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Tension Headache? Learn more

"Tension headaches" are often talked about and we see a lot of patients with these headaches. In our diagnosis of these conditions, about eighty five percent of all headaches arise from the neck, or cervical spine, which refers pain 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…

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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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Feeling dizzy? You Could Have a Vestibular Disorder Do you experience dizziness? Perhaps when rolling into or over in bed, or turning your head to one side? Dizziness can be more than dehydration, a big night out, or a compulsion to spin in…
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Back Pain: Reset with science

Our spinal columns are made of twenty four vertebrae stacked one above another on the pelvis. They are joined together at the front by discs and at the back by facet joints. When we bend forward, the vertebra above tilts and slides forward,…
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Understanding why we get Back Pain

Figures suggest that around 80% of people experience back pain at some time in their lives. Back and neck pain can be very debilitating so how a physiotherapist manages back pain treatment is essential to secure a positive result. Back pain…
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Are Headaches a Pain in the Neck?

Headaches are a problem that affects at least 90% of us during our lifetime. There are multiple types of headaches that vary in symptoms and severity, with some of the more common types including tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic headaches.…
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Back Pain : Prevent it with good lifting technique

If there is one thing worth mastering to avoid injury it is the art of lifting. Setting yourself up correctly before attempting to lift something will keep you injury free. To achieve this it is best to practice the movements as an exercise…
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Got Neck or Back Pain? Try Physio

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging patients with musculoskeletal pain to consider treatment by a physical therapist, in light of a new federal survey showing that more than one-third of American adults and nearly 12 percent…