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Why does my back hurt during pregnancy?

Why does my back hurt during pregnancy?

By Dr Tara Neyland (Osteopath)  | Pregnancy is an incredible process, as the body physically adapts to grow new life. Understandably it can feel like a struggle and there are a host of aches and pains that go along with most pregnancies. The spine is particularly sensitive to the changes that occur during the 9 months of pregnancy. There are…

5 Healthy habits for getting back to the office

5 Healthy habits for getting back to the office

By Dr Jake Martin (Osteopath)  | If Melbourne’s difficult 3-month lockdown has taught us anything, it is that our individual health is not something to be taken for granted.  As we all start planning our return to the office, let’s make use of this lesson and implement some healthy habits that will help support our bodies to feel fit and…

Dry needling versus acupuncture

Dry needling versus acupuncture

By Dr Adam Olarenshaw (Osteopath)  | As an Osteopath, one of the most common questions I get asked is: ‘What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?’ Although both therapies involve the insertion of thin, stainless steel needles into the soft tissues, the differences lie in the theory and clinical reasoning behind the needle placement.  How does dry needling…

Tendon health, strength and training

Tendon health, strength and training

By Dr Brendan O’Loughlin (Osteopath)  | What is a tendon? Tendons are simply the ends of a muscle that attach to bone. When a muscle contracts it uses the tendon to pull on the bone in order to produce movement.  A simple way to visualise this is to picture yourself hopping: you’ve taken off from the ground and are on…

Headache treatment and prevention

Headache treatment and prevention

By Dr Julia Adams (Osteopath)  | Headaches are one of the most common central nervous system disorders. Approximately 50% of adults experience at least one headache each year and 1 in 20 adults experience headaches daily (WHO, 2007 & 2014). There are many things we can do to manage and treat headaches.  Techniques to help self-manage headaches Hydration – Keeping…

Setting up a daily exercise routine

Setting up a daily exercise routine

By Dr Jessica Fetterplace (Osteopath & Exercise Physiologist)  | We all know that exercise is healthy, however, when our normal routines get interrupted, exercise can easily be overlooked. With COVID-19 restrictions closing gyms, fitness centres and other sporting facilities, we have all had to get a bit creative and self motivated when it comes to exercise. Even as an exercise…

Why do muscles get tight?

Why do muscles get tight?

By Cassie Robertson (Remedial Massage Therapist) | Everyone has experienced it and we’d prefer it didn’t happen, but just why do muscles get sore, tight or tense? To better understand muscle soreness, tightness and tension, let’s consider what some of the triggers are. Dehydration “Be sure to drink plenty of water.” You probably hear this after almost every Osteopathy or…