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  • Warm up vs. Cool down

    When we go to the gym, play a game of football or go for a run it is important that we correctly warm up before and cool down afterwards. By doing this we can help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.   Warming up: A warm up should take place before commencing physical […]

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  • Blackburn Osteopathy tries Tai Chi!

    With Brad having a patient that enjoys and feels the health benefits of Tai Chi he decided to organise a beginner class for our osteopaths at our local Tai Chi centre, Tai Chi for Life. Master Tang has been running Tai Chi for Life in Springvale Rd for just over 20 years and he warmly […]

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  • FLU INJECTION – some facts….

    FLU vaccine. When should you get it? Why should you get it? Who should get it? How do you get the flu?! Flu is front and centre at this time of the year. Each year there seems to be more and more strident calls that it’s going to be the worst flu year, that the […]

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  • Should you rest after an injury? Perhaps not.

    Traditionally, our immediate response to a musculoskeletal injury is to rest and let the body heal itself, after all everyone who has done basic first aid knows that the R in R.I.C.E. is rest! However, the importance on rest has been greatly overemphasised in the past and this thinking has perpetuated to this day, even […]

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  • Sever’s Disease: Heel Pain in Children

      Sever’s disease causes heel pain in children and adolescents. The site of the pain is where the achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone (calcaneus). The pain is caused by strong forces from the achilles tendon pulling on the growth plate of the heel bone, leading to inflammation. It is often seen in active […]

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  • Do you suffer jaw pain?

    Are you having difficulties chewing food, opening or closing your mouth, jaw clicking or popping, or pain in the jaw or in front of the ear?  You may be suffering from TMD – Temperomandibular Joint Disorder. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofascial Health and research, TMD affects around 5-12% of the population […]

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  • Benefits of Hobbies

    Bret has found a new hobby We all know how fun hobbies can be. Did you know they are also great for our mental and physical health? Whether it be knitting, reading, woodworking, gardening, painting, playing an instrument or dancing, they all have benefits. Modern life can be busy and stressful. Having a hobby is […]

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  • Lateral Hip Pain: A pain in the butt

    Lateral Hip Pain: A pain in the butt Lateral hip pain or more simply put, pain on the side of the hip/buttock is a very common presentation to us at Blackburn Osteopathy. This pain is often referred to as hip bursitis or tendonitis. Recent research has shown that the pain is not due to inflammation […]

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