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COVID-19: 5pm, 25 March 2020

COVID-19: 5pm, 25 March 2020

UPDATE: 5.00pm Wednesday 25 March 2020We understand this is an incredibly difficult time for so many in our community. Our thoughts are with those continuing to work on the front line with this disease, as well as with small business owners, employees, and high-risk or unwell individuals. We believe that the only way through this is to remain as calm as...

COVID-19

COVID-19

We understand many in the community are concerned about the growing threat of coronavirus (COVID-19).The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expects additional cases of COVID-19 in Victoria following trends of global spread, so now is the time to sensibly plan for the possibility of transmission of Coronavirus disease.The National Health Plan Fact Sheet from the Australian Government...

Dr Alan, back at it for 2020...

Dr Alan, back at it for 2020...

My what a fertile field of rants I have for this month!Margaret Court being honoured by Tennis Australia, and TA feeling the heat for it. I can see both points of view here. Whilst I demand the right to oppose the views of bigots, I defend an individual’s right to their own point of view; it is an enshrined right...

PHP like you've never seen us before...

PHP like you've never seen us before...

New decade, new look. Have you seen our new website? Last month we launched our brand-new website and our beautiful new logo. We’d forgive you for not having noticed because we’ve kept the same feel but given it a modern, freshen-up, fitting for a new decade! You’ll gradually start to see our new logo popping up, but you can rest...

Mental health in the wake of a catastrophe

Mental health in the wake of a catastrophe

When catastrophe strikes, it can be easy to feel like it's all too much. We all naturally have different thresholds for chaos, danger, and stress, and when nearing those thresholds, it's imperative that we band together and prioritise our mental health. In the wake of the horrific bushfires that have torn across our country over the last few months, and with...

Headaches; what a pain in the head...

Headaches; what a pain in the head...

What are they, why do I get them, and how can I not?There are a range of reasons that people experience headaches. Common reasons include lifestyle causes such as dehydration, low blood sugar, hangover, etc., which can generally can be treated with water, food, or medical assistance, if severe. Common recurrent headaches can also be due to referred pain from...

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,...