to each have a board. The sun is low in the sky to the left.

Taking a break at Clover Point

Everyone needs a break. What a great time to be on the water. River otters out and about too. Love that we share these spaces. So grateful to be here on the Salish sea. Happy Friday everyone.

Scott Holden, physiotherapist, in the forest, and out for a hike.

Catching up with Scott Holden, physiotherapist and sport enthusiast

We sat down with Scott Holden recently to talk about sports, being a physiotherapist, and exploring Vancouver Island. You moved here last year, is that right? Yeah, my fiance and I were in Halifax, and we just decided that we wanted to switch it up and see what the other side of the country had

A runner turns the corner in a beautiful Vancouver Island park on a sunny day.

Running & walking ideas for injury prevention

Here’s a few running & walking tips to prevent injury, alleviate pain and keep you moving for life. If your feet are happy, you’re happy The proper shoe can help maximize your efficiency and minimize your risk of injury. Try on many then select the shoe with the best shape for your foot. We can

A woman on the left and a man on the right and standing with their arms around each other and smiling. They are in a forest with a river running behind them.

Celebrating a Decade of Adventures

So thankful that 10 years ago today you decided to hop on a plane and make the huge journey here to Canada! I am the luckiest guy in the world to have met you and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us❤️

A white medium size dog with curly fur sits to the right, and next to the dog on the left is a person's legs. The person is wearing black trousers and light grey runners.

Dallas Road with Charlie the Dog

Time spent on Dallas Road is always good, and even better with good friends. Charlie and @Michbokor are out soaking up some mild weather this Friday. Great day for a walk. Wonderful to meet you both.

Two people lift a box while moving into their new place.

How to improve your lifting

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you lifting. Lifting tip #1: Warm up and plan ahead Warm up and plan before you lift. To get your blood flowing and your joints lubricated do some practice

Nigel Taylor stands at the top of the hill with his sled and his family.

Lots of kids, and big kids, out on the toboggan hill in Vicwest

Lots of kids, and big kids, out on the toboggan hill, sledding, today. In Victoria! The weekend is here. Great to see some snow. Thank you Nigel Taylor, and Sarah Karagianis, for this photo. ❄️

Gloria Chow has moved to Victoria from Vancouver, and lives in Oak Bay.

Folks are layered up these cold, bright February days

Folks are layered up these cold, bright February days! It’s nice and warm here at Arbutus. ​Gloria Chow moved here from Vancouver last year and is new to Oak Bay and our clinic. Happy to meet you Gloria! #oakbayave #oakbay #yyj #victoriabc #LkwungenTerritory #Arbutus #intheneighbourhood

Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Her diagnosis, though frustrating at first, led her to seek out options to cope with her symptoms. This included more traditional treatments such as medication, as well as physiotherapy-focused boxing classes. The movements taught in the class led to a noticeable improvement in her symptoms…

A woman in Vancouver, Joyce, holds her grand daughter outside while they play on playground beside the water on a grey, rainy day.

Arthritis can happen at any age, but physiotherapy can help

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that often affects seniors and serious athletes, but it can happen to anyone. “To make you function again, you have to come at it from so many different angles, and physiotherapy is a key angle. They have this very intimate knowledge on how things are connected, how things

Arbutus physiotherapy team sharing hugs and merry cheer.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Happy solstice everyone! We have some holiday hours over the next week or so. We’ll be back to regular hours on Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope you all get the rest you want, and community and family time and laughter and connection. From everyone on the Arbutus team, we’re wishing you all a wonderful holiday

Person in a warm sweater holding a mug that says Yonni's Donuts, in a warmly lit room with paintings hanging in the background, out of focus.

Do we love our Oak Bay neighbours or what?

Yes, we do enjoy drinking coffee at Discovery Coffee (our neighbour) and yes, we do enjoy Yonni’s Doughnuts, and yes, we do think the paintings at Discovery are always very cool. Cozy evenings like these help us forget how much we love summer in Oak Bay.

Gillian Carleton smiles on the corner of Yates and Blanshard by Habit Coffee.

Catching up with Olympian, biochemist, and nerd, Gillian Carleton

We caught up to Gillian Carleton this fall to talk about sports, training, recovering from injury, and the life of an academic. Carleton won bronze in the 2012 Olympics in London as a track cyclist in the women’s team pursuit. She also took first place in the Omnium, Pan American Track Championships, in 2014. Since

Olivia put her hood up as the rain starts on Oak Bay Ave, beside Red Barn.

Grocery shopping at Red Barn, on Oak Bay Ave.

After work grocery shopping at Red Barn Market with co-workers! So happy we’re neighbours, Red Barn. Everyone is out and about this evening on Oak Bay Ave. #NotRainingYet #NowItIsRaining

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