2019

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

Is Sports Physiotherapy a Reliable Remedy for Pain and Injuries?

26 June 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you love participating in sports, be it football, basketball, marathons or any other sport, you know how important it is to ensure your body is in excellent condition. When you take part in sports regularly, your body will stay healthy and fit. This constant physical effort, however, can quickly take a toll on the body and you might get injured. Luckily there is a reliable way to prevent or treat injuries — sports physio. Read More …

Safe Sun Practices that Everyone Should Adopt

6 May 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Many people throughout Australia are aware of how harmful the sun's rays are. Although everyone needs some sunlight to generate vitamin D, over-tanning or burning increases your risk of skin cancer significantly. If you love to spend time outdoors, it's still safe to do so. However, you should also focus on adopting some safe sun practices that will help you keep your skin cancer risk low. Know when the sun is at its strongest Read More …

Commonly Asked Questions About an Osteopath

19 March 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Osteopathy is defined as a manual therapy that is designed to bring balance to a patient's body through gentle movements that correct the posture and structure. By the use of treatment, structural dysfunctions will be corrected to gain flexibility in the spine and limb movements. This is to relieve the nerves and blood vessels that could limit the body's healing capacity and function. It is to treat the pain instead of the symptom. Read More …

Questions to Ask Your Obstetrician

25 January 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Do you consider yourself to be a very private individual, who likes to keep her own affairs to herself and who may not want to trouble others with her issues? If so, you may feel particularly uncomfortable discussing any personal matters with anyone else and may even shy away from going to a specialist for the same reason. Yet you don't need to be embarrassed when talking with an obstetrician, as they fully understand the challenge you may be going through and have come across every problem that you're likely to encounter. Read More …