Foot Care: 10 important facts

1.Don't ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office. 2.Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored…
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Real Time Ultrasound is here!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could see how your muscles were contracting as you were doing exercises? Wouldn't it be great to see what is going on under your skin without waiting ages for tests? You can! The technique is called Real Time…

The latest research on Ankle Sprains

Inversion ankle sprains are common among physically active people,with an annual incidence of 7 injuries per 1000 people. It has been reported that nearly 23 000 individuals in the United States experience an ankle sprain every day. Ankle sprains…
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Plantar Heel Pain/ Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by healthcare providers. It has been estimated that it affects as much as 10% of the population over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind we need to be able to prevent, assess…
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Patellofemoral Syndrome. What the latest research tells us.

By Scott Simpson PT, BSc. Saanichton Physiotherapy Clinic Anterior knee pain has been shown to affect 1 in 4 of people in general population with increases in athletes (McConnell), likewise a study by Almedia, Bizzini found that the problem…
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10 Facts about pain…might surprise you!

1. Pain is output from the brain. While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual “road map” to direct…
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Soreness vs Pain: What's the Difference?

Soreness vs Pain: What's the Difference?   A nice post from the American Physical Therapy Association Website:. www.apta.org   There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing.…
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Tune Up to Run Well

Your Body on a Running Regimen A running regimen often reveals the body’s inefficiencies or misalignment. For example, improper foot alignment can cause hip pain, or improper hip alignment can cause knee pain. Your physiotherapist at Saanichton…
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Would you benefit from foot orthotics?

What are Custom Foot Orthotics? A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct…
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The ten golden rules for runners!

Although focused for runners, this information is useful for a multitude of athletic endeavors   1. Surround yourself with the right people Proper medical and coaching supervision for all runners, whether high performance athletes or joggers,…