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Harnessing Rotational Strength for Tennis Success

In the world of tennis, where every move counts, players are always on the lookout for ways to up their game. One often overlooked but crucial aspect? Rotational strength. As an Osteopath, I’ve seen firsthand how this kind of strength can make a real difference for tennis players of all levels. Here are the top reasons why

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Breastfeeding; a pain in the neck and shoulders

Those who have breastfeed know the incredible joy and bonding experience that it can create between mum and baby, but also the strain and toll it can take on your body. Similarly to pregnancy, during the fourth trimester when breastfeeding the body continues to adjust to the postural changes needed to assist with feeding. Our

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Why Do My Knees Roll In & How Do I Fix It?

Knock-knees are when the legs deviate inward at the knees, causing the ankles to be wide apart when standing (1,2). They are very common in children and can be a part of normal development (1,2), usually self-resolving before they turn ten (1). Causes of Knock-Knees: In children, knock-knees can be a sign of an underlying

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Should I come to see my Osteo if I am pregnant?

At Live Well Health Centre, most of our Osteopaths have a particular interest in women’s health, especially throughout pregnancy. But is it actually safe? During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through many changes. As the baby grows, the mother’s belly will extend out and this changes her centre of gravity. Therefore this leads to many

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Should I be stretching and when?

As Osteopaths we’re constantly being asked about the appropriate time to be completing stretches whether that is before or after exercising, differences between stretches and for how long these stretches should be held for? What is stretching and the benefits?  Stretching is a type of physical activity where the specific skeletal muscle mass is deliberately

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Foam Roller VS Spiky Ball

While many of you have seen the spiky balls and foam rollers around Live Well Health Centre, you may not know what they can do or what the differences are between them. What is a foam roller? A foam roller is a self-massage tool using direct pressure to roll and compress the targeted muscles, tendons,

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Understanding the Debilitating Impact of Headaches

Have you ever experienced a headache? If so, you comprehend the sheer debilitation it can bring. Recent research by ‘Headache and Migraine Australia’ unveiled that within the past year, 4.9 million Australians endured headaches or migraines. Astonishingly, 60% of these sufferers underwent reduced social interactions and noted a decline in work efficiency (1). The ‘World Health Organisation’

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Shoulder pain common causes

25% of Australians over the age of 20 will experience pain in the shoulder during their lifetime (2) and up to 67% may suffer from shoulder pain by the time they are 70 (3). The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body (1) and therefore a number of factors may contribute to the

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CORE STABILITY – IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE “SIX-PACK”

As Pilates instructors, we often hear patients say that they think their core is weak because they can not see their 6-pack abs, or that they do a lot of crunches/sit ups so they must have a strong core. When it comes to core stability,there is a lot more involved that just about the ‘six

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Is it nerve or muscle pain? Whats the difference!

Nerve pain or muscle pain? Whatever it is, its is certainly painful. Here’s how you can tell the difference! Features of Nerve Pain: Nerves are like electrical wires that communicate by connecting the brain and body to each other (1). So when a nerve is damaged or compressed it result in pain that  may feel

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