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Physiotherapy and Exercise

Exercise has a multitude of benefits including preventing and maintaining a wide range of health problems and concerns.  As part of your physiotherapist’s training, not only do they understand exercise for rehabilitation, but your physiotherapist is an expert at prescribing higher level exercises following injury.  This means that your physiotherapist can also prescribe exercises which [&h...

Functional gym and rehabilitation space

Strengthening is a crucial part of the recovery process following any acute or chronic injury or ailment.  Malvern East Physiotherapy is excited to announce completion of our functional rehabilitation and gym space.  We are now perfectly equipped to not only take you from early rehabilitation through to late stage rehabilitation, but also optimise your sporting […]

Our top tips to injury proof your running

We have all heard of warming up, starting slowly and building gradually.  However, if we haven’t ran for a while or are just starting out, we seem to constantly go all out.  Pushing the boundaries typically results in injuries.  To ensure a strong and pain free build up, follow our top tips to prevent running […]

The role of physiotherapy for ACL injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most critical ligaments designed to provide stability around the knee.  With the middle of winter sporting codes and ski season, injury or rupture to the ACL is one of the most debilitating conditions of the knee.   What causes an ACL injury? ACL injuries commonly occur during “non-contact” […]

Foam rolling – how to use a foam roller

Ever wondered what those cylindrical pieces of foam at the gym are for?  Wondered why we have foam rollers in the pilates gym or consult rooms?  Foam rolling is a great way to prevent injury and improve flexibility.   Foam rollers are a great self massage and self management device for relieving muscular tension and […]

Heel pain – plantar fasciitis

Do you experience heel pain? Get sharp pain with the first few steps in the morning?  Does your heel pain go away once you warm up?     Heel pain can involve injury to the bone, ligaments, fat pad, tendons or muscles around the foot.  However, one of the most common causes of heel pain is […]

Hamstring strains

Hamstring strains are a common injury affecting the posterior thigh.  Strains can vary from mild to a severe tear of the muscle.  As re-injury and re-occurrence is high, be sure to see our physiotherapists today.  Call us on (03) 9571 688 or book online.   Hamstring strains commonly occur following an acute incident or gradually over time […]

Shin splints (Medial tibia stress syndrome)

Shin splints (medial tibia stress syndrome) is a condition that commonly causes pain around the front of the shin.  Pain or symptoms can occur with increased loading such as brisk walking, jogging or running. What causes shin splints? One of the most common causes of is due to overuse and overload.  Our team at Malvern […]

How can I recover quickly?

How can I recover quickly?  Have you ever wondered why some injuries take longer to get better than others?  To ensure you’re at your best as quickly as possible, call us on 9571 6888 or book online today!   As physiotherapists, we see a wide range of conditions from acute sporting injuries, chronic pain through […]

Balance – you can improve it

Did you know that 1/3 of people over the age of 65 have experienced a fall within the past 12 months?  Scarily, the majority of falls of falls have been shown to occur in or around the home.  However, balance re-training has been proven to greatly reduce the likelihood of falling and associated injuries.   […]