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neck stretch

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By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Stretching** a rigid or sore part of the body is quite an instinctive action. We can find ourselves stretching as a conscious behaviour or as a subconscious habit. However stretching is not always appropriate and can be counterproductive or even harmful at times. Below are four instances when stretching is […]

It ‘just needs a stretch’…

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push up

Movement

Firstly, body weight exercise is not just for beginners but it is certainly a good place to start! It is gives you the opportunity to develop strength & mobility in the body. Doing body weight strength work at home gives you the ability to SCALE to your own ability so you can improve with consistency. […]

Body weight exercise for beginners

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We are well into our lockdown period here in Victoria, and most of us are missing the luxury of being spontaneous! Being able to just decide to go out for dinner, book a weekend away or go visit a friend out of the blue was so freeing. Some health benefits of spontaneity include: Keeps your […]

How to be spontaneous during COVID

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overuse injury

Osteopathy

By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Overuse injuries (RSI) are common and can present in various ways. Often relative rest is required but how can we stop overuse injuries from recurring after the restful period? To answer this we need to have a look at movement patterns and habits. Building skills & solving problems Every day […]

Overuse injuries (RSI)

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Feet health

Movement

Each day you spend a portion of time thinking about different parts of your body, for example some people may think about tightness in their shoulders, their teeth or hair when they look in the mirror, their legs on a run or arms in pilates. Everyones mental list would look a little different, but how […]

Feet are Foundation

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magnesium oil

Lifestyle

With the recent release of our new pure Magnesium Oil product we want to share why we love this powerful nutrient. Magnesium – It the most powerful relaxation nutrient available as it is a both a muscle and Central Nervous System relaxant. Many people are magnesium deficient without realising this one nutrient can have significant […]

Will I benefit from Magnesium Oil?

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telehealth

Other

The idea of having an appointment with your Osteopath over Telehealth might seem strange, and you are probably wondering how they can help when they aren’t able to touch you. Let me share with you a secret, as Osteopath’s a lot of what we do to help our patients and ease their pain isn’t about […]

What is a Telehealth consult like with my Osteopath?

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working home posture

Lifestyle

By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Head and neck pain are common amongst corporate professionals due to the high stress and mostly sedentary nature of the work. Some simple considerations outlined below could prevent this pain from escalating into an injury that requires time, money and energy to manage.  DISCLAIMER: This list is by no means […]

Head & neck pain in the corporate professional

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stress

Lifestyle

Things that impact pain will vary for everyone. It depends greatly on the type of injury and the cause of pain. However, there is one thing that is common for everyone, no matter the injury… Stress!  LET’S TALK ABOUT STRESS! When our mind perceives stress, a change occurs in our nervous system and our hormones react […]

Stress! Does it Impact my Pain?

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warm up

Osteopathy

By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Warm ups may not be the goal of training but this preparation phase is still important. Without a warm up we won’t be able to reap the full benefits of our workout and we also increase our likelihood of sustaining an injury.  A comprehensive warm up should include 3 components: […]

Train smart & warm up. An osteopathic approach.

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