19 Oct

Exercise is Medicine for Lower Back Pain

Exercise is Medicine for Lower Back Pain (Image thanks to https://philmaffetone.com/fixing-low-back-pain/). Low back pain (LBP) is very common, affecting up to two-thirds of adults at some point in their life (Brinjikji, et al., 2015). It may present as an acute onset due to completing a new or heavy activity, or due to a gradual build-up […]

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01 Sep

Achilles Rupture Management – Surgery vs Conservative Management

  Ruptured Achilles Tendon: Surgery vs Conservative Management (Image thanks to https://www.boneandjointclinicbr.com/blog/5-ways-to-prevent-an-achilles-tendon-rupture).   As a physiotherapist, we see a variety of muscle and bone related issues and some injuries are debilitating and require a long-period of rehabilitation. Ruptured Achilles Tendon is one of those that require long rehabilitation and can be daunting when you have […]

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24 Jul

The ICE Debate – Is Icing your injury still the right thing to do?

The ICE Debate – Is Icing your injury still the right thing to do? There has been a lot of media controversy over the past few years into whether the widely used RICE management (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) is in fact not the best and most evidence based practice in acute injuries. Most people […]

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20 Jul

Hip Mobility for the Surfer

Hip Mobility for the Surfer Following on from our previous Blog around thoracic mobility for surfing, another key element to staying injury free in the surf is maintaining excellent hip mobility. As a surfer, hip mobility is key from sitting on your board, to your pop up and finally allowing you to get into your […]

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24 Jun

Return to sports and competition post COVID-19 pandemic.

Return to Sports Tips Post COVID-19 Pandemic Key Points: • Drop your return to pre-activity levels by 30%-50% (Load, Intensity, Frequency, Repetitions) • Start with low to moderate intensity • 10-20% increase each week • Ease back into body contact and sport specific game type drills that require sudden change of direction Why the fuss? […]

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02 Jun

We are hiring! Are you our next Practice Manager?

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Practice Manager in our Geelong Clinic. The Practice Manager role is the lead receptionist who will manage the administrative team at Grand Slam Physiotherapy. They will also plan and take on a strategic role with the business directors. See below video for more details and CLICK HERE […]

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28 May

The Latest Guidelines on Exercising during Pregnancy.

The Latest Guidelines on Exercising during Pregnancy. Exercising during pregnancy is extremely important to maintain health and fitness. Our physio Julia attended the Sports Medicine Australia conference where the leading researchers in their fields presented their latest findings in Sports Medicine. Currently Australia’s exercise guidelines are being updated for exercise during pregnancy which was discussed […]

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06 Apr

How to reduce the stress and strain on your body when you’re working from home.

1. Try and make your work station set up as ergonomic as possible! I know this will be hard to do at the moment with many given minimal notice that they will be working from home and many stores selling out of ergonomic equipment but there are a few things you can do to try […]

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06 Apr

Stretching & Mobility Program for Desk-Based Workers

Many jobs require many hours sitting at a desk as well as often a long commute via train or car with further sitting. On top of this in the current climate we are in with COVID-19 there are even more people working from home with less than ideal set ups so anything you can do […]

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29 Mar

What equipment you need to exercise at home with social distancing restrictions

Whilst we deal with all of the unprecedented health and wider flow-on consequences of the coronavirus epidemic it is really important we look after our health. It is well documented, exercise is so important for our physical, cognitive and emotional health. Whilst we are now more limited than ever to access health facilities such as […]

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