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Archive for November 2019

Have you met Kasey?

Kasey Boorman – Admin Team Member / Nutritionist Kasey has been with us for over a year now and most of you will have seen her at the front desk or floating around the clinic by now. Kasey has worked in health administration for almost 20 years and has a passion for helping clients achieve optimal…

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School Shoes – Important tips for the right fit

    Children spend around 30 hours a week in their school shoes, or more than 15,000 hours during their school years, so it’s vital they’re fitted properly. Here are ten tips to buying perfectly fitting school shoes. Both feet must be measured We always advise to have a children’s shoe specialist measure your child’s…

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Growing Feet – One Pair to Last a Lifetime!

Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. At six months of age the foot is still mostly cartilage; in fact, the last bone doesn’t begin to form until children are about three years old. By 18 years, most of the bones are fully formed. Babies Baby feet only…

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Healthy Christmas Treat

  Christmas often leads to overindulging and sugar! Keep this handy slice on hand to make it through the silly season. White Christmas Protein Slice Serves: 16-20 Preparation time:  5-10 minutes. Cooking time: no cooking required (approx. 1 hour to set in the fridge is needed) Ingredients: 1 cup macadamia nuts 1 cup almonds 80g…

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Are thongs bad for you?

Thongs

  Summer and thongs go together like peas and carrots, right? Unfortunately, from a Podiatry point of view they are not such a great idea. The humble Aussie thong can be detrimental to our feet as they offer little support and are very flat. Essentially your big toe is there to act as a lever,…

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Have you met Janine?

Special Interests:  All aspects from Biomechanics and children’s growing feet to diabetic assessment Janine moved to the Gold Coast in January 2019 when she started working with ProMed Podiatry.  She graduated from Queensland university of technology with honors in 2016 and has been working in private practice until joining our team. Janine has a keen interest…

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Have you met Sarah?

Special Interests :  Diabetes Management, Sports Injuries, Foot Pain After several years working in retail footwear Sarah undertook and completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2015. Sarah’s vision on graduation was to join the ProMed team. In this role she is rapidly building a dedicated set of patients and…

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Just a teaspoon of Sugar…

Sugar

We have all heard how bad sugar is for us, but do you know why? Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar can be okay in moderation. These foods release the sugar slowly which offers a steady supply…

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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet?

  Having diabetes may increase your risk of developing diabetes related complications which may include nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy or poor circulation called peripheral vascular disease. It may also cause changes to your joints, muscles, skin health, hair growth and ability to heal. These complications may increase your risk of developing ulcers that may…

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