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 […]
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 […]
How can I recover quickly? Have you ever wondered why some injuries take longer to get better than others? To ensure you’re at your best as quickly as possible, call us on 9571 6888 or book online today! As physiotherapists, we see a wide range of conditions from acute sporting injuries, chronic pain through […]
If you have sprained an ankle, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or book online today. With winter season well underway, a common injury associated with football, soccer, netball and basketball are ankle sprains. Commonly occurring following an “inversion” injury where the foot rolls inwards with a sudden change of direction or uneven surface. This commonly […]
To request a hydrotherapy appointment call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form Hydrotherapy services in Malvern Malvern East Physiotherapy is pleased to announce that our team will be offering hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy services. In conjunction with Stonnington City Council and the Aquatic Services Team, our physiotherapy team will be managing and […]
Do you experience heel pain? Pain under the heel first thing in the morning? Heel pain that seems to go away as you warm up? These are some of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis or fasciopathy. The plantar fascia is the structure underneath your foot that supports the arch. It is made up […]
Last month our physiotherapists had the pleasure of observing first-hand a range of lower limb surgeries including hip and knee replacements, arthroscopes and knee reconstructions. This provided our team with fantastic insight into the latest surgical techniques and rehabilitation. In addition, this experience highlighted the importance of prehabilitation. Recent research has outlined the ...
You may have noticed that resistance training has become increasingly popular in the last few decades. A significant contributor to this rise in popularity is due to the effect of resistance training on bone density. However, not only is resistance training fantastic for improving density, it has a multitude of other health and fitness benefits. […]
Ankle sprains are a common injury associated with sports that involve change of direction. The most common type of ankle sprains regularly occur following “inversion” injuries where the foot rolls inwards. This commonly results in stretching the anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL). Fortunately, if rehabilitated well, there can be good capacity to heal and surrounding ligament...
With football and netball season well and truly underway, our physiotherapists are seeing an increasing number of “corkies”. Muscle contusions (“corkies”) commonly occur following a knee to the thigh during a tackle or similar impact. The impact to the muscle causes significant bruising and bleeding within the muscle and also between the muscle and the bone. […]