Arthritis Pain Relief & Osteopathy

Written by Dr Yasmin Fitton, Osteopath Often known as “degenerative changes” or ‘wear and tear’, osteoarthritis affects all of us to some degree as we get older.Osteoarthritis is quite different to other inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid, psoriatic or reactive arthritis .Research shows that manual therapy such as osteopathy can relieve pain, increase flexibility ...
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The Lymphatic System

Hello everyone and welcome to our September blog post. This month we’re going to introduce you to your lymphatic system. What it is, what it does, and why your Osteo loves it so much. So, what is the lymphatic system? One part of it is a collection of small tubes found right throughout the body, and you can think of these tubes as part of the circulatory system of the bo...
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The most common headache

Did you know it is estimated that 50% of the global adult population have experienced a headache within the last year alone - that’s over 3.5 billion people! Unfortunately, there are too many types of headache to be able to cover them all in one blog, unless you fancy reading through about 50 pages of text… Yeah we thought not! We figured a good place to start would be the hea...
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Lumbar disc prolapse: Symptoms and treatment

Lumbar disc prolapse: Symptoms and treatment It’s moving day and you’ve been running around packing, unpacking, lifting boxes and awkward furniture all day. You can’t stop though because there’s still more to do. It’s onwards and upwards with another load in the back of the Ute. You bend down to pick up the umpteenth box of the day and bang and you’re hit with excruciat...
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Introducing chronic pain and how to treat it

This week we are going to be talking about pain. We can’t believe it’s already halfway through the year. Time certainly does fly! But for the 3.24 million Australians living with chronic pain, it’s just more time spent battling the daily hurdles - getting out of bed, working, socialising, being a parent, everything really! Being in pain for a long time can be debilitating and ...
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Climate Change & Spring Allergies

IT’S ONLY AUGUST AND THE UNSEASONALLY WARM WEATHER IS WAKING UP THE BLOSSOMS… Soon we will hear the familiar spring chorus of sneezes from those of us who experience pollen allergies. Is climate change increasing the incidence of allergic illness in our world? Quite possibly…. Global warming and pollen production Reports of pollen allergies first appeared around the ti...
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Giselle Cooke talks hormones!

Our own Holistic Health Adviser, Giselle Cooke, joined Suzy Yates on International Women's Day to discuss women and our hormones - click here to hear the podcast! Tune in tonight to hear Giselle discuss Fitgenes and optimal agreeing with Suzy again this Wednesday the 15th of March! Giselle is available at our North Sydney clinic Tuesday and Thursdays by appointment - plea...
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It’s written in my genes

Can an astrophysicist and a molecular biologist tell us what is the "Perfect Health Diet" for everyone? Of course not, how absurd! We are all so genetically and biochemically unique, with vastly different nutritional requirements, that you cannot apply the same standard nutritional advice to everyone - male, female, young, old, pregnant, athlete, ageing, diseased, on medication...
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Spike in joint replacement surgery

Total hip and knee replacement surgery admissions have risen by 8.9% (hip) and 7.3% (knee) compared to the previous year (2015/16). Currently, orthopaedic interventions make up 15% of all admissions to public hospitals for elective surgery in 2015/16 with 107,680 patients admitted. The waiting period for knee replacements currently averages 188 days and 114 days for hip r...
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Did you know?….

Office workers commonly suffer from: *Lower back pain from hours of sitting in the same position. *Shoulder pain from excessive use of the computer mouse. *Jaw tension head aches through the stress of meeting deadlines. *Neck pain and stiffness from poor working posture. *Foot and lower leg problems from stylish but impractical footwear. *Wrist and forearm repetitive stra...
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