When is Abnormal Normal? MRI and normal aging

When is abnormal normal? Reframing MRI abnormalities as a normal part of ageing Adam G Culvenor , Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Joshua J Heerey British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2021 Sports and exercise medicine clinicians…
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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%…
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Research on Quality MSK Care – Key Points

What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review.  O'Sullivan et al, BJSM 2020 The challenges:   1. Overuse of…

Preventing golf injuries

Golf Injuries are more common than you think! While golf is considered a low-impact sport, golf injuries are common and often due to overuse or poor mechanics. The areas injured, in order of most to least frequent, are the lower back, elbow,…
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Back to Balance with Laura Graham

Back to Balance with Laura Graham   This brand new one-on-one balance program now being offered through Saanich Physiotherapy at our Elk Lake location is specifically geared towards our senior clients that wish to maintain or further…
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Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race

Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race 41st Annual Event hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club Saanich Physio is honoured  provide therapy services at the 41st Annual Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race, part of the Vancouver Island…
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Why Exercise?

Understanding the “Why” behind Movement & Exercise How do our mindset and beliefs around exercise affect the decisions we make? This blog explores the nitty-gritty of the “why” movement and exercise are beneficial to you in order…
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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…