Our physiotherapists can help you

Physiotherapy Jessica Cadangan says hello her in Victoria clinic.

We can help you recover from surgery, pain and injury. We can also help you strengthen and prevent injury. And whether you’re already an athlete, or aspire to be one, we can help you excel in your performance.

About physiotherapy

A physiotherapist is a University educated healthcare professional trained to assess and manage your mobility and health. Physiotherapy can help you with a wide range of issues, including:

  • acute injury management
  • movement evaluation and re-education
  • hands on therapy for joint mobilization and soft tissue manipulation
  • individualized exercise program planning
  • education on core stabilization principles
  • athletic and supportive taping and bracing
  • orthotic prescription and casting
  • postural assessments/workplace and ergonomic assessment
  • referrals to massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga and pilates instructors and coaches

Find your physiotherapist in Victoria

Find us in Victoria BC at the corner of Oak Bay Ave and Redfern Street, across from Red Barn Market.

Physiotherapy Treatments

Conditions that will resolve with physiotherapy treatment include:

  • tendinitis including tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • rotator cuff strains and tears
  • running injuries, such as patella femoral pain syndrome and ITB friction
  • ligament sprains
  • plantar fasciitis
  • shin splints
  • low back pain
  • disc injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • knee problems, such as meniscus tears and ligament strains
  • neck pain/strain
  • postural pain
  • ankle sprains
  • and much more!

Follow up with us

Contact us or book an appointment online.

Teams we sponsor

We believe in athletes. We are athletes.

We believe in sport. We’re committed to sport in our community.

We may be a small clinic, but the teams and organizations we support have BIG dreams and aspirations.

Arbutus Physiotherapy and Health Centre is proud to be a part of every athlete’s journey, including the three teams that we sponsor.


Physiotherapy in Victoria and Oakbay at Arbutus Physio and Health Clinic: Sandy Wilson and team

Physiotherapy Canada Journal

Physiotherapy Canada journal cover: Volume 68 Number 4 Fall 2016

Physiotherapy Canada is a leading evidence-based journal of physiotherapy. International in scope, the journal publishes the results of qualitative and quantitative research including “systematic reviews, meta analyses, meta syntheses, public/health policy research, clinical practice guidelines, and case reports.”

Founded in 1923, Physiotherapy Canada meets the diverse needs of national and international readers and serves as a key repository of inquiries, evidence and advances in the practice of physiotherapy.

Read more

University of Toronto Press

Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to healthcare lead by practitioners dedicated to working with people to maximize their ability to move and function throughout their life. In British Columbia, you can see a physiotherapist without a doctor’s referral. – Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

Physiotherapists can help you with:

  • Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
  • Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
  • Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
  • Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
  • Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

Balance of professional conduct and personal ease

“Super pleasant personally, thorough assessment and Connor made helpful suggestions and treatment plan. Nice balance of professional conduct, knowledge and personal ease- Impressed!” Heather Seaman

My life has seriously been changed!

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without Ashley. I was in such acute pain with sciatica all the way down to my foot. I had burning nerve pain and restricted movement for nearly a year – I couldn’t even walk my dogs for 15 minutes without limping home and needing to ice myself for…

In good hands

“Thank you so much. You’re all so amazing, even during this difficult time. You are in good hands there.” Markus Schnell

Everything I could have asked for

“My experience at Arbutus Physiotherapy was everything I could have asked for. The receptionists were always so kind and welcoming whenever I came through the door, and they were easy to communicate with. I was never intimidated or unsure when interacting with them. Whenever I would call the reception, I was consistently greeted with a…

The framework to continue to heal

After being treated by Ashley Fradette at Arbutus, I felt the need to come back and edit my previous review. Ashley is without a doubt, the best physiotherapist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Ashley’s welcoming and warm demeanour meant that coming to physio was always a highlight of my day. In addition…

There’s hope

“There’s hope for my knees, which I did not have. Professional and knowledgable. Happy I went in.”

A restorative tonic

“Kristen makes the world a better place! She is a wonderful listener, full of a gentle vitality and always a willingness to provide great advice. An hour in her company is a restorative tonic. Thank you!” Amber Derricourt

Skilled and thorough

“Staff is always friendly and engaging. Practitioners are very skilled and thorough with assessments and treatments. Highly recommended!” Victoria Read

A proactive approach

“I had an excellent initial visit with Brandon. He was extremely thorough and answered all my many questions satisfactorily. The program of exercises he provided was clearly explained with a followup email containing instructions and videos to help me. I was particularly impressed that he.focussed not only on the specific problem I came in with…

James Lobb on climbing, the benefits of hang-boarding, and how tree planting shaped his physiotherapy practice

James Lobb on climbing, the benefits of hang-boarding, and how tree planting shaped his physiotherapy practice

We sat down with James recently on a hot afternoon in August to chat. If you’re a climber in Victoria you might see him at one of the many beautiful outdoor climbing spots, at the climbing gyms, or in his clinic office!

A montage of photos showing Margaret Trajan dancing ballet in Victoria, and performing aerial hoops (version two).

Margaret Trajan on circus school, being a patient, and why “soft skills” are critical  in physiotherapy

We had the great pleasure of catching up with Margaret to talk with her about how a career as a semi-professional dancer led her to physiotherapy and why she thinks being a patient has played such a big role in her work.