Welcome to Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic’s newsletter; Spring edition 2017.
We are very pleased to bring you the first of our seasonal e-newsletters containing information about the clinic, its practitioners and informative health topics that are important to everyone.
In the 2017 spring edition we talk about Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic and find out about the changes that we have made to the clinic. We bring you some handy tips on how to avoid desk related injuries, as well as informing you about special discounts on offer at the clinic.
We hope you're enjoying the spring sunshine. The Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic team Kym, Bruce & Sally
The NEW Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic
Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic opened its doors over 20 years ago initially operating out of Bruce’s house. He then shifted the clinic to 208 Doveton Street Sth where it operated for 21 years. On returning from maternity leave Kym took over the reins of the clinic from Bruce. With the change of ownership came a change of location. Not a huge shift but we’re glad to say we’re all settled into our new residence at 209a Doveton Street Sth. Come in and visit us and see it for yourself!
Osteopaths treat more than you think!
pre and post pregnancy pain
babies and children
neck and shoulder pain
If you have an injury and are not sure if we can help, please call the clinic and have a chat to one of our osteopaths
Desk related injuries
Sitting at a desk and operating a computer may seem like a harmless activity. However because the human body was designed for movement it does not tolerate this immobility and repetitive action for long periods. Desk related injuries are among some of the most common musculo-skeletal complaints. Some of the most common desk related injuries include:
Back, neck and shoulder problems
Repetitive strain (tendon) Disorders e.g. tennis elbow, de Quervains Tenosynovitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Eye/Vision problems e.g. headaches, eye strain
Tips for better Desk Heath
Get moving For every 30 minutes of sitting at your desk make sure you stand up and stretch for 30 seconds. An extended 15 minute break every 2 hours is also recommended.
Stretch The team at Ballarat Osteopathic clinic have a large knowledge base of stretches but here are some of our favourites.
Neck: sit on your right hand and slowly turn your head towards your left, then look down towards your armpit. You should feel a stretch into your neck and shoulder. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Upper back and ribs: While sitting in your chair lean forward and reach your hands as far as you can toward towards the floor. You should feel a gentle stretch in your middle back and ribs.
Forearm: Extend your elbow with your palm facing up, use your opposite hand to gently draw your fingers in a downward direction while still maintaining your extended elbow. Repeat on both sides.
Refer a friend and receive $10 off your next consultation*. *Limit of one discount per treatment.