Entries by Saanich Physio

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation

  The hospital Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH) is a community hospital serving approximately 30,000 households on the Saanich Peninsula area of Vancouver Island. The hospital was built in 1974 as an Extended Care facility and has grown to become a full service hospital with 48 acute care beds and 144 extended care beds. The hospital was amalgamated into […]

Foot Orthotic benefits

The impact of custom semirigid foot orthotics on pain and disability for individuals with plantar fasciitis. Source: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Apr;32(4):149-57. Division of Physical Therapy, Program in Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599-7135, USA. mtgross@med.unc.edu Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Single-group, pre-, and post intervention repeated measures design. OBJECTIVE: […]

Low Back Pain Indicators

Back Pain Abstract Back pain is common and many people experience long-term problems, yet little is known about what prognostic factors predict long-term outcomes. This study’s objective was to determine which factors predict short- and long-term outcomes in primary care consulters with low back pain (LBP). Analysis was carried out on 488 patients who had […]

Saanichton- Our Community

Located on the Saanich Peninsula of Greater Victoria, Saanichton is well known for flowers and rose gardens. Bed and breakfast homes and riding stables are nestled alongside parks, campgrounds, old-growth forests and small farms. This area was first inhabited by the Wsanec First Nations people, who now live in four communities on the Saanich Peninsula; […]

Our community- Brentwood Bay

Previously named Slugget, after pioneer John Sluggett who settled in the area in 1876, the village of Brentwood Bay was given the rather more appealing name in 1925. Brentwood Village takes its name from the English town of Brentwood in Essex, home town of R.M. Horne-Payne, president of the British Columbia Electric Company in the […]

About Sidney

Thank you for taking an interest in our picturesque town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Situated amidst the Gulf Islands with Mount Baker in the distance, you will quickly discover why we are fortunate to live, work and play in this community where you can experience the relaxed atmosphere of a small seaside town and enjoy all the […]

Our Physiotherapist Emeritus Jillian Carson

My name is Jillian Carson and I am a physiotherapist living a great life with Parkinson’s in Victoria BC. I was Dx in 2008 and I am now 52. We have all recently finished the Parkinson’s Canada Super walk. Congratulations to all who participated! Who felt great after the walk? I did! Have any of […]

Benefits of Massage Therapy

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as […]

Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and although it is often related to aging, it is not a normal part of aging. Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in the joints and when this cartilage is lost, the bones rub together and over time this rubbing can permanently damage the […]