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Lifting Technique

Posted on 24th May, 2017 - Comments
  • Are you a labourer lifting heavy tools?
  • Are you a carrying your child or grandchild?
  • Are you packing boxes and moving house – or even moving pots around in the garden?

It doesn’t matter what you’re lifting, we just want to make sure you’re doing it safely!

Unfortunately Osteopaths have a lot of patients coming in saying they hurt themselves from lifting. 

Did you know that Osteopathic treatment looks at the whole body – not just the area of pain!

Posted on 19th May, 2017 - Comments

Osteopaths work on the foundation that our body works as a functional and dynamic unit. This drives our approach and hands on treatment to treat globally and holistically - to make change to your whole body, not just the isolated, painful region.  This is to assist the self-healing and regulation mechanism each of us possesses, so the body can in turn heal itself. 

Imaging and Diagnosis: Your Osteopath Visit

Posted on 9th May, 2017 - Comments

Your reason for visiting an Osteopath is most likely for pain relief. It can also be for learning and understanding what your diagnosis is and what is causing you pain or dysfunction. With knowledge comes power, and you can use this knowledge to better manage your pain. 

Fish Oil – Do I really need it?

Posted on 3rd February, 2017 - Comments

As Osteopaths, we often see patients who tell us that they don’t take pain killers. This could be from allergies, interactions with other medications or their own personal beliefs. Although we believe that pain relief always has a time and place, it’s beneficial to have alternative options. These options often come in the form of supplements. One of the most commonly known supplements that most have seen in their medicine cabinet is fish oil.  

Walking – Why It's so Good for us and Where to Explore

Posted on 20th October, 2016 - Comments

When considering exercises that are good for us, there are so many options; for general health, muscle and joint health and for rehabilitation…… As well as recommendations and talk of pilates, yoga, swimming, cycling, and even personal training, it can be hard to know where to start!

Body systems

Posted on 15th September, 2016 - Comments

Did you know that Osteopath’s treat more than just your muscles and joints? Osteopath’s not only look at the musculoskeletal system, but also treat through the other body systems to help create optimal health!

Benefits of Osteopathy, Pilates and Movement!

Posted on 3rd August, 2016 - Comments

As an Osteopath and Pilates instructor I’m always asked about what I do, and why - both on the treatment table and then in the Pilates studio. And what my approach to treatment and rehabilitation is.  This is a great question to answer!!!

Running Tips!

Posted on 12th July, 2016 - Comments

Are you training for a marathon or running event?

We want to be part of your team to make sure you make it to the finish line -  injury free!

Before you start pounding the pavement, we want you to be aware of ways to prevent or manage common running injuries. Training towards your big event might take months. This is a marathon, not a sprint!

Dry Needling…and how is it different to Acupuncture???

Posted on 9th June, 2016 - Comments

Dry needling can be used as a treatment modality by our Osteopaths to help treat muscle pain, trigger points, spasm and tightness. It is described as “dry needling” because no fluid is being injected or removed. In fact, the needles required for this technique can be as thin as a human hair. 

Inflammation – what is it? And how we can help it naturally through Food?

Posted on 17th May, 2016 - Comments

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to a stimulus that is causing a response to injury, infection or stresses and strains.

An ageing population with ageing backs

Posted on 18th April, 2016 - Comments

As a very busy society, from working, looking after family and kids, exercising, socializing and being generally busy, we are often under some sort of strain in our body. This can manifest in back pain, whether it be in the older or younger population.

Osteopathy Treatment and the Older Population

Posted on 14th April, 2016 - Comments

For many older individuals, the belief is that the effects of aging and associated symptoms is an inevitable part of life and the pain and restriction that can result from this is untreatable and often the premise is that you just have “live with it”.  

Health Benefits of Swimming!

Posted on 4th March, 2016 - Comments

Why Osteopaths at St Kilda Osteopathy recommend swimming…

A Pain in the Back!

Posted on 25th February, 2016 - Comments

Most people are affected at least once in their lives by lower back pain. This can be anything from niggles, to something that’s preventing you from doing what you like or need to do. 

Tips for using HEAT or ICE for pain – what works best for you!?!

Posted on 11th February, 2016 - Comments

One of the most common questions we are asked as Osteopaths is "Should I use Heat or Ice for my pain?"

OUCH! Why do I keep rolling my ankle?

Posted on 19th January, 2016 - Comments

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries. The most prevalent of these are sprains to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. 

What Pillow Should I Use?

Posted on 4th January, 2016 - Comments

Are you getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night, but still waking up sore and tired? Perhaps you should have a look at your pillow….!

Osteopathy and Arthritis

Posted on 8th December, 2015 - Comments

Osteopathy is a form of hands on therapy that primarily treats the musculoskeletal (muscular and skeletal) systems of the body. Osteopaths have a detailed and in depth understanding of how the body moves and functions as a whole unit.

Did You Know that Osteopaths help Ease Discomfort and Pain during Pregnancy?

Posted on 24th November, 2015 - Comments

Osteopathy is a gentle way to help the body to adapt to postural and muscular changes throughout pregnancy.

Sciatica

Sciatica and How Osteopathy can help

Posted on 10th November, 2015 - Comments

As osteopaths, we often have patients coming to us complaining of sciatica looking for help! They may also be complaining of lower back pain and other associated symptoms such as pain, weakness and discomfort in the leg and foot. The pain can be quite debilitating and can be constant, sharp, dull and intense. 

Sedentary vs Active

Sedentary vs Active Lifestyle

Posted on 27th October, 2015 - Comments

Human beings aren’t designed for a sedentary lifestyle. We are made to move! The feeling of fresh air and sunshine, as well as any activity always makes us feel good on the inside!

Back Pain

Posted on 29th September, 2015 - Comments

Did you know that back pain affects up to 80% of Australians. The pain can be acute pain which can come on suddenly and be severe, intense and debilitating or can be chronic, dull in nature and unrelenting - as well as severe in nature too.

Wrist and Hand Pain

Posted on 22nd September, 2015 - Comments

Do you suffer with elbow or wrist pain?
Do you do a lot of repetitive activities, sit at a computer all day, do a lot of gardening or even look after a new baby?

What pain medication should I be taking?

Posted on 18th August, 2015 - Comments

With so many options of pain medication readily available on the shelves, it can be daunting to know which one may be most suitable or effective for the complaint that you may have.

Workstation Posture Tips

Posted on 12th August, 2015 - Comments

Did you know that a lot of people who have desk based jobs have incorrectly set up ergonomics at their desk. This in turn creates poor habits and hence poor posture due to muscle fatigue, strain and ends up causing pain – whether it be lower back, neck and shoulders, RSI or headaches.

So…

How to prevent common workplace muscle strains

Posted on 30th June, 2015 - Comments

Top tips for preventing and improving muscle aches and pains at work!

Optimal Sleeping Positions

Posted on 27th June, 2015 - Comments

Tips for optimal sleeping positions which are going to give you a supported, comfortable and restful nights sleep.

Magnesium and Muscle Health

Posted on 11th March, 2015 - Comments

Osteopaths at St Kilda Osteopathy highly recommend Magnesium Supplements for optimal muscle health, recovery and energy

Ergonomic Advice For Parents Looking after Babies!

Posted on 3rd March, 2015 - Comments

Being a new mother or father is not only an amazing and wonderful experience but it can also be challenging – not only due to the lack of sleep and new routine, but it can present certain strains and pains to the body that previously may not have occurred.

Back pain, shoulder tightness and awkward lifting, carrying and feeding positions all impact upon how looking after a baby can take its toll!

Headaches - Causes and Preventions

Posted on 11th February, 2015 - Comments

Headaches affect nearly all people at some stage within our lifetime, with some sources stating that about 15 percent of the population is taking some sort of pain relief for a headache at any given time. Headaches decrease our work productivity, reduce our ability to exercise and can worsen our mood. 

At St Kilda Osteopathy, we are experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating all kinds of headaches. There are different types of headaches that can occur - tension headaches, migraines and cervicogenic (neck related) headaches.

What exactly is Osteopathy?

Posted on 6th February, 2015 - Comments

In our fist blog, we take the time to explain what exactly Osteopathy is to us! 

So, What is Osteopathy?

What exactly IS Osteopathy? Isn’t it about bones?  

How do you differ from a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, or Myotherapist?