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Osteoporosis Injury Prevention

This consensus statement aimed to determine the physical activity and exercise needed to optimise bone strength, reduce fall and fracture risk, improve posture and manage vertebral fracture symptoms, while minimising potential risks in people…
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Low Back Pain Clinical Perspectives

Back Pain : The inside track Back pain is a leading cause of disability. It is also a costly challenge for our health care system. Unfortunately, many people receive passive treatment methods despite research showing the benefit of active…
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Low Back Pain Guidelines for Patients

Back Pain : Perspectives for patients One of the biggest challenges that clinicians face is to make treatment practical. There is overwhelming evidence that activity when there is back pain is most often helpful to reduce symptoms and expedite…

Hamstring Strains Guide

Hamstring injuries can be challenge to work with. The good thing is that most get better fast when we use the best science. If you really want to geek out on the research follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/SPSCHamstring   …
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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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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…

Back Pain for Athletes… and Workers

Did you know? Back pain affects everyone! 3 Up to 9 in every 10 Olympic athletes experience LBP in their lifetime; at any 1 time, up to 2 in every 3 athletes might be experiencing LBP.   Low back pain (LBP) is common in the general and…

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…