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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Falls are the primary reason for admission to hospital in people aged 65 years and over. In fact, one in three older people over 65 in the community will have a fall this year. A fall can have a huge impact on your ability to stay independent for longer, and can result in impaired mobility,…

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Commonly, patients comment to me that they never think about their feet until something goes wrong with them. Many people believe its normal for their feet to hurt. As our feet grow older, they naturally become at risk of problems but painful and uncomfortable feet are not something you have to put up with. A…

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