Dr Emma Kopcikas

Your Body During And After Pregnancy

by Dr Emma Kopcikas on June 7, 2016 · 0 comments

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During and post pregnancy, your body will experience rapid changes that will place increased stress on your muscles, ligaments and joints. Most women believe pain and discomfort go hand in hand during pregnancy and often believe they must wait until after the birth of their child to experience relief. However this doesn’t have to be the case, as Osteopathic care can help to manage or alleviate pregnancy related aches and pains. [read more....…]

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Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem or lack confidence?

What many of my clients don’t realise is the effect these conditions can have on their musculoskeletal system from tight muscles, headaches, difficulty breathing and poor posture.

Our Osteopath Emma Kopcikas will explain to us the impact mental health conditions have on the musculoskeletal system and how Osteopathy can help, as well as simple techniques we can incorporate into our day to lessen our anxiety and boost confidence.

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Do You Suffer From Joint Pain?

by Dr Emma Kopcikas on March 10, 2016 · 0 comments

Joint pain is a common complaint that more and more people are experiencing. Typically though, with our busy lifestyles, we tend to ignore the signs that our body needs help. By the time we do notice the aches and pains coming from our joints, it has become a significant problem with other factors and areas of the body contributing and causing more pain and discomfort.

Don’t let your joint pain interfere with your life! Our Osteopath Emma takes us through the symptoms of joint pain, the causes and how Osteopathy can alleviate your pain today! [read more....…]

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Most of us experience aches and pain throughout our body on a semi regular basis.

But what do they mean, and what are they telling us?

Generally they are signals warning us that there is some level of dysfunction.  The signals vary in feeling, area and intensity and should always be paid attention to.  By paying attention to the signals they are sending we are able to work towards finding the underlying cause and by addressing this, to help you find relief and avoid a recurrence.

There are 3 main types of pain that osteopathy can assist with …

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Shoulder Pain Dragging You Down?

by Dr Emma Kopcikas on February 10, 2016 · 0 comments

Shoulder pain is a frequent complaint that I see in my patients daily and something that everyone experiences at least once in their lives. The shoulder needs to be one of the most mobile joint’s in the body as it is used from the minute we wake in the morning to the time we fall asleep at night, as well as fairly frequently while we sleep! Therefore pain, tightness or loss of motion in the shoulder or in surrounding areas causes significant problems in a patient’s daily life.

Common shoulder problems arise from muscles, ligaments and tendons of the shoulder and surrounding area not performing as they should. Typically they cause numerous problems in patients being unable to perform daily activities such as reaching overhead. Many patients come to the clinic after months of ignoring their pain which results in a worsening of symptoms and a longer recovery time. It is always best with all new pains to seek treatment sooner rather than later so as to avoid potential chronic and debilitating injuries which take longer to resolve. [read more....…]

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Address that neck pain this year with Osteopathy

by Dr Emma Kopcikas on January 12, 2016 · 0 comments

 

Neck pain is a common complain I see as an Osteopath, and affects nearly everyone at some point in their life. The neck is a highly mobile area of our body, adjusting constantly to provide movement and support while we carry out our daily activities. For this reason it is an area that frequent problems occur.

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Osteopathic Management During and After Pregnancy

by Dr Emma Kopcikas on April 1, 2015 · 0 comments

The changes to the body during pregnancy are huge! Spinal curves are constantly changing, the pelvis widens, there is more pressure on the hip joints and the abdominal muscles are challenged. All of which are suddenly changed after delivery.  A significant amount of pain during and after pregnancy can be due to weak muscles within the pelvis and lower back, such as the pelvic floor, deep abdominals and deep spinal muscles. It is no surprise that pain can occur, such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic nerve irritation
  • Hip pain
  • Headaches
  • Incontinence

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