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…

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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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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….

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Managing your physical health during COVID-19

As the physical distancing measures are becoming the new normal, we are here to help you navigate this time with regards to your physical health. The emphasis from government and health departments to avoid any unnecessary interaction and contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is an incredibly important message in order for our health…

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Clinic hygiene practices with COVID-19

Here are the increased clinic hygiene practices we have implemented due to the current climate with COVID-19. Encouraging staff and patients to practice physical distancing where applicable Implement state and federally advised rules around maximum people per square metre Having all staff implementing strict hand hygiene practices Hand sanitiser is placed throughout the clinic for…

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To assess, diagnose and manage musculoskeletal conditions Through video-link, your physiotherapist will be able to go through a thorough history of what your complaint is, how it started, what the patterns are, exactly how it troubles you, and from this information get a really good idea what the condition could possibly be. Your physiotherapist will…

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Archies thongs at Malvern Physio

The foot typically has 28 bones, 33 joints and more than one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments, making it a very complex moving structure. It also has two main arches through it, along the length and width of the foot. All these structures allow for many functions, but two are particularly important: shock absorption on…

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Fun Runs

In the lead up to the Mother’s Day Classic, and whether you’re planning on competing a 5km or half marathon, it’s always great to be prepared. Here are a few of my top tips on how to make the most of your fun run experience! Good Footwear The importance of having good running shoes, in good condition…

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Is sitting the new smoking?

The evolution of the human body has undoubtedly been based on the physical needs of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. We have evolved to become fantastically efficient at continual movement on two legs (i.e. walking), with an ability to run, sit and rest as required. However the 21st century allows for a far more sedentary lifestyle than…

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Coffee – can it keep you alive longer?

Research published this year in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that coffee can do far more than just keep you awake. There is an increasing number of research papers suggesting the benefits of coffee on many systems in the body. This study suggested coffee will increase blood-pressure and over time this may lead…

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