Tag: Massage Therapy

A close up of a dandelion ready to spread it's seeds.

A rough guide to insurance at a health clinic, part 1

We get a lot of questions about insurance here. “Do you take x?” “Can you direct bill for y?” To understand insurance, it’s important to know the difference between primary and secondary coverage…

A massage therapist presses and holds the trapezius muscles around a patients back and neck.

Eight reasons why I love massage therapy

Very occasionally I’ll meet someone who isn’t really into massage, and when this happens I resist the impulse to frown and explain why they’re deeply …

Garry and Alli Valk play tennis, work out.

From professional hockey, to competitive tennis, to keeping up with family

Athletes today are searching for the technologies and the techniques to get the most out of their schedules. Physiotherapy can play a major preventative role for athletes that are pushing and risking injury…

A close up of a microscope, in a healthcare lab.

Weight bias and effective treatment

Some interesting research from Yale and other American Universities suggests that we should be careful to resist the prevalent social attitudes about obesity and weight…

Wine and cheese at the clinic to help with collaboration

Working within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team

All the practitioners at Arbutus run busy practices so at times we only see each other as we pass in the reception area. To allow more collaboration and mentorship we have started…

Christy Mader crushing it on the Boss Wall at Horne Lake

Meet Christy Mader

We sat down with Christy Mader a little while ago to chat about sports, massage therapy, the World Ultimate Frisbee Championship in London and …

Mike Neill does his recovery exercises at the clinic

Recovering from knee surgery (Part 2)

Mike explains the process of implementing a recovery plan for knee surgery with a team of health practitioners…

A triathlete stretches their quad in preparation for a run.

Recovering from knee surgery (part 1)

In which Mike explains how knee surgery, and recovery from knee surgery, can be a little bit like planning for a race…

A swimmer does laps in the early morning

Getting to know Kristen Bradley

We sat down with Kristen Bradley a little while ago to talk shop and to get to know her. We learned things about her and The Walking Dead…

This photo is mostly of a bright blue sky with white swirling clouds, but along the bottom we also see a landscape filled with evergreen trees and absolutely covered in white snow.

Mount Washington Views: Thanks Kristen!

Here’s a photo by our massage therapist, Kristen, who drove up to Mount Washington last weekend!

A mountain biker carries their bike up a rocky and muddy path in the forest.

What to do with strains

Strains happen and when they do it’s important to respond in ways that help your body to recover and heal so that you can return to active …

Arbutus Physiotherapy and Health Centre gift Certificate (in a tree)

More gift certificates available

Do you have a person in your life that is hard to buy for? Does he have one of everything? Consider getting the people you care for a gift certificate so they can…

A foot rolls back and forth on a small red ball to relax the foot arch.

Plantar Fasciitis and the Windlass Effect

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful. There can be many treatable causes of this foot pain. Today we look at the windlass effect…

The head coach at Human Powered Racing runs by in his spandex Human Powered Racing suit.

The importance of massage therapy to my training regimen

If you want to perform at your best you need to recover from the stress that you put your body through and keep all of “its parts” working optimally. This recovery and optimization happens in many ways, including through massage…

A blonde woman to the left it standing in a light brown office and smiling. She is out of focus. She is holding a card out in front of her to the right, which is in focus. It has the Arbutus logo of a blue arrow in a blue circle at the top and says "Kathy Pantalon, Recistered Massage Therapist, phone 778-265-3663, fax 778-265-3664. 1509 Amphion Street -- Amphion St. and Oak Bay Ave, www. arbutusphysiotherapy.ca."

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Did you know that we offer massage therapy? Meg says “call us!”

An injury free team is a healthy team: triathlon finish line.

Staying fit and healthy

The last race of the season is almost here and I’ve been so grateful that I haven’t been injured this year. It makes me think about the difference between fitness and health…

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