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Low Back Pain? The Most Common Causes I See.

My clients most often present with, and complain about, lower back pain. Getting out of bed should not be a dreaded experience because your back is stiff, and you shouldn't be counting down the minutes until your shift is over or work day is coming to come to an end, just so you can get off your... Continue Reading

Mike’s Foundational Fitness Model: Feel Better Through Movement

Before we begin, please understand that this is a model I have created on what I perceive to be the successful hierarchy of introduction into fitness and movement. I use a lot of home construction analogies, so bear with me on that front. There are a ton of great models by some very intelligent... Continue Reading

the liver and its emotions

The human body is a unit of three systems: the physical, the physiological and the psychological. There are still lots of unknowns as to how these systems interact with each other, but it is clear that they do. As seen in "the important of the liver from an osteopathic perspective" the liver plays... Continue Reading

an osteopath speaks on the diaphragm

In many cultures it is thought that breathing is the essence of life. In yoga for example, the breath also known as prana refers to the cosmic energy which is responsible for the body’s life. In other words, the better you breathe, the more energy you will have to keep your body healthy. How can... Continue Reading

osteopathic manual therapy: a perspective on preconception

What is Osteopathy? Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) is a therapy which is not characterized by a specific technique used to treat specific conditions. Physiotherapists are generally known for their exercises, chiropractors for their manipulation techniques and massage therapists for their hands-on... Continue Reading

the importance of your liver health from an osteopathic perspective

As detox month comes to an end, it seems only necessary to give the main organ of detoxification a few extra moments in the spotlight. Written by Naturmend’s very own Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Natalie Pateman guides us through symptoms of  liver imbalance from an osteopathic perspective,... Continue Reading