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It really does take a village…

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] 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

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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prenatal pilates

Pelvic floor muscles….what are they?

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] 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

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Ankle Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Recurrent Ankle Sprains

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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Dry Needling

Chinese Acupuncture – what does it involve and how you can benefit

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]As physios we often get asked by our clients what traditional Chinese acupuncture involves and if it might help them. They also wonder how it differs to dry needling (which we may incorporate into a physio treatment session). I have seen Suzette Salloum from Albert Park Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Physiotherapy services

What is Hand Therapy?

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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Prenatal Yoga

Pre-Natal Yoga

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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Running Physiotherapy

Running and your Heart…..VO2 Max Testing and what it involves

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]I recently attended an evening seminar at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute to learn about heart health, the impact of running on our heart and what VO2 max testing involves, from Professor Andre La Gerche and his team. We watched two endurance athletes, Chris from GoRun Australia

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Postnatal pilates

Mother’s Group Collaboration

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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.

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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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