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    Scottish Country Dancing and Physiotherapy

    Our physiotherapist Jason Lee recently learnt more about Scottish Dancing and injury prevention with the Stonington Country Dancers.

    With so much time spent dancing on their toes and forefoot, Scottish dancers most commonly experience calf and Achilles issues.  In order to reduce the likelihood of injury, our physiotherapists have designed an appropriate Scottish Country Dancing specific warm up and cool down.

    Warm up:

    1. Walking around the room x 6
    2. Walking around the room side to side for one minute
    3. Repeat walking side to side in opposite direction for one minute
    4. Squat with feet shoulder width – bending the knees slightly
    5. Squat with feet together with toes pointed outwards – aim knees towards second toe
    6. Heel raises – standing feet shoulder width apart gradually raise up onto toes
    7. Hip turn outs – standing on one leg. Bend the opposite knee towards chest, outwards and gently back down
    8. Lunges – Step forwards with one leg and gently bend the back knee

    Cool down:

    1. Shoulder stretch – arm across chest, use opposite arm to hug elbow into chest
    2. Calf stretch – one foot in front of another, keeping back heel and back knee straight, gently lean forward
    3. Achilles stretch – similar to calf stretch but gently bend the back knee
    4. Hamstring stretch – one leg forward with knee straight, gently lean towards foot
    5. Shoulder rolls – forwards and backwards 12 x each direction

    Both warm up and cool down should be pain free.  If dancers have any injury concerns it is important to seek help from your health professional.  The sooner an injury is addressed, the quicker the recovery and less time (if any) off dancing is required.

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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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