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Low back pain & your pelvis

Your pelvis has several components – the Ilium, the Ischium, the Pubic bone and the sacrum. As you can see in the diagram opposite, these are all connected. In Osteopathic terms, the Ilium, Ischium & pubis bones after they fuse are referred to as the ‘Innominates’. The left and right innominates, therefore,

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Your Shoulders and Pain

The shoulder joint is classified as a ‘Ball & Socket’ joint which is the same classification as the hip joint, but with one distinct difference. The hip joint consists of a bony ball (the head of the femur) and a bony socket (the Acetabulum of the pelvis). The shoulder on

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What causes headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints in Australia with more than 15% of people taking medication to relieve related symptoms at any one time. Headaches can affect anyone but are most commonly reported in individuals aged between 25 and 44 years old. (Source – www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au) There are

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Why do we give you Corrective Exercises?

Have you ever been asked by your treating therapist to do a particular stretch or exercise after your session as a “do-at-home” activity? One of the first questions I will ask a new client when they tell me that they have seen a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Exercise Physiologist is, “Did

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The Power of Touch

Touch is such a powerful sensation that human beings are gifted with. It is an integral part of our motor-sensory system and gives us tactile information about the world around us. Whether it’s our environment, initiated by loved ones or via physical therapies – touch has the ability to drastically

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What is a Remedial Massage

After more than 30 years in the Allied Health sector I still get asked “Can I have a Remedial Massage?” When I enquire as to what the issue is, the most common reply is “Oh, nothing. I just want a remedial massage.” According to Oxford English Dictionary the definition of the

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Why should I stretch?

Since COVID-19 still has many people working from home, it’s especially important to maintain a healthy posture while sitting at your home office or your kitchen table! One way to help prevent an aching back or neck is to take some regular breaks to simply stretch and these need only

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Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow

These conditions cause pain around the elbow area that can be an annoying and debilitating injury to manage. Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis – creates pain on the outside of your elbow and is an inflammatory response to the overuse of muscles and tendons in your forearm that extend your

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What does “Referred Pain” mean?

Referred pain is pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful stimulus/ origin. It is the result of a network of interconnecting sensory nerves, that supplies many different tissues. (Ref: www.physio-pedia.com/Referred_Pain) There are many theories as to why this occurs, but the important thing as a clinician

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Knee Pain

Most of us have experienced knee pain to some degree, be it small twinges or chronic aches, and knee pain can be triggered by many different causes such as: Impact injuries to the knee joint itself in falls, collisions or other accidents Problems with your feet and ankle joints A

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Shin Splints

Shin splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) are a very common injury in those who are regular runners, ballet dancers, basketball players or those who may have recently increased their training regime, added hills or even changed to new or different footwear. The signs and symptoms of shin splints include pain

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Rigid Tape V’s Kinesio Tape

I am often asked what the difference between Rigid Strapping tape and Kinesiology Tape is, and which you should use depending on need. As a general rule of thumb, rigid strapping tape is used to give support to a joint and this is what you generally see on athletes involved in

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ITB Pain

If you are a runner and you have experienced pain around the outside of your knee, chances are you were told by an expert “you must stretch your ITB!” Why? . . . . The ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band) is a very strong length of connective tissue that is designed to stabilise the lateral

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RICER, MICE or PRICE?

RICE, MICE or PRICE? Whenever we see a sports injury in the clinic we always ask if they used ice in the initial stages of the management of the injury. Often the reply is “I’m not sure whether to use ice or heat”? There has been ongoing research and discussions

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Remedial Massage Therapy

A Remedial Massage is targeted at resolving a problem that is associated with pain or dysfunction, hence the term Remedial. This may be due to an injury, over training, bad posture or as part of an ongoing maintenance programme. This type of therapy may also include many other techniques such as

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