Have you ever had a treatment where you have been in so much pain, that any direct pressure or even touching the injured area is unbearable? Or, have you suffered from a constant ache in the upper shoulders from a long day sitting at your desk? This is where Dry Needling can be an extremely useful addition to Osteo treatments.
Research suggests that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience low-back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain. At SHG, our Osteopaths will offer a holistic approach to improve the body’s ability to manage the changes throughout pregnancy in order to minimise associated pain and discomfort.
Shockwave Therapy is becoming very well known in the medical and allied health professional industries for its successful patient outcomes. It is a useful treatment method of pain, that is related to a number of soft tissue conditions and injuries.
Shockwave Therapy can lead to changes that result in immediate relief from pain, and after successive treatments it can accelerate the healing process – getting you pain-free quicker!
In an effort to achieve elite sporting status, children and adolescents are focusing on one sport earlier in their careers, often to the detriment of their bodies. Early specialisation of sport is a topic of conversation gaining a lot of traction across the country. ‘Specialisation’ occurs when an athlete focuses on only one sport, at the exclusion of any other. A few weeks ago, I attended the Adolescent Athletes Symposium held by Sports Medicine Australia in Geelong. Geraldine Naughton a professor in Paediatric Science highlighted the increase in early specialisation and presented some of the most recent research in this area.
While some people do present with a thoracic spine (upper/mid back) that is extended (flat/over-arched), most people present to the clinic with too much thoracic flexion (pronounced upper back)
Poor thoracic posture and position can potentially cause / lead to various upper body musculoskeletal issues.
Poor thoracic posture typically decreases performance in overhead positions and movements (i.e chin-ups, overhead press) and many sports (golf/tennis, just to name a few) due to a lack of range of motion in the area and compensations in other areas.
You can do a basic assessment to get an idea if you need more mobility in your thoracic spine
While there are many exercises, the 4 in this blog post have worked well for me in the clinic.
With our lives revolving increasingly around our work schedules, it is more important than ever to ensure our workspaces are set up ergonomically to promote good posture and reduce posture-related injuries.
Our bodies are delicate and require TLC to ensure they work to their fullest capacity. Young bodies are particularly delicate so it’s essential that we develop good habits early to reduce the risk and severity of injuries in the future.