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Positive Effects of Running

Excellent news for all you runners and want to be runners New research has shown that “running significantly reduced arthritis and hip replacement risk” in a study of many thousands of runners. Note: a large part of this was due in part to runners being typically skinnier…ie. weight being the trump factor. Even still this research flies in the face of the common assumption that running is harder on your joints. What  this research clearly shows is that running is either neutral or helpful and

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment that permanently reduces muscle pain and dysfunction by releasing tight muscles by using a small filament/acupuncture needle. Treatment using dry needling allows the patient and therapist a much quicker return to being injury free. Dry needling is a very effective treatment protocol, however is still is essential that the underlying biomechanics and dysfunction be addressed; therefore dry needling is always used along side other hands on osteopathic techniques such as mobilisations, stretching and strengthening. Ask Matthew Clarke how dry needling

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Osteopathy is the fastest growing health profession in Australia

Osteopathy is the fastest growing health profession in Australia According to PHIAC, the number of people choosing to visit an osteopath has increased by 48% over the last two years (June 2012). As a comparison, other manual practitioners such as chiropractic and physiotherapy increased by only 7% and 11% respectively during this time period. The rate of popularity and  growth is a credit to all dedicated osteopaths with ideals in advancing quality of patient care and professionalism. Osteopathy in Australia has grown 48% in the

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Mobilizations are basically active or dynamic stretches and rhythmical movements that massage your muscles and joints with movement….wiggle therapy. The currently sexy technical term is dynamic joint mobility drills, but I prefer the simpler term mobilizations. By any name, it involves a lot of moving a joint through its full range, without resistance, an easy exercise. Mobs can warm you up gently, gradually expand your comfort zone, relieve tension and perhaps muscle knots, and facilitate healing. Mobilizing is an extremely easy form of therapeutic exercise,

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