Three Steps to Preventing Sports Injuries
1. Adjust goals as your fitness improves
2. Warm up and cool down
3. Listen to your body

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Invest in a Foam Roller! 👟💪🏃
Benefits: ● Increase blood flow to your muscles
● Relieves muscle tension ● Increases the range of motion of your joints and spine ● Decreases recovery time ● Improves posture
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Meet our amazing physiotherapist Sarah Kamino 🌟

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Sarah completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. During this time she also competed at the World level in the sport of synchronized figure skating, where she gained first-hand physiotherapy experience whilst rehabilitating from various injuries, inspiring her to pursue a career in healthcare.

Sarah then completed a diploma in massage therapy and worked as a myotherapist in Calgary, Canada for five years, focusing on back, neck and postural dysfunctions as well as sports injuries. She then made the big move across the world to Melbourne where she completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.

Sarah has extensive training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She enjoys using Pilates to treat:

✔Spinal injuries
✔Postural dysfunctions
✔Hip and knee pain
✔Pre natal and Post natal care
✔Running retraining

Sarah enjoys all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and focuses on a preventative approach to injury management by identifying the contributing factors to injury development and addressing them through manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She is highly motivated to work together with clients to reach their healthcare goals.

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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
Stopping suddenly
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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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:

ICE:

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:
Swelling
Warmth
Discolouration (such as redness)
Contusion

Why use ice?
Pain relief
Decrease blood flow (reduced swelling)
Decrease metabolic rate (reduced swelling)

HEAT:

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
Pain relief
Increase elasticity of connective tissues
Increases metabolic rate, thus aids in healing

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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

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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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The benefits of #exercise keep adding up: buff.ly/2rs2jQ6

'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.

"If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be demanded by patients, prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidised by government." - Associate Professor Prue Cormie
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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
Therapeutic massage
Dry needling
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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