Entries by Saanich Physio

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Steps to Success- Running and Walking tips

By: Dr. Scott Simpson FCAMPT,  Physiotherapist Forward we go! Running is a simple sport, but it’s clearly not easy- this is what makes it such a great challenge. I’m a strong believer in doing preventative independent exercises as a means building a strong foundation. They are free, relatively easy and specific to the task of […]

Walking and Running Programs

Running and walking are both great ways to stay in shape and keep fit. If you are new to running or are starting to walk for exercise after an illness, it’s best to work with your physiotherapist to develop a program suited for you that includes warm up and cool down stretches to help prevent […]

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Shoulders happen to be extremely prone to injury since the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket that holds it. This results in many problems such as sprains, strains, dislocations, rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder. If you have shoulder pain or suffer an injury to your shoulder, seek the […]

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Sore knees are a common complaint for British Columbians of all ages. Sore knees are often caused by a sudden injury, like a twisting motion that can tear a ligament or the meniscus, but knee injuries can also occur through routine overuse. The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and […]

Balance Tips, Prevent Falls

If you have fallen or fear you are at risk of falling, your physiotherapist can help. Approximately 30% of older adults will fall at least once each year. An injury, such as a fracture or sprain, will occur in 50% of those who fall. This in turn can result in a new disability or loss […]

Vertigo and Dizzyness

Dizzyness and Vertigo There are many causes of dizziness & vertigo, some of which are treatable with physiotherapy. In particular, we can address problems with the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear, and dysfunction of the joints and muscles of the cervical spine, both of which can be a source of dizziness. The Saanichton Physiotherapy […]

Foot Orthotics

When standing and walking, we are subjected to forces that produce stress and strain throughout our bodies. When a foot imbalance is present there can be abnormal forces on the feet, knees, hips, back and/or neck that lead to pain and poor function. The foot imbalance must be corrected to improve body alignment and therefore, […]

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy right here on the Saanich Peninsula! Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body. The soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons and associated fascia, ligaments and joint capsules. Massage has many diverse physiological effects, which are primarily due to the therapist’s hands moving over the body. […]

Biomechanical Running Analysis

Running Analysis We are proud to offer Running Assessments to our community on the Saanich Peninsula and runners in Brentwood Bay, Sidney, and Victoria. Our Physiotherapist Scott Simpson has worked with our National Track and Field team internationally and has taken numerous courses in this area. He is also a former Canadian 10k Champion who […]