Telehealth Video Consultations Now Available!

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are determined to continue to service our patients to ensure that they remain healthy and active. As primary healthcare professionals, it is also important that we help in easing the pressure on Victoria’s healthcare system. To achieve these goals, we are implementing Telehealth virtual (video) physiotherapy and rehabilitation consultations […]

Give the Gift of Health this Christmas

Looking to get someone something truly special this Christmas? We’ve got you covered! Start their 2020 off right by giving the Gift of Health BREAK Vouchers are valid through 2020 and are valid for all services and products. BREAK BREAK break Speak with our Admin team for more information and to take advantage of these […]

2019 ‘Pilates’ Legislation Changes and Information

  We write to draw your attention to some changes in the industry.   First off, there will be no change to your ability to claim rebates for our classes at Bluff and North Road Physio. Recent Government legislation has removed the requirement for Private Health Insurers to pay for services considered ‘Natural Therapies’. As […]

The Sprained Ankle: A Common Basketball Injury

By Rhys Enticott       A common injury for basketballers (and many other athletes) is the sprained ankle. Whilst it may seem like a mild injury, often they can leave players with long lasting changes in flexibility, strength and balance which make them prone to re-do the injury or sustain a different injury in […]

Basketball Injuries and Physiotherapy – An Introduction

By Rhys Enticott     Basketball is a very popular sport in Australia with nearly 1 million players suggested to be taking part around the country.(1) Like with most sports, injuries for basketballers are relatively common with most occurring to the ankle/foot and knee. Within these injuries, studies have shown that ligament sprains have the […]

Neck Pain and Physiotherapy – how can we help?

  Neck pain is a significant problem for Australian adults, especially amongst people who perform office based work (Hoy, Protani, De, & Buchbinder, 2010). There are a wide range of causes for neck pain, however most neck pain is mechanical in nature (Bier, et al., 2018). Posture, particularly for office workers, or people who spend […]

Concussion Headaches – What are they? How can Physiotherapy help?

  What is Concussion? Concussion is defined as a direct blow or impulse that causes rapid onset of impairment which resolves spontaneously and quickly and is demonstrated by functional (eg symptomatic) rather than structural changes. Studies show that between 95 to 100% of concussed subjects have headache as part of their symptoms, while only 10-15% […]

Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis (DRAM) and Clinical Pilates

Over 80% of women experience abdominal separation as part of their pregnancy. In this video, Women’s Health expert, Qianer, explains Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis (DRAM) and how Clinical Pilates can assist in its management.    

Pre- and Postnatal Clinical Pilates: How can it help you?

VIDEO BELOW In our last pregnancy vlog Chloe detailed how pregnancy and post-natal Pilates is beneficial.  Here are some commonly asked questions about our pregnancy and postnatal Pilates classes.  For more info check out our video’s in the blog section of the website or feel free to give us a call to discuss whether these […]

Vlog: What is Clinical Pilates?

In this vlog, Sally Roper takes us through exactly what Clinical Pilates consists of, and how we like to utilise it as a rehab and prehab tool in assisting our patients.  

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Post Pregnancy

I’m no longer pregnant, why am I so sore?   As we spoke about in the last blog – pain during pregnancy is a big issue for some women; but it goes away post pregnancy, right? For some, yes – once baby is born the pelvic load is reduced and so pain subsides.  For others […]

Musculoskeletal Pain During Pregnancy

I’m getting stiff and sore in my muscles and joints during my pregnancy, but I was fine before. What does this mean?   Pregnancy is an exciting time for most women – unfortunately pelvic and postural pain can distract from enjoying it.  Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP is extremely common during pregnancy.  PGP is an […]

The Pelvic Floor and Physiotherapy

What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is the collection of muscles and connective tissue that make up the floor of the pelvis. The muscular component stretches like a sling from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone at the back, and consists of a deep layer and a superficial layer.   […]

Mastitis: What is it? And How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Mastitis – What is it? Mastitis is a common condition during breastfeeding that involves inflammation of the breast milk ducts. This inflammation usually occurs as a result of milk ducts not being completely emptied, and can be infectious or non-infectious. Blocked ducts present as a tender lump in the breast with or without local redness.   […]

The Foot in Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome

  What is Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome? Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common cause of knee pain, particularly in runners. Irritation is caused in the lateral knee when the Ilio-tibial band connecting the hip and knee through the lateral thigh, rubs across the femoral condyle during weight acceptance in running gait. ITBS is considered an […]

Physiotherapy and Podiatry – an integrated approach to healthcare

What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and Podiatrist? Who should I see?     Physiotherapists and podiatrists are working more closely together than ever before. Both disciplines have certain specialities but there is also a lot of overlap between the two professions. At Bluff/North Road Physio we work closely with our Podiatrist Matt to […]

Vertigo Case Study: BPPV and the Epley’s Manoeuvre

To further clarify what Vertigo and Vestibular issues feel like, we asked a recent Vestibular Rehab patient what their experience was like. Their response:   “It was horrendous. I got off a plane, and then out of nowhere had this dizzy/sick feeling. The only way I can describe it was that it was like I […]

Bluff Road Physiotherapy renovations!

    Exciting News!!   Beginning 18/1/18 our reception area will undergo renovations for two weeks. On completion, our patients can look forward to a much-improved waiting area and reception experience. During this time, there will be some adjustments to our reception operations. The usual front door will not be in operation, and so visitors […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation – David Coggins Interview

Previously, we heard John’s explanation of dizziness, vertigo, and vestibular rehabilitation. For such a complex and relatively unknown issue, it can often be helpful to revisit these explanations. To that end, here is our interview with David Coggins, who offers his explanation of Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Dizziness and Vestibular Rehbilitation – What is it?

Dizzyness affects around 15% of people  (John Humphrey Interview on Vestibular Rehabilitation at the bottom of this post) The impact The impact of having a dizziness and balance problem can be annoying but not severe or can be debilitating, making it difficult to walk, drive, work, and even enjoy life. Often leading to feelings of […]