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Explaining pain

Explaining pain

By Dr Julia Adams (Osteopath)  | Have you ever experienced pain? I’m guessing the answer is YES. Some people only experience pain infrequently, like when they stub their toe on something and immediately jump back, wincing. For others, pain is a constant, unrelenting, frustration that has a really huge impact on their life.  In the last few years, a lot…

Why does my back hurt while washing the dishes?

Why does my back hurt while washing the dishes?

By Dr Brendan O’Loughlin (Osteopath)  | ‘Dishwasher’s back pain’ is very common and thankfully there are some simple ways to alleviate it. What causes the pain? When hand washing dishes in the sink, we almost always have to reach down a little – we can’t usually stand upright. This creates a shallow bend in our spine.  Ideally, we would do…

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…