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    Ankle sprain exercises

    Following on from our recent blog post on Chronic Ankle Instability, our physiotherapists Vernon Mittal and Sarah Yule, highlight some advanced ankle sprain exercises to help strengthen your ankle. Typically, these exercises are done at the end stages of rehabilitation when the patient wants to return to sport or a high level of activity (e.g. F45 or circuit training).

    As mentioned in our last post, completion of a thorough ankle rehabilitation program is key to preventing further injury and such advanced exercises must be incorporated into the program to reinforce our muscles and ligaments so that they can adapt to any given situation, either out on the sporting field or in the gym.

    Single leg FOAM med ball throws

    • Designed to challenge ankle, knee and hip balance when the patient’s centre of gravity is moving; i.e. ball is being thrown across the body.
    • The purpose of the FOAM is to make the exercise harder allowing for more improvements in balance.

    Quick feet + SL square hopping

    • A high level, return to sport (RTS) exercise that challenges ankle balance and proprioception.
    • The hop and land section emphasises ankle control and stability in different planes of movement (i.e. forwards, sideways and backwards).

    Jump off bosu ball

    • This exercise mimics perturbation situations when the patient is hit with an external force (i.e. bosu ball) and is required to keep balance and stability upon landing.
    • An appropriate RTS exercise for sports involving jump/land such as basketball, netball, volleyball, football and soccer.

    Hurdle and cone circuit

    • An exercise that tests a range of necessary RTS movements (agility, jump/land and coordination).
    • Appropriate for patients returning to sport.

    Pistol squat on bosu

    • A high level variation of a traditional single leg squat.
    • The bosu ball challenges the patient’s entire lower body strength, balance and muscle control.

    Rehabilitation programs have shown to significantly reduce the risk of recurrent ankle injuries.  These ankle sprain exercises are not only great exercises for rehabilitation but can be included in any preseason program.

    If you have recently injured your ankle or feel your ankles give way on a regular basis, make an appointment to see one of our experienced physiotherapists to start your rehabilitation process today. You can book online or call our friendly team on 9571 6888.

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    Back to school 🔙📚

Last week we were fortunate enough to head back to uni and refresh our anatomy knowledge at @latrobeuni in the anatomy labs. 

Thank you to the Latrobe School of Physiotherapy for inviting us! Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone.

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