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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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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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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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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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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Almond, Coconut & Date Balls

There’s no better way to fill in the extra time at home, then some healthy cooking in the kitchen.  These are absolutely delicious, and a perfect guilt free snack to have on hand. Ingredients  6 pitted medjool dates  3 tablespoons boiling water   100g almond meal   30g rolled oats  ½ Teaspoon cinnamon   1 Teaspoon vanilla bean paste  Desiccated coconut, to roll    Method:  Chop dates in half, cover with boiling water, leave for 5 minutes to soften   Place oats into food processor until chopped...

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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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