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Why do I feel numbness in my hands and feet?

Are you experiencing numbness in your hands or feet? Or are you experiencing other strange sensations such as electricity, burning or pins and needles? There are many explanations for these symptoms, many of which involve irritation to the nerves that run through our body. Our nerves have an important role in relaying information throughout the […]

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What is Patellofemoral Joint Pain?

Patellofemoral Joint Pain Are you currently experiencing pain at the front of your knee? You may be experiencing patellofemoral joint pain. This is pain originating from where the kneecap meets the thigh bone.   Signs and Symptoms  This pain is typically experienced with:  Squatting  Lunges  Going up/down Stairs  Kneeling,   Running  Prolonged Sitting  Increased activity […]

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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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 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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