Have you experienced back pain? Or know someone who has? With over 80% of Australian’s reported to have some type of back pain over their life time, it surely has crossed you path – with either yourself, a family member, friend or colleague. So what can be done and how can seeing an Osteopath for […]
Pain – Such a Provoking Word… Pain is ultimately a lifesaver. It is a way of our brain informing our body to be aware of what is happening, how to be safe in what we are doing, how to move safely and give us awareness of what we can or cannot do. Pain also acts […]
What is the Pelvic Floor and How Can I do Exercises for it? The good news is…..pelvic floor exercises can be done anywhere – while sitting, standing or lying down! The benefits of exercise for your pelvic floor include: Reducing back pain, pelvic pain and pelvic girdle pain Improving and maintaining muscle tone Supporting good […]
Having a basic understanding of your back including your spine and the DISCS that sit between each vertebra is crucial in helping you manage pain that may arise from disc injury.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.