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Have you met Janine?

November 5, 2019

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…

Have you met Sarah?

November 5, 2019

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…

November 5, 2019

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…

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet?

November 5, 2019

  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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Bunions – Why they hurt and What you can do.

October 23, 2019

  Bunions, they can be a real pain! There are lots of different complexities to consider when it comes to bunions plus a lot of pre-conceived notions about the condition. We wanted to break down the causes, symptoms and solutions so you can make a well-rounded, independent decision on your health. Firstly, what is a…

How to prevent Fungal foot infection

October 3, 2019

  Here at the Gold Coast we are more susceptible to fungal foot infections partly due to the humid environment.  There are 2 major foot fungal infections that we see on a regular basis here in our clinic – Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail) and Tinea Pedis – Athlete’s Foot (Fungal skin infection on feet). Tinea pedis…

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Best Foods for Anxiety

October 3, 2019

Anxiety is debilitating. It is a horrible feeling and is becoming more and more common in today’s highly stressed society. The good news is that anxiety is controllable! Overcoming anxiety without medications involves making lifestyle changes and the foods you eat (and do not eat!) can play a huge part. The foods that you choose…

Foods for Depression

August 28, 2019

  Depression is debilitating. It is a dreadful feeling and is becoming more and more common in today’s highly stressed society. The good news is that depression IS controllable! While there are many factors that affect mood, food is one of the most often overlooked. This article outlines some of the most common foods that…

Plantar Fasciitis season is here – How to avoid this injury after winter hibernation

August 28, 2019

  Each year, after our winter hibernation and the weather warms up the ProMed team gears up for our annual plantar fasciitis season. Commonly, once the weather warms up, we all feel inspired to get outside and start to enjoy some activity. Starting a new exercise program should be done gradually to allow your body…

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Quick and Easy Dinner Options

July 30, 2019

  As we age nutrition become more critical to keep us healthy, active and help us achieve a quality of life. Unfortunately, this is also the time we struggle to cook for ourselves, are eating alone, have decreased appetite or lose interest in preparing meals.  Here are a few easy suggestions to throw together to…