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 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 […]

The painful shoulder

The anatomy The shoulder is not simply a ball and socket joint. It is the site where the upper limb attaches to the skeleton via its direct connections to the shoulder blade and collarbone. It is a complicated region comprised of multiple joints including the glenohumeral (ball and socket), acromioclavicular “AC” and the sternoclavicular joints. […]

Debunking 3 Popular Pregnancy Exercise Myths

Pregnancy itself can be rough — you’re tired, your body aches and you’ll likely have morning sickness and nausea at some point. You may wonder why you’d add workouts into the mix, but the easy answer is it can actually help you prepare for labour. When it comes to the fitness aspect of pregnancy, there are […]

Women’s Health and Osteopathy

Every time you visit your osteopath, especially during your first treatment, we ask a LOT of questions. The answers to these questions enable us to formulate a Diagnosis. Additionally these questions alert us to risk factors for different health conditions. When a woman enters out treatment room we need to consider the below (along with […]

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

Dry needling and acupuncture are often confused. While the same needles are used in both therapies, the approach and philosophy behind the therapies differ. Acupuncture falls within the scope of traditional Chinese medicine and involves inserting needles at acupuncture points which are often found along meridian lines. The specific acupuncture points relate to different regions […]