Entries by Saanich Physio

Welcome Tim to the Team!

Tim graduated from Fonty’s University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, attaining his  Degree in Physiotherapy with honours. His final clinical internships were highly focused on sports physiotherapy, applied exercise rehabilitation as well as manual therapy. Tim believes in a functional rehabilitation process, using the newest research to create a tailored treatment solution and working […]

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Welcome Kelsey to the Team!

Kelsey graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction and Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She has experience working with athletes and the general population in all areas of orthopedics in both private practice as well as a hospital setting. Although she enjoys treating all areas of […]

Physio for Ankle Sprains

Do I need physio for my sprained ankle? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries that present to physiotherapy and are easily sustained in both contact and non contact sport. With any ankle sprain it’s imperative to seek advice and rehabilitate 100% to avoid any ongoing pain and instability with the ankle. […]

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 […]

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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 […]