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Stay up to date with the latest news and posts with our regular blog from our team at Port Melbourne Physiotherapy & Pilates

Running: Heel or Toe- Yes or no?

Do you suffer from lower limb injuries related to running? Will changing your technique help alleviate your pain? Will it make you run faster or be more efficient? These are all questions debated in the running community, and questions we’re asked by patients who present with impact related injuries. So what is forefoot or rearfoot

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Can you make some eco-friendly changes in 2020?

In the wake of the Australian Bushfire Crisis this summer, there is no denying climate change is very real and it’s impact devastating. So how can we play our part in helping to offset climate change and reduce our production of waste? Read on for some easy eco-friendly changes you can make in 2020. Every

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Clinical Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them. This causes a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass).

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Mental Health and Exercise

Does exercise have an impact on our mental health? We all know exercise has many different benefits for our physical health. However, not much is spoken about the impact it can have on our mental health. Recent studies show that exercise can be just as effective in treating mild- moderate depression as therapy and medication.

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Restorative Yoga – The Remedy to Stress

Stephanie Williams is an experienced yoga teacher specialising in Women’s yoga and pre and post-natal. At PMPP we have teamed up with Stephanie to share a restorative yoga workshop, including yoga nidra. This will be held at PMPP on Sunday 2nd February and 50% of the ticket sales will be donated towards Red Cross Australia

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Looking for a quick, healthy snack to eat on the run or impress friends with at your next picnic? These Peanut Butter Bliss Balls are free from refined sugar, will keep you fuller for longer, and are delicious! The best thing is they are super simple and quick to make. What is a Bliss Ball?

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Exercising through the Seasons

As the days warm up, now is a great time to evaluate your exercise regime. When exercising throughout the seasons you may need to change your routine if it no longer suits the time of year. Being a keen runner (pre-pregnancy!) I have trained in both very cold and very hot conditions. I once found

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Goal Setting for 2020

As physiotherapists, when treating any injury, we set goals with our patients. Realistic, achievable short term and long term goals that we can work towards. Our goals may be increasing range of motion in a joint, improving strength or flexibility in a muscle and ultimately minimising pain and improving function. We further specify our goals

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Have you had your Skin Check?

Leading into Summer, it’s almost time for beach days, outdoor picnics, and to get out of the gym and exercising outdoors again. And with this comes the time to pull out the sun hats, update your sunscreen and sort out your activewear. Now is also a good time to think about booking in for a

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Understanding your physiology: “Women are Not Small Men”

It is common knowledge that hormones have a powerful effect on energy, sleep, mood and many other aspects of body function. It is also well understood that women’s cycles are biphasic, meaning hormone levels change. However, it is much less discussed in regards to the impact physiology has on female performance and training for endurance

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