How to prevent falls

Our physiotherapist Jason Lee, explores our balance system and how physiotherapy can help prevent falls and the injuries they can cause.  Falls and balance training has been shown to greatly reduce the likelihood of falls and even minimise the likelihood of injury. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 years fall each year. […]

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How can I relieve shoulder pain?

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Our physiotherapist Jason discusses the cause and symptoms of shoulder pain/injuries and highlights what our physiotherapists can do for you in terms of treatment. Why do I get shoulder pain? Shoulder pain and injuries greatly vary from person to person.  Anatomically, the shoulder has very poor joint contact or congruence.  […]

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Avoid work related pain with ergonomics

Do you suffer from work related pain such a low back pain?  Correct desk set up and ergonomics can assist in reducing the likelihood of work related pain. Our physiotherapist Amelia discusses how you can treat and prevent this! Work related pain Work related pain is a large cause of disability and absenteeism, with low […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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