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Simulating Labour: Gender Warfare with Lehmo and GoldFM

I wouldn’t say it’s usual to receive a call from one’s boss on a Tuesday night, requesting assistance to simulate childbirth on morning radio.

Whilst not part of the usual job description of a physio, I was ‘fairly’ easily […]

Everything You Need To Know About Your Ankle Injury

Ankle Sprains and Rehabilitation

Ankle sprains are a common sporting injury, but can be a lot more problematic to rehabilitate than the often simple mechanism of injury.

Most ankle sprains are of the lateral ligaments and occur when the […]

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    Foam Roller Exercises and Stretches for Injury Prevention and Physiotherapy

Foam Roller Exercises and Stretches for Injury Prevention and Physiotherapy

Foam roller exercises… most people either love them or hate them!

Truthfully, most people start out hating them but learn to love them when they feel the benefits of regular use.

I’ll be honest, using a foam roller on the ITB […]

The Verdict on Barefoot Running

As we get so many questions on this topic in the clinic, I thought I’d write this month’s blog on Barefoot Running from a physiotherapist’s point of view.

Some of you keen runners out there may have already heard […]

10 Benefits of Doing Pilates While You’re Pregnant

It is important to carefully consider a tailored exercise program (eg Pilates) while you’re pregnant. Not only does it make you feel good and improve your post-natal recovery, there is an increasing amount of research that shows a considerable […]

How to get yourself in shape for pre-season AFL footy

Stretching Exercises for the Budding Football Superstar

With the footy season on our doorstep, here are 7 easy pre-training mobility exercises to help with injury prevention & improving performance.

This routine should only take 10-15mins, and can be done before every […]

Seasonal Swimming – A Physiotherapist’s perspective

Preventing Swimming Injuries

 
Although our Melbourne weather is at times telling us a bit of a different story, it’s quickly becoming that time of year again. With summer upon us, it’s time for people to start shedding some layers, pulling […]

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 […]