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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Everyone knows someone who suffers from asthma. Unfortunately Australia has rates which some have speculated to be as high as 1 in 10. Though we don’t often think about the ways in which it affects the body. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition which leads to changes in the lining of the airways. The inflammation…

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It is estimated that around 2.7 million Australians had Asthma in 2018. With so many individuals suffering from asthma, there is so much information out there, particularly around what to eat to manage asthma. Today we are going to be looking into the relationship between diet and asthma.   Below are some common dietary related…

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maskne

We have found ourselves in a time where wearing a mask when we leave our home is now compulsory here in Melbourne, Australia. With this, we are seeing and hearing of people trying to overcome acne in the mask region- maskne. While removing the aggravating factor is normally something we would start with- we can…

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The world is changing. Now comes a need for innovation and lateral thinking to continue to provide our patients with excellent care and service. Telehealth, while reasonably new in Osteopathy, aims to bridge a much needed gap in health communication. In this blog we will explore what Telehealth is, discuss what to expect in an online…

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by Dr. Rebecca Farthing (osteopath & naturopath) If you’re dealing with an unhappy gut, the first place to look is the food you are putting into it every day. Food can be like medicine, but some foods can cause imbalances that impact on health. Over the long-term, what you eat can cause disease. It’s important…

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probiotics and prebiotics for gut health

Probiotics and prebiotics for gut health is a hot topic. As gut health has been proven to have an enormous impact on overall health, these two nutrients are of particular interest. But what are these nutrients, and how can you utilise them to your benefit? What are probiotics? Probiotics are ‘good’ micro-organisms that can populate…

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Shockwave therapy

Have you been suffering long term, soft tissue type pain, that never seems to go away. Perhaps your injury only affects you when you are performing physical activity. Or maybe your pain seems to go away short term, only to come back again just as soon as you get back into something you love. Dealing…

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