Running Recovery tips

Running is a fantastic way to get your blood pumping and let off a bit of steam. It can be a great way to get some alone time if you're always surrounded by work colleagues or young children, or it can be a fun way to fit in a work out whilst spreading your social butterfly wings with a group of like minded exercisers. Whilst it is important to move your body, the question is are you guilty of doing...

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Time for new runners?

"What runners should I buy?" This is a question we get asked all most every day. The answer is unique to every person as footwear choice depends on many factors. Typical things your physiotherapist will consider when discussing your footwear options: What activity do you need the shoes for? Have your goals changed? E.g. Are you looking at doing more speed work rather than distance? Are you just starting this activity or are you experienced? Your current weight The surface...

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Stronger when you’re older!

Physical therapy is ideal for an ageing person because it is aimed at reducing pain, increasing mobility, and regaining function and balance. Benefits of Physiotherapy for Seniors 1. Helps manage pain Back, neck, and joint pain are common complaints for older people. One of the main culprits is arthritis, and as the pain progresses for some, they are more likely to remain idle. However, the lack of movement and exercise can actually worsen the condition. The lack of physical activity...

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How can Physiotherapy help your mobility?

What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur at whatever age or ability you are; ranging from babies to athletes and to the elderly. Mobility is the ability to move – this can be running, walking, navigating a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or walkers.  Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury, accident, operation or a disease. How can physio help with mobility problems? Here at Hoppers Physio, our Physiotherapists aim to get...

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Wry neck

Wry neck Have you ever felt like your neck has 'locked up' and all of a sudden you can't turn your head properly? It may have happened quite suddenly after you performed a seemingly inconsequential movement, or perhaps you woke up from a poor night's sleep with sharp pain and an inability to look to one side. You may have experienced wry neck! Wry neck is a common neck complaint involving pain and stiffness in the neck joints, and spasm...

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Flu season getting you down?

Flu season getting you down?  Does it seem like everyone you know has been sick lately? Coughs and colds seem to be everywhere and the flu this year has been a nasty one. So far this year (as at the 26th of June) there have been 22,730 confirmed cases of Influenza across Victoria. This time last year there had been only 2,555 cases (Victorian State Government. Department of Health and Human Services, 2019). Ooph, bit of a jump! Typically, people...

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Are you sitting for too long??

We all know that being sedentary for long periods of time is not so great for our overall health and wellbeing, especially if it occurs most days of the week. It has been said that sitting for extended periods is worse than smoking. This is because your “bodily functions” also become sedentary – your circulation and brain function slows, your muscles burn less fat, your digestive system becomes sluggish and you feel so tired, you need an afternoon kip. These...

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Christmas Healthy Tips

Ahh the silly season – packed full of Christmas parties, family gatherings and BBQs with friends- all great fun but can make it hard at times to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While it is necessary to enjoy all the great times the festive season brings, it is also important that your health goals are not jeopardised in the progress.  Have no fear- the following tips can help to maintain those healthy habits over the festive season:       Weight...

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