Category Archives : Health Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olive leaf extract…. is it a silver bullet this cold season?

As the winter months approach, so does the cold and flu season!  Our immune system can go into overdrive, and we can start to feel run down. Olive leaf extract is one of our favorite natural remedies, and has been shown to be an effective natural immune support supplement which has been used for thousands […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 ways to make your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rehab easier

Having an ACL reconstruction is never going to be easy, having gone through one myself in 2017 I can tell you it’s no walk in the park. However, there are ways to make life a bit more bearable – especially in the first few weeks             1) Get a plastic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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...