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IMS, Dry Needling Victoria

What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a specialised form of treatment that we use for reducing your pain and inflammation. Your trigger points are targeted with acupuncture needles to treat your pain, muscle tension, injury, and dysfunction. Dry Needling treatment is highly effective and you will often feel immediate pain relief as your muscles […]

Hip Flexor Pain

Your hip flexor muscles can become painful due to a range of issues such as overuse from poor biomechanics and movement patterns or strain of your hip flexor muscles themselves. Your hip flexors are made up of a group of muscles around the hip and pelvis.   Hip Flexor Muscle Strain Hip flexor strains can […]

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 […]