Tag: Physiotherapy

A woman lunges with a punch during a tai chi movement

Proprioception, movement, balance and grace

Proprioception is the body-brain capacity that allows us to adapt to our environment and keeps us upright. It’s a miracle of neurocognitive functioning and it’s as important for high performance athletes as it is for aging seniors…

A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to …

Brittany Frey, pilot, tells us about recovering from a broken leg.

How physiotherapy helped Brittany Frey fly again

When pilots badly injure their bodies, their careers as pilots can be put at risk. Brittany Frey tells us about recovering so she could fly again…

A practitioner presses on a patients neck and trap as part of discovery and treatment.

Professional development with ConnectTherapy in Vancouver

Libby tells us about her recent professional engagement with Connect Therapy in Vancouver in which she is deepening her practice and learning new ways to understand and investigate injury…

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…

Ashley Fradette on the beach on the West Coast Trail with a very big pack pack

Getting to know Ashley Fradette

Ashley tells us about physiotherapy, growing up in Williams Lake and her favourite steak dinner…

Two elderly people ride and laugh on their bicycles together

May is National Physiotherapy Month (NPM)

The month of May is National Physiotherapy Month and a chance to focus on the role of physiotherapy in healthy communities, especially as it relates to getting older…

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…

An anatomical chart of the muscles in a human back with nine red needles drawn in from near the tailbone up to the right side of the neck.

Constant Improvement: Dry Needling

Sandy went to Vancouver this weekend for her dry needling studies!

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 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 …

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.

Libby Meakin, physiotherapist, stands among the Victoria flowers

Welcome Libby (aka Mary Elizabeth)

In which we interview Libby Meakin, our newest physiotherapist, and she tells us about her career and her life before Arbutus …

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…

Physiotherapist Sandy Wilson treating patient Hana Kinsman

How To Find The Right Physiotherapist For You

Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre is featured in Richard Watts article in the Times Colonist on ‘How to find the right physiotherapist for you’…

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