Victoria’s Fittest Postcodes

In this article from The Age, leafy suburbs close to Melbourne have been rated as the fittest in Victoria, as they comprise more residents who exercise than those who don’t.

Using data from Australia’s Health Tracker website, the article includes an interactive chart where you can compare exercise levels in your postcode across Victoria.

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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 is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy…something to do with bones right?”

Well, yes, but there’s also a little more to it. Osteopathy is a manual therapy (hands-on) approach to health care. Osteopaths typically treat over a 30 minute appointment, which is perhaps a little longer than a chiropractor or a physiotherapist. This allows the Osteopath to spend more time examining the patient and to look more broadly at the issue to determine the true cause of the problem. Often the site of the pain isn’t the cause of the pain.

A range of techniques are employed, including varying types of massage, joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques, stretching, cranial techniques, as well as manipulation of spinal and peripheral joints.

If you want to discuss any aspect of Osteopathy with Shane or one of our other practitioners, please feel free to ask a questioncontact us or email us at