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Dr Annabelle is learning Auslan

Dr Annabelle is learning Auslan

One of our fantastic osteopaths, Dr Annabelle Balharry, has been learning Auslan. In the process of obtaining her Level 1 Auslan, Annabelle has put together a short piece introducing herself to our deaf/hard of hearing community in Melbourne. Watch our video of Annabelle’s introduction below. Annabelle has also written the below introduction, explaining her interest in learning Auslan and how...

Dr Alan's final 'rant' for 2019...

Dr Alan's final 'rant' for 2019...

Many who have graced me with their presence in my consulting room will have noted the conspicuous tome of choice resident on my desk, always close at hand for a few paragraphs of blissful oblivion stolen during a busy working day (don’t tell the boss!). I can remember my mother, an avid reader and crossword puzzle devotee, now deceased, buying...

So why Pilates?

So why Pilates?

Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to assist athletes and dancers to recover from injury and return to their activity. Pilates is a series of exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga, and ballet. It works with your body to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in a balanced fashion. Among the many benefits of Pilates, it...

Good recovery is key to staying well

Good recovery is key to staying well

This is a topic that circulated the socials recently and caught my attention as something great to be talking about. We are often so focused on the everyday gains and getting by that it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves! We can place focus on preparing for events, practise behaviours that assist in reaching desired outcomes,...

Perceptions of Another Injustice to Women

Perceptions of Another Injustice to Women

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) (a long-term national health study in the US)…It is hard for me to say these words without uttering a curse, much as Maimonides stated that the word Jesus should only be spoken when uttered with a curse - no love lost there... In 2002, in typical American “larger than life” fanfare, this “landmark” study was...

Introducing Dr Ruffina David

Introducing Dr Ruffina David

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to the PHP team. Dr Ruffina David, a registered psychologist and licensed professional counsellor, will be starting with us on Thursday 14 November, and practising each Thursday between 12 and 7pm. Ruffina brings with her almost twenty years’ experience; after beginning her training and career in India, Ruffina has spent more than...

It's MO time!

It's MO time!

It’s that time of year again, where a collective bunch of very well-meaning men quit shaving and grow their best moustaches in aid of men’s mental health awareness. Dan White, our Myotherapist, is once again participating in Movember. Dan is very passionate about raising awareness for men’s mental health and encouraging men to start conversations around the topic. Last year...

PEACE & LOVE, all the way!

PEACE & LOVE, all the way!

There is a fantastic new mneumonic being used to help us reframe thinking around acute soft tissue injury. You have probably heard of – and even used – RICE, or more recently, RICER (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, Refer), but now we’re all about PEACE and LOVE✌🏼! So, let’s start by defining what exactly is an acute soft tissue injury. It...

Bentornato, il nostro ballerino

Bentornato, il nostro ballerino

As some of you may know, Annabelle is not only an Osteopath here at Premier Health Partners, she is also a professional contemporary dancer! Annabelle has just returned from an international tour to Italy, performing for Atlanta Eke in ‘The Tennis Piece’. Congratulations to Annabelle on such an amazing opportunity in her exciting career. Making the most of her trip,...

Myo Dan, he's a busy man!

Myo Dan, he's a busy man!

Dan White, our trusty Myotherapist, has been a very busy man of late. He recently began completing a Certificate III in Fitness part-time, around his Myotherapy work. The Certificate is part of his Continued Professional Education (CPE) through Myotherapy Australia, and involves a mixture of online learning and practical work placement, where he is completing a few hours each week...