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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…

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…

Warm up! Key to success

Okay. So you've decided to embark on a fitness regime in order to shed some kilo's, get fit or just for fun. New gym membership. Check. New sparkling runners. Check. Gym gear (a bit tight at the moment). Check. Alright, let me at that treadmill/rower/crosstrainer/zumba…
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Tennis elbow...perhaps not from Tennis!

Lateral epicondylalgia or tennis elbow is the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain located near the elbow. It is commonly known as tennis elbow as it can be a significant problem amongst tennis players. However, you do not need to play…

Shoulder Pain

Ok so your shoulder has been hurting for a while and your Physio has diagnosed you with a Rotator Cuff injury. What the hell is a rotator cuff? How do I get rid of this pain!? Firstly, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles which help to…

937 strides per km..no wonder we get calf pain!

A very common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. We have two main calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus, which are under repetitive load when we run. There are two reasons for this, the first one is to absorb the shock of our body weight…

Post running muscle soreness?

Whether you are a first time runner or not you will be on a runners high for finishing your event. The key to a good post running event recovery is what you do in the first few days after running. The outcome of not following through on a good…

Shoulder Pain? What should you?

Ok so your shoulder has been hurting for a while and your Physio has diagnosed you with a Rotator Cuff injury. What the hell is a rotator cuff? How do I get rid of this pain!?! Firstly, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles which help…
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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 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…