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Sports Therapy 101: Muscle Injury

Anyone working in sporting environments would be very familiar with acute muscle injuries. So how prevalent are they? It’s been reported that a male elite-level soccer team with a squad of 25 players can expect about 15 muscle injuries each…
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Enjoy Golf: Prevent injury and play better

Golf requires much more athletic ability than many imagine Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have…
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Knee Pain: Fix and Prevent. Here's what research shows

Knee Pain Nearly all of us experience knee pain at some point in our lives for various different reasons. Knee pain is mainly caused by overuse of muscles, arthritis, or excessive foot pronation amongst other reasons, with knee arthritis the…
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Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Understanding how arthritis affects you.   Physiotherapists can help you to understand what happens to your joints and muscles when you have arthritis. Understanding your arthritis will help you to manage its effects. Managing your pain Arthritis…
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Choosing Wisely- A thoughtful reflection

Choosing Wisely, Dr. Jessica B. Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS   Simplicity and Elegance of Positive Language Communication: Recommendations for How to Mentally Prime Our Patients for Success with the Choosing Wisely Campaign The impetus behind…
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Flat feet a common problem

Flat feet are a common problem. They can easily be identified by even non-trained individuals as the appearance is quite clear. On the inside of the foot should be a nice curvature which raises the inner foot up off the floor. If the foot touches…
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Shin Splints

‘Shin Splints’ is an outdated term which is now believed to cover many forms of anterior shin pain. What most people perceive to be ‘shin splints’ should actually be termed Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). This condition typically…
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Common Foot problems

Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories:   ◦Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot. ◦Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joint. ◦Congenital…
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Spring into 2015 : Put your best foot forward.

Jogging gained enormous popularity in the 1970s as a great form of cardiovascular fitness. Since then running has become one of the most popular form of physical fitness in Canada- particularly in Greater Victoria Whether you run on an indoor…