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Picking the best school bag, and how to wear it

As parents around the country are busy getting their kids prepared for the upcoming school year, we thought we’d share this article from BubHub, written with information from Osteopathy Australia. Carrying a backpack that is too heavy, or not fitted correctly, can cause long term damage to young spines, so it’s important to get your […]

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Do headaches or migraines affect your daily life?

The causes in western medicine for headaches and migraines are still largely unknown, however they are commonly triggered by stress, fatigue, insomnia, menstruation and tension of the neck and shoulder. From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, some headaches are associated with external pernicious influences such as wind cold or wind heat (flu), and […]

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Dehydration – Causes, signs and treatment

The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of 50 to 75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration, and is contained in lean muscle, fat and bones. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and […]

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The irritation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Explanation of Condition Many of you have probably heard of the condition known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, a condition affecting both the large and small intestine – characterized by symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation. IBS has become increasingly prevalent in our society, causing a huge amount of […]

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Suffering low back pain? It can be treated.

Back pain affects 80% of the population at some point throughout life, however most people are unaware of the cause of their back pain and what they can do about it. Low back pain makes up the majority of this populous. Low back pain can be distinguished into three categories, the first being serious and specific […]

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Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Dysfunction and Pregnancy

What is Pelvic Dysfunction? Pelvic pain and dysfunction is very common during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones ‘relaxin’ and ‘progesterone’ soften and relax the ligaments of the body in order to allow the pelvis to open during labour. This is important for helping the baby move more easily through the pelvis. The levels of the hormone relaxin […]

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What is a disc bulge, and how can it be treated?

What are discs? Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. The spinal canal is a hollow space in the middle of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord and nerve roots. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to flex or bend and […]

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6 ways Osteopathy can treat headaches

At Back to Active, we often see clients with persistent headache symptoms coming to the clinic for treatment. Whilst headaches can be caused by a number of factors, stiff muscles and neck strain, often enhanced by poor posture, are the most common causes of the headaches we treat. As well as providing short term relief, […]

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Do you have Tennis Elbow?

If so, looking at joint function is essential! Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender, as a result of acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). The forearm muscles […]

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Sports Injuries

With many winter sports seasons coming to a close, and Grand Finals fever at an all time high, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look at sports injuries, and how you can try and prevent them. Whether you dabble in a friendly match, or perform at an elite level, injuries can happen to the […]