What is Osteopathy?

Shane Bruce, our Osteopath, explores the history and underlying principles of Osteopathy and what they mean for the practice today.

Contrary to what some believe, it is not simply a profession that involves only cracking joints and rubbing sore muscles, but a profession that allows many different approaches and methods to be used as required with the ultimate purpose of working together with the individual to achieve their health goals.

When should I break up with my health practitioner?

Alannah, one of our physiotherapists here at The Biomechanics, talks us through when you should consider breaking up with your health practitioner. She explores why it's so crucial for you to be in charge of your recovery and treatment, and that it's absolutely okay for you to decide a certain practitioner just isn't right for you. 

Do you need a spinal check?

Many Health clinics are pushing a promotion of "FREE SPINE CHECKS". However, if you don't have back pain this might cause more of an issue than its cost is worth - research has shown it may even increase your likelihood to experience back pain. So, we thought we'd put together a little list of facts you should know about your back so you can be better informed in regards to preventing back pain;

Blog Series: The ups and downs of weight loss

Even fitness and health professionals have battles with their health. Weight loss and metabolic health isn't always easy. Karina explores her battle with PCOS, weight loss and body image in this open blog series about finding health and feeling great. Join Karina on the start of her adventure back to better health and fitness and learn the keys to goal setting and achieving the health you deserve.

It's The Biomechanics 1st Birthday!

It's been a whole year in our Footscray home and it's time to find out all the goss on your Biomechanic. Thanks to all of our clients who have allowed us to help them with their fitness and rehab whilst creating a fun little community. Enjoy!

Why you can't lose weight and why The Biggest Loser gets it so wrong.

Weight loss is hard, and many of us struggle to achieve or maintain it. So how do we stop setting ourselves up for failure? The biggest loser TV show has deciphered the key to ensure overall failure at weight loss maintenance - let's find out why.

5 things you’ve been told that are causing your back pain that probably aren’t!

Suffering from low back pain can be debilitating and often we have conflicting advice from health practitioners. There is no one way to skin a cat but there are a few common findings that are often irrelevant. This will help in addressing some of these common findings and provoke some thinking behind your findings.

Pain Series Part 3: 9 Rules of Managing Chronic Pain

If you’ve read part 1 and part 2 hopefully you are feeling more positive and motivated about moving forward. It’s important to keep in mind that it is normal to have exacerbation and it is a part of the process – in fact, it is one of the most important parts to move forward. The following 9 rules will help you plan and decrease the duration and intensity of the exacerbation.

Pain Series Part 2: Understanding your Pain

In part 2 we talk about Wendy, a client suffering from years of chronic pain and my experience as a clinician helping her to understand her pain and begining to move forward. A good read if you feel you suffer from persistent pain.