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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…
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Do you get headaches?

I hope this blog will be helpful in diagnosing different headaches and learning about how we can help them! Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that are caused by issues of the cervical spine, which is the anatomical name for the neck. Even…
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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 and Neck Pain : 19 percent have persistent pain

A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. The Journal of Pain is the peer-reviewed publication of…
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Eight Ways to deal with Chronic Pain

By Rachel Noble Benner January 12 - The Washington Post These steps, distilled from research and experience, can help manage chronic pain. Embrace physical therapy. The more you move, the better you feel. Strategically strengthening and stretching…
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Baseball Injuries: How to prevent.

Crucial Tips for Parents of Little League Players –Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS Lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball team & NAIOMT Guest Faculty Member As the little league season is upon us,…
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Acetaminophen no benefit for Back Pain

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/acetaminophen-for-back-pain-brings-no-benefit-review-concludes-1.3017582 The commonly-prescribed drug acetaminophen or tylenol does nothing to help low back pain, and may affect the liver when used regularly,…
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Shin Splints

‘Shin Splints’ is an outdated term which is now believed to cover many forms of anterior shin pain. What most people perceive to be ‘shin splints’ should actually be termed Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). This condition typically…
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Low back Joint Manipulation...thoughts on research

My personal opinion is that we should always put patient safety first, I do not want to do any treatment that can cause long term problems. The safety of lumbopelvic manipulation is clear to see- there are few risks to manipulation of the lumbar…