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Creating a Healthy Australia: Why You Need a Wellness Plan

Have you’ve been considering creating a personal wellness plan? Perhaps it has seemed too daunting, or you’re not quite sure how to start. Or maybe you’re not sure what a wellness plan is and how it can benefit…

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“Light Bladder Leakage” Have we wrongly normalised this to Women’s own detriment?

We’ve all heard and seen the ads normalising “light bladder leakage” or “LBL”, and if we’re really, truly honest with ourselves, many of us have experienced this as well! Have you ever sneezed, coughed, laughed, or lifted something…

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Four Surprising Roles of Oestrogen

I am sure you have all heard of oestrogen, being one of the most active female sex hormones. But did you know these other surprising roles Oestrogen plays in our bodies? 1. OESTROGEN IS IMPERATIVE FOR MEMORY AND…

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Our Top Tips for setting your health & fitness goals, and sticking to them in 2019

“New Year, New You!” We’ve all heard it, and probably said it, many times before, but have you ever had success in actually sticking to your health and fitness new years resolutions? Whether you like to call it…

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Prenatal Pilates – The perfect exercise during pregnancy

Looking for a way to stay active while you are pregnant? Whether you are someone who loves staying active or you are newly pregnant and ready to get active with some form of fitness, Prenatal pilates might be…

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Stress on your health and Naturopathy

How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Stress can mean different things to different people.  Some people experience stress with symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating or knots in their stomach. Others may experience it with constant thoughts or worries going through their head –…

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Exercise & Stretches To Improve Knee Pain

Contrary to what most people think, one of the best things for sore knees and knee joint pain is exercise. Enduring severe joint pain is challenging and can take a big toll on our daily lives. Chronic pain…

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Learning to breathe better for health at Sum Of Us Studio

The Life-changing Benefits of Proper Breathing

Here’s a question for you. Do you know how many times a day your chest rises and falls as you breathe air? The answer is roughly 23,000 times. Isn’t it strange that we take the act of breathing for…

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Abdominal Pain In Pregnancy

You may have heard of abdominal separation during pregnancy. Sharp stomach pain during pregnancy is quite common. The term can be frightening and confusing for mothers to be. However, this is a commonly assessed and treated condition by…

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Prahran Meditation

Meditation For Beginners – How To Start Regular Meditation Practice

Interested in learning about meditation and mindfulness? Want to see if guided meditation is for you? Thinking about joining a meditation class? Before you jump into the amazing experience that meditation offers, find out what to expect from…

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Yoga Classes for Beginners – A Starter Guide

The first time with any new hobby, skill, or class is always the hardest. But once you start you’ll forever wonder why you didn’t do so earlier. As a newbie to the yoga world, the lingo and protocols…

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The #1 Key To Injury Prevention

We see it every year. After New Year, there are many people getting back into the swing of things after a well earnt Christmas break, and our clinic is swamped with injuries. Whether this means getting back into…

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Types of Yoga and Their Benefits

When people hear of yoga, some might think it is only a type of physical fitness and nothing more. But there are many different types of yoga styles, and each has its own unique health benefits, including physical,…

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Man experiencing lower back pain

Lower Back Pain Causes, Treatments & Exercises

With back pain being so prevalent in our society, often recurrent, and potentially disabling, it is no wonder there are a lot of questions surrounding the role of exercise with back pain. Part of this comes from the…

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Does Foam Rolling Work or is it a Waste of Time?

Most people who participate in regular activity or sport have at one time used foam rollers. They have risen in popularity over the years as we all attempt to iron out those kinks in our sore muscles. There…

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Got a Corn on Your Foot? Corn & Callus Removal Guide

Why do I get Corns and Calluses on my feet? When areas of the feet are placed under excessive pressure or friction foot corns and callus (sometimes written as ‘callous’) can develop. When the skin experiences increased pressure…

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Running could change your life!

Running is a life changer… that’s a big statement for a simple activity. I say simple because it is easy enough to do, put on your runners, walk outside and put one foot in front of the other….

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What Usain Bolt taught me about Lower Back Pain Relief

What I learned from Usain Bolt and how I use it to help people overcome pain and achieve their goals. For the past several months I have been treating a patient we will call Tom. Tommy has 2…

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Tips to avoid running injuries

4 Tips To Help Prevent Running Injuries

With fun run season here, let’s lace up your sneakers and start pounding the pavement! Running injuries are common and can be very harmful to both your enjoyment of running and the times you are making. It is…

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Shoulder Pain: Signs and Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder pain can be very frustrating and most times difficult to deal with. Shoulder pain can happen to anyone and for many reasons, but one of the most common that we see in the clinic is called ‘Rotator…

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