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COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

We consider you part of the ProMed family and your health and safety remain our highest priority. We are still open yet have put a number of processes in place. As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, we want to share with you some important information about the steps we’re taking to minimise the risk…

Podiatrists say you’re at ‘high risk’ of infection when visiting nail salons

February 28, 2020

  Joe Brooks, a podiatrist and a director of the Australian Podiatry Association (APA), told ABC Radio Brisbane’s Steve Austin the industry was concerned by the number of clients presenting with issues that started at nail bars. “It’s fair to say we are concerned with the hygiene practices at play in these nails salons,” Mr…

Training for the Gold Coast Marathon this year? What to eat before and after a long run!

February 28, 2020

  Running is tough on the body. Not only on the joints and muscle but emotionally and mentally. It is important to fuel your body correctly to get the best out of your training, race day and for recovery post run.   So, what do I eat before my run? There are many different opinions…

Staff Profile of the Month – Vanessa

February 28, 2020

Vanessa completed her Masters of Podiatry Practice and Bachelors of Applied Science at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She decided to study podiatry when she received treatment from a podiatrist regarding musculoskeletal injuries due to running during her younger years. The  Podiatrist taped her foot, gave her strengthening and stretching exercises, and prescribed her orthotics.…

Back to school healthy lunch ideas

February 10, 2020

  It’s hard to stay motivated and create healthy meals your kids will eat when your are busy, they don’t eat half of it anyway, you have allergies to consider and you just can’t think of anything to put in there!  Here are my favourite lunch box suggestions. Ensure you are putting anything that needs…

Staff Profile: Chris Fisher

February 10, 2020

  Chris joined ProMed just over 7 years ago after moving back to the Gold Coast from farm life in Beaudesert for 13 years. She has two children; Dannielle 21 who is working and studying teaching and Lachlan, 20 who is an apprentice Cabinetmaker. She has almost 30 years of Medical Receptionist experience and Chris enjoys…

Orthotics : Does my child need orthotics?

February 10, 2020

  This is a question that I get asked continually in my clinic. Understandably, parents want the best for their children and want to make sure that their feet are healthy and well aligned. Firstly, we need to discuss what is a normal foot for a child. What is a Normal for a child’s foot?…

Post-Christmas Cleansing Foods

December 27, 2019

If you over-indulged a little over Christmas and New Year here are a few cleansing foods to add into your diet over the next few weeks. 1. Dandelion root Dandelion root has long been held as a “liver tonic” in folk medicine due to its ability to increase the flow of bile. It might also…

Have you met Kasey?

November 27, 2019

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…

School Shoes – Important tips for the right fit

November 27, 2019

    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…