Stability #2 Once released, we need to strengthen the gluteus medius. Perform exercises such as clamshell holds then for repetitions to activate and increase its endurance. Hold for 3 x 30s each side for the first week then perform 3 x 12-30 repetitions each side daily thereafter. Start with body weight then use a […]
Category Archives : Conditions
Running Series – Stability and the Hip #1
Hips The hips house the most enduring lower limb stabilizers used in running. One of these major stabilizers is the gluteus medius. Given the force this muscle must constantly create to keep the lower limbs stable, it often becomes tight and consequently becomes weaker through time. When symptomatic, the tightness of gluteus medius can be […]
As many of you are aware there are now confirmed cases of community spread coronavirus within Victoria, so we’d like to update you all on the procedures already implemented in relation to the virus in our attempt to protect yours and the community’s health.
Technology and Children
Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, tablets & smart phones, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. Because of this increased usage especially with hand-held devices, Physiotherapists are treating more young p...
Golf and Physiotherapy
Golf and Physiotherapy are a natural fit. For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. But now golfers everywhere are beginning to realize the benefits of having regular Physiotherapy treatment to treat their golf back pain. Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up […]
Women’s Health Issues
We often find that talking about problems “down there” is embarrassing or taboo. Examples of these health problems are the following: [su_list_fav] Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control Bowel incontinence and constipation Overactive bladder and urge incontinence Pregnancy and postnatal care Vaginal prolapse (also known as pelvic organ prolapse) Painful sex Pelvic pain. [/su_list_fav] Th...
Whiplash Neck Sprain
A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]
TMJ Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or jaw. The TMJ can be easily felt just in front of the ear, when you open and close your mouth. It is a synovial joint, meaning it has a joint capsule and synovial fluid to lubricate and […]
During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. […]
A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures: muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons, and bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged part of the body. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres may tear if the muscle is overstretched […]