Tag Archives : Physiotherapy

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 […]

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. […]

Case study: Sporting knee injury and physiotherapy

Are you curious about what to expect in an appointment at Malvern East Physiotherapy? Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule guides us through her recent case study where she was able to diagnose and treat a patient’s sporting knee injury successfully. This case study will provide a general summary of my overarching treatment timeline of a patient […]

What can I expect from physiotherapy for low back pain?

Are you curious about what to expect in an appointment at Malvern East Physiotherapy? Our physiotherapist Vernon Mittal guides us through his recent case study where he was able to diagnose and treat a patient’s lower back and hip pain successfully. Case Study I recently discharged a patient of mine who had lower back and […]

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 […]

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 ...

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 […]