Category Archives : Strength Training

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 […]

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...

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 […]

Balance – you can improve it

Did you know that 1/3 of people over the age of 65 have experienced a fall within the past 12 months?  Scarily, the majority of falls of falls have been shown to occur in or around the home.  However, balance re-training has been proven to greatly reduce the likelihood of falling and associated injuries.   […]

Don’t hurt your back this summer

Don’t hurt your back this summer.  With summer holidays almost here, many of us will be spending time becoming more active around the house and garden.  I think all of us have experienced a stiff or achy back following time in the garden.  Depending on what you have done, symptoms can even include acute sharp pain […]

Avoid cricket injuries this season

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries associated with cricket.  Fortunately, managing workload throughout training and games has been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing low back pain.   Despite the weather, cricket season is underway for another year.  Unfortunately, if you’re a bowler, there is a higher risk of […]

Strength training for runners

With the Olympics coming to a close, have you been inspired to don the runners?  Are you training for your first running event?  Are you doing any strength training for running?   Malvern East Physiotherapy sees a range of runners.  These runner range from the occasional shuffler around the block through to marathon and ultra-marathon runners.  Surprisingly, […]

How to get the most out of your exercise program?

So you have started exercising already; progressing and adapting your exercise program is crucial to continue optimal improvement and benefits from any exercise program.  No matter what form of exercise you undertake or why you are exercising, progress and change your program over regular intervals.  Check out our top tips on how to get the […]