Category Archives : Health Tips

Why Choose Osteopathy?

Osteopathy was established in the late 1800’s as an alternative to the archaic and dangerous medical practices of that period. It was designed to offer a safer approach to the healing of internal, systemic ailments through manipulation of the physical body. This idea still serves as the underlying philosophy of the practice. In conjunction with […]

Stretch of the Month – Upper Back Stretch

Seated or standing, stretch the arms straight out and rotate the hands so that the palms face away from each other. Cross the arms so that the palms are pressed together, contract the abs and round the back, reaching away as you relax the head. Don’t collapse but instead imagine you’re curving up and over […]

Fruit is the Ultimate Fast Food

In some cases, it even comes in its own biodegradable package (think banana peels). If you work in an office, opt for no-mess fruit like apples, bananas or grapes. Fruit will provide you with much-needed energy and nutrients.

Pilates and Function Fit – a powerful combination

An Intelligent Approach Pilates at Melbourne Osteohealth is part of our approach to functional fitness; helping you to move better and feel better and addressing any specific problems or issues you may have (e.g. sore back, stiff neck, hip pain, shoulder pain etc.) It is an intelligent approach to exercise & rehabilitation; a personalised program […]

Functional foot mobility

How often do you think about the way your foot works? Probably not that often and yet they do so much work for us. Every step, leap, jump, and every second you spend standing…they’re involved. Not only are the foot and ankle important for these activities, but they can also have a profound influence on […]

Assessing your foot function

Walking is one of those critical, baseline functions that we all need to be able to perform. Any trouble walking can mean real difficulty in your everyday work & social activities so it’s something we tend to take seriously at MOH and address as a priority. For this reason, foot & gait assessments are an […]

A Surprise Benefit of Exercising

Sometimes we don’t feel in control of our lives, whether we are out of work, in a job we don’t like or having problems in a relationship. Exercise allows us to achieve goals and overcome obstacles regardless of what is happening in other areas of your life. Increasing the time you can jog on the […]

Stretch of the Month – ITB Stretch

Stretching the ITB is slightly different from stretching other muscles, as the ITB is a thick, fibrous band rather than an elastic muscle. Stand upright and cross your right leg in front of your left. Lean slightly forwards and to your left side until you feel a stretch on the outside of your left leg. […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial band is a thick tendon that runs along the outside of your thigh from the hip down to the top of your shin. Its main function is to help slow movement and absorb impact. Iliotibial band syndrome is a common cause of knee pain, especially among runners. Repetitive trauma from running can cause […]

Stand Up

A 2012 Australian study found the more time you spend sitting during the day, the higher your mortality risk soars. And that’s just one of a handful of recent reports linking lots of chair time to serious health risks. The antidote? Stand up. Cutting your sitting time to three hours a day could add years […]