How to choose the right pillow for you?

How to choose the right pillow for you? If you’re lucky you’ll find the right pillow on your first try, but generally it can take a bit of trial and error before you get it right. Here are a few hints to help you choose the right pillow so you can avoid any unnecessary Physiotherapy appointments! 1. Look for a pillow that holds its shape – like memory foam 2. Don’t purchase anything too expensive if you’re not sure it’s the right...

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Supporting Hoppers Netball Association

Hoppers netball had their family fun day on saturday feb 24th. A great turn out was seen with lots of up and coming netball stars and their families. As proud sponsors of Hoppers Netball association we were happy to be part of the event and show our support. Netball is a great exercise for girls and boys of all ages. It builds teamwork skills and friendships in a healthy competitive environment. Netball is a great way to work on hand-eye...

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Thoracic Pain and Stiffness

  What is the mid and upper back (thoracic spine)? The thoracic spine refers to the upper and middle back. It joins the cervical spine and extends down about five inches past the bottom of the shoulder blades, where it connects with the lumbar spine. There are 12 thoracic vertebrae, with 12 ribs that attach along its length. At Hoppers Physio, we also include the shoulder blades, and all associated shoulder blade and spinal muscles in the area as mid and...

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Bike Set Up & Cycle Assessment

Have you considered a bike set up & cycle assessment by a professional physiotherapist?   A bike set up by a physiotherapist will ensure that your biked is adjusted for your body will ensure that you can maximise your performance and should eliminate the common complaints of regular riders. A clinical cyclist assessments will examine important factors such as your body measurements flexibility, posture and technique.  A correct individual bike set up will result in reduced incidence of injury and...

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