How Shoulder Bursitis Can Affect Sleep Quality: Understanding the Connection

You’ve had a long day, your muscles are worn out, and your mind is buzzing with the stresses and triumphs of the day. Naturally, you look forward to sinking into the soft embrace of your bed, where a peaceful night’s sleep will recharge you for the morrow. But for those grappling with shoulder bursitis, a […]

What Is Cervicogenic Headache? How Can Acupuncture Help?

A cervicogenic headache is a type of headache that originates in the cervical spine and may cause pain in the head, neck or face. It is usually a dull throbbing pain on one side and can be moderate to severe in intensity. Symptoms may include muscle tension or spasms continuing from the neck into the […]

How Can Osteopathy Help With Shoulder Bursitis?

Are you struggling with shoulder bursitis? You’re not alone. In fact, this condition is quite common, particularly among people who have a sedentary lifestyle or who perform repetitive motions with their shoulders. If you’re looking for relief, osteopathy may be able to help. Here’s what you need to know about this treatment option. What is […]

Osteopathy For Children With Growing Pains

Growing pains are a common issue for children. Kids might ask how they can get rid of the growing pains, and it can be hard to know how to help your child if the pain is recurrent or serious. Fortunately, osteopathy is a gentle, drug-free way of helping children manage growing pains. At Essendon Natural […]

What is Frozen Shoulder

If you have been experiencing pain and stiffness in your shoulder joint for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome. Frozen shoulder is a condition that results in significant limitations of movement in the shoulder joint, and can be quite debilitating. In this article, we will discuss what frozen […]

What is the Difference Between Osteopathy & Chiropractic?

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve finally had enough of simply putting up with your back/neck/joint pain, and you’re ready to seek treatment. But which treatment is the best option for your specific condition – chiropractic or osteopathy? The “osteo vs chiro” discussion ultimately comes down to the nature and severity […]

What is the Difference Between Myotherapy & Osteopathy?

Osteopathy, myotherapy, Chiropractic, physiotherapy… it can all get a bit confusing. Which discipline focuses on what conditions of the body, and which treatment is best for your specific needs? To describe what the difference is between myotherapy and osteopathy, it’s best to start by explaining that “myo” means muscle and “osteo” means bone. Therefore, you’d […]

What is the Difference Between Osteopathy & Physiotherapy?

For many people, trying to figure out the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy is like trying to work out the difference between jam and jelly. And given the Oxford Dictionary’s definitions of osteopathy vs physiotherapy, you could be forgiven for struggling to differentiate the two professions: Osteopathy: A system of complementary medicine involving the treatment […]

What is DOMS?

You might have heard the term “DOMS” thrown around before; perhaps in the context of the gym, or exercise in general. DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) is most easily defined as post-workout muscle pain.  As painful as an intense gym workout can be at the time that you’re going through it, we all know […]

How Long Does It Take to Get Better After Osteopathic Treatment?

As much as we all love a quick fix (especially where physical pain is concerned), unfortunately osteopathic treatment isn’t a one-stop solution to curing your aches and pains overnight.  While many people notice drastic positive changes in their various musculoskeletal conditions after seeking osteopathic treatment, asking how long it will take is a bit like […]