Overuse injuries: How to prevent an overuse injury

With many of us changing the type of exercise we may be doing, our physiotherapist Michael Scardamaglia covers how to prevent overuse injuries. Common sites of overuse injuries include the achilles, plantar fascia and knee. What is an overuse injury? Overuse injuries are very common amongst the active population and can present as many different [...]

By |2020-03-25T17:48:36+11:00March 25th, 2020|Exercise, Physiotherapy|Comments Off on Overuse injuries: How to prevent an overuse injury

What is the correct lifting technique?

Low back pain is a common complaint that affects 80% of the population. Commonly, people present for physiotherapy treatment with a back complaint completely unaware of the cause. Frequently patients report having recently been lifting or moving heavy items with what is thought to be the correct lifting technique. This can commonly cause either acute [...]

By |2020-02-25T17:40:05+11:00February 25th, 2020|Clinical Pilates, Exercise, Physiotherapy|Comments Off on What is the correct lifting technique?

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 [...]

By |2019-10-20T15:29:34+11:00October 20th, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy, Strength Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-10-09T11:27:04+11:00October 9th, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy, Strength Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:34:12+10:00August 20th, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:25:30+10:00July 31st, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy|2 Comments

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 fully [...]

By |2019-07-23T15:03:04+10:00July 23rd, 2019|Exercise, Strength Training|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2019-06-28T16:51:29+10:00June 28th, 2019|Clinical Pilates, Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2019-06-14T16:05:33+10:00June 14th, 2019|Exercise, Physiotherapy|0 Comments