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Do I Apply Ice OR Heat?

By head2toejess | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Do I Apply Ice OR Heat?

I often get asked about when to use ice and when to use heat. And I also see patients that have followed outdated advice and its cost them recovery time. Taking the time and attention to manage acute and chronic injuries can make a significant difference in how the body responds, heals and ultimately, recovers. Most of…

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Easy Tips To Get Refreshing Sleep

By head2toejess | August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Easy Tips To Get Refreshing Sleep

    According to a recent Australian study only 49% of women report having a deep sleep and just 65% of men.  We also know that after a poor night’s sleep we consume on average an extra 300-400 calories the next day. These things have significant implications to our life and our health.   Watch…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

By head2toejess | November 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

Using Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy as a Part of a FxMed (Functional Medicine) Approach to Treatment By Dr. Jeremy Montrose.  Thank you to Kara Fitzgerald, ND. for allowing me to share this comprehensive article with you.  As an Osteopath addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea, using hands on techniques and home exercises to support maintenance and development of…

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Dry Needling Within Your Osteopathic Management

By head2toejess | November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Dry Needling Within Your Osteopathic Management

Applying dry needling alongside other traditional hands-on osteopathic techniques as a part of a comprehensive osteopathic management plan provides another valuable tool to support our patients to better health. Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure, typically lasting between 5-12 minutes involving gentle insertion of single use, sterile needles between 0.25mm and 0.30mm wide. The…

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Optimising Your Circadian Rhythm

By head2toejess | September 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Optimising Your Circadian Rhythm

Our bodies are amazing machines…They boast an intricate system of clocks that signal our body’s functions. One of these systems is called our circadian rhythm.  Light plays a significant role in our circadian rhythm, so can influence our sleep and wake cycles, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system balance, mitochondrial function, immune function, inflammation, hormonal regulation…

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Detoxify your Indoor Air with Plants

By head2toejess | July 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Detoxify your Indoor Air with Plants

Most people are surprised to learn that the air inside our homes and workplaces is often more polluted with health damaging chemicals than outside. When we close our windows and doors closed, toxic air can be trapped inside. Off-gassing chemicals into our indoor air can occur from furniture, cleaning products, building materials, carpet, electronics and…

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Castor Oil Pack Instructions

By head2toejess | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Castor Oil Pack Instructions

Thankyou to the wonderful work of Dr. Ron Mariotti N.D.  Using a Castor Oil Pack can aid in elimination and detoxification. It supports blood flow, softens adhesions and scar tissue and reduces inflammation. Using these packs can therefore be helpful for conditions including abdominal scarring and surgery, pelvic congestion, PCOS, endometriosis, constipation, abdominal and pelvic…

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How to support yourself through COVID-19

By head2toejess | March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on How to support yourself through COVID-19

As Osteopaths we follow the principals that The body is a unit, of body, mind and spirit, and that the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance. In reflecting on these principals, we must consider the significant impact stress can make to weakening the immune system and our body’s capacity for self-healing. Stress, worry…

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Magnesium for Athletes – What you need to know

By head2toejess | October 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Magnesium for Athletes – What you need to know

Most of us know about magnesium supplements and may be taking them without really knowing why, how it can help or how to get the most out of your magnesium. Magnesium is primarily depleted by exercise (especially high intensity), stress, sugar and alcohol consumption. You may benefit from more magnesium if you fall into the…

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Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods and lifestyle

By head2toejess | June 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods and lifestyle

Inflammation is a key underlying component of pain and a promoter of all chronic disease. Inflammation can be acute (a few days/weeks) or chronic (months). Inflammation is a natural process the body initiates when an area or system is under stress (from injury, infection, mental stress, over exercise, poor diet, lack of sleep etc.), however…

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