Scoring Goals and Breaking Barriers: AFLW Season 2023

Female AFL Player Running with the ball

The 2023 Season of the Australian Women’s Football League (AFLW) has kicked off with players set to ignite stadiums and captivate audiences across the country. At Physios of Mt Eliza, we are passionate about sport and have proudly supported community sporting clubs for over 35 years. We regularly share current, best practice knowledge for teams, […]

Are Women and Girls More at Risk of Injury Playing Football?

Female soccer player

Article by: Mark Scotney. Previous Melbourne Victory Physiotherapist and current Australian Winter Olympic Institute Of Australia Physiotherapist. The Women’s World Cup has broken many records, including historic attendance and record-breaking broadcast views. Female participation at a grassroots level is expected to increase next season, ignited by the inspirational performances witnessed at this global tournament. Whilst […]


Person icing elbow RICE

Have you ever been told to “R.I.C.E it” after you’ve been injured? What about doing no H.A.R.M? R.I.C.E and H.A.R.M are handy acronyms used to assist in the initial management of musculoskeletal injuries – but what do they involve?  R.I.C.E stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation and is to be performed for 2-3 days […]


Kids Stretching Playing Sport

Participation in sport is important for children as it teaches them how to work in a team and enhances their motor skills. However, with sports, injuries can always arise. These injuries may be minor or serious and require assessment and management by a physiotherapist. It has become common for children to be participating in high […]



What is Whiplash? Whiplash is defined as an acute acceleration/ deceleration injury to the cervical spine (neck), where the head is flung forwards and backwards at high speeds.  Whiplash injury can result in damage to the joints within the neck, the bones, the soft tissue surrounding the neck or damage to the neural tissue. It […]


Tips for self care of your back

Back pain is rarely the result of one incident or injury.  One of the keys to having a healthy back is understanding that most back injuries are the result of the cumulative effects of months or even years of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, stressful living and working habits, loss of flexibility and strength, and […]


Tennis Elbow

If you have pain on the outside of your elbow and are involved in activities that require repeated use of your forearm (such as typing, painting, knitting, hammering or playing tennis) and have trouble with gripping objects you may have tennis elbow. What is Tennis Elbow (Extensor Tendinopathy)? Tennis elbow refers to the overuse of […]


Shoulder Impingement

What is Shoulder Impingement? Shoulder impingement is a condition in which the tendons or bursa within your shoulder joint get trapped intermittently during shoulder movement.  Trapping of these structures can cause sudden onset of pain and loss of movement, continually trapping or loading of these structures can result in tendinopathy or bursitis with ongoing pain. […]


Sever's Disease

If you’re a young basketballer/netballer/footballer and have heel pain when playing basketball or sports involving running or jumping, you may have a particular growth pain disorder called Sever’s Disease. What is Sever’s Disease? It is a condition (not a disease) usually affecting 9-15-year-olds that occurs at the back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon […]


Safe lifting

How lifting can injure your back When you lift, your back is put under stress. Twisting or jerking while lifting and carrying can injure the small facet joints that guide movement of the back. The discs that separate the vertebrae (bones) and the ligaments that hold them together are also at risk.  Discs are composed […]


Rotator Cuff Repair

What is a Rotator Cuff Repair? The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles and their tendons that attach from the scapula to the humerus.  The muscles of the rotator cuff help stabilise the shoulder and enable you to lift your arm.  The rotator cuff tendons can acutely tear or wear out as a result […]


Rotator Cuff Tear

What is a Rotator Cuff Tear? A rotator cuff tear is a tear of one or more of your rotator cuff muscles that usually occur in the tendon where it connects to the shoulder. You have four rotator cuff muscles that originate at your shoulder blade and attach to the top of your arm to […]


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