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Are you doing enough exercise?

Do you know how much exercise you should be doing? Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule highlights the recommended minimum guidelines for physical activity that we should all be doing.  A recent survey performed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics identified that only 17% of adults aged between 18 and 65 years of age met the National […]

What happens when you stop exercising?

Following on from our latest blog post on what happens when you overtrain, our physiotherapist Jason Lee highlights what happens when you stop exercising. There are many benefits to exercising and they include both physical and physiological benefits such as increasing/maintaining muscle mass and strength, reduction of blood sugar levels and blood pressure and improved […]

What is overtraining?

Do you want to know the signs of overtraining? Our physiotherapist Tegan Skipworth explores the importance of increasing your training load safely. Overtraining or Overloading We know that exercise and physical activity is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ones well-being. However, poor load management (too much, too little, too soon or […]

What to do when you have a pinched nerve

Have you ever had the uncomfortable feeling of a pinched nerve in your neck? This is referred to as radiculopathy. Our physiotherapist Amelia Thomas explores radiculopathy and how you can treat it. What is a pinched nerve? The spine is made of many bones called vertebrae and your spinal cord runs through a canal in […]

Ankle sprain exercises

Following on from our recent blog post on Chronic Ankle Instability, our physiotherapists Vernon Mittal and Sarah Yule, highlight some advanced ankle sprain exercises to help strengthen your ankle. Typically, these exercises are done at the end stages of rehabilitation when the patient wants to return to sport or a high level of activity (e.g. […]

Corticosteroid injections for shoulder pain

Physiotherapy or Corticosteroid Injections for your shoulder pain?  Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Our physiotherapist Tegan Skipworth explores treatment options such as corticosteroid injections and physiotherapy. What is a corticosteroid injection? Corticosteroid injections are a commonly used intervention in the management of joint pain and pathology. They are used to treat and control in...

What to do when your child has growing pains

Do you want to know more about how physiotherapy can help your child’s health problems and injuries? Our physiotherapist Jason Lee explores adolescent conditions and what you can do to prevent your child from getting injured. Adolescent conditions vary for a wide variety of reasons. Adolescent musculoskeletal pain generally occurs from the age of 11 […]

Can chronic ankle instability be prevented?

Have you recently injured your ankle or feel your ankles give way on a regular basis? Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule explores chronic ankle instability and what we can do for you here at Malvern East Physiotherapy. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in both sporting and the general population. They are actually […]

Who needs physiotherapy?

Do you have an injury or condition and want to know if you can treat it by physiotherapy? Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule highlights these musculoskeletal conditions and explains what we can do for you here at Malvern East Physiotherapy (MEP). Back injuries Lower back pain affects approximately 80% of the population at some stage in […]

What is hydrotherapy and how does it work?

Did you know individuals who have a limited capacity to perform exercises on dry land are most suitable for hydrotherapy?  Our physiotherapist Vernon explores how hydrotherapy can benefit you. What is hydrotherapy? At Malvern East Physiotherapy (MEP), hydrotherapy is performed at the Harold Holt Swim Centre. Hydrotherapy (also known as aquatic therapy, water therapy or […]