31 Jul

Falls Prevention

How to prevent falls icon Falls are extremely common in the elderly and are a major cause of injury. Approximately 28-35% of people aged 65 and over fall each year, increasing to 32-42% for those over 70 years of age. Falls are the underlying cause of 50% of injury related hospitalisations among people aged 65 […]

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23 Jul

Common foot problems in golf

Foot problems in golf icon A full round of golf can often add up to a 6.5 to 8 kilometer workout, which can cause some discomfort and pain in your feet. Painful and tired feet can affect your timing and balance enough to have a large impact on your swing, which can be reflected on […]

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16 Jul

Severs Disease

Severs Disease icon Severs disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis. It is an extremely common condition in children, and it can be very painful and limit the child’s ability to run and play. As a child grows the calcaneus (Heel) can grow faster than the surrounding soft tissue, causing the Achilles tendon to be […]

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19 Jun

What are plantar warts?

Verruca Pedis (Plantar warts) icon Plantar Warts (Verruca Pedis) are an infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus. The virus causes and increase in the tissue within the skin, causing a hard and often painful lesion on the sole of the foot. They are often mistaken with corns. Exposure to the virus is […]

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14 Aug

Up close and personal with Cassandra van Breugel

One- on- one with CVB Quick questions with Cassie: When and why did you get into swimming? I started competitive swimming when I was 11. My best friend wanted me to swim with her and my older brother also started competing at carnivals. Where did you grow up? I have lived on the Central Coast […]

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