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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…

Headaches : Treatment

HEADACHES Headaches are an extremely common occurrence through out our population and can effect all ages both young and old. There are several different types of headaches each of which vary in cause and consequently treatment. A thorough…

Elbow Pain : Tennis, Golf, Gardening?

 Elbow Pain You play golf and your elbow hurts. You play tennis and your elbow hurts. You’re at the gym doing push-ups and your elbow hurts. Gardening? Elbow hurts. Computer? Elbow hurts. The list goes on. You may say to yourself, “I don’t…

Mid Back Pain

Mid Back Pain Mid Back Pain Overview Your mid-back is the area of your spine between the upper border of your shoulder blades and your lowest ribs. Pain in the mid back can be quite disabling. Mid-back pain is very common due to people…
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TMJ, Headaches and Neck Pain

Neck and Jaw Tension Symptoms Neck and jaw tension symptoms or discomfort may contribute to pain in your head, ears, teeth, face, and upper back. The intensity of your neck and jaw tension symptoms can vary greatly. It is often described as…

Osteoarthritis 101

A Physiotherapist's Guide to Osteoarthritis   "Arthritis" is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically,…
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Why does exercise make us feel happy?

So we all know that feeling that we get after exercise - we feel generally happier, less stressed, less anxious and also sleep better. Exercise produces a rush of happy hormones we also know as endorphins. So what are these endorphins and why…

Back Pain? Don't look back in 2017!

Spinal Injuries/Conditions Some common spinal injuries and conditions we treat: Acute lower back (lumbar) pain due to spinal disc and/or facet joint injuries Chronic low back (lumbar) pain Sciatica – referred pain and symptoms into the…

Try a Yoga or Core Conditioning Course Today!

Saturdays at 3pm in Saanichton We are pleased to offer some great courses at Saanichton Physio. Our Athletic Therapist Peter Schreurs is also a certified yoga instructor and facilitates these courses in our private, relaxing clinic space   Hatha…

Chronic Back Pain? Don't take opioids, try Physical Therapy

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them. More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from…