7 TIPS to help you return to sports safely
7 TIPS to help you return to sports safely
January5, 2021

7 Tips to returning to sport post COVID lockdown to avoid injury As Melbourne and the rest of Victoria slowly return back to some form of normality (albeit ‘COVID normal’ for now) we will see the return of community sport. If you’re 18 or under you may be already be enjoying such ‘pre-COVID-19’ activities! Unfortunately, previously with the commencement of sport/athletes returning to training and games after time-off (e.g. due to injury or holidays) we...

Sciatica and taking the right steps to get back on track
Sciatica and taking the right steps to get back on track
April28, 2020

Never heard of it.. What is it?  The sciatic nerve originates from lumbosacral nerve roots (L4-S1) in the lower back. The L5 or S1 nerve root is commonly affected. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back down the buttock, leg and calf into the foot. When this nerve is irritated or compressed anywhere along its pathway, it causes symptoms including severe pain, which is termed sciatica. Usually, pain begins in the back and spreads...

8 Tips to manage your painful shoulder
8 Tips to manage your painful shoulder
July23, 2020

      Eight educated tips to keep you Frozen Shoulder FREE 1. Know WHAT it is You may have heard Frozen Shoulder being termed ‘adhesive capsulitis’ in the medical world. To understand the condition a little more think of the shoulder joint as a ball and socket, that is surrounded by a capsule like structure. The condition arises when strong connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint (the capsule), becomes thick, stiff and inflamed. The...

THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
December19, 2018

Maxvale Physiotherapy has a Cancer exercise specialist onboard. The program," Life Now "Staying well during and after cancer" is the most advanced cancer exercise program in Australia. This is an evidence based research program which has demonstrated improved survival rates of 48% for Breast Cancer and 64% for Prostrate Cancer. In addition those who attend the cancer exercise sessions can witness increased energy levels by up to 80% either during or after cancer treatments. Evidence...

Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
June15, 2015

Aquatherapy (Water-based exercise therapy) has been around for centuries and it is an excellent form of therapy for you to recover from an injury and to get fitter. Exercise is preventative medical maintenance that can begin paying off immediately. Aquatherapy utilises the principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics to create challenges that promote health through exercising in water. Hydrotherapy is usually conducted in water of temperature 35°C-37°C. The benefits of aquatic exercise are thought to result...