December 2023 - It's that time of the year where those of us who live in the southern hemisphere are getting ready to show off those summer bodies we’ve been working on all winter.
Nov 2023 - What is a winged scapula and how can physiotherapy help fix your shoulder problem? A common presentation we see are recreational runners or walkers who have recently increased their volume or intensity, and go on to develop pain on the side of their hip.
Sep 2023 - Clinical Pilates is a method of exercise used for rehabilitation after injury or surgery. Some of the benefits of Clinical Pilates include improvements in: posture, flexibility, muscle strength, control, balance and core and pelvic floor strengthening.
Sep 2023 - STRETCHES FOR A PINCHED NERVE IN THE LOWER BACK? A pain in the backside? This could well be a pinched nerve in your back. When you “pinch a nerve” you are likely to have pain in your lower back, it might also travel down to your bottom or further down your leg.
Aug 2023 - When Do I Need To See A Physiotherapist? Before we delve deep into when to see a Physiotherapist, let’s start with what is a Physiotherapist? Generally speaking, Physiotherapist’s will help to get the most out of your life. They promote an active lifestyle by promoting, maintaining and restoring your health needs.
Aug 2023 - How to overcome a hip flexor strain and what exercises and stretches to avoid? Hip flexor strains are a common injury that can occur when the muscles in the front of your hip are stretched too far or torn.
Aug 2023 - Physiotherapy is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of treatments for a variety of conditions. When seeking out a physiotherapist in Melbourne, it is important that you see a physiotherapist who has the experience and skillset to help you achieve the goals you want to achieve.
Aug 2023 - Osgood Schlatter's Disease occurs as a result of apophysitis (an irritation / inflammation of a growth plate). Traction apophysitis injuries are the most common injury within the adolescent population, with 1 out of every 10 adolescents impacted.
June 2023 -Have I strained my Hip Flexor? How to return to sport like a Pro. Read about how you can rehabilitate your hip flexor for max performance.
March 2023 - How to treat metatarsal stress fractures. A metatarsal stress fracture is a small hairline crack in one of the long bones in the foot. It's caused by repetitive stress on the bone, like from running or jumping. Metatarsal stress fractures are common in athletes, especially runners.
March 2023 - Exercises for a fractured or broken wrist after cast removal. Find out how you can make your recovery as smooth and quick as possible.
February 2022 - Exercises for anterior cruciate ligament injuries prior to surgery can be crucial in controlling swelling and inflammation, restoring strength and range and improving outcomes following the surgery. If there is only a short period of time between injury and a surgical repair exercises and physiotherapy for Anterior Cruciate Injury will focus on restoring range of motion in the knee as full extension is needed prior to reconstruction.
January 2022- The pectineus muscle is a rectangular and flat muscle in the upper interior of the hip that allows the rotation of the thigh. The pectineus muscle works with four other muscles (the gracilis, adductor longus, adductor brevis and adductor magnus) to make up a group of muscles called the hip or thigh adductors.
December 2022 - Chondromalacia Patella, also sometimes referred to as “runners knee” is pain that presents at the front of the knee caused by degenerative changes occurring on the undersurface of the patella (knee cap). These degenerative changes can include softening or fraying of the cartilage under the patella, and/or swelling of the patellofemoral joint itself. Sclerosis, which is an abnormal increase in density and hardening of bone, can also occur in the underlying bone.
October 2022 - Tight hips are something we see at the clinic every day. Runners, gym goers, athletes, desk workers you name it! Whether it is related to the injury they’ve come in for or it’s the reason they’re at the clinic - people are asking us why their hips are so damn tight.
September 2022 - What is golfer’s elbow? Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylopathy, is the most common cause of medial (inside) elbow pain and usually seen in people aged 35 – 55 years old. It is a type of tendinopathy that comes on gradually over time and results in pain and inflammation in the tendons connecting your forearm and elbow.
September 2022 - Piriformis syndrome is a condition that affects both the muscles and nerves in the buttock region. Specifically, piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle, which is located deep in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain.