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 when trauma, like falling, twisting or getting hit, causes two bones to move beyond their normal range of motion and the ligament is stretched. Ankle and wrist sprains are the most common sprains and symptoms

A man in a turquoise tshirt with black sleeves and jeans facing away from the camera and sitting looking out over a long body of water with evergreen trees on either side.

Sunday Adventures

A gorgeous day exploring Gowlland Tod Provincial Park!

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 fear? There are a lot of barriers that we can build when it comes to gym workouts. I’ve overcome a lot of them myself and to help ended up taking personal training for 18 months

This is a beach view with a small white dog running towards the camera and a surfboard lying in the front to the right.

Hard to believe yesterday we were supposed to get a tsunami 🌊

mikeguatzWhat up January 😳Hard to believe yesterday we were supposed to get a tsunami 🌊 #sunnyskiessummervibes #tsunami #meandmydog

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…

This is a photo with a blurred top and bottom edge, and which shows a sandy beach with the water lapping along the sand on the left. A green bank is on the right above the beach with green trees in the distance. It is a sunny, clear day.

Where is your happy place?

On days where the rain ☔ just won’t quit running sideways and the wind pulls in different directions, we can all enjoy escaping to our happy place. Where’s your happy place? I’m thinking of Hawaii 🌞

The sun goes down on the winter solstice, on Vancouver Island.

Merry Christmas from the mountains!

Merry Christmas from the mountains! Wishing all of our friends and family back home a great holiday season! 🎄🎅🏻🏔 #olympicmountains

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 and speed the healing process. TIP #1 Early on, relative rest is key In the time after a strain, you should: rest the muscle to ensure the small muscle fibers that have been damaged have

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…

Jess tilting her head back, balancing a cupcake on her chin.

Pumpkin pie cheesecake with whipped cream? Yes please!

Jess bringing some humour into the clinic, excited for treats and the weekend! Thank you awesome patients, and Origin Bakery for making such yummy gluten-free treats! 🎃🍂

There is a large fallen tree stretching across a shallow valley in a forest, and Scott is sitting in the middle of the fallen tree dangling his feet and smiling. He's wearing jeans and a green tshirt and smiling.

The Giants of Avatar Grove

Only a few of the incredible, massive trees we found at Goldstream Park today.

A man and a woman in an office with light brown walls and and anatomical sculptures in the background, most obviously a spine. The man is on the left and he is applying red ktape to the right forearm of the woman who is sitting down on the right. We see them from the waist up. Both are smiling widely at the camera.

K-tape for Ashley

Dr. Mike Gotuaco, DC, CSCS, k-taping Ashley Fradette, MPT. I know, I know, we’ve posted another picture of Ashley getting treated, but she’s okay! Just some maintenance for her active lifestyle :)

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…

Libby and Jess standing in the clinic, holding Libby's chocolate birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Libby! 

Our favourite Irish Physio. You’re pretty great too Jess!

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