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Treadmill Tuesday Episode 8 – How To Strengthen Calves For Running

In this episode of Treadmill Tuesday Running Physio Alex Kimp covers the top 3 calf strengthening exercises to help you avoid Achilles Tendinopathy by strengthening the calf complex. If you suffer from a running related injury such as achilles pain, or other areas like patellar tracking syndrome, gluteal strains or tendon pain contact the Injury Rehab Centre today!

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Why does your heel hurt? 2 factors that cause Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of symptoms for heel pain in runners and is usually categorised by a sharp pain particularly in the morning that warms up or reduces with walking or running. At the Injury Rehab Centre our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in Cheltenham see many presentations of Plantar Fasciitis every week. About 10% of Plantar Fasciitis cases are linked with running and incidence peaks for individuals between 40-60 years of age.

Why is it happening to me?

Plantar Fasciitis like many other repetitive stress injuries occurs when there is too much load for what the body can tolerate. This repetitive stress causes micro trauma in the Plantar Fascia that is constantly irritated from time spent walking or running in activities of daily living. The foot faces repetitive strain from deformation of the arch during running with landing forces up to three times body weight with every step and this may lead to the development of Plantar Fasciitis.

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Don’t let injuries sink your swimming health with these 3 tips

swimming Feb 28, 2017

It’s the last day of Summer and for many of us that means that means that we’ve been taking advantage of the hotter weather here in Cheltenham and the Bayside areas by hitting the pool or getting into the bay for a swim. Swimming is a great activity that challenges the cardiovascular system while offering individuals a variety of strokes to challenge different muscle groups while also being a low impact form of exercise on the joints. If you are looking to increase your frequency of swimming, whether you be an avid swimmer, triathlete, or just looking for a cross-training option, here is what you should know to avoid injury and improve your swimming performance.

Who gets injured?

Shoulder injuries to the rotator cuff muscles and the shoulder joint are most common in swimmers with a prevalence between 40-91% in all swimmers

The Breast Strokers have a 5-times risk of injury to the inside of the knee (The second most common injury site).

Low Back Pain can also be...

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Treadmill Tuesday – Episode 4 Why You Should Be Foam Running

resources running Feb 24, 2017

In this episode of Treadmill Tuesday Running Physio Alex Kimp goes through what the research says about Foam Rolling for running participants and how it can help reduce running related injuries like Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar Tendon Pain and ITB Syndrome.

If you are a runner being slowed down by pain or injury, book your appointment with the Injury Rehab Centre to get back on track today!

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Why your back MRI doesn’t = PAIN?

Back pain is the #1 musculoskeletal complaint suffered by Australians. It makes sense to most people that the source of their low back pain can be explained simply by getting their Doctor, Physio or Osteo to refer them for an MRI or scan of their spine. At the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham we’ve seen that recently people have become wrapped around the idea that the scan will reveal all of the true causes of pain so that treatments can be directed specifically at that nasty little thing that is causing the problem.

What if we told you to save your money?

Now we are not saying that a scan doesn’t have its place, there may be clinical signs and symptoms that warrant an imaging referral so as to rule out a complication or to determine an individuals candidacy for surgery. The problem is that with scanning technology becoming more readily available, more and more people are being referred for imaging when it is an unnecessary expense.

This also sets up...

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Treadmill Tuesday Episode 3 – Strength Training For Runners

resources running Feb 07, 2017

In this episode of Treadmill Tuesday Running Physio Alex Kimp from the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham talks about the importance of strength training for runners and how it can help avoid running injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy and Patellar Tracking Syndrome.


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How to build a bulletproof body for F45

news Feb 02, 2017

Was awesome for our Physios and Osteos to get down to F45 Moorabbin to present “How to build a bulletproof body for F45” in the lead up to their 8 week challenge!

We covered:
– The top 5 F45 injuries you need to avoid to win an 8 week challenge.
– The reason why 95% of injuries occur in F45.
– How to build a bulletproof body for F45 to give you the best chance to win an 8 week challenge and achieve your fitness goals.
– 3 tests you can do right now to screen if you are at risk of injury.
– Why the Injury Rehab Centre can help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in receiving a FREE video of this presentation click here!

Good luck to everyone taking part in the 8 week challenge! If you are suffering from pain and injury that is holding you back from training your hardest to achieve the best possible results contact the Physiotherapists and Osteopaths at Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham by booking an appointment online or call the...

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Run less, improve your running results?

injuryprevention running Jan 31, 2017

One of the biggest hurdles the Physiotherapists and Osteopaths encounter at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham is convincing our patients with running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, knee pain or ITB syndrome is that the way for them to reduce their rate of injury AND improve their performance is to run less and do more weights in the gym.

A lot of runners have difficulty making time for the weight room or even hear the misconception that lifting weights will only hurt their performance with running. This however is proven to be untrue and there are plenty of options and routes for strength training programs such as traditional weight lifting, HIIT, and plyometric programs however it can be confusing to know which style of training is most suitable for you.

Mo Farah one of the greatest runners of all time didn’t get there by only running. He also adopts a consistent strength program

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The 3 W’s to avoid Tennis Injuries in 2017

Tennis is among one of the world’s most popular sports and unlike many of other sports, games have no specified time limit. This highly demanding sport places individuals at risk for injury especially with an increased volume and duration of play to due stresses and strain of player fatigue. There are a variety of factors that you may face on the tennis court from the surface you prefer to play on to your racquet grip position or stroke technique.

With the Australian Open beginning we will see the worlds best players take the court over the next 2 weeks. The Physiotherapists and Osteopaths at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham have a small connection to the tournament with their clinical innovation the M.A.T (Movement Assessment Tool used by 1000+ therapists worldwide) used by medical staff touring with the ATP.

The M.A.T featuring at Rod Laver Arena

Unfortunately a number of the players on tour will also be forced to leave the court and the tournament...

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Treadmill Tuesday Episode 2 – How Fast Should You Be Running?

resources running Jan 11, 2017

In this episode of Treadmill Tuesday, running Physio Alex Kimp talks about the importance of cadence and how correcting it can help you avoid running related injuries such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy or ITB syndrome. If you are a runner suffering from a running injury contact the Physiotherapists and Osteopaths at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham.


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