Endurance Bootcamp

Thanks to Tracy, Richard & the Endurance Bootcamp team who attended a pelvic floor info session at Be Your Best today. It’s fantastic to see trainers who really care about their clients overall health and wanting the best for their clients.

Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who helped to celebrate the grand opening of our new clinic today. We were very lucky to have Adam Treloar, AFL star from Collingwood Football Club & Jude Perera MP, attend. Thanks so much for everyone’s support & best wishes – much appreciated!

The Treatable Headache!

Headaches are common and most of us will suffer with one at some stage in life.  Headaches can be debilitating, affecting your quality of life and disrupt the performance of our daily activities.

Not all headaches are the same and an accurate diagnosis is required to ensure the optimum management and treatment of each individual presentation.  One type of headache, the “Cervicogenic headache” can be treated by our qualified Physiotherapists at Be Your Best Physiotherapist.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE?

  • Pain in the neck, base of the skull, behind the eyes, the temple or the top of the head.
  • Pain following a sustained or repeated posture (eg. slumping forwards)
  • Pain may also be associated with pain in shoulders or arms

Be Your Best Physiotherapists can assess your neck and confirm if it is the source of your headache. The goal of headache management is to confirm your diagnosis, provide hands-on treatment and develop an exercise program to keep you headache free.

Hands on Physiotherapy treatment may include:

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation and stretching
  • Taping
  • Dry needling

If you are suffering with a headache and are unsure of its cause, make an appointment with one of our experienced Physiotherapists at Be Your Best Physiotherapy.

New Reformer and Mat Pilates timetable released!

We move to our brand new clinic on Thursday 19th October. We have a new timetable that includes our popular Reformer Classes but also our new classes, including:

  • Mat Pilates
  • Mat Pilates Plus
  • Fitball
  • Strength Training class

Our classes can be easily adapted to suit participant’s injuries and concerns. For example, the strength training class can be performed sitting in a chair and you don’t have to be able to lie down on the floor.

For our latest timetable and to find out more information about our classes, go to BYB Class timetable (oct 17)

Do you have pain on the outside of your hip?

Often pain on the outside of the hip (lateral hip pain) can start gradually, with no incident. Because of this, people often get diagnosed with having hip arthritis although this may not always be the cause of symptoms. Lateral hip pain can make activities such as prolonged standing, lying on your side, work or exercise unbearable.


There are three common areas that could be causing hip pain:
Lower back: Structures such as intervertebral discs, facet joints, or nerve impingement can all cause lateral hip pain.

Sacroiliac Joint: This is the joint where your back connects to the pelvis (the sacrum to the ilium). There are many conditions that can effect this joint such as instability (ligament laxity), osteoarthritis or the inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis..

Tendons: Many of the gluteal muscles have attachments to the lateral hip. With poor gluteal control and strength these tendons are compromised and can suffer from an overloading condition known as a tendinopathy. Tendinopathies in the hip are often misdiagnosed as bursitis, although bursitis is often something that is a result of the poor tendon condition. Many people will have a cortisone into the bursa to settle any inflammation but be dismayed when their pain doesn’t go away!

So what can be done?
All of the Physios here at Be Your Best have had a lot of experience with each of these common causes of pain on the side of the hip. In your appointment, you will be thoroughly assessed to determine the cause of your symptoms. If the cause of your symptoms can be conservatively managed, your physio will provide hands-on massage treatment, strengthening, gait re-education and footwear & lifestyle advice. You will take an active role in your recovery as our experience tells us this will make your recovery quicker and more likely to work in the long run!
If your condition can’t be managed by Physio alone, we will be refer you for scans or to a specialist for an opinion, if necessary.

What is a Pilates Trapeze table?

When we move to our new premises, we will be adding Pilates Trapeze tables to our Reformer Pilates  classes.  

The “traps” table, is said to initially have been created by Joseph Pilates so that bed-bound patients had the ability to exercise using springs and straps.

The most challenging aspect of the traps table is its orientation. Due to the way it is constructed, most of the exercises performed on the table are done with very light spring resistance, instead utilising gravity and body weight. Because of this, good core activation and balance is a must!
Although similar to the benefits of reformer pilates, the traps table allows greater range of movement through strengthening exercises and its benefits include:
• core stability
• spine mobility
• increased upper body strength
• shoulder and scapular stability
• posture correction
• improved coordination
• increased balance

We look forward to adding the challenge of the Traps tables to our classes!