6.8 Million Reasons Why Improving Muscle, Bone And Joint Health Can’t Wait.

New national report commissioned by MOVE identifies urgent changes needed. The 6.8 million Australians struggling from muscle bone and joint conditions would be helped by a different approach to treatment, a new report by PwC has found.  Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain and osteoporosis costs Australian tax payers $55 billion every...
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Injury blog: Shoulder impingement

Suffering from shoulder pain? Lucky for you that our December blog is all about shoulder pain… We’re good like that! As osteopaths, shoulder pain is up there as one of the most common complaints we treat, after lower back and neck pain. Office workers, gym goers and overhead sports people, such as basketballers and netballers are all regular victims of shoulder pain. ...
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Headaches: How an Osteopath can help

There are many different types and causes of headaches. The National Health Service in the UK has reported that the highest incidences of headaches are tension type and neck related. As an Osteopath, the history taking is very important in making an accurate diagnosis. Headaches can be: Tension: Muscular contraction Vascular: Migraine and cluster headaches Cervicogeni...
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Osteopathy Is On The Rise

Osteopathy is now ranked as one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in Australia and it is not slowing down any time soon - why would it? Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) statistics show that in 2017-18, the osteopathy profession grew by 7.1%. The profession now generates over $300 million for Australia’s economy every year and treats over ...
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Tips to Look After your Joints

1. Wear Suitable Shoes It is important to wear shoes that provide cushioning, stability and comfort. Wearing incorrect or old footwear could lead to unnecessary joint strain and injury, such as ankle and knee strains and fractures. Your shoes can also affect your back and spine. If they don’t provide proper support, you can injure your lower back. 2. Stretch before and ...
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The 3 Best and Worst Exercises for Back Pain

When you have a backache, the thought of utilizing those muscles can seem painful and unnecessary. But in reality, exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of back pain and keep it from coming back. Not all exercises are created equal and some may be more beneficial to your back than others. Here’s a look at some of the best and worst exercises for back pain....
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Let’s talk TMJ dysfunction

Hello and welcome to our November blog! The end of 2019 is fast approaching which means soon there will be an influx of social gatherings, work Christmas parties and family get togethers coming our way. What do we do at these gatherings? We talk, eat, drink… And maybe have a good catchup or two! Therefore, it’s very important that you have a good functioning jaw right?! Do you...
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5 Areas where Exercise is like Medication

1. Heart Disease Being fit lowers the risk of having heart attacks and increases survival rates in those with coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US. Meanwhile, an Austrian study showed that a mere three weeks of exercise and a healthy diet produced positive changes in middle—aged men with metabolic synd...
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Unnecessary Surgeries

Too many surgeons are performing operations that are likely to do more harm than good, a leading orthopaedic surgeon says. About half of orthopaedic surgical procedures have no scientific evidence from randomised trials proving they work better than non-operative treatment, Ian Harris told a meeting of 1900 surgeons this week. Research showed another 25 per cent are no b...
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An Osteopath’s Perspective on Yoga

More Australians practise yoga than play soccer, cricket, tennis or golf according to research from Roy Morgan in 2016. This equates to approximately 1 in 10 Australians. Many of the principles behind yoga are along the same lines as those of Osteopathy. As an Osteopath I am seeking to improve flexibility of joints in the body, to open and decompress and relax areas of res...
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