MOSIC in the media for Osteopathy Awareness Week 2018

MOSIC has featured in the news several times this week as part of Osteopathy Awareness Week (15–21 April). Our director, Dr Shane Buntman, appeared as a guest on a live Sky News interview last Sunday.

And in this article from The Age on Monday, a longtime MOSIC client credits Osteopathy with getting his back pain under control after surgery on a ruptured disc. You can read the full article here:

The one thing you’re forgetting in your workout

Do you have any stories about how Osteopathy has helped you overcome injury or achieve your goals? We’d love to find out. Please feel free to send us an email or contact us on social media with your stories.

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Osteopathy Awareness Week helps the community by sharing stories about how Osteopathy can assist people in overcoming injuries and achieving their health and wellbeing goals.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you achieve yours, then please feel free to ask a question or contact us on:

Treating bursitis

Bursitis is the inflammation of the small sacs of synovial fluid that help muscles and tendons slide easily across bone. It can occur in various parts of the body, most commonly the shoulder, knee & hip.

Did you know that Osteopaths are trained to treat all kinds of mechanical issues that cause bursitis? Combined with Pilates and/or other exercise classes, Osteopathy offers a great longer term solution to the underlying biomechanical issues. Rather than simply treating the symptoms with steroid injections, a targeted approach like this can have a much longer-lasting effect.

You can find out more about bursitis here.


Dr Jeff Harris is an experienced Osteopath with a keen interest in lower limb injuries and gait analysis. If you would like to speak to Jeff or one of our other practitioners about bursitis or any other issue, please feel free to ask a questioncontact us or email us at:

info@melbourneosteopathycentre.com.au

Osteopathy Awareness Week

Did you know that April 16–22 this year was Osteopathy Awareness Week? If you’ve made your way to this blog, then chances are you’re already aware of what Osteopathy is, however many people aren’t, with the practice being still relatively young – in Australia, at least.

Many people imagine that Osteopaths simply crack sore backs, but as you already know, they offer a lot more than this. The industry body, Osteopathy Australia, organises this annual campaign aimed at ‘encouraging the nation to investigate better ways to prevent and manage their pain’.

The campaign generated a fantastic response from the media, with extensive nationwide promotion through radio, online, print media and television, including our own Dr Shane Buntman, who was featured on Channel Ten News last month.

Dr Shane Buntman on Ten News

Ten Eyewitness News – 15/04/2017 from Osteopathy Australia on Vimeo.

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What does an Osteopath Actually Do?

As an Osteopath, a question I come across on a daily basis is “What does an Osteopath actually do?” or perhaps “What is the difference between an Osteopath, a Physiotherapist, and a Chiropractor?”

People commonly believe that an Osteopath is half way between a Physio and a Chiro. Although it is true that Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, the real differences between the three modalities lie in their philosophical approach to healthcare.

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Medical History Explained: Why do your previous injuries matter?

Remember that old childhood song?

“The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone, the hip bone’s connected to the back bone…”

Well when it comes to Osteopathy and the way we think about your body, the old skeleton song could not be more relevant.

During an Initial Osteopathy Consultation, we always start by asking about your previous injuries. The reason is that we are trying to create a timeline of events that may have led to your presenting complaint. For example, most of us remember having rolled an ankle at some point – but do you remember limping around the office for half a week until the pain settled down? It’s most likely that you didn’t think anything about what this might lead to down the track. Perhaps try limping around the office now to get an idea of what the rest of your body will do to compensate for a common injury like this.

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How Osteopathy Can Help Your Golf Swing

Golf is a perennial source of frustration (and occasional joy) for those who play it. The constant yearning for increased power and greater accuracy leads players to try numerous technical drills and form alterations, constantly striving to find that ever-elusive consistent swing. These drills and form tweaks very often garner success, and a good swing coach is imperative to improving performance.

At times however, we need to step back and assess whether the changes we are trying to make to our swing are really getting to the root cause of our poor shots, or if we are trying to make our body do something it simply doesn’t want to, or can’t do.

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Pilates Achieves Real Results For Knee Injury

I am a 58 year old male who has always enjoyed outdoor activities. Having competed in Triathlons since 2006, I stepped up in the 2012/13 Gatorade Series to be in the top 10 in my Age Group. I joined Tri-Alliance and started to get into some serious training in late 2013.

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Then disaster struck on a training run around the Tan in July 2014 where I tripped and tore the meniscus in my right knee. After a period of 3 months and a visit to an Orthopaedic Surgeon the verdict was “you need to give up running” as you have severe osteoarthritis, as well as a torn meniscus and you will probably need a knee replacement in the long term.

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What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

Dry Needling does not sound like a very inviting treatment and personally I think this very effective technique should be renamed because nobody wants to be poked and prodded with a dry needle!  However, the benefits of dry needling are manifold and once you have experienced positive results, it is easy to overcome the intimidating insinuations present in the name.

So let’s talk about the how dry needling works and some of its benefits….

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What’s the difference between an Osteopath and Chiropractor?

From the Osteopathy Australia website:

“Osteopaths treat more than you think and focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Many structural problems in the body may affect proper mobility or function and can lead to other problems.”

Here are the key differences between an Osteopath and Chiropractor (this is not an exhaustive list for all practitioners)

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