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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 muscles and their attachments to the … Continue reading
By Andrew Lay. Grad Cert Sports Physio, B.Physio (Hons) FAI is a common hip joint condition which typically manifests as pain at the front of the hip and/or groin. It is more common in activities requiring greater hip flexibility such … Continue reading
A summary and explanation of the rationale behind core stability training for acute low back pain. Introduction Low back pain is a common disorder, with 80% percent of the population likely to experience low back pain at some stage (Walker, … Continue reading
David Cheung has over 5 years experience as a physiotherapist and consults from our Kew and Mount Waverley clinics. David holds a special interest in shoulder problems. David regularly attends conferences, courses, and reads 300 academic papers a year. He … Continue reading
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
Stress fractures are one of the more common sporting injuries, affecting runners more than any other. They develop from an increase in repetitive load on a bone that come from a significant increase or change to training. The most common … Continue reading
By Daniel Zambon B.Sc, D.Physio, APAM The role of the Rotator Cuff and Scapular Stabilisers The shoulder joint refers to the joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid (part of the scapula) and is known in medicine … Continue reading
By Simon Hearn Recovery from training and competition is a crucial component of the overall program for athletes of all levels. It allows the body to adapt and heal the microtraumas that are caused to the muscles during training and … Continue reading
The knee is the largest joint in the body, and is one of the more common sources of pain. Anterior knee pain is commonly associated with diagnoses such as patellofemoral joint pain, patellar tendinopathies, bursitis or fat pad impingement. When … Continue reading
Hockey is a popular international Olympic sport. In Australia, hockey is played at clubs, schools and indoor centres. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission showed an estimated 200,000 Australians aged 15 years and older play outdoor hockey. Hockey requires great … Continue reading
Wrist pain is quite common in gymnastics when weight bearing activities such as handstands, vaulting, beam and vaulting can place forces of up to 5 x body weight when completing skills. Most commonly the wrist pain is located on the … Continue reading
Being able to do the splits is a common topic among dancers and gymnasts, especially second splits. Second splits are also known as straddle, box and centre splits. Most dancers spend hours and hours stretching and perfecting the technique required … Continue reading
Our practitioner of the week is Hannah Cairns. Hannah has always been an avid sports player and was involved in a variety of sports growing up and has spent a bit of time as a patient herself. Hannah enjoys treating … Continue reading
“I have arthritis” is a common saying in the clinic. The word ‘arthritis’ has become a general term that people use for joint pain, and is often surrounded by negative beliefs such that the world is going to crumble upon … Continue reading
Check out James in his latest ad for Aikon watches. He looks like he is shape to win Gold at the upcoming Rio Olympics. We wish him and all the athletes all the best.
Swimming is a popular activity for many people, as it provides a great fitness effect without placing undue stress or load on the body. However the sport does come with its share of injuries, especially those training and competing at … Continue reading
Achilles tendinopathy is a non inflammatory, degenerative tendon injury that is a prevalent injury associated with running and jumping based athlete. This change in the tendon comes from an excessive overload on the tendon that causes a degenerative change. Multiple … Continue reading
Strength training is often ignored as part of a training regime, especially for Triathletes who are already very time and energy poor as they are required to train in not one, but three separate disciplines. Swimming, biking and running all … Continue reading
Our very own Cory Prout traveled to Cologne, Germany to provide support for Athletics Australia’s Training Camp Athletics Australia asked me to travel to their European training base in Cologne, Germany earlier this year. During Australia’s winter months it can … Continue reading
By Simon Hearn Recovery from training and competition is a crucial component of the overall program for athletes of all levels. It allows the body to adapt and heal the microtraumas that are caused to the muscles during training and … Continue reading
Sam Sheppard, Jordan Wilimovsky and Brendan Casey to compete at 2015 Vic Open Water Championships As the 2015 Open Water Championships and WOW Challenge are steadily approaching, our hosting clubs are looking forward to an exciting day of racing an … Continue reading
Through our association with many Olympic and National level athletes, we take a keen interest in the general health issues surrounding athletes: Exercise principles, sports psychology, nutrition and sleep. Yes plain old sleep. Insufficient sleep over a period of time … Continue reading
Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury especially in gymnastics, ankle injuries can differ considerably and each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different time frames for length of … Continue reading
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has brokered a deal with FOX SPORTS and ABC TV that will see the Westfield W-League broadcast on both networks for the 2015/16 season in a significant boost for women’s football in Australia. FOX SPORTS and … Continue reading
With the final Rapid Ascent trail race of the season upon us, it is important to make sure you finish the season on a high. Running can place high demands on the body, it can lead to stressed tissues resulting … Continue reading
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
Our practitioner of the week is Aine O’Connor. Aine has 8 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in both her home country Ireland, and here in Australia. She is a triathlete so has a keen interest in sports and functional … Continue reading
Image (c) Swimming Australia Australian swimming has a new golden girl in the form of Brisbane backstroker Emily Seebohm who tonight took her world title gold medal tally to three at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan with a … Continue reading
Image (c) Swimming Australia She has been in the shadow of her big sister since she started swimming but tonight it was Bronte Campbell’s turn to shine on the world’s biggest stage when she created family history on a victorious … Continue reading
Image (c) Swimming Australia Australia’s Cam McEvoy has been out-touched for gold by a fingernail in a thrilling 100m freestyle final on the fifth night of action at the FINA World Championships in Kazan. The 21-year-old Gold Coaster claimed the … Continue reading
Image (C) Swimming Australia Young gun Mack Horton showed just how tough a competitor he is to claim a deserved bronze medal in tonight’s 800 metres freestyle final on the fourth night of the FINA World Championships in Kazan. It … Continue reading
Australian backstrokers Emily Seebohm, Mitch Larkin and Madi Wilson ruled the pool on a golden night for the Dolphins at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan tonight. In Australia’s finest single night since the 2005 World titles in Montreal, … Continue reading
Rapid Ascent – Vertical K Mt Donna Buang Vertical K Mt Donna Buang provides the ultimate test of strength over a vertical kilometre for trail runners and cyclists. Not for the weak hearted, this epic challenge pitches man and bike … Continue reading
Did you know, PhysioHealth offers more than just physiotherapy treatments? We also have a strong team of masseurs that offer remedial massage treatments in five of our clinics, six days a week. Remedial massage is done with oil and is … Continue reading
PhysioHealth’s own Justin McEvoy is currently in Kazan, Russia helping to prepare the Aussie Swimmers to achieve further gold in the pool. Justin has been a regular on Australian Swim Teams since the Pan Pacific Championships in 2002 and is … Continue reading
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
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
Injury prevention is the buzz phrase amongst physiotherapists and sports professionals, particularly those involved in the management of elite athletes. The physiotherapy profession in particular has moved its focus away from injury management and towards preventative strategies. These may include musclulo-skeletal screenings, … Continue reading
Anklyosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition which affects the spine, hips, and in some cases the peripheral joints of the body. It is classified in the category of spondyloarthritis. With AS, inflammation attacks the spine and soft tissue causing … Continue reading
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
Adhesive Capsulitis Adhesive capsulitis or ‘frozen shoulder’ is a relatively common condition that involves the shoulder joint and is characterised by a spontaneous onset of pain, as well as, restrictions in both active and passive movement. It can often be … Continue reading
Bodybuilding is a sport where the goal is to maximally develop the body in terms of mass, symmetry and balance throughout the body. To a lesser extent your gym junkies and casual weights goers who are trying to “tone up” … Continue reading
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
‘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
This pre activation exercise is especially useful for soccer and footy players. It’s designed to activate your hip muscles and make you aware of your knee position during sideways movements.
Stefanie Wong Stefanie is a physio at Physiohealth. Stefanie completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne, after finishing her Bachelor of Biomedicine with a major in Pharmacology. She has a strong passion in sports and martial … Continue reading
This week our Physiohealth Practitioner of the week is Mitch Carney. Mitch is a physiotherapist at Physiohealth. Mitch grew up playing a range of sports – rugby union, soccer, cricket, swimming & golf! He enjoys working with a range of … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
What is a ‘Trigger Point’? Has your Physiotherapist asked you to use the foam roller or spikey ball due to ‘Trigger Points’, or have they mentioned the term during a therapy session, and you’ve just wondered what that meant? A … Continue reading
Hip Impingement also known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition which affects a large population of cyclists, however the majority of this population remain asymptomatic and pain free. FAI is characterised by the formation of extra bone around … Continue reading
Fractured clavicles, aka collar bones are mainly caused from excessive force placed on to an outstretched hand. These injuries are most commonly seen following an accident on your bike. In elite Cycling teams, these injuries are seen as the most … Continue reading
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
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
Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury, ankle injuries can differ considerably and each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different timeframes for length of recovery, and often poor … Continue reading
What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a thick connective band that runs diagonally through the middle of the knee. It prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding out in front of the femur (thigh … Continue reading
Physiotherapy, bone injury, and why your kids need to get outside and play What do you think of when you hear bone fracture? Chances are you are thinking of a casted leg, resting on the couch, or backing off and … Continue reading
What is FAI? FAI is a condition affecting the bony processes of the hip joint The Hip is a ball and socket joint comprised of: The head of the Femur (Ball) The Acetabulum (Socket) This joint type allows for large … Continue reading
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
So you have knee pain with Cycling? Knee pain also known as patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is highly associated with Cylists. There are multiple diagnosis and potential contributing factors which cause knee pain on the bike. If you are new … Continue reading
Kendo is the traditional Japanese art of swordsmanship, and is translated literally as “the way of the sword”. Kendo practitioners are referred to as kendoka or kenshi. Kendo is regularly practiced to discipline the human character by applying the principles … Continue reading
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
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
Why should swimmers get a Swim Screening? A swim screening should be performed on all swimmers who train regularly because firstly the sport is so repetitive, a swimmer with any physical weakness or restricted range of movement will end up … Continue reading
Research has shown that the role of the gluteal and core muscles play an important role in stability and power during cycling. The role of your core muscles is to offer you trunk support whilst cycling which will allow your … Continue reading
Whats the story with this barefoot running craze? Have you noticed more people running around in those funny looking glove like shoes? Have you noticed a few more lighter running shoes on the shelves that aren’t like your traditional heavier … Continue reading
On the couch with Rob Duncan from Club Warehouse chatting further about the recovery pump products. Recovery Core – developed to look after the areas that the boots can’t. The recovery core isolates and looks after the hips, glutes and … Continue reading
PhysioHealth’s Sharbil is chatting with Rob Duncan from Club Warehouse. The recovery pump has been around since 2011 – delivers compression to the legs in an effective and quick manner. We see a lot of elite athletes turning to the … Continue reading
This week’s practitioner of the week is one of our newest staff members – Alex Bell. Alex developed an interest in Physiotherapy after seeing the recovery process his brother went through after a car accident. Alex has a keen interest … Continue reading
Last week HCC launched the new HCC Physiohealth social/training ride on Yarra Boulevard which will run weekly on Thursday mornings at 6:00AM. There will be two meeting points: 6:00AM … Continue reading
Physiohealth Physiotherapist Katie Flatters has set herself a goal – to complete her first Olympic distance triathlon – here’s how she is going! Keep up the good work Katie! 4 weeks ago I decided upon a challenge for myself to … Continue reading
PhysioHealth’s Sharbil Wehbe talks with Darren Flood from Rocktape Australia to talk about their muscle tape that all our patients are loving.
Here’s Physiohealths Physiotherapist Cara at the Big Bay Swim talking about the most common injuries she saw come through the Physiohealth tent on Sunday!
I actually entered this years edition, rather than just talk about it like I did the previous two years. And lucky I did because I got to experience a magnificent course and the last running of the event as it … Continue reading
Katie Flatters Katie started her career in 2010 in London before travelling and settling in Australia. Katie was lucky enough to travel back to London to work at the 2012 Olympic Games with the Beach Volleyball. Katie is passionate about … Continue reading
A hat-trick from Racheal Quigley has secured Melbourne Victory a place in the 2014 Westfield W-League finals series, defeating Newcastle Jets 4-0 at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex last Saturday. Quigley completed her treble in the 69th minute with substitute Beattie … Continue reading
Physiohealth’s long time friend Adam Murchie, director of Forza Capital is involved again this year with My Ride. My Ride is a charity bike ride which raises money for My Room, part of the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Royal … Continue reading
Cycling Victoria (CV) is excited to announce three new sponsors for Breeze Rides. The new major sponsor is health.com.au, with Physio Health and Specialized also signing on to support CV’s flagship program for the development of women’s cycling. The new … Continue reading
Physiohealth is delighted to be a major sponsor of the newest high profile cycling race on the Victorian cycling calendar, the Melbourne Kermesse Championship which will be held on Sunday November the 16th at Caribbean Park in Scoresby. The event … Continue reading
At the first SKCC crit of the season, our Juniors partnered with PhysioHealth to feed riders and spectators, and raise funds for Juniors contesting the National Junior Track Series. Thanks to a hungry crowd and the generous support of PhysioHealth, … Continue reading
Cory has recently been helping out athletes and coaches involved with the Australia East African Running Academy (AEARA). A group of young Ethiopian orphans and refugees from Mount Alexander College are being assisted by founder Tony Benson and fellow Endurance … Continue reading
Andy McGree Andy decided to pursue a career as a Physiotherapist after a 2 year battle with his own injury, Osteitis Pubis. Whilst overcoming this injury Andy became passionate about biomechanics and analysing and assessing how to best overcome this … Continue reading
Polly from PhysioHealth and The FIT Mum are chatting about returning to exercise after a baby, and specifically strengthening the pelvic floor and the core. Everyone is in a different situation but it’s important to start early, the sooner you … Continue reading
If you have decided its time to get back into your favourite sporting activity after becoming a new Mum follow PhysioHealth Physiotherapist Polly in these pelvic floor exercises. These exercises will get you bouncing on your toes, skipping & running … Continue reading
PhysioHealth Physiotherapist Polly sits down with The FIT Mum to discuss five pelvic floor exercises for post pregnancy. To find your pelvic floor Polly recommends you lie on your back, pull your legs up to your waist and separate them, … Continue reading
Gema Simon’s late equaliser earns Melbourne Victory a share of the points against Sydney FC. By Cameron Laundry Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory played out the season’s first draw to complete Round 4, in what was Matildas coach Alen Stajcic’s … Continue reading
Western Sydney Wanderes (Home) Vs Melbourne Victory (Away)
Dora Pandeloglou Physiohealth clinical pilates instructor Dora has been practicing clinical pilates for 2 years after graduating Human Movement Exercise & Sport Science. Dora believes pilates is essential for all people of all age groups to help condition the body … Continue reading
Gary Singh Gary’s speciality areas include low back pain rehabilitation, posture related neck and upper back pain, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, ankle pain, post-operative rehabilitation- spinal, knee, hip surgery, injury prevention and musculoskeletal screenings. He has a keen personal interest … Continue reading
Physiohealth Remedial Massage therapist Dario Sorbello became passionate about massage after experiencing niggling injuries himself as a triathlete and runner. Dario believes massage is essential for injury prevention and muscle lengthening. Available at: Mount Waverley & Williamstown
This week our practitioner of the week is Ryan McKeough. Ryan completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree in Canberra in 2012 after finishing a Bachelor of Kinesiology with honours in his home country of Canada. He became interested in becoming … Continue reading
Amelia successfully completed her Run Melbourne journey for the 10km She didn’t quite make it under 50 minutes – official time came in at 51.25. She took 3 minutes of her personal best so it’s smiles all round! Next up … Continue reading
Amelia chats with her coach Greg from Krunchies health and fitness. She’s put in the hard yards and we have no doubt that she’ll smash her goal time of 50 minutes this coming Sunday at The Age Run Melbourne. Raceplan … Continue reading
Neck Pain and Headaches By Jeremy Cross – Physiotherapist at PhysioHealth Do you have neck pain? Do headaches ruin your day? Maybe we can help! Introduction Neck pain can be related to the dysfunction of the cervical spine and it … Continue reading
This week our Physiohealth practitioner of the week is one of our massage therapists, Wendy Burnett. Wendy has been in the industry for 13 years. Wendy has treated people with all different needs and requirements including athletes, the disabled, pregnant … Continue reading
Amelia is joined by her running coach Greg from Krunchies Health & Fitness to talk about Taper. There’s a lot of confusion out there about Taper so Greg is here to clear up the confusion! Greg wants Amelia to keep … Continue reading
This month’s On The Couch features Cam Fary and Cory Prout from PhysioHealth. Cam is a specialist hip surgeon and they are chatting about a condition that is being observed more frequently these days – FAI. Cam takes us through … Continue reading
Amelia Tregear Amelia has a keen interest in low back and neck pain as well as sporting injuries stemming from her background in competitive swimming. Since retiring from competitive swimming Amelia has enjoyed working as team Physiotherapist for the Victorian … Continue reading
Amelia sits down with her personal trainer Greg Porter from Krunchies Health & Fitness to discuss her program for the next couple of weeks leading up to the Run Melbourne 10km run. Over the next 5 weeks the intervals will … Continue reading
Entries NOW OPEN for the Yarrawonga Mulwala Multi Sport Festival. 18th & 19th October 2014 Featuring: Standard Distance (OD) Triathlon National Qualifier & State Championships Aquathlon National Qualifier & State Championships Open Water Swim 2.5km/5km YarraMul Half Marathon Family Fun … Continue reading
Amelia is over halfway through her training program where she is training run 10km in under 50 minutes in the Melbourne Run Melbourne. She’s finding she’s slightly off the pace at the moment but the training is going well. Slight … Continue reading
Gary Singh Gary’s specialty areas include low back pain rehabilitation, posture related neck and upper back pain, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, ankle pain, post-operative rehabilitation- spinal, knee, hip surgery, injury prevention and musculoskeletal screenings. He has a keen personal interest … Continue reading
A few weeks ago Amelia met with her running coach Greg from Krunchies Health & Fitness. Greg took Amelia through a series of exercises to determine areas of weakness in her running form. Last week we posted the results of … Continue reading
Our Physiohealth Katie Flatters worked her magic on of our star patients lately. Here is Jason’s Iron Man Cairn story! So not being able to run 10 days before the race due to the dreaded recurrent calf issue Jason’s last … Continue reading
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
This Week Amelia sits down with Cory from Physiohealth to discuss the results from her screening and some exercises to remedy some of the issues identified. Last week Amelia went through a screening (next weeks post) to identify any areas … Continue reading
This week our practitioner of the week is Tanya. Tanya is a Pilates instructor at Physiohealth at our Williamstown clinic. Tanya develops programs specific to individuals in all of her classes and one to one sessions to help achieve personal … Continue reading
In this video Cory takes a look at Amelia’s running technique and identifies area that she may be able to make adjustment to reduce her risk of injury as well as increase her efficiency. Amelia will need these tips if … Continue reading
Words by Amelia Tregear. Hola from Spain! Once again I have been fortunate enough to travel the world with Australia’s elite Triathlon squad. Our first stop was Yokohama, Japan for the 3rd race of the ITU World Triathlon Series. The … Continue reading
Scott Rolph 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 … Continue reading
Amelia Tregear from Physiohealth is embarking on a challenge for Run Melbourne. Her goal is to run 10km in under 50 minutes, and she’s got 10 weeks to get there. Amelia, Cory & Amelia’s running coach will be taking her … Continue reading
Michael Coppo Michael studied physiotherapy at James Cook University after becoming interested in physiotherapy from his own experience battling injury. He sees Physiotherapy as a way of keeping in touch with the sporting community and giving back. He has a keen … Continue reading
Do you sit in a chair at work starring at a computer screen? Do you suffer from back or neck related conditions? One of the most common injuries diagnosed daily within private practice is posture related injuries, whether it is … Continue reading
This week our Physiohealth Practitioner of the week is Andrew Park. Andrew is a remedial massage therapist for Physiohealth at the Williamstown, Essendon & Footscray clinics. Andrew treats individuals with various muscular pain and dysfunction. He uses a variety of … Continue reading
Shin Pain A common complaint from athletes and in particular runners, is shin pain. The most notable term used to describe pain along the shin, is ‘shin splints,’ but what exactly is shin splints? With repetitive loading of the leg, … Continue reading
Do you have Sciatica? It could be Piriformis Syndrome! The common complaint “Sciatica”can often be misdiagnosed and can be Piriformis Syndrome. A condition easily treated by Physiotherapists. Pain is commonly in the buttocks and can refer pain into the lower … Continue reading
Musculoskeletal screening involves gathering information about each individual’s injury history and conducting a series of sport specific examinations to determine any deficits in muscle strength, stability, control and length as well as joint structure, stability alignment and function that may … Continue reading
Acute Low back pain and Core stability A summary and explanation of the rationale behind core stability training for acute low back pain. Introduction Low back pain (LBP) is a common disorder, with 80% percent of the population likely to … Continue reading
Hamstring strains can be a very frustrating injury for any footballer from local suburban players all the way up to the very elite. They frequently result in the player missing several weeks and upon the player returning they often don’t … Continue reading
Every year many people come to Physiotherapy to receive treatment for injuries sustained in gyms. It is unfortunate that people who attempt to look after their bodies and fitness levels can often be the ones who become injured. Reasons for … Continue reading
One of Evolution Cycles Sponsored Athletes, and a Physiohealth patient, Nicole Hart had an awesome result at the recent Ironman Melbourne with an astounding 3:01 marathon off the bike, to take 1st in her age-group at Ironman Melbourne! Read Nicole’s … Continue reading
This week our Physiohealth Practitioner of the week is Ron Patel. Ron has over 6 years experience primarily in the hospital, private & aged care industry with particular experience in musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Iron Man Melbourne Ben Larsson – 09 hr 16 min 56 sec Tim French- 09 hr 38 min 43 sec Nicole Hart- 09 hr 39 min 38 sec Rob McManus- 09 hr 55 min 52 sec Vaughan Bradshaw- 10 hr … Continue reading
Cory is on the couch with our favourite Fit Mum chatting about Race Preparation. You’ve put in all the hard yards training for your event but how should you structure your lead up to the race to give yourself the … Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you are doing a workout and not getting into the workout properly? Physiohealth offer musculoskeletal screenings. These screenings are a range of tests aimed to identify areas of tightness, weakness or instability that may predispose an … Continue reading
Working out with injuries – something we are all guilty of at one point or another! Cory and Colette chat about ways to continue to work out and keep up activity levels while injured. •Avoid activities that involve the injured … Continue reading
How long should you spend warming up? 5-10 minutes is preferred gradually building up intensity towards the level that you want to achieve during your workout. This gets the blood flowing through the muscles that you will be using and … Continue reading
Anyone who trains comes up with injuries from time to time. An injury is pain that lasts longer than a couple of days. Or if sudden pain occurs during exercise this can be an acute injury. It’s important to remove … Continue reading
If you are spending long period of time in the wrong position you will develop tightness in particular areas that then become problematic during training. These tight areas are more susceptible to injury as well. If you are sitting down … Continue reading
For people starting out with exercise and new activities it’s very important to gradually increase exercise. Too much too soon increases risk of soft tissue damage. The type of activities you conduct back to back – plan your week and … Continue reading
No one likes the hassle of injury, here are some tips to reduce the likelihood of injury occurring. Here is Cory’s 5 tips 1.Recovery – make sure that you cool down correctly with gentle exercises to reduce the heart rate … Continue reading
This week our practitioner of the week is Brenton Egglestone. Brenton became interested in physio during his teenage years playing team sports and seeing how the physios aided the athletes in achieving optimal performance. Brenton enjoys treating people of all … Continue reading
So you have a Tendinopathy… Tendons are bands of tissue that join your muscles to your bones. When you contract a muscle it pulls on the tendon, which in turn pulls on the bone causing your joints to move. These … Continue reading
Due to demand we are opening our Essendon clinic on Saturday afternoons, and our Williamstown clinic on Sunday afternoons – head over to our online booking to make an appointment of call our friendly reception team.
This week our practitioner of the week is one of our newest Physios, Cara Mura. Cara has always had an interest in the human body and movement and also enjoys helping people make a difference and improve their quality of … Continue reading
Andy completed his half iron man challenge last weekend! Andy sits down with Cory from Physiohealth to reflect on his experience! Andy talks about just how big the challenge was, how he fitted the training schedule into his life and … Continue reading
Congratulations Andy on your Half Iron Man Challenge!
This year Physiohealh Sponsored Samatha Thompson in the 2014 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. We have heard from Sam that the ride was a huge success and read below her ride report. She and Brice managed to raise over $5,800 … Continue reading
This week our Physiohealth Practitioner of the week is Peter Gavalas. Peter is a physio at Physiohealth. Peter graduated at Latrobe University with a Masters in Physiotherapy. Peter’s interest in Physiotherapy came from his experience as an athlete himself both … Continue reading
2 weeks to go! Andy sits down with Mat from ETPA to go through some of the large race bricks that he has completed over the last few weeks and the main thing that Andy has been focusing on – … Continue reading
This week our Practitioner of the week is Melanie Grant. Melanie is a Remedial Massage Therapist and enjoys treating a variety of people with all different types of needs as it keeps her job interesting. Mel has worked with a … Continue reading
Andy is talking to Rob Duncan from club warehouse about what products Andy can use to give him the edge in his training recovery. Rob believes that BV Calf Compression socks will give Andy the edge in his recovery. This … Continue reading
Andy sits down with Mat from ETPA to discuss how it’s all going – not long to go now – Feeling confident Andy?!?
This week we have Andy with Rob Duncan from Club Warehouse. Rob introduces Andy to the recovery pump – this is a medical grade compression system. It delivers full compression that can be controlled from the foot chamber right up … Continue reading
Andy is into week 11 of his 16 week training schedule – not long to go! This week Andy is chatting with Mat from ETPA about nutrition on race day and what he should be eating in the lead up … Continue reading
Our lucky last Practitioner of the week for 2013. Peter Bruce has practiced for many years as a post graduate qualified Musculoskeletal / Manipulative Physiotherapist. His special interest and expertise is in Spinal Problems especially Lower Back Pain & Sciatica … Continue reading
On Friday 29th of November Physiohealth competed in the Swimming Victoria Spring Swim series at MSAC with Polly and Cara joining Physiohealth patients Rob, Kerryn and Brooke under the guidance of team captains Justin and big Dave. We were also … Continue reading
With only 7 weeks to go Andy is well on the way. Andy chats with Mat Tippett from ETPA to talk about the next stages of his training program.
This week out Practitioner of the week is Katie Flatters. Katie started her career in 2010 in London before travelling and settling in Australia. Katie was lucky enough to travel back to London to work at the 2012 Olympic Games … Continue reading
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:
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
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
Andy is into week 7 of his training program – nearly half way! This week he is having a chat with Mat Tippett from ETPA. Andy survived (only just) his first big volume period. Week 6 saw Andy fall just shy … Continue reading
A while ago we ran a competition and one of the prizes was a series entry to the Gatorade Series. Brad Bullock – a coach from ETPA was the lucky winner of this competition. Race one kicked off last Sunday … Continue reading
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
This week Andy chat with Cory Prout from Physiohealth about some of the issues he’s been having with his calves and his lower limbs. Andy has had some calf tension over the past couple of weeks – he’s managed it … Continue reading
This week our Practitioner of the Week is Gary Singh. Gary’s speciality areas include low back pain rehabilitation, posture related neck and upper back pain, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, ankle pain, post-operative rehabilitation- spinal, knee, hip surgery, injury prevention and … Continue reading
Day 1 We arrived at the airport with the two teams and flew up to Canberra and checked in to our accommodation at the Australian Institute of sport (the AIS). Then straight to the hockey fields it was for the … Continue reading
Andy chats with Mat Tippett from EPTA. Andy has finished his fourth week of training – 12 to go! First four weeks down – how has Andy gone? Andy completed the Noosa Tri in 33 degrees last weekend. This was … Continue reading
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
Andy is into week 4 of his training for his half iron man in February. After completing the Noosa Tri last weekend Andy had a bike fit with Justin from Physiohealth to work on his cycling technique. Justin has some … Continue reading
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
Here’s Mat Tippett from ETPA and Andy chatting about his training to date and discussing what Andy has coming up over the next 2 weeks. Andy’s updated training program for week 3 and 4 can be found here on the … Continue reading
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
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
Andy’s Half Iron Man 16 week challenge has began. Mat Tippett from ETPA sits down with Andy and talks about what is coming up in his first two weeks of training. Andy started week 1 off with the Melbourne half marathon … Continue reading
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
Mat Tippett from ETPA has a chat with Andy. Prior to Andy’s program starting next week Mat and Andy sit down and discuss Andy’s goals and his training and injury history. Half Iron Man – 16 weeks – 3 goals … Continue reading
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
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
Behind the scenes at the Girls Institute Challenge with Osler Tjuandra Each year, the FFV National Training Centre teams have a competition, pitting the best girls of Victoria, against the rest of the state institutes. This year, that date fell … Continue reading
Embarking on a new adventure with Triathlon Australia By Amelia Tregear Since joining Physiohealth in 2009 I have become quite the jet setter. I have been fortunate enough to travel interstate and overseas working with Australia’s elite swimmers, but this … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Osler demonstrates an exercise for the ankle muscles using a theraband.
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
NORTHERN COMBINE NEWS – SKCC TAKE THE WIN IN THE CLUB TEAMS CHALLENGE A Team of nine SKCC riders lined up for the Tom Probert A Grade Teams Challenge last Sunday at Calder Raceway. Captained by Rowan Dever, team members … Continue reading
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
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
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
Michael from Physiohealth demonstrates how to strengthen the elbow for Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow can be painful so start with a low weight.
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.
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
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
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.
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
David Micallef sits down with Physiohealth’s Cory Prout to discuss the ins and outs of Swimming Efficiency.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Meagan demonstrates a glute activation exercise. This exercise supports the pelvis area while activating the glute at the same time.
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.
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
Polly demonstrates a progression for running exercise.
Polly demonstrates the progression of the bridge of Pilates exercises.
Katie demonstrates how to improve hamstring flexibility with a hamstring stretch using a Stretchband.
Poly demonstrates an exercise to work on getting some isolation between the lumbar, pelvis and hip – great for runners and cyclists.
Polly demonstrates a split leg squat and shows the progression to make this exercise more challenging.
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.
Here is Polly demonstrating an exercise to get the glutes working.
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.
Jed demonstrating how to correctly execute a Step Up. Working the Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes.
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
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.
Scott from Physio Health demonstrates an exercise for the shoulders. This is a great exercise for posture and helps alleviate shoulder pain.
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
Teeth will not help you to win a triathlon, but they can help you to lose one. If a tooth which constantly aches disturbs your preparation, or a tooth which is acutely sensitive each time you hydrate stops you hydrating, … Continue reading
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
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
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
Chronic Pain – is it all in my head? Many people suffer from chronic pain but few of us understand exactly what it is. Chronic pain is difficult to define but is often thought to be consistent pain which lasts … Continue reading
Groin Pain in Athletes Groin pain is extremely common amongst athletes, especially in sports that require kicking, quick accelerations/decelerations and sudden direction changes, such as soccer and Football. Groin pain can be classed as a range of conditions but the … Continue reading