Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck pain is a common source of headache pain. This occurs due to stiffness or sprain to the top 3 joints in the neck or a strain of the surrounding muscles. The nerves that carry these pain signals cross over with the nerves that carry signals from your face, especially from areas of your temple or across your forehead. The brain then gets confused where these messages are coming from, and means you will experience both pains at the same time. A physiotherapist can...

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Pregnancy Pain

Discomfort during pregnancy is common, particularly in the hips and lower back as the body prepares for birth, and your center of mass comes further forward placing stress on the lower joints of your back and hips.   If it becomes more painful and starts impacting your day to day activities, it is worth booking in for a physiotherapy assessment in order to diagnose the issue, and begin a treatment plan.   Some common conditions include:  Pelvic Girdle Pain: Pain across the joints of the...

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COVID-19 Update

We are still open Due to the recent updates in line with government restrictions Stage 4, we would like to reinforce that we remain open at this time. The new restrictions still allow you to leave your home to attend medical and/or health appointments, this includes Physiotherapy. Curfew restrictions for Melbourne For Melbourne residents, a curfew has been put in place from 8pm to 5am every evening. Outside of these hours, you are only allowed to leave home for food and necessary supplies, exercise, work...

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Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are a group of conditions affecting the most used joints in the body, mostly in the elbow, wrist and shoulder. These strains are mainly job related, and could happen to everyone from desk workers to tradespeople. The most common RSI’s are  Tennis Elbow: Pain and discomfort on the outside of the elbow, common in workers that sit at a desk typing/using mouse or tradespeople doing repetitive work with tools such as drills and hammers.   Carpal Tunnel: Pain across the front of the wrist. You can also...

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COVID-19 Communication

COVID-19 CLINIC UPDATE In light of the recent changes to stage 3 restrictions from 11:59pm Wednesday the 9th of July **WE ARE STILL OPEN AND OPERATING AT NORMAL HOURS** Our staff continue to practice strict hygiene practice and socially distance. All our therapists now wear face masks.  Clients are required to have a temperature check on entry to the clinic. All surfaces are cleaned before and after each treatment. Our waiting rooms are set up to meet the 1.5m guidelines....

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Exciting changes at Hoppers Physio 

We have officially welcomed the return of ten semi-private clinical exercise classes and three hydrotherapy classes over the past two weeks! Hydrotherapy is currently taking place at ‘Swim 4 All’, 10 Merchants Ct, Werribee.  It has also been fantastic to see some of our regular clients returning to the clinic to complete their independent clinical exercise and make use of our fully equipped gym.  There will be more changes in the coming weeks with hydrotherapy returning to Aquapulse on the 22nd of June and we also look forward to re-introducing group exercise classes and further semi-private classes in the coming...

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Tendon Injury

Since practicing self-isolation measures during the COVID-19 precautions, have you suddenly increased the amount of daily exercise you’re doing? Has it caused an increase in pain in your body that wasn’t previously there? There’s a possibility you may have injured or irritated a tendon. A tendon is a form of connective tissue that joins a muscle to a bone. Some of the major tendons you may be familiar with are the Achilles tendon (below your calf) or patellar tendon (below your kneecap). Pain in these areas can often be...

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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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