Sciatica pain treatment hoppers crossing physio

Sciatica

 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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Achilles Tendinosis Hoppers Physio

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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Ergonomic desk

The Optimal Ergonomic Workstation

With an increase in the amount of time we are now spending in front of the screens, there is also an increase in the number of aches and pains that are surfacing on a day-to-day basis. Workstations are becoming a large part of where we are spending time each week, so it is important to […]

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Pelvic floor physio exercises

How a pelvic floor physiotherapist can help

Incontinence, or the loss of bladder or bowel control, is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be a source of embarrassment and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. One of the main causes of incontinence is a weak pelvic floor. This can affect both men and women throughout […]

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Ankle sprain

Lateral Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprain – is one of the most common injuries that occur in sports. They are most prevalent in fast-change-of-direction sports such as footy, basketball and netball. These injuries most commonly occur when changing direction, landing from jumps, or even landing on an opponent’s foot.   What are the ankle ligaments?  Ligaments are strong bands […]

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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common causes of wrist pain. It can affect anyone at any age, with a slightly higher frequency seen in females and those over the age of 30. The risk of developing is increased for those with previous wrist injuries, inflammatory conditions or […]

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Lymphoedema Management

Lymphoedema Massage and Garments

What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is a chronic condition. It causes swelling from excessive amounts of fluid in the body. While it usually affects the arms or legs, it may also involve the trunk, breast, head and neck, or genital area. The lymphatic system comprises a network of lymph nodes and vessels that transport fluid (lymph) […]

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Strength training

What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?

What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)? Hip pain is widespread across all age groups throughout life, whether an elite athlete or someone in the general population. Many conditions may cause hip pain, such as femoroacetabular impingement (also known as FAI for short).  What is it? This is a condition where the ball and socket part of […]

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