Tag: Massage Therapy

Stocking filled with treats for athletes.

Stocking stuffer ideas

Looking for stocking stuffer ideas? We’ve got you covered! Cross one more item off your shopping list and pick up a MEDISTIK, Massage Ball, or Arbutus Gift Certificate! Come see us anytime during business hours. 🎄🎁

Our new home is on 1928 Oak Bay Ave on the corner of Redfern.

Our new home at 1928 Oak Bay Ave

What started out as a sketch on a blank piece of paper is now a reality. The brand new Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre will officially open our doors on Monday October 28th.  Back in November of 2017 we became aware that an old unoccupied dental lab on Oak Bay Ave had recently been purchased

Stephanie Holbrook, RMT, in the hallway at Arbutus Physiotherapy.

Stephanie Holbrook talks massage therapy, kinesiology, and the importance of back rows

Stephanie Holbrook sat down with us to drink coffee, tell us about growing up in Campbell River, and tell us a little bit about herself, her family, and the Victoria Marathon…

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…

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…

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