Referred pain – physiotherapy can help

Have you experienced sciatica ?  Headache that has been originating from the neck or shoulders?  All these are examples of what we commonly call referred pain. What is referred pain? Referred pain refers to pain that is felt in other areas of the body other than the source.  Common instances include sciatic pain in which […]

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Top questions to ask your physiotherapist

At Malvern East Physiotherapy, we see a range of conditions from sore necks and backs; sporting injuries; through to rehabilitation following surgery from a range of conditions.  In addition assessment and treatment, our mission is to guide and empower you throughout the recovery process.  Open dialogue and learning more about what’s going on will help […]

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When should I get a scan?

Medical technology is advancing rapidly year after year. Developments in medical imaging and scans (eg. MRI, CT, ultrasound etc.) provide clinicians with a huge amount of useful information regarding a patient’s presenting condition.  As physiotherapists, in conjunction with a thorough assessment, we can use this information to guide our treatment plan and to judge if onward referral is...

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Home exercises

How often do you do your home exercises?  If you answered rarely, you wouldn’t be alone.  Research shows that 65% of people do not complete their exercises.  We also know that if you have more than three exercises, the likelihood of you doing them drops dramatically. Why are home exercises so important? Home exercises can […]

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How can I prevent an ACL injuries?

With local winter codes almost underway, a common injury associated with AFL and netball are knee injuries.  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common non-contact related injuries with these sports.  Injury and surgery associated with the ACL results in 12 – 18 months extensive rehabilitation and time off sport.  However, research […]

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Footy boots – finding the right fit

Why do I need the right footy boots? Choosing the right footy boots is crucial.  Footy season is upon us and whilst you may not be able to prevent the bumps and tackles that happen on the field it’s easy to get the basics right so that your body is fit and ready to go. […]

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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...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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...

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