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Category: How the Body Works

What Is A Disc Injury And Why Are They Commonly Misdiagnosed?

For this blog piece we are going to run down what a disc injury is, how common they are, how to correctly diagnose one and what you can do to manage it. What Is A Disc? A disc is what the body has between the vertebrae

For this blog piece we are going to run down what a disc injury is, how common they are, how to correctly diagnose one and what you can do to manage it. What Is A Disc? A disc is what the body has between the vertebrae

A Short, Brief and Entertaining Story of Pain

This week is National Pain Week, a week where Australia will be discussing the nature of one of the fastest growing problems in our society. Pain. Chronic Pain affects one in five Australians. And in honour of them Errol St Osteo is going to take

This week is National Pain Week, a week where Australia will be discussing the nature of one of the fastest growing problems in our society. Pain. Chronic Pain affects one in five Australians. And in honour of them Errol St Osteo is going to take

No Stories in Science Writing Means Beauty Bloggers Fill the Space

Two of my biggest passions in this world are science and storytelling. I love consuming great stories, whether they be written or spoken, and this is not unusual. One of the key elements of humanity across all races and backgrounds is our ability to construct

Two of my biggest passions in this world are science and storytelling. I love consuming great stories, whether they be written or spoken, and this is not unusual. One of the key elements of humanity across all races and backgrounds is our ability to construct

Weak Core? What Does That Mean?

#!#!# I Have a Weak Core? How Do I Fix It? #!#!# When I was at university we were taught a lot about ‘core muscle’ activation. How to palpate it, when it needed to be activated and a series of bizarre positions to fire it

#!#!# I Have a Weak Core? How Do I Fix It? #!#!# When I was at university we were taught a lot about ‘core muscle’ activation. How to palpate it, when it needed to be activated and a series of bizarre positions to fire it

Clickbaitable health care – consumer beware

As the new health writer for the North and West Times I sat down with the editor to discuss what I wanted to do over the next 4 publications. My main goal was to provide a relevant, well researched and not sensationalist reporting of health

As the new health writer for the North and West Times I sat down with the editor to discuss what I wanted to do over the next 4 publications. My main goal was to provide a relevant, well researched and not sensationalist reporting of health

IS it Bad If I Crack My Neck? Or My Back? Or My Knuckles? Or All Of Them?

IS it Bad If I Crack My Neck? Or My Back? Or My Knuckles? Or All Of Them? A joint is the coming together of two bones. A joint is held together by a joint capsule and little ligaments. In the middle of the joint

IS it Bad If I Crack My Neck? Or My Back? Or My Knuckles? Or All Of Them? A joint is the coming together of two bones. A joint is held together by a joint capsule and little ligaments. In the middle of the joint

Why do we Yawn?

I was sat up late the other night deep in interesting conversation, engrossed, not tired and not wanting to be tired, when I was overcome with an attack of the yawns.   Now this isn’t great social etiquette, and I was duly chastised, however I

I was sat up late the other night deep in interesting conversation, engrossed, not tired and not wanting to be tired, when I was overcome with an attack of the yawns.   Now this isn’t great social etiquette, and I was duly chastised, however I

Gokhale and the Paleo-Fantasy: A Rebuttal

This NPR article has been popping up in all of my social media over the last 24 hours. It’s an interesting concept but not a particularly new one. Essentially the author, Esther Gokhale, traveled to differing parts of the third world seeking out indigenous populations.

This NPR article has been popping up in all of my social media over the last 24 hours. It’s an interesting concept but not a particularly new one. Essentially the author, Esther Gokhale, traveled to differing parts of the third world seeking out indigenous populations.

Backpacks, Handbags and Things That Carry Things: A History and Some Advice

Years ago a friend and I hiked Mt Kinabulu in the Malay portion of Borneo. We weren’t in the best condition having spent the previous few weeks traipsing through the local (night-lit) culture. Sweating and swearing, lethargic and labouring we clambered over rocks and up

Years ago a friend and I hiked Mt Kinabulu in the Malay portion of Borneo. We weren’t in the best condition having spent the previous few weeks traipsing through the local (night-lit) culture. Sweating and swearing, lethargic and labouring we clambered over rocks and up

Is fascia the reason that you can’t touch your toes?

Fascia – it’s the new buzzword making the rounds in fitness and health circles of late and apparently it’s the secret to our fitness, flexibility and well-being. But does this Cinderella Tissue have a reputation it can’t live up to?

Fascia – it’s the new buzzword making the rounds in fitness and health circles of late and apparently it’s the secret to our fitness, flexibility and well-being. But does this Cinderella Tissue have a reputation it can’t live up to?

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