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2019 Australian Age Swimming Championships

The 2019 Australian Age Swimming Championships were help at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Adelaide from Monday 15 – Monday 22nd April. Physiohealth was well represented by two physiotherapists, Alicia and Dora, who flew across the border to take … Continue reading

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Deadlifting for backpain, separating the fact from fiction

The Facts Did you know 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) experience back pain, and that 70-90% of the population will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life. Backpain is commonly related to posture, osteoarthritic … Continue reading

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Managing Growing Bodies

You may have heard the phrase “children are not little adults”, and this is particularly true in young, growing athletes. Children and adolescents put their bodies through an increasing list of school and sporting commitments, all while their bodies are … Continue reading

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Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal

“GIVE FOR THE KIDS” This Good Friday we will be opening our doors and donating 100% of the daily takings to the Good Friday Appeal! Our donation will go towards funding research, technology and equipment, patient and family care and … 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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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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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 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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