7 Easy Home Exercises To Relieve Your Lower Back Pain

7 Easy Home Exercises To Relieve Your Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can range from a slight niggle to debilitating pain. Depending on the cause of your back pain, different management strategies can be used. Check out our 7 easy tips of things you can do at home to relieve your lower back pain. Disclaimer –...

Why Do I Get Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy?

Why Do I Get Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy?

Why Do I Get Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy?    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!   Being pregnant is a wondrous journey that is full of ups and downs. Unfortunately as manual therapists we hear a question that comes up all too often… “Why do I get lower back pain...

Common Knee Injuries and How to Manage Them

Common Knee Injuries and How to Manage Them

Knee Injuries and Treatment    Knee pain is a common complaint that affects many people at some time in their life. The knee is a hinge joint which connects the femur (thigh bone) with the tibia (shin bone). This means that it is often exposed to twisting...

Running For Beginners

Running For Beginners

Getting Into Running? Since COVID has rocked our world (and our exercise regimes), some of us may have started to look for new ways to stay fit outside of the gym. I know for myself; I have started the dreaded exercise form of RUNNING. This comes with a myriad of...

Million Paws Walk

Million Paws Walk

On Sunday May 19, the Living Active Team participated in the Million Paws Walk at Albert Park. It was a beautiful warm sunny day, and the perfect excuse to get out for a walk around the lake. The Million Paws Walk is an annual event run by the RSPCA raising money to...

Run for the Kids

Run for the Kids

An Early Start!On Sunday, April 7, I participated in the first Living Active event – The Run for the Kids.Being the day after daylight savings ended, it was a VERY early start. 5am became 4am and the kids were up ready to go! At least it meant I had plenty...

Should I Get Treatment

Should I Get Treatment

Should I Visit My Osteo? Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves. So when pain strikes, how do you know whether to visit your osteo or let your body settle by itself? An acute sprain of a spinal (facet) joint is usually very sore and inflamed for 2-3...

Tips for Managing Back Pain

Tips for Managing Back Pain

As some of you may be aware, due to having 2 young kids keeping me up at night, my sleeping position can be described as “sub-optimal”! Last week, after another disturbed night, I bent over to get dressed and felt something twinge in my back. I felt that dreaded...

Exercise Instructions by an Osteopath