P A T I E N T N O T I C E
We have a new home
We are now located at 98 York St, South Melbourne
At South Melbourne Physio we strive to keep you moving.
Our staff firmly believe in this proactive and positive health message. Keep moving is in essence what is required to achieve, maintain and plan good health. Our brand has been developed to reflect the synergy of three key factors to good health- mind, body and life.
We pride ourselves on accurate and prompt diagnosis. Our physios will identify factors in your everyday life and posture that may contribute to your injury. These factors are addressed with research-based treatments and practical strategies for management in everyday life. Your time is spent one-on-one with your physiotherapist, in an environment which is friendly, relaxed and individually-focused.
Our physiotherapists are active members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, ensuring ongoing, up-to-date professional development and a continually evolving knowledge base.
As an extension of our clinical service, SMP can offer a strong network of orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners and medical specialists, including podiatrists and psychologists for multidisciplinary management of more complicated injuries and conditions.
At South Melbourne Physio Clinic we also provide professional and accredited Dietitian services for all of your comprehensive health management needs.
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF YOUR PELVIC FLOOR What is my pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of ‘U’ shaped muscles forming a sling in the base of the pelvis. They attach from the tailbone to the pubic bone, and between the sit bones. This sling of muscles supports the pelvis, the pelvic […]
As marathon and fun run season approaches, so does the likelihood of sustaining a running-related injury. So why run? Why run if its going to leave you hot, sweaty and possibly injured?! The health benefits of running have been well documented for decades. Recreational running has been shown to increase life expectancy and reduce the […]
You can still claim your “Pilates” class session at SMPC My Private Health Insurer (PHI) has sent me a letter explaining changes to my cover for Pilates….. Can I still claim for my Pilates classes ? YES – classes will now be called Exercise Rehab class but you can still claim for these Physio run Exercise […]
Pain can be categorised in many different ways but two main categories are acute pain (heals within expectations of tissue healing) and chronic pain (pain persisting beyond expected tissue healing time frames). Chronic pain can be a little more complex to treat and frustrating for the person experiencing it. These following tips may help on […]
The festive season has seen a busy time and a lot of change at South Melbourne Physio Clinic! A little update on our team at SMP: Welcome Joh, our new senior physio with extensive clinical Pilates experience We would also like to welcome Emma, our associate who has joined us after recently returning from living […]
As a physiotherapist working with Powerhouse Rugby Union FC, one of the most commonly injured areas of the body I see is the shoulder. However, research and clinical experience tells us that it is not just athletes that suffer from shoulder pain, with up to two thirds of the general population experiencing shoulder pain in […]
Chronic groin pathology is most commonly related to sports that involve running, agility and repetitive kicking. In most cases, there is no visible injury. Symptoms can appear suddenly with no obvious cause or can be more gradual in onset. Males are more at risk of developing chronic groin pain with reportedly a twofold higher rate in male compared to female football […]
Do you spend most of your day sitting? If you do, this is a great stretch for you! Tightness through the front of the hips can decrease your ability to extend the hip. This can result in lower back, hip, pelvic or hamstring injuries. Key points: Start in a kneeling lunge position with both knees […]
This is a great stretch for women who wear heels all day! These muscles can impact on your risk of knee and ankle injuries, as well as further up the chain. Key points: These stretches are best performed at the end of the day, or after activity. Make sure both feet are facing forwards and […]
For most people the squat position is performed multiple times a day, most likely without even noticing! Although this is a difficult movement to master, an effective squat can decrease your risk of a lower back injury and is a great movement to improve lower body strength. Key points: Start in standing. Sit your bottom […]