Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

What is it and what is the difference? You may have heard the terms ‘Dry Needling’ and ‘Acupuncture’ used interchangeably; and while they both involve inserting very thin needles into specific locations, the theory underpinning each practice is vastly different. Acupuncture is a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is focused on facilitating theContinue reading “Dry Needling vs Acupuncture”

Dry Needling (Part One)

Dry Needling appointments now available with Catherine. Sounds confronting? Don’t worry, it’s nothing like a medical injection! Those hypodermic needles can be >2mm wide (thicker than the average earring post), while the needles Catherine uses are only 0.3mm wide (twice the thickness of human hair). Dry needling treatment can be virtually painless! The majority ofContinue reading “Dry Needling (Part One)”

Calmbirth®

Prepares you emotionally, mentally, and physically for birth. Calmbirth® is Australia’s leading and fastest-growing Childbirth Education Program. Calmbirth® takes a very holistic and evidence-based approach to its education with the fundamental underpinning of the program being the Mind-Body-Birth Connection. Pregnant couples and Birth workers alike are educated and reminded in Calmbirth® courses, of the resourcesContinue reading “Calmbirth®”

Resolution Revolution

It’s that time of year where many people make resolutions for the new year. This may be joining a gym, eating better, losing weight, start meditating, doing yoga, or giving up smoking. While New Years’ resolutions sound like an amazing idea, why is it that we find it so hard to stick to them? IsContinue reading “Resolution Revolution”

Ice or heat? When and how to use them.

“Do I use ice or heat?” This is one of the most common questions that I get asked in practice. I feel like there is a lot of confusion around what to use when. Below we discuss general rules on what to use when and how. Please talk to your health provider before beginning anyContinue reading “Ice or heat? When and how to use them.”

Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?

Stress is something that we all talk about, however, I’m not sure we realise what a profound effect stress has on our health or hidden stress that we may not even consider. Stress arises when environmental demands are perceived as taxing or potentially exceeding one’s own capacity or resources to adapt to them, and thereContinue reading “Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?”