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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot, with pain usually localised around the front of the heel bone and radiating along the arch of the foot towards the toes. There is usually point…
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Knee Pain Solutions

Knee pain comes in many forms with many different causes. While treatment for every person and condition will be different in each case, here are a few tips that may help to reduce knee pain throughout the day. 1. Choose supportive footwear One…
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Lower Back Pain When Walking or Running

Lower Back Pain When Walking or Running As Physiotherapists a regular complaint by patients is the experience of increasing lower back pain when walking or running. There is a common misconception that because we are undertaking exercises…
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Plantar Fasciitis - Our arch enemy

Plantar fasciitis may sound like a new gardening fad, rather than the straining of the ‘plantar fascia’, or put in simple terms the band (fascia) of the foot (plantar). Known as ‘joggers heel’ because of the high incidence of this condition…
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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…