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The importance of pre-operative rehabilitation

Do you have an upcoming surgery? Our physiotherapist Tegan Skipworth provides an insight into the importance of pre-operative rehabilitation.  What is pre-operative rehabilitation? Pre-operative rehabilitation is exercise-based intervention prescribed to the patient before undergoing surgery. It is also known as ‘prehabilitation’ or ‘prehab’. Prehab helps you to recover quickly and has a positive effect on [...]

Pilates – can I claim on private health?

Malvern East Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach to supervised exercise using a range of pilates exercise using the reformer, trapeze, weights and cardiovascular equipment.  Our physio-supervised exercise programs are specifically tailored and individualised for your needs and rehabilitation.   You may be aware that as of the 1st of April, the government is implementing new [...]

By |2019-03-27T10:57:04+11:00March 27th, 2019|Clinical Pilates, Physiotherapy, Strength Training|0 Comments

Is hydrotherapy functional?

Hydrotherapy can be a great form of exercise and rehabilitation.  The buoyancy of the water allows you to perform a range of exercises which may not be able to performed in a weight bearing fashion due to pain or stiffness.  This can be especially useful during the early stages of post-operative rehabilitation or for the [...]

By |2018-10-08T19:02:31+11:00October 8th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Referred pain – physiotherapy can help

Have you experienced sciatica ?  Headache that has been originating from the neck or shoulders?  All these are examples of what we commonly call referred pain. What is referred pain? Referred pain refers to pain that is felt in other areas of the body other than the source.  Common instances include sciatic pain in which [...]

By |2018-09-21T15:50:12+10:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top questions to ask your physiotherapist

At Malvern East Physiotherapy, we see a range of conditions from sore necks and backs; sporting injuries; through to rehabilitation following surgery from a range of conditions.  In addition assessment and treatment, our mission is to guide and empower you throughout the recovery process.  Open dialogue and learning more about what's going on will help [...]

By |2018-08-16T22:33:01+10:00August 16th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

When should I get a scan?

Medical technology is advancing rapidly year after year. Developments in medical imaging and scans (eg. MRI, CT, ultrasound etc.) provide clinicians with a huge amount of useful information regarding a patient’s presenting condition.  As physiotherapists, in conjunction with a thorough assessment, we can use this information to guide our treatment plan and to judge if onward referral is needed.  This ensures best practice within a [...]

By |2018-06-15T11:07:17+10:00June 15th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Home exercises

How often do you do your home exercises?  If you answered rarely, you wouldn't be alone.  Research shows that 65% of people do not complete their exercises.  We also know that if you have more than three exercises, the likelihood of you doing them drops dramatically. Why are home exercises so important? Home exercises can [...]

By |2018-05-19T12:48:43+10:00May 19th, 2018|Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

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 [...]