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Do people really understand runners?

For all our runners out there. A great article by Mark Remy in Runners World. http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/the-wsjs-get-over-it-column-translated So a couple of days back, a gentleman by the name of Chad Stafko – which apparently is his…
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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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Foot Orthotics: quality, value, reliability.

  When getting orthotics patients should expect quality, value and reliability. How do you know you are getting good value for your money? At Saanichton Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic we provide customised care as no two patients are alike. Many…
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Running Injury Management: Quality Care

Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/quality-care   The only thing more demoralizing than a running injury is spending time and money to have the problem checked by someone who tells you to pop an ibuprofen and stop running.…
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Prevent Overtraining with proper advice from Saanichton Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic

Prevent Overtraining with proper advice from Saanichton Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Overtraining is a concern for all people pursuing fitness – from recreational or elite athletes to people who exercise to lose weight and…
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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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Prevent Running Injuries with Video Gait Analysis

Strategies for Preventing Injury Proper form can prevent injury and improve your performance. Increasing your body’s strength may improve your form and control, which can improve your movement patterns and keep you running without injury. Every…
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Run your best: Common running Myths

Making purpose and intensity part of training requires  knowledge of proper training and form. Consider the following training myths: Myth 1: Recovery is a break from training.   Recovery time isn’t a break from training, it is part…
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Running, injury and the starting line

Life on the Run Why do you run? For some, it’s about setting goals or staying fit. Others love being part of the running community and the freedom running can provide. No matter the reason, the rewards are undeniable.   Developing muscle…
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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,…