Osteopathy

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…

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…

Home office setup in 4 easy steps

With a lot of office workers now being urged to work from home, it is important to setup a healthy workstation. Here are some simple tips for creating a healthy home-office environment: Dedicated workspace Set your angles Office dress, office mentality Variation and mobility Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre is now offering Telehealth online video conferencing consultations for clients unable…

The sub-2 hour marathon

The sub-2 hour marathon

In 1954 Sir Roger Bannister became the first person to run under 4 minutes for the mile, a feat previously thought impossible. Once again, the impossible is looking vulnerable with the sub-2 hour marathon now being challenged. During an 8 day window spanning 12–20 October this year, Vienna will host the second attempt by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge to become the first…

Surgery or physical therapy?

Surgery or physical therapy?

Orthopaedic surgeon Victor van de Graaf speaks with Health Report host Dr Norman Swan about the choice between surgery and physical therapy for meniscal tears. Surprisingly, the health outcomes for both options are similar. Health Report host Dr Norman Swan about the choice between surgery and physical therapy for meniscal tears. Surprisingly, the health outcomes for both options are similar. If…