262018May
How to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

How to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply paying focused attention to the present moment in a curious and nonjudgmental way. The need for an empty mind during meditation is a common misconception and often leads to a feeling of failure, causing people to give up. The great thing about mindfulness is that you can’t really fail! When…

122018Mar
How To Simplify A Shoulder

How To Simplify A Shoulder

The shoulder consists of many different structures (tendons, bursa, capsules, ligaments and more) and each of these structures create different sensations when problematic. This can make treating shoulder issues seem complex. and confusing from a patient’s perspective. A significant problem with the shoulder is the number of tests and the lack of how specific or sensitive…

302018Jan
The Research-Backed Reasons You Need to Start Walking

The Research-Backed Reasons You Need to Start Walking

Man has spent centuries on packaging the world into a neat space with a roof, lights, and climate control. Because of this, we tell ourselves that we are advanced, evolved beings. But we’ve got it wrong. The modern fitness world has spent billions of dollars developing machines (and advertising them to you) in order to…

72017Dec
How To Nurse A Baby Without Back And Neck Pain

How To Nurse A Baby Without Back And Neck Pain

With a large number of patients welcoming new children (or about to), there is a really well-timed series of articles called “Postpartum Pain Clinic”. We’ve copied this one straight from Lifehacker. We are fans of anything that gets you out of pain and this is a common one! So far in our online clinic for new…

112017Nov
Is Conservative Health Care worth the Investment?

Is Conservative Health Care worth the Investment?

Quite a good article about considering your options when surgery is a realistic consideration for your pain or condition. It’s come directly from Nick at Integrative Health and the original article is here. You can’t cut out pain. – every *good* orthopaedic surgeon ever Despite what we know about pain, many people are subjected to poor…

252017Aug
My Achilles Hurts

My Achilles Hurts

Last night I played Futsal (form of indoor soccer) and this morning my achilles hurts. The first few steps to the kitchen feel like I’m walking in bricks. I know it will settle because this has happened before, and I know a trick or two! Achilles tendons are the largest tendon in the body so…

202017May
How to Fix 4 Common Running Injuries

How to Fix 4 Common Running Injuries

I really enjoy reading articles about the body, exercise and tech. The point of this Clippings section is to uncover and make good articles easier to find! This one was found recently and is great for understanding a few common injuries that are perfectly normal and mostly associated with beginner runners! Check it out at self.com!…

292017Mar
Foam rollers are simply good

Foam rollers are simply good

I’m not going to lie, we stole this one directly from GQ.com – surprisingly, it just happened to explain things in a very GQ way. Please consult your osteopath if you’re not sure if these exercises are for you! Foam rollers (FR) can reduce pain, prevent injury. Here’s how to use one. By now, you’ve probably…

212017Feb

DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a wonderful thing. It’s that rewarding, yet oh so painful feeling usually first thing the next morning after exercise. DOMS comes from tiny tears in the muscle that are necessary for growth. If it helps, try and think about the hulk breaking his clothes as he gets bigger (and greener)….

182016Nov
True or False: Pain = Damage?

True or False: Pain = Damage?

If you’re here for the short answer: Pain does not equal damage. And injury does not always equal pain either. Pain, damage and injury are wholly different definitions. At Infinity Health and Osteo, we often find our clients don’t properly understand what their scan results mean. It can be even more concerning when unfamilar words are…

242016Oct
Help Me Remember!

Help Me Remember!

We love giving out exercises and stretches! They help for the majority of your week and can empower patients to look after themselves. More than anything we love honesty, and when our patients come in and say they forgot their exercises – we know there’s an extra step that has been missed. How can you remember…

122016Sep
7-day Turn Around

7-day Turn Around

Sometimes you just need a kick in the right direction. Whether you’ve fallen off the horse or you know you just need to strengthen your body up, the best way is forward. Let me take you through it one simple step at a time, and yes…you’re starting today! We need to shift your thinking. After…

272016Jul
Chronic Pain – what not to say!

Chronic Pain – what not to say!

People with a history of injury and pain can often be overly sensitised to warning signals in the brain. A normal movement pattern reminiscent of a movement that may have caused pain in the past can trigger pain pathways in the brain, even though it is merely an ‘alarm’ for potential pain. It certainly doesn’t…

132016May
How to reduce stress?

How to reduce stress?

Along with bills, stress is something that seems to always grow. It can be caused by a number of factors (e.g. work, family) and while avoiding those things is often the best method, it’s not always realistic. Here are some techniques to calm you down! (click image for full size)

302016Mar
Shift your worry

Shift your worry

Imagine you are a giraffe. You have a 2 metre neck, and sometimes you notice a group of humans taking photos of you. When you are hungry, you walk over to a tree. When it rains, you find shelter. If you see a lion coming, you and your friends hide. Life is simple. Humans aren’t…

22016Feb
5 of the best back pain tips

5 of the best back pain tips

80% of us will get back pain at some point in our lives. It’s one of the most common reasons you visit a health practitioner. You may try and rub it, do a few half stretches and move it around a little. Yep. Still hurts, now what? I love explaining and helping my clients to…

132016Jan
Water before meals to lose weight?

Water before meals to lose weight?

Water is the best drink you can have. It’s free, it’s in the tap and best of all, it’s healthy. It’s not going to fix everything in your life, but water can help with many things. Your body is 60% water, and it helps with digestion, absorption of nutrients, circulation, transportation and more obviously, temperature…

302015Dec
Medical tests worth questioning

Medical tests worth questioning

As a healthcare system, there is a lot of money spent on medical treatments or tests – that aren’t needed. That trickles down to individuals and families, resulting in unnecessary time spent in waiting rooms and lost dollars for those wonderful things in life (presents!). Clients often come in with an idea of what is…

192015Dec
A drug called exercise

A drug called exercise

Exercise is the best medicine. In a world of Fitbits and activewear, you hear it everywhere. For good reason! The following benefits are detailed below: 34% reduction in risk of Type 2 diabetes Health benefits worth $1900 AUD per year Lower rate of cancer recurrence More effective than drug treatment in patients with stroke There…

192015Dec
Three diet and nutrition guidelines for EVERYONE

Three diet and nutrition guidelines for EVERYONE

Nutrition can be a hard thing to agree on. Fat, salt, carbs are all debated, not to mention throwing in terms like paleo, vegan and fad diets. Completely simplifying the mystifying diet and nutrition world can be very dangerous, and we’ve found three guidelines that everybody seems to agree on. To be honest, you won’t find…