How Pilates can Optimise Sporting Performance

Building flexibility, co-ordination, core strength and body awareness


What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of physical training that was developed over the late 1800’s and early 1900’s by German born Joseph Pilates. In his youth, Joseph […]

Patellar Tendinosis

Patellar Tendinopathy strengthening techniques

Figures show that up to 40% of jumping athletes, and 14% of recreational athletes have experienced patellar tendinopathy at some point in their sporting career. The site of tenderness is usually just below the patella (kneecap): […]

Shoulder Rehabilitation

How to prevent shoulder pain and injury

As the weather warms up and we pull the bathers out from the bottom drawer or dust off the tennis racquet, I thought it would be a good time to discuss shoulder pain […]

Training for a Marathon

Tips and tricks to minimise injury

There are many ways to train for a marathon, however there is one resounding fact that outweighs all else…if you are not prepared for it, it’s not going to be a pleasant experience…

As Physiotherapists […]

Pregnancy Exercise and Pilates

Adjust your workout to suit your pregnancy

Pregnancy and the initial months following the birth is an exciting time for women. However, there are a number of changes that occur in the body that can lead to women developing lower […]

Shin Splints or MTP

Pre-season injuries: medial shin pain/ MTSS / MTP / ‘Shin Splints’

Most people have heard the term shin splints which is a generalised term covering a number of different injuries in the shin area. This term is slowly being phased […]

Ergonomic Checklist

Reduce postural pains at work

Do you have trouble with sitting at your desk for long periods? You or your workmates might find this checklist helpful in reducing postural pains at work.  After last month’s blog on back pain, we’d […]

Back Pain

Exercises and techniques to prevent back pain

Let’s talk about back pain. This is a very common affliction, as research has shown that up to 80% of people have lower back pain at some stage in their life! Bede and […]

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendon strengthening techniques.

This month we’re addressing another common presentation amongst our running clientele (and something I have personally undergone rehab for): an Achilles Tendinopathy.

The term tendinopathy basically refers to degeneration of a tendon, and is usually precipitated by […]

Preparing your body to ski just like Warren Miller

Getting ready for the slopes

Hello and welcome to our next installment of Viva Physiotherapy’s injury prevention blog. With the mercury starting to drop, there’s one thing the sporting world get excited about and that’s hitting the slopes!

Yes, today we […]