News: Claiming Medicare for your Osteopathic Visit

Enhanced Primary care, or Chronic disease management is a A Medicare rebate available for a maximum of five (5) services per patient each calendar year.

Your GP will determine whether your chronic medical condition would benefit from osteopathy services.

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. It includes, but is not limited to, conditions such as asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. - more

News: Age Appropriate Chores for Your Children

Parents often think that giving household chores to children can deprive them of too much of their time during these vital carefree years of their lives. But psychologists argue that when our children are given the chance to help us, they feel like fully-fledged members of the family, learn to be independent, and avoid becoming too daunted by notions of responsibility. - more

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News: Cranial Osteopathy

“Osteopathy is a scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the hands of a person of intelligence and skill, who can apply that knowledge to the use of the man when sick or wounded by strains, shock, falls, or mechanical derangement or injury of any kind to the body. An up-to-date osteopath must have a masterful knowledge of anatomy and physiology... By our knowledge of physiology, we can comprehend the requirements of the circulation of the fluids of the body as to time, speed and quantity, in harmony with the demands of normal life.” Dr. - more

News: Breastfeeding - An Osteopathic Approach to Poor Latch

Have you had trouble breastfeeding? Have you been trying to get your baby’s neck to extend, or heard about the “tummy to tummy” thing but not really got it working? Or perhaps have you had trouble with your baby not opening their mouth very wide, only attaching to the nipple, or even just generally causing pain while they are breastfeeding. - more

News: How to use your phone without damaging your posture

Thanks to Brightside for this great article.

Poor posture is becoming the scourge of the early 21st century. A person who is constantly in a hunched-over position can seriously damage their spine. Because of our constant use of smartphones and other handheld gadgets, many people can spend as much as four hours a day in an unnatural and damaging position. - more

News: Teen Weight Issues- What Not to Say!

Doctors and parents can ward off problems at both ends of the teenage weight spectrum by adopting the following strategies, according to new 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics: - more

News: Osteopaths Treat More than you Think.

Gentle osteopathy can treat and manage pain related to;

  • back pain
  • sore shoulders
  • headaches
  • TMJ or jaw pain
  • pelvic pain and painful period
  • postural problems
  • sports injuries
  • chronic hip/knee pain
  • sciatica
  • ankle sprain
  • flat spots and mishapen heads on infants
  • treatment pre and post tongue tie release
  • unsettled behaviour in babies
  • breast feeding attachment issues 
  • stiff or wry neck 

 

News: The Health Benefits of Regularly Seeing an Osteopath

Osteopathy, a hands-on therapy that offers a gentle way to help relieve such pain and stiffness without the need for medication and more invasive treatments such as surgery.

Although often thought of as a treatment for back and neck pain, osteopathy can help a wide range of conditions, including  - more

News: Sciatica - Causes and Treatment Approach

The causes of sciatica include

  • a herniated (bulging) disc in the lower back
  • bony growths on the spine
  • arthritis in the low back or hip
  • tight muscles in the buttock or trauma to the lower back
  • during pregnancy due to the changes in the pelvis and low back as the baby grows

Sciatica is a painful syndrome caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs deep through the buttock and down the leg. Sciatica can range from a dull ache to an incapacitating pain. - more

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