A Highett physio explains the most common causes of leg pain

So you’ve got leg pain, and you can’t walk it off. Owing to the fact that our legs are some of our most-used limbs, leg pain and injury are extremely common, and one of the most popular conditions our Highett physios help clients out with. Whether it’s a sharp ache following sport or exercise or a dull throbbing that’s been with you for a while, there are very few pains [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:25:38+00:00March 31st, 2020|Legs, Physio|0 Comments

Pregnancy-related pain? You need a physio in Highett!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! When you’re expecting, you can expect all manner of appointments to make: GPs, midwives, ultrasound appointments… the list goes on. One appointment that many women overlook however is their appointment with their physiotherapist. While injuries and chronic pain may make up the majority of our caseload, they aren’t the only things our physios in Highett treat. Physiotherapy as a profession is about treating and relieving pain [...]

By |2020-07-28T07:44:00+00:00January 29th, 2020|Back, Legs, Physio|0 Comments

Leg pain? An Highett physio shares 4 running mistakes you’re making

Running - how hard could it be? After all, you’re just putting one foot in front of the other, right? Unfortunately, it’s exactly that attitude that’s behind so many leg and foot injuries! There’s much more to running than just putting on a pair of trainers and going for it. Believe it or not however, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes when you go out for a run. [...]

By |2020-07-28T03:44:40+00:00March 26th, 2019|Legs, Physio|0 Comments

Common exercise mistakes: a Highett 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 |2020-07-28T06:35:50+00:00January 14th, 2019|Knee, Legs, Physio|0 Comments

An Highett 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 Highett 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 |2020-07-28T07:52:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments

Run for the hills: a Highett physio shares 5 easy tips to avoid shin splints

A couple of weeks ago, we addressed the causes and treatments of shin splints. Of course, we overlooked a fairly major consideration when writing that - namely, how to avoid shin splints in the first place! Today, our Highett physio will help you understand how you can prevent shin splints from ever happening to begin with. But first, a note about stretching… If you participated in any sport during your [...]

By |2020-07-28T07:59:53+00:00April 16th, 2018|Legs, Physio|0 Comments

A Highett physio explains shin splint causes and treatment

You feel a dull, aching pain in your lower leg as you set out on your weekly jog. It’s irritating, but it doesn’t seem too bad at first. The pain appears to subside during your warm-up but comes back full-force when you start jogging. It gets worse and worse as your jog continues. Your run is over, but the pain doesn’t leave - your legs are constantly aching. Sound familiar? [...]

By |2020-07-28T04:45:56+00:00February 28th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments

How to stop leg cramps – tips from a Melbourne physio

One moment you’ll be swimming, walking up the stairs, or even dozing off in bed when suddenly, you feel it: that tell-tale tightness in your calf or foot. You drop what you’re doing and start rubbing the affected area, but it’s no use - your muscles are tight, tensed up and screaming out in pain. Thankfully, most muscle cramps don’t leave any permanent damage and the pain dies down after [...]

By |2020-07-28T05:37:27+00:00February 15th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments