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GLA:D Program

Watsonia Physiotherapy is proud to be commencing the GLA:D Program, an international initiative aiming to decrease pain and dysfunction associated with knee and hip osteoarthritis. What does it involve? A combined treatment program consisting of 6, 2x per week...

Plantar Fasciitis

Are you experiencing pain under your heel? Have you recently increased your exercise volume or changed your footwear? You may be suffering from plantar fascia pain (aka or plantar fasciopathy), an inflammation of your ‘fascia’, or connective tissue, that runs from...

Back pain and aging

BACK PAIN AND AGING It is well known that everyone develops a degree of arthritis as we age. This arthritis continues to increase as we get older and is a completely natural and normal process. HOWEVER, DID YOU KNOW that you are most likely to suffer low back pain...

Achilles pain

Are you suffering persistent pain in your Achilles? Too often we are overly conservative in the way we manage pain. Rest is not the solution Avoiding aggravating activities may eventually reduce your pain however once you return to these activities (usually ones we...

Groin pain in Soccer

With the FIFA World Cup Final finishing over the weekend we thought it would be a good time to write about soccer injuries. Soccer players suffer many injuries however one underlying and often underappreciated issue is groin pain in soccer players. Harøy et al. (2017)...

Endurance Recovery

Congratulations to all those that have taken part in the Wings for Life World Run 2018! On Sunday night close to 3500 participants took part in the run at 9pm, running as far as they possibly could before a ‘Catcher Car’ passed - signifying the end of their race. With...

Golf Injury Prevention

Have you caught the golfing bug after watching the Masters or are you a regular golfer? Either way this short blog may be of interest to you. Below we describe some key elements to the golf swing and outline some ways to train for better performance and injury...

The Female ACL

For those who have been watching, the Women’s AFL season draws to a close this weekend with the Lions taking on the Crows in a first ever women’s grand final.  A game that has been underrepresented by females for far too long has achieved great success in its...

Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can....