Injury blog: Muscle strain

Have you ever gone to reach your leg out for a ball just that little bit too far, or tried to suddenly sprint off from a standing still position and felt a painful tug, pull or tearing sensation in your leg? If you have, there is every chance you have been the recipient of a strained muscle. Muscle strains (aka ‘tears’) are up there as one of the most common conditions we t...
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Why osteopathy?

We regularly get asked the question, “Why osteopathy?”. Why not go to see a physio or a massage therapist? The most important thing to point out here is that we will not be spending this blog trying to talk down other therapies, but rather explain osteopathy. There are many different therapies out there, and there are some highly skilled therapists within each profession. It co...
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Gait – walking you through it

Walking would appear to anyone as being a simple action carried out by many people, every second of every day across the globe. For the average Joe, walking is simple. We learn to walk from a very young age, and then we don’t really have to think about doing it after that… Until something goes wrong with the body. Read on to find out more about the wonderful phenomena that gets...
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In response to COVID-19

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 2021: In consideration of the new NSW Government restrictions, Healthwise will remain open from Monday 28th June 2021. As Osteopaths and Chiropractors are allied health practitioners they are categorized as an essential service. We will continue to uphold our vigilant clinical and sanitation standards and all COVID-19 safety protocols will be adhered to. ...
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Eat. Rest. Digest. Repeat.

Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of your body? We regularly talk about muscles, bones and joints, but this month we switch focus to our digestive system. Without this system working properly, the rest of the body can really struggle… which is why us osteos like to keep a close eye on it.   What is the digestive system and what does it do? The di...
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Injury blog: Spondylolisthesis

Hello readers! Our blog this month focuses on a spinal condition that in the sports world most commonly affects cricketers and gymnasts, but in reality, can affect anyone! The condition is known as spondylolisthesis (pronounced ‘spon-di-lo-lice-thee-sis’) and most commonly affects the lowest segments of the lower spine region. What is spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis ...
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Injury blog: Lateral ankle sprain (rolled ankle)

How many of us have rolled our ankle and damaged a ligament at some point in our life?! The answer is many of us. Approximately 2 million ankle ‘sprains’ (the word used to describe a ligament that has been over-stretched or torn) occur in the US every year alone, which gives you an idea of how many happen worldwide! Whilst many of these sprains occur in the sporting world, ...
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A pain in the… knee

Knee pain in the middle to late decades of life is a common complaint amongst patients presenting to osteopathic clinics across the globe. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of knee pain in this age group of people. Research suggests approximately 654 million people aged 40 years and over were living with knee OA in 2020 around the world. This comes at an incredible cost to ...
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Injury blog: Plantar fasciopathy

It’s morning, and the alarm clock has just told you it’s time to get out of bed. Another few minutes won’t hurt. You check your emails, social media sites, and you even ring your mum to see how the dog slept last night… basically anything to delay putting your feet on the ground and taking those first steps to get the day started. And it’s because of this pain you’ve been getti...
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Injury blog: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Hello readers! This month we switch focus to the wrist and hand, and to a condition known as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (pronounced ‘tee-no-si-no-vi-tis’). This condition affects some of the tendons of muscles that help control thumb movement. It can cause considerable pain and disability in the process. Anatomy If you lie your hand flat on a table and spread your fi...
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