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...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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Top tips to avoid cycling injuries

The Tour de France is back!  If you’re anything like myself, the ability of these professional cyclists leaves me in total awe.  As a cyclist, I can barely get up the “mountains” of the Dandenongs, yet these professional cyclists are doing climbs ten fold over 23 days.  If it’s left you feeling inspired to get out on […]

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Foam rolling – how to use a foam roller

Ever wondered what those cylindrical pieces of foam at the gym are for?  Wondered why we have foam rollers in the pilates gym or consult rooms?  Foam rolling is a great way to prevent injury and improve flexibility.   Foam rollers are a great self massage and self management device for relieving muscular tension and […]

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Heel pain – plantar fasciitis

Do you experience heel pain? Get sharp pain with the first few steps in the morning?  Does your heel pain go away once you warm up?     Heel pain can involve injury to the bone, ligaments, fat pad, tendons or muscles around the foot.  However, one of the most common causes of heel pain is […]

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Hamstring strains

Hamstring strains are a common injury affecting the posterior thigh.  Strains can vary from mild to a severe tear of the muscle.  As re-injury and re-occurrence is high, be sure to see our physiotherapists today.  Call us on (03) 9571 688 or book online.   Hamstring strains commonly occur following an acute incident or gradually over time […]

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