Clinical Pilates

Benefits of Clinical Pilates/Exercise at Hoppers Physio 

What is Clinical Pilates/Exercise? Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise and strengthening that uses Pilates equipment to address your rehab/injury/exercise goals. Qualified physiotherapists and other allied health professionals who have completed additional training in Pilates delivery alongside their qualifications run our Clinical Pilates sessions. What can Clinical Pilates/Exercise Help With? Clinical Pilates is not […]

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postpartum checkup

The Crucial Role of the 6-Week Postpartum Check-Up with a Physiotherapist.

Congratulations on starting your journey into motherhood! One often overlooked aspect after pregnancy is the 6-week postpartum checkup with a Women’s Health physiotherapist. Your baby has important doctor visits around this time, and it’s important, no matter your birth type (C-section or vaginal), to have a 6-week postpartum check-in! The importance of a 6-week postpartum […]

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Why do I feel numbness in my hands and feet?

Are you experiencing numbness in your hands or feet? Or are you experiencing other strange sensations such as electricity, burning or pins and needles? There are many explanations for these symptoms, many of which involve irritation to the nerves that run through our body. Our nerves have an important role in relaying information throughout the […]

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patellofemoral knee pain

What is Patellofemoral Joint Pain?

Patellofemoral Joint Pain Are you currently experiencing pain at the front of your knee? You may be experiencing patellofemoral joint pain. This is pain originating from where the kneecap meets the thigh bone.   Signs and Symptoms  This pain is typically experienced with:  Squatting  Lunges  Going up/down Stairs  Kneeling,   Running  Prolonged Sitting  Increased activity […]

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frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that limits the movement of the shoulder and can be painful. Frozen shoulder happens when the shoulder joint capsule comprised of connective tissues gets thickened and tightened. It is quite unclear why frozen shoulder happens to some people. However, there seems […]

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Sciatica pain treatment hoppers crossing physio

Sciatica

 What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a condition that involves compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, hence its name. This leads to sharp, aching or burning pains in the lower back that can travel down the back of the thigh and even past the knee following the path of the sciatic nerve. You may also […]

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Hip and knee osteoarthritis treatment at Hoppers crossing physiotherapy

Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis currently affects approximately 3.6 million Australians. Equally, approximately 2 million people live with some form of knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Furthermore, It is more common in females, people who are overweight and people suffering from a previous injury. It is a condition that leads to painful joints and surrounding tissues, difficulty moving and has […]

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Achilles Tendinosis Hoppers Physio

Achilles Tendinosis

The Achilles tendon is the main tendon around the back of the ankle that is involved in propulsion. Giving us the power to walk, jump and run. With different training loads, the tendon can be exposed to unusual forces resulting in a condition called Achilles tendinosis. Michael Tricarico, our Senior Partner / APA Titled Musculoskeletal […]

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lumbar disc pain hoppers physio

Lumbar Disc Pathology

The lumbar disc acts as a shock absorber in our lower back and as a result, is subject to trauma. 80% of us at some point in our life will suffer from low back pain. When the lumbar disc is implicated, it often bulges and pushes on nerves which elicits pain and disability. Disc injury […]

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