10 episodes

The podcast dedicated to delivering clinically relevant education to osteopaths. Each episode explores real clinical issues through interviews and discussion with top practitioners.

Insight Osteopathy podcast is a professional development resource that is osteopathically relevant and draws on the wealth of knowledge we obtain in practice, as well as from experts in other disciplines. Creating a platform of collaborative learning to grow our clinical knowledge, better our practice and draw inspiration from our colleagues.

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The podcast dedicated to delivering clinically relevant education to osteopaths. Each episode explores real clinical issues through interviews and discussion with top practitioners.

Insight Osteopathy podcast is a professional development resource that is osteopathically relevant and draws on the wealth of knowledge we obtain in practice, as well as from experts in other disciplines. Creating a platform of collaborative learning to grow our clinical knowledge, better our practice and draw inspiration from our colleagues.

    Integrating breath work into osteopathic practice with Dr. Rosalba Courtney

    Integrating breath work into osteopathic practice with Dr. Rosalba Courtney

    Today on Insight osteopathy we have the pleasure of hearing from Dr Rosalba Courtney. Rosalba has been driven by curiosity. Early in her career she wanted to discover why some patients weren’t responding to treatment. Searching for that missing link launched her career into the world breathing therapy. To answer her own questions, Rosalba undertook a PhD on the topic of breathing, and has published works in text books and scientific literature. Through her research and clinical experience, Rosalba has developed her own assessment and therapy protocols. She is passionate about sharing the healing potential of breathing with her patients and other health professionals. With 35 years experience as an osteopath, Rosalba’s clinical knowledge is an invaluable resource for us.

    On today’s episode Rosalba discusses; 

    Her career journey as an osteopath, naturopath, Chinese medicine practitioner and breathing therapist

    How she discovered breathing as a missing link in some patient’s healing journey 

    Development of dysfunctional breathing (DB) model and assessment tools through a pHD

    How Rosalba considers and integrates the respiratory circulatory model of osteopathy 

    What is DB and how it effects our healing capacity? 

    What are the primary and secondary functions of breathing? 

    Why does one develop DB?

    The Impact of DB on pain and core strength 

    Signs that DB could be playing a fundamental role 

    Assessment of breathing function   

    Dysfunctional diaphragm: assessment, repercussions and manual therapy 

    Dysfunctional breathing and asthma

    Some simple breathing interventions 

    Breathing considerations with the paediatric patient 

    The launch of her integrative breathing therapy course 

     

    Please see Rosalba’s website for some great resources and further information on her training programs. 

    rosalbacourtney.com 

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    • 57 min
    The clinical complexities of hypermobility with physiotherapist Sharon Hennessey

    The clinical complexities of hypermobility with physiotherapist Sharon Hennessey

    Today’s episode is focused on hypermobility. Our guest is a physiotherapist living and working with hypermobility. Sharon Hennessey is the principal physiotherapist and founder of Not Just Bendy Hypermobility services, a clinic dedicated to providing evidence based and focused therapy for patients with connective tissue disorders. Sharon and her team are based in Tarragindi Brisbane and operate out of the Physiotec building. Sharon has a passion for working with patients with hypermobile spectrum disorder and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and approaches these often complicated cases with the goal of creating individual programs to improve function and quality of life. 

    Sharon discusses;

    Diagnostic criteria and classification of hypermobility

    The Beighton score 

    The link between hypermobility and persistent pain

    Common clinical presentations 

    Sharon’s theory on why pain is a commonly associated with hypermobility

    Assessment tools 

    How to create focus in complex cases

    Functional goal setting to guide rehab 

    Duration and reviews of rehab programs

    Utilisation of the Physitrak app

    The role of visceral therapy in the management of co-morbidities such as gastroparesis and endometriosis

    Referral to osteopaths 

    The theory behind dysautonomia and manifestations such as postural orthostatic tachycardia and hypotension, anxiety, gastroparesis 

    Educational resources for clinicians 

    Strategies for empowering our hypermobile patients 

    Safety considerations with craniocervical instability 

     

    Resources:

    For more information on Sharon Hennessey and her clinic Not Just BendyHypermobility Services please see their website.

    Click on the link tab for a comprehensive list of resources. 

    https://notjustbendy.com

    The Ehlers-Danlos Society 

    https://www.ehlers-danlos.com

    The Hypermobility Happy Hour podcast

    https://www.hypermobilityhappyhour.com

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Navigating pain science with Dr. Alison Sim.

    Navigating pain science with Dr. Alison Sim.

    Today we navigate through the complexities of the human pain experience with Dr. Alison Sim. Alison shares her journey from the world of osteopathy into pain science. We discuss the challenges we face as osteopaths in dealing with persistent pain patients. Alison shares some of the strategies that can be implemented to empower our patients and facilitate their journey and some important indicators we can look out for in practice to flag patients at higher risk of developing persistent pain. 

    Alison discusses;
    Her current role as part of multi-disciplinary pain clinic. 
    How her approach to explaining pain science has changed and is tailored to individual patient and their journey.
    Some helpful pain education resources. 
    Shifting the focus from a biomechanical model of persistent pain.
    The importance of listening, understanding and validating.
    Challenges of being in practice and navigating imaging, reassurance and diagnosis.
    Indicators for acute to persistent pain transition.
    Self management strategies.
    Indicators and process of referral to a pain clinic. 
    Exercise and osteopathy for acute and persistent neuropathic pain. 

    More information on Alison, her work, seminars and book: Pain Heroes, can be found on the beyond mechanical pain website

    https://www.beyondmechanicalpain.com

     

    Today’s episode is proudly sponsored by PPMP, Australia’s Leading Practice Management Solution Experts!

    PPMP is used by the allied health and medical industry, small and large, to improve the operational efficiency of their clinics.

    PPMP is proudly Australian owned and operated and is jam packed with feature rich options

    Need to work remotely? With our cloud solution you can access PPMP anywhere you have a computer and internet connection, or would you prefer an on on-premise solution we offer this also

    Pick either solution to suit your own individual needs.

    PPMP Integrates with Hicaps, Tyro and Whitecoat for health fund claiming and Pos for on the spot claiming and payments.

    Other 3rd party payment options, to keep that revenue flowing, are Medicare Online, QLD Workcover and TAC. We are continually adding other options to this list. Future plans are NDIS and other Worksafe claiming.

    PPMP also has a fully functioning SMS integration. Including client replies and reporting. SMS to your clients their appointments, over-due accounts and other marketing options such as birthday promotions.

    If you prefer emailing promotions, we offer an integration for Mailchimp to really make those emails pop and grab your client’s attention.

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    Resources

    More information on Alison, her work, seminars and book: Pain Heroes, can be found on the beyond mechanical pain website

    https://www.beyondmechanicalpain.com

     

    https://www.tamethebeast.org

    https://www.noigroup.com/product/painful-yarn/

    https://www.painrevolution.org

    https://www.mycuppajo.com

    https://evidenceinmotion.com/pain-reframed-podcast/

    https://bodylogic.physio/podcast/trailer/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Promoting wholistic well being in young Australians through osteopathy and the Bluearth Foundation with Dr. Peter Parker D.O

    Promoting wholistic well being in young Australians through osteopathy and the Bluearth Foundation with Dr. Peter Parker D.O

    Our role as osteopaths reaches far beyond just treating the physical structure. Our principles are what set us apart from other manual medicine modalities. We are in a privileged position as osteopaths as we can have a positive impact on a patient's life experience outside of the treatment room. 

    Today's guest in the CEO of the Bluearth foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to delivering school programs that do just that, improving a young person's quality and experience of life. Peter Parker has found passion outside of the clinic in his work with an organisation whose fundamental values align with our own osteopathic principles. 

    Peter shares with us: 
    His beliefs on the art and philosophy of osteopathy
    The work of the Bluearth foundation in Australian schools
    The four pillars of physical literacy 
    The loss of fundamental movement skills in our youth and the inactivity crisis in Australia 
    How we can encourage the principles of physical literacy with our patients and create empowerment
    The importance of movement, community and collaboration for a full and healthy life
    His hopes for the future of our great profession

    I hope you are as inspired by Peter as I am and advocate for the implementation of the Bluearth Foundation’s school programs. 

    Peter’s clinics are located in Heidelberg and Blackburn in Melbourne.

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    For more information on the Bluearth Foundation please see their website

    https://www.bluearth.org

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    • 48 min
    Pelvic nerve pain in women with osteopath Dr.Liz Howard D.O

    Pelvic nerve pain in women with osteopath Dr.Liz Howard D.O

    Pelvic pain is an incredibly broad topic and something we encounter daily in practice. Today we are focusing on pelvic pain in females, particularly nerve or neuropathic pain. 

    The time we spend with our patients, and the trusting relationship we build, allows us to ask the questions needed to identify the early signs and symptoms. Persistent pelvic nerve pain can be debilitating and have an adverse impact on a woman’s daily life and activity. As osteopaths, we can play a role in preventing this by flagging women at risk, knowing the appropriate questions to ask in our history, and what referral options are available.

    Today’s guest is osteopath and educator Dr. Liz Howard. Liz is part of the team at the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia. Liz is a passionate osteopath that has dedicated her career to looking after women, educating patients and practitioners and furthering our knowledge into women’s health through research. 

    Liz discusses: 
    Common signs, symptoms and causes of pelvic nerve pain.
    Why early diagnosis and management is important. 
    What women are at risk for developing pelvic nerve pain.
    Risk factors for persistent pain. 
    The role an osteopath can play: manual therapy, education, inter-disciplinary team, referral.  
    Pharmacologic interventions. 
    Diagnostic procedures and when to refer.
    Facilitating education and self management. 

    Bower Bird CPD

    Liz’s started Bower Bird CPD in 2018. They aim to provide an evolving range of relevant and evidence based CPD courses. Please see their website for further details and courses. 

    https://www.bowerbirdcpd.com/courses/

    The Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia

    https://www.whria.com.au 

    The Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Australasia

    https://www.noigroup.com

     

     

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    An approach to recurrent 'neck and shoulder tension/pain ' with Dr. Heath Williams

    An approach to recurrent 'neck and shoulder tension/pain ' with Dr. Heath Williams

    On today’s episode Heath Williams and I explore a common presentation we see in practice:

    Recurrent pain/tightness/stiffness across the upper traps and neck. Patients often have relief following treatment, but it builds up again. How can we promote self efficacy and get longer lasting results? What are the underlying factors playing a role? Is it weakness of the upper traps? What role can desk ergonomics play? Is it weakness of the cuff or cervical stabilisers leading to overload of other muscles? 

    With a background in osteopathy, strength and conditioning, ergonomics and OHS, Heath gives us his perspective on this presentation. 

    We discuss:
    Heath’s approach to examination.
    Considerations when prescribing exercises and movement strategies.
    How to best engage the patient in interventions.
    Biopsychosocial considerations.
    Ergonomic contributing factors and actionable tips we can implement with patients. 
    Standing desks and working from home ergonomics. 

    Heath’s practice Principle Four Osteopathy offers: 
    Osteopathy
    Strength and conditioning
    Ergonomic workplace assessments
    Workshops and online education
    Shockwave therapy
    Telehealth appointments

    https://principlefourosteopathy.com.au

     

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    • 44 min

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