News: Is there an Answer to Superbugs?

Superbugs have been identified by the World Health Organisation as one of the greatest threats to human health after adapting to become resistant to all forms of antibiotics.

PhD candidate Shu Lam said the team developed a chain of star-shaped protein molecules called peptide polymers that could defeat the superbugs by "ripping apart" their cell walls.

"That actually makes it very difficult for bacteria to adapt and to survive after being treated by these peptide polymers," she said. - more

News: Keep Moving and See an Osteopath

Many older Australians mistakenly believe that the effect of ageing on their body's joints is inevitable and untreatable. Osteopathy techniques aim to maintain your health, mobility, balance, reduce further joint wear and tear… helping you keep active and independent!

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News: Osteopathy Explained

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

An osteopathic practitioner will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.

Manual medicine means that both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.

Osteopathy is a complementary therapy. It is used alongside conventional treatments to improve health.  - more

News: Sciatica - Can Treatment Help?

Osteopathy may be useful in relieving the symptoms of sciatica

Symptoms of sciatica may include the following:

  • pain in the buttock or down the leg
  • numbness
  • muscular weakness
  • pins and needles or tingling
  • difficulty moving or controlling the leg.

Osteopaths will examine the body to find the true underlying cause of the sciatica. Osteopaths treat the related joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve.


News: Osteopathy for the Elderly

Many seniors believe the effect of ageing on their body's joints is untreatable. Keeping mobile is the key to your health.

Osteopathic treatment can offer the elderly treatment, advice and help to improve balance, circulation, joint stiffness and mobility.

The effects of ageing on the body can cause symptoms like:

  • poor balance
  • general stiffness
  • back and neck pain
  • hip and knee pain and stiffness
  • arthritis and joint swelling

 

News: Growing Pains in Children

The young body's rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Osteopathic treatment can help remove the strain that's causing growing pains. - more

News: Osteopathy for Back Pain

Research* have shown improvements in back pain after a consultation with an osteopath.

In a typical case of acute back pain, the osteopath would treat the restricted and painful areas identified in the examination. The treatment would include gentle balancing techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain.

The osteopath would advise stretches and exercises if required.

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News: Natural Remedies for Sinusitis

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to something in our environment (dust mites, pollen etc). Hay fever that happens at certain times of the year is known as seasonal Hay fever.

When we breathe the irritating substances in (such as pollen) our body produces an immune response, causing swelling of our nasal passages, mucus production and itchy eyes. Prolonged mucus production and nasal blockages can lead to infection, which may or may not affect our sinuses. - more

News: Sporting Injuries Osteopaths Treat

  • Ankle and Ligament sprains and tears
  • Shoulder tendonitis/impingement
  • Knee ligament and tendon injuries
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Chronic hip/groin/hamstrings injuries

News: Gut Issues - Can Osteopathy Help?

Symptoms for gut issues can include constipation, diarrhoea, pain and bloating; or, in fact, all of the above at various times.

There can be a lot of different causes, which can make the underlying problem hard to diagnose. It often relates to food allergies, which may not have been identified. And there is sometimes a stress related component to gut issues. - more

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