Category Archives : Physiotherapy

How can I prevent an ACL injuries?

With local winter codes almost underway, a common injury associated with AFL and netball are knee injuries.  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common non-contact related injuries with these sports.  Injury and surgery associated with the ACL results in 12 – 18 months extensive rehabilitation and time off sport.  However, research […]

Footy boots – finding the right fit

Why do I need the right footy boots? Choosing the right footy boots is crucial.  Footy season is upon us and whilst you may not be able to prevent the bumps and tackles that happen on the field it’s easy to get the basics right so that your body is fit and ready to go. […]

What do codeine changes mean?

Last month, medications which contain codeine now require a prescription.  This included a range of combined medications which included low-dose codeine combined with paracetamol or anti-inflammatory.  Physiotherapists are well placed to assist as part of a multi-faceted approach to pain management. Our physiotherapist Jason Lee recently wrote an article for YourLifeChoices on what these codeine...

Prevent ipad injuries

Do you experience pain after using your ipad or tablet?  Do you get headaches or neck pain whilst using your device?  Your physiotherapist can not only reduce your pain but ensure you prevent and address the likelihood of getting pain.  With school just around the corner, a number of schools have moved to using a […]

Physiotherapy and Exercise

Exercise has a multitude of benefits including preventing and maintaining a wide range of health problems and concerns.  As part of your physiotherapist’s training, not only do they understand exercise for rehabilitation, but your physiotherapist is an expert at prescribing higher level exercises following injury.  This means that your physiotherapist can also prescribe exercises which [&h...

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a common cause of pain on the thumb side of the wrist.  Physiotherapists are able to thoroughly identify, assess and treat wrist pain.  If you are experiencing wrist pain, call us today or book online.   What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis ? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a common condition that causes pain on […]

Functional gym and rehabilitation space

Strengthening is a crucial part of the recovery process following any acute or chronic injury or ailment.  Malvern East Physiotherapy is excited to announce completion of our functional rehabilitation and gym space.  We are now perfectly equipped to not only take you from early rehabilitation through to late stage rehabilitation, but also optimise your sporting […]

Training principles – Peak performance

For most of us, training is a means to an end. Putting in hours of blood, sweat and tears pre game / pre race / pre event to make sure we can give it our best shot (or just survive!)  Sarah Crosbie recently attended a Strength and Conditioning course and shares her training principles and […]

Our top tips to injury proof your running

We have all heard of warming up, starting slowly and building gradually.  However, if we haven’t ran for a while or are just starting out, we seem to constantly go all out.  Pushing the boundaries typically results in injuries.  To ensure a strong and pain free build up, follow our top tips to prevent running […]

The role of physiotherapy for ACL injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most critical ligaments designed to provide stability around the knee.  With the middle of winter sporting codes and ski season, injury or rupture to the ACL is one of the most debilitating conditions of the knee.   What causes an ACL injury? ACL injuries commonly occur during “non-contact” […]