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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.
March 2021 - As Victorians, we love nothing more than getting down to the beach. The start of Autumn means a change in the weather patterns and winds, and this means ideal surfing conditions, that culminate in the Bells Beach Pro.
March 2021 - It’s not uncommon for golf to be seen as a low impact sport that poses more as a mental challenge than it does physical. However anyone who has endured 3-4 hours on a golf course (particularly the first game back in a while) can appreciate waking up the next day with pain from your shoulders to the tips of your feet.
April 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!
June 2021 - The traditional barbell squat (back squat) and deadlift are two of the most common exercises performed at the gym and routinely given by physiotherapists as a functional strength exercise.
October 2021 - When you sustain an injury playing sport your priority is to do everything you can to get back out there. When you see a physio they will diagnose your injury, estimate the timeline of recovery and give you the necessary tools to help you return to sport.
June 2021 - Do I need to strength train? Strength training is often overlooked as a key part of a runner’s training. It is especially important after an injury due to the decreased capacity of the injured area as a result of time off running and the injury itself.
February 2021 - Finding a physio to work with after an injury can be a big investment. You want to ensure they are going to give you the best possible care in order to get you back to your sport. To help you through this, we have put together the top 5 things your physio should do to help you return to sport after injury.
May 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.
February 2021 - A high ankle sprain is what is sometimes referred to, when there has been an injury to the ankle “syndesmosis”. A syndesmosis injury affects the structures that hold the end of the tibia and fibula together, just above the ankle joint, and can be a very disabling and painful condition, and can take longer to recover than a standard lateral ankle sprain injury.
February 2021 - In the clinic we often hear patients say, ‘I don’t run anymore because I’ve been told it will give me Arthritis’… Or ‘my doctor/surgeon has said I can’t run anymore because I have arthritis’. Many of these patients are or have previously been avid runners and running is a big part of their lives. So….do they need to stop running?
February 2021 - We live in a world where participating in sporting activities is a big part of many peoples lives. According to the Australian Department of Health, more than 90% of adults have an interest in sports and roughly 11 million adults participate in sports each year along with 3 million children.
January 2021 - “Impingement” of the hip is formally known as Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS). It is a problem in the hip joint where extra bone growth causes pain during movement and it is one of the more common injuries that present at the clinic.
January 2021 - Lower back pain is never a fun time - it impairs your work, family time, exercise routine and even the ability to do simple tasks such as getting dressed or cleaning the house.
January 2021 - 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.
September 2016 - We visit physiotherapy clinics for a variety of reasons. It may be muscular problems or other conditions. But what is physiotherapy and what are the benefits? Here's a brief overview.
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.
October 2016 - A remedial massage is the recommended treatment when you are experiencing long-lasting pain. It involves the assessment of muscles, tissues and such in order to relieve the pain. The aim of this massage is to address muscle tension using a treatment plan to reposition any misaligned bones or joints, and improve the blood flow to the affected areas.
April 2022 - If you’re having problems improving your flexibility, you may need physiotherapy treatment or advice. Even if you are regularly stretching, the desired results may not be possible if you’re unable to identify the exact problem and therefore enact an appropriate remedy.
November 2016 - Physiotherapy exercises provide the proper correction and enhancement our bodies need. Having the right partner send us in the right direction, assists with better health.For the right evaluation and recommended set of exercises that target your problem areas, see your local physio.
April 2022 - Are you in pain and considering physiotherapy but a friend suggests you see their chiropractor while your mother insists on a visit to an osteopath? Their suggestions are well-meaning. All professions aim to ease you of your pain and help your body work better with their own philosophies, techniques and focus.
December 2021 - Are you looking to improve your core strength, flexibility and balance? Then you should consider clinical Pilates with a Melbourne professional. Designed to be a safe, simple and effective form of exercise, Pilates can be done by anyone from those recovering from an injury, pregnant women, people who suffer chronic joint pain, or for those wanting to strengthen their core and spine.
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.
December 2016 - ACL physiotherapy is treatment targeted at the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament. Athletes in particular are very prone to injuring their knee, particularly the ACL, which functions to stabilise the joint. This usually occurs when excessive stress is placed on the knee, stretching the ligament beyond its limits.
January 2017 - The back provides support to the body whether you live an active or sedentary lifestyle. The more active you are, the more support your back needs but inactivity can also result in back problems. To maintain the muscle mass and strengthen it, regular exercises are needed.