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Returning to Exercise after Mild Covid 19

It is looking like that after mild cases of Covid 19 there is a proportion of people who will take longer to fully recover and return to their pre- illness status/baseline.
With more research being done there is increasing recognition of covid complications such as post acute illness, cardio-pulmonary disease and a sequelae of psychological effects.

Help! I rolled my ankle …

With summer slowly coming to an end and winter athletes transitioning from pre-season training to competition we are starting to see an increase in sports-related injuries presenting to the clinic. One of the most common presentations is an ankle sprain or “rolled ankle”.

It was previously believed that ankle sprains are a “self-limiting injury” meaning it would fully heal and return to pre-injury level without rehabilitation. However, research has shown that without appropriate rehabilitation 70% of people will have ongoing pain and dysfunction at 6 months post injury.

Lifting to look good or lifting to feel good. How does resistance exercise impact our day to day life?

A physiotherapists favourite tool is resistance exercise to improve pain, but why does it work? There is lots of evidence that exercise, and specifically resistance exercise, is associated with improved muscle strength, mobility & flexibility, bone density, decreased anxiety & depression, and assists in weight management (Did you know that as you gain muscle your body actually burns more calories even at rest!?)

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are very common in sports such as AFL, Soccer, Cricket and Hockey. They are actually the most common injury in the AFL, constituting 15% of all injuries. Six players from your favourite team are likely to have a hamstring strain this season!

10 Facts you NEED to know about lower back pain!

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Unfortunately, there is a lot of mis-information in regards to lower back pain and unhelpful beliefs can often lead to ongoing pain and disability. Let’s discuss 10 lower back pain FACTS which you need to know.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy is a hands-on therapy technique involving manual pressure and contraction of the muscle and stretching. This sustained pressure will allow the fascia to ease the tightness of the muscle. It helps to loosen up restricted movement and...

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy “Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you will remove the pain” -- Philosophy behind cupping therapy. Cupping therapy involves applying negative pressure directly onto the skin with the use of sterilised plastic...


Vertigo is a relatively common complaint, and when it starts suddenly can be quite distressing. There are many causes of vertigo, with one particular type being commonly treated by physiotherapists known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. BPPV will...

Strategies to manage lower back pain at home

Strategies to Manage Lower Back Pain at HomePhoto by rawpixel.com from PexelsLower back pain is one of the most common injuries, one that we see every day in the practice. Pain can arise for a number of reasons varying from prolonged sitting at work, un-conditioned...

Prevent Running Injury

Prevent Running InjuryPhoto by rawpixel.com from PexelsAs the running season heats up so does the amount of running related injuries coming into the clinic. Here are 4 easy steps to prevent injuries and improve your performance: Manage training load Strength...

Oncology Massage

Oncology MassageOncology Massage (OM) is a gentle, safe form of massage that is effective, nurturing and comforting for people with cancer, a history of cancer or are in a fragile state of health.  Mindful, intentioned treatment, Oncology Massage is adapted to suit...

School Bag Pain

Is My Child’s Schoolbag Causing Their Lower Back Pain? It’s a question that many parents ask.  Whether it be the size; shape; weight or the way that the child carries the bag (one shoulder or two), parents and health professionals have long associated these factors...


HeadachesBack to work, school or just being stuck looking at a screen all day can lead to fatigue, stiffness and in some scenarios headaches. Headaches are something experienced by people every day and can be extremely annoying. They can affect productivity in day...

Ankle Injury

Ankle SprainsEnd of the winter sport season means summer sport is just around the corner. That means you eager athletes are getting back on track with your fitness (well most of you!). Whether you’re a social sports superstar an avid bushwalker or an elite athlete...

Adam and Eliza Back in 2019

Adam and Eliza are back in 2019! Glen Forrest Physiotherapists Adam and Eliza have been touring Europe hitting up a couple hot spots like France, Greece and Ireland. We're really excited to have them back at the Physio in 2019! They sent some amazing photos of...

What is Pilates

What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise, aiming to improve core strength, flexibility, co-ordination and posture. Pilates was developed in the 1920s by a man called Joseph Pilates for rehabilitation and strengthening in ballet dancers. It has become very...

New Functional Gym!

Brand New Functional Gym!! We're so excited to announce the arrival of a brand new fun shiny toy! Those client’s that have already had the opportunity to use it probably wouldn’t describe it as fun but we’re very excited to start using the functional trainer. We...

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