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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training For a Marathon: Practical Tips to Avoid Injury

With the Melbourne Marathon only 7-weeks away we’re starting to see a steady stream of running-related injuries coming into the clinic as people are upping their running loads/distances.

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 […]