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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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