Why it’s important to get your sprained ankle checked!

The sprained ankle is the most common type of athletic injury, with research suggesting that ankle sprains account for 15-30% of all sports injuries, it is also the most frequently re-injured. Although it is a widespread sporting injury, it regularly occurs during every day activities. Without proper treatment for an ankle sprain, there can be […]

Water: Why you need it and how you can drink more!

Water. Humans are made up of roughly 60% of the stuff. It’s integral to life and so many functions in the human body. Yet, somehow, so many of us struggle with drinking enough. While the eight-glasses-a-day recommendation has been debunked in recent times – as your need for water can change depending on your sex, […]

Period Pain and Osteopathy

Period pain can be as simple as mild ache for a few hours in the lower abdomen, or as crippling as agonising spasms combined with back and buttock pain. Women are sometimes told that “It’s just period pain” and not to worry about it, but if your pains are particularly severe you should always follow […]

World Spine Day!

World Spine Day – Raising awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to shine light on spinal disorders and encourage you to take steps to better health. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of physical […]

How mindful are you? Here are 3 of the best mindfulness apps!

With today’s modern lifestyle packed with countless social media, family responsibilities and work deadlines, it’s no wonder that many of us are left feeling stressed out, tired, emotionally exhausted and anxious. Lucky that many apps can be used as your own little piece of time out. Here are my three top picks to try today. […]

What’s so great about exercise?

Everyone knows that exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, but what is it that makes exercising so great? Endorphins get released when you exercise. These molecules of happiness help counteract feelings of stress and can make you feel high, and may be responsible for a large number of the benefits of exercise. You’ll […]

Can Osteopathy help with whiplash?

Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of head and neck injuries resulting from an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the neck and other spinal areas. However, sometimes they result in no injury or pain at all. […]

Dynamic VS Static Stretching.

Stretching is an important component of physical fitness and without it, your joints can stiffen and your risk of injury increases. The American Council on Exercise recommends that a fitness program include 30 minutes of stretching three times a week and stretching every day is recommended if you have lost flexibility. That not inclusive of […]

Websites for the Health Conscious

Here is a lit of websites that are a great resource for all those with health queries or an interest in their overall health.   The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne VIC https://www.thewomens.org.au/ This website has numerous fact sheets and is a great resource for Women’s health and pregnancy related questions Better health Channel, Victorian Government […]

Asthma and constipation…what do they have in common?

When trying to breathe, asthmatics develop a natural tendency to roll their shoulders forward, take shorter, shallower breaths, and use their upper ribs to breathe. The upper ribs are really only meant to be used in times of dire need, such as after finishing a marathon. However, when this becomes a habit, such as in […]