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Get Up Out Of Your Chair!

Get Up Out Of Your Chair!

Research shows that the detrimental health effects of sitting are taking years off the life of the average office worker. It sounds incredible, but sitting for more than 3-hours per day can shorten your life expectancy by 2-years, and it is likely that you don’t even get a say in it. More importantly though, it’s the general health and quality of life which may…

Desk Related Injuries

Desk Related Injuries

Sitting at a desk and operating a computer may seem like a harmless activity. However because the human body was designed for movement, it does not tolerate this immobility and repetitive action for long periods. The most common musculo-skeletal injuries caused by computer/desk work are: Back, neck and shoulder problems Repetitive strain (tendon) Disorders e.g. tennis elbow, de Quervains Tenosinovitis…

A Healthier Life for All: Interview with Triathlete Dan Kelly

Every day at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre we genuinely relate what we are doing to creating a ‘a healthier life for all’. This phrase is a large part of the vision that everyone at our Centre has agreed to work towards achieving each and every day. The phrase ‘a healthier life for all’ is our promise to our community. It is the drive behind our core values: Customer Service Excellence…

Mobile Phone Use Causing Tripping Accidents

Mobile Phone Use Causing Tripping Accidents

Following on from last week’s post featuring the channel 9 news report on ‘text neck’ featuring our centre’s own director Shane Buntman, this week we look another issue where mobile device use is adversely changing our movement and posture. And this problem extends beyond the neck. There are some rather obvious safety issues with mobile phone use when driving and cycling. Now this list has expanded…

Improving Sleep – Part 2

If you are one of the many people who suffers from interrupted sleep or difficulty getting to sleep, then completing a simple sleep diary can be an important first step in overcoming these problems. Dr Brendan O’Loughlin came across this effective and simple Sleep Diary on the NPS Medicinewise website.  “NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation.” Their aim…

Running-Induced Fatigue and Core Endurance

Running-Induced Fatigue and Core Endurance

RECENT ARTICLES WITH DR BRENDAN O’LOUGHLIN KINEMATIC CHANGES DURING RUNNING-INDUCED FATIGUE AND RELATIONS WITH CORE ENDURANCE IN NOVICE RUNNERS This study aimed to investigate kinematic (movement) changes experienced during running-induced fatigue. Further, the study examined relations between kinematic changes and core endurance. The study included 17 participants which isn’t a very large sample group, however it did produce some interesting findings.…

Triathlon Time Trial Series: Part 1 – Differences Between Cycling and Triathlon Time Trials

Bicycle time trailing in Triathlon and Road Cycling are quite distinct. The main difference is that in a triathlon you need to jump off the bike and run after the cycling leg, whilst after a fast road cycling time trial, you should probably be too fatigued to walk, let alone run, afterwards. You can read some other informative posts on running and triathlon warm-up routines on our…