- Sports / Spinal / Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
- Post-op rehab programs and Hydrotherapy
- Custom orthotics using Gaitscan Technology and 3D casting
- Physiotherapy for inflammatory and osteoarthritis
Downtown Convenience PhysioPlus is located at 809 Fairfield Road at the corner of Blanshard Street in Victoria B.C. Canada.
The street level clinic is stylish and modern with disabled access, private rooms, quality equipment and a spacious onsite gym suitable for exercise rehab and our small group exercise classes.
There is pay parking and a loading zone directly in front of the clinic. There is free 2 hour parking within 100m.
At PhysioPlus you can expect prompt appointments & efficient administration with personal service.
More Services & Quality Facilities. Our integrated services will help you move well and stay well.
Our experienced physiotherapists offer a diverse range of specialised services and can recommend programs or products to help you move well and stay well. We can coordinate your care with our massage therapist, acupuncturist, kinesiologist or personal trainer.
We utilize the adjacent Parkside Resort gym and pool (25m with disabled access) for supervised exercise and hydrotherapy.
Our Experience - Your Advantage. The directors of PhysioPlus Ross Baines and Christine Morrison have extensive experience.
We each bring over 20 years of clinical experience in private clinics & private hospitals, VIHA orthopaedic units, VCH Arthritis Centre as well as workplaces and sporting fields.
Experience counts. Trust us to provide a detailed diagnosis, treatment plan and to communicate with your doctor where investigations or other treatment options are indicated. Benefit from our hands on help, knowledge and networks.
The owners of PhysioPlus – Ross Baines and Christine Morrison welcome new patients to their upmarket downtown practice.
We have invested in quality facilities and recruited an experienced and caring team of professionals to deliver professional health care services to help you move well and stay well.
We are active in the local medical, health care and sporting communities and our networks are a valuable resource to patients.
With sporting interests covering tennis & triathlon, sailing & skiing, running & rugby and with 3 daughters involved in dance, gymnastics and soccer we are sure to understand the demands of your sport.
Having extensive experience as the preferred physiotherapists to several large employers we know the importance of taking time to understand the demands of your work and communicating with your doctor and employer to ensure a safe return to work.
Our associate physiotherapists are committed to our mission to provide professional, progressive physiotherapy. All our physiotherapists are experienced in treating sports, orthopaedic, spinal and work related injuries.
Why choose PhysioPlus?
Let our experience be your advantage.
Physiotherapists hold a university degree and are highly trained in the recognition and physical treatment of disorders affecting the musculo-skeletal system. Our continuing education, professional memberships and networks ensure you receive ‘best practice’ in assessment and treatment to help you move well and stay well.
Back Pain – Sarah Key Approach
An innovative approach of manual therapy and exercise to unlock stiff segments in your spine that result from repetitive posture and activities.
Assessment of posture and function of the cervical and thoracic spine leading to therapy for joint restrictions and muscle imbalances which may include joint mobilization / manipulation / IMS and myofascial release to unlock tight muscles. We customise a checklist of advice on ergonomics, exercises and self help strategies.
Christine Morrison has post-graduate training and many years of experience helping women with pelvic floor and pre and post natal conditions. Christine uses her experience from VIHA clinics, hospital work and post grad education to help women after mastectomy to manage cording, shoulder stiffness and lymphoedema.
Positional Vertigo & Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vertigo provoked by head movements may be due to a disorder of the vestibular system. Ross Baines has post-graduate training in the assessment and treatment of positional vertigo and rehabilitation of the vestibular system to keep you upright and able.
Biomechanical Analysis of foot and knee
See Ross Baines for an assessment of the mechanics of the lower extremities and pelvic girdle to help identify and rehabilitate over-use injuries like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and patella femoral pain. Our assessment can include a GaitScan to map foot mechanics during walking or observation of functional activities in our gym or running on a treadmill. Our GaitScan system enables the prescription of flexible low profile custom orthotics.
Arthritis – specialized assessment and exercise programs
See Christine Morrison to get a treatment plan for inflammatory or osteoarthritis.
Christine is accredited to run the GLA:D Canada exercise program for hip and knee arthritis. This small group exercise and education program strengthens and corrects daily movement programs to improve control and alignment which results in less pain and improved function.
Back in Action – hands on help, education and exercise to help you manage chronic back pain.
This package of 5 physiotherapy sessions will give you some hands on help and a customized exercises selected from our structured spinal mobility and core stability programs. Back in Action is suitable for chronic conditions such as spinal stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, and postural spinal pain. We can help you to move well and stay well
If you would like more information on these services call us on 250-220-7205 or email email@example.com.
ICBC patients who are approved for our Active Again Program and all WorkSafe patients can benefit from hydrotherapy with no out of pocket cost.
In many cases, especially for older people with mobility problems, physiotherapy in your home can be a good choice to facilitate your recovery. Physic@ home is effective because we give you practical therapy and exercise that you can do at home, It is cost effective when the time and effort to get to appointments is considered.
Christine Morrison is a registered Physiotherapist with extensive experience caring for patients in hospitals and rehab units and helping their transition to independent living at home.
GLA:D Canada – An 8 week group exercise and education program for hip & knee arthritis.
Christine Morrison is accredited to provide the GLA:D program which has had over 10,000 participants who have reported beneficial outcomes including 27% reduction in pain, 45% reduction in pain meds and over 30% increase in physical activity. These specific neuromuscular exercises can be applied to everyday activities to improve control and alignment. This program is suitable as prehab before joint replacement.
Active Again – gym based exercise rehabilitation
Active Again is a gym based exercise program supervised by a kinesiologist or physiotherapist. We utilize our spacious onsite gym or the adjacent Parkside gym and pool.
The Active Again program is a capstone to physiotherapy treatment where conditioning exercise is becoming more important than therapy. Where indicated we include coaching on modifying beliefs and behaviours that restrict patients potential as well as education on manual handling and ergonomics. Active Again is a program that can help get patients fit for work or reduce their requirement for treatment. ICBC will pay to help patients with an accepted claim get Active Again
BodyFit – get fit after injury or illness
We can combine the knowledge of a physiotherapist with the coaching skills of a personal trainer. Working from our onsite gym or the adjacent Parkside Resort gym & pool our BodyFit Program aims to:
- Review fitness
- Rehab Injuries
- Restore Ability
- Reach Goals
If you would like more information on these services call us on 250-220-7205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a fact sheet.
Recruit the right person: Pre-employment or functional capacity evaluations to ensure workers can safely manage the job demands.
Train: The Work Safe and Office Safe education modules can be presented at the workplace to reduce the risk of manual handling and overuse injuries.
Retain: Appoint PhysioPlus to be your preferred physiotherapy provider to manage work related injuries or provide wellness services.
Good Health is Better Business.
- Effectively treats pain and improves immune response
- Is holistic and works well in conjunction with other therapies
- Offers a unique perspective on chronic conditions including auto immune disorders
- Treats mental and emotional health with success
- Looks for the root cause of illness and encourages a gradual transformation
- Independent second opinions – for patients or insurers
- Medicolegal reports – for lawyers
- Negotiation / Mediation on ‘reasonably necessary’ treatment and future cost of care.
Ross Baines has over 12 years experience as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant to WorkCover (NSW) in Australia. Appointed in 1997 by representatives of The Australian Physiotherapy Association, The Physiotherapist Registration Board (NSW) and the WorkCover Authority. Ross has conducted over 1000 file reviews for insurers and negotiated positions on the funding and delivery of ‘reasonably necessary’ treatment with physiotherapists, massage therapists and exercise physiologists as well as giving insurers expert second opinions on treatment options and future cost of care. These opinions are supported by extensive clinical experience, current knowledge of evidence based treatments and valid objective tests and outcome measures.
Patients and payers can rely on Ross Baines to provide independent, experienced and ethical opinions on their personal injury claim and future treatment needs.
Enjoy massage therapy for relaxation or well-being from a registered professional in a professional and relaxed environment
Massage is a complementary treatment to physiotherapy and is very beneficial for patients with neck and back pain where muscle spasm dominates.
Massage for maintenance is a popular and worthwhile investment in your well-being. Take advantage of the funding available from your extended health insurance plan and book regular massage therapy to move well and stay well.
“Following surgery to re-attach 2 torn tendons in my shoulder (rotator cuff) I sought out physiotherapy to properly recover. Ross explained what had happened to the shoulder, explained recovery process and laid out a plan to first work on mobility. Making it clear that his plan was to ensure I did not undo the work completed by the surgery, mobility exercises were slowly followed by strengthening exercises; all the while listening to input from the surgeon.
5 months after surgery, following Ross’ careful direction, the surgeon has given me a green light and declared the surgery a success. Ross laid out a continued home care plan to further strengthen all associated muscles to reduce any future problems.
Bookings were made either online through email or through phone calls and appointment reminders arrived a day before through email.
All in all a very positive experience. I thank Ross and his clinic and endorse PhysioPlus without hesitation”
“Others could not identify the cause of my groin pain. From his experience with sports teams and knowledge of best practice in sports medicine Ross was able to diagnose my condition and get me back kicking goals.”
“I came to Ross with two broken arms – my right wrist and left elbow – and immediately felt supported, not just by his competence as a physiotherapist and the excellent exercise program that he assigned me – and recorded for use at home – but by his kind, no-nonsense manner and his commitment to my recovery. I steadily improved, and when hands on physiotherapy and a specific home exercise program for my elbow fracture did not produce the expected gains in motion, Ross took the time to communicate with my surgeon. My surgeon determined further surgery may be needed to improve my mobility.”
“Most highly recommended for physio and rehab. Ross is a knowledgable and caring practitioner, going above and beyond to help you. Easy going personality and very supportive. Ross is easy to talk to with incredible results. A+ from me.”
“I would highly recommend Christine Morrison of Physioplus for the excellent treatment and care of my rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Christine has taught me execises and provided treatments to help maintain my ability and deal with my pain. I very happy with the treatment that I have received.”
“I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and saw both Christine and Ross after a prolonged flare in my wrists. With their help, I was able to greatly improve the strength and function in both of my wrists. Their proactive and compassionate approach to rehabilitation was refreshing and extremely effective. I found Christine to be well educated on inflammatory arthritis, and was impressed by both Christine and Ross’ abilities to find creative ways for me to stretch and strengthen my body despite the difficult limitations imposed by my wrists. They will be my first choice for any future physiotherapy needs.”
“I have found Ross kind, knowledgable and thorough. He has successfully treated my arthritic knee so that I could continue my hiking activities without pain”
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Meet Your PhysioPlus Practitioners
Ross Baines Physiotherapist & Owner
Ross specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, manual / manipulative therapy for the spine and exercise rehabilitation. He has a particular interest in orthopaedic conditions affecting the knee and shoulder and post-operative rehabilitation. He is skilled in treatments and orthotic prescription for disorders of the foot and ankle. Ross has post-graduate training in the assessment and treatment of positional vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation.
Ross gained his Physiotherapy degree in Adelaide South Australia and also has a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in small business and professional services. Having owned a successful network of practices in Australia and with experience working in other practices here in Victoria, Ross has developed the services and quality facilities at PhysioPlus to help you Go Better. Ross enjoys cycling to work along the waterfront and serving patients who live and work in beautiful downtown Victoria.
With over 20 years clinical experience and 12 years as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant to WorkCover (NSW) you can expect Ross to give you an accurate assessment of how physiotherapy can help you or what other treatment options may be appropriate for you.
You can read more about the consultancy services Ross offers to patients, payers and employers here.
Christine Morrison Physiotherapist & Owner
Christine Morrison has a combined degree in physiotherapy and occupational therapy from UBC in Vancouver. Christine’s early career was in her home town of Victoria where she operated a VIHA outpatient clinic at Fairfield Health Clinic – right where PhysioPlus is now located!
With years of experience leading a physiotherapy service at a 160 bed private hospital in Australia Christine has recently added to her expertise with specialised training and experience in the management of inflammatory and osteoarthritis whilst working at the Arthritis Centre here in Victoria. Christine will be providing a specialised program to manage hip & knee arthritis.(www.gladcanada.ca)
Christine has post-graduate training in women’s health matters including pelvic floor physiotherapy, post mastectomy problems and osteoporosis. She is also trained in dry needling/IMS.
Christine has worked at VIHA orthopaedic clinics and facilitated a two year study in conjunction with the orthopaedic specialists and Ministry of Health on outcomes after joint replacements. Christine offers post op physiotherapy and hydrotherapy after hip and knee replacements.
Christine is resourceful in sourcing equipment and working cooperatively to help older patients with orthopaedic and medical problems maximize their function and maintain independence.
Rob Foley Physiotherapist
Rob is an experienced physiotherapist with a personable approach focused on your needs. Rob has worked in various physiotherapy settings over the past 9 years and has a keen interest in orthopaedics, sports injuries and general musculoskeletal issues.
Rob graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2009 after completing a previous degree in Sports Science. He relocated to Victoria in 2017.
A keen tennis player Rob represented Ireland in tennis as a junior and was a junior national squad coach/trainer as well as treating Irish Davis Cup players.
Rob’s treatment approach is centered around manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education. Rob is also trained in dry needling / IMS.
Rob is welcoming new patients and offering convenient late afternoon appointments on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
Matt Fitzsimmons Physiotherapist
Matt is enthusiastic about human performance and helping patients achieve their best function. In pursuing this objective Matt completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic & Exercise Therapy here in Victoria before going on to graduate from University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy.
Matt believes in providing a comprehensive treatment plan involving rehabilitation exercises, manual therapy, and patient education to allow patients to understand, manage, and prevent injuries. With additional certification as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Matt is adept at providing rehabilitation programs with a focus on functional strength and conditioning.
You can depend on Matt to develop a physiotherapy treatment plan that is aligned with current research and that delivers lasting results and value for patients. Matt has also written and published in the Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on the topic of pain sciences and he will take the time to help patients understand the complex nature of their pain behaviour. Always looking to advance his clinical skills, Matt will be pursuing advanced orthopaedic and IMS / Dry Needling training.
Matt is pleased to be back in his hometown of Victoria and is accepting new patients. When not helping patients at Physioplus you can likely find Matt in the gym working on his own strength and conditioning.
Ron Cain Personal Trainer
Ron has a wealth of experience to offer new clients. He has a degree in Human Performance and is a Certified Personal Trainer with CanFitPro. Ron is a Nationally Certified Coach and Registered Fitness Appraiser. He is a great communicator and coach!
Ron’s specializations include sport specific training programs, adaptive fitness for 50 plus, post-physio conditioning, golf fitness, fitness appraisals and body composition assessment.
He is excited to link with our physiotherapists to offer our BodyFit Program:
1. Review fitness 2. Rehab injuries 3. Restore ability 4. Reach goals
BodyFit can help you get back in action after injury, illness or operations.
Ron utilizes our private on-site gym or the adjacent Parkside Hotel gym and pool.
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