Soft Tissue

What is Hypermobility Syndrome

What is hypermobility? Hypermobility refers to excessive joint laxity and range of motion. There are numerous causes of joint hypermobility, including genetic factors or development after trauma/ injury. It is more common to find generalised hypermobility in women, especially children and adolescents. An inherent loss in stability is often a result of an issue in…

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common condition that affects the knees, primarily in adolescents, particularly during growth spurts.  It is characterised by pain, swelling and tenderness just below the kneecap, where the patella tendon attaches to the top of the shin bone (tibia).  This condition is most commonly seen in physically active children and…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Spikey Massage Balls

Relieve Muscle Tension and Revitalize Your Body Are you tired of dealing with stubborn knots and annoying aches that just won’t go away? Look no further! Spikey massage balls are here to save the day and offer you the ultimate relief you’ve been longing for. Designed with a unique spikey texture, these massage balls work…

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Plantar Heel Pain

What is it? The fascia is a tough, fibrous connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot and transmits forces. It’s intricately attached to the heel, toes, and many of the surrounding muscles and structures on the sole of the foot. Additionally, the fascia plays a role in proprioception. Plantar heel pain, previously called…

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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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How to Effectively Treat Soft Tissue Injuries

If you’ve suffered a soft injury in the past – even a garden variety strain or sprain – chances are you’ve been advised to use the RICE method to recover. Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate have long been the guidance to heal from these injuries – but does this method actually give our bodies the…

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Muscle imbalances

What is a muscle imbalance? To properly understand what is meant by muscle imbalance, it is essential to understand the fine balance in which our bodies operate. Different types of tissue have different roles. Some tissues have the ability to change their length and guide movement. Muscles, for example, will contract and relax to change…

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Hamstring Strain Injuries

Keith recently attended the Sporting Hamstring course conducted by Geelong Cats head physio Mark Young and AIS track and field physio Ben Raysmith and provides insight into how to prevent hamstring injuries. Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) remain at the forefront of the sports medicine agenda, as they continue to be the most common injury in…

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How much is too much for your tendons?

One of the most influential recent developments in sports medicine’s understanding of human physiology has been grasping the effect that load has on tissue. When I speak of load I don’t just mean the additional pressure on you if you were carrying a pack on your back. Loading comes in many forms and affects us…

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