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Healthy Bones Week- Osteoporosis Facts

Bones are responsible for many important functions including movement, organ protection and support for the rest of the body. Healthy, strong bones are key to leading long, healthy, active and independent lives. Genes and lifestyle impact how strong bones are. While you can’t change your genetics, you can adopt a ‘bone friendly’ lifestyle which includes adequate calcium intake, exercise and sufficient vitamin D. Looking after your bones can help to decrease the risk of fractures and a disease called osteoporosis.   WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS? Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose calcium and other minerals, making them fragile and more likely to […]

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Stopping Diabetes in its tracks…

There’s no doubt that diabetes is taking over the world. No industrialized country seems safe from the disease and in Australia alone an estimated 280 people develop diabetes each day. The financial burden of diabetes has been estimated at $10.3 billion taking into account carer costs, productivity losses and health system costs. Reducing the prevalence of diabetes in Australia would not only decrease these costs but would also result in better health outcomes and quality of life for all Australians. So what exactly is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by an inability of our bodies to convert the […]

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Meet Troy!

Meet Troy, he’s a 19 year old apprentice shop fitter who loves his job and looks forward to an exciting career. He also enjoys playing footy and big high intensity workouts at the gym. However in February Troy injured his lower back at work. This complicated injury put Troy into restricted duties at work, and also meant he had to suspend his footy and weights.   Rebecca our Physiotherapist acutely treated the injury decreasing the inflammation and muscle tightness. Then in April Troy was ready to commence his exercise physiology with Tom. Having 6 weeks away from weights and footy, […]

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The link between Diabetes and how a Podiatrist can help you!

“careful inspection of the diabetic foot on a regular basis is one of the easiest, least expensive and most effective measures for preventing foot complications” Armstrong and Lavery (1998). Diabetic foot ulcers: prevention, diagnosis and classification”.    Diabetes is a chronic condition which involves a group of metabolic diseases resulting in high blood glucose levels (sugar levels). Poor circulation (arterial insufficiency) and loss of sensation (neuropathy) are common complications which can arise if your blood glucose levels are too high. Poor management of one’s diet, exercise and foot care can lead to diabetic ulcers which often results in the affected limbs […]

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Technologitis – The excessive use of technology.

Technologitis : The excessive use of technology ie phones, computers, pads causing neck pain due to sustain and repetitive movements of neck flexion/protraction.         A new condition developing in the new age of adults and even children. Sophie our physiotherapist is noticing the increases in patients with neck pain in relation to the increased head position of the cervical flexed forward. It is a common position in everyday life to have the neck in positions of looking down to clean, cook, work and look at computers and phones. It is starting to develop a feature of neck […]

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‘Pain’ from one of our Exercise Physiologist’s point of view.

It’s fairly safe to say that at one stage in our lives we will experience pain. Whether that is sudden pain from stubbing our toe, or for a couple of weeks after rolling an ankle or the incessant ache from a low back injury. Whilst pain may be a universal experience for us mere mortals, it is very rarely experienced in the same way by different people. Pain can be short term or acute, sub-acute (lasting around 4-12 weeks) intermittent (comes and goes), and chronic, where the pain lasts longer than the typical healing time frame for the injury. Even […]

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Facts and Understanding Diabetes.

Understanding Diabetes.   Diabetes is a complex condition, which can affect the entire body. Understanding diabetes is important even if you don’t have it. You most likely know someone who has diabetes; maybe a family member or a friend. This is because diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Australia and globally. Community awareness of the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is still surprisingly limited. As a community we need to foster a culture of shared understanding of what diabetes is and be part of the solution that turns the diabetes epidemic around. Facts about Diabetes 280 Australians […]

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Joel Simpson- Our hands on Exercise Physiologist.

  Name: Joel Simpson Company: Safe and Healthy People Health care field: Exercise Physiology Age: 28 Interests: Music, Surfing, Paddling Who /what is the biggest influence in your life: My Wife Highlights working in this field: Gaining perspective on my own life and working with an excellent team. Makes me want to come to work each day. Future goals: Create something that is uniquely Safe and Healthy, whether it is a treatment or a product, which truly is life changing for a patient. Favourite hobby: Surfing How do you relax: I run What factors influenced you to start studying in […]

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Meet Cherne’- Our awesome new Podiatrist to join the team!

Name: Cherné Company: Safe and Healthy People Health care field: Podiatry Age: 29 Interests: dancing, weight training, mma. Who /what is the biggest influence in your life: Tough one. To some extent my parents and sister have moulded the person I am today. My daughter now gives me motivation to do better everyday. Describe yourself in 4 words: ambitious, persistent, cheeky & friendly ( I hope lol) Highlights working in this field: love the people I meet. Many of them have such an appreciation for our service and often share great life lessons. future goals: To be a dual practitioner […]

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Men’s Health Week – 15th-21st June

It’s Men’s Health Week from June 15th to the 21st, and there is no better way to celebrate it by getting out and being active. Did you know that, in Australia, more men die than women from cardiovascular disease, lung disease and diabetes? And did you know that a lot of the time the risk of these events can be reduced? An exercise program from your health professional can have huge benefits if you already have one of these diseases. The good news is that it’s not too late if you didn’t know! Research has shown that regular exercise is […]

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