March 12, 2019

Can a disc really slip?

Herniated lumbar disc
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

The term ‘slipped disc’ almost implies that the vital structures necessary for holding our bodies in an upright position are flimsy enough to just slip back and forth. This couldn’t be further from the truth! So, what exactly do people mean when they refer to a ‘slipped disc’ and can it simply be manipulated back into place?

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February 21, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know about Migraines

Migraine treatment
By Sara Castoldi 

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.

Other symptoms commonly associated include: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound– which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room. Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including: sweating, poor concentration, feeling very hot or cold, abdominal pain, diarrhoea.

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January 16, 2019

Breastfeeding & Osteopathy

Breastfeeding and Osteopathy
By Sara Castoldi 

Although natural, breastfeeding can be difficult for some mothers, who might seek assistance from an osteopath. It is not for us to say whether you should or shouldn’t breastfeed, but if you choose to do so and find the process difficult, we may be able to help!

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November 22, 2018

Headaches & Migraines

Migraine treatment
By Hannah E. Whitcombe 
Finding the correct treatment for your headache will largely depend on what’s causing it, and what type of headache it is. Causes may include sinus congestion, trauma, high blood pressure, pre-menstrual syndrome and, very rarely, tumours or meningitis. However, the majority of headaches are caused by muscle tension or migraines.

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October 30, 2018

The main causes of knee pain

Knee pain
By Sara Castoldi
Knee pain is a common condition experienced by all age groups. Depending on the cause, pain can be associated with other signs such as heat, redness, swelling and reduced mobility.

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August 29, 2018

Childhood Asthma

osteopathy for Asthma
By Sara Castoldi

Childhood asthma is one of the most common respiratory disorders worldwide, with increased prevalence in Western societies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the most common childhood disease and is more likely found in males.

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July 30, 2018

Hot or Cold? – Which works best?

Hot and cold therapy for injury.
By Hannah E. Whitcombe

You may be familiar with people using ice packs in the event of an injury, especially in the sporting arena, where, following an injury, we commonly use the acronym RICE which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation, but when is it advisable to use ice & when is it better to use heat?

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