Chronic pain (pain that lasts 6 months or more) can be caused by many things such as autoimmune diseases, overuse injuries and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. Sometimes it just shows up without any cause or link and other times it is a result of an injury. People often dismiss diet as being a cause…

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These are REAL clinical experiences and 10 pet peeves that podiatrists wish you wouldn’t do: 1. Wear shoes without socks Not wearing socks with shoes increases the chances of fungal and bacterial infection which can result in foot malodour. When you don’t wear socks, there is no physical barrier between your feet and your shoes,…

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We are proud to welcome the newest member of our ProMed family this month. Kesia Ryan is a practising podiatrist with a special interest in Paediatric Podiatry and Sports Rehabilitation. Kesia is an asset to any team she works with and we are proud to have her as part of the ProMed family! As an…

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It is important to provide our children with the nutrients they need to grow and learn. One of the most important nutrients required is Iron. Why do we need iron? Iron is an important mineral found in the blood. It is responsible for transporting the air we breathe in (i.e., oxygen) around the body. This…

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Eating with Diabetes does not need to be difficult or boring. It is important to include the best foods to help balance your blood sugar levels such as complex carbohydrates (whole-grains, sweet potato etc), protein (think meat, fish and eggs) and good fats (avocado, nuts, healthy oils). To ensure your blood sugars do not spike,…

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Eating with diabetes doesn’t have to be boring or bland. There are many yummy recipes that will provide a healthy and balanced meal that will not spike your blood sugar. A few things to keep in mind when choosing meals: Keep the carbohydrates low (under 20g if possible) Choose low glycemic index carbohydrates Include a…

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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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There’s a first time for everything, right? And this special offer is a first time for us! To support our patients while we go get through this pandemic,for the month of September we are offering a discount on our custom prescribed, 3D-scanned orthotics. Whether you are after a new pair after wearing them day in…

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Queensland Health has many initiative to help older Queenslanders stay healthy, active, independent and on their feet. Our bodies are designed to be used and this becomes even more important as we get older. Being physically active is essential for health and wellbeing and will also help you to stay independent. Stay independent by being…

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Stress is becoming so common and is even more prevalent since Covid-19 came along. Stress is a powerful feeling that can result in some not so nice symptoms. When we experience chronic stress our adrenal glands, or the tiny glands that moderate the stress response as well as regulate other hormones, will suffer. The adrenals,…

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To our valued ProMed Community The safety and health of our clients and team members are our number one priority at ProMed. We are operating as normal and are monitoring closely the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To be able to practice social distancing and keep everyone safe we require your help. 1. When you arrive at…

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There are times of the year, winter in particular, where we need to increase our immunity to fight off the nasty colds and flu’s that are floating around (did someone say Coronavirus?). Certain foods contain vital nutrients that can boost your immune system, helping you avoid the doctor’s office and reducing the severity of your…

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