Entries by Saanich Physio

Tendon Injuries

Tendon Injuries – How do I know if I have Tendinopathy? A graded progressive approach to exercise is the best way to commence any new exercise regimens for tendon health. When you increase your training load too quickly you can cause your tendons to overload and they can be damaged. Tendinopathies, which is a fancy […]

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Shockwave is a force to be reckoned with

K. Raveendran MD, Trauma Surgeon International Journal of Surgery Volume 24, Part B, December 2015, Pages 113-114 Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was first used in vivo for the disintegration of renal and ureteric calculi in 1980 followed shortly by its use for gallbladder calculi in 1985. In 1988, the use of these acoustic waves […]

Fall Prevention

Falls cause 2/3rds of deaths due to unintentional injury in the elderly, which is the 5th leading cause of death of people over 65 years of age. A fall by an elderly person can be defined as “a situation in which the older adult falls to the ground or is found lying on the ground” […]

Chronic Pain Research

Do you suffer “Chronic Pain”? Do you feel misunderstood and frustrated? Here at Saanich Physio we want you to remember, the concept developed by Mosely and Butler (2017): All pain is normal, all pain is a personal experience and all pain is real. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has classified chronic […]

Hip Pain?

What is it? Hip bursitis is a fairly common condition, and involves inflammation of the bursae around the hip joint. The bursa are small fluid-filled sacs, and are present to reduce the friction between tendons and the bone and ensure that everything is able to move smoothly. However they can become inflamed and painful with […]

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Do you get headaches?

I hope this blog will be helpful in diagnosing different headaches and learning about how we can help them! Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that are caused by issues of the cervical spine, which is the anatomical name for the neck. Even though the ache is felt in the head, it is actually referred from a […]


Suffering from shoulder pain?

By Tim Camps,  Physiotherapist   Suffering from shoulder pain? Subacromial Pain Syndrome (SAPS) is by far the most common shoulder injury. Prevalence ranges between 44-65% (Bhattacharyya et al. 2014). The term SAPS was defined as: all non-traumatic, usually unilateral, shoulder problems that cause pain, localized around the acromion, often worsening during or subsequent to lifting […]

Plantar Fasciitis

An introduction to the biomechanics of the foot and the plantar fascia The plantar fascia originates on the calcaneus (heel bone). It then extends into five bands as it passes all 5 metatarsal heads and joins onto the toe bones (Moore, Dalley & Agur 2014). The foot bones and its ligaments are in the formation […]

XRays, CT Scans, MRI.. please explain..

How often have you had an X-Ray, CT or MRI scan done and read the report only to realise that none of it makes sense? This often happens when people come in to see us with their scans. Some practitioners and GP’s are really good at taking the time to translate the findings, but often […]