Yoga and Osteopathy have a lot more in common than many people realise. As I type up my final treatment notes, I realise I have but a few minutes before my 6:45pm yoga class begins. I love the feeling I get after moving my body. Yet, as I settle into another child's pose and begin to … Continue reading Osteopathy and Yoga: Looking at the body as a whole
Knee pain sucks, particularly when it's of your own volition. You see I love movement and when fuelled by passion and a stubborn nature, the prospect of improving my deep squat was too tempting. As a result I spent significant periods of time stretching, mobilising, kneeling and squatting. Unfortunately blinded by the potential self satisfaction … Continue reading Too much of a good thing hurts!
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
Being abroad has provided many opportunities to admire examples of how the body works by observing nature. One such example is the accumulation of foam on a river. Organic decomposing materials from vegetation or animals produces certain chemicals which reduce the surface tension of the water (1). As a result, air bubbles begin to form … Continue reading Flow: A lesson from nature
Health is a balance. Our body has an innate drive to maintain balance. It makes constant adjustments internally, to meet demands placed on the system by external lifestyle stresses. By altering physiologic functions such as breath, heart rate and metabolism it is able to keep the internal environment within ideal parameters. Health is not a destination, we do … Continue reading Health is a balance
In our busy modern lifestyle we attempt to cram everything into each moment of the day, striving for another minute here or there, often performing two or three tasks at at a time. Yet the ever increasing advances in technology designed to time save and make our lives easier seem to consume our attention entirely. How … Continue reading Pressed for time? Time for a break (literally).