Myofascial trigger point

Many people probably have experienced this: After finishing a long, hard working day, you try to massage your shoulder but find there’s a bend-like distribution pain on your muscle which hurts to press. That is a myofascial trigger point. Myoascial trigger points are described as localized tightness and tender spots in a certain muscle. These […]

Forward Head Posture

Introduction According to the definition, human posture can be defined as the “carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of the limbs”.  An ideal posture indicates proper body alignment whilst using the least energy expenditure to maintain a long term desired position. Posture plays an important role […]

Non-Specific Low Back Pain (NSLBP)

According to the definition, non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a painful episode which is not triggered by a known pathological reason eg: infection, lumbar spinal fracture, radicular syndrome, cauda equina syndrome and structural deformity.     Lumbar Structure Our lumbar consists of 5 lumbar vertebrae, which are the largest boney structure in our spine […]

Headaches

Headaches – types, causing, and management It is undoubtable that headache is one of the most unpleasant experience in our life. There are more than 170 types of headaches, this article is going to introduce four of the most common headaches. Tension headaches Tension headaches, also known as stress headaches, are the most common type of […]

Picking the best school bag, and how to wear it

As parents around the country are busy getting their kids prepared for the upcoming school year, we thought we’d share this article from BubHub, written with information from Osteopathy Australia. Carrying a backpack that is too heavy, or not fitted correctly, can cause long term damage to young spines, so it’s important to get your […]

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Do headaches or migraines affect your daily life?

The causes in western medicine for headaches and migraines are still largely unknown, however they are commonly triggered by stress, fatigue, insomnia, menstruation and tension of the neck and shoulder. From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, some headaches are associated with external pernicious influences such as wind cold or wind heat (flu), and […]

Dehydration – Causes, signs and treatment

The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of 50 to 75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration, and is contained in lean muscle, fat and bones. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and […]

The irritation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Explanation of Condition Many of you have probably heard of the condition known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, a condition affecting both the large and small intestine – characterized by symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation. IBS has become increasingly prevalent in our society, causing a huge amount of […]

Suffering low back pain? It can be treated.

Back pain affects 80% of the population at some point throughout life, however most people are unaware of the cause of their back pain and what they can do about it. Low back pain makes up the majority of this populous. Low back pain can be distinguished into three categories, the first being serious and specific […]

Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Dysfunction and Pregnancy

What is Pelvic Dysfunction? Pelvic pain and dysfunction is very common during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones ‘relaxin’ and ‘progesterone’ soften and relax the ligaments of the body in order to allow the pelvis to open during labour. This is important for helping the baby move more easily through the pelvis. The levels of the hormone relaxin […]