Pelvic Pain

This blog is a second in a series from Hayley Runting regarding pelvic health conditions. Today's blog discusses pelvic pain, pelvic surgery and pelvic floor checks. Pelvic Pain Pelvic pain can literally be a pain in the butt! However, it can also be defined as any pain in the pelvis or genital areas. There can be many causes of pelvic pain, such as trauma to the area, infection, or conditions like endometriosis. Working out what the contributing factors or the cause of .

Posture Treatment Malvern East
Posture. What do we really know?

Posture is a frequent topic of discussion for physiotherapists at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic, clients, the media and society. A common belief is that spinal pain is caused by sitting, standing, or bending “incorrectly”. Many patients tell us, “I know I have bad posture” before we begin examining them. It is often assumed that “incorrect” posture is the cause of pain and needs changing, but does it? What does the science tell us? Is there such a thin.

Physio for Tendonitis Malvern East
Tendonitis

Tendonitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy, what do they all mean? The tendons within the human body have the primary function of connecting muscles to parts of the body the muscles place a force on, typically bone. This clever design allows the bulky part of a muscle to be situated in an area of the body that won’t be too limiting. A great example of this is how the wrist is skinny relative to the rest of the arm as the major muscles lie further up the arm. This help.

Back to School from Physiotherapists Malvern East
Back to School Tips

With a new school year already upon us, there are a few things you can do to help your child prepare and ensure a safe, active and healthy lifestyle. Backpack It is important your child's backpack fits correctly so the load through their back is distributed evenly, which can prevent issues such as back pain. Research has shown that moderately weighted backp.

Conditions Affecting the Bladder Malvern East
Conditions affecting the bladder

Bladder leakage (urinary incontinence) is not normal. Despite the marketing campaigns from sanitary pad companies, women and men can resolve their urinary leakage in most cases. They do not have to resort to using a pad for the rest of their lives. Research strongly recommends pelvic floor physiotherapy as a first-line treatment approach. There are different conditions as to why someone might leak. These include: 1. Stress Urinary Incontinence: Leaking urine when there is ‘.

Conditions Affecting the Bowel Malvern East
Conditions affecting the bowel

For people whose bowels are regular, we don’t give much thought to our poo. However, for those who have challenges – such as diarrhoea, constipation or difficulty controlling wind – this can be embarrassing and distressing. The normal frequency for opening your bowels is between 3 times per week and 3 times per day. Conditions that pelvic floor physiotherapists see include: 1. Faecal incontinence: This is the involun.

Demands on the shoulder joint in swimming

Swimming is a fantastic sport that most Australians are introduced to at a young age. Programs such as Nippers at surf life saving clubs and other swim programs at local pools provide further opportunities to keep young swimmers involved in the sport. Moderate volumes of swimming are often tolerated well and unless there is a significant issue with the swimming technique, injuries are fairly rare. However, when the goal is to excel at swimming and squad sessions become more frequent, the risk of injury increases.

Sports Performance Program

With the stop and start nature of how COVID-19 have affected most sports this year, it is very likely we will see an increase in new injuries as growing bodies are subjected to the rigours of sport and activity. Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic is pleased to once again offer the Junior Sports Performance Program this year, running over the School Holidays from December through to late January. This program involves an individualised assessment to identify any muscle weakne.

10 myths about Low Back Pain & 10 facts you should know

Have you ever had an episode of low back pain? Well, you are not alone!  Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition that affects 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. At any point in time, 30% of people are experiencing low back pain. It is also the leading cause of disability worldwide and is often associated with costly, ineffective and sometimes harmful care. Many studies have identified that unhelpful beliefs about low ba.

Rotator cuff tears

The shoulder joint also known as the glenohumeral joint is highly mobile. This allows for the greatest range of possible places your functional hand can access. It achieves this level of mobility by working with other associated joints in the area: the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular (which are located at either end of your collarbone), and scapulothoracic joint (which describes the movement of your shoulder blade over your ribcage). These joints play a role in connecting your.

Managing your physical health during COVID-19

As the physical distancing measures are becoming the new normal, we are here to help you navigate this time with regards to your physical health. The emphasis from government and health departments to avoid any unnecessary interaction and contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is an incredibly important message in order for our health system to manage. With these measures in place, we hope to avoid the unfortunate situation that Italy, Spai.

Clinic hygiene practices with COVID-19

Here are the increased clinic hygiene practices we have implemented due to the current climate with COVID-19. Encouraging staff and patients to practice physical distancing where applicable Implement state and federally advised rules around maximum people per square metre Having all staff implementing strict hand hygiene practices Hand sanitiser is placed throughout the clinic for both patient and staff use. Please sani.