Entries by sallie

Choosing your running footwear- all you need to know !

Did you know Josh trained as a Podiatrist before becoming a  Physio?  Here are his expert tips on choosing your running footwear: As Physiotherapists we are asked for advice on appropriate running footwear several times each day. Footwear companies often make exaggerated and misleading claims about the wondrous properties of their shoes, which can make […]

BOOK CLUB WITH A DIFFERENCE

In an endeavour to mix up our education and share knowledge, this morning our enthusiastic Team Pelvis met up over breakfast for Book Club. Each of us presented on a different book A Headache in the Pelvis (Issy) Ending Female Pain (Adriane) Mindfulness (Rosie and special guest the beautiful Emilia) The Gut (Kiera) The Body […]

Built for walking – Made to walk! Low back pain and exercise

Wondering about low back pain? Why does it hurt? Why do so many people in Melbourne have low back pain?   Human beings are designed to move! It may sound simple, but think back to your high school science classes. Apart from making all sorts of misuses of the Bunsen burner, do you remember learning […]

Masterchef 2019 has kicked off to a delicious start!

Continuing with the successful format from last year, our in-house Masterchef comp has a “lucky dip” for the budding chef to pick the feature ingredient. Each dish is judged on taste, presentation, and how well they showcased the feature ingredient. For an additional twist this year, some new ingredients have been added to spice things […]

Persistent buttock pain- its probably not sciatica.

A PAIN IN THE BUTT The most common cause of persisting deep buttock pain or lateral (on the outside) hip pain is not sciatica, but caused by tendinopathy of the gluteal tendons: usually Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus tendons. It’s also often misdiagnosed as bursitis, and treated (ineffectively) with cortisone or other injections. This very […]

Osteitis pubis- Where did it go? -Billy Williams Clifton Hill Physiotherapy

Passionate supporters in the AFL community will more than likely be familiar with the once frequently used diagnostic term, ‘osteitis pubis’. In the early 2000s, it seemed every second player was reported to be suffering from this troublesome injury of the hip/groin which was responsible for significant amounts of missed game time and a complex, […]

SLEEP TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH -Rosie Purdue

Are you getting enough sleep? More and more research is coming out about the importance of sleep, yet almost a third of us get less than 7 hours quality sleep each night. Sleep takes place in three stages and deep sleep actually allows your brain to clean itself. Put scientifically, during deep sleep, the spaces […]

Women in Sport – A Growing Force!

Sport Australia recently released the latest AusPlay data which details sports participation across the nation. Netball has retained its position as the leading team sport for women and girls in Australia, with over 1 million actively participating in netball and choosing netball as the sport they most closely identify with. It is fantastic to read […]

DRAM (Abdominal seperation) – an update from Ali Harding

Abdominal Separation: What is it? Can we prevent it? And what to do about it!   Ali recently headed to Sydney to update her skills and knowledge on DRAM management and the function  of the abdominal wall. Abdominal separation or DRAM (Diastasis Rectus Abdominal Muscle separation), happens commonly during pregnancy, and, to a degree is […]