Choosing the Right School Bag

children with ergonomic school backpacks

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 which, conforms to your child’s […]

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 density causes the bones to […]

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 […]

Pregnancy & Osteopathy

woman side profile during pregnancy

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.

Exercises for Ageing Bones

mature couple safely exercising

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.

What is Scheuermann’s Disease?

Hunchbacked business woman with upper back pain

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.

Movember and Men’s Health

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During November, thousands of Australians gather to support Movember. Whether it’s growing a moustache, getting active or hosting events, Movember looks to educate and help research in the aim to tackle men’s health including mental health, suicide prevention and prostate and testicular cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer in Australia is the most commonly diagnosed cancer […]

High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure (BP) is a common health problem, but is usually not fully understood. Our blood pressure can have such a large impact on our health, and that is why it is so important to get it checked, and to keep it within a healthy range. Our circulatory system consists of the heart, arteries […]

Why Is My Pelvic Floor So Important?

woman crossing her legs to hold in bladder leakage from weak pelvic floor

You may have heard a lot of people talk about how important it is to do pelvic floor exercises. But do you actually know exactly what your pelvic floor is and why it is so important for both women and men?   Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor Our pelvis is made up of 3 separate […]

Osteopathy for Premature Babies

photo of premature baby in humidicrib

In our practice, we constantly see examples of babies that benefit enormously from osteopathic care. This has been reflected in some recent studies undertaken in Italian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) where premature infants have received osteopathic care and been compared to groups that have not.

How Do I Know if My Baby Has Colic?

baby crying with colic

Does your baby experience lots of wind, explosive poos, tummy pain? Squirms around in discomfort, cries inconsolably, is difficult to comfort? Cries and vomits after feeding, arches their back, has loud gurgling sounds in their tummy, or has a swollen or distended stomach?

If you answered yes to one or more of these symptoms it is quite possible that your baby is suffering from infantile colic.

Why Bring a Newborn to an Osteopath?

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Some signs that may indicate that your newborn is suffering from a sore neck or sore back from the birth process or the babies position in utero may be an inability for your baby to breastfeed freely from one or both sides, that they constantly lay with their head positioned to the same side, intolerance to carseats or baby carriers, difficulty settling to sleep, or excessive crying for unknown reasons.