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Back Strain Injuries -Worksafe BC Statistics

WorkSafeBC statistics: Back strain injuries WorkSafeBC Statistics 2012 explores data on back strain injuries from the last 30 years to shine a spotlight on an area of injury that affects thousands of B.C. workers each year. From 2003 to 2012: Between…
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Common Types of Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are far from being alone. Four out of five adults experience the symptoms of low back pain at least once in their lifetime. The back is a complex structure made up of 33 vertebrae, over 30 muscles, numerous…
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Do you have good posture? Take the test!

Bad Posture: Is It Really That Bad? Just what's so terrible about having poor posture, besides not looking as sharp as you could? Quite a bit as it turns out. When you slouch or slump, so does your spine, leading to bad circulation. This can…
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The Low Down on Low Back Pain

  If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most…
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The Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter,…
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Upper Back and Neck Pain

Upper back and neck pain   Firstly, I want to be clear as to the type of problem we are talking about. This is an aching pain and muscular tension in the upper back and neck which is not due to a specific injury. It is most common in office…
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Back Pain and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy.  And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant…
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Manual Therapy for Back and Neck Pain

See the Big Picture. Treat the CAUSE of injury. This is the 'hands-on' of physiotherapy which is found at the Saanich Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic. Although there are certain improvements that can be made by stretching and massage alone,…