Our physiotherapists can help you

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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 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.

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

More range of motion and less pain

Serious improvement after one visit. More range of motion and less pain and discomfort. Cody upped the ante and tackled some sore spots that will move the whole process along. Excellent work and easy-to-work-with personality. Many thanks.

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David Berner

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 hours, and I couldn’t sit at my desk chair for more than 10 minutes at a given time. Even when I was lying in bed I was in pain as I fell asleep. It had taken a toll on my physically and mentally for so

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Elizabeth Giles

One of the most medically rewarding journeys I’ve been through

  I’ve been to plenty of physiotherapists across Victoria, and none of them have lived up to the standard that Connor Willis delivers! I was referred from Babylon Telus to Dr. Thibodeau (who is also incredibly amazing), who suggested I go to physio. From Dr. Thibodeau’s suggestion, I decided to try their in house physiotherapists, since the location was near enough to be convenient. And I’m incredibly glad I did. If you’re looking for a physiotherapist who is knowledgeable, patient, and good at what they do – Connor’s got your back! (Literally, if you have a back injury, which I

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Kaitlyn Ann

I look forward to my appointments

Lena is the best! I had a difficult time finding a physiotherapist I could click with and would listen to my concerns. Now I look forward to my appointments and the positive environment the entire clinic brings. She is extremely talented in what she does, and I can’t recommend her enough. The outcome, and care provided is beyond exceptional. The receptionist team is always there to help and bring a positive attitude and very understanding to my needs and schedule. Thank you Lena, and the entire Arbutus Health Centre team!

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Tori Provan

The first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment

Whenever I have an injury in need of diagnosis, Sandy Wilson is the first person I contact to assess and deliver treatment. Her advice on returning to training and racing comes from the fact that she is an athlete herself. Her treatment plans always get me back out there running and being active faster than I would have ever thought possible in the initial stages.

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Mike Neill
Head Coach at Human Powered Racing

If I could rate it higher I would

Yesterday was my first visit to Arbutus Physiotherapy and if I could rate it higher I would. The location was perfect (lots of free parking all around), upon entering the staff was warm, welcoming and professional, and my appointment with Brandon was the best I’ve ever had with a physiotherapist. After his assessment he took the time to explain in detail, as well as show me, exactly what was going on so that I could understand as well. He told me how long I could expect treatment to last and sent me links to my exercises so that I didn’t

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Canadiangin

Stronger than before the injury

Connor is great! he’s extremely knowledgeable with physiotherapy and is a great guy. I went in with a knee injury and he diagnosed it quickly and built a recovery plan that worked great! my knee is now stronger than it was before the injury. His shirt collection is outstanding also. The front desk staff is very friendly, helpful and welcoming too!

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Jarrett Lindal

The relief is immeasurable!

After a year of at times agonizing pain and repeat misdiagnosis, I feel I finally hit a pot of gold being in Sandy’s highly skillful and very thorough care. The relief from finally knowing the cause of my pain and from receiving effective treatment at last is immeasurable!

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Anja

Incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it

Because of Sandy’s own athletic background she brings both a deeper sense of what is going on and the sense of urgency that most people feel when they are injured. When you have something wrong you just want to get on with it. Sandy has an incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it.

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Jasper Blake
Triathlon Coach

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 warm hello, and the people I spoke to were respectful and understanding if I needed to change something and were sure to communicate effectively if I needed to know anything. The centre was always clean and they made sure to follow COVID guidelines well. I

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Rita Chitroda

Nice environment and friendly staff members

I had a frozen shoulder for over 3 months. My shoulder had been in constant pain, and the mobility had been getting worse and worse. I found a Physiotherapy clinic close to my home. The Physiotherapist only pushed my arm with a single finger and verified my shoulder pain. She then used the rest of the session to educate me on frozen shoulders. Finally, she told me that my situation was not good and that I might need to find a specialist or get surgery… I decide to try another Physiotherapist. I followed Google reviews and found Arbutus Physiotherapy &

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Yu Deng

Up-to-date on latest evidence based research

I had a physiotherapy appointment with Lena Walther for a longstanding minor shoulder issue. She had great communication skills/rapport and made me feel comfortable while simultaneously taking COVID precautions. Very thorough history ruling out red flags despite it being a minor ailment. Lena asked about how the condition actually played a role in my life and did find out/enquire that I’m a health care worker. She gave me appropriate info with simple explanations but also respectable for my educational level. My range of motion/strength were checked and she explained everything she did and always communicated before she touched or did

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Rakin Jamal

If there was another star, I would gladly give it

I normally do not provide reviews, but feel compelled to do so for Sandy and her team. What a fantastic experience. A team of consummate professionals, friendly, helpful and always willing to help. If there was another star, I would gladly give it as Arbutus Physio stands out from any and all other physiotherapy practices I have used. A hands-on approach, combined with the latest in treatments has helped me rehabilitate after a bike accident that I thought would be the end of my athletic endeavours. Big kudos to Arbutus!

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Shane

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!

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Heather Seaman

Dedicated to ensuring you make a full recovery

Connor is the best physiotherapist I have ever worked with. He takes the time to get to know you and your problems. Moreover, he is sincerely dedicated to ensuring you make a full recovery. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an awesome physiotherapist.

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Ian Boxall

Gratitude

Lena was amazing! So grateful

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Tracey Noseworthy

In sync with his patients

Connor is wise, professional and in sync with his patients. As a physiotherapist he tries to get to the root of what is causing your discomfort. He offers suggestions to support your healing process and is great at follow up! His care and attention is appreciated.

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Connie Rob

My rehabilitation program was easy to follow

Sandy Wilson is the consummate professional. My running injury was diagnosed efficiently, the treatment was highly effective and my rehabilitation program was easy to follow. What more could one ask for?

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Tony Zarsadias

14 years

We have been seeing Sandy for last 14 years. She is a fantastic professional know her stuff very well. We strongly recommend her for all your physio needs.

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Hari Kaku

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 to that, she would take the time to explain her methods of treatment in easily understandable terms. I initially came to Ashley with foot pain that was resistant to all treatment, I could barely walk for years – which meant that I couldn’t continue my

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Braeden Parrott

Feels like one big family there

Connor is a wonderful physiotherapist, I highly recommend him! I always feel so much better every time I leave. I am very grateful for him for all the help he has given me since day one! Great asset for your wonderful team at Arbutus! Also the ladies at the front desk, every time I come in they are so nice and always happy. It feels like one big family there.

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Amy Marson

A treatment plan to help meet my goals

Lena Walther is an exceptional physiotherapist. She completed a thorough examination, provided me information on the assessment findings, and structured a treatment plan to help meet my goals. I would highly recommend Lena!

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Lauren Rex

Within weeks she had me back to running!

I have rolled my ankles quit a few times over the past 2 years leading to swollen ankles to the point it hurt to stand for long periods of time and decided to make an appointment with Physiotherapist, Sandy Wilson. After the first visit, I had full confidence in her and within weeks she had me back to running!

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Angie Boyle
Executive Assistant at B78 Multisport Coaching

Sweet, understanding and actually helped

Amazing people here. Friendly and awesome. My physiotherapist Fawn Whiting was sweet, understanding and actually helped relieve back pain from which i was suffering for a few years. She taught me few excercises which i still do from time to time to relieve back pain. Thanks Arbutus and Fawn 😁

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Shraddha Saraf

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