You may have seen a recent article in the Age about someone attending a stretch therapist with amazing results. Stretch therapy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on muscles and fascia to evoke a change in the resting length. They claim to use a combination of static stretching (when a therapist moves a.. read more →

22 Oct 2021
October 22, 2021

What is a facet sprain?

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Back injuries are extremely common in the population, with studies showing up to 80% of people will have an episode of back pain in their lifetime. Most people have heard of or know of someone who has damaged their disc, whether it’s a bulge or herniation and this can be what people think of immediately.. read more →

15 Oct 2021
October 15, 2021

Knee Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis (OA or degenerative arthritis) is a degenerative disease that is characterized by the gradual decrease in cartilage on the bone surface of the femur (thigh bone) and it’s articulation with the tibia (shin bone).  Cartilage is the structure that protects your bones and helps cushion them with movement and activities. The breakdown of cartilage.. read more →

Finding the right pillow and mattress can be really hard work, or a real pain in the neck! The average person spends on average between 7 and 9 hours sleeping so theoretically it is just as, if not more important to ensure good sleeping postures and habits as it is work ergonomics.  Choosing the wrong.. read more →

Acute low back pain is one of the most common conditions that we see at the clinic. Often, it is the first time the patient has experienced pain in their lower back at this intensity and it can be frightening and concerning. Sometimes all we want to do is find a comfortable position and stay.. read more →

Texter’s thumb is a very painful condition that is medically referred to as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. It affects two main tendons of the thumb and wrist called the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and the abductor pollicis longus (APL). In repetitive tasks of the thumb, or with prolonged sustained contraction, the muscles fatigue and tighten. As.. read more →

As many of us are goal orientated and want to know that the exercise we are doing is going to help us, we get asked this question regularly. Pilates results are just like any other exercise forms in regards to toning and strengthening. To quote Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, “In 10 sessions you.. read more →

Dry needling is a treatment technique that involves the insertion of an acupuncture needle into a part of the body. At VSRC all of our Osteopaths are trained in the technique and it is a great to use in conjunction with other treatment techniques for your ailments.  Dry needling can be great to use in.. read more →

Sleep disturbance affects a large proportion of the Australian population, with a study finding that 57.5% of participants reported at least 1-4 poor nights of sleep every week! Paying attention to sleep hygiene is one of the most straightforward ways that you can set yourself up for better sleep- for both getting to sleep and.. read more →

Activewear and compression garments have become increasingly popular in the last few years and many of us would admit to wearing them all day due to the comfort. However it is really important to note that when you are pregnant, not all compression garments are recommended for use whereas others can be used as a.. read more →