Eating my way to a healthier heart? How can I do it?

Eating my way to a healthier heart? How can I do it?

March 10, 2020

There is a lot of confusing information available on dietary fat and the effects on the body. Dietitian, Bonnie Taylor navigates the facts about fat and helps you decipher which ones assist in keeping your cholesterol within the healthy range, for a healthy heart. Heart disease is Australia’s leading cause of death, with it responsible for 10% of deaths in Australian women and 13% of death in Australian men.

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Why does something hurt? How do we explain pain in 2020?

Why does something hurt? How do we explain pain in 2020?

March 03, 2020

Pain is a complex experience and no two people are alike. 20% of the Australian population is suffering from chronic pain, and yet, our community still struggles to understand what that means. This blog explains the definition and contributing factors of pain, and asks us to consider what pain science research has taught us through the 21st century.

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Acetabular labral tears – A tear in your hip fence. What do you do now?

Acetabular labral tears – A tear in your hip fence. What do you do now?

February 25, 2020

We often see hip pain in our sporting and working clients, that stems from a tear in the acetabular labrum. Our Physio, Myotherapy and Dietetics team work collaboratively to best understand, assess and manage this injury. Commonly, we see this injury present in our dancers, footballers and soccer players.

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Glute Tendon Pain – escape this sleep thief with our help!

Glute Tendon Pain – escape this sleep thief with our help!

February 19, 2020

Are you suffering pain in the side of your hip? This is often a condition called gluteal tendinopathy, which causes a compression of your trochanteric bursa. Pain in the side of your hip is a very unlikely to be how hip osteoarthritis presents so reduce your worry and get it resolved with physiotherapy input!

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Is your pelvic floor flawed?!

Is your pelvic floor flawed?!

February 14, 2020

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. They act like a hammock, or sling, to support the organs in your abdomen. They also wrap around your urethra, rectum and vagina. Healthy pelvic floor muscles are essential for bladder and bowel control, preventing prolapse, and sexual function. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy.

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New Year’s resolution to starting walking or running? But where can I go?

New Year’s resolution to starting walking or running? But where can I go?

February 06, 2020

Darcy takes you through some great places in the local Nillumbik area to go for a walk or run.

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Overuse injuries, how do I reduce the risk when all my sports return at once?

Overuse injuries, how do I reduce the risk when all my sports return at once?

February 06, 2020

In the recent weeks and months we have seen an increase of overuse injuries presenting to OHL clinicians. Recent tournaments and return to sport for Term 1 often leads to an influx of knee and ankle overuse injuries, in particular. This blog educates about overuse injuries how they occur and the prevention of these injuries.

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What is Fibromyalgia and can it be treated?

What is Fibromyalgia and can it be treated?

December 20, 2019

Fibromyalgia is the past has been a condition that is poorly understood. Only now we are begin to truly understand how to manage this condition that can greatly vary form patient to patient. Physiotherapist Darcy Sharples teaches you about fibromyalgia and how it can be effectively managed by utilising our multidisciplinary team at OHL.

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Bulletproof yourself against brittle bones

Bulletproof yourself against brittle bones

December 10, 2019

Our bones are living tissue. There is a constant process of remodelling that involves laying down new bone and the breaking down of old. When they breaking down of bone begins to outweigh the laying down of new, our bones begin to become a bit softer and more brittle. This is a very basic summation of the disease called osteoporosis. How can we limit its progression and ensure good bone health? Keep on reading.

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Pre Season is back - Easy does it!

Pre Season is back - Easy does it!

December 04, 2019

The time has come for a return to football training for another gruelling pre season. For some, football season is a distant memory having missed out on finals in 2019, for others it might feel like footy season has only just finished after a long finals campaign. We are going to try and give you a few practical tips to make sure these first few weeks back are injury free and enjoyable.

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Spring has sprung and so has my elbow pain, but why?

Spring has sprung and so has my elbow pain, but why?

November 21, 2019

I Have elbow pain, is it tennis elbow? How can I get tennis elbow when I don’t play tennis? During spring at OHL, we see an increase in the number of people presenting with elbow pain. Physiotherapist Darcy Sharples discusses the different types of elbow pain, why they occur and the best ways to manage elbow pain when it does occur.   

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WHY WE'RE OBSESSED WITH JUMPING AND LANDING

WHY WE'RE OBSESSED WITH JUMPING AND LANDING

November 01, 2019

Jumping and landing is very common cause of injuries walking into our Physiotherapist and Podiatry consultation rooms. Considering the frequency of jumping and landing in many sports, do you feel like yourself (and/or your children) are component with this seemingly simple skill? Have a read about why our team thinks its incredibly important skill for any athlete to masters.

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