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Justin McEvoy on his Rio adventures

Being the Senior Physiotherapist for the Australian Swimming Team at the Rio Olympic Games is the pinnacle of my 28 year career as a Sports Physiotherapist. Since my return many people have asked: “What was the most notable or ‘best’ … Continue reading

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Foam Rolling

Many or our clients own and use a foam roller, or own and don’t use a foam roller, or ask if they should purchase a foam roller. At any good gym you will see foam rollers amongst the many devices … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week

Scott’s main reason for becoming a physiotherapist was because of his experience as a National level swimmer. He spent a lot of time injured as opposed to competing, so got to know the physio world first hand, from a patient’s … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week

Michael Coppo A Queenslander Michael loves cycling and football (the world game football he says). Michael loves treating sports injuries and applying the same principles to everyday peoples. Michael studied physiotherapy at James Cook University after becoming interested in physiotherapy … Continue reading

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To Scan or Not

Imaging 101: Different imaging types and a rationale for their use. Radiology is a specialist field that uses different types of images to retrieve information about any structural defects under the skin that may be responsible for a patient’s pain … Continue reading

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Lateral Hip Pain

By Andy McGree Are you experiencing pain on the side of your hip? If so, its quite likely you have gluteal tendinopathy which may or may not be accompanied by an irritable and inflamed bursa. The good news is that … Continue reading

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What is Swimmers Shoulder?

‘Swimmers shoulder’ is a broad term utilised to describe the musculoskeletal injuries that develop due to overuse of the shoulder. The progression of pain and can be described in stages as follows; Mild discomfort after training Pain during and after … Continue reading

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Thoracic Dysfunction

Jeremy Cross analyses thoracic dysfunction; designing and re-designing the art of longevity in golf Thoracic (Upper Back) Rotation By Jeremy Cross Now up and running, the PhysioHealth Golf Performance Enhancement™ (GPE™) program has been moving forward with leaps and bounds.  … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week

Cara is a physio at Physiohealth. She’s always had an interest in the human body and movement and also enjoys helping people make a difference and improve their quality of life. Cara has an interest in overuse injuries, not only … Continue reading

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A Swimmer’s Off Season

In some sports the “off season break” is a substantial amount of time, months even. Not so in swimming. A 2 week break in May and maybe a week in September. A few days at Christmas if you’re lucky. In … Continue reading

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Is your Achilles tendon your Achilles heel?

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common issue in track and field athletes, not exclusively but particularly with distance runners.  The Achilles tendon is the main piece of tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel … Continue reading

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Irish dancing and shin splints – what you need to know

Shin splints. If you haven’t had them yourself then you undoubtedly know someone who has. Shin splints and Irish dancing seem to go hand in hand and are probably the most common reason Irish dancers spend so much time at … Continue reading

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Could your sore knee be patella-femoral joint pain?

Anterior knee pain, or pain at the front of the knee, is not uncommon for all track and field athletes to experience whether you are a thrower, jumper or runner. One of the most common causes of this pain is … Continue reading

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What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a generic term used to describe pain experienced over the front or inside of the lower leg.  The most common presentation of pain in this area is an irritation of the soft muscles and their attachments to … Continue reading

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Swimmers Posture

  Swimmers with poor posture are often badgered by their Physiotherapists. This is because ‘Poor Posture’ is the cause of as many injuries in swimmers as swimming training. A slouched forward upper body and ‘poked out chin’ posture are very … Continue reading

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Core Activation in Swimmers

The Importance of Core activation for swimmers A swimmer is a non weight-bearing athlete. A swimmer is required to develop propulsion using both arms and legs at the same time without being anchored to anything. How does a swimmer do … Continue reading

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Cycle City West

MEDIA RELEASE CycleCityWest, PhysioHealth and CELL Bikes launch new cycling team to take on Australia’s elite. 13 June 2014 This coming Friday evening sees the launch of a new and exciting cycling team at CELL bikes, 256 St Georges Rd, … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge – Week 9

This week we have a video analysis of Andy running with Cory from Physiohealth providing commentary. Looking good Andy! Here is Andy running from front view: Here is Andy running from back view: And from side on:

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 8

Andy sits down with Cory Prout from Physiohealth to discuss some tightness in his ITB. Andy is into Week 8 of his prep for Challenge Melbourne in February. Andy hasn’t had any troubles with training but has noticed a bit … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner of the Week

This week our Practitioner of the week is Jaclyn. Jaclyn works closely with the Physios to develop a program that is suitable and specific to clients needs and goals. Jaclyn has had a previous back injury and she has experienced first … Continue reading

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Physiohealth in Hawaii for Iron Man World Champs

Iron Man World Championships – Physiohealth in Kona , Hawaii Words by Katie Flatters After months of hard work with some of the ETPA athletes to get their bodies in perfect condition prior to the world championships, the countdown was … Continue reading

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Huge Weekend For Physiohealth

This weekend the Physiohealth team will be out in force supporting our partners. The weekend will kick of with Polly giving a presentation with Elite Triathlon Performance Australia in Shepparton on Saturday morning. Sunday morning we will be at Race … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Supporting My Room

Our good friend Adam Murchie is doing some great things at the moment. Physiohealth are proud supporters of Adam’s cause to raise money for the children’s cancer centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital and we urge as many people as … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week

This week our practitioner of the week is Joseph Naim. Joseph is a Remedial Therapist and first became passionate about remedial massage therapy at school when studying the muscular skeletal system. Joseph has been a qualified remedial therapist since 2006. Available … Continue reading

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2013 Boys U13 and U14 State Championship Coffs Harbour

2013 Boys U13 and U14 State Championship Coffs Harbour Michael Coppo Recently I was grateful enough to be part of the medical team travelling away with Victoria’s young, talented soccer players. The annual Boys U13 and U14 State Championships took … Continue reading

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Bike Bug Report – Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic – By Ben Johnson

Last Saturday six of the Bikebug.com/Aussie Pallets boys lined up for the iconic Melbourne to Warrnambool. The team consisted of me, Murchie, James, Woolsey, Az, James and AT.  With twenty Melbourne to Warrnambool’s between Az and Murchie alone, the team … Continue reading

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On The Couch – Compliance To Rehab With Justin McEvoy

Welcome back to on the couch. This week we have Physiohealth’s Sharbil and Justin discussing compliance to rehabilitation. Justin McEvoy, one of the founders of Physiohealth is an expert in this field and has a masters in physiotherapy where he looked … Continue reading

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SKCC Return Of The Crits

The crits have returned. A beautiful spring day greeted Melbourne and as a result the crowds gathered down at SKCC for the first crit of the season. All the big hitters came down for a look with Ridewisers Latte Laps … Continue reading

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2013 State Teams Short Course Championships

2013 State Teams Short Course Championships Physiohealth’s Scott Rolph recently returned from the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra where the 2013 State Teams Short Course Championships were held.  The event saw many of Australia’s future swimming stars competing in … Continue reading

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How To – SAPP

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How To – Upper Traps and Levator Scapula Stretch

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How To – Thoracic Rotation Sustained Hold

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How To – Thoracic Extension Over Foam Roller

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How To – Single Leg Squat

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How To – Shoulder Bridge

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How To – Scapula Setting And Pull Through

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How To – Scapula Retraction With Theraband

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How To – Scapula Retraction In Prone With Arm Lift

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How To – Scapula Retraction With 45deg Abduction

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How To – SAPP On Fitball

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How To – Prone Pull Downs

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How To – Plantar Flexion Stretch

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How To – Plank

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How To – Plank On Fitball

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How To – Piriformis Stretch

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How To – Lat Stretch

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How To – ITB With Foam Roller

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How To – Hip Flexor Stretch

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How To – Fitball Hip and Knee Extension

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How To – Self Massage With Spikey Ball For Gluteals

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How To – External Rotation with 90deg Abduction

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How To – External Rotation At 0 deg Abduction

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How To – Clams

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How To – Ballistic Thoracic Rotation

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How To – Advanced Plank

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The Mean Hills Of Yarra Boulevard

On the 8th of September, dedicated duathletes descended upon Yarra Boulevard for the 3rd race in the Melbourne Triathlon Club Duathlon series. It was a beautiful day for the race; hardly a breeze, and a lovely temperature to top it … Continue reading

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We’re Off To Hawaii!

ETPA in partnership with Physiohealth are thrilled to be sending a Physiotherapist to Hawaii to support their athletes racing in the 2013 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. ETPA and Physiohealth have enjoyed a six year partnership and they are proud to … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

Never Say Never by Amelia Tregear When I first met Kate at the beginning of 2011 she had spent the past 15months living in a Nursing Home. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995 Kate’s function gradually declined. By age … Continue reading

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Altona Hockey Club Final Round

Saturday 24/08/2013 saw the final round of the regular season for Altona Hockey club. For most of the teams this would be their final weekend of Hockey for the season. The day started off well with Physiotherapists Michael, Ryan and … Continue reading

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Northern Combine Race 16 & Race 5 of Women’s Points Series

Saturday 31/08/2013 saw Race 16 of the Northern Combine and Race 5 of the Women’s points series take place on National Boulevard, Campbellfield. Physiotherapists Cory Prout and Michael Coppo were on hand at this event to offer their expertise in … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week

This week our Physio of the week is Jed Ritchens. Jed originally became interested in becoming a physio after a long history playing basketball and dealing with his own injuries and rehabilitation. Jed developed a passion for the rehab process and … Continue reading

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Bike Bug – Aussie Pallets Cycling Team

Sam Miranda Road Race and Handicap – by Adam Murchie Whilst last weekend was my official “comeback” race, this weekend’s Sam Miranda race was the real homecoming party. This was my first open race competing against predominately full time riders … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner of the Week

This week our Physiohealth practitioner of the week is Don Perriman. Don has been a Physio for 40 years. Don’s background is in in road trauma rehab – he still has an indirect involvement through the Australian Paralympic committee, where … Continue reading

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How To – Ankle Inversion/Eversion

Osler demonstrates an exercise for the ankle muscles using a theraband.

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SKCC Newsletter 16 August 2013

SKCC TAKE GOLD It was just under three weeks ago that a battalion of SKCC riders stormed their way to Buninyong to taste victory in the Victorian Club Teams Time Trial. Six Women’s Teams and three Men’s Teams did battle … Continue reading

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Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis The pelvis is made up of two bones, which join together at the front of the pelvis, forming the pubic symphisis, and at the back, together with the sacral bones forming the Sacro-iliac Joint (SIJ) (See picture). The … Continue reading

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The female sporting knee and ligament injuries

When looking at the prevalence of ligamentous knee injuries, one may be inclined to believe that these types of injuries tend to occur more often in males. While it may appear this way based on the media that goes hand … Continue reading

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How To – Arabesque (single leg dead lift)

Andy from Physiohealth demonstrates how to do an arabesque exercise. This is a great exercise for glute activation and eccentric hamstring loading exercise and is a good exercise to complete after a hamstring strain and kicking sports where weight is … Continue reading

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How To – Tennis Elbow Eccentric Exercise

Michael from Physiohealth demonstrates how to strengthen the elbow for Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow can be painful so start with a low weight.

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How To – Sit To Stand For VMO Strengthening

Jed from Physiohealth demonstrates an exercise to increase strength of the quadriceps muscle, with particular focus on the VMO muscle. This is an important exercise to train the VMO as the VMO is a major stabiliser in the knee.

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How To – Heel Raisers

Jed from Physiohealth shows the correct execution of a heel raise. This is a commonly prescribed exercise for lower limb injuries, in particular it’s used in the recovery of knee injuries and ankle injuries. Jed takes you through the basic … Continue reading

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How To – Eccentric Hamstring Strengthen

Michael from Physiohealth demonstrates how to strengthen hamstrings eccentrically. This is an important exercise for those playing soccer and football who do a lot of running and jumping. Using weights is optional but helps with the strengthening. it’s important to … Continue reading

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How To – Bicep Curl

Jed from Physiohealth demonstrates how to correctly execute a bicep curl using a theraband. This is a commonly prescribed exercise by Physios during rehabilitation following a bicep strain or rehabilitation following a procedure such as an elbow reconstruction.  

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On The Couch with David Micallef

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This episode of On The Couch Cory Prout talks to David Micallef. David is a partner at Physiohealth and he is discussing Lateral Hip Pain. Lateral Hip Pain is a common injury and especially effects females. It’s an injury that … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Proudly Supporting St Kilda Cycling Club

We are proud to announce that Physiohealth along with The Grosvenor Hotel, Omega Advertising & Brighton Skoda are proud sponsors of the St Kilda Cycling Club!! Here’s the write up that appeared in the SKCC Cycling club newsletter, if you … Continue reading

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On The Couch with Cory Prout

David Micallef sits down with Physiohealth’s Cory Prout to discuss the ins and outs of Swimming Efficiency.

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What is Lymphoedema

What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excessive amounts of protein-rich fluid resulting in swelling of one or more regions of the body. This is due to a mechanical failure of the lymphatic system and occurs when the demand … Continue reading

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Stocky’s Scribbles: Girls Will Be Girls

With Melbourne Victory Women’s star Steph Catley back from her successful European Matildas tour, the NTC Girls were primed to tackle one of the U15A ladder leaders Whittlesea Ranges under lights at Darebin. Coach Dave Edmondson was away on interstate … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Practitioner Of The Week – Lisa

This week our Physio Health Practitioner of the Week is Lisa. Physiohealth remedial massage therapist Lisa has been interested in Massage Therapy for over 10 years. Lisa became interested when her girls started gymnastics and she found massage therapy to … Continue reading

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How To – Bridging with Kicking

Osler demonstrates how to progress core strength exercises program with a bridging with kicking exercise. This is particularly good for soccer players as we input a kicking movement into this exercise.

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How To – Swimmer’s Catch & Pull Exercise

Megan demonstrates a swimming specific exercise that works on the retraction of the shoulder as it comes back through (specific to the freestyle stroke). This exercise is designed to strengthen the retractors in a swimming specific position.

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How To – Gluteal Activation Exercise

Meagan demonstrates a glute activation exercise. This exercise supports the pelvis area while activating the glute at the same time.

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How To – Rotational Gluteal Exercise

Meagan demonstrates how to do a glute strengthening exercise. This exercise works on isolating one particular glute at a time. This is an intermediate exercise perfect for swimmers.

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Running Form Comparison

Running Form Comparison – Shep vs Murray Man 2012                 Good form – Strong and efficient – 1.22.30 for 21.1km/3.54pace – Head up – Shoulders back and relaxed – Chest up and forward … Continue reading

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How To – Drive Through in Side Lying

Polly demonstrates stability exercises to work glutes and to get the hip moving in isolation.

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How To – Drive Through Exercise

Polly demonstrates a progression for running exercise.

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How To – Bridge with Hip Twist

Polly demonstrates the progression of the bridge of Pilates exercises.

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How To – Using Stretchband for Hamstrings

Katie demonstrates how to improve hamstring flexibility with a hamstring stretch using a Stretchband.

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How To – Wall Lifts

Poly demonstrates an exercise to work on getting some isolation between the lumbar, pelvis and hip – great for runners and cyclists.

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How To – Split Leg Squats

Polly demonstrates a split leg squat and shows the progression to make this exercise more challenging.

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How To – Improve Upper Back Rotation

Here is an exercise from Physio Health to help increase rotation of their upper back. This is particularly useful for athletes who do sports that only involve one arm.

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How To – Supported Declined Single Leg Squat

Here is Polly demonstrating an exercise to get the glutes working.

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How To – Wall Squats

Jed demonstrates how to correctly execute a wall squat. Wall squats are a commonly prescribed exercise for any lower limb injuries, especially after knee surgery.

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How To – Step Ups

Jed demonstrating how to correctly execute a Step Up. Working the Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes.

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How To – Crab Walk Exercise

Gary with the help of Scott demonstrates how to do a crab walk. The crab walk exercise helps build up strength in the Gluteus Medius muscles, the muscles on the side of your hip. These muscles are important in any … Continue reading

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How To – Neural Slides

Scott from Physio Health demonstrates a stretch to help loosen the hamstring. This stretch helps loosen the nerve that runs down the back and leg.

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How To – Scapula Retraction

Scott from Physio Health demonstrates an exercise for the shoulders. This is a great exercise for posture and helps alleviate shoulder pain.

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Episode 2: Running Technique & Analysis with Cory Prout

Welcome to the “On The Couch” with Physiohealth Interview Series. During the “On The Couch” episodes we will be interviewing key people from a range of backgrounds including; physios, elite sporting club personnel, elite athletes, and many other people associated with Physiohealth. The purpose … Continue reading

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ACL Rehabilitation

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee joint. If you have torn (ruptured) this ligament, the knee can collapse or ‘give way’ when making twisting or turning movements. An ACL rupture happens … Continue reading

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome in the lower limb is essentially where the pressure within a compartment increases to a point where the nutrients supplying the structures within that compartment are either completely or partially occluded. In our lower leg with have 4 … Continue reading

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury, characterised by localised pain to the back of the heel where the tendon inserts on to the bone or tendon pain 2-6cm above the heel insertion, which is associated with … Continue reading

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