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Empowering Athletic Performance through Integrated Sports Medicine

Welcome to the official blog of MyoActive, your go-to sports medicine clinic for unlocking the full potential of athletic performance. With a comprehensive range of services, including physiotherapy, myotherapy, osteopathy, massage therapy, personal training, and state-of-the-art gym facilities, we are committed to guiding athletes of all levels towards optimal health, peak performance, and long-term wellness. In this article, we’ll explore how MyoActive’s integrated approach to sports medicine can help you prevent injuries, enhance performance, and achieve your athletic goals.

  1. Injury Prevention: The Cornerstone of Athletic Excellence Injuries can hinder progress and derail even the most dedicated athletes. At MyoActive, our team of sports medicine professionals emphasizes the importance of injury prevention through tailored strategies. We’ll discuss the role of physiotherapy, myotherapy, and osteopathy in identifying and addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, optimizing movement patterns, and enhancing joint stability. Our experts will also delve into the benefits of regular sports massages in reducing muscle tension, promoting flexibility, and preventing soft tissue injuries.
  2. Performance Enhancement: Unleashing Your Athletic Potential Achieving peak performance requires a holistic approach that considers various facets of athleticism. MyoActive’s comprehensive services enable athletes to optimize their performance through individualized training programs and cutting-edge techniques. Our blog will explore the benefits of personalized training regimens developed by our experienced personal trainers, who work closely with athletes to improve strength, endurance, agility, and speed. We’ll also highlight how our on-site gym facilities provide the ideal environment for athletes to push their limits and achieve breakthrough results.
  3. Rehabilitation and Recovery: Bouncing Back Stronger Injuries are a setback, but they don’t have to be the end of your athletic journey. MyoActive is dedicated to guiding athletes through the rehabilitation process with our expert sports medicine practitioners. We’ll delve into the role of physiotherapy, myotherapy, and osteopathy in promoting efficient healing, restoring functional movement, and facilitating a safe return to sports. With our personalized treatment plans, advanced rehabilitation techniques, and ongoing support, athletes can bounce back stronger than ever.
  4. Sports-Specific Therapy: Targeted Care for Optimal Performance Different sports impose unique demands on the body. At MyoActive, we understand the importance of sports-specific therapy to maximize performance and reduce the risk of injuries. Our clinic’s experts specialize in tailoring treatment plans and training programs to cater to the specific requirements of each sport. We’ll explore how our multidisciplinary approach, encompassing physiotherapy, myotherapy, osteopathy, and sports massage, helps athletes optimize their athletic potential in their chosen disciplines.
  5. The Mind-Body Connection: Enhancing Mental Resilience Athletic success isn’t just about physical prowess; mental strength is equally crucial. MyoActive recognizes the significance of the mind-body connection in achieving peak performance. Through our blog, we’ll discuss the role of sports psychology techniques, such as visualization, goal setting, and stress management, in building mental resilience, enhancing focus, and boosting confidence. We’ll provide practical tips to help athletes harness their mental potential and achieve optimal performance in sports and beyond.

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MyoActive, the leading sports medicine clinic in Burwood East, is dedicated to empowering athletes to achieve their highest potential. With our integrated approach combining physiotherapy, myotherapy, osteopathy, massage therapy, personal training, and state-of-the-art gym facilities, we offer comprehensive care under one roof. By focusing on injury prevention, performance enhancement, rehabilitation, sports-specific therapy, and the mind-body connection, we strive to optimize athletic performance, promote overall well-being, and support athletes on their journey to greatness.

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Q&A with a Physiotherapist

Q&A with a Physiotherapist: Commonly Asked Questions

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that aims to help individuals achieve their optimal level of movement and function. Physiotherapists use a combination of exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice to help individuals recover from injury, manage chronic conditions, and prevent future injury. Physiotherapy can be used to help with a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions (such as back pain, neck pain, and arthritis), neurological conditions (such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease), and respiratory conditions (such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

How can physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy can help you in a variety of ways. It can help you to:

Recover from an injury or surgery
Manage chronic conditions
Reduce pain and stiffness
Improve your mobility, strength, and flexibility
Improve your balance and coordination
Help you to return to work or sport
Prevent future injury

What can I expect during a physiotherapy appointment?

During a physiotherapy appointment, your physiotherapist will start by taking a detailed history of your condition and any relevant medical information. They will then conduct a physical examination, which may include a range of tests and measurements to assess your movement, strength, and function. Based on the findings of the examination, your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. This may include a combination of exercises, manual therapy, education, and advice.

What kind of exercises will I be given?

The exercises that your physiotherapist will give you will depend on your specific condition and goals. They may include:

Stretches to improve flexibility
Strengthening exercises to improve muscle function
Aerobic exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness
Balance and coordination exercises to improve stability
Core stability exercises to improve posture and support the spine
How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?
The number of physiotherapy sessions you will need will depend on the nature and severity of your condition. Some conditions may resolve quickly with just a few sessions, while others may require more prolonged treatment. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. They will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Can I do physiotherapy at home?

Yes, your physiotherapist will provide you with a home exercise program that is tailored to your specific needs. It’s important to do the exercises as directed and to communicate with your physiotherapist to track your progress.

Are there any risks associated with physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is generally a safe and effective form of treatment. However, as with any form of treatment, there are some risks associated with physiotherapy. These may include:

Soreness or stiffness following treatment
Bruising or swelling
Worsening of your condition
Injury caused by performing exercises incorrectly
It’s important to communicate with your physiotherapist about any concerns you have and to follow their advice and instructions.

Is physiotherapy covered by insurance?

The coverage for physiotherapy varies depending on the type of insurance you have. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to find out what is covered under your policy.

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In conclusion, Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that aims to help individuals achieve their optimal level of movement and function. Physiotherapists use a combination of exercise.

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Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis, what you need to know!

Shoulder bursitis is a common condition that occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs (called bursae) that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles in the shoulder become inflamed. This inflammation can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort in the shoulder, particularly when moving the arm or shoulder.

Symptoms of shoulder bursitis may include:

  • Pain when moving the arm or shoulder, or when applying pressure to the affected area
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving the arm or shoulder
  • Swelling or tenderness in the affected area
  • Redness or warmth in the affected area
  • A dull ache in the shoulder, particularly when the arm is at rest

There are several treatment options for shoulder bursitis, including:

  • Rest: Avoiding activities that strain or irritate the shoulder can help reduce inflammation and allow the bursae to heal.
  • Ice: Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach you exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons around the shoulder, which can help reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
  • Corticosteroid injections: If other treatments are not effective, a healthcare provider may inject a corticosteroid medication into the affected bursa to reduce inflammation.

In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the inflamed bursa or to repair any underlying damage to the shoulder. However, surgery is usually only recommended if other treatment options have been unsuccessful.

It’s important to see a healthcare provider if you are experiencing shoulder pain that is not improving with home remedies or over-the-counter pain medication. Your provider can help determine the cause of your pain and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Our physiotherapist, osteopath and myotherapists can assist you with shoulder pain especially shoulder bursitis. In most circumstances we will see quick results with 5 sessions and most pain gone within 8-12 weeks following a strengthening program.

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Physiotherapy Vermont South

What is physiotherapy?

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function throughout your life. This includes times when
patients are affected by injury, disability or when not functioning at optimal performance, whether during
sport or sitting at the desk for work.

More importantly as a profession, physiotherapy uses assessment, diagnosis to provide a comprehensive
treatment plan, that helps to not only treat the presenting injury or issue, but PREVENT the re-occurrence of
future disability or injury.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA, 2022), state that physiotherapists “help improve quality of life,
to get the most out of life”. As first contact practitioners, similarly to Myotherapy & Osteopathy, you don’t
need a referral form the doctor to see a physiotherapists. However most often, physiotherapist work with
other allied health professionals and medical practitioners to achieve the greatest outcome for patients as a

How physiotherapist treat?

Physiotherapists or “physio’s” use a wide range of modalities to help treat conditions. This includes;
– exercise programs to guide mobility, strength and stability – including pilates.
– mobilisation of joins to help aid with pain tolerance and stiffness
– soft tissue work including massage, dry needling.
– neurological muscle re-education and activation following neurological deficits.

As a degree qualified profession via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), similar to
myotherapists and osteopaths, physiotherapist use the latest and reviewed evidence based practice to assess,
diagnose and treat issues. This keeps the latest and most relevant treatment techniques at the forefront of
physiotherapy at MyoActive.

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Types of physiotherapists?

Physiotherapist treat a wide range of areas of health. This includes musculoskeletal and sports, pain science,
women’s & men’s pelvic health, occupational health and safety, hydrotherapy and aquatic, rehabilitation
pilates, neurological and cardiorespiratory.

This makes physiotherapists able to treat people from all age groups and for a wide range of conditions.
Physiotherapists may also be found in private practice, disability sector or the public health hospital space,
who all liaise together to ensure a return to function pre-injury, for example after surgery.

Physiotherapy at MyoActive?

At MyoActive, the physiotherapy team will always listen to the whole picture, gain a clear understanding of
your issues and use a range of hands on treatments and exercise programs tailored specifically to your needs.
Uniquely the gym space provided, with the latest equipment, provides an area for rehabilitative programs to
be completed, whilst gaining real time feedback from a physio, that can help improve range of motion,
stability, strength and control.

Physiotherapy will continue to always be about putting the patients’ needs and wants first in order to improve
their movement, function and therefore life. We tailor all our treatment plans to match your goals, of all
shapes and sizes.

Book and visit MyoActive today, to see Terry the physiotherapist today.