Strength training

In-season strength training: Why it’s important for sports performance and prevention of injury.

It is well known amongst most people, particularly among athletes, the importance of having some form of a strengthening and athletic development program for sports performance. During the pre-season, many athletes use the time away from competition to perform a thorough program. What’s more interesting to note, particularly within local and club level sports, is […]

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Running Recovery tips

Running is a fantastic way to get your blood pumping and let off a bit of steam. It can be a great way to get some alone time if you’re always surrounded by work colleagues or young children, or it can be a fun way to fit in a work out whilst spreading your social […]

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Time for new runners?

“What runners should I buy?” This is a question we get asked all most every day. The answer is unique to every person as footwear choice depends on many factors. Typical things your physiotherapist will consider when discussing your footwear options: What activity do you need the shoes for? Have your goals changed? E.g. Are […]

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Clinical Programs at Hoppers Physio

At Hoppers Physio, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality individual care.  We are fortunate to have a fully equipped gym, with reformers, trapeze, barrel, bike, treadmill, fit balls, and more.  Our staff assess all our clients individually and tailor programs to suit their needs.  If you are considering pilates, our clinical programs are […]

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Energy deficiency – a risk factor for injuries in females.

In female sport there is a medical term called the ‘Female Athlete Triad’. This refers to the combination of energy deficiency and absent menstrual cycles which ultimately leads to a disruption to hormone function resulting in reduced bone mineral density.   Typically, weight–bearing and resistance exercise would improve bone health as the load through the bones promotes increased bone density. For women who do not have […]

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Returning to the Gym

Some good news amidst 2020, gyms have reopened! This means that is finally time to get back to the daily grind. Although it’s good to be back, we must remember that it may have been more than several months for some people since last getting in a good workout. The result is that the body […]

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Thrower’s Shoulder

Thrower’s shoulder is a term used to describe pain that occurs when throwing a ball. This is due to instability at the shoulder joint and/or a rotator cuff pathology.  This can develop due to loss of structural integrity or dysfunction of the dynamic stabilizers that control the movement of the humerus in the shoulder joint.   Typically, individuals who suffer from thrower’s shoulder may feel the sensation of […]

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Shin Splints – all you need to know

Pain at the front of your shin? This could be shin splints!  Pain that is exercise induced and occurs along the lower third of the shin bone is called medial tibial stress syndrome or more commonly ‘shin splints’.   Pain typically develops from a spike in load such as an increase in frequency, the duration of exercise or changing to a harder surface. […]

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