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Children
Dr Belinda Coulton

Choosing the Right School Bag

What to look for when buying a new school bag Ergonomic back packs best suit children entering school and returning to primary school. To find the right school bag that’s best in size and fit, here is what to look for: Light-weight material or made from canvas A moulded frame

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Getting Older
Dr Georgia Radic

Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, affecting millions of people worldwide. Current statistics indicate that it’s prevalence increases with age, although it is more common among women and those who have a direct relative with Osteoporosis. This condition is known for a key characteristic: decreased bone density. Decreased bone

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Exercise
Dr Michelle Derrick

Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy

It was Women’s Health Week last month and so to celebrate let’s discuss the benefits of exercise for women during pregnancy. Pregnancy is an amazing time of a woman’s life, and truly shows what a woman’s body can do when bringing another life into the world. However, many women during

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Pregnancy
Dr Michelle Derrick

Pregnancy & Osteopathy

Recently, two of our osteopaths Dr Steph Rohde and Dr Michelle Derrick participated in a small group professional development day on the topic of Osteopathy & Pregnancy. They learnt about how osteopathy can assist in all stages of pregnancy and learnt quite a few techniques that can be used to assist and support women throughout pregnancy.

Being pregnant is an extraordinary journey that truly shows the woman’s body physical, mental and emotional capabilities as they support the growth of another little human. This should be a time when a woman glows and love flourishes. Through osteopathic treatment and management we want to support this journey to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

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Exercise
Dr Belinda Coulton

Exercises for Ageing Bones

Are you in (or approaching) your later years? Are you wondering what you can do to ensure your bones stay strong through the next period of your life? As we age it is common to begin feeling the effects of years of ‘life’ on your body. Diseases like osteoarthritis (i.e. degeneration of joints) and osteoporosis (i.e. weakening of bones) are more common in the elderly population. But just because the figures show this, it doesn’t mean these diseases will affect your ability to lead a full and active life.

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Hunchbacked business woman with upper back pain
Adolescents
Dr Joanne Towers

What is Scheuermann’s Disease?

Scheuermann’s disease (otherwise known as Scheuermann’s Kyphosis) is not as scary as it may sound, and it should not be mistaken for a disease you can catch like the common cold or the flu.

What Is It?

Scheuermann’s is a spine defect where three or more consecutive upper back segments present with 5 degrees or more of anterior (front) wedging- this makes the person seem more hunched. Scheuermann’s disease is a common condition seen in young adults (12-16-year old’s) and is usually disregarded as poor posture. Unlike lazier counterparts, those diagnosed with Scheuermann’s disease are unable to completely correct their slouch, which results in their body compensating for this through their lower back and neck.

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