Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping

Dry Needling And Myofascial Cupping Are Effective Adjunct Therapies In The Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Complaints.
The application of both Dry needling and Myofascial cupping require further training, and can be useful in complementing manual “hands on” therapy you receive from your practitioner.

The Philosophy of Osteopathy

We often get asked “What is osteopathy?” and “How does it differ to other manual therapies?” There are 3 main tenets that underpin the philosophy of osteopathy and form the basis of everything we do: 1) The body is a unit. Osteopaths treat the entire person and believe that the mind, body and spirit must […]

Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy

pregnant women doing exercise safely

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 this time are not sure […]

What Is Pain?

What is pain? The Oxford dictionary describes pain as an unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.

It’s the body’s alarm system to alert you that something is wrong, that there is actual or potential damage to the body.

Gardening Tips to Prevent Pain

photo of someone gardening while also preventing pain

This is indeed the time of year when gardeners everywhere rush out to their gardens with gusto – and with little thought as to whether they are bodily prepared for the exercise which they are about to do.

So here are some handy gardening tips which may help you prevent any injuries whilst out in the garden this spring.

Are We Drinking Enough Water?

Many people who have been to an Osteopath may have been told to “keep hydrated/drink water” at the conclusion of the treatment. For many, it’s a very simple piece of advice, however why is it so important?

Minimising Discomfort When Driving

man experiencing discomfort while driving

It’s a well-known fact that driving can cause or aggravate pain. Below are some of the seat positioning and pain management strategies that can help to reduce and manage discomfort when driving.

After Breast Cancer

Woman showing strength after beating breast cancer

Osteopathy is well placed to be able to support women with the musculoskeletal pain associated with medical treatment – after all, we don’t want women just surviving breast cancer, we want quality of life that is not impacted by pain.

Clinical Exercise Classes in Traralgon

Dr Michelle Derrick Traralgon Clinical Exercise Studio

HLG is delighted to be adding to their services at Traralgon with the inclusion of clinical exercise classes provided by Dr Michelle Derrick.

This class is a combination of strength, mobility and mat-based pilates exercises with a variety of equipment provided. This will be the first series of classes on offer, with more in planning!

Tips to Improve Your Whole Health

Woman taking steps to improve your whole health

With the cost of living going up and up, it can be difficult to manage those healthy habits under a tight budget. So here are five quick tips that you can do to help improve your whole health.

Low FODMAP Diet

various fruits and veggies

The word ‘diet’ has been coined in the 21st century and mainstream media as a way to lose weight and something that you start and stop constantly in the hopes of achieving a better lifestyle. However, I can assure you the low FODMAP diet is not one of the mainstream diets like keto or juice cleanses but used in the healthcare setting to help people with major health problems. So let’s break it down…

Healing Times Explained

One of the most common questions we are asked by our patients is “How long will it take until it is better?” and the answer is that healing times vary greatly depending on the type of injury, the structures that have been damaged, the amount of time that has lapsed since injury began as well as your age, general health and other lifestyle factors.