Category Archives : Physiotherapy

What to do if you have a tendon injury?

Our physiotherapist Vernon Mittal discusses what to do when you have a tendon injury (tendonitis or tendinopathy) and highlights the treatment you can seek from our physiotherapists. What is a tendon injury? Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle.  Tendinopathy (previously referred to as tendonitis) is characterised as an […]

How to train at your best

With a number of winter codes such as football, soccer and netball underway, the importance of pre-season and training smarter rather than harder is essential.  Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule highlights her top tips on staying injury free and performing at your best during pre-season and in-season. The importance of pre-season training Pre-season training is critical […]

Is resistance exercise important for everyone?

Do you know how often you should be doing strength training or resistance training?  Do you know what type of exercises you could do at home or in the gym?  Strength training is crucial for everyone of any age. Physiotherapist Jason Lee recently wrote an article for Yourlifechoices on the importance of strength training for […]

The importance of pre-operative rehabilitation

Do you have an upcoming surgery? Our physiotherapist Tegan Skipworth provides an insight into the importance of pre-operative rehabilitation.  What is pre-operative rehabilitation? Pre-operative rehabilitation is exercise-based intervention prescribed to the patient before undergoing surgery. It is also known as ‘prehabilitation’ or ‘prehab’. Prehab helps you to recover quickly and has a ...

Pilates – can I claim on private health?

Malvern East Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach to supervised exercise using a range of pilates exercise using the reformer, trapeze, weights and cardiovascular equipment.  Our physio-supervised exercise programs are specifically tailored and individualised for your needs and rehabilitation.   You may be aware that as of the 1st of April, the government is implementing new […]

Is hydrotherapy functional?

Hydrotherapy can be a great form of exercise and rehabilitation.  The buoyancy of the water allows you to perform a range of exercises which may not be able to performed in a weight bearing fashion due to pain or stiffness.  This can be especially useful during the early stages of post-operative rehabilitation or for the […]

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 […]

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...

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 […]

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 […]