Scar Tissue management

Scar tissue massage:  Therapy to scar tissue can have some fantastic results!   Here is one of our clients who had a biceps tenodesis (a procedure to fix issues with the biceps tendon). His scar was very inflamed initally as you can see in the left photo it is quite raised. Five weeks later and you can barely see the scar!  Scaring occurs following an injury to soft tissue such as your skin. This is a result following surgery, an accident or disease that leaves a wound. Scaring is a healing process...

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Warm up and cool down – Every time

Injuries happen Unfortunately due to the unpredictability of sports, injuries happen, but there are steps we can all take to reduce the risks. Our experienced physiotherapists in Hoppers Crossing see patients with sporting related injuries on a daily basis and devise personalised treatment and management plans to have them back doing what they love as soon as possible. Benefits of warming up and cooling down Warming up prior to exercising or playing sports is essential. A warm-up is designed to...

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Working from home – break routine

Are you working from home given the current COVID-19 precautions and find you are feeling stiff and sore from sitting all day? Now more than ever, it is important to ensure you remain active to keep your mind and body healthy during this testing period. The following tips/exercises as shown by one of our Physiotherapist’s Anthony are things that can be done from the comfort of your own home to ensure you are remaining active and practicing safe social distancing....

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Looking after your back

Being mindful when sitting on the couch… We’ve all heard the words “sit up straight”, “don’t slouch” and “shoulders back” a lot over the years am I right? At Hoppers Physio, we see many people experiencing some sort of back pain. It isn’t surprising that posture, and the pursuit of the ‘perfect posture’, has been such a big part in the management of back pain. The truth is, some of us were born with, or have developed, a certain “sub-optimal”...

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Stretches for wrists and hands

Our hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard to the overuse of your mobile phone. But, these repetitive motions can actually create weakness and stiffness in your wrists and fingers. Practise some TLC for your wrists with some simple exercises our Hoppers Crossing team of Physiotherapists have put together that may help prevent injury. Exercises may strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible. The importance of...

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COVID-19 Communication

Over the past couple of weeks Hoppers Physio has been taking measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Our clinics are held to an extremely high cleaning and sterility process on an ongoing basis so our focus has been to remind and reiterate processes in place.  Just as we have asked our own team, our main point is that if you are suffering any cold or flu-like symptoms please reschedule your appointment. Please see below our action plan which has...

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Osteo Arthritis and Exercise

. What can you do? Our Hoppers Crossing team of Physiotherapists have a great interest in the field of sport and exercise medicine. Each practitioner keeps an eye on the latest research and uses this knowledge in the management of all our patients in order to provide the best possible care and accompanying treatment plan. Traditionally, health care providers have advised against running for people diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis (OA), particularly those who are of advanced age and/or overweight. This...

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Exercising with Asthma

What can you do? The Physiotherapists at our West Melbourne clinic are regularly asked by patients, whether it is okay to exercise even though they have asthma? The simple answer is yes - but there are ‘terms and conditions’ to consider. The team at Hoppers Physio believe that aerobic exercise, such as swimming or cycling is an excellent and safe way to improve cardiovascular fitness, exercise performance and quality of life in those with asthma. But, doesn’t exercise cause asthma?...

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEADACHES & JAW PAIN

HEADACHES & JAW PAIN At Hoppers Physio near Werribee, we help with many muscle tension issues which could be the cause of headaches. Do you suffer from headaches and jaw pain? If you tend to grind your teeth or clench your jaw together this can cause irritation and wear to the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and increased tone in the muscles that close your jaw. This typically happens during times of stress, anxiety and quite commonly when your sleeping. The TMJ...

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CAN DRY NEEDLING HELP YOU?

WHAT IS IT? At Hoppers Physio near Werribee we believe its important to get on top of any reoccurring pains you may have and seek treatment from one of our qualified physiotherapists. Dry needling is one of many treatment techniques a Physiotherapist may choose to use to reduce excessive tone in a muscle. The dry needle is a sterile, single use, fine needle (about 0.2mm) that is inserted into the middle of your muscle. Your Physiotherapist will place the needle...

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