Entries by sallie

ACL Injuries in Children

Unfortunately, the number of ACL injuries in kids  (especially aged 10-14) is rising. This is likely due to increased participation in high-risk athletic activities, and a lack of early sport-specific training. About the ACL The ANTERIOR CRUCIATE L IGAMENT Arises from the lateral femoral condyle and inserts into the intercondyloid eminence of the tibia, blending […]

We are excited about Dónal’s new STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASSES

Strength and Conditioning Classes  Strength and Conditioning (SnC) classes at Clifton Hill Pilates and Rehab are aimed at people who are looking to improve their physical fitness and performance through high-intensity resistance and cardiovascular training.  What is Strength and Conditioning?  SnC improves your physical capacity and performance. We do this by consistently and progressively asking our bodies to adapt to an exercise stimulus. By performing these exercises in a particular way, we can achieve different goals – whether that’s improving […]


As we find ourselves back in lockdown, Victoria, we love these timely philosophical words of wisdom from the clever Andrew Firth. Stay well everyone and keep moving. ‘As I write this, Melbourne has just gone into a 5-day snap lockdown. The hammer has struck, the knee is recovering from a sudden jerk response, and already […]

Deep Vain Thrombosis or DVT-an update from Jodi Dribbin

Due to COVID-19, we are all sitting more and moving less, with decreased incidental exercise. This may increase your risk of developing a Deep Vein Thrombosis. Do you know what a Deep Vein Thrombosis is? Also known as a DVT, it is a blood clot that has developed in the deep veins. Most commonly found […]

Another original publication by one of our clever Physios

Brendon Haslam is at the 11th hour of a PhD…. no mean feat! He is contributing original and valuable research that will help Stroke survivors with Chronic Pain. He has another publication out this week. Great work Bren! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1936657420301023

Teaching on Zoom: A Glance Behind the Scenes

(This account by Andrew is a snapshot of how dedicated and hard working our team is. They have all gone to great lengths to continue to provide outstanding and safe healthcare. We thank them all and feel lucky to work with such a wonderful group of people) Andrew Firth is Clifton Hill Pilates and Rehab’s […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Let’s Get Proactive!

This might surprise you, but 1 in 10 adolescents experience knee pain that stops them taking part in the exercise they love. Most of these young people would struggle to tell you the name of their knee condition (it’s a mouthful), but what they can easily recall is the characteristic painful lump, and significant time […]