Mums & Bubs Clinical Pilates 👶 Take time out to exercise and bond with your baby.
Our sessions are safe, effective and we prescribe individualised programs comprising of a variety of low weight-bearing exercises for women after their pregnancy.
These sessions are conducted under the guidance of our physiotherapists who has undergone training in pregnancy and pelvic floor health. #mumsandbubs #pilates #recovery #postnatal #physiotherapy #exercise
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Upper body, arms and back strength. We will tailor a program specific to your needs. #clinicalpilates #physiotherapy #movephysio #abbotsford #exercise #corestrength #betterposture #backstrength ... See MoreSee Less

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Sprained Ankle

An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur among people of all ages. They range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments.

Without proper treatment and rehabilitation, a more severe sprain can weaken your ankle—making it more likely that you will injure it again. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long-term problems, including chronic ankle pain, arthritis, and ongoing instability.

Rehabilitation exercises prescribed by our physiotherapists are used to prevent stiffness, increase ankle strength, balance and prevent chronic injuries.

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Welcome our new physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor Angie Woo.

Originally from Hong Kong and growing up in Canada, Angie played competitively in a variety of sports including badminton, volleyball, and basketball. Going through her own rehabilitation journey recovering from various injuries led her to interact with and highly appreciate physiotherapists. This sparked the big move across the world to Melbourne, where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice degree at La Trobe University.

Angie has experience in both private practice and the private rehabilitation hospital setting, working with orthopaedic, neurological and multi-trauma patients. She is passionate about helping individuals regain their functional independence and empower clients to learn self-management to enhance their overall wellbeing. Angie has also been involved as a sports trainer for various local AFL teams.

Outside of the clinic, Angie enjoys playing squash, hosting dinner parties, and checking out Melbourne’s vibrant live music scene. She is always looking for restaurant recommendations so let her know in your next session if you have any!

Angie teaches clinical Pilates classes on Wednesday and Saturdays.

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Our favourite Pilates props include foam roller, magic circle, resistance bands and spikey ball. Our Physiotherapist will create a tailored exercise program using props to achieve control, strength and flexibility. #exercise #pilatesprops #corestrength ... See MoreSee Less

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What is Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is an overload or overuse condition in which the muscles of the forearm are affected – in particular the muscles that extend the wrist – the ‘backhand’ muscles.
Although the condition is termed ‘tennis elbow’ since it is common in tennis players, only a small proportion of patients actually get the condition from playing tennis.
These muscles attach to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Hence the other term for it is lateral epicondylitis – since the ‘common extensor attachment’ is involved due to the repetitive strain.

The pain may develop gradually or occasionally it may be sudden.

How is Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) Treated?

The mainstay of therapy is:

Abstaining from exacerbating activities;

Gradual stretching and strengthening exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist.

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MOVE Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy

Clinical Pilates with Santa! Our Physiotherapist Sarah getting Santa's core strength ready for Christmas! Even Santa has to keep fit for his sleigh and reindeers! Cute!! 🎅🎄🎁 @ MOVE Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy ... See MoreSee Less

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Anterior knee pain is pain which occurs in the front of the knee around the knee cap. The ‘patella’ is the medical name for kneecap, and the ‘femur’ is the medical name for thighbone. This is why it is sometimes called ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome’

Normally the kneecap slides smoothly along a groove in the thigh bone. In some cases, the knee cap rubs against the side of the groove causing irritation and pain. This can be caused by imbalances in the muscles around the knee. Some muscles that support the knee joint may be weak, while other muscles are tight and inflexible.

A physiotherapist can prescribe exercises to correct the imbalance in the muscles, advise about suitable activities and guide you to gradual return to full activity.

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Joining our team is our amazing physiotherapist Sonja Tun! 🌟

Sonja completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University and has since worked in private practice. She quickly developed an interest in rehab and exercise, which led her to complete the Rehabilitation Series with Polestar Australia to further her extensive Pilates training as well as ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1.

In order to pursue her interest in women’s health, Sonja completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne where she gained the skills and knowledge to manage conditions affecting women throughout the lifespan. She understands the specific physical needs of women and the impact of exercise during pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and osteopenia/osteoporosis. She strongly believes in the beneficial impact of exercise on a person’s physical and psychological health, and so her ultimate goal is to keep women active and exercising well.

Sonja likes to integrate physiotherapy treatment techniques such as dry needling, manual therapy and various other techniques with exercise prescription and clinical pilates. She can help with conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and low back pain, hip pain, coccydinia, abdominal (diastasis rectus abdominis) and pelvic floor muscle weakness and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Outside of work, Sonja enjoys spending time at the gym training in powerlifting or hanging out with her two cats, Kimchi and Lollie.

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Advanced spinal movement with abdominal control #clinicalpilates #reformer #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less

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Clinical pilates will strengthen your upper body, abdominals, obliques and gluts. #clinicalpilates #physiotherapy #corestrength #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less

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Strong abdominal control demonstrated by our Physio and Clinical Pilates instructor Sarah 💪#clinicalpilates #physiotherapy #abbotsford #corestrength ... See MoreSee Less

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Pilates Props used to tailor your program for all fitness levels and ages. #clinicalpilates #weights #magiccircle #spikeyball #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less

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Our boutique light filled studio inside Yarra Medical Abbotsford 😍🌟 #clinicalpilates #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less

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This month we are featured in Yarra Medical's newsletter @yarramedical #physiotherapy #clinicalpilates #abbotsford ... See MoreSee Less

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How does Clinical Pilates differ from Generic Studio Pilates?

Generic Studio Pilates sessions are often run in large groups, usually seen in gyms and studios, and offer one program that is supposedly “fit for all”.

Clinical Pilates sessions are instructed by highly qualified health professionals with post-graduate qualifications who base their program on strong evidence on managing injuries. Programs are tailored for individuals and group sizes are much smaller.

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One of the benefits of clinical pilates is posture correction. Our physiotherapists will assess your spine through strength and movement testing to develop a program to improve posture strength and endurance. #clinical pilates #pilates #strength #control #endurance #posture #physiotherapy #abbotsford #richmond #movephysio ... See MoreSee Less

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Exercise and mental health

Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health.

It can reduce the risk of illnesses like heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's.

Exercise makes you feel good because it releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood.

Exercise also helps improves your sleep, which is important in many different ways.

Exercise pumps blood to the brain, which should make you think more clearly.

It increases the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.

It also increases the connections between the nerve cells in the brain. This improves your memory and helps protect your brain against injury and disease.

How much exercise do you need?
Australian Government guidelines recommend adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate to intensive physical activity on most or all days of the week.

Practising mindfulness while doing exercise also reduces your stress and improves your mental health.

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Aside from the obvious growing bump, your body will go through huge changes during pregnancy. These changes can often cause great discomfort throughout the nine months and even afterwards.


A common thing to see in pregnancy is hunched shoulders. This will weaken the muscles behind and in-between the shoulder blades and cause the head to protrude which can easily lead to tension headaches from restricted blood flow to the brain.


The increasing size and weight of the baby will cause an exaggerated forward pelvic tilt. This is the cause of the lower back pain that many women suffer from during pregnancy.


The forward hip/pelvic tilt will cause a weakening in the hips, glutes. Watch your posture closely during exercises keeping your chest up, shoulders back and down, and the pelvis in a neutral position.

As you can see, even one small change in the body can have a huge effect on posture, so by addressing this early on, and working on creating the perfect balance throughout your pregnancy, a lot of pain and discomfort can be avoided.

Our physiotherapists can conduct a full prenatal assessment and provide safe and effective advice and management for your pregnancy.

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Invest in physiotherapy.
Studies show that: * work absences can be reduced by an average of five days when people receive advice on low back pain from physiotherapists * knee joint pain and health care costs can be reduced by a physio-led rehab programme, which includes targeted exercise * stretching and strengthening hand exercises can improve function for people with rheumatoid arthritis

#physiotherapy #exercise #fitness #clinicalpilates #pilates #richmond #abbotsford #backpain #training #injury #rehabilitation #recovery #movephysio
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