When looking at the different components that influence a patient’s pain we’re usually quick to make sure it’s not a flexibility or a lack of strength primarily influencing that patient. But what about balance? More and more in the Everything’s Connected clinic, I’ve noticed that a lack of balance or coordination can be a primary factor or a strategy you can initially focus on improving to further enhance biomechanics and the musculoskeletal system.

My most recent session with dancer Louise Hewitt from the O’Connor School of Irish Dancing focused on this concept as we had fun changing her environment to challenge her balance. One of Louise’s treatment goals was to improve her dance turns. The following video highlights one of Louise’s homework exercises, which she has nicely agreed to share. We challenged Louise’s turns by using a beam while stressing her trunk stiffness, upright posture, by using a sandbell. These are fundamental components of Irish Dancing.


This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing

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