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Foot Love: Five ways you can keep your feet in tip top shape

Too many times, our feet just get neglected. We at ProMed think it’s about time everyone learned how to give their tootsies some real love. Remember, without healthy feet – life would be pretty miserable. Let’s look at five different ways you can keep your feet in tip top shape Look after your nails If…

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Recipe: Maple Roast Pork and Veg!

Treat mum to a delicious roast lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day! Recipe from: www.taste.com.au Ingredients: 2kg easy carve pork leg roast, scored at 1 cm intervals 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tsp. sea salt 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 250g sweet potato, peeled, cut into large chunks 250g…

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Children’s Feet – One Pair to last a lifetime

Article written by Sarah Youngson, ProMed Podiatrist Being a mother myself I am more aware of the never-ending concern over my child’s development and progress and overall health. As my son has recently been learning to walk, run, jump and climb in the last few months, I have now begun the endless cycle of new…

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Foot Health in Winter – Cracked Heels

Winter is near! Are you looking after your feet this season? It is common during the cooler months for your skin to dry out and can be at high risk of cracking. Cracked heels can not only be painful but for certain people can lead to high risk of infection and other complications. Risk Factors…

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Heel Pain: Things you need to know

Have you ever experienced a piercing, burning pain at the bottom of your foot? If so, it’s possible you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis which is a form of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a form of heel pain caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs…

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Recipe – Healthy Easter Treat!

A quick, easy and healthy treat to whip up this Easter. Crispy Quinoa & Cashew Clusters Ingredients 1tbsp coconut oil ½cup quinoa, rinsed ½cup salted cashews, chopped 2 tbsp cranberries 1tsp sea salt 1/4tsp chilli powder (optional) 100g70% Dark Chocolate Instructions Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside. Heat a frypan to medium heat. Add coconut oil and…

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CHOCOLATE CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU!

Easter is often an excuse to binge on chocolate, hot cross buns and other yummy treats. While it is important to treat ourselves occasionally, Easter doesn’t have to ruin all the hard work you have been doing leading up to it.  Written by Kasey Boorman – Nutritionist, HlthSci (Nutrition) Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to…

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Behind the podiatry scenes: Infection Control and sterilisation

Recently I have had an abundance of patients attending our clinic with infections they had obtained through attending nail salons which frustrates and saddens me. Please do not get me wrong – I think nail salons have a wonderful service to offer to people who do not requires medical grade pedicures and do not have…

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Keeping your feet healthy at work

Work is something that, unfortunately, none of us can avoid! Whether you’re an office worker who sits at a desk for 8 hours in front of a computer or a tradie who works on site, both can have health implications on our body and feet. From circulation and posture problems, through to lower back and…

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Magnesium – The Most Essential Mineral

Written by Kasey Boorman, our resident Admin Team Member, and Nutritionist Magnesium is so important, and I recommend everyone gets it in their diet or through supplementation if needed.   Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals in your body. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy…

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Tips for starting an exercise program

Congratulations on your decision to start exercising! Making that decision is the first step to a healthier you. Before beginning any physical activity program, it is important to check with your general practitioner to make sure you do not have any conditions that would prevent you completing certain activities. Some things to consider so that…

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