COVID-19 Announcement

We wanted to let you know that our practice is remaining open for the foreseeable future. We are all aware that the situation with COVID-19 is fast paced and changing every day and we encourage you to continue to be informed with the latest information from the Australian Government Department of Health website: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance

Please be assured that we are implementing all the recommended infection control measures for the premises and clinical situations to reduce risks of any contamination and possible spread of the virus. This includes:

  • regularly sanitising all surfaces using alcohol-based and disinfectant products to clean all door handles, hard surfaces, computer and payment accessories, clinical equipment, taps and the bathroom/toilet area;
  • using disposable gloves when appropriate;
  • spacing out appointment times, though this may need reviewing from time to time if required by staffing or other changes.

In line with ongoing advice and messages from health authorities, we trust that anyone who suspects that they are experiencing signs of the COVID-19 virus will advise us before attending this practice.

Isolation of 14 days is recommended by the Australian Government Department of Health if:

  • you have returned from overseas,
  • you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus,
  • you develop any cold or flu like symptoms.

Please call the office on 6288 6711 and speak to our friendly staff to discuss keeping your appointment, or, re-scheduling for a later date.

 

Make Your Back Stronger And Reduce The Kyphosis

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping appears to alter postural control immediately in subjects who has poor postural control mechanisms with non-specific chronic low back pain. The benefits from Kinesio Taping are believed to last up to 48 hours in individuals.

To read more about this article please click into the following link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360859217301274

Oily fish

Evidence indicated significant improvements in triglycerides and HDL levels (important biomarkers of cardiovascular risk) as a result of oily fish consumption.

Salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout and herring are all examples of oily fish. Oily fish are: high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to prevent heart disease.

To read more about this article please click into the following link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28992469

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Curcumin

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently the leading cause of mortality worldwide. And dyslipidemia is a major and common cardiovascular risk factor in the general population. Statins are widely used despite their potential to cause serious adverse effects such as myopathies and hepatotoxicity.

Several studies have demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin against many chronic diseases, including various cancers, pulmonary disorders, and autoimmune diseases. It has been shown to attenuate oxidative stress and to exert a cardioprotective effect owing to its lipid-lowering properties

To read more about this article please click into the following link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5637251/