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How Plyometrics Can Improve Your Running

The word plyometrics gets thrown around a lot when it comes to running, to improve running performance. What are plyometrics, why are they important and how can you implement them? Plyometrics are explosive and high intensity movements – essentially involving...

I’m an athlete, how can I benefit from Pilates?

When you think of Pilates what comes to mind?Older people doing group exercise?Mums coming to exercise on the reformers after dropping the kids off at school?I bet you don’t think of Professional AFL players?I bet you don’t think of Nat Fyfe, Christian Petracca,...

Starting a new sport

Triathlon is my sport of choice, I admit I live and breathe it, and with the new season about to start I am starting to get excited! The training is beginning, and muscles are feeling a bit sore, I am eating a bit more and am feeling more tired than usual. I know for me that this is all very normal.

Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that line the base of the pelvis and have a role in maintaining continence and supporting the pelvic organs. Most people are aware of weak pelvic floor muscles after having children, but did you know that the pelvic floor muscles can also be overactive and turn on too much??

The ACL pandemic in women’s football

The Women’s World Cup is around the corner with the Matilda’s kicking off their first game on the 20th of July. For those of us that are soccer fanatics (or football if you’re a true fan) you may already know this. A lot of discussion has preceded this World Cup about the rate of ACL injuries in female athletes. It has been found that female footballers are 2-8 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than men.

Running analysis

Running is fantastic exercise for your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and mental health. But despite all the known benefits, running also comes with a high injury rate. We see plenty of running injuries in the clinic, so today we are going to look at how analysing your running technique may get you back into running faster.

Getting the Most Out of Your Physiotherapy Appointment

At Glen Forrest Physiotherapy, all of our therapists want to help you have the best outcome from each and every consultation. We are experts at directing the consultation to help achieve your individual goals, and there is a lot that you can do as a patient to help us out.

What are tension headaches?

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, affecting up to 80% of people at some point in their lives. They are usually mild to moderate in pain and can feel as if constant pressure is being applied to the front of the face, the head, or the neck. Most often, the pain is felt on both sides of the head.

Myofascial release therapy and fascia explained

Myofascial release therapy is a technique used by qualified massage therapists to relieve pain and muscle tension related to fascial immobility. To understand how this therapy works, let me explain what fascia is and the role that it plays in everyday life.

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...

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