Category Archives : Strength Training

Are you doing enough exercise?

Do you know how much exercise you should be doing? Our physiotherapist Sarah Yule highlights the recommended minimum guidelines for physical activity that we should all be doing.  A recent survey performed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics identified that only 17% of adults aged between 18 and 65 years of age met the National […]

What happens when you stop exercising?

Following on from our latest blog post on what happens when you overtrain, our physiotherapist Jason Lee highlights what happens when you stop exercising. There are many benefits to exercising and they include both physical and physiological benefits such as increasing/maintaining muscle mass and strength, reduction of blood sugar levels and blood pressure and improved […]

What is overtraining?

Do you want to know the signs of overtraining? Our physiotherapist Tegan Skipworth explores the importance of increasing your training load safely. Overtraining or Overloading We know that exercise and physical activity is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ones well-being. However, poor load management (too much, too little, too soon or […]

Physio strengthening exercises

Are you familiar with strengthening and rehabilitation? Our physiotherapist Jason Lee explores this topic and highlights how our strengthening programs can help. Strengthening exercises for injury recovery Strengthening and exercising plays a critical role in the completion of rehabilitation. Following the reduction in pain and resolution of majority of symptoms, strengthening is important to full...

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 […]

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 […]

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...

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 […]