If your child wants to take up swimming as a sport, you may be surprised to find that swimmers commonly experience back and shoulder injuries. Although regarded as a low impact sport the rigors of swimming training place a heavy demand on these areas of the body. Fortunately there are some straight forward techniques and strategies that can be used to avoid injury and allow all swimmers to fully enjoy their sport. [Read More]
How A Well-Baby Clinic Can Benefit New Parents
Well-baby clinics are staffed by paediatric or child health nurses and are run with the intention of providing new parents with information and support in relation to the health and well-being of their baby and parenting in general. The clinics are run in medical centres, and your midwife or GP can tell you if your local medical centre offers a well-baby clinic. These clinics are easy to access, with many adopting a drop-in model and even a telephone advice service. [Read More]
Two Tips To Help You Adjust To Wearing A Hearing Aid In Crowded Situations
Getting a new hearing aid is a big step in the right direction towards helping you reconnect with the world. One in six Australians have some type of hearing loss, and the key, once you do get fitted with a hearing aid, is to make sure that wearing it is a comfortable experience, not an overwhelming one. Too often, new hearing aid wearers find that the sudden increase in volume is so overpowering that it is easier to switch the hearing aid off and put it back in the drawer. [Read More]
How does diabetes affect the feet and what can be done about it?
More than one million people in Australia have been diagnosed with diabetes, making it one of the most serious threats to the health of the country. When most people think of diabetes and its consequences, their minds will wander to things like high blood pressure and heart disease. And while these negative consequences of diabetes are certainly a reality, people might not realise that suffering from diabetes can also lead to problems in other areas – even in the feet. [Read More]