Exercise Advice

Optimizing Post-Race Recovery – Melbourne Marathon

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival this past weekend. Runners of all ages and abilities came together to push their limits and achieve personal goals. The atmosphere was electric, with crowds lining the streets to cheer on the runners and provide much-needed encouragement. It was truly a day of…

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Prepare for the snow season

How you should prepare your body for the ski season As skiing and snowboarding have become increasingly popular, many enthusiasts often ask why they should prepare their bodies for the upcoming snow season. Like any other demanding physical activity, the truth is that snow sports require a certain level of fitness and conditioning to avoid…

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Everything you need to know about Physiotherapy

Discover everything you need to know about physiotherapy, what physiotherapists do, how they help, and when you should seek advice from a physio. Our warm and friendly team at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic is here to answer all your questions.  Have you been feeling a constant pain in your muscles or building tension in your body?…

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Latest beliefs and evidence in exercise recovery

What is the most effective method of exercise recovery? It is important when we train that the stimulus is challenging enough to improve our capacity, whether this be aerobic endurance, muscular strength or power. However, we must also be able to adequately recover to see the optimal effect of this training. There are multiple strategies…

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What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a medical condition diagnosed in individuals with low bone mineral density. The current definition is those with bone mineral density that is greater than 2.5 standard deviations below the average young adult mean value. Those who are 1-2.5 standard deviations below are characterised as having osteopenia. Both conditions can be…

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Injuries for cyclists

As cycling is a very repetitive sport, any injuries that occur tend to be related to overuse and can usually be attributed to inadequate bike setup, training volume changes, or weakness with certain muscle groups. The most common areas for injuries to occur are the knee, lumbar spine, and neck. Knee pain Knee pain is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Demands on the shoulder joint in swimming

Swimming is a fantastic sport that most Australians are introduced to learn at a young age. Programs such as Nippers at surf life saving clubs and other swim programs at local pools provide further opportunities to keep young swimmers involved in the sport. Moderate volumes of swimming are often tolerated well and unless there is…

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