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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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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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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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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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Recovery From Training: The How and Why

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

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Importance of Sleep

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

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Not all ankle sprains are the same!

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

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FOX SPORTS and ABC TV to broadcast Westfield W-League

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

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Golden night for Dolphins as backstrokers rule the pool

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

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Physiohealth involvement with Australia East African Running Academy (AEARA)

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

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Westfeild Melbourne Victory W-League – Round 9

Western Sydney Wanderes (Home) Vs Melbourne Victory (Away)

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Amelia’s 10km in 10 weeks – Week 7 – Running Session & Review

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

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Amelia’s 10km in 10 weeks challenge – Technique Drills

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

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How To – 3m Sprint 3m Decelerate

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Behind the scenes at the Girls Institute Challenge with Osler Tjuandra

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

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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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Demonstration of a Neck Manipulation

 Physiotherapist Margaret Hillis demonstrates how she manipulates the neck joint to alleviate pain and tightness that can be caused by being seated at a desk for long periods. This treatment should only be performed by a trained professional. Although this … Continue reading

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