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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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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22 Mar

Telehealth: What you need to know

In 2020 we are in unprecedented times. With the increasing requirement for social distancing, a telehealth consultation is an important option to continue your health care to treat your pain and injury. See this infographic to give you more insight into what a telehealth consult with your physio entails. Read our Telehealth blog for examples […]

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19 Mar

What injuries can we help you with via TeleHealth? 

Physiotherapy consults normally involve assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management  plans of an injury or niggle. The Treatment we chose to implement with each individual varies  depending on the individual and the latest research relating to that injury.     The different types of treatment include:  ●Education   ●Exercise and rehabilitation   ●Referral to specialist or GP or referral for Imaging such as X-Ray.   ●Load management plans (gym modifications, running programs, sports training  progressions.   ●Posture Correction  ●Hands on Therapy such as massage, dry needling and manipulation.     As you can see from the list above the only thing we can’t do over a virtual consult is the hands  on therapy but there is lots that we can offer so that your new niggle doesn’t get worse and you  can self manage or still continue to progress your current rehabilitation program so that your  current recovery does not stagnate or get behind.     Furthermore, over the past few years a lot more research has been put into the benefits of  strength exercise programs for treating many different injuries and that this approach is actually  more effective than hands on therapy!  For example most knee surgeons are referring those  with meniscal knee injuries to physio for strengthening programs rather than surgery, Knee and  hip osteoarthritis has had outstanding results in reducing pain and disability, improving function  and preventing the need for joint replacements and there is also a lot of evidence to support  exercise therapy for chronic back pain.     Below are some examples of specific injuries that we can help with via a Video Consult. The list  is not exhaustive and if your unsure we welcome you to give us a call or email and we can give  you the best analysis we can as to whether we can help you via a Video consult.       Example injuries we can help with via a Video Consult:  […]

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