By Christine Morrison- Physiotherapist What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint condition as a result of the joint surfaces becoming damaged and thickened. The protective cartilage on the ends of the bones becomes thin and deteriorates. The joint capsule, ligaments, muscles and underlying bone is also affected, thus the movement of the joint [...]
Obesity: a Preventable and Curable Epidemic
By Rob Foley- Physiotherapist As everyone is aware, obesity driven illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally and even more so in the Western world. They are also a huge burden on healthcare provision. The author of "The Obesity Code" Dr. Jason [...]
Suffering from Stress? Acupuncture can help!
By Mark Bodnar – Acupuncturist Stress is something that more and more of my patients are experiencing daily and finding that it is interfering with their health and happiness. If you ask any health care professional they will agree that chronic stress is just no good for your body. Recently there have been several medical […]
Positive experiences with Healthcare in Canada
"The service is terrible but the care is excellent" … this is an often used phrase about health care in Canada. You will often hear me grumbling along with patients about access to care – but after my recent experiences at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria Day Surgery I can tell you the care ‘is [...]
Spinal Mobility Classes Are Back on at Physioplus!
Learn floor exercises to improve your spinal mobility. Designed by a physiotherapist these exercises are gentle and safe. We use mobilizing tools to help you loosen stiff spinal segments that lead to recurrent spinal pain or that limit performance. Spinal Mobility Classes are held at the clinic with our kinesiologist Daniel Cryderman and are run [...]
Keep your head in the right place
By Jane Langille DR. KATHERINE TIBOR, a Costco member and chiropractor at Balanced Health Care in Toronto, wondered why her patient, an 8-yearold boy, had increased neck and shoulder pain. “There were no new activities or sports, so the cause was not obvious. Then I saw him sitting in my waiting room playing games on [...]
Looking for a Physiotherapist?
Looking for a Physiotherapist Looking for a physiotherapist? -- You are in the right hands at Physioplus Our experience is our advantage- with over 25 years of clinical experience working with specialists and following best practice we will provide you with the right treatment and the best outcome. We provide hands on help and education to [...]
sore feet ? running injuries? … we can help you go better
Custom Orthotics – Time is Running Out Yes its December and its time to take advantage of your investment in extended benefits. Stiff neck? sore knee? heel pain? - call soon - we can help you move well and stay well Most plans allow up to $400 for custom Orthotics. If you need Orthotics book [...]
Acupuncture and Sleep Disorders – Some tips to help you sleep.
By Mark Bodnar – Acupuncturist As a parent with young children it feels like I talk about sleep a great deal. I also encounter patients with sleep issues frequently in my practice. Not getting a good night’s rest makes everything in life more difficult. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is a very common complaint. […]
Are you ready to step up to maintain a better body?
Physioplus in downtown Victoria is the perfect place for you! We offer friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a private training facility with access to Parkside Resort pool and gym. Our personal trainer and kinesiologist, Daniel Cryderman walks the talk on healthy lifestyles and wants to help others achieve their fitness goals. Working with a trainer [...]