Category Archives : Health Tips

Let’s talk about Back Pain and Imaging

It is common for an individual with lower back pain to be referred by their doctor or healthcare professional for imaging. MRI and CT imaging have been used more frequently as of late to assess individuals with lower back pain.1 Usually, the results of the imaging return with several findings. This can be confusing and […]

What is the diaphragm?

The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle, located below the lungs. 1-2 It is the primary muscle involved in breathing.1-2When the diaphragm contracts, it allows for the expansion of the chest.1 This action allows air to be pumped into the lungs.2 When the diaphragm relaxes, and recoils back, the air the lungs is forced out.1 […]

The right pillow for you

On average, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it is a time for our bodies to recover from the day and heal any injuries we may have. Having a comfortable pillow may be the difference between having a bad sleep or getting the quality sleep our bodies need. A poor sleeping posture may […]


  With restrictions in place at the moment, most of us are working from home and wondering why we are getting sore almost everywhere! We are also doing more DIY projects and hurting ourselves in the process. Well, perhaps poor posture is contributing to your aches and pains? Or, perhaps you are not lifting correctly […]

The importance of breathing

With mandatory masks now in place in Melbourne for daily activities such as work, shopping, appointments and walking, never before have we been so focused on our breathing. Breathing is one of the most basic functions of the human body but not one which we commonly give much thought to. The function of breathing allows […]

Keep Moving At Home

With Melbourne in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19, working and studying from home is looking likely to continue for some time. Since the work from home orders in March we have seen an increase in patients presenting with neck and back pain from sitting all day. A whole new level of sedentary […]

Headache or Migraine?

Did you know that a headache and migraine are two different presentations with similar symptoms? This can often lead to confusion as to which is which. Luckily both headaches and migraines have some characteristic differences that can help distinguish which you might be suffering from. Headaches are a pain or aching pressure felt in your […]

Jaw Pain

  Did you know an Osteopath can treat your jaw pain?  The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is more commonly referred to as the jaw is one of the most used joints in our bodies. The movement of the TMJ is controlled by various muscles, allowing us to talk, eat and yawn. When a joint in our […]

We are still OPEN, whilst assessing the risk daily, we are currently continuing to provide quality Osteopathic Care.

Blackburn Osteopathy remains OPEN during this second wave.  We learnt during the first wave how we could help our community, and aim to do so during the current spike in COVID cases. We have remained quite busy during the past week, and many of our patients have reminded us how much they value the service […]

Working from Home – an Ergonomic perspective.

Great article by Dr Lauren Botter Osteopath on home ergonomics and how to set up your desk, table and computer at home. We have already started to see many patients come in to the clinic due to working from home.  Increased stress, and poor home working environments mean increased arm, neck and upper back pain, […]