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Step inside our clinic…

How well do you know us? Situated in the heart of Black Rock Village we are centrally located to service the Bayside suburbs and surrounding area. Book in for a consultation, Clinical Pilates class or Remedial Massage and then enjoy a coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of our friendly neighbouring cafes and restaurants […]

Remedial Massage Therapy

What does our awesome Remedial Massage Therapist Molly love to treat? Of course when you see a remedial massage therapist with an acute injury, pain or tension you feel relief and a sense of wellbeing post-treatment. Did you know that your therapist feels this same way? It brings me a huge sense of satisfaction when […]

What is an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)?

I’ve Got an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). What Next? So, you’ve just been to see your doctor about a chronic condition that you have. Your doctor has told you that they are going to put you on an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) and that you have up to 5 ‘free’ visits with a […]

Headaches – Does manual therapy help?

At Total Balance we are currently seeing a large number of clients with headaches. With our worlds turned upside down, stress and our working environments changing during these last two years you can understand why. Our main role is to define a) what type of headache it is and b) can we help? Clients often […]

Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow – Just a problem with the forearm?

Pain in the forearm is not uncommon for many golfers. There can be many different reasons for this occurring.   Decreased range of motion in the wrist Trauma to the area Hitting heavily into the ground making large divots Lack of trunk rotation Decreased shoulder blade control Moving too close to the ball in the downswing […]

Should the focus only be on mobility to help with your golf swing?

The answer is no. If there is a mobility issue that is affecting your golf swing, there is a good chance that there are specific motor patterns that have developed to give you certain swing characteristics.   For example, if you have a lack of hip mobility then you may sway when you swing the golf […]


Walking is a free activity and great to socialise with friends and family Make your walks pleasurable: varying your walking tracks and routes, walk the dog, walk with friends and maybe join a walking club! Just 30 minutes of walking daily can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat and boost muscle power […]


Walk Off is a bit of a tradition at Total Balance and we toyed with skipping another year due to COVID, uncertainty with lockdown restrictions and members of our community potentially being a bit fed up with pounding the pavements. After all – it’s one of the only forms of exercise we’ve been able to […]

What is the difference between Regular Pilates and Clinical Pilates?

Regular Pilates is conducted by a Pilates Instructor, whereas Clinical Pilates is prescribed and supervised by a Clinical Pilates trained Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. This difference is very important because a Physiotherapist or EP, unlike a Pilates Instructor, has an in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology, bodily function, healing and movement patterns. This knowledge allows a [&he...

What is Essential care?

Physiotherapists are permitted to stay open for face to face appointments for those that need Essential care. When booking an appointment please use the criteria below to make sure it is appropriate. If unsure please don’t hesitate to email us. For this purpose, essential clinical care is defined as: to prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence […]