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Rib Sprain

What is a rib sprain? A rib sprain is one of the most common complaints that osteopaths treat. A rib sprain can cause mild to severe amounts of pain. Fortunately a person is usually pain free within 10-14 days.   Each person has 12 ribs on each side. Although 1 in 200 people will have […]

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Sprained Ankle

When a ligament is injured often there is disruption to the proprioception (overall sense of body position and movement) and therefore a period of re-training is required to ensure joint stability is re-established. The mechanism behind an ankle sprain can result in forces that may cause the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal length. If […]

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front.Scoliosis is about two times more common in girls than boys. It can be seen at any age, but it is most common in […]

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Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain Pelvic Girdle Pain  is a set of very commonly occurring symptoms in pregnancy and includes the conditions of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, sacroiliac joint instability, pubic symphysis (pubic bone) pain and dysfunction. It is often misdiagnosed as sciatic pain, which only occurs in about 1% of women during their pregnancy term. What […]

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Elbow pain

The most  common  cause of elbow pain is tennis elbow, golfers elbow is less common. Both are a result of overuse or incorrect technique. If the area where the tendon is anchored to the bone is being overstressed, pain will result. Often this pain does not settle on its own. It will then require treatment to […]

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Low back pain

Low back pain

How to effectively deal with low back pain: Statistics show that nearly half of all people will experience low back or neck pain at some point in their lives. This type of pain should be seen to as studies show early intervention will help ensure a quick and successful resolution. History would suggest the correct […]

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Migraine

Migraine

Migraine: Can we help yours? Historically any headache that was of a “throbbing” nature was thought to involve the blood vessels within the head and was therefore thought to be a “migraine”. Any headache that was “not throbbing” was labelled a “tension-type headache”, despite there being no evidence of increased tension in the muscles of […]

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