Knee cap pain / Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrom (PFPS)

Knee cap pain (Patellofemoral pain syndrome) It’s fun to play a nice hard game of soccer. Everything’s all fine and dandy, scoring a few goals here and there; and getting in that weekly exercise that doubles up as a social event. Except you’re starting to feel a ‘niggle’ (mild irritation) around your knee cap. You […]

Frozen Shoulder/ Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen Shoulder/ Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis is a debilitating condition that occurs without reason or provocation. Frozen Shoulder begins with dull achy pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint and could cause pain down the back, side and front of the upper limb. It occurs most commonly in the 40 to 60 […]

Annular Strain/ Annular Tear

To those who experience back pain after a long day’s worth of work or even a long flight that warrants copious amounts of sitting and spinal compression this is a good article for you. This article may explain why you’re experiencing that lower back pain. What is it? The human spine is comprised of 23 […]

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 […]

What is a disc bulge, and how can it be treated?

What are discs? Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. The spinal canal is a hollow space in the middle of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord and nerve roots. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to flex or bend and […]