Strength Exercises for Injury Management

One of the most common misconceptions when working with a physio is that your treatment is limited to your appointment. In fact, one of the most crucial elements of your recovery is the rehabilitative work you do in between appointments – and a large part of this will be strength exercises. Not only important in … Continued

Living the Lockdown Life

As I write this article, we Melburnians have been locked down for over 240 days since the pandemic began in 2020.  It is a burden we could never have imagined back in the carefree days of 2019 and one that has had significant consequences for all of us. At Malvern Physio, we are grateful that … Continued

Lateral Hip Pain (Trochanteric Bursitis)

Pain on the side of your hip? It could be due to trochanteric bursitis. This is the inflammation or swelling of the bursa (fluid-filled sack) that sits in between your greater trochanter bone and tendon on the outside of your hip. The role of the bursa is to reduce the friction between the bone and … Continued

Stretches to Stay Comfortable at Your Desk

An ergonomic workspace is important to help maintain good posture while working. When you sit stationary for too long or sit in a slouched position, different muscle groups can become tight or weakened which can create discomfort in your neck, shoulders, and lower back. Our Physiotherapists recommend moving regularly which can help to reduce symptoms … Continued

Concussion

Concussion Management – The role of Physiotherapy  We have seen a growing awareness around the recognition and management of concussion over recent years.  Most recently, this has resulted in a change in the AFL guidelines for the management of concussion. In line with this increasing awareness (particularly at the community level) players, coaches, clubs and … Continued

Pelvic Pain

This blog is a second in a series from Hayley Runting regarding pelvic health conditions. Today’s blog discusses pelvic pain, pelvic surgery and pelvic floor checks. Pelvic Pain Pelvic pain can literally be a pain in the butt! However, it can also be defined as any pain in the pelvis or genital areas. There can … Continued

How to avoid getting injured

Everybody will have experienced a time when they have an important event coming up, and the last thing they could possibly want is an injury. So how can you prevent this from happening to you? Limiting big changes in your training or exercise quantity is essential. You do not want to over-load your body or … Continued

Posture. What do we really know?

Posture is a frequent topic of discussion for physiotherapists at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic, clients, the media and society. A common belief is that spinal pain is caused by sitting, standing, or bending “incorrectly”. Many patients tell us, “I know I have bad posture” before we begin examining them. It is often assumed that “incorrect” posture … Continued

Tendonitis

Tendonitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy, what do they all mean? The tendons within the human body have the primary function of connecting muscles to parts of the body the muscles place a force on, typically bone. This clever design allows the bulky part of a muscle to be situated in an area of the body that won’t … Continued

Back to School Tips

With a new school year already upon us, there are a few things you can do to help your child prepare and ensure a safe, active and healthy lifestyle. Backpack It is important your child’s backpack fits correctly so the load through their back is distributed evenly, which can prevent issues such as back pain. … Continued