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Do you have Chronic Pain?

Breaking the cycle of chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Upto one in five Canadian adults suffer from chronic pain. It affects one in five people globally and is the primary reason people seek medical treatment. In most cases, chronic pain…

Chronic Pain Research

Do you suffer “Chronic Pain”? Do you feel misunderstood and frustrated? Here at Saanich Physio we want you to remember, the concept developed by Mosely and Butler (2017): All pain is normal, all pain is a personal experience…

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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Osteoarthritis Victoria BC

For years there has been common thought, among sufferers and health professionals alike, that osteoarthritis (OA) is an irreversible disease process that you just have to learn to “deal with.” “Wrap yourself in cotton wool” and “try…
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Knee Pain Physiotherapy

  Physical Therapist's Guide to Knee Pain     Knee pain can be caused by disease or injury. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement…

Osteoarthritis treatment

There is a common belief that there is not much you can do for osteoarthritis because the joint damage has already occurred and can’t be reversed. However it is often the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joint and instability from…
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Runner's Knee: We can help!

At first it was just a niggle in your knee when you climbed stairs or were squatting. Then the pain and stiffness became more than a niggle and you began to feel it when walking, sitting and resting. You may be hearing popping or cracking sounds…
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Knee Bracing helps with Osteoarthritis Pain

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to "significantly improve the pain and symptoms" of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim…
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Hip or Knee arthritis? Boost your joints with Physio

HIP AND KNEE PAIN Spacing exercise-based physical therapy sessions over a 12-month period while using three additional "booster" sessions periodically has been shown to be more cost effective than alternative physical therapy strategies in the…
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Knee pain? Research says strengthen the hips!

Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis…