Virtual appointments

Here at BHO we are all about health. It’s what we do and we are passionate about it.

In the current climate, with covid-19, being healthy is more important than ever.

So how do we manage that while still keeping everyone safe?

We are still open and treating patients as normal with extra precautions but for some people that’s not an option at the moment for any number of reasons including social distancing and self-isolation.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t help.

We are running Virtual appointments. What are they and how do they work?

During a virtual appointment your practitioner will talk through your concerns and guide you through some movement assessments. Then they will assist you to learn some ways to help yourself while at home through education and advice, which may include stretches or exercises that you can do safely at home without any special equipment.

While having some “hands on” treatment might be out of reach for some at the moment we encourage everyone to stay as healthy as possible and taking an active part in your own recovery and health is a great alternative.

It is a strange time for us all, so learning new ways of doing things comes with the territory.

You can call the clinic on 9898 4391 or book online at https://www.boxhillosteopathy.com.au

Just remember we are all in this together.

The team at BHO

 

 

 

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We are here to help!

We are here to help.

There is a lot of fear going around about the current virus Covid-19.

Some of you may be self quarantining due to travel or even as a protective measure which is understandable.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t help you.

Just because we can’t see you physically, doesn’t mean you have to put up with pain or discomfort.

A new service that we are now offering is a Virtual Osteopathy appointment. What is it and how does it work?

If you can’t make it in to see us, we can arrange for an appointment with one of our team via video link or over the phone. There are several ways to video link including Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp.

During your Virtual appointment our practitioner will discuss your medical history, have you do a movement assessment and based on this will recommend a course of action for you, be it stretching or exercises or heat to help relieve soreness.

Your appointment should be about 20 minutes as there is no hands on treatment.

Unfortunately Virtual appointments are not covered by health insurance so your out of pocket expense would be $45.

Our aim is to be able to provide support to patients even if they can’t actually get into the clinic at the moment. We don’t want anyone to be in pain because of circumstances beyond your control, so we will be doing our best to support you any way we can.

You can call the clinic on 9898 4391 or book online at https://www.boxhillosteopathy.com.au

Just remember we are all in this together.

The team at BHO

 

 

 

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How to exercise without exercising!!

How to exercise without exercising.

You all know that we LOVE exercise at Box Hill Osteopathy, but we understand that some of you don’t. We can see that with some of you, your eyes glaze over when we suggest exercise, or you feel like just the thought of exercise is such a high mountain to climb that it is unachievable. You understand the importance of exercise, but don’t know how or where to get started or how you can possibly fit it into your day!

So the team got together and came up with 3 ideas for you to exercise without exercising (the ultimate dream for some of you).

It doesn’t matter WHAT you do, it’s movement that’s important. So instead of sitting on the couch at the end of the day, how about standing up and doing a few stretches, or even some floor exercises? You could even dance while doing the dishes, or lunge to the toilet instead of walk… who knows, the possibilities are endless!!

We just wanted to give you some food for thought, and inspire you to get moving, and show you that it can be done EASILY. See our tips below.!
If you are keen to get moving, but not sure what to do, please feel free to have a chat to one of our practitioners. This is our forte and we love it!

  1. SHOPPING – Ok this seems like a no brainer, but here are some ideas… walking to the shops or even parking away from the entrance, walking around the shops with your coffee instead of sitting down to drink it, carrying the shopping instead of using a trolley (be mindful of any injuries!), walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator or escalator. This clocks up those steps for the day, and walking is known to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and improve circulation. Going to shops that are outside would be even better because you get vitamin D exposure and fresh air, but anything is better than no exercise!

  1. HOUSEWORK/CHORES/GARDENING – We researched the chores that burn the most calories, and here is the list we compiled:
    – cleaning windows
    – washing up
    – vacuuming
    – dusting
    – ironing
    – making beds
    – mopping and sweeping
    – mowing
    – gardeningGardening tops the list off by far, with 30 minutes burning 213 calories (equivalent to 45 minutes of cycling on a flat surface). So get on to that deep cleaning and tidying up of the garden, people, because it will  make you feel good both physically and mentally!

  1. SECRET DANCING – let’s be honest, who doesn’t love dancing, especially when no one is watching??? So crank up those tunes and dance around the house. Dancing burns  up to 330 calories an hour, and is great for your general health. Not only that but it’s FUN!

 

 

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