Physio Blog 1 : Osgood-Schlatter Disease : by Chris Mannix

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Physiotherapy.

To start this blog series rolling, I have decided to write about a common over-use injury affecting young children, Osgood-Schlatter disease. I was recently the physiotherapist for Hockey Victoria’s U13 Carnival in Hobart and found that a number of players in my team currently or previously had an episode of this disease! The challenging aspect […]

Ajiaco Recipe

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

Ajiaco Delicious warming Colombian Chicken Soup Adapted from Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon salt fresh ground black pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium onion) 5 cups low salt chicken broth 2 cups corn kernels 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 1 teaspoon […]


Thursday, March 1st, 2018 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Health & Wellbeing, Physiotherapy.

By Emmanuel Rey, Physiotherapist VERTIGO V/S FEELING LIGHT HEADED Vertigo is a condition that makes you feel like everything around you is spinning. It comes from the latin word “vertere” to spin. Vertigo is different from feeling light headed, which is often linked to low blood pressure and happens when standing too fast from sitting […]

All in the Balance

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Allied Health, Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Health & Wellbeing, Physiotherapy, Pilates.

Preventing sporting injuries in young people By Physio Emmanuel Rey In a physiotherapy practice, we see a lot of children and young adults with sporting injuries like torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL), ankle sprains etc. Often we put this down to just bad luck – I stepped funny, I landed badly, I twisted… Children have […]

Plantar Fasciitis Tips & Tricks

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Health & Wellbeing, Physiotherapy, Pilates.

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascial ligaments of the sole of the foot. It is often caused by overuse or stress to the fascia due to factors such as: – increased walking or running – inappropriate footwear – prolonged standing – either high-arched feet or flat and pronated feet. Plantar fasciitis can be […]

Best Broccoli, Avo and Miso Soup

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

Summer Broccoli Soup with Avocado and Almonds From Sandra Dubs Ingredients 8 florets broccoli 3 cups water ½ avocado ½ red onion or use fennel instead 1 stalk Celery                  handful spinach leaves             3cm wakame sea vegetable         1 tsp ginger grated             1 […]

Pilates for Mums

Friday, August 7th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

Sign up in August for pre/postnatal pilates and receive an initial assessment and 6 group classes for $180. All sessions can be claimed from your private health fund. The aims of the classes during pregnancy are to address the changing demands on your pregnant body, prevent lower back pain and pelvic instability and to build […]

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

What is Hip Osteoarthritis and how does it occur? Hip osteoarthritis (also called Degenerative arthritis of the Hip) is one of the most common types of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs as the cartilage of a joint, a soft tissue that provides cushioning and a smooth surface for joint movement, begins to degrade due to wear and […]

Raw Brownie Recipe

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

Ingredients 1 cup pecans (walnuts can also be used) 1 cup dates, pitted 5 tablespoons raw cacao (cocoa) powder 4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar ¼ teaspoon sea salt Method Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become small and crumbly. Add dates to the […]

Preventing Falls In Older People

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

Approximately 30% of people over 65 years of age living in the community may experience a fall each year. Falls can result in fractured hips, severe back pain, with significantly reduced function and disability. A recent study reviewed the Healthcare literature to establish which falls prevention interventions are most effective for older people living in […]

Kids’ Screentime Injuries

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Physiotherapy.

Over the years of treating many and varied musculoskeletal conditions, there has been a noticeable increase in the presentation to the clinic of kids with stress related back, neck and shoulder pain, sometimes with associated headaches. The most likely cause is the postures young people adopt whilst engaged in on-screen time – home work, gaming, […]

Bike Physio – Andrew Metter

Monday, April 27th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

The Bike Stretch Video is provided by Glenhuntly Road Physiotherapy and is of general nature and is for educational /entertainment purposes only. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual’s specific health or medical condition. Pain that is not associated with stretching means you should ease off. […]


Sunday, April 26th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

Fisiocrem We use this cream at the clinic – it’s effective, utilizing only natural ingredients. Please ask at reception if you would like to try some (we have little sample packs), or purchase direct from the clinic at discounted rates. Fisiocrem SOLUGEL contains high levels of active plant extracts. These are not homeopathic dilutions. They […]

Vegetable Pad Thai Salad

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in Healthy Eating.

Ingredients 2 Carrots, thinly sliced 2 Zucchini, thinly sliced 1 Red Pepper, thinly sliced 1 Cup Alfalfa Sprouts ½ Cup Dried Coconut 2 Stalks of Celery, thinly sliced For dressing 1 Red Chili, deseeded 1 Stalk Lemon grass Juice of 1 Lime ½ Cup Soy Sauce ½ Cup Sesame Oil   For Salad: Place all […]

You will thank me when you’re 70!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

We all know that muscles need rehabilitation after an injury for them to function correctly, this is particularly important for the pelvic floor. Up to 37% of Australian women and 13% of Australian men have urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) and up to 12% of Australian women and 20% of Australian men have faecal incontinence (bowel […]

Immersed in Healing

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in Allied Health.

“Everything changed, and in the best way”. That’s what Kate Fisher reported after recently experiencing a Forensic healing session with Rebecca. Forensic healing (a Kinesiology modality), works to effectively release past trauma, stress and pain, as well as long term health conditions and relationship issues. Using a structured approach to pin point the cause of […]

Passionate about health? Join our Allied Health team.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 in Allied Health, Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic.

If you’re a natural therapist looking to join a busy practice, read on… Glenhuntly Road Health Clinic has been in the Elsternwick area for almost 25 years.We have an excellent reputation for providing caring, personalised and professional care.The clinic is purpose built, beautifully appointed, with a peaceful atmosphere. Please call the Jules our clinic manager […]

Homemade Nut Milk

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 in Allied Health, Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Eating.

Nuts (unsalted, unroasted) Almonds or Cashews                    1  cup Water (filtered if possible)                                                        4  cups Dates optional for sweetness Method Soak nuts (and a few dates if using) for 4-6 hours or overnight Once soaked, rinse thoroughly, discarding soaking water Blend the 4 cups of filtered water and the nuts (and dates) in a blender on […]

Chronic pain – Long term pain can wear you down. Here’s some good info…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Physiotherapy.

Understanding Chronic Pain Many people use the term Chronic to convey just how excruciating a pain is. However, what the term really means is simply that the pain has been there for longer than three months, even if it’s not very bad. The distinction is made after three months because most injuries to tissues, either […]

Aquatic Therapy

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

Life Aquatic with Bev… Is water therapy for you? Bev has a love of water and has been fortunate enough to spend almost 20 years working in the area of aquatic physiotherapy (formerly known as hydrotherapy). So what is Aquatic Physiotherapy? Aquatic physio is a form of physiotherapy treatment conducted in a heated pool supervised […]

Cherie goes Canyoning

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Physiotherapy.

In a great birthday adventure, Cherie headed for the Blue Mountains. Splish, splash… SPLOSH! Those were the sounds made by our physio Cherie Lee on her canyoning adventure in the Blue Mountains this past December.Cherie’s fear of heights didn’t get in the way of cliff jumping over 2 metres – it was either follow the lead […]

Wholefood with a focus on ‘Food as Medicine’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Allied Health, Healthy Eating.

Try Sandra’s Lentil Walnut Pate full of healthful goodies Sandra has been a Wholefood Nutritionist, Natural Food Educator and Cooking Teacher for 25 years. She travels extensively to study new developments in health, food as medicine, macrobiotics and natural food cookery with many masters of the health food movement. Today she’s sharing one of her […]

Morning perfection – Coffee & the Good Life’s to-do list By Jules, Clinic Manager and Kinesiologist.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Allied Health.

Morning perfection – Coffee & the Good Life’s to-do list By Jules, Clinic Manager and Kinesiologist. Most of the team at the clinic know the spell I’m under when it comes to my daily coffee. The exotic aromatic blends, the creaminess of the milk and most of all the blissful TIME OUT!  From school drop off until I […]

Meniscal Tears

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

WHAT ARE THEY? The menisci are pads of fibrocartilage that sit in the knee joint between the joint surfaces of the femur and the tibia. They are semicircular and each knee has two menisci, medial and lateral (Inner and outer), which face each other. They are vulnerable to injury like most soft tissues and don’t […]

CARDIO TENNIS – what’s that? Read on for Susan’s tips and our special offer…

Monday, January 12th, 2015 in Physiotherapy.

Susan, one of the Senior Physios at Glenhuntly Road Physiotherapy Clinic, loves her tennis! Here is her take on the latest craze that has taken over tennis clubs around the world, and some tips on how to prevent injuries. As a keen Cardio Tennis participant myself, my advice would be: try It – Cardio Tennis […]

APPI Pilates DVDs – Great Pilates Christmas gift Idea.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Pilates.

Now Available!! Great Pilates Christmas gift idea. Do you love your Pilates? This Christmas we have a wonderful range of New APPI Pilates DVDs that are suitable for beginners through to more advanced Pilates lovers. You can purchase them from reception anytime.   APPI Pilates for Low Back DVD This proven and reputable Pilates program […]

Delicious Pear, Date & Nut Green Smoothie

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 in Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Eating.

This would make a great meal replacement or post-workout smoothie, lots of good fats, added protein with the nut butter and plant based protein powder.   Ingredients: 500mls water 2 handfuls baby spinach 1T nut butter 1/4 avocado 1/2 cucumber 1/2 zucchini Dash flax seed oil Dash cinnamon 2 dates 1 pear Optional 2T Protein […]

No mean feet!! Lauren’s marathon challenge…

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 in Glenhuntly Physiotherapy Clinic, Physiotherapy.

After blisters, sore muscles, blisters and more blisters… I did it! I ran (and survived) my first Melbourne Half-Marathon. 32, 000 participants, 29º and sunny, the streets of Melbourne swarmed with runners of all ages, sizes and abilities. What an amazing day it was – the atmosphere was vibrant and excitement infectious. I’m not going […]

Alpine Classic   

Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Physiotherapy.

Andrew’s annual pilgrimage Cycling 200ks in the Victorian Alps, at pace, in one day sound like fun to you? To Andrew it is, his annual pilgrimage to do the Alpine Classic has been on his calendar for close on 10 years. “I love the mountains, the freedom of cycling in absolutely amazing environments. I don’t […]

High Performance Pilates

Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Pilates.

High Performance Pilates with Susan Noonan Is High Performance Pilates your next step?  Power up your Pilates session and join Susan on Tuesdays and Fridays for a super charged cardio intense Pilates program, that will take your body, mind and spirit to a new level of performance. It’s a fun class for anyone who is […]

Melbourne Dance Pilates

Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Pilates.

Dance Pilates with Lauren Jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, Latin, lyrical, acro, breaking… different styles, different music, same concepts. Flexibility, balance, core strength, fluid movements, control and coordination are all fundamental to each dancer no matter the style. Dance Pilates focuses on all of these elements in one dynamic 50 minute class, which is both […]

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Allied Health.

Adrenal Fatigue – The Epidemic of a Stressed Out Society  An epidemic of fatigue has spread throughout the developed world. A great number of people suffer from fatigue that is not relieve by sleep or rest. It has been estimated that 80% of adults suffer from some sort of adrenal fatigue. And yet this is […]

A delicious detox salad

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 in Healthy Eating.

The Raw Food Kitchen has put together an amazing detox spring salad for you! Find out how delicious a detox can be! You will love this refreshing salad featuring seasonal ingredients. This Spring Beets & Citrus Detox Salad not only tastes beautiful and zingy, the flavours are fresh for this time of year, it’s the perfect salad […]

Proprioception: Your Sixth Sense

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in Physiotherapy.

One of the most important features of physiotherapy rehabilitation is to restore something known as proprioception. It’s a very special sense that you probably don’t even realise you have. Proprioception refers to your ability to tell where you’re body is in space and more specifically where each body part is in relationship to each other. […]