Pregnancy & Osteopathy

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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.

Meet Dr Stephanie Rohde

HealthLinks Osteopath Dr Stephanie Rohde

Hi, I’m Dr Stephanie Rohde (Osteopath). For the entirety of my studies to become an Osteopath, I always pictured myself working in a big city. Having grown up in Canberra, and then moved to Melbourne – That was all I really knew. However, when I stumbled across the opportunity to complete my final placement through an internship with East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic (Now HealthLinks Gippsland!), something in the back of my mind told me to go for it.

How to Manage Your Migraines: Part 2

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The most successful migraine management strategies are often a combination of lifestyle modifications, medication and complementary therapies such as Osteopathy.

How to Manage Your Migraines: Part 1

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Migraine symptoms typically present as a one-sided headache lasting between 4-72 hours, accompanied by a throbbing or pulsating sensation. They’re quite commonly associated with nausea, vomiting, aura/vision disturbances, and increased sensitivity to light sound and smell. So now that we know what happens when we get one, let’s learn a little more about the symptoms and how osteopathy can help!

Move Better With Osteopathy

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Earlier this year, the osteopathic community celebrated International Osteopathic Healthcare Week with the theme of ‘move better with osteopathy’. The purpose of this notion is to encourage Australians old and young to move more to attain a long and active pain-free life and if needed or wanted with the help of their osteopath.

Returning to Exercise after COVID

Returning to exercise post-covid-19 safely

With a COVID normal closing in, many typical ways of life slowly return. The recent return of gyms, exercise and sport, combined with the improved weather is a much-needed boost to the community. But, whilst we are all very excited to be returning to exercise, we must be careful not to overdo it or injure ourselves.

Swimming for Health

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We’re in the warmer months of the year, and many people have been jumping into the water. But for those of you still on the fence, here’s some great reasons why your practitioner may have recommended swimming to help get your health back on track this Summer: 1 – It’s Brilliant for Your Cardiovascular Fitness […]

Can Osteopathy Help My Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition which involves nerve compression in the wrist, resulting in pain, pins and needles and weakness in the hand.

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.