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How to get the best out of your GP

84% of Australians see a GP every year, so it's important that this part of your healthcare works for you. We've all probably had good... Read More

Picking a GP is like choosing a friend for life

They are the reliable source you phone and chat about any concerns relating to health and wellbeing for you, your family and friends. A lifelong... Read More

Exercise is important when you’re older

An Austrian study (n=3300) recently showed that people who exercise for 150 minutes each week are more independent in later life. The results indicated more... Read More

Why yoga should be in your daily routine

Yoga has such broad health benefits that almost everyone can take advantage of it: Stress management: 12 out of 17 studies (n =1070) showed improvements... Read More

The Paleo Problem: The Pros and Cons of Eating Like a Caveman

The latest dietary trend - The Paleo Diet. Is it worth trying? The Paleo Diet is based around the idea of eating like our paleolithic... Read More

Tips to help fussy eaters

8 in 10 Australian parents are concerned about their children’s eating habits. Kids refuse foods for a variety of reasons - from colour and texture... Read More

OSANA on 2GB radio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDYKGlTnUU Read More

Podcast – Osana and its mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXZeYqcCuWc&t=5s Read More

Meditate on meditation

Meditation is growing in evidence so we've started building it into our weekly activities at Osana, including for staff. The compelling evidence includes Greater telomere... Read More

Nuts anyone?

Frequent consumption of nuts protects against coronary heart disease (blockages that lead to heart attacks) - 1 to 4 times per week correlated with 27%... Read More

Treating diabetes with less medications

Diabetes is on the rise in Australia - someone is diagnosed every 5 minutes. Its consequences are significant - up to 35% of Australian suffering... Read More

Osana Narrabeen paving way for a different type of GP clinic

Published Manly Daily 2018 "Tax agent Annette McGough isn’t sick, but she goes to her GP surgery at least once a week, if not twice.... Read More

Health provider Osana works on prevention, not cure

Published Australian Financial Review, 2018 "Kevin Cheng says healthcare spending is spiralling out of control. Cheng, a medical doctor and former management consultant, cites a prediction... Read More

A global epidemic of our time

In five years, the OECD projects many countries will have more than two-thirds of their population being overweight or obese - 15 years ago, it... Read More

Healthier lifestyle… What’s stopping you?

Clinical care contributes to 20% of a person's health and 80% derives from health behaviours, environment and socio-economic factors. A recent global survey by Pricewaterhousecoopers... Read More

Pilates for back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability and absence from work - up to 40% of sufferers still have it a year... Read More

Vitamin D for… well just about everything

Shocking news: Vitamin D is not a vitamin. Vitamins are defined as chemical components from food that are required by our bodies to function. Vitamin... Read More

The art of healing

Art therapy is now recognised as an evidence-based counselling session. Clients can explore the meaning behind pictures, and art can evoke both unconscious and conscious... Read More

New Heart Foundation food guidelines

What's changed: For the first time, a limit on the amount of red meat Australians should consume - no more than three lean meals (totalling... Read More

Walk, the talk

Did you know: Harvard research shows walking can reduce the impact of over 30 obesity-promoting genes University of Exeter found that a 15-minute walk can... Read More

Intermittent fasting – is it safe?

One caution with intermittent fasting is what's missing when you’re only consuming one or two meals per day. Inadequate intake of plant foods We know... Read More

What is FODMAP?

FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates and stand for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. Research led by Australians have shown links between FODMAPs and digestive... Read More

Drink more coffee

Three quarters of Australians drink a cup of coffee every day; 28% drink 3 or more. Fair to say we love our coffee, and the... Read More

Take a breath, just relax

Easy to say, but do we do this regularly? Deep diaphragmatic breathing, using your whole diaphragm, improves attention, mood and reduces stress. It is an... Read More

Everyone should take cold showers

Surely this is joke. Why bother.... well, here's the evidence : Physiological stress to the skin, alternating heat and cold, decreases stress hormones (cortisol) and... Read More

Spring into Spring

A new course to help you build healthy habits for better health and weight loss. Get started today! Every Thursdays 5:00pm for 1 hour session. Event Details

Nursing Clinic

Attend to your preventative health needs including body measures, blood tests, ECG, and more!  Bookings by appointment. Duration: As required Event Details

Post Natal Exercise

Get back to exercise and reconnect with yourself. Bubs welcome! Duration: 45 minutes Event Details

Back Pain Exercise

Strengthen your core and manage back pain and get your life back! A 45-minute class to help you use exercise to alleviate and control your... Event Details

Exercise for General Health

Gentle exercise class to help keep you healthy and active! Exercise plays a key role in keeping both mind and body happy and healthy. Come and... Event Details

Nutrition Workshop

Do you want to become the happiest, healthiest version of yourself this year? Our Dietitian and Personal Trainer Lisa will help you make the right... Event Details

Tai Chi Exercise

Tai Chi is ideal for building balance and strength and is suitable for older adults. Reduce falls risk through gentle movement system that builds strength,... Event Details

Physio Exercise

Join other members in an hour group physio session and encourage each other to reach your own goals!   Session are held twice weekly, where... Event Details

Strong & Steady

Weekly seminars on fall prevention, community mobility and home safety plus 30 minutes of exercise. What to bring: - Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes.... Event Details

Health Coaching

"Where are you now", "What is preventing you from achieving your goals" Look at beliefs that serve and block your progress as well as gratitude... Event Details

Womens Health Physio

Would you like an assessment of your pelvic floor and core activation?Book your appointment now! Fees: FREE for members Bookings Essential - By appointment onlyEmail:... Event Details

Narrabeen – Hot Topics

Come join us for weekly talks on tips to manage common health and wellness issues.   Event Details

Strength & Balance

Develop balance and improve posture to help reduce falls risk. Duration: 1 hourBookings EssentialEmail: narrabeen@osana.care   Event Details

Relaxation Therapy

Dr Judy Lovas conducts evidence-based Relaxation Therapy classes for pain, anxiety, trauma, depression, sleep disorders or stress-related and chronic health conditions. Stress can be acute,... , Event Details

Core Exercise

Join us for a 45 minute class of exercises to strengthen your core muscles. This class is designed for people with back pain or anyone... Event Details

Life Skills

In these sessions, we will discuss acceptance and commitment therapy. Allowing for clarity for patients to focus and take action to connect with what truly... , Event Details

Celebrating Babies In September

A series of talks for Mums and Mums to be to help with common medical issues and changes. To help both Mum and Bub be... Event Details

Behavioural Therapy

Do you want to shift challenging behaviours into positive and healthy behaviours? Our behavioural therapist Naydene is now available for private session by appointment $70... Event Details

Nutrition + Cooking

Learn how to make easy and healthy snacks with our Dietitian Cheyenne to provide nutrition and boost energy levels during the day. Duration: 1 hour Bookings... Event Details

Posture + Balance

Build balance & muscle strength to improve posture and reduce falls risk. Duration: 1 hour Bookings Essential Event Details

Functional Movement

A physiotherapist led class to improve how you move in the real world. Duration: 30 mins Bookings Essential Event Details

Group Exercise

Join other members in an hour Group Exercise session and encourage each other to reach your own goals! Sessions are held once each week, where... Event Details

Community Walk

All Osana members are invited to join us for a morning walk from our Woollahra clinic and back to the clinic for morning tea! Meet... Event Details

Healthy Cooking Class!

Come and be involved in a healthy cook class that will be facilitated by a Dietitian. Recipes will be quick and easy for family dinner... Event Details

Nutrition Workshop

Build healthy habits with our Dietitian for better health. Fees: FREE for members$10 for non-membersDuration: 1 hour Instructor: Sarah Coghlan - Dietitian Light refreshments offered... Event Details

Cardio Exercise

Did you know your fitness is the most important modifiable factor in living a long and comfortable life? What this means is that ensuring you're... Event Details

Group Pilates

Rita is an experienced therapilates instructor to strengthen deep muscles. Fees: $25 per person What to bring: - Wear comfortable clothes. - Bring a towel... Event Details

Balance Exercise

Falls, and the injuries they cause, can dramatically impact your health for the worse. A key factor in falls is your balance and unfortunately, we... Event Details

CREMORNE – Hot Topics

Every Wednesday, come join us for weekly talks on tips to manage common health and wellness issues.   Event Details

Art Therapy

Transpersonal Art Therapy is a counselling technique using creative processes as a medium to help guide a person through emotional, physical and psychological issues. How... Event Details

SLEEP APNOEA

Up to a third of Australians have sleep apnoea, many of which may not be diagnosed.Sleep apnoea can lead to fatigue and contribute to a... Event Details

Shopping Tour

Are you ever confused by reading food products labels? Come and join the team at Osana Woollahra to learn how to read labels at our... Event Details

Obesity, we need to talk about it.

Two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese - this is rising and will increase to 70% by 2025. Being overweight or obese can lead... Read More

Exercise for better health, especially when older.

Exercise is so important. For older adults, being able to cover 365 metres in a standardised six-minute walk test have half the risk of dying... Read More

Saving our health system

Actuary turned doctor, Raymond Yeow and distinguished doctor and social venture entrepreneur, Kevin Cheng – a specialist in chronic disease management and integrated care –... Read More

Slow medicine – Medical Republic article

Published: http://medicalrepublic.com.au/slow-medicine-changing-game/20955 Osana Health Care, with three clinics in Sydney’s north shore and eastern suburbs, has a “slow medicine” vision for improving patient experience and... Read More

Kidney Disease Risk

Where are our kidneys and why are they important? They’re part of our back wall of the abdominal cavity and GPs can test for tenderness... Read More

Tips on assessing unwell kids

It can be hard to understand severity when kids are unwell – should they stay home, should they see the GP, when should you be... Read More

Depression – disease summary

A serious topic - depression affects 1 million Australians in any given year, and up to 45% of Australians will suffer a mental health condition... Read More

National Diabetes Week

Diabetes is considered the health epidemic of the 21st century with 280 Australians being diagnosed every day and affecting 1.7 million Australians overall (of which... Read More

Hot Topics in July!

- Osana Cremorne - Thursdays, 10 AM - Join us each Thursday at Osana Cremorne for weekly educational talks. This months 'Hot Topics' are: Week... Event Details

Flexibility Exercise

Join us at Osana Narrabeen once a week for a whole body stretch & flexibility class for all ages & abilities. Fees: Free for Osana... Event Details

World Continence Week

Practical information on the prevention and management of incontinence for men and women, young and old.Join our very own Dr Caroline Rogers for a talk... Event Details

Health Check-in

A drop in-session to see how you are tracking on your health goals.Celebrate your wins, brainstorm on how to tackle the challenges and monitor indicators... Event Details

Staying On Your Feet

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERIES Do you worry about falling?Do you limit your life to fit your declining balance? Falls can cause life changing injuries. Fortunately,... Event Details

Living With Pain

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERIES Does pain and stiff joints limit your movement in life?Did you know exercise is recommended worldwide as a treatment for painful... Event Details

Improving Your Mood

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERIES Do you sometimes feel a bit blue, or lack energy in life?It's good to remember there are many simple things you... Event Details

Managing Asthma & COPD

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERIES Studies have shown that 10% of patients with Asthma or COPD use their inhaler correctly. Here at Osana we would like... Event Details

Weight Loss Workshop

- Osana Cremorne - Thursdays, 5 PM - Want to lose weight and develop better habits to keep healthy?Join us as we work with you... Event Details

Welcome to Osana

Find out how Osana membership can help keep you healthy and happy! (more…) Read More

Hot Topic Series: Declutter At Home

Feeling like its time to clean out before Winter sets in? Come along for tips and tricks from Dr Stef, to organise your home and... Event Details

Hot Topic Series: Cold Season

The cold and flu season has started early this year. We will discuss why this is, who should have an influenza vaccination and when, how... Event Details

Hot Topic Series: Exercise

Don't know where to start with exercise? We will explore current exercise topics in the media, and the truths and myths. Join us to discover... Event Details

Supplements

Are you one of the more than 60% of Australian's who take some kind of supplement?We are consuming more supplements than ever before but there... Event Details

Mindful Eating

Are you aware of the relationship you have with food, and how it affects your health and wellbeing? Mindful eating is about learning to bring... Event Details

Be A Man & Shape Up

Join a challenge with other like minded men to change that dad bod!Osana invite you to join this series to change your lifestyle. Each week... Event Details

Sleeping Better

Are you getting enough sleep? Do you wake feeling refreshed, or like you want to snooze the alarm another 4 times? Sleep is crucial to... Event Details

Managing Stress

Do you feel overwhelmed in life? How often do you say "I'm stressed"? Many of us think that being stressed is just a part of... Event Details

Sleep Better

Sleep...we're told we will (or should!) be doing it for around a third of our lives. Do you? Some struggle to get enough...others to stay... Event Details

Stay On Your Feet

Do you worry about falling? Do you limit your life to fit your declining balance? Falls can cause life-changing injuries. Fortunately, good balance and strength... Event Details

Heart Of Exercise

Do you have high blood pressure? Maybe you're wondering what activity is best for your heart health? This talk will go into the finer details... Event Details

Rock A Bye Baby – Osana Narrabeen

This information session will provide you with helpful tips for establishing good sleep patterns for your baby - covering baby settling techniques, how to establish... Event Details

Hips and Knees – Osana Narrabeen

Come and find out more about how you can avoid or postpone the need for joint replacement, and how best to prepare for  knee and... Event Details

Managing Stress – Osana Cremorne

Bills, families, friends, traffic, health and jobs mean stress is a part of Australian life. Some people are better at coping with stress. We discuss... Event Details

Thrive with Exercise – Osana Cremorne

We all need to move more, exercise and we all know it. But - knowing hasn’t made us change what we do day to day.... Event Details

Food for Thought – Osana Cremorne

A balanced food diet is one that includes all the colours of the rainbow. Come join us in this free session, to learn and share... Event Details

Group Acupuncture

Acupuncture can provide therapeutic benefits for a number of specific health conditions. These include, but are not limited to; Back, neck and shoulder pain; headaches... Event Details

Healthy Eating Class – Osana Narrabeen

Our Dietitian and Personal Trainer Lisa will help you make the right food and lifestyle choices to to kickstart your health and wellbeing in 2019!... Event Details

Exercise for Weight Loss – Osana Narrabeen

Diet and exercise both play an important part in preventing weight gain and keeping healthy. Come and join Lisa, our dietician and personal trainer every... Event Details

Meditation

- Osana Cremorne, Fridays - - Osana Narrabeen, Wednesdays - Mindfulness through meditation is a tool that increases connectedness, acceptance and awareness of yourself and... , Event Details

Beach Walk

All Osana members are invited to join us for a morning walk to the beach, along the Narrabeen Lagoon, from our North Narrabeen clinic to... Event Details