Entries by Saanichton Physiotherapy

Solve pain from the ground up!

Are your feet causing aches & pains in your legs & back? Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk […]

Types of Orthotics

When getting orthotics patients should expect quality, value and reliability. How do you know you are getting good value for your money? At Saanich Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic we provide customised care as no two patients are alike. Many factors influence the quality for a particular patient, including type of orthotics, materials used, the physical […]

Orthotics and Arthritis

People suffer from foot pain for a variety of reasons, but pain is more common in the elderly and those with chronic conditions such as arthritis. In the majority of cases, patients undergo a combination of different treatments, one of which may be custom-made foot orthoses (insoles moulded to a cast of the foot). The […]

Foot Orthotics

For more than 30 years Dr. Ben Nigg, a professor of biomechanics and co-director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Calgary in Alberta, has asked how orthotics affect motion, stress on joints and muscle activity. Do they help or harm athletes who use them? And is the huge orthotics industry — from […]

Running and Osteoarthritis

Does running accelerate the development of osteoarthritis? There are so many misconceptions about running and how bad it can be for your joints. You may have heard many friends and family members comment on this and they may have even tried to convince you to stop running and go swimming instead. Here is what the […]

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Low back Lumbar Disc Pain

Do you suffer from disc injuries? Location: The pain is usually central in the lower back and can radiate accross the entire lower back and down into the leg/s. Causes: Excessive, prolonged or forceful bending forward, sitting down and lifting (especially involving twisting). Contributing Factors: Poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, poor core stability, muscle weakness […]



What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe the pain associated with an irritated or pinched sciatic nerve. Nerve impingement occurs when there is ‘compression’ (pressure) on a nerve. The pain is often experienced as one-sided lower back pain which radiates down into the buttock and/or leg region. Others symptoms include; muscle spasm, […]