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Tag Physiotherapy

When I ask “how are you today?”, I don’t just mean your body!

Let's talk about us. You and me, and the importance of honest communication between us.

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Your Health Care Team: A Love Story

So here it is, the overview. We all have the same goal - you being your best self!

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Spring Into Running – But not too quickly…

People of Melbourne are itching to get out into the fresh air and exercise! Now is a great time to take up running. But it is not as simple as that!

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What your Face Mask is doing to your Jaw

Have you been experiencing headaches and feeling tension in your face and jaw because of your face mask? We are here to help!

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Ergonomics & Corporate Health

We know that as we move into a more virtual, online working environment the needs of corporate workers and teachers are changing.

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COVID-19 STAGE 4 UPDATE

At Performance Medicine we are doing all that we can during the ebb and flow of COVID-19. Find out here about what we are doing.

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Musculoskeletal & Injury Triage & Treatment Clinic

Acute injury? We are here to help. Call us today to organise an appointment so that we can unload the hospital system.

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Magic Mindset

When it comes to your health, your body, or for that matter, your life, are you getting the results you want?

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Return to Dance – physical loading guidelines returning to the studio post COVID-19

Now, more than ever, is it imperative to bring Sports Science to the Arts to ensure the safety of our dancing athletes.

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The Awkward Truth

Working together as a team, client and therapist, is the best way. At Performance Medicine, together we are better and there is no judgement.

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A Balancing Act // Titled Physiotherapist Catherine Etty-Leal

A Balancing Act… Life in this day and age can be busy…really busy! Between work, family, social life and all the other things we try and cram into our lives, it can feel like we’re trying to balance 100 things or more all at once. And then you pay a visit to your physio to […]

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Keeping Warm at Competitions // Dance Physiotherapist Haydee Ferguson

Keeping Warm at Competitions  Now that winter has definitely set in, it’s important to remember to keep your body warm whilst at competitions! Leotards, tights, and tutu’s are not the warmest of costumes and we all know that dancing cold is not the way to dance at your best. Often competitions are held at community […]

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Posterior Impingement

Posterior Impingement By Dance & Vocal Physiotherapist Maddie Hicks Pain on rise and en pointe? Discomfort in plie? Tender and puffy behind the ankle? Pain that’s slowly increasing Morning stiffness in the back of the ankle If your answer to all these is yes, then you might have posterior impingement While common in the dance […]

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DANCER’S HIP PAIN: Why surgery isn’t a silver bullet

Dancer’s Hip Pain – Why surgery is not a silver bullet For all those dancers out there, hip pinching, grabbing and pain can be your biggest barrier when you are in class or rehearsals, or, when you are trying to do a retire, développé or grande battement (or anything for that matter!).   Naturally, when […]

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THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE

THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE Ballet has constantly evolved we see this in the quintessential symbol of ballet – the pointe shoe. From heels, to darned slippers to the block shoe of today, ballet shoes have changed significantly over the centuries. Let’s get to the point-e Courtly Dance – In Heels! Ballet found its […]

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The Elusive Turnout

The Elusive Turn Out   What is it? How do I get it? Can I improve it? As a young dancer, I was guilty of forcing my turn out despite great teachers because as dancers, when do we ever feel we’ve perfected something?! I was always striving for more, better, further and higher. However, when […]

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BEAT THE HEAT

Beat the Heat  How to Keep to your Exercise Regime I love summer. In the cold of winter, while I hunt for any sun patches, I dream of a blissful life lived in the summer sun. Then it arrives and I remember the realities of a Victorian summer. Blistering heat, hairdryer winds and the need […]

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Rehab- How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury

How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury Injuries aren’t always avoidable, yet despite their prevalence it can still be a scary, confusing, and confronting time for a lot of dancers, singers and performers. Especially if it’s an injury requiring a duration of time away from work or the thing you love. The best […]

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TEXT NECK

TEXT NECK As we become more dependent on technology in the 21st century, new sustained postural positions are created causing imbalances in our muscles. “Text Neck” is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward position for extended periods of time. When holding […]

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Fear of Injury

Fear of Injury Written by: Haydee Ferguson, Physiotherapist When you ask a performer what their biggest fear is – many will say it is the fear of getting injured. However, it is important to remember that your performing life is not necessarily over because of an injury. In fact, an injury can turn out to […]

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