A case of the dreaded heel pain: An Elwood Physio explains achilles tendinopathy

Your 4 Stage Guide To Escaping Achilles Tendon Pain If you’ve ever been debilitated by sharp and/or aching pain in your achilles or heel, then you know it’s certainly not fun. In fact, it’s every runner’s worst nightmare. But you don’t have to be a runner to fall victim to a case of achilles or heel pain. If you’ve suffered heel pain or pain in the lower calf in the [...]

By | 2019-03-14T05:17:56+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

Chronic pain and central sensitisation

As a new graduate physiotherapist, I have learnt so much in my first two months of practice. Finally, theory has been put into practice and I’ve been challenged when seeing a range of different people with different conditions every day. It’s been satisfying to learn that I can confidently treat every person who walks through my door and make improvements to their pain and function. For many of my clients, [...]

By | 2019-03-12T04:36:57+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

Acute wry neck explained – the bible to managing acute neck pain

Are you suffering from recent and sudden neck pain? Is the pain very severe? Does your neck feel stiff and the surrounding muscles feel tight? Do you have a reduced ability to confidently move your neck through its normal ranges of motion? Are you unable to move your neck pain-free? Are you having trouble turning to safely perform a head check whilst driving your car? Is your sleeping disrupted due [...]

By | 2019-03-06T06:30:12+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

An Elwood physiotherapist explains why warm-up exercises are crucial

Very few of us question it: of course warm-ups are important. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, you no doubt understand the importance of a good warm-up. It’s one of those things that’s drilled into us from our very first training session, and even as far back as primary school-level PE. But have you ever wondered about the why and the how? Our physiotherapist in Elwood examines [...]

By | 2019-03-05T06:35:39+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

A physiotherapist in Elwood explains mistakes you make while sitting

At Physio AUS, many of the cases we treat are athletes, tradies and people recovering from injury - in other words, people who either spend a lot of time either using their bodies or who need physical therapy. So you’d think office workers would be safe, right? Wrong! While office workers aren’t so much subject to problems such as injury or overuse (generally speaking), they do face plenty of their [...]

By | 2019-02-27T07:40:04+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Back, Physio|0 Comments

Are you an athlete? Find out why you should visit a physio in Elwood!

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some of Australia’s leading athletes. Not only have I rubbed shoulders with some of the best in the world at their chosen sports - I’ve also been responsible for helping them perform at their best. The opportunity to work alongside leading athletes is one of the highlights of my job as a physiotherapist. Physio for athletes is one of the challenging, [...]

By | 2019-01-31T01:28:28+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

Common exercise mistakes: an Elwood physio tells you how to get back into running!

With society’s new focus on fitness and physical wellbeing, more and more everyday Aussies are strapping their runners on, renewing gym memberships, and getting back into the habit. This is great news if you ask us - your health should always be a top priority! However, it also comes with its fair share of risks. Returning to exercise isn’t as easy as hitting the pavement after a few months hibernating. [...]

By | 2019-01-07T03:31:06+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Knee, Legs, Physio|0 Comments

A Caulfield physiotherapist explains shin splint treatments you can do from home!

The fight against leg pain doesn’t end once you finish your appointment with your Caulfield physiotherapist. If you’re tired of putting up with leg pains like shin splints, you’ll not only need to visit your physio, but also invest in the exercises we prescribe. Physical therapy at your physiotherapist’s clinic is just one half of the equation - for sustained results and long-lasting results relief from leg pain, you’ll also [...]

By | 2018-12-10T07:18:56+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments

An Elwood physio explains frozen shoulder (and what you can do about it!)

Let’s get one thing out of the way: frozen shoulder has nothing to do with the cold! Also known by its proper name, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder describes situations where your shoulder becomes stiff and immobile. In this case, “frozen” refers to how you’ll have trouble moving and rotating your arm. In most cases, frozen shoulder also comes with a healthy dose of shoulder pain too. Symptoms of frozen shoulder [...]

By | 2018-12-07T05:32:05+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Shoulder|0 Comments

A physiotherapist in Caulfield explains how poor ergonomics can cause pain

Do you experience dull throbbing? Sharp pains? Or recurring aches? For many, the first thought is “how did I get that?” You think back to the evening jog, or the last time you went to the gym. You must have done something wrong - it’s the only theory that makes sense. But what if we told you it wasn’t? You might be surprised to hear that an injury event isn’t [...]

By | 2018-12-09T23:43:39+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Back, Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments