The BodyLab Blog

News, advice and more from the BodyLab Team

Returning to exercise isn’t so scary with the team on your side

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | February 20, 2024
Can you believe we are almost one entire month into 2024?!It is not uncommon for our new year’s resolutions to be hanging around at the back of our minds as we decide whether we will follow through with them this year or not. The truth is, there is no better time to pr...
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The dancing Osteopath

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | February 13, 2024
In the realm of performing arts, dancers often stand out for their poise, nimbleness, and ability to captivate audiences through their movements.However, the physical requirements of dance can take a toll on the body, leading to performance limitations or injuries. Thi...
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Exercising in the Heat: Stay Cool, Stay Safe

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | February 6, 2024
As health professionals, we understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle for overall well-being. However, when the summer heat kicks in and the temperature rises, it’s crucial to take caution and prioritise your health and safety. Here are some tips to ...
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Clinical Pilates VS Reformer Pilates - What is better for me? 

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | July 26, 2023
At BodyLab Health we often get asked what is clinical pilates? What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Reformer Pilates classes? Pilates is a form of exercise that has gained popularity over the years due to its numerous benefits. Pilates may impro...
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We're a big fan of the FAN event!

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | July 19, 2023
On the weekend the team went into Melbourne for The Female Athlete Networking (FAN) and Education Event. An athlete, to us, is anyone who intentionally moves their body, therefore making the takeaways applicable to a large portion of our amazing clie...
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New year's resolutions: A guide to achieving your goals safely

By Dr Michaela Caldow, Osteopath | February 8, 2023
We are well into the new year, and this can often mean that our New Year’s resolutions and goals are well underway. Whether you're looking to improve your fitness, take up a new hobby, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, the new year is a great opportunity to make a ...
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Most common sports injuries in Women

By Dr Michaela Caldow, Osteopath | November 15, 2022
Women in sport has come a long way since the first Mildred “Babe” Didrikson was the first woman to qualify for the olympics in 1932 and winning 5 events and setting world records in athletics. It was only in 1967 that Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run...
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3 Self care tips for your mental health

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | October 6, 2022
This week is mental health awareness week and we think it’s a great platform to check in and see if your mental health is something that you have been prioritising. "the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health"Oxford Dictionary Self ca...
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Can pilates help my posture?

Can pilates help my posture?

By Dr. Adelaide Turner, Osteopath | August 30, 2022
Posture seems to be a very popular topic at home and face to face workplaces, and often the questions are asked "do I have ‘bad’ posture?" and "Will it contribute to any neck or back pain that I have?"Firstly, there is no perfect posture! We are all different shape...
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What does my hip pain mean?

By Dr Michaela Caldow, Osteopath | August 4, 2022
Hip hip hurray!  You’re hip is celebrating an unwanted party! Not long after your hip is inviting the knee, the ankle, and the low back to crash the joint and everything becomes a bit of a circus.With life returning to pre-covid times, our lives have become a ...
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The 411 on Remedial Massage

By Karina Day, Remedial Massage | July 5, 2022
Have you ever wondered what exactly a remedial massage is? What is the difference between a remedial massage and one you might get from a day spa?While a day spa massage can be relaxing and restorative, a remedial massage is more focused on relieving sore muscles f...
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The Connection Between Your Jaw & Pelvic Floor

By Dr. Christine Fraser, Osteopath | May 10, 2022
As an osteopath we look at how the body functions (and more often doesn’t function) as a unit. This is highlighted in many areas of the body but your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw and your pelvic floor are a great example of this.How so, you may ask? Well, t...
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Headaches – A continuous pain in the head (or face)

By Dr. Peta Antonello, Osteopath | February 15, 2022
We have all experienced this at some point in our life. Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders affecting the nervous system with at least 50% of the world’s population having experienced an episode of symptomatic headache in the last year. ...
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Is WFH a pain in the neck?

By Dr. Peta Antonello, Osteopath | January 12, 2022
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has flipped our world upside down. We have realised just how precious life is and all of the things we previously took for granted. But it has also shown us that we don't have to be stuck in the rut of the 9-5 and ...
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Seasons (unwanted) Greetings

By Dr. Peta Antonello, Osteopath | December 15, 2021
Christmas is a time to be merry and not injured Here are some tips to keep you fighting fit over the holidays:Dad, it's just a game! Let the kids beat you… it’s better than spraining your back whilst playing a game of family friendly backyard cricketWhen h...
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Concussion in sport

By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist | March 1, 2021
By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist.Concussion awareness and player management is improving at elite sporting levels, and it seems to be slowly filtering down into our weekend teams, but we can do better!The AFL have actually produced some fantastic resources that...
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Can stress effect my menstrual cycle?

By Dr. Bridget Pledge, Osteopath | September 8, 2020
Stress is a normal physiological and psychological response our body produces when we feel we are under a threat. Back in caveman days stress would have been coming under attack from a wild animal, in modern day 2020 stress can come in many different for...
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Get comfy at home... I mean work!

By Dr. Bridget Pledge, Osteopath | July 27, 2020
Do you get to the end of work and feel tired and achey? Do you constantly feel tight, have a sore neck or back, get headaches? It might be time to re-assess your posture at work!We often speak a lot about having good posture but when we are busy at work it ...
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Self-Care – more than just facials and manicures.

By Dr. Bridget Pledge, Osteopath | May 20, 2020
Self-care isn’t a dirty word, it’s always a necessity but especially when we are feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or out of routine! In a very uncertain time we all need a bit of TLC and to continue supporting one another in whatever way we can. It’s important to rememb...
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