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IMS, Dry Needling Victoria

What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a specialised form of treatment that we use for reducing your pain and inflammation. Your trigger points are targeted with acupuncture needles to treat your pain, muscle tension, injury, and dysfunction.…
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Shockwave is a force to be reckoned with

K. Raveendran MD, Trauma Surgeon International Journal of Surgery Volume 24, Part B, December 2015, Pages 113-114 Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was first used in vivo for the disintegration of renal and ureteric calculi in 1980…
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Back Pain Exercises , Help yourself.

The world of low back pain (LBP) is a big one. There are many different causes of LBP (eg. Osteoarthritis, disc issues, facet joint sprain, muscular injuries, poor mechanics – just to name a few), and many different symptoms and presentations.…

Chronic Pain Research

Do you suffer “Chronic Pain”? Do you feel misunderstood and frustrated? Here at Saanich Physio we want you to remember, the concept developed by Mosely and Butler (2017): All pain is normal, all pain is a personal experience…
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Suffering from shoulder pain?

By Tim Camps,  Physiotherapist   Suffering from shoulder pain? Subacromial Pain Syndrome (SAPS) is by far the most common shoulder injury. Prevalence ranges between 44-65% (Bhattacharyya et al. 2014). The term SAPS was defined as: all…

Plantar Fasciitis

An introduction to the biomechanics of the foot and the plantar fascia The plantar fascia originates on the calcaneus (heel bone). It then extends into five bands as it passes all 5 metatarsal heads and joins onto the toe bones (Moore, Dalley…
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Welcome Kelsey to the Team!

Kelsey graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction and Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She has experience working with athletes and the general population in all areas of orthopedics…
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Low back Lumbar Disc Pain

Do you suffer from disc injuries? Location: The pain is usually central in the lower back and can radiate accross the entire lower back and down into the leg/s. Causes: Excessive, prolonged or forceful bending forward, sitting down and…
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Back Pain: Facet Joints

What are Facet Joints? Facet joints are located on either side of the spine. Their job is to support body weight and enable spinal movement. How do they contribute to Pain? Facet joints can be put under stress and injured by excessive…
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Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Back Pain As many as three quarters of women experience lower back pain while they are pregnant. Your centre of gravity shifts while you are pregnant and this can add extra, unwanted strain on your back. In addition to this…