Fructose Malabsorption

Posted On: 18/12/17 6:20 AM

Having suffered from fructose sensitivity previously and helping other people with this reatively oppressive condition, it is important that answers be found allowing healing of the digestive tract, nutritional deficiencies to be addressed and the foods that are causing the problem to be avoided. This is a summary introduction to understanding fructose malabsorption better. In […]

Back pain in kids – common causes

Posted On: 18/02/16 11:22 PM

Studies show that 80 per cent of the population will suffer from back pain at some time, but these days the back pain is especially common among Aussie kids. Here are our most common back complaints we see school-age kids: Scoliosis Children between the ages of 11-14 can go through quite fast ‘growth spurts.’ This […]


Posted On: 7/05/15 6:10 AM

A migraine is a particularly severe form of headache that usually involves a throbbing pain on one side of the head. We have found osteopathic techniques to be very beneficial in the treatment of migraines.   Causes Migraines are thought to be caused by a complex series of events that affect the nerves in the […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Posted On: 7/05/15 5:11 AM

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the hands, but do you have carpal tunnel or something else? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve gets compressed as it passes through the wrist. There are several factors that can contribute to getting carpal tunnel: Increased age Gender more common in females […]

It’s my Usual Back Pain

Posted On: 7/11/14 4:42 AM

As an Osteopath, I hear this reasonably often, to which I ask the question, ‘when does back pain become normal?’ Certainly there are some unique situations where chronic pain is unavoidable due to serious pathology or trauma suffered in a work or transport accident claim, but what I am referring to is the pain that […]

Back & Neck Pain Treatment in the Yarra Valley

Posted On: 7/07/14 4:32 AM

There’s nothing more debilitating than living with joint or muscular pain. Day to day tasks like driving, or even simple things like sneezing can leave you with little quality of life. For residents in Lilydale and surrounding areas of the Yarra Ranges, By Design Holistic Health offers quality treatment that helps relieve the symptoms of […]


Posted On: 25/07/13 4:43 AM

What Is Bursitis?   Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation. What Causes Bursitis? Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from […]

Rib Sprain

Posted On: 9/05/13 4:45 AM

Is it your back? Is it a muscle? Is it a nerve? Maybe it’s a rib! Rib sprains are a pain in the back, and they’re a lot more common than you might think. Read on to learn more about this interesting injury… Each rib joins to the spine via a synovial joint. This is […]

Do I need insoles?

Posted On: 7/02/13 4:54 AM

We have been fitting patients with Posture Control Insoles (PCIs) for several years now with great success. But are PCIs only for those with flat arches or sore feet? Posture Control Insoles are full length insoles with a slightly elevated area (between 3mm and 9mm) under the inside of the forefoot. This are is basically […]

Shoulder Pain – Part Two

Posted On: 7/01/13 5:04 AM

Part 2 of our series on shoulder pain is all about bicipital tendinitis. Like our previous condition, bicipital tendinitis has a variety of spellings and variations! (eg. bicipital tendonitis, biceps tendinitis, biceps tendonitis) The biceps muscle is a well-known muscle that runs from the elbow to the shoulder. What is not so well-known is that […]