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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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 is an excellent and safe way to improve cardiovascular fitness, exercise performance and quality of life in those with asthma. But, doesn’t exercise cause asthma?...

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