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Why is core strength so important for my back?

We always hear that core strength and activation is important for our health. But what makes it so? There is a misconception about core strength which has been floating around for eternity. Often we think about the ‘core muscles’ as being our ‘six-pack’ – something that we need to develop by doing 100 situps per…

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What to Expect from a Dietetics Appointment

What to expect when seeing a dietitian is a question we get asked by prospective patients all the time. Many people don’t know what to expect within the appointment or even what indicates needing to see a dietitian. When should you see a dietitian? Individuals are commonly referred to see a dietitian by their doctor,…

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is expected to affect around 1 in 5 Australians.

What is a coffee enema

All You Need to Know About Coffee Enemas

What is a coffee enema and why have they gained recent popularity? Today I wanted to share an evidence-based insight into their use, in particular self-administered enemas, what they claim to treat and things you should consider prior to electing to have one.  What is an enema? 

Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy Eating On A Budget

Healthy eating on a budget is achievable by eating food from the five food groups, following dietary guidelines, and probably most importantly, writing a shopping list and following it!! Many people think that eating healthy is expensive and necessitates all the latest health foods. I think it is important to remember that to have a…

how to create a healthy gut

How To Create A Healthy Gut

How to create a healthy gut. It’s a question I am asked often! The more we learn about the gut, the more it becomes clear that a healthy gut is the starting point for a healthy, happy life. But how can you support a healthy gut? Let’s look at some simple tips for gut health.…

Dietitian or Nutritionist

The difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitian or nutritionist? It’s a fair question to ask as in Australia, there are many different nutritional professionals who all appear to play similar roles. So what is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? To assist you in making an informed decision about who best to get your nutrition advice from, let’s look…

Organic and conventional difference between fresh and frozen food

Is Fresh and Organic Really Best?

Organic and conventional food. What is the difference? What about the difference between fresh and frozen food? These days there is so much information surrounding what we should be eating and what constitutes a healthy diet.

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Understanding Hip Dysplasia

What is developmental dysplasia of the hip? Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) is a condition where the hip joint, which is a ball and socket joint, develops abnormally. This condition was previously known as congenital hip dysplasia or congenital hip dislocation (CDH).  DDH is a condition that is most often discovered whilst babies are still quite…

what is a healthy diet

What is a Healthy Diet?

What is a healthy diet and what is a balanced diet? Nutrition and what to eat can be a very confusing topic for many people. There are so many conflicting messages around what we should be eating, which food groups are good and which food groups are bad. There is so much information, that many…

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7 Exercises for Stronger Ankles

Whether it be in a team-sport setting, going on your daily walk, or pushing your limits on a run, ankle injuries (in particular sprains) are very common. We use our feet and ankles in almost all of our daily activities, so ensuring they are strong is important.   If you seek help from an Osteopath…

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Torticollis and Neck Restrictions in Babies

Babies may have a preference for turning their head and neck one way more so than the other direction. And in some cases, babies may have their head and neck side bent in one position also.  CAUSES OF NECK RESTRICTIONS- A preference for babies to look one way can be as a result of the…