ACL Ruptures

ACL ruptures have gained significant media attention of late due to the amount of time missed in sport, particularly among elite AFL, soccer and rugby players. This blog will explore what an ACL is, how it is important for knee stability as well as explore the surgical and physiotherapy treatments for them. What is an […]

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What you can do for Hip Pain

Are you experiencing hip pain? Is it located on the outside of your hip? Is there pain when lying on that side? Or do you experience pain when standing on one leg? You may be experiencing greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). GTPS is the umbrella term to describe pain on the outside of the hip. This […]

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Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial impingement syndrome develops due to the formation of a bony spur on the talar bone; and is characterized by a limited range of motion and pain when performing specific movements. The spur causes compression when the ankle is dorsi-flexed (backward bending of your foot).   The syndrome typically develops due to longstanding instability of the […]

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exercise

Exercise as we age

As we get older, there are a few things that are common knowledge. We tend to slow down, recover slower and feel like we can’t do as much as when we were younger. Although true in some facets, the same cannot be said for the benefits of exercise throughout each stage of life. Exercise tends […]

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How to stay active in winter 

Clothing:  Focus on staying dry not warm. Avoid cotton fabrics and wear synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon which are designed to dry quickly. A lightweight nylon jacket can be a good option for windy days or a water-resistant jacket if there’s a mild drizzle. Unfortunately, the more water resistant the jacket is the more it will trap moisture and warmth. Arm/knee warmers can […]

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Hydrotherapy- How it could help you turn the corner in your rehab

Rehabilitation from injuries can be a long-term process. For certain conditions, factors such as pain, strength, range of motion, reduced aerobic fitness and other medical conditions can hinder your progressions in rehab with your physiotherapist.  If this situation sounds similar for you, then you may be an ideal candidate for trying hydrotherapy! What is Hydrotherapy? […]

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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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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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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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