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Why a Whole Body Approach Works for Low Back Pain

28 Aug 2017  

You only need to look as far as the research into Regional Interdependance (Wainer et al, 2007; Sueki et al, 2013; Cleland et al, 2005; Powers, 2010) to support the use of a whole body assessment in musculoskeletal conditions, but it's great when you have a case that demonstrates this quite clearly. Mr M is a 64 year old lawyer who presented with a 5 day history of worsening low back pain whi ..

The Relationship Between Glute Dysfunction and Low Back Pain

29 Apr 2017  

A lot has been said about the relationship between poor core stability / strength and low back pain and there is no doubt about this link. What we wanted to discuss here, however, is the strong connection between back pain and glute dysfunction In modern western societies people have become increasingly sedentary, with significantly increased time spent in sitting. This is a position  ..

Preventing Running Injuries: Part 3

31 Jan 2017  

In Preventing Running Injuries: Part 2 (http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-2) of our series, we discussed all of the intrinsic (http://http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-2) factors that can contribute to running injuries. One of the key factors that we discussed in this report was Musculoske ..

Preventing Running Injuries: Part 2

06 Dec 2016  

With Preventing Running Injuries: Part 1 (http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-1) discussing the extrinsic factors that contribute to running injuries, in part 2 we are going to look in detail at all of the intrinsic risk factors associated with running. Intrinsic Factors These are factors that relate to the individual runner, and for the most p ..

Preventing Running Injuries: Part 1

22 Nov 2016  

Most people who run understand that running can be hard on the body. It is a weight bearing activity, and so all the lower limb joints and muscles experience some degree of loading with each stride as you land. Muscles are required to work eccentrically(lengthening as they contract to control impact), and then work concentrically(shortening as they contract) to power off the ground as the ..

The Benefits of Running

20 Sep 2016  

The truth is out……there are many wonderful and far reaching benefits of running with very little downside. So, whether you are just starting out, thinking about putting on your running shoes for the first time, or unsure whether or not to include running in your exercise program, you may be interested to hear about all the different ways running can benefit us:  ..

Celebrate our new clinic and support local charities

25 Jul 2016  

NWPG Open Week 8 - 13 August 2016 We are pleased to announce that as part of our move to Fletcher St Essendon, and to celebrate our 26 year involvement with the local community, we are holding an open week, where we will be providing support to two local charities – Helping Hands Mission (http://www.helpinghandsmission.org.au/) and Disability Sport & Recreation (http://dsr.org.au/).  ..

Biomechanics of Running

25 Jun 2016  

Correct biomechanics, form and posture play an integral role in maximising your efficiency with forward propulsion and help to minimise overload and strain throughout your body. We can break the elements of correct running biomechanics and posture into key areas: 1. Head straight and shoulders relaxed While this may seem obvious, we see many people running wi ..

Acute knee pain resolved with hip flexor release

25 May 2016  

Mr M presented with acute onset of left knee pain following an incident at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the previous day. He now reported significant pain and limitation with walking, moving from sit to stand and transferring in and out of the car. He was also unable to continue with his Jiu Jitsu training. Mr M’s main goals: (self rated as 10/10 being pain free and full function) 1.  ..

Knee Pain Can Be A Real Pain In The Butt!

20 Apr 2016  

Knee pain is one of the most common conditions people experience, and it can be particularly annoying for the recreational or competitive runner. It can be felt at the front, sides or behind the knee, with the most common area being the front, around the patella(kneecap). It can affect your walking, going up and down stairs, getting up from a chair, squatting, bending, kn ..

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