Start Now! 3 Ways to Winter-proof Your Health

Start that exercise routine now before it gets too cold and dark. Was it cycling, running, that yoga class you’ve been meaning to book, swimming, or going to the gym twice a week? Whatever it is, start now...

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September, 2023

Heat or Cold for Pain?

Addressing the great confusion when you’re in pain! Should I use Heat, Cold or both? Well in nutshell: Cold for inflammation to decrease blood flow Recent injuries (especially if you notice any swelling) Good for osteoarthritis Heat promotes blood flow and helps muscles to relax. Great for chronic pain Muscle ache and stiffness Good for...

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August 2, 2020

Hula Hooping – Try something new

2 months ago I picked up a hula-hoop and I could not get it to stay up. This time I was a little frustrated because regardless of how often I stretched and exercised, the range of motion I could introduce to my pelvis and hip was still limited. So guess what I did, I went out during my...

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October 9, 2019

What is the difference between an Osteopath and a Physiotherapist?

So you are in pain, and you go to a clinic and find both physiotherapist and osteopath within the same practice, treating the same conditions with the goal to reduce pain, improve mobility and improve better quality of life.What is the difference? Approach: Physiotherapists usually have treatment protocols for treating specific problems, while osteopathic treatment is tailored to the individual not the symptom(s).

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August 2, 2020

Adjustment: What causes that pop or crack noise?

After the facial and/or audible reaction to “pop”/”crack” sound of an adjustment, I’m almost always asked the question “What causes that pop/crack noise” and “is it safe?” Well don’t worry, the sound is not actually your spine or joint “popping” or “cracking”. The actual pop/crack is called a cavitation.The result of the noise is quite similar to the...

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April 19, 2019

What’s the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor?

If I had a penny for the amount of times I’ve been asked this question, I’d definitely be able to afford that car I’ve been eyeing. The main difficulty with answering this question is that there are differences in the ways practitioners within both professions treat. Some osteopaths practice closer to the chiropractic way and some...

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January 4, 2019

Do Osteopaths treat headaches?

I had this question from a patient recently and the answer is YES. But it depends on the cause of your headaches, as headaches can be primary or secondary to a separate condition.Generally the types of headache osteopaths treat are the ones related to your muscles and spinal posture for example tension headaches. Your first appointment...

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August 17, 2018

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a health care system based upon finding and treating the cause of a disease or injury rather than only attempting to address symptoms. Pain is a symptom, not a disease.So addressing the origin of what is causing the pain is always the goal of osteopathic treatment. Sometimes pain overlaps with the cause so when...

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June 2, 2018

Principles Behind Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic treatment is not merely about the techniques; it is a philosophy of healthcare based on guiding principles. Osteopathy is a vast art and science that is open to many interpretations but there are a set of core principles that expresses our distinctiveness as Osteopaths. This post is a summary of Stephen Paulus’s article in...

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March 8, 2018

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