Anthony Byrne

About Anthony Byrne

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The following article was written before covid-19 put us in lock down and changed our lives. It didn't seem right to publish it as we were forced to stay home while gyms and pubs where shut, visitors were not allowed in our home and every social or sporting event was cancelled. Now things are slowly [...]

By |2021-12-15T00:04:53+00:00December 15th, 2021|Articles|

Core Strength

Everyone has heard that you need to strengthen your core.  There is a reason for this - every movement we do involves the core in some way. Therefore to improve in any sport or reduce muscle pain in daily life, a better functioning core can help. Most conversations about core strength start because of the [...]

By |2018-11-22T08:29:29+00:00November 18th, 2018|Articles|

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Following on from my last post about stretching I wanted to give a bit more information about my personal thoughts on the subject. I love to stretch because it makes me feel good, especially after a day of being on my feet at the clinic. My preferred method of stretching is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) [...]

By |2018-06-11T10:40:59+00:00May 18th, 2018|Articles|


Stretching is an easy, cheap and accessible treatment or management for muscle dysfunction. It is one of the most important parts of self management of any injury, and can be done almost anywhere. The act of taking a muscle through its full range of movement is definitely beneficial to the body, but only if it [...]

By |2018-05-01T03:36:09+00:00April 26th, 2018|Articles|


Who in Bendigo over the last year hasn’t had a dose of hayfever? You can’t escape the Plane trees, the blossom or a hot northerly wind pushing grasses into the air. It’s all part and parcel of living in Bendigo. Hayfever is the overreaction of the body to a stimulus. Grasses, animals and trees are [...]

By |2017-11-06T01:12:16+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Articles|

Acupuncture vs Dry Needling

There are a few differences between Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and it's important to know the difference so you can choose the best treatment for you. Acupuncture Acupuncture began in China more than 2000 years ago and has been a major part of their health care system ever since. It involves fine, single use needles [...]

By |2017-06-29T01:29:11+00:00June 29th, 2017|Articles|

Acupuncture Q&A

I get asked questions all the time about being an Acupuncturist. The two most common questions are: what are the benefits? And what does it treat? It’s not easy to answer these questions as the benefits are many, and it really can treat anything. So here is my best attempt at a bit of Acupuncture [...]

By |2017-03-05T20:54:11+00:00March 5th, 2017|Articles|
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