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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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