Could my desk set-up at work be contributing to my back pain?

It is common for people who work in an office environment to experience back pain, neck pain or headaches. The way in which your workspace is set up (i.e. your desk ergonomics) may be a contributing factor as to...

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What causes numbness and tingling in my fingers and hands?

As Osteopaths, we commonly see patients who experience numbness and tingling in their fingers and hands. There are a number of different reasons this can happen. All of the nerves and blood vessels in our arms and hands begin in...

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Is there a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory creams?

There are many products on the market that we reach for when we have sore and swollen joints or aching muscles, and Voltarin gel and Rapigel is usually the first point of call. But is this the best for our...

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Prevention and management of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, affecting millions of people worldwide. Current statistics indicate that it’s prevalence increases with age, although it is more common among women and those who have a direct relative with Osteoporosis. This condition is...

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How to avoid the common causes of back injuries

There are a number of different causes of lower back injuries, but the underlying mechanism that offsets an injury is commonly the same. Often, there is a bending of the lower back coupled with a twisting motion to either side...

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Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep is one of the most important factors in maintaining your health, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, but did you know that 40% of Australian adults are suffering from inadequate sleep? There are many negative effects...

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