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  • R U Ok?

    Mental health has only recently received the attention it deserves. Not being a visual or obvious injury or illness makes it challenging to identify who and with those with mental health issues. Sociocultural awareness and attitudes to mental health also affect how it is acknowledged, treated and managed. Mental health may not be as straight-forward […]

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  • National Health and Physical Education Day

    Wednesday 5th September 2018 is National Health and Physical Education Day. Parents and communities are being encouraged to set a good example and participate in physical activity with their children. It is estimated that 28% of children are overweight or obese in Australia. This has coincided with a rise in diagnoses of Type II diabetes […]

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  • Women’s Health Week 2018

      This week is Women’s Health Week and it is time to focus on promoting health for all women and talking about some useful healthcare approaches to help them achieve optimum health and fulfilment. Here’s some important facts to start off, just to get the cogs turning a bit: – In 2014–15, only 46% of […]

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  • Neck Strength

    For the most part, we don’t train our necks. In fact, I’d bet a pretty penny that your gym program covers almost everything from feet up to chest and upper back, maybe even a weighted shrug… but nothing higher. Unless we’re race car drivers, wrestlers, MMA fighters or the like, neck strength isn’t something we […]

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  • Mobility for the Neck

    I could confidently say that almost every adult on the planet knows how it feels to have neck tension or stiffness. There are a million reasons why this might be, but I am pretty confident when I say that it is probably because we are not using our necks the right way. I think we […]

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  • Low back pain – ideal treatment and reality

    The Lancet, a well-known British medical journal, recently published three articles[1][2][3] about low back pain. It discusses how it affects large numbers of people across the world and is a debilitating problem that costs most societies significant resources in lost time, medications and hospital care. It also highlights how evidence and practice in most countries […]

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  • Tradies Health Month 2018

    Did you know it’s Tradies Health Month? Tradespeople, affectionately known as ‘tradies’ in Australia, make up about 30% of the work force yet they account for almost 60% of claims for worker’s compensation? (Work Safe Australia, 2017) Tradies typically perform a range of demanding physical tasks every day including lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy […]

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  • Osteopathy for Neck Pain

    Neck pain affects people across most age groups, and for many different reasons. Sometimes pain is related to trauma or other clear cause but postural and ergonomic strain also commonly involve the neck and can seemingly create pain for no reason at all. The neck or cervical spine is a complex region made up of […]

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  • How to Overcome Chronic Pain

    If you’ve been following our pain week series this week you’ll be familiar with some of the heartbreaking statistics about pain. It’s estimated that less than 1/10 people with chronic (non-cancer) pain get effective care even though our current knowledge should allow that figure to be somewhere around 8/10. What are the consequences of ineffective […]

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  • Run Melbourne 2018

    Run Melbourne is this Sunday 29th July 2018! Good luck to those who are participating in this event! There is still time to register for those who are interested but it will need to be in person at Birrarung Marr. Or perhaps Run Melbourne has inspired you to complete your own run through a part […]

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