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Coronavirus Update

At Viva, we remain committed to helping Victoria flattening the curve by providing a combination of face-to-face and online services. We have a combination of clinic-based and virtual phone and admin support over this period.

Physiotherapy Consultations can be completed […]

Patellofemoral Joint Pain – What you need to know

The first thing you should know is it isn’t just for runners.

It is a generic term used for people that have knee pain, more commonly seen in runners. Typically it is diagnosed as patellofemoral joint pain (PFJP).

The patellofemoral joint […]

Common Hiking Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Although the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping we are most definitely experiencing an Indian summer. With that in mind, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the beautiful conditions and explore […]

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    The Dangers of Sitting All Day and How to Protect Your Health

The Dangers of Sitting All Day and How to Protect Your Health

We are at a crisis point in our society and individually. Our lifestyles have changed so much in the past 50 years that our bodies are not able to keep up with our economic evolution.

We need to think […]

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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    Hand and Wrist Injury: The typical injuries and how to treat them

Hand and Wrist Injury: The typical injuries and how to treat them

Sophie Halsall-McLennan has kindly written this month’s guest blog. She has a special interest and clinical expertise in hand injuries.

The hand and wrist are certainly one of many complex structures in our body. Given the importance of our hands […]

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 […]

Tips for Rehab After Knee Surgery

As some of you know, I have recently taken a bit of a trip down surgery lane for my left knee. In honour of this event, I thought it might be a good chance to discuss post op management […]

What You Really Ought to Know About Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis

With the Australian Open now over, I thought I’d take a moment to write about the injury “Tennis Elbow” or Lateral Epicondylitis as it is known in medical circles.

As is the case with many medical […]