Our health care clinic has been in operation for 80 years, and some of our patients have been coming here since they were children. We pride ourselves on providing balanced medical care that looks at all aspects of a patient's wellbeing, including their mood, mental health, social connection as well as their physical health. As many of our patients are older, we've become specialists in geriatric care and help patients to stay at home as long as possible. We find that happy and connected seniors tend to be healthy. Our blog is all about holistic care for older patients in a health care clinic.
27 February 2018
Summer is coming to an end, and that means winter is on its way! During the nasty 2017 flu season, 90% of the deaths recorded were in patients aged 65 or older. The government has already announced an enhanced flu vaccine to be made available for free to the over-65s, but it is important that your parent receives urgent medical attention if they get ill with the flu. The faster the intervention, the greater their odds of survival.
21 December 2017
Spinal pain is an all-too-common health problem that many Australians suffer from. Seeking clinical advice is always a good idea, as doctors or physios will be able to tailor their advice to your situation specifically. In most cases, quick relief can be found by using heat or ice packs (whichever you find more soothing). However, therapeutic relief or and preventative action can be achieved in the form of an exercise plan with frequent stretching.
18 October 2016
Training for a marathon is a very physically demanding process, which can place a great deal of strain on your body. Because of this, it's important to be sensible in your approach to training. Here are a few tips which should help to keep you healthy and happy during your marathon preparations. Increase distances and speed slowly One of the biggest mistakes made by novice runners is attempting to increase their speed or their mileage before they are physically ready to do so.
2 September 2016
Melanoma skin cancer is one of the top three types of cancer in Australia with reports estimating that two out of three Australian residents are at risk of developing the condition by the age of 70. Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates that 13,283 cases of melanoma skin cancer were detected in 2016. The good news is that early detection can easily be treated at a skin cancer clinic.
1 September 2016
Babies can't talk and don't understand language, so how can you tell if they can't hear? There are some subtle signs of hearing loss in infants, but you have to pay close attention to spot them. Use these tips to assess your baby's hearing and learn what to do if he or she can't hear well. Know What Normal Hearing Development Looks Like Babies that can hear normally show strong reactions to sounds, such as looking toward the source.