72017Sep

Hypermobility in Children

Did you know that having flat feet is often a sign of general hypermobility in children? Whilst I have always been aware of this, it has become more noticeable since working at the Osteopathy & Podiatry Centre, with podiatrists Helen Crawford and Robert Ashton, for the last two years. Hypermobility is a condition in which…

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202015Jun

What is SI joint Dysfunction?

What does SIJ Dysfunction mean and how does it affect me? SIJ – stands for the sacro-illiac joint, and is the joint in the pelvis between the sacrum (lowest part of the spine) and the ilium (pelvic bone). There are actually two SI joints, located either side of the sacrum. There are a number of…

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252014Sep

Benefits of Spinal Manipulation

Great article on the benefit of Spinal Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain…. Click on the link. http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2013/04010/Spinal_High_Velocity_Low_Amplitude_Manipulation_in.3.aspx

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252014Sep

Children’s Day Offer!!

Children’s Day Offer!! Children’s day is coming up and to celebrate it the Osteopathy and Podiatry Centre is offering free foot screening with the podiatrist and free postural/scoliosis checks with the osteopath on Friday 3rd October. Please call 6734 4236 to book and appointment and mention this Facebook post. Feel free to share this post…

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252014Sep

From back pain to bedroom olympics – who knew!!

Sit up straight for a better sex life! Slumping at your desk can ruin your libido and make you angry and depressed. Bad posture can make you depressed, angry and less aroused, study finds Led to speaking less, using more negative words and being self absorbed Sitting up straight led to higher self-esteem, more arousal and better…

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252014Sep

Ingrown Toenails

Randomized clinical trial of surgical technique and local antibiotics for ingrowing toenail. Br J Surg. 2007 Mar;94(3):292-6. BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate different surgical techniques for treating ingrowing toenails (IGTNs) and to determine the value of a locally applied antibiotic after intervention. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-three patients with IGTN were…

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152014Sep

Vitamin D – could it stop ‘modern’ diseases?

An award-winning writer and scientist believes a deficiency of Vitamin D in pregnant women is behind the increase in conditions such as MS, diabetes, schizophrenia and asthma It’s good for you: Fear of sunlight has been spread by misguided advice from cancer charities. An increasingly indoor lifestyle benefits no one By Oliver Gillie Scientists often…

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152014Sep

The Health Risks Of Sitting Too Much

|By Beth Howard Tom Merton via Getty Images Judy Gruen, 54, a Los Angeles-based humor writer, takes a break from her computer every two hours for a quick walk with her dog, a 15-minute round of cleaning, or a run to the market—all this in addition to her regular exercise routine. “I lost both parents…

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152014Sep

Lighten Up: Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Backpack

While backpacks can be a stylish way for kids to express their personal taste, they may be causing hidden damage to the neck and back. Michael Hunt, DO, an osteopathic pediatrician from St. Louis, offers some helpful tips to keep in mind when helping your child choose a backpack. “Heavy backpacks can be hazardous to…

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