Category Archives : Exercise

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Physio strengthening exercises

Are you familiar with strengthening and rehabilitation? Our physiotherapist Jason Lee explores this topic and highlights how our strengthening programs can help. Strengthening exercises for injury recovery Strengthening and exercising plays a critical role in the completion of rehabilitation. Following the reduction in pain and resolution of majority of symptoms, strengthening is important to full...

How physiotherapy can help your cervicogenic headache

Do you experience regular headache?  Suffer from constant headaches? Our physio Tegan Skipworth discusss cervicogenic headaches and how physiotherapy can treat them. There are many different causes and sources of headaches, it is estimated that there are actually over 200 different causes. Headaches are broken up into two distinct categories, primary and secondary headache types. […]

How to prevent falls

Our physiotherapist Jason Lee, explores our balance system and how physiotherapy can help prevent falls and the injuries they can cause.  Falls and balance training has been shown to greatly reduce the likelihood of falls and even minimise the likelihood of injury. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 years fall each year. […]

How can I relieve shoulder pain?

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Our physiotherapist Jason discusses the cause and symptoms of shoulder pain/injuries and highlights what our physiotherapists can do for you in terms of treatment. Why do I get shoulder pain? Shoulder pain and injuries greatly vary from person to person.  Anatomically, the shoulder has very poor joint contact or congruence.  […]

What to do if you have a tendon injury?

Our physiotherapist Vernon Mittal discusses what to do when you have a tendon injury (tendonitis or tendinopathy) and highlights the treatment you can seek from our physiotherapists. What is a tendon injury? Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle.  Tendinopathy (previously referred to as tendonitis) is characterised as an […]