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 […]
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 […]
Martial Arts and Osteopathy
When we exercise, we’re doing our body a favour – from weight management, stress relief and better sleep, to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. But there are some unwanted side effects as well that need to be managed. Martial artists in particular can take a literal beating when they work out, […]
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The sacroiliac joint is located in the lower part of the back and joins the tail bone (sacrum) to one of the pelvic bones (ilium). There are two sacroiliac joints- one on either side of the spine. These joints act to transfer weight from the spine to the pelvis and allow for a small amount […]
What is patellofemoral syndrome and how can Osteopaths help?
What is patellofemoral syndrome? This syndrome, also known as ‘runner’s knee’ or ‘cyclist’s knee’ is an umbrella term to describe knee pain located to any side of the knee cap (patellar), in the absence of other pathologies. PFS is often considered an overuse injury whereby the pain develops gradually without swelling, is aggravated by activity […]