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Melbourne Victory Women take out the 2018/19 W-League Premiers Plate!!

Physiohealth have been working with the Melbourne Victory Women’s team for 11 years now and we were so excited to watch on as the team achieved the ultimate success this season (the first time in the club’s history). Physiohealth’s Sharbil … Continue reading

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Swimming Victoria Age State Championships

The recent Swimming Victoria Age State Championships was well supported by the Physiohealth team over the 5 days of intense competition. Our physiotherapists that specialise in management of swimming athletes were on hand to provide all athletes with the latest … Continue reading

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Hamstring Injuries and Soccer

by Liz Pattison Hamstring injuries are the most prevalent injury in both amateur and elite soccer players. The hamstring muscle group is made up of three separate muscles: biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. The action of the hamstring is two-fold, … Continue reading

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Soccer Injuries and ‘Training Right’ to Return to Play

by Ebru Efe “When can I play again?” This is often one of the first questions asked by an injured athlete, yet one of the hardest to answer. A number of factors and decisions come into the injury pathway taken … Continue reading

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ACL Injury and Prevention Programs in Soccer

by Elise Elsworth Soccer is the most popular sport in the world (1), yet it carries one of the highest anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates (2). The ACL is a ligament in the knee that contributes to knee stability … Continue reading

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Cold Hands? Neck & Shoulder Pain?

By Ksaniel Hasanki The term thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to a group of conditions that result from compression of neurovascular structures (nerves and blood vessels) that course from the neck to the axilla (armpit) through the thoracic outlet. The … Continue reading

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Myositis Ossificans- The ‘Hard’ Facts

by Adrienne Ingram What is it? The name suggests that Myositis Ossificans is an inflammatory process of new bone forming inside a muscle. However, it should be taken a little less literally. It has been shown to have little to … Continue reading

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Scapula Dyskinesis and Throwing Athletes : Just Wing it?

by Tom Wills What is Scapular Dyskinesis? Scapular Dyskinesis is the alternation of normal scapular movement and position; ‘Dys’ (alteration of) ‘kinesis’ (motion). Other terms are Scapular Winging and Scapular Dyskinesia (term relating to neurologically controlled factors such as damage … Continue reading

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Football Victoria National Youth Championships 2018

The Physio Perspective by Liz Pattison Four Victorian teams set off to the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour. As a physiotherapist, it was our role to manage the 17 athletes in each team. We were set with the challenge … Continue reading

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Muscle Haematomas – ‘What a Corker!’

by Symon Lovett Muscle contusions or more colloquially know as a ‘corky’ usually occur in contact sports like football, rugby and soccer. Following a large contact with an opponent, often a knee to the thigh, which causes intense focal pain, … Continue reading

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‘SWIMLATES’ – Pilates for Swimmers

by Dora Pandeloglou Pilates is common form of rehabilitation designed to improve body awareness, strength and flexibility through one’s functional range. It can be used to assist in reducing acute, subacute and chronic pain, in addition to enhancing sporting performance. … Continue reading

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Recurring Ankle Sprains – Chronic Ankle Instability

by Ashlea Otto Ankle sprains are a common musculoskeletal injury which affect those participating in sport and within the general community (1,2). People experience pain, swelling and poor function, which requires rehabilitation to heal and return to normal activities such … Continue reading

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Pes Anserine Bursitis- “A pain in the knee”

By Emma Hoy What is Pes Anserine bursitis? Pes Anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located on the inside of the knee, just below the joint line. The Pes Anserinus is the common insertion point for three key … Continue reading

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Hamstring Strains – Southern Twang

By Lauren Belza Hamstring strains are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Unfortunately these tears can sideline athletes for 2-6 weeks, depending on the severity and location of the tear. The hamstrings refer to a group of muscles … Continue reading

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Prehabilitation for ACL Reconstruction

By Jorden Radliff Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries that occur in sport, especially in females with a 2-8x greater risk than males (Hilibrand et al., 2015). With such a substantial time on … Continue reading

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ACL – What you ‘Kneed’ to Know

By Liz Pattison The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is an important ligament that stabilises your knee joint. The rate of ACL injuries is increasing rapidly in Australia, with 72% of injuries being sport-related. ACL injuries occur most frequently in … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Flat Feet?

By Matthew Camenzuli Flat Feet (or pes valgus) is a common finding in many people, including in children. However, what is the real importance of having a strong arch in your foot, and is it ‘bad’ to have flat feet? … Continue reading

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Falls and Balance

By Alicia Frey Did you know approximately 30% of community dwelling older adults fall every year?1 Falls are also the leading cause of injury related deaths and hospital emergency department visits2. Why do we fall as we get older? The … Continue reading

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Neck Pain and Phone Usage

By David Micallef Technology has become a necessity in today’s fast-paced and dynamic society. Nothing has changed our lives quite like the smart phone. Have a look around you when you are in a waiting room, on the train, waiting … Continue reading

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