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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Sciatica – what it is?

Sciatica is a painful syndrome which is caused by compression or irritation of a nerve deep in the buttock and down the leg, called the Sciatic nerve.

The symptoms of Sciatica may include one or more of the following: pain in the buttock or down the leg, numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg.

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Whiplash – does it exist?

Whiplash is one of those terms that people hear after a car accident, but may also occur following any neck jarring incident. Whiplash happens when the soft tissue in the spine is strained as a result of the body being thrown backwards or forwards in a sudden and forceful motion.

When the head is thrown backwards, this is called hyper-extension and is likely to damage the soft tissues in the front of the neck and throat….

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