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Coronavirus Update

From 7:30pm on Monday 23rd March, Viva Physiotherapy will shut its physical doors for the time being. As a team, we stand strong and united in doing everything we can to curb […]

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    Improve Your Running Technique and Times (Advice from a physio)

Improve Your Running Technique and Times (Advice from a physio)

Running doesn’t come easy to everyone. Finding and maintaining motivation to tread those pavements can be tough. We all want to see our times improve and ultimately this is the biggest motivator of all.

So I’ve prepared a […]

Ski Injury Prevention for desk workers – Part 1

Our Physio Caitlin Reid and friends hiking the Toilet Bowl face up The Remarkables, NZ in 2016

How your gear can prevent ski injuries

Snow is falling across the country so this month we’re focused on the ski season. […]

Learn More About the Calf Muscle and How to Prevent Injury

Calf injuries are one of the most prevalent muscle injuries in athletes involved in running-based sports, secondary only to hamstring injuries. 

We see calf injuries as a result of sports involving a lot of high-speed running like AFL, soccer and […]

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    What is the Gluteus Medius and Why is it so Important for my Running?

What is the Gluteus Medius and Why is it so Important for my Running?

Injuries are common amongst runners, particularly as athletes increase speeds, distances or vary training programs.

The Gluteus Medius is one of the most important, yet often forgotten muscles in preventing and rehabilitating running injuries both […]

How to Prevent and Recover from Acute Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are common with sports, particularly with sprinting (from 80% to 100% sprint effort), changing direction and movements that involve stretching the muscle such as kicking and tackling. With sprinting, often overload in training which can […]

Tips to Avoid Common Summer Holiday Injuries

Holidays injuries are common during the holiday season when we tend to get relax more than usual or get more active than usual – both triggers for some of the common injuries below. Learn the signs and find out […]

Prepping Your Body to Surf Like Kelly Slater

Summer: water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer, life gets better.

For our surfing enthusiasts out there, Isaac and I have put our heads together and created a blog detailing a few exercises to […]

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 […]