Pilates Classes at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre

Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre has your Pilates needs covered thanks to an expert team working over two convenient Melbourne CBD locations:

  • 140 Bourke Street (between Russell & Exhibition Streets)
  • 546 Collins Street (between King & Spencer Streets)

Our studios are fully equipped with top of the line equipment and offer adjunct services including Osteopathy, Gait Analysis, Exercise Physiology, Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our Pilates Team offer a diverse a range of qualifications under multiple accredited certification programs and each have at least five years teaching experience. Some have been teaching for more than 15-years.

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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: Diet and Osteopathy

A wise man once said: “He who thinks he has no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” It should come as no real surprise that in terms of tissue healing and injury prevention, the role of a healthy diet is pivotal. You may recall that last week’s blog post discussed the role of inflammation on tissue healing and also touched on the topic of food allergies and their relationship to pain. In addition to allergies, the food and drink you put in to your body each day can also have a direct impact on your musculoskeletal system by causing inflammation and delayed tissue healing times.

In your initial consultation at MOSIC you may remember being asked about your diet: How many meals do you eat each day? Do you prepare your own food or eat out? Do you drink coffee or tea? How much water do you drink each day? And so on. While this information may seem irrelevant for a musculoskeletal complaint, as Osteopaths it is a crucial element in helping you recover from you injury and prevent further damage down the track.

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Medical History Explained: Allergies

Melbourne at this time of year is at the height of hay-fever season. Runny noses, itchy eyes and dry throats are all on the rise. It should come as no surprise to hay-fever sufferers that allergies effect the entire body and, more importantly, the body’s ability to heal itself.

In your initial consultation at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre you may remember being asked about allergies, and if you have any food intolerances. At the time, this might have seemed odd, particularly if your visit was regarding neck or back pain or some other musculoskeletal complaint. But there is an important link that deserves explaining.

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Medical History Explained: Workstation Ergonomics

It’s no exaggeration to say that many office workers spend more time sitting at a desk than they do at home these days. With the standard 9 to 5 office hours rapidly becoming extinct, it is not uncommon for workers to sit for up to 15-hours each day. Studies have shown that the average Australian sits 10-hours per day including 7.7-hours at work, and the remainder ploughing through emails, eating or catching up on social media at home. So how are these types of patterns important for your medical history?

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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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Cross Training Explained

Cross Training means using a secondary activity as an adjunct to your primary activity. It is common for sports that include a lot of repetitive actions.

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Benefits of Cross Training

  • Variation from repetitive movements of primary sport.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Improves different fitness components.
  • Improves mobility restrictions caused by primary sport.
  • Enhances performance by doing a sport which targets your weaknesses.

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Overuse Injuries

With Run Melbourne only 3 weeks away, here at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, our team is hard at work keeping people moving in the right direction to meet their goals for this event. Many of the more common complaints rearing their head at this time in a runner’s build are those known as overuse injuries.

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Overuse injuries occur at the musculotendinous junction – the area of muscle where it becomes tendinous and generally attaches to a bone. In most instances, overuse injuries affect tendons and occur when the load from exercise is too great for the body to adapt and repair in time for the next workout. Read more

Dr Shane Buntman Presenting at the 2016 Small Business Festival

For the third year running, Dr Shane Buntman will be presenting at the 2016 Small Business Festival, offering his insights into Building a Successful Small Business.Small Business Festival 2016

This year’s seminar focuses on Building a Strong Team. Join Dr Buntman for this informative presentation that will teach you how to build and retain a strong team, and create robust systems and processes while maintaining focus on the bigger picture. Develop the skills to build your vision into a successful business. 

The seminar will be presented at Donkey Wheel House in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday 17th August at 5.00pm. Bookings can be made directly via the Eventbrite website:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/building-a-successful-small-business-building-a-strong-team-tickets-24766419026

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Money raised from ticket sales will go towards supporting Dwarfism Australia.

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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