There is no denying that the impacts of COVID-19 are omnipresent in all of our lives right now. At the time of writing this, the death toll has nearly reached 96,000 people and unprecedented public health measures have been initiated around the globe. In Australia, we have rapidly mobilised the healthcare system in the best … Continue reading Are we utilising all our resources in fighting this pandemic?
Yoga and Osteopathy have a lot more in common than many people realise. As I type up my final treatment notes, I realise I have but a few minutes before my 6:45pm yoga class begins. I love the feeling I get after moving my body. Yet, as I settle into another child's pose and begin to … Continue reading Osteopathy and Yoga: Looking at the body as a whole
Low back pain is one of the failings of modern medicine. Despite our best efforts, it is "estimated around 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems and 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives"(1). We can attribute this pain to a disease process or structural cause for 8-15% … Continue reading Back pain. Why we can’t fix it
Being abroad has provided many opportunities to admire examples of how the body works by observing nature. One such example is the accumulation of foam on a river. Organic decomposing materials from vegetation or animals produces certain chemicals which reduce the surface tension of the water (1). As a result, air bubbles begin to form … Continue reading Flow: A lesson from nature
Guest Blogger - Dr Matthew Jakovljevic - Osteopath B.S(clin), M.H.S(osteo) Mindfulness is a bit of buzz word going around at the moment, but what exactly is it? Put simply, it just means being right here, right now. Mindfulness means consciously bringing your awareness to the here and now experience, with openness, receptiveness and interest. That means … Continue reading How mindfulness can change your brain and your life
Health is a balance. Our body has an innate drive to maintain balance. It makes constant adjustments internally, to meet demands placed on the system by external lifestyle stresses. By altering physiologic functions such as breath, heart rate and metabolism it is able to keep the internal environment within ideal parameters. Health is not a destination, we do … Continue reading Health is a balance