What Do Osteopaths Treat?

Although this may be a simple question, there is not a simple answer! Osteopaths are allied health professionals that can treat a variety of complaints across the whole body including the spine, joints and muscles. No matter the complaint the aim of treatment is to...

Osteopathy Helps During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is an amazing experience and there are lots of changes occurring around the body. Some of these can place a strain on our muscles and joints and unfortunately pain is the result. The main reason that you may experience pain can be due to your body...

How Osteopathy Can Help New Mums

Being a new mum is one of the most exciting times of your life. There are also a lot of new challenge’s like navigating car seats, prams and nappy bags to name a few. With so many things going on you may also forget to look after yourself. You may find that you begin...

Why Do I Get Injured When I Exercise?

As Osteopaths, injuries associated with or exacerbated by sports, fitness and exercise are one of the more common complaints that come through our door. I am not talking about the elite athlete but simply the everyday person who like to play tennis, do a HIIT class or...

Struggle With Injuries? Ask Yourself Why.

Several years ago, as an Osteopathic student, I struggled with debilitating pain behind my right shoulder blade. I couldn’t recall any injury, nor could I work out a reason for it. I started seeing an Osteopath who advised me I had an irritated rib. Great I thought!...

Waking Up Stiff Or Sore?

If yes, this is NOT normal! You should be waking up each morning feeling rested and relaxed. If this is not the case, chances are that either your mattress and/or your pillow is past its use by date. The body is really self-explanatory – we just need to listen to it....

QL & Hip Flexor Stretches

The QL and the hip flexor’s are two major muscle groups responsible for the health of your lower back. It is not uncommon for people with lower back trouble to have tight QL’s and hip flexors. The QL muscle stabilises us between the lower ribs and pelvis,...

Getting To The Pointe Of Pain

Whether you dance competitively or just for fun, sadly and frustratingly injuries are commonplace in the studio. Regardless of your love, whether it’s ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, no discipline is immune. When you dance, your body is put under an immense...

Why Is Posture Important?

Sprint Vs. Endurance Muscles I explain this to almost every new patient I see as it is a really easy concept to get your head around to help you understand a little bit more about your body and why good posture is important. Sprint Muscles. These are the big bulky...