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Getting Help for Your Child’s Feet

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting Help for Your Child’s Feet

If you have an active child, it can be sad to see them laid up and not able to play sports due to their sore feet. If your child seems to be unable to walk or has started walking in an odd way, it can be well worth getting them checked out by a sports podiatrist to get the underlying cause of your child’s foot pain worked out. Here are some issues that they may experience and how they can be fixed. Flat feet While flat feet don’t tend to suddenly appear, children can aggravate flat feet after a period of heavy exercise or may have more pain after a growth spurt. This pain tends to occur in the arch of the foot and can extend to the balls of the feet and ankle. This pain can be resolved by...

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Carotid Artery Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Carotid Artery Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Carotid artery disease is extremely serious, often causing strokes that prove to be either life-changing or fatal. Unfortunately, it isn’t a disease that is understood by most of the general population. Here’s a quick overview of the disease, plus its risk factors and symptoms. What are Carotid Arteries? If you place your fingers on each side of your neck, just below the jaw, you should be able to feel blood pulsing through your carotid arteries. It is these two large blood vessels that are responsible for providing oxygenated blood to the front of your brain – to the very centres involved in speech, critical thinking, and motor function. What is Carotid Artery Disease? Carotid artery disease, also referred to as carotid artery stenosis, can be thought of as a type of atherosclerosis. This means that the arteries have become...

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A Comparison Between Dental Implants and Dental Fixed Bridges

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Comparison Between Dental Implants and Dental Fixed Bridges

If you have recently lost some teeth, you may be wondering what your options are concerning the missing space in your smile. Read on and learn about two common tooth restoration options (dental implants and dental fixed bridges) in case you have recently lost some teeth. Use this information to select the most appropriate restoration method for your needs. Dental Implants A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a natural tooth. The implant is anchored onto the bone of your jaw during a surgical procedure. Once the bone and the implant fuse, a crown that resembles your natural teeth is placed on top of the implant. Dental implants have several advantages. One, they do not have any effect on the nearby teeth. Secondly, they are not prone to decay in the same way as natural dental...

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Natural Solutions For Sleep Apnoea

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Natural Solutions For Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a frightening sleep disorder that causes the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods while they sleep.  The condition causes the muscles of the throat to collapse, constricting the airways and consequently depriving the brain of oxygen.  The condition can predispose sufferers to serious complications like stroke, diabetes and heart disease.  People who suffer from sleep apnoea are usually prescribed a CPAP machine, which delivers oxygen via a cumbersome mask throughout the night.  However, there are some natural solutions that can help in the management of sleep apnoea.  Read on to find out more.    Weight loss Most people who suffer from sleep apnoea are overweight.  A study carried out by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden showed that 20 per cent of research subjects, who lost a significant amount of weight, were completely cured of their...

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Channel Your Inner Sports Physiotherapist To Prevent Injuries To The Beginner Runner

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Channel Your Inner Sports Physiotherapist To Prevent Injuries To The Beginner Runner

New year, new you. That’s the mantra for thousands of Australians each year when they decide it’s hip to get fit! Running is one of the cheapest exercises you can choose to boost your exercising endeavours. All you need is a new pair of shoes and the motivation to get those legs out the front door. The problem is, your over-enthusiastic attitude could send you straight to the injury bench if you do not follow two rules designed to protect newbie runners.  Follow The 10% Rule While your mind may be willing to tackle a 10 km marathon your first week as a runner, your body is definitely not up to the task. You need to start slowly, and then increase the number of weekly kilometres you run by 10% each week. Start off with a combination of running...

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