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  • 5 ways to improve your workstation ergonomics.

    5 ways to improve your workstation ergonomics. At Blackburn Osteopathy we see many patients present with upper back, shoulder, and neck pain due to sitting at a desk for a large part of their day. Here are our 5 best tips for setting up your workstation to allow correct posture and minimise tension. Adjustable chairs […]

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  • STRETCH VARIATIONS – trying a different angle.

    STRETCH VARIATIONS – trying a different angle. The majority of us at some stage in our lives have done some stretching. Whether it be at a sporting club or as directed by a health professional or friend, we all have a repertoire of stretches that we know. One thing that a lot of people don’t […]

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  • Hot or cold? Which to use when

    Hot or cold? Which to use when.   At Blackburn Osteopathy we are often asked by our patients whether they should use a heat pack or cold/ice pack for their injury. As a good starting point the following general rule can be followed: Sharp, acute, stabbing pain and inflammation/swelling – start with cold therapy. Stiffness, […]

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  • Osteopathy and Pregnancy

    Osteopathy and Pregnancy One of the most dramatic changes that will ever happen both in people’s lives but also in their bodies is the magic of pregnancy. During this time, not only does the mother’s body have to play host to a developing human, but there are a whole host of physical and physiological changes […]

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  • When NOT to stretch

    When not to stretch. Stretching is a very important part of exercise that most people will benefit from partaking in every day. It can be split into a few different categories but in this article we will talk about static stretching. Static stretching is where you hold a position for a period of time (approx […]

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  • Technology and Children

    Technology and Children Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, tablets & smart phones, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. Because of this increased usage especially with hand-held devices, at Blackburn Osteo...

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  • Are you suffering chronic pain?

    Are you suffering chronic pain?   What actually is pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential injury.  Specialised nerve cells called nociceptors are situated in various body tissues and serve to detect damaging or threatening stimuli.  The nociceptor cell picks up or senses a stimulus and delivers a […]

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  • The harmful affects of binge TV watching

    Winter is truly upon us and with it comes the temptation to cuddle up in a warm dressing gown and dive right in to our favourite TV show. In the age of Netflix, Stan and all other streaming services there has been no better time to binge-out on our favourite drama for hours on end. […]

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  • Tension headaches

    Do you suffer from tight, vicelike pain or pressure on your head? If so, you may have a Tension Headache.  Read on to find out more and what you can do about them! Symptoms of Tension Headaches Constant pressing or tightening pain on both sides of the head with mild to moderate intensity. Tension headaches […]

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  • Winter Sports Injuries

    Winter Sports Injuries   Australia is a sports-loving nation, winter is a time when many of our most popular sports for both spectators & players are ‘in action’. Australian’s just can’t seem to get enough of AFL, Rugby League & Union plus the recent surge in netball, of course there are many other popular sports […]

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