You can’t get away from sore feet. The pain of plantar fasciitis easily limits your activities – it hurts to walk the kids to school so you drive instead, you say ‘no’ to that romantic stroll along the riverbank, and you’re grateful to live in...

It’s unusual to find a person who doesn’t suffer the occasional headache. Most of us have felt the throbbing of a tension headache or the sharp spike of an ice-cream headache. Hunger, hangovers, toothache, stress and sinus pain can all lead to headaches. Headaches are very...

Got a Pain in the Neck? See an Osteopath You move your neck endlessly throughout the day, as you cook food, send texts or drive. Daily life puts quite a bit of stress on the neck. For example, when you tilt your head down to check...

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that 1 in 6 Australians suffered from back problems in 2017-18. That’s more than 3 million people. Back pain can have a significant impact on day-to-day life. It can stop you from doing the things you want to...

There are more than a million people in Australia who practice Pilates, so you’ve probably met a few of them. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics; “Perspectives on Sport” Report Mat Pilates is predominantly undertaken by younger women (15-34 years) and women aged 35-54...

Remember to warm-up when it warms up. A bit of planning and a few stretches could save you a world of pain The moment the sun comes out, you come out of hibernation. The footy’s finished, the cricketers have ironed their whites, and life feels better...

Don’t make the black line a red line. We treat a medley of swimming injuries every year. You follow that black line. Lap after lap, you stroke your way across the pool, counting the turns and the touches. Your day simply wouldn’t be complete without the smell...

How many people suffer from heel pain? According to Science Direct, the world’s leading platform for peer-reviewed literature, heel pain affects about 10% of the population and is highly prevalent in those aged over 65—of whom almost a third are impacted. Common causes of heel pain: The most...

How many Australians suffer from incontinence problems? According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, more than 6 million Australians have problems with bladder or bowel control—that’s anything from just a small leak to complete loss of control. Urinary incontinence, they go on to say, is a common...

How many women see an osteopath? A 2013 survey showed that women represented two-thirds of osteopathy patients in Australia. No doubt this statistic has changed in the 6-years since publication, but the numbers are no surprise. The fact is that osteopathy and women are made for...