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  • Ben’s first family holiday

    Ben’s first family holiday Last weekend Ben and Natalie were very excited to take their new baby James (now almost 3 months old) on his first family holiday down to Metung near Lakes Entrance. They were very nervous that the four hour drive could easily turn into an eight hour drive with a cranky baby, […]

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  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

    Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction   Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) which is a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as […]

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  • What is the correct sitting position?

    What is the correct sitting position?    Have you ever wondered what the correct sitting position is, in order to maintain optimal spinal health? Read below for some important tips: Sit up with your back straight and your shoulders back. Your buttocks should touch the back of your chair. All three normal back curves should […]

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  • Is Plantar Fasciitis a Symptom?

    Wake up in morning with knife like pain in the arch or heel of your foot? It could be plantar fasciitis. It’s the bane of the foot’s existence and can be very frustrating and annoying. In this article I’ll be discussing all you’ll need to know about why and how plantar fasciitis comes to be […]

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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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