Hoppers Physio had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Austin Vo to the clinic

On February 15, the physiotherapists at Hoppers Physio had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Austin Vo to the clinic to hear him deliver a tutorial on the topic of shoulders. An esteemed Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vo shared his insights on assessment and management approaches for a variety of shoulder conditions, as well as highlighted a number of emerging orthopaedic procedures. These included the increasingly popular reverse shoulder arthroplasty, as an alternative to the traditional total shoulder arthroplasty, and Latarjet...

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Bone Health – Osteoporosis

As we age our body will change and many people tend to slow down or significantly reduce their activity levels. For some people their health conditions prevent them from exercising causing further deterioration in their health. For example, the incidence of osteoporosis, or decreased bone density, tends to increase as people age and move less.  There are many risk factors to osteoporosis including: Women in menopause due to lower levels of oestrogen that cause calcium loss from the bones and...

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Flexible Flat Feet in Children

Throughout childhood, the posture and alignment of children’s joints change as they mature to into adults. When children are born, their ligaments are loose and flexible to allow for ease during birth. As they grow, these ligaments usually tighten over time to provide increased support for their joints. One common observation that many parents notice is “flat feet” or flattened arches of the feet. This is a common trait in many infants, children and adults. Most young children have flexible...

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