Concerned about your child's posture

Concerned about your child’s posture?

Are you concerned about your children’s posture? Heavy backpacks and increasing use of technology is causing a marked increase in the prevalence of back and neck pain in younger people. Over the years I have seen a gradual increase in the number of school children presenting with back and neck pain – a recent study […]

Standing Desk

Should I get a Standing Desk?

Technology appears to be affecting our posture and our health more than ever. The average Australian is currently spending an average of 8.5 hours per day staring at a screen. So whether this is done sitting behind a desk all day or looking straight down on to your smartphone or tablet, the effects on your […]

Stress and Tension

Stress and Tension

How does it feel in your body when you hear that word? Is it a heaviness? Do areas contract, tense up, brace for impact? Is it associated with a lot of things to juggle, deadlines to meet, many things on your mind and demands on your time? At such times, a massage or yoga would […]

Medicare and Osteopathy

Medicare and Osteopathy

Osteopathy and Medicare. Increasingly more of you are asking if you can claim a Medicare rebate for Osteopathic treatment. Medicare has in place a Chronic Disease Management plan which enables clients to claim a Medicare rebate for osteopathic treatment – amongst other therapies. The Chronic Disease Management program enables GP’s to utilise the skills of […]

To stretch or not to stretch

To stretch or not to stretch?

Recently I have taken up wrestling as a sport and just like when I did gymnastics as a child and teenager, the training sessions follow a very similar format – a long warm up period followed by the main training session and ending with a cool down. During one class I was involved in a […]

Osteopathy in the Press

HEALTH CHECK: FOCUS ON OSTEOPATHY The Sydney Observer June 06, 2014 / by Kamdha Editor From multivitamins to osteopathy, alternative medicine has become mainstream. Two-thirds of Australians are expected to use some form of complementary or alternative medicine in 2014, spending up to $1.8 million. Government funding for alternative medicine has skyrocketed over the past […]

Upper crossed syndrome

Upper Cross Syndrome. Although you may not be familiar with the term upper Cross syndrome (UCS), you have more than likely seen people with this type of postural imbalance. UCS is characterised by rounded and elevated shoulders, forward positioning of the head and a rounding of the upper spine and neck or an increased thoracic […]

How important is Movement of the Thoracic Cage ?

Every cell in our body requires oxygen to function and perform its internal processes, the self-regulating mechanisms that keep the body running in a state of equilibrium known as homeostasis. Oxygen enters the bloodstream via breathing. The pleural sacs of our lungs are the site where the exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen takes place. […]

Treatment of Back and Neck Pain

American Doctors shun the Guidelines in Treatment of Back and Neck Pain clients.

Research published this week looks at the treatment of back and neck pain in America. The study looked at 24,000 US Medical visits from 1999-2010 that were related to back pain. The research shows that Doctors are increasing the use of strong, addictive narcotic drugs in the treatment of back pain. The guidelines given to […]

Osteopathy – the fastest growing health profession in Australia.

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) is an independent Government organisation that oversees and regulates the private health insurance industry. It gathers information from all funds and all payments that are made through ‘extras’ or ancillary payments.The following statistics are available on the PHIAC website. The trend over the past few years is continuing […]