Frustrated with pain in your arms or legs when engaging in repetitive motion?
Get fast relief from tendonitis from our skilled Physios

Broadmead Physiotherapy is the choice of over 12,000 patients in Victoria, BC We direct bill extended health insurance plans. No referral needed.

What is tendonitis?

A tendon is what connects a muscle to the bone. When a tendon becomes acutely injured it is called a tendonitis. “itis” stands for inflammation.

Tendonitis usually presents with an acute onset of pain that has been caused by a specific incident such as washing windows.

tendonitis due to tennis elbow

Tendonitis or Tendonopathy?

A very important assessment our skilled tendonitis physios in Victoria, BC will make is whether you have tendonitis or tendonopathy as it will determine the treatment plan for an injured area. When a tendon is placed on repeated load and fails to recover or repair it develops into a tendonopathy, such as swinging a golf club over many months. In this case, inflammation is likely present in the early stages of the injury, however, over time the inflammation decreases but the pain is still there due to cellular and vascular changes that occur due to the lack of healing. The diagnosis of these two injuries — tendonitis and tedonopathy — needs to recognized at the onset of treatment to allow the fastest recovery possible and to allow the appropriate level of activity without causing further damage.


Here are some of the common signs you may have tendonitis…
  • Pain at rest
  • Pain with movement or activity
  • Pain after activity
  • Pain that can be sharp with use and then achy at rest
  • Weakness
  • Pain that has been gradually getting worse
  • Decreased range of motion due to pain and stiffness
  • Sensation of snapping or popping
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Swelling
  • Pain after rest or first thing in the morning


Here are some of the common conditions we regularly assist our patients with…
  • Rotator cuff
  • Biceps tendon
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Hip flexor strain
  • Groin strain
  • Jumpers knee
  • Achilles tendon
  • Peroneal tendons
  • Tibialis posterior tendon


Here are some of the treatment approaches our physios may use on your tendonitis in Victoria, BC…

Manual therapy: mobilization of the joints to stretch them out to restore range of motion and to relax tight muscles

Manipulation: This is where we apply a quick stretch the joint to cause a “cracking” sound to relax muscles and restore range of motion

IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation): we use acupuncture needles to relax tight muscles caused by nerve irritation which in turn can take some pressure off the irritated nerve

Soft Tissue Mobilization: trigger point pressure to release tight muscles

Electrical modalities: to reduce inflammation, decrease pain and relax tight muscles

Stretches: to lengthen tight muscles

Home exercises: Customized exercises to strengthen muscles

Education: Explanation in terms that actually make sense so that you understand your injury fully

Referral: We will contact your doctor or specialist if we feel you may require further testing (x-ray, CT, MRI, etc) or evaluation (specialist)


Paul McIntyre physiotherapist at Broadmead Physiotherapy

Paul McIntyre

Matt Rose physiotherapist at Broadmead physiotherapy

Matt Rose

BSc. Kin, MSc. PT, CAFCI, Functional Dry Needling / IMS
Nicholas Friesen physiotherapist at Broadmead physiotherapy

Nicholas Friesen

BSc.Hons, MSc.PT, Dry Needling / IMS
Ian Hallworth physiotherapist at Broadmead physiotherapy

Ian Hallworth

BSc.PT, MSc. Rehab Science, Dry Needling / IMS
mary wong physiotherapist at Broadmead Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic

Mary Wong Colebrook



It’s super frustrating when you experience pain when moving your arms or legs.

The good news is our highly skilled therapists who specialize in treating tendonitis in Victoria, BC can get you feeling like yourself again.

Make an appointment today and get relief.


Laura Briggs
Laura Briggs
19:15 06 Mar 24
I am so glad that I started seeing Mary at this clinic. Prior to beginning treatment here I had pain between my neck and shoulder for over three years. I had seen several other medical practitioners for this specific issue with minimal success. I experienced immense pain relief after my first treatment with Mary. I have only good things to say about this place.read more
Christina Craft
Christina Craft
20:11 03 Dec 23
Seriously... getting treatment from Mary Wong Colebrook felt like a miracle. I've had physio, massage, naturopathy, accupuncture, you name it, from many awesome practitioners for various issues over the years and can honestly say I had hands down the best treatment I've ever had. Mary identified the issue almost within seconds and the treatment plan had me go from barely able to walk to being back in motion again in no time at all. Customer service is slso excellent here ... great front desk staff!read more
23:07 21 Aug 23
Ian at Broadmead Physio is compassionate as well as knowledgeable in what he does. My knee was much improved after several sessions. The girls at the front desk were kind and courteous.read more
Nisha Jhamat
Nisha Jhamat
16:45 16 Jan 23
I would highly recommend Nick Friesen. I've been working with him over the course of a few months, with a back/neck injury and he has been nothing but a miracle worker. I tried so many different physiotherapists and Nick is the only one who could actually help me. He's very very knowledgeable and just an all around great guy with a positive attitude! I look forward to my sessions with him. I'm sure any of the physiotherapists at broadmead physio are just as great. Bonus that the receptionists are super helpful and very polite!! Always so friendly!read more
Nicolas Pinard
Nicolas Pinard
04:57 10 Nov 22
I always got excellent help from Nick Friesen whenever we met. Through some basic movement tests, he was immediately able to pinpoint the root cause of the issue! I highly recommend his services!read more
22:06 06 Aug 22
My husband (big fan of hockey) found this physio by Googling and booked for Ian (His profile shows Ian used to be a physical therapy consultant to the Edmonton Oilers!). I had a major accident last year. I can walk on my own again without any devices because of Ian’s help and guidance. He is indeed honest, compassionate, knowledgeable, helpful, and has a good sense of humour. He sends me follow up emails to ensure that I don’t forget my training menu at home. I have never seen such a dedicated therapist in my life. The physio office is always really clean and all the receptionists are helpful. Thank you.read more