So not only has the ice melted but rest is getting a move along. For a long time, the common practice has been to rest an injury. Immobilise the joint or muscle for a period of time until the pain has subsided. So why has this changed? Well it is due to our better understanding.. read more →

Do you find yourself reaching for ice or heat when you have an ache, pain or an injury? It can be confusing to know which one you should use and when. A lot of people reach for ice when they have an injury; this is probably because at some point in time they have been.. read more →

During pregnancy your body undergoes a large amount of change in order to prepare for the birth of your child. Your body prepares by releasing a hormone called relaxin, which increases the elasticity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues of the pelvis and birth canal. This creates greater mobility throughout the pelvis to prepare for.. read more →

As an Osteopath I am always on my feet, so naturally good footwear has always been important. As the temperature warms up we all transition from our supportive shoes to our thongs (otherwise known as pluggers or flip-flops). This summer I decided to purchase a more supportive pair of thongs for my feet. They had.. read more →

What is a frozen shoulder? It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Basically the capsule that surrounds the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiffens. This will normally only occur in one shoulder, though in approximately 1 in 5 cases it can occur in both shoulders. Why does it happen? The cause is still poorly understood. It.. read more →

It’s like a seesaw. As the mercury drops, the aches and pains rise. The coldness of winter multiplies the aches and pains we may experience. Research from Tufts University in Boston in 2007 showed that for every 10 degree drop in temperature, there was an incremental increase of the reporting of arthritic symptoms. So how.. read more →

These are some of the sciatic nerve and posterior chain stretches and mobility exercises that we like to prescribe to patients. While these exercises maybe useful in reducing symptoms of lower back pain and sciatica, they can also exacerbate them. Make sure you check with one of the practitioners at Victoria Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic before completing.. read more →

These are some of the lumbar spine mobility exercises we like to use with patients and athletes. Make sure you check with one of the practitioners at Victoria Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic before completing any of these. Repetition Suggestions Back Rolls X 10 Knees Side to Side X 10 each side Straight Leg Dynamic X 5.. read more →

Osteopathy Awareness Week – 14 – 18 April 2013 Many people are unaware of the range of complaints that an Osteopath can treat and manage. Some of these include: Back and neck pain Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Headaches Heel and foot pain Knee pain Postural problems Pregnancy/ post natal care Repetitive strain injuries Sciatica Shin splints.. read more →

Counterstrain is a technique that was developed by Osteopath Lawrence Jones in 1955. It is a simple technique that is used to release muscles in a gentle way, with minimal discomfort. It may be performed if your Osteopath finds a tender point in one of your muscles, these are known as trigger points. Your Osteopath.. read more →