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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Injury blog: Student’s elbow

G’day readers, it’s blog o’clock! This month's blog is about a common elbow injury. Ever heard of student’s elbow? “But I’m not a student!” we hear you say. Well you don’t have to be to fall victim to this condition. Students elbow, or ‘Olecranon Bursitis’ is a condition where a small sack of tissue over the tip of your elbow becomes inflamed and swollen. The pointy bit of bon...
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Heavy School Bags Biggest Pain In The Neck

It’s that time of year again. Kids have been back at school a few weeks and parents are starting to see just how heavy their kid’s backpacks are. Half the weight seems to be in the school bag itself, even before it’s loaded up with books and laptops and sports shoes. Whilst being stoic and resilient are all qualities we want to see in our children, injury isn’t one of them...
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Massage Therapy in treating Back Pain

Recently a study of 401 back pain patients demonstrated that massage works as well as the standard treatment for back pain - acetaminophen ornonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The research was headed by epidemiologist Daniel Cherikin, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. The patients in the study had back pain for 3 months or longer ...
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How To Minimise The Negative Impacts Of Sitting

Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. These include neck and back pain, headaches, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. The good news is 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity a day has been shown to counteract the effects of too much sittin...
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