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  • The ripple effect of High Heels

    There is no better feeling at the end of an evening out than taking off those gorgeous, ridiculously high heels and letting your feet finally relax.  Oh what a blessing to walk on a bare foot again, for we are all far too familiar with the concept beauty is pain. But why does this hurt […]

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  • Dr Ashby Smith: Ankle sprains

    Ankle sprains are the most common lower limb injury for sports people and have the highest re-injury rate of all musculoskeletal injuries. Last year the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) updated their clinical guidelines on how to assess and manage lateral ankle sprains. They emphasised the need for early mobilisation and rehabilitation for ankle […]

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  • The benefits of seeking services from Osteopaths in Blackburn

    There are many treatment options that are available to successfully recover from an injury or simply to alleviate pain and discomfort from daily activities. Techniques such as physical rehabilitation and chiropractic medicine are commonplace, however not everyone will experience relief from them. Osteopathy is an emerging alternative manual medicine practice that is gaining popularity due [&hellip...

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  • Footy Pre-Season has begun!

    Cicadas are chirping and days are getting longer, that can only mean one thing – footy preseason is dawning upon us! After a short break between seasons, it’s time to grab those shoes and get to it again. Avoiding injury during preseason One of the most common injuries we see during the preseason is a […]

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  • STRETCH VARIATIONS – trying a different angle.

    STRETCH VARIATIONS – trying a different angle. The majority of us at some stage in our lives have done some stretching. Whether it be at a sporting club or as directed by a health professional or friend, we all have a repertoire of stretches that we know. One thing that a lot of people don’t […]

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  • Hot or cold? Which to use when

    Hot or cold? Which to use when.   At Blackburn Osteopathy we are often asked by our patients whether they should use a heat pack or cold/ice pack for their injury. As a good starting point the following general rule can be followed: Sharp, acute, stabbing pain and inflammation/swelling – start with cold therapy. Stiffness, […]

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  • Ben’s first family holiday

    Ben’s first family holiday Last weekend Ben and Natalie were very excited to take their new baby James (now almost 3 months old) on his first family holiday down to Metung near Lakes Entrance. They were very nervous that the four hour drive could easily turn into an eight hour drive with a cranky baby, […]

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  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

    Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as a […]

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  • Osteopathy and Pregnancy

    Osteopathy and Pregnancy One of the most dramatic changes that will ever happen both in people’s lives but also in their bodies is the magic of pregnancy. During this time, not only does the mother’s body have to play host to a developing human, but there are a whole host of physical and physiological changes […]

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