7 days ago
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear.
Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments.
If you have injured your anterior cruciate ligament, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee. This will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your injury and your activity level.
The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways:
Changing direction rapidly
Slowing down while running
Landing from a jump incorrectly
Direct contact or collision, such as a football tackle
Whether your treatment involves surgery or not, rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. A comprehensive rehabilitation program guided by a physiotherapist will help you regain knee strength and motion.
If you have surgery, physiotherapy focuses on returning motion to the joint and surrounding muscles. This is followed by a strengthening program designed to protect the new ligament. This strengthening gradually increases the stress across the ligament. The final phase of rehabilitation is aimed at a functional return tailored for the athlete's sport.
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2 weeks ago
One common question that we get from patients is: Should I be applying heat or ice to my injury? Although the research in this area can be contradictory, here are some good rules of thumb to follow:
We often apply ice when the injury is acute. Commonly, the time frame for an acute injury is 0-5 days. Examples of acute injury: sprained ankle, pulled muscle, sudden onset back pain, acute inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis), and surgeries like a knee replacement.
These injuries will often present with:
Discolouration (such as redness)
Why use ice?
Decrease blood flow (reduced swelling)
Decrease metabolic rate (reduced swelling)
We often recommend applying heat to chronic conditions. Often times the main complaint with a chronic condition is stiffness and loss of range of motion. Examples of chronic conditions are re-occurring injuries, chronic inflammation of a tendon, tight muscles, arthritis and stiff joints (like stiff backs). Chronic injuries often times don’t have objective swelling and are not warm to touch or red.
Why use heat?
Increases blood flow to the area of injury (aids healing)
Relaxation of muscles
Increase elasticity of connective tissues
Increases metabolic rate, thus aids in healing
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4 weeks ago
The synergy between physiotherapy and engineering, working towards restoring, maintaining and strengthening (#physiotherapy) a complex operating machine, i.e. the human body (#engineering) ow.ly/m0XN30k61up ... See MoreSee Less
We love hearing physiotherapists give out good advice, especially when it's about the importance of exercise, strength and wellness in preventing falls among aged care residents.
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'World-first' call for exercise to be prescribed to all Australian cancer patients
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has prepared the Exercise in Cancer Care paper, which states doctors should prescribe particular exercise regimes and refer patients to exercise specialists with experience in cancer care.
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2 months ago
Our Physiotherapists are experts in injury managmement and can apply a wide range of specialised techniques in order to restore full function:
Manual joint mobilisation and manipulation
Taping (Rigid and Rock/Kinesio taping)
Provision of an individually tailored exercise program
Lifestyle advice and education
Compression bandage, braces, therapeutic pillows.
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PREGNANCY CLINICAL PILATES
Our sessions are safe, effective and we prescribe individualised programs comprising of a variety of low weight-bearing exercises for women during pregnancy.
These sessions are conducted under the guidance of a physiotherapist that has undergone training in pregnancy and pelvic floor health.
Aim of sessions:
Strengthen muscles affected by pregnancy and prepare your body for labour
Reduces your recovery time post-birth
Education in relation to breastfeeding positions, posture, back care, use of supports and pelvic floor health.
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👶🍼POST NATAL RECOVERY: Our physiotherapist with expertise in women's health can assess and provide advice on abdominal separation and pelvic floor function. We will prescribe safe and effective exercises to assist mothers in regaining full function. #physiotherapy #womenshealth #pelvicfloor #postnatal #exercise ... See MoreSee Less
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Introducing: The Wunda Chair
The Wunda chair is one of the most challenging pieces of Pilates apparatus because your only support is a tiny square and spring loaded pedals. Wunda means wonder in German (Joseph Pilate’s native language).
Exercises can be done sitting or standing either on top or around the chair. Challenges your stamina and balance.
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Introducing: The Ladder Barrel
The ladder barrel has a ladder attached at the side. The barrels allow you to bend forward and backwards, and to isolate deep postural and abdominal muscles in all planes of movements. The barrel is separated from the ladder by a sliding base that can adjust to accommodate different torso sizes and leg lengths in a range of Pilates exercises.
A multitude of stretching , strengthening and flexibility exercises can be performed. Increasing joint range of motion at the hip will help you walk & run more efficiently with a longer stride, stand up taller with better posture, and avoid back pain, hip pain, and risk of injury.
This is a popular piece of equipment of dancers and gymnasts. Mental focus is key to executing this safely and effectively.
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NEW LOCATION: ABBOTSFORD. We have moved from Richmond into The HIVE Shopping Centre, Level 1, inside Yarra Medical Abbotsford. Parking available inside the shopping centre off Nicholson Street.
Being located inside Yarra Medical Abbotsford provides a patient-centred, multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness. The medical practitioners have entrusted us with the care of their patients, whether it be injuries or health concerns. We can directly refer you to our medical practitioners for onsite pathology and radiology requests should there be a need for an immediate investigation of your injury.
We are committed to providing excellence in injury management to allow you to quickly and safely return to, or improve, your active lifestyle. We can also refer to other onsite health professionals ensuring that your mental and emotional health is as well-maintained as your physical health
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The Pilates Reformer is a single bed frame but with a sliding carriage and adjustable springs to regulate tension and resistance. These cables, bars, straps and pulleys allow exercises to be done from a variety of positions such as sitting, standing and side-lying. It allows you to work at your level and progress appropriately.
The resistance created by the pulley and spring system can provides a challenging strength and endurance workout. It can offer more resistance than what you get with just your body weight on a mat. It can produce visible results sooner.
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5 months ago
PILATES: Introducing the 'Cadillac' or 'Trapeze Table'
You can isolate almost every single muscle group on this magnificent machine. It is an excellent tool for breaking down motion into small pieces to restore correct movement patterns.
It is a large piece of equipment with various attachments and is rarely used in large group classes. The best way to experience this machine is in a private one on one pilates session or a semi private class.
Our clinical pilates instructor will develop a tailored program that will utilise the use of this machine to help you achieve your goals.
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