Sandy Wilson, Registered Physiotherapist

Sandy graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. She has been working in Victoria as a Sports Physiotherapist for over 14 years and spent 8 years as part of a multidisciplinary team at Synergy Health Management. She opened Arbutus Physiotherapy in 2012.

As a competitive (age-group) triathlete she is familiar with injury from sport and understands what is required for rehabilitation. Sandy uses manual therapy techniques, dry needling/IMS, shockwave therapy, ultrasound and rehabilitative exercises to treat a wide range of injuries and movement impairments. She also prescribes custom orthotics. Sandy has a very hands-on approach to ensure each patient receives the very best treatment to promote their full recovery and return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Outside of Sandy’s busy practice she spends her time with her two young children and training with her husband for her next race.

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Sandy Wilson stands in clinic hall at Arbutus Health Centre

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

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 ...
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Sandy on her bike and in the run in Penticton, 2017.

Race report – ITU Triathlon World Championship 2017

I have never written a race report before but after 10 years of racing triathlons I am probably most proud of how I executed this race. So I thought, what ...
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A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Swimming is awesome. As a triathlete, I do my fair share of strokes ...
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Wine and cheese at the clinic to help with collaboration

Working within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team

I have been a physiotherapist for 18 years now. WOW....that is hard for me to believe! I definitely have a passion for helping people reach their health goals and live ...
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The fog rises off the water in the early morning of the Whistler 70.3 Ironman Triathlon

Waiting to start, in races and in life

This was the first year the Whistler Ironman Triathlon did an Ironman 70.3. In the past they put on the Ironman Canada which I never did. I watched it, but never ...
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University of Victoria lecture by Sandy Wilson.

Speaking about musculo-skeletal injuries to UVic students

I always enjoy visiting classrooms. And I was excited to have an opportunity to speak with the Nurse Practitioners students last week. I was sharing my knowledge on MSK injuries ...
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Sandy and XX relax after the Ironman Miami race

Race day at the Ironman Miami 70.3

I had a race on the weekend. It was the last of the season. We had a great day despite the jellyfish on the swim, high winds on the bike and ...
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An injury free team is a healthy team: triathlon finish line.

Staying fit and healthy

As I prepare for my last big triathlon race of the season, Miami 70.3 on October 25th, I'm reflecting on the meaning of “fit” and “healthy”. I've been a competitive ...
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Bones driving a car in the third phases of whiplash

The four phases of whiplash

Please drive carefully and with your full attention. Vehicle collisions are all too common. And while there are a variety of ways to get whiplash, vehicle accidents remain the most common ...
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Head shot of Massage therapist Kristen Bradley

Kristen Bradley, registered massage therapist

Kristen is a Registered Massage Therapist and has been living in Victoria for the past two years. Since moving her practice and passion to Victoria, Kristen enjoys her new west ...
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Shockwave therapy, knee

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 ...
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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 ...
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