MoveBaby Natural Movement Workshop

As babies, our first movement is from the ground up. We roll, we crawl, we kneel, we squat, we learn to move…then we stand up, grow up, and forget.

MoveBaby is about going right back to the start and developing mobility, balance, coordination and strength through our most primal movement patterns. This workshop is an exploration of natural movement taken right back to where it all began. It’s a space to reconnect with your body, to re-learn how to move the way your body was designed to move.

Designed to teach skills and develop an experiential knowledge of the body in movement, this workshop is for anyone wanting a more intelligent and joyful experience of physical activity.

When: Saturday 4 October 2014, 1-3PM
Cost: $60
Where: The Yoga Lab, 494 Lygon St, Brunswick

Please contact Marcelle at:
Phone: 0400 373 710

Identifying and Treating Sports Injuries – Lessons Learnt

I write this article in the hope of providing some insight into how and why overtraining can occur, and how to identify this early on to ensure you are not injured for a prolonged period.

I will commence this post with 3 questions:

  1. Have you had an injury that’s hindered your training/racing?
  2. If so, do you know how and why the injury occurred?
  3. Thirdly and most importantly, do you now know how to avoid this type of injury reoccurring in the future?


If you answered no to question 1 then you are extremely fortunate and questions 2 and 3 are irrelevant. If you answered yes to question 1, but no to either 2 or 3 then this is definitely a concern.

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Postnatal Pilates

For any new mum’s out there, here is a great article about the benefits that Postnatal Pilates can offer. Written by experienced Pilates Teacher, Lesly Levy, it provides a good summary of what you can hope to get out of this type of carefully prescribed exercise.

Back to Balance – Get in Shape With Postnatal Pilates

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, we offer Postnatal Pilates and find that it provides some incredibly powerful benefits for new mothers.

If you are interested in discussing Postnatal Pilates with one of our experienced instructors then please feel free to ask a questioncontact us or send us an email at:

5 Tips For Faster Swimming

Many swimmers I see simply jump in the pool and slog it out lap after lap with no real purpose or direction to their training. In order to continue improving you need to have a strategy in place that addresses your weaknesses and/or problems with your technique. Here are my 5 tips on how to swim faster.

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Triathlon Time Trial Series: Part 2 – Interview With Triathlon Coach Ryan Bourke

In Part 2 of this series focusing on the bike Time Trial leg of  Triathlon we are presenting an interview with Ryan Bourke, a 27 year old rising star in domestic triathlon, marketing manager at Tri Alliance, high performance triathlon coach, and all round good guy. Ryan will provide some insight into what it takes to be one of the top riding age-group and open-category triathletes in Australia.

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How To Treat AFL Injuries

How can Osteopathy help your Football?

AFL players can be subjected to a wide variety of injuries. Osteopathy can play a major role in the management of such injuries and help get the athlete back to play as soon as possible. Techniques such as soft tissue treatment, joint articulation and manipulation can all be used to good effect to help treat these injuries.

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Is Osteopathy Painful?

This is an excellent question that is often asked by new clients. Once you have experienced Osteopathic treatment this question is better understood.

The short answer to the question is that it can be painful but to fully understand this question you must understand the proper healing mechanism of the body, called inflammation (repair and healing). The aim of Osteopathic manual treatment is to reduce pain and improve function of the body by decreasing tensions and restrictions in your muscles, joints and organs.

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What’s the difference between an Osteopath and Chiropractor?

From the Osteopathy Australia website:

“Osteopaths treat more than you think and focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Many structural problems in the body may affect proper mobility or function and can lead to other problems.”

Here are the key differences between an Osteopath and Chiropractor (this is not an exhaustive list for all practitioners)

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What does an Osteopath do?

Osteopathy is a unique system of diagnosis and treatment which lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum amount of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.

An Osteopath uses many of the diagnostic procedures of conventional medical assessments and diagnosis. The main strength of osteopathic practice lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

As part of the ‘whole person’ approach to health, Osteopaths may use appropriate exercise programs, diet and nutrition advice, as well as postural and lifestyle changes to maximise your recovery, treatment and management.

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