Shoulder Pain in South Yarra

Shoulder pain can be a real drag, impacting everything from your daily activities to your athletic performance. If you’re struggling with shoulder pain in South Yarra, Capital Physiotherapy can be your path to relief and recovery.

Here’s why our physio is a great option for shoulder pain in South Yarra:

Targeted Expertise:

Our physiotherapists are movement experts trained to assess and treat musculoskeletal issues like shoulder pain. They’ll pinpoint the root cause of your pain, whether it’s a rotator cuff tear, bursitis, or adhesive capsulitis.

Personalized Treatment Plans:

No two shoulders are alike, and neither are treatment plans. Our South Yarra physiotherapists create personalized programs based on your unique needs and goals. This might include manual therapy, exercise therapy, and education on managing your pain.

Hands-On Techniques:

Manual therapy can ease pain, improve mobility, and reduce inflammation. Your physiotherapist might use techniques like massage, joint mobilization, and dry needling to get you feeling better.

Exercise for Long-Term Relief:

Strengthening and stretching exercises are crucial for long-term shoulder health. Your physiotherapist will design a safe and effective exercise program to help you regain strength, flexibility, and stability in your shoulder.

Convenient Locations:

Our clinic in South Yarra, is conveniently located in the heart of the suburb in Chapel St. This makes it easy to fit physiotherapy appointments into your busy schedule.

Improved Quality of Life:

By addressing your shoulder pain, our physios can help you get back to doing the things you love, whether it’s playing sports, gardening, or simply pain-free daily activities.

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain in South Yarra, don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with our qualified physiotherapist today and start your journey towards a pain-free and active life. Book now or visit or call us on 0401 865 333.

Rotator Cuff Injuries Footscray

Feeling pain in your shoulder? It could be rotator cuff pain.

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that help stabilize the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff pain is a common condition that can cause pain, weakness, and stiffness in the shoulder.

If you are experiencing rotator cuff pain, you may be wondering what treatment options are available. Capital Physiotherapy physios are well experienced, safe and provide effective treatment for rotator cuff pain. Our physios can help you with your rotator cuff injury by:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Improve range of motion
  • Strengthen the muscles around the shoulder
  • Prevent future injury

Here are some of the benefits of physiotherapy for rotator cuff pain:

  • Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment. This means that there are no needles or surgery involved.
  • Physiotherapy is tailored to your individual needs. Your physiotherapist at Capital Physiotherapy will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your condition and goals.
  • Physiotherapy can help you to improve your quality of life. By reducing pain and improving function, our physios can help you to get back to the activities you enjoy.

If you are experiencing rotator cuff pain, I recommend that you see a physiotherapist near you. 

  • Capital Physiotherapy – Footscray Clinic: This clinic has a rating of 5 stars on Google Maps and is located at Inside Mandalay Family Clinic, Suite 1/59 Hopkins St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and closed on Sunday.

Don’t wait to take action, book online or go to or call 0434 720 730.

Rotator Cuff Pain Hawthorn

Rotator cuff pain can put a damper on your daily activities, but our physiotherapists can help! This blog explores how Capital Physiotherapy can help manage rotator cuff pain and get you back to moving freely.

Understanding the Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that stabilize your shoulder joint. These muscles allow you to move your arm in various directions and hold objects with ease. Rotator cuff pain can arise from overuse, injury, or age-related wear and tear.

Our physiotherapists are able to assess and diagnose your issue. Your first appointment is dedicated to understanding your condition. This means answering the why, what, how of your rotator cuff pain. Only when you understand this, would treatment be truly effective!

Physiotherapy for the Rescue

Physiotherapy is a first-line treatment for rotator cuff pain. A physiotherapist will assess your individual condition and design a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include:

  • Pain management: Techniques like manual therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation can help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Exercise therapy: Strengthening exercises target the rotator cuff muscles and improve their stability and function. Stretching exercises improve flexibility and range of motion.
  • Education: Learning proper posture and movement mechanics can help prevent future injuries.

Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy offers several benefits for rotator cuff pain:

  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Improved shoulder mobility and function
  • Strengthened rotator cuff muscles
  • Reduced risk of future injuries
  • Faster recovery time

Seeking Help

If you’re experiencing rotator cuff pain, don’t hesitate to seek help from our physiotherapist. Early intervention can help prevent the pain from worsening and ensure a faster recovery. Remember, physiotherapy is a safe and effective way to manage rotator cuff pain and get back to enjoying your life. So don’t hesitate and book an appointment now or call us on 0406 067 105.

Treating a Football Player in Middle Park Due to Injury

When football season strikes, I always tell my fellow physiotherapists at the clinic to be ready for possible entry of patients with sport injuries, sprains and muscle problems. I guess my prediction was right, although not one hundred percent accurate. Just right after a championship game at the Middle Park Football Club, a number of football players went to my clinic and requested for rehab and massage therapy. Each player was attended by one therapist and one assistant.

My clinic has been operating for quite some time now and I am just so thankful because we have gradually grown in number over the years. At this time, several medical practitioners are working in my clinic, comprising of certified physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants, all of which are well-trained and competent in their own fields. The work environment is very conducive that is why patients and clientele are increasing as well. In my clinic, break times are often bypassed because patients are our priority. We follow a system of taking breaks alternately so that patients won’t stay long on the queue.

Yesterday, most of our patients were football players. And since we have discussed about the possibility of their coming to the clinic, we have prepared ourselves for remediation techniques and methods. While most of them complained about body aches and muscle spasm, one from Middle Park Football Club has gotten an injury which needs further rehab. He has swollen ankle on his right foot probably due to a bad kick or wrong position during the game. With this, I required him to undergo five more sessions to ensure full recovery. Also, he is definitely not allowed to play in the meantime or engage into any strenuous activity.

If it is a swollen muscle issue, what we do is facilitate a combination of hot pack/cold pack application, followed by massage and assisted exercise. On the fifth session of rehab, patient should move normally without any pain involved. This applied to our patient with swollen ankle.

Football is a strenuous game where all of the body muscles, specifically leg and foot, are at work. When these muscles work beyond the limits, they become stressed and swollen. Immediate treatment is required in order for the muscle strands to get back to their normal position and functioning.

Sport injuries are common problems that we treat here at Middle Park Physiotherapy. My co-physiotherapists and I went through extensive studies on treating injuries related to sports and gaming activities. We perform techniques that are only applicable to the patient’s threshold to pain. This means, we do not force the patient to undergo rehab procedures when they are in severe pain. The reason why we conduct more than one session is because we have to ensure that pain slowly disappears and normality in movement becomes progressive. When the patient reaches full recovery, this indicates the end of the rehab sessions.

Physiotherapy is not only focused on sport injuries. It covers a wide range of treatment methods intended for patients of all ages and of various health problems. We also facilitate preventive treatment methods to patients who want to prevent or combat pain due to a pre-existing health issue.

If you live in Middle Park and require physio treatments, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Family Staying at Quest Apartment on St Kilda Road

Capital Physiotherapy welcomes clients from St Kilda, a multicultural riverside suburb that’s popular with professionals, singles, families, retirees, and hipsters to our South Yarra Physio Clinic.

Two of the most important things in my life are work and family that is why I make it a point to put a balance between these two. However, there are times when work becomes so demanding that I have to spend more time in the clinic than home. Fortunately, my family has always been supportive to my career. They truly understand the importance of the service that I dedicate to my patients. Nonetheless, there’s always weekends for family quality time.

In the next two weeks, my parents and siblings are coming here and will spend about a month for a vacation. This is what’s keeping me busy these days as I have to look for an apartment for them to stay. Although they can stay in my house, the problem is, there are only two rooms available. This means, it will be crowded and inconvenient for them.

Good thing, one of my clinic staff recommended a nice place on St Kilda Road – Quest Apartment. It is fully furnished, affordable and best of all, close to my clinic. I’m pretty sure, my family will love the place. If they want to have a massage on St Kilda Road, they can just a few-minute walk to my clinic.

Each unit at the Quest Apartment on St Kilda Road is very spacious; it can accommodate a family of five to six members. It is complete with amenities that will make the renters stay relaxing and convenient. My family will surely appreciate the place. With its close proximity to the central business district, access to facilities is easy and stress-free.

I have spoken with the landlord and made arrangements already this day. Should my family want to stay longer, I can just request for an extension with the same affordable rates. At this point, accommodation for my family is ready. Now, I can concentrate on my patients at the clinic. I feel so relaxed now.

The next thing is to pick them up at the airport on their arrival. That’s like fourteen days from now therefore, I have plenty of time to schedule. The thought of having my family close to my clinic makes me happy to see them around. A trip to the beach, shopping and restaurant eating are just some of the things that are playing in my mind right now.

Meanwhile, in my clinic, there’s a long queue of patients who are being attended to by my staff. When I leave the clinic for some errands and appointments, I need not worry because my clinic staff are just so competent and reliable, they work efficiently without my supervision. Patients are satisfied as well. This gives me the peace of mind that when my family arrives from Malaysia, I can have the assurance that my staff will provide the same quality treatment to our patients while I am frequently away.

Emergency physiotherapy service at Middle Park Cricket Club

My job as a physiotherapist really is one of the most rewarding. Helping other people, in all honesty, has always been my primary objective. Even as a young child, I have always wanted to become a doctor or a teacher – always on the move, always finding ways to be of service to others. And as a physiotherapist, I am practically both.

Truth be told, physiotherapy is not as exciting as being a health care provider stationed in an emergency room. In this field of medicine, we often get patients who have already undergone surgery or some sort of treatment. Our main responsibility is to provide rehabilitation; to help our patients alleviate pain and other symptoms plus regain optimal functioning of affected body parts.

But there have been times when I was in the position of an emergency health care worker too. Take for instance this one time when I had to help a cricket player who badly hit his shoulder in the middle of a game.

It was a sunny Saturday morning in Middle Park where I live. It just so happened that I was passing by this local cricket club, Middle Park Cricket Club, my morning brew from a nearby café in hand, when I heard the commotion from the players. One of them was injured after hitting his shoulder on the hard ground.

I immediately ran towards them and saw the man cringing in pain. It was standard operating procedure for health care providers to introduce ourselves and inform them of my knowledge in first aid, which I did.

Kneeling down beside him, I felt for his pulse and it was weak. His arm and hand were cold and pale. Aside from the excruciating pain, I knew that it was a possible case of shoulder dislocation.

The cricket club had some tools for first aid, god bless them. But not everyone had the knowledge to use those so I set out to help them, telling the rest of the team how this kind of injury had to be dealt with.

With two shirts rolled together, I immobilised his arm, bending it carefully in a 90 degree angle. I asked for a towel and I placed it around his right arm and chest, creating a make-shift sling. One of the man’s teammates had an ice pack and I asked him to place it near the patient’s shoulder to lessen the swelling.

And then I asked them to bring the injured man to the nearest emergency room in Middle Park.

If you ever find yourself in a situation such as this, take note of what I just mentioned above: immobilise first, ice it (do not put the ice directly on the skin, though) and then rush the patient to the hospital.

After a week, that Middle Park cricket player suddenly called on my clinic, Capital Physiotherapy, and asked for rehabilitative treatment. I was really glad he came to consult with me for post-injury treatment because my team and I can really be of help to him.

If you would like to know more about the services we offer at Capital Physiotherapy, please click here. You could give us a call for any questions or if you decide to set an appointment with us. We are only 10 minutes away from Middle Park.

Attending a Function at Hunters Kitchen on St Kilda Road

Hunters Kitchen

Capital Physiotherapy welcomes clients from St Kilda, a multicultural riverside suburb that’s popular with professionals, singles, families, retirees, and hipsters to our South Yarra Physio Clinic.

Being recognized by one of the prestigious physiotherapy associations in Melbourne is truly a pride. While I was busy attending to my patients a few weeks ago, I received a phone call from a highly accredited physiotherapy organization in Melbourne inviting me for a function where I was tasked to give a talk on pediatric physiotherapy. Without a doubt, I immediately confirmed the invitation and said yes. Plenty of ideas came into mind and I felt so excited to share all these with my co-physiotherapists in the country.

The function was held last Friday at Hunters Kitchen in St Kilda Road. I can’t complain, the venue was awesome, the food was great and the ambience is just so perfect for a prestigious gathering. Seeing many familiar faces made me so relaxed and calm. My speech went well and spontaneous, I was just so glad they applauded and approached me during the cocktails. Indeed, it was an event where every single detail was perfect.

Telling the story of how I established my St Kilda Road Physio clinic inspired other physiotherapists to step up and explore on their options in this industry. While many of them are employed in hospitals and medical institutions, others are working as an apprentice while pursuing their studies. I too have passed through this kind of path that is why I can speak so much about making decisions and passing crossroads. In my case, it was education and hard work that pulled me through. Working as a physiotherapist in my own clinic gave me so much pride because I am able to help many patients improve in their conditions and I too am able to train other physiotherapists to work efficiently in their field.

It was a good thing. I attended this function because I also learned new things and information about physiotherapy in this modern era. I truly admire the knowledge and intelligence of my mentors because they have always been very helpful since day one. This gathering was not only about sharing our skills and expertise but it was also an opportunity to bond with one another as we look forward to more innovations and techniques in the line of physiotherapy. The function was a complete success. It ended well and everyone brought home plenty of learning and information.

As the others left the venue, I stayed for a while and explored the place. I really was impressed with the food and great interiors of the building. Should I hold an event in the future, such as a party or any special occasion, Hunters Kitchen comes first on the list. The thing that I like most is that it is situated in St Kilda Road which is where my clinic is located.

Work in the clinic this week was again hectic and busy. My team and I hardly had the time to take breaks but everyone was happy to have served many patients. Being grateful to my staff, I treated them with a hearty dinner at Hunters Kitchen today.

A Visit at the National Gallery on St Kilda Road

Capital Physiotherapy welcomes clients from St Kilda, a multicultural riverside suburb that’s popular with professionals, singles, families, retirees, and hipsters to our South Yarra Physio Clinic.

Spending some time at the National Gallery of Victoria is something new to me. My kids have been begging a lot of times to visit the gallery but due to my hectic schedule at the clinic, it was difficult for me to find time. Last Thursday, I finally had the chance and so I surprised them and drove a few minutes to reach the place.

The National Gallery of Victoria is located in St Kilda Road which is where my clinic is also situated. Good thing we don’t need to travel long distance to reach the place.

I am not really artistically inclined but my girls are. They have a great appreciation to the arts and so I did my best to bring them there.

As we strolled around the place, paintings and various works of art caught our attention. All I can say that artists from Australia and some places around the globe are truly gifted and talented. Watching all these artworks will really blow you away. I myself was left I awe. A visit at the National Gallery is time well-spent. I can’t complaint, it was truly worth it. An array of exhibits are there to see and you can enter the gallery without any fee. One important note is that you are not allowed to bring food inside.

My kids were delighted to see those amazing paintings and abstract sculptures. They surely will have plenty of stories to tell their dad.

Knowing that the gallery on St Kilda Road is close to my clinic, we can drop by again anytime soon. I also suggest my staff to drop by so that they too can have a relaxing time after work viewing some art pieces.

I didn’t have to worry about my clinic last Thursday because my staff reported that patients were not that many. Today, Monday, was busy again. We had short breaks and long hours with patient’s rehab. I extended work in the office to do some reports as well. As my staff left, I knew some of them would visit the gallery as I recommended it’s free of charge.

Having a clinic with close proximity to major attractions and the CBD is really convenient. Reaching this places takes just a few minutes. I really love the location of my physiotherapy clinic. Despite the far distance of some of our patients, they exert the effort of reaching the clinic. Perhaps, this reflects the efficiency of our certified physiotherapists.

I’d like to see my clinic grow that is why expansion is a part of my future plans. I would be happy to be of service to more and more patients who want to improve on their condition without spending a fortune.

For those who want to know more about our services, you can check my page. In here you will learn about our physiotherapy techniques and be able to meet our certified staff. Wellness is our goal and each patient is treated professionally. It only takes ten minutes to reach my clinic from St Kilda Road.

A Great Way to Get Back Up from Sports Injuries

Injuries are, unfortunately, an expected consequence of sports. Even if you are the most careful athlete out there, the possibility of getting injured is still there especially if the game is getting intense.

Treating Injuries from Sports and Physiotherapy

Thanks to advancements in medicine, there are numerous ways to treat sports injuries these days, depending on the type of injury one has incurred. But even after the said injury has been treated, it is important to undergo some sort of rehabilitation so that the body part affected can function properly.

This is where physiotherapy comes in.

The Effects of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is one of the most effective methods of rehabilitation after sports injuries because this helps do the following:

  • Relieve pain at a faster rate
  • Improve any scarification in the tissue, even if that is in the muscle layer
  • Loosen and strengthen affected areas
  • Improve the function of the affected areas and
  • Get you back to whatever sport you play quicker

The Process of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is accomplished through different methods but like any medical procedure, it starts with diagnosis. This is so because each patient will have a different response to the treatment and the therapy which will follow. Everything must be personalized, from the exercises done to home remedies in managing pain, to ensure complete effectiveness.

Shared treatment approaches differ from one physiotherapist to another. But here are some of those which are used:

  • Exercise routines
  • Stretching techniques
  • Bio-mechanic analysis
  • Mobilization (massage) of affected body parts
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Patient education

Other Advantages of Physiotherapy

So many people agree that this rehabilitation method is a must-have for those who had sports injuries. But did you know that this has helped a lot of individuals in a variety of ways? Here are its other benefits:

  • Overall pain relief
  • Improvement after neurological diseases
  • Rehabilitation after cardiac problems
  • Helps with respiratory issues like asthma and other COPDs

Should You Go to a Physiotherapy Clinic?

Doing nothing right after the treatment of the injury is alright. You do need time to rest the affected part, after all, and let it heal. But it would really be better if you receive a physiotherapy treatment if your doctor gives you a go signal.

It’s alright also if you don’t. In a year or two, with slow and calculated movements, you will be able to regain the function of injured part of your body well. But if you’re an athlete or a sports lover, waiting a year or two is just too long. There will be lingering pain too, and that is always hard to deal with. Also, the injury might just recur. And that’s an even bigger challenge for anyone, even non-athletes.

Finding the Best Physiotherapist in Town

So give physiotherapy a try. Ask your doctor for a referral. Surely he is affiliated with a clinic or knows someone who could help you get back on your feet after whatever sports injury you have experienced. Alternatively, you can contact our physio on 0401 865 333 to have a consultation about your injury.

The Best Prahran Hairdresser: A Lady Physiotherapist’s Best Friend

The Best Prahran Hairdresser: A Lady Physiotherapist’s Best Friend

Capital Physiotherapy welcomes patients from Prahran, a sought after suburb south of our South Yarra Physio Clinic.

Physiotherapy, lucky for us working in this field, is booming these days. More and more people are coming to us to find relief from pain caused by certain neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Athletes ask for our help for rehabilitation after they have sustained injuries. Even those with acute back pains come to us, instead of going to a regular masseuse.

Take a look at our daily organizers and you will see how filled our 8 to 5 is with patients. Break time is at 12 to 1. But sometimes, we only get to eat lunch for fifteen minutes. We won’t just leave our clients alone just because it is 12:00 already and we’re hungry. In our clinic, patient is a priority.

Ask any good physiotherapist, or any health worker out there, and they will tell you how hectic our days are. As they say, in this industry there are no breaks that is why time management is the key.

You go to work in the morning possibly after taking your kids to school, then you attend to your patients, have lunch (or something to eat), go back to work, get off, then drive back home.

It’s a rigid schedule but that’s alright with me. As long as I get to visit my hairdresser every month – or when I need to look good for a date with my husband – I can live with it. It goes without saying that no matter how busy you are at work, still, there must be time for some beautifying.

Some of our clients do miss their appointments but we need to wait for them for a few minutes unless they gave us a call. Except for our very short lunch breaks, it is during these times when I get to go rush out and do other personal things – one of which is to visit my hairdresser.

But if there was no way to change that schedule or go around it at least, I would find another job and quit immediately. Call me vain but I need my hairdresser.

And I have the best too. Prahran Rare Earth is considered by most to be one of the best salons in the country. They have one in Melbourne, another in South Yarra and, lucky for me, one in Prahran. A salon near my workplace is such a convenience because I can just come in as a walk-in customer. Although I am used to setting an appointment via phone call, their friendly and courteous staff is always ready to accommodate me any time. It makes me more than happy.

I’m a lucky physiotherapist considering that our clinic is so close to Prahran. But there are more advantages besides this. As a physio in Prahran, I don’t just get to go to my favorite salon when I need that instant make-over to make me feel good, I get to do other chores which I need to do. This includes shopping in the market for fresh produce which I need for dinner and other things my family needs.