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It really does take a village…

You often hear athletes in seemingly individual sports like tennis, triathlon, running or golf, talk about “their team.”  Some of these teams can be enormous, with physiotherapists, massage therapists, personal trainers, coaches, dietitians and psychologists just to name a few.  Whilst it might seem like overkill to have all these people involved, the athletes at

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a type of Chronic Pain. The pain experienced after a trauma, injury or surgery is disproportionate to the injury that has occurred. Pain experienced may not correspond with the severity of the injury and there is an absence of an alternative diagnosis which may explain your pain levels. CRPS

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prenatal pilates

Pelvic floor muscles….what are they?

What is my pelvic floor? The pelvic floor (PF) is a group of muscles and ligaments within the pelvis, which run from your pubic bone at the front to your coccyx (tailbone) at the back.  These muscles support your bladder, bowel and uterus, with your urethra, vagina and rectum passing from these organs through your

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Ankle Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Recurrent Ankle Sprains

At PMPP we often have clients presenting with ankle sprains, often related to sudden changes of direction involved in sports such as soccer, AFL and netball, and also from tripping over when running or walking. The most common type of ankle sprain is an inversion sprain, occurring when the outside ligaments of the ankle are

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Physiotherapy services

What is Hand Therapy?

What is hand therapy? Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb – shoulder to hand. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals. Hand therapists are qualified

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Prenatal Yoga

Pre-Natal Yoga

Prior to becoming pregnant I loved attending regular yoga sessions, including Aerial Yoga which involves hanging upside down from silks! I had also started doing private sessions with Stephanie Williams from Kalpita Yoga, focusing on inversions, involving headstands, handstands and arm balances. I really found this to be a great compliment to my running training,

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Postnatal pilates

Mother’s Group Collaboration

The team at PMPP is excited to be collaborating with Port Melbourne’s Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre to give post-natal physiotherapy advice to new mums. We will be attending the centre every 6 weeks to provide an information session to new mums as part of their mother’s group program. As a new mum myself, I

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postnatal pilates

Post Natal Physiotherapy

With the current Port Melbourne baby boom (!) we are seeing a large number of post-natal women through the Physiotherapy clinic and Pilates studio. Mastitis, postural pain and wrist pain are three post-natal conditions we have seen in increasing numbers of late, so I thought it timely to share my thoughts on these topics. Mastitis

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