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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Is your mobility slowing you down?

What is a mobility concern? Mobility concerns can affect a range of age groups, from babies to athletes and the elderly. Essentially, mobility is the ability to move – this could be running, walking, navigating a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or walkers. Your mobility may have deteriorated due to an injury, accident, […]

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Holiday & Injury Prevention

Wow, it’s almost the end of another year! Where did the time go?  Many of us take time out over the Christmas and New Year break which can involve new activities or activities you haven’t partaken in for a while. Holiday injuries are common as a result, during the holiday season when we tend to […]

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