The importance of breathing

By Dr Lauren Woodman

12th May 2014




We never go a minute without breathing, yet few of us actually breathe properly and in a manner which allows us to receive a full spectrum of amazing health benefits, some of which can improve our mood and contribute to our longevity.

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Tips to Avoid Back Pain

With the majority of us living lives that are growing more sedentary– sitting during our commute to work, then sitting at our office desk for hours, and then sitting in front of our computers or TVs in the evenings for relaxation– it’s no surprise that one of the more common complaints that patients come to see us with deals with back pain. 

It’s vital to be aware of the level of pain or discomfort you are in. For any pain that is sustained, extreme, or intense in sensation, it’s incredibly important that you speak to a healthcare professional right away to get an accurate diagnosis.

Our experienced team are always available for you to book an appointment with, to get specific advice and a more tailored treatment plan, but if you’re after some tips to prevent back pain, we’ve compiled a short list below.


When Should You See An Osteopath?

When do I contact an osteopath? Before I feel any discomfort? After? What sort of treatments do they provide?  These are a selection of common questions we find ourselves answering when our clients search for osteopaths in Melbourne.  So we thought we’d provide a quick guide on when you should considering seeing an osteopath.

What Are You Suffering From?

A skilled osteopath can provide you with advice, recommendations, and design a treatment plan if you’re experiencing any of the following ailments:

  • Body fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work-related pain
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo

The osteopathic approach is to respect the body’s musculoskeletal system and its need for proper balance and alignment. To achieve this, osteopaths use a range of effective procedures, from spinal manipulation, to dry needling and cranial therapy. An experienced osteopath will also provide recommendations and suggestions in regards to nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise.