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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Osteo Arthritis: aging and your body

Hello readers and welcome to October’s blog post! This month we are turning our focus to the elderly - an ever-growing population. Did you know that there are approximately 700 million people in the world aged 60 and over? And did you know that it is estimated that by 2050, there will be around 2 billion people on the planet that fall into this age bracket? That’s just over 30...
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Vertigo: Dizziness

By Yasmin Sparavec, Osteopath Vertigo is a cluster of symptoms (which include dizziness) rather than a medical condition, and research shows that nearly 40% of all people over the age of 40 will experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime. Our ability to stay balanced is maintained by several systems within the body, that all feedback to the brain: The propriocept...
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Disc Pathology

So, what exactly is a disc? A disc is a softer piece of cartilage (a very short cylindrical shape) that sits between each vertebra (spine bone) in your body. That’s right, they go right the way from your low back to the top of your neck. Their job is mainly to shock absorb all those strong forces that go through your body as you go about your day to day life, but they also ...
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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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