October 2021 - Lactic Acid, or lactate, is a normal by-product that our bodies produce during energy breakdown when oxygen is lacking. Our bodies need energy to function and perform. Energy is provided to working muscles and body systems through the process of glycolysis. Glycolysis is the breakdown of glucose into a form that is usable as energy for our skeletal muscles. The preferable way for this to occur is with the use of oxygen. When oxygen is plentiful, this process is therefore what we would call aerobic, meaning with oxygen.
October 2021 - The wrist and hand are joints that are often underappreciated for how important they are for day to day tasks! The wrist’s main role is to position the hand. The hand is used for EVERYTHING (work, play, hygiene and leisure)! From highly dexterous tasks (writing, knitting, typing etc) to high power activities (gripping heavy shopping, punching a footy, lifting a couch). The wrist and hand joints work in harmony. The joints are complicated structures comprising many small bones, tendons, ligaments and small muscles and joints.
September 2021 - To say that women’s football has exploded in the last five years is an understatement. The exposure brought by the AFLW has filtered down to the local level and women everywhere are showing interest in the game. The Victorian Amateur Football Association kicked off their inaugural women’s competition in 2017.
September 2021 - The ‘hip region’ is the section of your body between your trunk and thigh. There are lots of possible causes for pain in this area of your body, and it is important that hip region pain is accurately diagnosed for successful physiotherapy management and recovery.
September 2021 - Patients often present to physiotherapy with a diagnosis of mild scoliosis and not much more information on what it is, how it has come about and what can be done to help with ongoing management. If this sounds like you or a loved one, let's dive right in!
August 2021 - Shoulder pain - something that nobody wants to experience. Unfortunately, life requires us to use your shoulders and arms for activities every day.
August 2021 - This is a question we heard from a patient seeking treatment for their own injuries. It’s really hard to see someone you care about in pain and not able to do what they’d like to do.
July 2021 - The hamstring group is made up of three muscles on the posterior part of your thigh. The bicep femoris, semitendinosis, and semimembranosis arise from the lower part of your pelvis (your sit bone), and span across the hip and knee joints before inserting into various locations around your knee and upper shin.
May 2021 - Joint injuries are very common sports injuries and usually involve the joint being stretched past its normal range of movement. This can result in the ligaments, muscles/tendons and joint capsule being overstretched or even torn.
February 2021 - Yes, you do! You invest so much of your time and energy into your training program, coaching and sporting equipment. Why wouldn’t you invest in the one thing that makes you move - your muscles….? One of the biggest reasons to get a sports massage is to help your muscles, tendons and joints move through their optimal range of motion and subsequently leading you perform at your best!
February 2021 - The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of the stabilisers of the knee joint to prevent excessive movement. It is typically injured if the knee excessively twists when turning to change direction or hyper-extension of the knee if it straightens too far. Usually, this injury happens during non-contact incidents during sport but can also happen due to contact when other forces push the knee into these positions.
August 2021 - Back pain is common among adults however the pain can be alleviated with specialised back physiotherapy. Back pain may range from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of things.
August 2021 - Sports Physios with a special interest in physiotherapy for tennis elbow pain & other tennis injuries. Book at our North Melbourne, Essendon or Blackburn clinic.
August 2021 - Surfing is a popular water sport that has been growing rapidly in popularity, with more people in the water resulting in more injuries. Although compared with other sports, surfing is relatively safe, contact with the surfboard, rocks, coral, or sand causes most injuries.
July 2021 - Neck and back pain are two of the most frequent presentations that we see as Physiotherapists in the clinic. Whether it’s due to stress at work, long hours at a desk or you simply just woke up with it, we all know someone who experiences it. This might even be you! And if it is, it is time to do something about it.