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Anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) vs Natural alternatives

Often the first thing we do when we notice pain is to reach for a packet of painkillers. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen are a good way to initially bring down inflammation of an injury, like an ankle sprain. However, high doses of these types of drugs should not be used for longer than […]

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Injured Ankle?

Ankle injuries are a very common injury of the foot. They commonly occur during games of sport such as football and netball, or when walking or running on uneven surfaces. Some women can be predisposed to ankle injuries when constantly wearing high heels, this elevation of the heel of the foot makes the ankle more […]

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Eating out this weekend?

We are coming into the festive season, of football celebrations, spring carnival, end of year Christmas parties and then Christmas. This can be a time period of many celebrations, drinks and eating out. For some people, eating out can be a frequent experience, regularly grabbing take away or eating out at lunch time from work. […]

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5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints we see as Osteopaths. Unfortunately office and computer workers have the highest incidence of neck pain. Here we are going to explore the common causes of neck pain and how you can reduce the risks of experiencing neck pain. 1. Poor Desk Posture Poor desk posture, […]

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Common causes of low back pain and what you can do about it

Acute or chronic lower back pain affects 80-85% of people at some stage in their lives and is a leading cause of people missing work. Three of the most common causes of lower back pain include; Sprains, strains or disc injuries. All three can happen suddenly, or can develop slowly over time from repetitive movements. […]

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Not All Fats Are Bad Fats!

Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are beneficial fats that are essential for good health. As EFAs cannot be made in the body, these beneficial fats need to be ingested through your diet and with supplementation on a daily basis. There are two families of essential fatty acids- omega 3 and omega 6. Omega-3 essential fatty acids […]

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Putting you first

As women we tend to live busy lives, work, kids, family, cooking, social events, gym and then trying to make ‘me time’. Commonly we often put everyone before our self and then wonder why we end up in a heap feeling tired and exhausted. So with next week being women’s health week, we wanted to […]

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Nut Free Brownies

Over half way through the year and Christmas is around the corner, where has the year gone? The busier we get the less time we take for ourselves. So this recipe is here to not only inspire you to make healthy simple treats but also to take time out to do something for yourself, no […]

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Not sure which type of stretching you should be doing? We compare static and dynamic stretching.

Stretching should be done after a sufficient warm-up, this is crucial as stretching when muscles are cold can contribute to pulled or injured muscles. Stretching properly may reduce muscle injuries and improve athletic performance. In addition, stretching provides: Increased flexibility and range of motion Assistance for injury prevention Prevention of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) […]

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Are you missing magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral in the body. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, assists your cells in making energy and keeps your heart rhythm steady. Common signs of magnesium deficiency include: Muscular cramps and spasms, Headaches, Eye twitches, fatigue Low energy Decreased resilience to stress A diet rich in green vegetables, grains, […]

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