Why walking is one of the most important things to do for your health.

How far do you walk each day? If you are an average Australian it's about 3.2km (1). Doesn't sound like a lot does it? The introduction of trains, cars and planes has made the issue of distance negligible. We can be halfway around the world or visit family 100's of km away in a single … Continue reading Why walking is one of the most important things to do for your health.

6 ways to chose the right practitioner for your complaint

Last week I was treating a patient of mine, who it appeared had seen just about everyone to help her with her pain. Unfortunately this isn't the first case of it's kind that I've seen, in fact many patients with persistent pain have this all too familiar narrative. As the inevitable silence descended down upon the … Continue reading 6 ways to chose the right practitioner for your complaint

Back pain. Why we can’t fix it

Low back pain is one of the failings of modern medicine. Despite our best efforts, it is "estimated around 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems and 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives"(1). We can attribute this pain to a disease process or structural cause for 8-15% … Continue reading Back pain. Why we can’t fix it

Isn’t that something to do with bones?

Last week was Osteopathy awareness week.  It provided much needed exposure for a profession with a relatively short history in Australia, one who's popularity continues to grow in an increasingly health conscious market. 'Isn't it something to do with the bones?'. Osteopathy was initially developed as an alternate to medicine itself. Now we are talking late 1800's … Continue reading Isn’t that something to do with bones?