Muscle imbalances

What is a muscle imbalance? To properly understand what is meant by muscle imbalance, it is essential to understand the fine balance in which our bodies operate. Different types of tissue have different roles. Some tissues have the ability to change their length and guide movement. Muscles, for example, will contract and relax to change their length to alter the position of other tissues, usually bone. Because of this function, they.

Archies thongs now at Malvern Physio

The foot typically has 28 bones, 33 joints and more than one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments, making it a very complex moving structure. It also has two main arches through it, along the length and width of the foot. All these structures allow for many functions, but two are particularly important: shock absorption on impact, and creating a rigid structure for the calf to pull on to generate propulsion.  Pronation, or the collapsing of the arch of the foot is part of this shock absorbing process..

Blood flow restriction strength training

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) strength training is a new option in rehabilitation for those needing to increase muscle size and strength, and who also need to reduce the stress on their joints. Even though BFR is new in terms of Western clinical application, there is over 40 years’ worth of research that has gone into the development of BFR training protocols. It originated in Japan in the 1960’s by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato and is known as “Kaatsu Training”, which translates to “Training Under Pressure”. Sin.

Anterior Knee Pain – Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)

PFP is a common knee presentation which is characterised by pain behind or around the kneecap. It can commonly be referred to as anterior knee pain, “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee” and affects up to 23% of adults and 29% of adolescents in the general population (Collins et al. 2018). The pain mostly occurs during activities such as running, cycling, climbing stairs, squatting or sitting, when the knee is in a flexed position (Collins et.al 2018). The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) cons.

Resistance Training for Children – Why you should start now?

Over the last 25 years, the overwhelming evidence has shown that resistance training for children and adolescents has a number of significant benefits including injury prevention, improved athletic performance, faster recovery, and general well-being. The research clearly indicates that an appropriately designed resistance program can benefit youth of all ages and in fact a fail.

Another successful season at Old Scotch Football Club

Another year finished in amateur football and thanks to the work of physiotherapists Hayley Runting and Mark Fotheringham, Scotch has had a successful year with 3 teams making finals. Unfortunately the seniors finished 3rd, reserves 2nd and under 19's 4th. We look forward to getting the boys to hold up the premiership flag next year and have another year of minimal injuries..