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Online Booking Service: Simple, Easy, Secure

November 1, 2017

ProMed Podiatry is proud to announce the launch of our new Online Booking Service. Online Booking is a great way for you to be in control of your Podiatry bookings in a simple, easy and secure location. You will be able to: Make a new appointment Change existing appointments Review pre-booked appointments, and Cancel appointments…

Painful Ingrown nails? Simple Pain Free Treatment

October 28, 2017

Ingrown toenails and painful toenails are a common occurrence. Traditionally, Podiatrists were only able to offer 2 types of treatment: Shaping the nail requiring you to attend regularly to avoid recurrence of the ingrown nail, or Nail surgery requiring a local anaesthetic and permanent removal of the offending portion of the nail. Even though both…

Diabetes Foot Ulcer Conference – Gold Coast 2017

October 25, 2017

The ProMed Podiatry Team just attended the Diabetes Foot Ulcer Conference which was held in our beautiful city of the Gold Coast. The conference attendees included Vascular Specialists, Nurses, Wound Care Specialists and of course Podiatrists. It was an amazing conference that discussed the latest statistics, research, treatments and technologies to assist people suffering from…

Prevention is Better than Cure: Have a Foot Health Assessment Today

October 25, 2017

Did you know October is Foot Health Month? This year we are encouraging people to see a Podiatrist for an annual Foot Health Assessment. Why may you ask? We see an optometrist to check our eye health, we see a dentist to check our teeth health, why don’t you see a Podiatrist to check your…

Bunion Blues – You’re Not Alone

October 25, 2017

Guess who’s Bunion? As you can see many people suffer from bunions – famous or not. They can be unsightly, frustrating to fit into footwear but most importantly they can be painful and debilitating preventing you from doing what you want to do. So, what are bunions, what causes bunions and what treatments are available?…

Nail Polish: Naughty or Nice?

October 25, 2017

Well ladies, it is that time of year to celebrate the spring season with a flurry of colour including nail polish. But do you really know what damage nail polish can have on the health of your nails? Traditional nail polish, shellac and gel nails have many nasty chemicals that can cause long term damage…

The Importance of Exercise for Diabetes Patients

September 25, 2017

More than half of Australians do not meet physical activity guidelines. These statistics are alarming when there is no denying the vital role lifestyle modification like increasing physical activity levels has in the prevention and management in pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Benefits of Exercise Regular exercise improves glycaemic control, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness,…

Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Diabetes

September 18, 2017

I just finished reading an interesting article on limb salvage procedures reducing amputation rates in diabetes patients written by Dr Ramon Varcoe, a leading vascular surgeon at Sydney’s The Prince of Wales Hospital. Currently more than 4,400 diabetes-related amputations are performed at Australian Hospitals every year. Dr Varcoe states that 85% of these are preventable…

Diabetes Management with Raechel Farquharson, Senior Podiatrist at ProMed Podiatry

September 11, 2017

With over 18 years experience in practicing podiatry and a special interest in diabetes management, ProMed Podiatry Senior Podiatrist Raechel Farquharson talks about her approach to diabetes management and offers some advice for those living with diabetes. What is your experience with treating people with Diabetes? I have been a Podiatrist for 18 years and have…

Falls Prevention – How can Podiatry help?

August 25, 2017

Did you know that the most common reason for admission to hospital in people aged 65 or over is due to falls related injuries? Every day 133 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though falls are mostly preventable. That statistic is unbelievable and sadly it is a common story I hear daily…