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Kicking pregnancy pain to get more sleep – by Dr. Rebecca Farthing

Kicking pregnancy pain to get more sleep – by Dr. Rebecca Farthing

Pregnancy is such a personal journey that has many different challenges for each of us. Me, my challenge was the pain. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP) to be precise. Pain, pain, pain… and it started early in my pregnancy. That sensation of being kicked in the groin by a horse followed by my lower back…

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The ‘why’ in Total Balance

Being healthy – it’s what many of us value most highly in life.  My vision is to create a health practice that helps patients to be healthy, through a range of treatments, but most importantly, through sharing knowledge, empowerment and showing patients that they can take control. It’s a big vision, but an achievable one…

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The Difference Between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic

In this month’s blog, we address another question we’re commonly asked at the clinic – what’s the difference between physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy? Let’s get right into it by taking a close look at what sets each discipline apart, so you can make the best possible choice when it comes to treating your specific symptoms.…

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Treating Sciatica

Your Starting Point for a Sciatica-Free Future Sciatica Most of us will know someone who’s had it. Or maybe you’re suffering from it yourself. Anyone who’s been affected by sciatic nerve pain will attest to the frustrating nature of the condition. At times you could be pain free, only for shooting discomfort to run up…

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Your Guide to Shockwave Therapy in Melbourne:  Facts, Benefits and Dispelling the Myths

We’re shining the spotlight on one of our lesser-known forms of treatment. Shockwave Therapy, at times, goes under the radar. But it shouldn’t – not only is it gentle and non-invasive, it can be very effective in treating a variety of conditions from tendonitis and tennis elbow, to muscle strains and shin splints. In fact,…

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What That Cracking Sound Really Means

It’s time to set the record straight – what on earth is that cracking sound so many people describe after seeing their osteopath? If you’ve been treated before, you’ll likely know what we’re talking about. It’s almost like the sound of opening a champagne bottle, except it’s coming from your back or around your neck…

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Find Your Balance

Take Some Time Out with Total Balance Healthcare’s Latest Blog Hello and welcome to our first official blog! This blog, along with our brand new website will give you important information about our latest treatments, news, offers, and the tools you can use to live a healthy, active, and fulfilling life. Because who doesn’t want…

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What Osteopathy is

Osteopathy is a system of manual therapy that uses hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose and treat the entire musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths examine more than just the site of pain or discomfort, they also assess surrounding and related body parts, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan for every individual. Osteopaths aim to improve the quality and range…