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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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assessing shoulder pain

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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What is the right pillow for me ?

A question most Osteopaths get asked most days is!  We generally hear this after one of our patients wakes up time and time again with a stiff and sore neck.  To address this question properly I first like to get my patients to understand why this occurs.  A good pillow is important yes, but so

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Pilates: demonstrating mermaid on the reformer

Clinical Pilates vs reformer Pilates

At Live Well Health Centre, we frequently get asked the difference between Clinical and Reformer Pilates. While both use the reformer machine, clinical Pilates incorporates the use of different pieces of equipment. In this blog we will point out the differences between them so that you can determine which one suits you best. What is

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