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Shockwave Thearapy (ESWT) for Lower Extremity

Learn more about Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)  Full article link below: with this study from the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is widely used in clinical practice for managing…
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Plantar Heel Pain Research

Research  (Plantar Heel Pain) - Full article link below. We wanted to share with you a powerful synthesis of top quality research. This paper appeared recently in the British Medical Journal. Plantar heel pain (PHP), which affects 4%–7.0%…

Shin splints 101

MEDIAL TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME AKA – SHIN SPLINTS Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is a common injury of the lower leg in athletes. What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome? Medial tibial stress syndrome is a common injury in runners and…
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Tracking Progress and Getting Stronger

TRACKING YOUR INJURY RECOVERY PROGRESS Recovering from an injury takes time and tracking your injury recovery progress can be a challenging time for you. Your recovery process can be influenced by a large number of factors all influencing…
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Breaking the cycle of chronic pain

Breaking the cycle of chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Upto one in five Canadian adults suffer from chronic pain. It also affects one in five people globally and is the primary reason people seek medical treatment. In most cases,…
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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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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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Physiotherapy for Chronic Pain

Physiotherapy for Chronic Pain While pain killers may be useful in controlling the symptom of discomfort, one should know that unless the cause of pain is addressed, the endless cycle of recurrent pain can be highly likely. We all had experience…
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Patellofemoral Syndrome. What the latest research tells us.

By Scott Simpson Saanich Physiotherapy + Sports 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, found that the problem affects 7-40%…