Category Archives : Physiotherapy

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...

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 […]

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...

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a common cause of pain on the thumb side of the wrist.  Physiotherapists are able to thoroughly identify, assess and treat wrist pain.  If you are experiencing wrist pain, call us today or book online.   What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis ? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a common condition that causes pain on […]

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 […]

Training principles – Peak performance

For most of us, training is a means to an end. Putting in hours of blood, sweat and tears pre game / pre race / pre event to make sure we can give it our best shot (or just survive!)  Sarah Crosbie recently attended a Strength and Conditioning course and shares her training principles and […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]