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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 2022 - Tennis elbow was wrongly believed to be caused by inflammation for some time. Doctors recommended injecting cortisone, an anti-inflammatory drug, which resulted in long-term adverse effects. Some would only give their patients advice which would lead to recovery when followed, but rarely do they reach near full recovery.
May 2022 - What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder and affects between 2-5% of the population. Frozen shoulder commonly presents in 40-to-60-year old’s and is more prevalent in women (70%).
February 2022 - In the 2015 AFL season there was an average of 41 injuries per club and resulted in an average of 152 games missed per club. Soft tissue injuries such as hamstring strains make up a large portion of these injuries.
February 2022 - As physiotherapists we see a lot of patients with both new and persistent shoulder pain. Each year 1 in 50 adults will seek care for a new onset of shoulder pain. Without tailored and evidence based treatment, 40-50% of shoulder pain cases will continue to have pain after 6-12 months.
February 2022 - Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Melbourne, and one of the most common sports mentioned that our patients want to return to following injury. We are a trusted name when players are looking for a soccer physiotherapist.
January 2022 - Foot injuries are amongst the more common ones we see at the clinic. Our feet contain lots of little bones, tendons and muscles which are all treated differently with foot physiotherapy management. With foot physio, accurate diagnosis is important to ensure appropriate management and successfully overcoming the injury. As foot physiotherapists in Melbourne, here are the 3 most common foot injuries that we see:
January 2022 - It is important to note that the goal of physiotherapy treatment for lower back pain is not to “push a disc back in” as that is physically impossible, or to improve how the lower back looks on an X-ray or MRI. The goals are always to eliminate symptoms over time and to restore normal movement and activities, including work, sport and exercise. Naturally, it is a long-term goal to reduce the likelihood of the symptoms recurring.
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 and is provided through the process of glycolysis.
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, which is used for EVERYTHING (work, play, hygiene & leisure)!
September 2021 - The ulnar nerve originates from the lower part of the neck, passes under the shoulder, runs down the inside portion of the arm, and into the 4th and 5th fingers of the hand. The nerve sits very close to the surface around the elbow and can be palpated near the ‘funny bone’, a small bony groove on the inside of your elbow.
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 function of the hamstrings is to extend the hip and flex the knee.
June 2021 - You’re training for that big event, almost beating your personal record or you’re just enjoying your exercise regime as it is. Then you feel this deep nagging pain in your groin or hip area and a fear flashes before you - what could it be?
February 2021 - We live in a world where all of us want to be the best that we can be - the best mother, father, employee, friend and sportsman. When it comes to sports - we push ourselves and persevere through hard training with the goal of improving our physical performance.
March 2021 - Orthopedic operations include ligament repair of the knee, rotator cuff repairs, management of dislocations, meniscus surgeries, hip scopes as well as total knee and total hip replacements. These are just a few examples - there are plenty more.
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.