Category Archives : Health Tips

Running Series: Stability and the Hip #2

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 […]

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 […]

Covid-19 Update

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 […]

Tips to avoid Back Pain

1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, you may think the best way to get relief is to limit exercise and to rest. A day or two of rest may help, but more than that may not help the pain. Physiotherapists know that regular physical activity can help ease inflammation and muscle tension. 2. Watch your weight. Extra […]

Prehabilitation Before Orthopaedic Surgery

Most people have heard of Rehabilitation, the undertaking of treatment and exercise regime following an injury. Some studies are now showing the effectiveness of undertaking Physiotherapy treatment and an exercise program designed to help reduce symptoms and strengthen a particular body area BEFORE undergoing surgery to repair the injury. This is called Prehabilitation. Studies have […]

Exercise Headaches

Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two days. […]

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can. By doing […]

Common Childhood Injuries

Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament, a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common injury. Strain A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. A muscle is a tissue composed of bundles of specialised cells […]