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  • Osteoarthritis Myths

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects the joints in our bodies. It can affect a single joint or multiple joints. Common symptoms of OA include; Joint stiffness Pain with movement Joint swelling Joint instability Muscle weakness Decreased range of motion Sounds within the joint There are many misconceptions about OA […]

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is caused by rapid acceleration-deceleration forces to the head and neck. The injury can involve strain to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, discs and nerves. Our resident extreme sports loving Osteopath Bret Murray is all too familiar with whiplash, having experienced it many times at the hands of […]

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  • Dry Needling VS Acupuncture – is there a difference?

    Many of our patients have had some form of needling in the past, but quite often are unaware that there are two distinct modalities that encompass the use of needles. Needling generally involves a stainless steel needle which can range from 30-70mm in length and vary in thickness as well, penetrating through the skin.  The […]

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  • Three Osteopathic Tips for Runners

    Whether you do it simply for exercise, or you’re trying to build up your abilities and stamina towards achieving a personal goal like running a marathon, running is simply a fantastic hobby to adopt. But like a lot of physical activities, if you approach it without the proper knowledge, you can end up not receiving […]

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  • A beautiful day in the garden

    With the essence of spring well and truely in the air, our Blackburn Osteopath Osteopath Lisa took the opportunity cruise out of the big smoke through the gorgeous Mt Dandenong Tourist Route to Silvan, winding up at the Tesslar Flower Farm.  Lisa was lucky enough to catch the Tulip Festival on its closing weekend; according to […]

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  • School bags and back pain

    We like to think school bags have changed quite a lot since I was in school which was only about 2 years ago, well, perhaps slightly more.  We had anything and everything, including backpacks of course.  Unfortunately our Box Hill Osteopath Bret is astonished to see the quality of backpacks that our kids are using […]

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  • Summer is coming, are you ready?

    After a long winter huddled inside by the fire, eating far too much comfort food (guilty) and easing off from regular exercise, spring has peeked its head around the corner again. Like clockwork, with the sunny weather suddenly spark of motivation creeps back up and the urge to get into shape for summer begins! So […]

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  • Cricket Injuries

    With summer around the corner this is the time of the year we start to see more and more cricket injuries at Blackburn Osteopathy. Cricket places quite varied stresses on the body in the game and the injuries we see reflect this. Low back pain is a frequently seen injury from cricket and in particular […]

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  • Tight hamstrings? Try this stretch variation!

          Are you having trouble with relentlessly tight hamstrings? Can’t straighten your leg out enough to get the proper stretch?  Quite often when we perform a hamstring stretch, it is with our leg and knee completely straight.  This will give a deep stretch under the knee, however not so much though the muscle […]

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