April 2020 - Frozen Shoulder is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, which is a joint condition. When evaluating this condition, allied health practitioners may find a distinct reduction in range of motion of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder) through a clinical assessment.
April 2020 - “Telehealth” has been a buzzword in the media lately and you may be wondering what it is and whether your low back injury may be appropriate for it. Telehealth is the provision of health services through information and communication technology.
April 2020 - Coronavirus got you hunkered down at home? It’s likely you are much less active at the moment than you usually are. Each week we see new cases of acute and chronic injuries which are directly related to a lack of activity and a sedentary lifestyle. Here are 8 reasons why you should stay active - some of which you may not have been aware of!
April 2020 - In this blog we will outline what the condition Sciatica is and how it is felt throughout the body. We will provide you with some self care tips and treatment options that will assist you with any discomfort you may be feeling. So let’s get started!
March 2020 - It’s a common question that teenagers and their parents ask. Active teenagers who play sports are commonly under pressure to improve and find an edge in some way, especially those who play a relatively high level and hope to play elite sport in the future.
February 2020 - In this blog we will outline what remedial massage therapy can provide you with, some self care options that work with massage therapy and most importantly how it can improve your health and well being. So let’s get started!
February 2020 - With each version, the legs are passive and the trunk is relatively still with the shoulders moving a weight overhead and back down. This is great for isolating specific muscle groups of the shoulder but not at all functional, as we instinctively move and use our feet, knees, hips and trunk to assist us when we have to move heavier weights above our heads in general living.
February 2020 - I remember the days of the fitness industry of the mid-2000’s when I started to do exercise for my own injury management and weight loss, and signed up to my first gym. Gyms were practically all the same, people focused mainly on upper body and ‘traditional bodybuilding’ exercises, people used to read bodybuilding magazines and the whole industry seemed to be more focused on supplements than anything else.
February 2020 - As cyclists, we are always looking for ways to improve and get faster. Depending on ability and the time of year, typical cycling training may consist of about 90% long slow endurance training on the bike and 10% intensity sessions. This balance allows cyclists to maximise their aerobic capacity and then improve their anaerobic threshold resulting in each cyclist reaching their full potential.
February 2020 - Ankle Sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries and one of the most common reasons a person will attend ED or see a GP. Whilst a vast majority occur during sports, the ankle can ‘roll’ innocuously whilst walking on uneven surfaces, slipping on stairs or a gutter, or whilst having a boogie on the dancefloor during a night out!
February 2020 - No one likes to be forced off the bike by injury or pain. Yet this is something that many cyclists will face. The good news? Every cycling injury can be treated! Here are some of the most common complaints we see and how to fix them.
January 2020 - Lateral Hip Pain is a painful condition that affects the outside of the thigh. Pain is often felt deep inside the buttock/hip region, and can radiate into the bony part of your outside thigh (greater trochanter), or in severe cases radiate down the outside and front of the thigh into the knee.
January 2020 - Following on from last weeks blog, today we share three tips for optimising your technique and getting started with running. It’s easier to get yourself into good technique now, than to try to retrain these things months int a programme! Trying to think about too many things at once can be overwhelming, so here are some of the most common issues we see with running technique.
December 2019 - Have you ever thought of trying to explain the sport of surfing to somebody that had never seen it before? You get thrown out into the ocean, on an ironing-board like object made of fibreglass. You have to lie down and paddle against the crashing waves barrelling towards you.
December 2019 - Tendon pain is due to tendon weakness compared with the demands of the activity and sometimes large spikes in pressure, such as running 5 times a week when you usually run twice. Pain is usually worse when you wake up in the morning or when you begin exercise and then settles, as if it needs to be ‘warmed up’, and then gets worse again once you’ve given it too much activity beyond what it can handle.
December 2019 - In order to get onto the road to recovery, strengthening exercises are essential. Yet after surgery or certain leg and arm injuries, joint and muscle pain can be big problems and limit people to not being able to do much rehab beyond gentle exercises. A recent solution to this problem is Blood Flow Restriction Training (also known as Occlusion Training), which helps give the benefits of harder or heavier exercise training whilst doing a lower intensity one that is less stressful for the injured joint or muscle.
December 2019 - As the weather warms up, more and more Melbourians are inspired to ditch the gym and take up running. Whilst a great and convenient form of exercise, running also places a lot of load on the body. We commonly see patients who have sustained a hip, knee or ankle injury just weeks after taking up running. It’s no surprise, given running can create ground reaction forces 3-4x your body weight with each step! With most distance runners taking between 150-180 steps per minute, that’s a lot of extra demand on your soft tissue and joints!
November 2019 - Tension headaches are the most common headache that people present with. At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy we have experienced Remedial Massage Therapists that identify the cause of your condition quickly to put you on a proper treatment pathway. The stretching exercises that are provided will work to improve your flexibility of the neck and shoulder muscles, helping to alleviate your symptoms and prevent them from returning in the future. See the article for our top 3 stretching tips!
November 2019 - Tension Headaches are often felt as an even pain or pressure that spreads and squeezes around the head, much like a headband. This particular type of headache can be intermittent and can last from anywhere up to 7 days to 6 months in chronic cases if left untreated.
November 2019 - Low Back Pain is very common in Melbourne and Physiotherapy treatment plays an important role in curing disc injuries. At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, we are sick and tired of hearing that people have been told they have an 'slipped disc' when it simply isn't true. Find out more by reading the blog on, "Do Discs Heal? Of Course They Do!".