Category: Health & science

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 worker stands in his climbing gear at the bottom of a hospital building, ready to do more cleaning.

It takes a lot of different kinds of workers to make a community click

It takes a lot of different kinds of work to make a community click. Stay active, safe, and vital out

Runner with taped knees out in the rain and water during a race.

Looking for a physiotherapist to join our team

We’re looking for a dynamic and motivated physiotherapist to join our team. Our clinic offers physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, IMS,

A masculine person sits on the far left in this animated image slouched over and on his phone. At the far right a feminine person sits rigidly straight with a tiara on her head. They are sitting across from each other at a long dining table. The background is bright yellow.

We really should sit and stand up straight

Sitting is not as good as standing. And standing is not as good as moving. But what about the positioning

An animated image of a masculine person skateboarding through an office.

Sit less, move more (if you can)

We live in a world where we are constantly asked to sit. What does that mean for our bodies? Everything

A runner turns the corner in a beautiful Vancouver Island park on a sunny day.

Running & walking ideas for injury prevention

Here’s a few running & walking tips to prevent injury, alleviate pain and keep you moving for life. If your

Two people lift a box while moving into their new place.

How to improve your lifting

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Here are a

Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Her diagnosis, though frustrating at first, led her to seek out options to cope with her symptoms. This included more traditional treatments such as medication, as well as physiotherapy-focused boxing classes. The movements taught in the class led to a noticeable improvement in her symptoms…

A woman rubs her neck late at night while staring into her computer

Techniques to alleviate back and neck pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives…

Gymnastics athletes from Edmonton compete on the floor and on the uneven bars.

Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sport is awesome. And the community that makes sport happen is also awesome. We see it, and we hope that

A basketball player throws the ball to his coach, who is recovery from a shoulder injury, underneath the basketball hoop.

Recovering from shoulder sprains, strains, dislocations, tears and immobility

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. It is comprised of the collarbone, the shoulder blade,

A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs

An athlete goes through a few warm up exercises before starting thier training.

Keeping your tendons healthy and preventing tendinopathy

Tendinopathy refers to damage to a muscle tendon, the most common of which affects the elbow (tennis elbow) and the Achilles tendon. Tendinopathy can be caused by sports or work-related activities that involve repetitive overuse or sudden trauma (tendinitis) or degeneration and tearing of the tendon (tendinosis)…

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 the best physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists…

A weight lifter stands with the bar across his shoulders.

Tips to speed the healing process from strains

In the early stages of treating a strained muscle there are a few things you should do to minimize damage

A person sits at the edge of the pool, dangling their legs over the edge.

How to minimize long-term knee damage and heal faster

If you have pain in your knee either from overuse or through a sudden injury, we can work with you to minimize long-term damage and help you to heal faster. Correcting muscular imbalances and the following tips can prevent further knee problems and keep you moving for life…

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