Category Archives : Children’s Health

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” […]

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 […]

Growing pains – how can physio help?

Does your child experience growing pains?  Throughout the year we constantly see sporting fields and parks inundated with children.  It is not uncommon for children to go from one sporting season to the next, or even do multiple sports within the one season.  With such an active younger population, Malvern East Physiotherapy regularly sees children […]

How to get the most out of your exercise program?

So you have started exercising already; progressing and adapting your exercise program is crucial to continue optimal improvement and benefits from any exercise program.  No matter what form of exercise you undertake or why you are exercising, progress and change your program over regular intervals.  Check out our top tips on how to get the […]

Top tips to prevent netball injuries

If you experience a netball injury, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or book online today. Netball is one of Australia’s most popular sports.  With sudden stops, repetitive changing direction and multi-directional jumping and landing, large amounts of force are placed through the body.  Knee and ankle injuries are the most common injuries associated with netball […]

Osgood Schlatters

If you think your child may have Osgood Schlatters, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form Osgood Schlatters is a common condition that causes pain in adolescents.  It commonly causes pain around the knee during activity and may last for several hours following activity. Boys are more likely to be affected […]

Top tips to reduce pain when using a tablet device

If you experience pain when using your tablet device, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form   With more people using the simplicity of smart phones and tablet devices, an increasing numbers of patients are reporting musculoskeletal complaints due to excessive use of these devices.    Check out our top tips to reduce pain when […]

Back pain and Children

Highlighting the importance of health and fitness from an early age is crucial to children’s development.  Not only can inactivity lead to weight related issues, but prolonged sitting has been strongly linked to the development of low back pain in all ages.  It has been shown that episodes of low back pain in children, correspond to a significant increase in the […]