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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow


Valued Health Osteopathy, Bentleigh East

Osteopath Bentleigh East


If you have pain on the outside of your elbow, there are a few conditions that may be occurring, however a common cause is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).3 Tennis elbow is a painful condition affecting the tendinous tissue of the wrist extensor muscles at the lateral epicondyle near the elbow joint.1 


Tennis elbow is thought to result from overuse or repeated pressure on the tendons near the elbow joint, specifically the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) and extensor digitorum (ED) muscles.1, 2 A patient affected by tennis elbow may have pain around the lateral elbow, reduced forearm strength (i.e. weak grip, difficulty grasping/picking up objects), a dull ache at rest, and pain with using the wrist, hand and elbow during normal daily activities or sporting activities.1, 2


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At Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East our skilled Osteopaths treat a wide range of injuries including elbow pain. Osteopathic management of tennis elbow is aimed at reducing pain, increasing muscle strength and improving the quality of life of the patient.1 Avoiding actions that cause significant pain to the elbow is required initially, but complete inactivity or immobilisation should be avoided, as this might lead to muscle wasting, which compromises later rehabilitation.1 The Royal Australia College of General Practitioners also suggest that you remain active but avoid aggravating factors.3


Our Osteopaths use a hands-on approach for the treatment of elbow pain using techniques such as manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation, massage, stretching and specific strengthening exercises. Our Osteopaths may use taping or even braces in conjunction with your treatment plan. Further advice will also be given to you regarding ergonomic measures in the workplace, strengthening exercises for rehabilitation, and other helpful preventive advice to reduce the risk of elbow pain. 


So if you are experiencing elbow pain, make an appointment with one of our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy by booking online HERE or call (03) 9570 9061


All our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are university trained allied health professionals who have completed a minimum of five years of university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. It is also a requirement that all our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Osteopathy Australia (OA).


You do not need a referral to see one of our friendly Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy. We have a very good relationship with many surrounding doctors, other health practitioners and personal trainers in the local community of Bentleigh East and surrounding suburbs.


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  1. Lateral epicondylitis in tennis: update on aetiology, biomechanics and treatment, Thomas De Smedt, Andy de Jong, Wim Van Leemput, Dossche Lieven, Francis Van Glabbeek, Br J Sports Med. 2007 Nov; 41(11): 816–819, Published online 2007 July 6.
  2. Better Health Channel, Elbow pain, La Trobe University, Last updated August 2014. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/elbow-pain
  3. Health Direct, Tennis elbow, last updated February 2017, https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/tennis-elbow 


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Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East is now stocking SRC Health Pregnancy & Post Pregnancy support garments

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Pre or Post Pregnancy?


Have you just given birth?

Did you know that SRC Recovery Shorts (post pregnancy garment) may help reduce pain, increase pelvis and back support, aid in abdominal separation (DRAM) healing, improve mobility, reduce the pain and swelling associated with episiotomy, C-section and the perineal region? The SRC recovery shorts have anatomical support panels that deliver targeted compression, ideal for treating multiple conditions as those mentioned above.


Are you currently pregnant?

The SRC pregnancy shorts and leggings may be a great help during your pregnancy. The pregnancy support garments offer pain relief and support during pregnancy, ease pelvic, sacroiliac and lower back pain, encourage good venous return, compression for vulvar varicose veins and symphysis pubis dysfunction and supports and protects the pregnant tummy.

Our qualified Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy will be able to measure and fit you appropriately at NO EXTRA COST!

Pop in and say hello or call us on (03) 9570 9061.


Valued Health offers Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates, Remedial Massage Therapy, Exercise Rehabilitation and Strength & Conditioning.

Valued Health Osteopathy is open 6 days a week with early morning and evening appointments available to best accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Valued Health Osteopathy is located at 3/658 Centre Road, Bentleigh East, Melbourne, Victoria, 3165.

To book online click HERE.


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Meet Our Massage Therapist – Chay Raz

Meet Our Massage Therapist – Chay Raz


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Chay Raz is a Massage Therapist at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East. Chay has over 10 years of experience as a Massage Therapist in remedial, relaxation and sports massage therapy. Chay has also undertaken further training overseas in studies aligned with physiotherapy.


In treatment, Chay utilises her further training and her massage therapy skills to assess and perform a tailored massage as she understands how the body needs to be treated and that every person is unique. Chay prides herself on carefully listening to her patient’s needs regarding their joint and muscular pain as this helps her rule out other problems that may or may not be causing the issue. Ultimately this is what makes Chay different to other Massage Therapists.


Over the 10 years of working in private practice Chay has developed an impressive resume working in both gyms and other allied health clinics. This extensive experience has furthered Chay’s passion for working with musculoskeletal injuries.


Chay is also a great advocate for the adage ‘prevention is better than a cure’ meaning that you do not need to be in pain or suffering from a sports injury to see her. Whether you are stressed, stuck at a desk, constantly performing repetitive activities, playing sport/exercise, looking after your children, dealing with household chores or simply just want to relax then a massage may be able to help you. Don’t wait until your symptoms occur to get a massage with Chay. Call Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East to make an appointment to see Chay for a massage.


To make a booking with Chay Raz at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East call (03) 8529 3348 or book online HERE. 


Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East is open 6 days a week with early appointments and evening appointments to best accommodate your busy schedule. If you are looking for an Osteopath or a Massage therapist in Bentleigh East our practitioners at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East may be able to help.

It is a requirement at Valued Health Osteopathy that all our massage therapists are registered with a massage association in Australia.


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What do our Osteopaths treat?

What do our Osteopaths treat?

What do our Osteopaths treat?

Hi everyone, Tom McCormick here. I am the Director and Principal Osteopath at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East, Melbourne, Victoria.

For those of you who read my last blog, you would know that I discussed the topic “What is Osteopathy”. This time I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what our Osteopaths treat at Valued Health Osteopathy.

A large number of our new patients who walk through the doors of Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East come in because they are experiencing an episode of acute or chronic pain.

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Now you would be correct in thinking that our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are skilled manual therapists that have experience in treating back and neck pain. However, our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are also trained to be able to treat a wide range of other injuries and all kinds of joint and muscular pain.

Our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East may be able to help reduce your pain, improve your movement and enhance your functional ability to perform at your best.

Our Osteopaths understand that every injury is unique so your treatment at Valued Health Osteopathy is tailored directly to you. Our Osteopaths treat many injuries and conditions at our Bentleigh East clinic.


Headaches

The most common type of headache originates from tension, muscle stiffness or joint strain in the neck and upper thoracic region.1 Other causes of headaches may include eye strain, whiplash injury, poor posture, sinus congestion, jaw imbalance and teeth grinding.1


Back and Neck Pain

80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some time.1 Common causes of back and neck pain include extensive sitting or standing, heavy lifting, injury, changes during pregnancy, muscle weakness, dysfunction in the thorax, lower limbs and pelvis, constipation, irritable bowel, endometriosis, menstrual pain and insufficient flexibility.


Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful syndrome caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.1 The sciatic nerve runs deep through the buttock and down the leg.1 Sciatica can often resolve quickly with the appropriate management and self-care.


Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.1 Osteopaths can help with pain caused by trauma or repetitive strain.1 Common pelvic injuries include Osteitis Pubis, Sacroiliac joint pain and inflammation, Pelvic instability with pregnancy.1


Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain has become extremely common over recent years as a result of frequent computer and smartphone usage and increased sedentary lifestyle.1 Common Shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, shoulder impingement (Subacromial bursitis), Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis), postural tension and referred pain.1


Elbow pain

Elbow pain often occurs due to a variety of sports and occupations that involve repeated pressure on the muscle and tendons near the elbow joint.1 Common elbow injuries include tennis elbow, golfers elbow, radial head ligament sprains and ulnar nerve entrapment.


Hip and Groin

Hip pain can be caused by a number of injuries or conditions. The most common cause of hip pain is inflamed tendons.1 Hip and groin pain can be related to a range of muscle or joint problems or it could be referred pain from your lower back.1 Muscle pain often occurs in people who perform repeated sideways movements such as soccer players, dancers and AFL players.1 Longer term hip and groin pain may be caused by arthritis or bursitis.


Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by a range of factors and can be painful.1 Knee trauma is common from falls and collisions, however most knee pain is due to altered joint and muscle mechanics particularly of the kneecap (patellofemoral joint).1  


Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain involves damage to the ankle ligaments, typically sustained during a simple sudden traumatic incident, such as rolling or twisting the ankle.1 There are various predisposing factors that may have caused the injury in the first place. These may include poor foot/ankle mechanics, poor footwear, joint restrictions and muscle tightness in the lumbo-pelvic region/or lower limb and leg length discrepancy which may be overloading one ankle.1


Heel/Arch Pain

Painful feet can be very debilitating. Pain in the heel area is common and may be associated with a heel (calcaneal) spur.1 We use our feet all the time and this fascia causes constant tugging on the attachment point into the bone and inflammation and pain may develop at this site.1 This painful condition is known as plantarfasciitis.1


Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammatory condition of the bursa.1 Bursitis is often related to overuse of a joint or where there is excess tension on a specific area over a long period of time. 1 The most common areas within the body that can be affected by bursitis are the shoulder joint, hip joint, knees, elbows, wrists and ankles.


Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon and usually occurs due to overuse.1 Tendons are bands of strong connective tissues that attach muscle to bone.1 Common areas of tendonitis include the shoulder, wrist, knee, shin and heel (Achilles tendon).1


Sports Injuries

Whether you’re an elite athlete or you run around the park once in a while for general fitness, our osteopaths may help prevent and treat many sporting injuries.1 Commonly treated injuries include neck and back strains, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, hip and pelvic injuries, knee, leg and ankle injuries, ankle ligament sprains/tears, shoulder tendonitis/impingement, knee ligament and tendon injuries and hip/groin/hamstring injuries.1


Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change to accommodate the growing fetus.1 Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body’s internal systems.1 As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in your body’s centre of gravity.1 Your supporting ligaments also soften.1 These factors can add stress to your body, causing problems like back pain, sciatica, insomnia, shortness of breath, swelling, high blood pressure and fatigue.1


Occupational Injuries

Occupational injuries account for millions of working days lost each year.1 Whether you work outside or work in the office you need to be able to cope with the individual demands made on your body by the style of your work.1 Make sure you take frequent short breaks away from the desk and computer to help avoid back, neck and eye strain.1


Find out how our Osteopaths may be able to help.

Our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy in Bentleigh East utilise many techniques including stretching, soft tissue massage, inhibition, trigger point therapy, dry needling and mobilisation techniques. Rehabilitation and exercise prescription advice may also be provided as part of your treatment program.

All our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are university trained allied health professionals who have completed a minimum of five years of university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. It is also a requirement that all our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Osteopathy Australia (OA).

You do not need a referral to see one of our friendly Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy. We have a very good relationship with many surrounding doctors, other health practitioners and personal trainers in the local community of Bentleigh East and surrounding suburbs.


To make an appointment directly with one of our Osteopaths call (03) 8529 3348 to speak to one of our friendly receptionists or book online HERE.


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References:

1. http://www.osteopathy.org.au/pages/osteopathy-and-you.html


Meet Liz Percoco, Massage Therapist

Please note: Total Synergy Massage operates out of Valued Health Osteopathy,

located at Shop 3, 658 Centre Road, East Bentleigh


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After a career of over 15 years in the corporate world, in 2012 Liz  transitioned into Remedial Massage therapy.

After going through shoulder surgery, remedial massage became part of Liz’ rehabilitation process. Experiencing the benefits of massage through her recovery, she decided massage was ultimately where her future lay.

Liz understands the many benefits of massage from stress reduction, quality of sleep, joint mobility as well the numerous benefits physically and mentally on the body.


Liz’s treatment will initially focus on treating the immediate issue(s) in conjunction with formulating a treatment plan for ongoing maintenance and care of the body using advanced muscle tension release techniques, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.

Liz also has experience with pre/post pregnancy massage; the changes that occur within each trimester, the Neil Asher protocol on Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tendinopathy. She has recently added to her tool kit muscle testing techniques to aid in treating the cause of dysfunction.

Liz is an intuitive practitioner with a keen ability to understand the biomechanics of the body. In particular how, through our everyday activities our bodies may experience pain and how the skeletal structure and muscles work and function together.


Liz has experience working with people of all different walks of life and influencing positive outcomes for her clients.  Her passion and enthusiasm, as well as her thirst for knowledge, shines through in her dealings with her clients.

When not enjoying her work, Liz loves to travel, scuba dive, keeping fit and trying out new restaurants and cafes.

Liz is available Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 7pm and Saturday 8:30am to 2:00pm. After hour appointments are available upon request.

To book a massage with Liz Percoco at Valued Health Osteopathy call 0400 168 666 or (03) 9570 9061. To Book online click HERE.