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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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Tracking Progress and Getting Stronger

TRACKING YOUR INJURY RECOVERY PROGRESS Recovering from an injury takes time and tracking your injury recovery progress can be a challenging time for you. Your recovery process can be influenced by a large number of factors all influencing…
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Physiotherapy for Chronic Pain

Physiotherapy for Chronic Pain While pain killers may be useful in controlling the symptom of discomfort, one should know that unless the cause of pain is addressed, the endless cycle of recurrent pain can be highly likely. We all had experience…

Fall Prevention

Falls cause 2/3rds of deaths due to unintentional injury in the elderly, which is the 5th leading cause of death of people over 65 years of age. A fall by an elderly person can be defined as “a situation in which the older adult falls to…
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Back Pain Exercises , Help yourself.

The world of low back pain (LBP) is a big one. There are many different causes of LBP (eg. Osteoarthritis, disc issues, facet joint sprain, muscular injuries, poor mechanics – just to name a few), and many different symptoms and presentations.…

Hip Pain?

What is it? Hip bursitis is a fairly common condition, and involves inflammation of the bursae around the hip joint. The bursa are small fluid-filled sacs, and are present to reduce the friction between tendons and the bone and ensure that…
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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…
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Prevent Back Pain

How Can I Prevent Back Pain? The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy. There are usually a combination of factors that cause…

What is Back Pain?

The lower back is a complex structure made up of interconnecting bones, discs, joints,nerves, ligaments, discs and muscles working together to provide a base of support for the body. This complex structure is susceptible to injury and pain…
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Exercise more for brain health!

  People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters -- glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA -- that…