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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

 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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Plantar Fasciitis

In this video, Michael Tricarico from Hoppers Physiotherapy explains what causes plantar fasciitis and how corrective biomechanics and exercise can help to correct the underlying function. If you are experiencing foot pain, contact our clinic at  (03) 9749 5110 or book an appointment online   

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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 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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What is Cervicogenic Headache?

Cervicogenic Headache is a secondary headache that occurs due to musculoskeletal or neurological dysfunction in the neck. Michael Tricarico our Senior Partner / APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist explains a little more about Cervicogenic Headaches in this short video Its main source of referred headache is thought to be an irritation in the upper neck structures […]

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The Optimal Ergonomic Workstation

With an increase in the amount of time we are now spending in front of the screens, there is also an increase in the number of aches and pains that are surfacing on a day-to-day basis. Workstations are becoming a large part of where we are spending time each week, so it is important to […]

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