Golf and Osteopathy

Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 hole round amounting to 6-8 km of walking, requiring over 8,000-12,000 steps and […]

21 Creative Ways to Take More Steps

What does the number 10,000 signify to you? If you said “I’m nowhere near my step count”, read on. Actually, 10,000 steps is really an arbitrary number and depends on many factors. That being said, wellness experts (such as the Mayo Clinic) recommend that healthy and able-bodied people rack up around 10,000 steps per day, […]

DOMS – What is it, what causes it & how to treat it.

DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is muscle pain resulting from micro-trauma to muscles caused by unfamiliar or excessive exercise. Microtrauma (myofribril tears) resulting from exercise cause an inflammatory response, resulting in changes in the intramuscular fluid. DOMS generally occurs with an increase in eccentric exercise such as running longer distances, downhill & plyometric exercises. It […]

How to build strength safely to avoid injury

I regularly get asked questions about the gym, whether they be about which exercises to do for certain injuries, getting back into exercise after time off or even starting right from scratch. A common theme among my answers is to start small and build up in barely noticeable increments to avoid injury. Muscles take time […]

How your Osteopath help with sports injuries

The body feels the repercussions from Sports at any level, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to need Sports Osteopathy. Athletes and individuals who play sports regularly are more prone to develop sports injuries. Some of the common sports injuries are tennis elbow, ankle sprain, strain, fractures, herniated disc, knee injuries, Achilles tendonitis, […]

How your Osteopath can help with hip bursitis

Do you suffer from hip pain? You may have trochanteric bursitis. This condition is inflammation of the fluid filled sac located on the posterior prominence of the femur where it connects to the pelvis. While this is an inflammatory condition, swelling at the hip is not usually noticeable. Symptoms of trochanteric bursitis Symptoms of trochanteric […]

Healthy Food Swaps

  Osteo Drew has had a good winter and has tried to get back to shape over the summer by pounding the pavement. But it’s finding the balance of inputs and outputs which is the key, and making a few better choices can help. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing […]

The Last One Sitting

Many friends and clients have been asking recently about the deal with standing desks. Every couple of weeks more and more people are starting to stand around their offices creating towers around them are left to feel like the last ones still sitting. Sitting has been declared the new smoking. The evidence is overwhelmingly demonstrating […]

Ergonomic backpacks; Is your bag causing you pain?

This time of year parents, children and university students alike are diverting to a more orthopaedic approach when it comes to the use of backpacks. However, little is known about the appropriate recommendations in place when it comes to ‘the right bag’ as a heavy backpack or the wrong size could increase the risk of […]

Pregnancy and Pelvic Girdle Pain & Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

Many women when pregnant and possibly afert pregnancy, suffer from Pelvic Girldle Pain (PGP) or Pelvic Instability (PI) and Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (PSD). Pelvic Girdle Pain simply means pain in the pelvic region or pelvis. This doesn’t include the hips or Low back, however it’s not unusual to sometimes feel pain in these areas as […]