October 2018 Footology Newsletter
Happy Foot Health Week! A staggering 9/10 people report having foot pain, but only 3/10 people follow up on it. We're here to help you with all things foot health. Any issues. Nothing is too embarrassing and trust us - we've seen it all before. Below are five people's stories about what they've been through. Click on the pictures and have a read, we're hoping it helps you if you have a similar complaint. And please forward this onto your local friends so we can help them too. Also feel free to send it to your friends on the other side of the city or interstate, they can find their local podiatrist using the Australian Podiatry Association's Find A Podiatrist search engine and get some help that way. Happy walking!
September 2018 Footology Newsletter
R U OK? Day, today, is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling. You don't need to be an expert - just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation.
August 2018 Footology Newsletter
Congratulations to everyone who did The City 2 Surf yesterday! Whether you're a newbie, weekend warrior or well groomed in the running game, we're proud of you.
We're sure there's going to be a lot of soreness over the next few days, so we thought this might be a good time to think about those niggling little injuries after a big event that don't get much air play. The bruised nails, the blisters... the niggling ouches.
AND - a few recipes big on the love and flavour, but easy to put together when all you want to do it sit down post-14km run!
July 2018 Footology Newsletter
In July we celebrate Diabetes Week, which aims to increase awareness about the importance of early detection to reduce the compilations of Diabetes.
Over 600 Australians are rushed to hospital each year and find out they have Type 1 Diabetes. This can be fatal.
Up to 500,000 may have Type 2 and be unaware. During this time without treatment it can be damaging their blood vessels and nerves causing vision loss, amputations, heart attacks and kidney disease. Have you found out?
It’s about time.
June 2018 Footology Newsletter
World Cup FOOT(ball) fever is among us, and what a series it's been so far!
We thought this might be a good time to think about foot injuries that occur from sports like soccer. We also see an abundance of foot injuries as winter weekend sports are in full spring now, and most commonly, ankle injuries.
How do you prevent these types of injuries? What to be on the look out for?
AND - I can't miss it! What to cook that's hearty and warming while the game's on???
May 2018 Footology Newsletter
In May we celebrate World Lupus Day, and although the avid watchers of the television show House will be used to hearing lupus commonly suggested as one of their patient’s differential diagnoses, lupus is actually quite rare. So why then, was it always on the list but it was never lupus? Is it because its symptoms can be non-specific and easily mistaken for other illnesses? Yes. Or is it difficult to making a diagnosis? Most definitely yes.
April 2018 Footology Newsletter
The World Health Organisation celebrates World Immunisation Week to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunisation saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
And we couldn't agree more. We see examples every day at Footology. Think about getting those skin scratches bathed in salty water and covered with a bandaid so they don't fester, meaning no need for antibiotics. It's the little things that make all the difference, think hand washing, covering for mouth when you're coughing (especially if you’re sick), and taking days off to fully recover to make sure you don't spread the infection. These along with good, solid science-based practices, such as immunisation, diseases can be reduced.
Below are some immunisation facts, commonly asked questions and for those who worry about egg-allergies and immunisations, some egg free recipes to try.