Looking at a Problem Differently

Looking at a Problem Differently

An Osteopath immediately reasons what could be causing the symptoms and what is actually causing it? Once this is established, a solution to the problem can be developed. An Osteopath is able to treat the function of the body and if malfunction exists causing symptoms...
Is Your Body Functioning Well ?

Is Your Body Functioning Well ?

Osteopathy focuses on health & functioning not disease, ill-health & dysfunction. There maybe multiple problems causing symptoms. A pathological disease may co-exist with dysfunction contributing to the symptoms. Osteopathy treats the dysfunction & not the...
Movement & Learning

Movement & Learning

Please understand that Osteopathic treatment relates to the musculoskeletal aspect of the condition (eg. helps with muscle contraction, relaxation & movement co-ordination) Movement is an essential part of learning. Right from the start of life the baby learns to...
Lifting, Picking up & Moving Objects

Lifting, Picking up & Moving Objects

  With daily duties such as lifting, moving objects, cleaning, and gardening, the body needs a fixed point, so it does not strain, or cause pain. If the abdomen (“Core Stability”) is ACTIVATED, it will strengthen for the task and then provide a stable foundation...
Learning Difficulties, Movement & Sensory Intergration

Learning Difficulties, Movement & Sensory Intergration

Please understand that Osteopathic treatment relates to the musculoskeletal aspect of the condition (eg. helps with muscle contraction, relaxation & movement co-ordination) Movement is an essential part of learning. Right from the start of life the babies learn to...
Movement & Sensory Processing Sequence

Movement & Sensory Processing Sequence

Please understand that Osteopathic treatment relates to the musculoskeletal aspect of the condition (eg. helps with muscle contraction, relaxation & movement co-ordination) This sequence helps the nervous system to process information better so learning is easier....
Injuries With Children in Sport

Injuries With Children in Sport

Have you ever wondered why your child gets injured more often than other children.There is mechanical strain if the body is not functioning in a balanced way. When functioning properly the body both generates force & releases force. If it is not releasing force an...
“As The Twig Is Bent So The Tree Grows”

“As The Twig Is Bent So The Tree Grows”

“As the twig is bent so the tree grows” As a plant grows from a single cell so does the human body. Each subsequent cell is developed from the previous one. The cell adapts to the demands sensed by the body & develops what is required. As the saying goes “as the...
Mothers – Is picking up toys a pain?

Mothers – Is picking up toys a pain?

  Make Daily Life good for you – Mrs Jones suffered neck & back pain whenever she picked up toys or her child.  It became a challenge to change a nappy, bath, feed or load the groceries into and out of the car. We can address  problems such as this by...
Avoid Problems When Exercising

Avoid Problems When Exercising

  Movement, Injury & Performance   – Mr Frank suffered back pain often when he did squats & knee pain & when he ran on the treadmill at the gym .  It became a problem when he did common household duties like taking the rubbish out, mowing...
Injury Support & Performance

Injury Support & Performance

With any task or your daily duties such as painting, cleaning, mowing, gardening and landscaping, the body needs to be stabilised, so it does not strain, or cause pain. A tradesman, for example painting ceilings or walls, can cause repetitive strain. To prevent this...
Daily Life as Exercise

Daily Life as Exercise

We need to perform our daily activities in a manner that is good for our body & acts as exercise. “It’s not what we do its how we do it”. In this way everything we do is exercise. The body learns how to naturally (subconsciously) perform the task & activate...
Movement, Injury & Performance

Movement, Injury & Performance

All movement requires a fixed point for the muscles to pull from to move the body or otherwise injury occurs, performance suffers or both (this might be a simple task like cleaning the teeth or more complex like throwing a javelin or playing tennis). When functioning...
Support & Mobility

Support & Mobility

Muscles need a fixed point to contract from & move the body. The way we use our body is crucial to activate proper muscle function, support, stability & mobility. External supports are valuable to provide a fixed point to help mobility. Any support is a help...
Essential moves to aid learning

Essential moves to aid learning

Please understand that Osteopathic treatment relates to the musculoskeletal aspect of the condition (eg. helps with muscle contraction, relaxation & movement co-ordination) TEACHERS at Green Point Christian College spent Wednesday crawling around on their hands...
Movement & Cognitive Function

Movement & Cognitive Function

Please understand that Osteopathic treatment relates to the musculoskeletal aspect of the condition (eg. helps with muscle contraction, relaxation & movement co-ordination) Imagine when you were learning to drive a car. You were instructed by somebody, you then...
Pyramid of Development & Learning

Pyramid of Development & Learning

The Developmental Pyramid represents the order that problems should be approached. As in all Pyramids the base needs to be stable and integrated before the top can be built. That is, Structural and Functional systems, need to be integrated and in good working order...