Kate O'Connell

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  • Plantaris – ‘The Monkey Muscle’ – Good trivia knowledge!

    A client of mine who I’ve been treating for a medial gastroc (calf) tear came in last week saying his leg felt ‘different’. Not sore, just different. Questioning and clinical testing suggested he might have a DVT so I sent him off for a Doppler ultrasound as a precaution. To my surprise imaging showed he […]

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  • The ‘right’ gym program

    Beyond physical benefits, committing to a gym program can help develop routine, create access to new social circles and give you access to a multitude of health professionals and services. However, to get the most physically out of your program you should ask yourself a few questions; what am I training for? What kind of […]

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  • What is the difference between Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

    You’re not alone if you don’t know the difference between the two. Pilates is a fitness means that was developed by the German physical trainer Joseph Pilates during the First World War. Pilates was developed to aid the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, but quickly became popular firstly among dancers and then socialites. Joe identified the […]

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  • Jumping back in to physio at South Melbourne Physio

    After a few fun months on the sunny Mornington Peninsula, I couldn’t help but return to the team in South Melbourne! I’m available for appointments Monday to Friday with after hours appointments available. It’s business as usual with a multitude of services available, whether it be for injury management, injury prevention or performance. Give me […]

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  • Our physiotherapy promise

    South Coast Medical Physiotherapy promise to.. ..provide high quality, safe and ethical physiotherapy and clinical Pilates services through South Coast Medical Clinic to peninsula residents which are evidence-based, goal orientated, and relevant to the individual. We aim to provide a full spectrum of services, in a caring and friendly environment, including; musculoskeletal injury assessments and […]

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  • ..and the next chapter begins

    After three great years, it’s time to turn the page on my time at South Melbourne Physio, and start a new adventure. Although I’m sad to leave behind many extremely loyal clients, there’s a group of dedicated and supportive practitioners continuing to provide a quality service. However, further down the coastline in the peninsula town […]

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