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What do codeine changes mean?

Last month, medications which contain codeine now require a prescription.  This included a range of combined medications which included low-dose codeine combined with paracetamol or anti-inflammatory.  Physiotherapists are well placed to assist as part of a multi-faceted approach to pain management. Our physiotherapist Jason Lee recently wrote an article for YourLifeChoices on what these codeine...

Choosing a school bag

With school back this week, we’re sure that many of you may be busy organising books, stationary and uniforms.  However, it is crucial to not forget about your child’s school bag.  Back pain is becoming more prevalent in children and young adolescence.  In some cases, the cause of back pain can be the associated with carrying […]

Prevent ipad injuries

Do you experience pain after using your ipad or tablet?  Do you get headaches or neck pain whilst using your device?  Your physiotherapist can not only reduce your pain but ensure you prevent and address the likelihood of getting pain.  With school just around the corner, a number of schools have moved to using a […]

Top tips to avoid cycling injuries

The Tour de France is back!  If you’re anything like myself, the ability of these professional cyclists leaves me in total awe.  As a cyclist, I can barely get up the “mountains” of the Dandenongs, yet these professional cyclists are doing climbs ten fold over 23 days.  If it’s left you feeling inspired to get out on […]

Neck Headache and Neck Pain

Neck headache or cervicogenic headache is common cause of headache.  Physiotherapy has been proven to provide immediate relief and resolve the causes of neck headache.  Call our team today at Malvern East Physiotherapy to fix your headache.   What are the common symptoms of neck headache? It is important to differentiate neck headache from other […]

Choosing the right school bag

    To protect your child’s back or organise a school bag fitting, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form   With school only just around the corner and many parents busy organising books, stationary and uniforms, it is crucial to not forget about your child’s school bag.  Back pain is […]

Don’t hurt your back this summer

Don’t hurt your back this summer.  With summer holidays almost here, many of us will be spending time becoming more active around the house and garden.  I think all of us have experienced a stiff or achy back following time in the garden.  Depending on what you have done, symptoms can even include acute sharp pain […]

Avoid cricket injuries this season

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries associated with cricket.  Fortunately, managing workload throughout training and games has been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing low back pain.   Despite the weather, cricket season is underway for another year.  Unfortunately, if you’re a bowler, there is a higher risk of […]

Frozen Shoulder

Have you noticed difficulty putting a shirt on?  Unable to reach behind your back?  Maybe you are experiencing frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that can cause pain, stiffness and loss of flexibility at the shoulder.  Whilst the reasons are not fully understood, it is caused by excessive inflammation of the shoulder joint […]

Wry Neck – physiotherapy can help

Have you woken up suddenly with acute neck pain?  Struggled to move your neck suddenly in the morning.  Maybe you have experienced wry neck?  Common symptoms of wry neck Sharp and local pain.  Generally in the middle or one side of the neck is affected. Reduced movement with neck movements.  In more severe cases, the head […]