Quick workouts for Christmas

Christmas time is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing… Life is about to reach a whole new level of hectic! Between work Christmas parties, food and present shopping, catching up with relatives and friends (COVID permitting of course!), wrapping, cooking, eating, drinking… all whilst trying to maintain some level of sanity, there isn’t much room for anything...
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Osteoporosis: Myths and facts

It’s no secret that as we get older, concerns about health start to grow for many. Chronic disease statistics within the global population increase with age. By the age of 75, there is a 60% chance of having developed two or more chronic conditions. By 85 this increases to a 75% chance. Some of the common conditions people associate with getting old are osteoarthritis, type 2 d...
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Osteopathy Myth-Buster

As osteopaths, part of our job is to promote osteopathy to the masses. We do a lot of this by word of mouth, and we rely on our patients to also spread the word after they’ve received a successful treatment here at Healthwise. We and other osteopathic clinics also make use of the internet to help market and advertise our services. Despite all of our efforts, common misconceptio...
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Flat footed? Read on…

Have you ever been told you have flat feet? Or have you noticed that the arches in your feet are not quite the same as others? Although we are all a part of the same species, many of us have variations in our anatomy that make us unique. Look at a crowd of people and you’ll notice many different shapes and sizes. Our feet are the same. Some people have very developed arches in ...
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Injury blog: Winging of the shoulder blades

Hey everyone! We hope you are keeping well. We’re carrying on with life as close to normal as possible, so here is your monthly reading material. Perfect time for a tea or coffee we say! This month we’re taking a close look at the shoulder, specifically a condition that affects the shoulder blade. Do you have, or have you ever seen someone whose shoulder blades stick out on the...
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Vertigo: symptoms and treatment

Welcome back readers! This month we are switching focus to the head, and specifically a condi-tion which causes a person to feel dizzy. We welcome you to the world of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In simple terms, a non-serious sudden attack of dizziness brought on by a change in head position. What is vertigo? Vertigo is a type of dizziness where a person ...
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Should I see an osteo if I have headaches?

Hello readers! It’s a new month which can mean only one thing… It’s time for a cuppa and a sit down so you can read our new blog. This month’s blog topic is one that millions of Australians (and billions around the world) can relate to. Have you ever had a headache? We’d be surprised if you said no, because a headache is one of the most common symptoms experienced by our speci...
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Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis describes a lateral curve of the spin, including some vertebral rotation. Although most curves are small, some can be progressive and lead to spinal and postural deformities and sometimes pain in later life. What causes Scoliosis? There are genetic risk factors for scoliosis, but there are no confirmed causes of scoliosis development. Poor...
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Active Back Care

LIFTING AND MOVING Lifting and moving objects are common causes of pain and injury to your body. The lower back is most often put at risk, but your neck and shoulders can also be injured. You can protect yourself against injury by planning how to tackle the task. When lifting an object, try to reduce the: Need to lift below knee height or above shoulder height Distanc...
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Wellness Industry Has Us On Our Knees

At a time when Australians, especially older Australians, are under financial pressure, helping them and the government cut unnecessary health cost is especially important. So it is depressing that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners had felt moved to issue a warning about the waste of public and private money on a range of useless treatments for the scou...
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