Let our physiotherapists 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
  • provide 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.

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

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

“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.”

Jasper Blake, Triathlon Coach
A mountain biker carries their bike up a rocky and muddy path in the forest.

What to do with strains

Strain happens. Unfortunately, sometimes people (especially athletes and go-getters) don't have the most proactive response to strains. Know someone like this? Here's a few ideas that can help. Strain response When a strain first happens, relative rest is really important ...
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Sandy Wilson stands in staff room and checks her email.

Sandy Wilson squeezing in a quiet moment

Sandy Wilson squeezing in a quiet moment for herself between clients ...
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Libby Meakin, physiotherapist, stands among the Victoria flowers

Welcome Libby (aka Mary Elizabeth)

Over the next while, we'll be posting some informal interviews with our practitioners. Because Libby Meakin is the most recent therapist to join our team, we thought we would start with her. We sat down on Tuesday morning to talk shop ...
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Efficacy of shockwave therapy on calcific tendonitis of the shoulder

This is a great article about interesting research from the Canadian Medical Association on shock-wave therapy effectiveness for some shoulder tendinitis. Is shock-wave therapy effective for some shoulder tendinitis?[1. Canadian Medical Association][1. http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/86/5/672] Clinical question Is extracorporeal shock-wave therapy effective ...
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Physiotherapist Sandy Wilson treating patient Hana Kinsman

How To Find The Right Physiotherapist For You

Richard Watts / Times Colonist August 27, 2014 Victoria’s Hana Kinsman never wanted to stop moving, despite osteoarthritis and two hip-replacement operations one after the other. Kinsman, now 65, has always enjoyed skiing, cycling, swimming and once played a “vicious” ...
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Carrying Tip #4

Push rather than pull luggage. The new all directional wheels make it even easier to maneuver. Keep your feet close to the luggage to maintain a more upright body position and minimize strain. Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre can show you how ...
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Tip #2 – Knee Injury Prevention

Strengthen your hips. Strengthening your hips and improving core muscle strength will reduce the risk of adversely loading your knee joints. Stretching the muscles that attach into your hips/knees/ankles will also minimize compression of these joints. Arbutus Physiotherapy can show you ...
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