Category Archives : Clinical Pilates

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...

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

Strength training for runners

With the Olympics coming to a close, have you been inspired to don the runners?  Are you training for your first running event?  Are you doing any strength training for running?   Malvern East Physiotherapy sees a range of runners.  These runner range from the occasional shuffler around the block through to marathon and ultra-marathon runners.  Surprisingly, […]

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 stay fit and exercise this Winter

Keeping active throughout Winter can be challenging.  Check out our top tips to stay fit and healthy this Winter.  Our team is well equipped to help you beat those exercise blues so call us today on (03) 9571 6888 or book online. Winter can be a tough time to stay on top of our health and fitness […]

Backpain during Pregnancy

If you experience pregnancy related low back pain, call us on (03) 9571 6888 or fill in our online form   Current research indicates that up to 70% of women experience low back pain at some point during pregnancy.  This can be a burden on expectant mothers when it begins to impact on daily tasks, work […]

Clinical Pilates Classes

Malvern East Physiotherapy has added new Clinical Pilates classes to our physio-supervised exercise timetable. New after hours classes We have introduced additional after-hours Clinical Pilates classes to our timetable. Commencing next Tuesday the 16th of February at 7:20 pm with Brad Walsh or Wednesday the 17th at 8 am with Jason Lee. Our Clinical Pilates program is conducted and designed [&...