Category Archives : Health Tips

Five Health Benefits of Coconuts!

          Coconuts may help reduce belly fat. Fat in the abdominal cavity and around organs seems to reduce with eating cocounts. This is the most dangerous fat of all and is highly associated with many chronic Western diseases. Coconut oil contains natural saturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol in […]

How often should we be exercising?

Regular exercise can have many positive benefits to your physical and mental health. It can; Reduce your risk of a heart attack Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers Create stronger bones, muscles and joints Give you more energy Improve your sleep patterns Exercise can include, walking, swimming, dancing, going to the […]

What is Tennis Elbow?

So, what is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis and is one of the most common causes of elbow pain. It is a condition that is usually the result of overuse of the muscles and tendons of the elbow. This can create inflammation where the tendon connects to the bone or […]

Its Skiing Season!

We love all things mountain. The air, sun, wine, tranquillity, fires, food and of course if there is any, great snow!  Either cross, downhill, or even snow shoeing we love.  Great with friends, family and little kids, it’s a great break from Melbourne.  Our best tips are to go to Lake Mountain when the snow […]

Injury prevention tips for over 40’s

After successfully completing another track athletics season (running distances from 100-800m) as a 41 year old, here are some of my tips to remaining injury free. Whilst these tips are primarily to do with my sprint and middle distance running, they are applicable to all sporting pursuits: Warm up: Should look remarkably like the activity […]

Brad’s summer of athletics – 2018-19

    Blackburn Osteopathy’s Brad Robinson managed to survive his second season of track athletics since his mid 20’s un-injured, ticking off a few of his personal goals in the process.  Not bad for an over 40 year old!     Here are a few of his highlights for season 2018-19: breaking the Diamond Valley […]

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 […]

What to expect at your first visit to Blackburn Osteopathy

  Prior to your first osteopathic appointment you may have many questions and wonder what to expect during your consultation. Firstly, bring along any scans such as X-rays or test results you may have. It’s also a good idea to wear or bring comfortable clothing. Depending on the area being examined and treated, your osteopath […]

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 […]