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...

May 2019 Newsletter

A New Slick Website. We are very excited to announce that we have a new, fresh, modern and easy to navigate website for the Clinic! It has been some time in the making but we think it looks great, and is a much better reflection of where we are at as a Clinic. The...

Headaches – Just a pain in the neck?

Headaches – Not just neck pain! At Yarra Osteopathy, we see many patients with headache. Are the really just a pain in the neck? Many factors can contribute to headache and neck pain… Rounded shoulders, tightness in upper and lower back, pelvis and even...

3 Tips for the Best Back to School Care

Back to School! The end of January is quickly approaching and that means back to school year for our many families who attend Yarra Osteopathy. We see many children in the lead up to term one as they prepare to start a new school year. This can be a great time of the...