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Advice to athletes with Back Pain: Get active!

"Prolonged inactivity for an athlete with LBP can increase their injury risk, which ultimately results in further inactivity and potentially more pain. While ‘keep active’ might seem an odd recommendation for athletes with LBP, emphasising…
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Small steps, Strong shield: The benefits of Exercise to fight COVID

From the British Medical Journal: This is a ground breaking study to support the benefits of Exercise to prevent serious symptoms of COVID. (1) using objectively measured physical activity data to demonstrate a positive association between…
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Sometimes our joints just hurt, and its ok not to know why.

This article was written by Dr. Howard Luks, Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Specialist Sometimes our joints just hurt, and it’s ok not to know why (howardluksmd.com) Please visit his website for more excellent research based information:   Do…
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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…
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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%…
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Manual Therapy for Back and Neck Pain

See the Big Picture. Treat the CAUSE of injury. This is the 'hands-on' of physiotherapy which is found at the Saanich Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic. Although there are certain improvements that can be made by stretching and massage alone,…