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Category Archives : Osteopathic

Exercise

What is exercise and what does it mean? Exercise is anything that gets you moving and active. It includes formal exercise such as a gym class, lifting weights or going for a jog. Exercise also occurs in everyday activities (known as incidental exercise) such as vacuuming, taking the stairs instead of the lift and walking […]

Keep Kids Exercising

Exercise may reduce the chances of obesity, which is becoming more common in children. It may also reduce the risk of diabetes, a disease that can be associated with a lack of exercise and poor eating habits. Exercise also helps children build social skills and provides them with a general sense of well-being. Sports participation […]

Sports Massage

Whatever your activity, our experienced Massage Therapists are adept at identifying and treating issues specific to your sport. Sports Massage reduces the risk of injury, alleviates soreness after training, decreases recovery time, helps prepare athletes for events, and helps to identify restriction or dysfunction before it becomes a serious issue and interrupts your training routine […]

Reducing the Effects of Arthritis

As the specific causes of the different types of arthritis remains unclear, it is difficult to say what may assist in the prevention of the development of arthritis. However, listed below are a few steps which may be beneficial in reducing the effects of arthritis. Maintain appropriate weight. Excess bodyweight increases the stress on joints, especially […]

Winter Sports

Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period. Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous sports are more comfortably played in winter. Did you know that there […]

The Importance of Prehabilitation

Participation in athletic activities of all kinds, at all ages, is at an all-time high.  Accordingly, sports injuries are also on the rise.  However, many injuries can be avoided. To help prevent injuries, Osteopaths have begun to employ what they call “Prehabilitation” strategies. Prehabilitation is essentially preventive training to stop the problem before it happens. […]

Sports Injuries

A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures; muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons or bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged limb that results. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres will tear if the muscle is overstretched beyond […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, are […]

Technology & Children

Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. As a result of this increased usage, Osteopaths are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy computing behaviours, which can...

Groin Strain

A groin strain is a relatively common condition characterized by tearing of some or all of the groin muscles. The muscles at the inner aspect of your thigh are known as the adductor muscles (groin). These muscles originate from the pelvis and insert into the inner aspect of the thigh and lower leg bones.   […]