The Dynamic Diaphragm

It is well known that the lungs are the organs responsible for breathing, but it is probably less known that the lungs themselves don’t actually have to do much physically in order for breathing to occur. It is in fact, up to an incredible number of muscles working together in harmony that the function of pulling air in and pushing air out of the body is achieved.

The body is a perfectly synchronized orchestra, playing a symphony over and over again, thousands of times a day and the diaphragm is the “Maestro” conducting the entire thing. This underestimated muscle is the one responsible for starting every single breath throughout your day.

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Have you been suffering from a particular ache or pain for more than three months? In the medical world, if you have the same pain in anywhere in your body consistently for more than twelve weeks it may be classified as chronic pain.

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What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger point dry needling is a technique utilized by many manual therapists. It involves the placement of thin sterile needles (similar to that used in acupuncture) into muscle trigger points, otherwise known as knots in the muscle. Trigger point dry needling has increasing evidence to support its use for reduction in immediate, local, referred and wide spread pain.

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The Role of Food in Managing our Musculoskeletal Conditions

The foods we eat have the ability to alter the amount of inflammation occurring in our body. Many of the musculoskeletal conditions we see here at Southside Clinic have an inflammatory component. Therefore, the foods that enter our bodies can have a substantial effect on the pain & inflammation you feel as part of your condition. By choosing to eat anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding or minimising your intake of foods that can promote inflammation, you can help yourself get back to doing the things you love without aches and pains.

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Why Osteopathy? Why not Physio or Chiro?

Osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic are all hands-on manual medicines which aim to help people with their aches and pains. If you watched an osteo, physio or chiro working they may even look the same. There would be a patient on a table with a practitioner offering manual hands-on therapy. So why would you choose osteopathy? What makes it different to what you have tried before?

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Myths about Discs – Dr Liz Jennings (Osteopath)

It can be terrifying to be told you have, or even just you might have, a problem with one of the discs in your spine. It’s a normal response to have, especially when you start to notice that everyone you talk to seems to either have their own story about their back or how Bob down the road had exactly the same thing. That’s why, like most things medical, there are a lot of myths around!

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Low Back Pain & Osteopathy

It is alarming to think that over 80% of the population will experience back pain some time in their lives! In fact, it is the most common reason as to why people will have time off work and is one of the main reasons as to why patients visit us at Southside Clinic.

Here at Southside Clinic in Adelaide (South Australia) we treat a variety of low back pain symptoms and the causes that contribute to them using techniques such as…

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Headaches explained.

Long hours in front of a computer? Tired, stressed? Constant tightness and aches in your neck and shoulders? Headaches? At Southside Osteopathy we may have the answer for you. Our trained Osteopaths are ready and waiting to help the people of Adelaide.

Headaches are common yet complex complaint and can present in many ways. But this doesn’t mean you have to continue to suffer from them.

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Getting Older & Staying Active with Arthritis.

Here at Southside Osteopathy we understand that retirement can bring time for leisure, travel opportunities and interests to the older person. This is the chance to take up those sports and activities that you never had time for whilst working and bringing up your family, e.g. golf, gardening, Kayaking, fitness classes etc. The body, however, has changed. It has lost some of its elasticity and ability to adapt. It has also experienced injuries and postural stress during those years, often resulting in repetitive strain injuries, stiffness and degenerative changes. Let us share with you more about staying healthy as you get older, and some ways to help arthritis.

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Bursitis Explained.

Wherever bones, tendons or ligaments come into contact with each other there is a fluid filled sack present which sits between them called a bursa.

A bursa prevents these structures from rubbing on each other. Bursitis is a condition where there is inflammation of this bursa. It is often related to overuse of a particular joint, or where there is excess tension on a specific area over a long period of time.

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