Physio for Ankle Sprains

Do I need physio for my sprained ankle? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries that present to physiotherapy and are easily sustained in both contact and non contact sport. With any ankle sprain it’s imperative to seek…

Solve pain from the ground up!

Are your feet causing aches & pains in your legs & back? Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops…

Types of Orthotics

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

Orthotics and Arthritis

People suffer from foot pain for a variety of reasons, but pain is more common in the elderly and those with chronic conditions such as arthritis. In the majority of cases, patients undergo a combination of different treatments, one of which…

Foot Orthotics

For more than 30 years Dr. Ben Nigg, a professor of biomechanics and co-director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Calgary in Alberta, has asked how orthotics affect motion, stress on joints and muscle activity. Do they help…

Running and Osteoarthritis

Does running accelerate the development of osteoarthritis? There are so many misconceptions about running and how bad it can be for your joints. You may have heard many friends and family members comment on this and they may have even tried…
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Low back Lumbar Disc Pain

Do you suffer from disc injuries? Location: The pain is usually central in the lower back and can radiate accross the entire lower back and down into the leg/s. Causes: Excessive, prolonged or forceful bending forward, sitting down and…
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Back Pain: Facet Joints

What are Facet Joints? Facet joints are located on either side of the spine. Their job is to support body weight and enable spinal movement. How do they contribute to Pain? Facet joints can be put under stress and injured by excessive…
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Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe the pain associated with an irritated or pinched sciatic nerve. Nerve impingement occurs when there is ‘compression’ (pressure) on a nerve. The pain is often experienced as one-sided…
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Pregnancy and Back Pain

Pregnancy and Back Pain As many as three quarters of women experience lower back pain while they are pregnant. Your centre of gravity shifts while you are pregnant and this can add extra, unwanted strain on your back. In addition to this…