Geelong Medical & Health Group News

What Is Cardiomyopathy?

September 4 2017

September 3-10 is Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week. So what is this heart disease all about? Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a disease of the heart muscle. The name means CARDIO – heart, MYO – muscle, PATHY – disease. It is unknown how many people in Australia have this condition currently, but a general estimate suggests...

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What is Physiotherapy?

September 3 2017

By Joe Pashley (Physiotherapist at Myers St. Family Medical Practice)   Physiotherapy is the most commonly referred to Allied Health Service by General Practitioners. Physio’s help people with all kinds of movement disorders ranging from strokes to sports injuries, vertigo to foot pain, and minor muscle strains to spinal cord injuries. WE GET PEOPLE MOVING...

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Holistic Tips To Avoid Constipation

September 2 2017

Constipation is one of the most common medical complaints in Australia. People say they are constipated when they can’t empty their bowels as often or as easily as they would like. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating and the sensation of a full...

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5 Simple Tips For Healthy Legs

September 1 2017

The legs require adequate care and common problems should be treated naturally, not only for aesthetic reasons but also because they have to do with our health. Below are tips to keep your legs healthy. Get Moving – Move, climb stairs, move your legs around at the office and at home. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing...

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Relaxed Breathing For Stress Relief

August 31 2017

Relaxation can help to relieve stress as it aids you to calm down. Anxiety will not be erased completely, but you will be able to deal with it once you’ve released the tension in your body and cleared your mind with troubles. All relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing the muscles. Try not...

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Ways To Decrease Your Back Pain

August 30 2017

By Joe Pashley Did you know that 70-90% of people in Australia experience back pain at some point in their life? BACK PAIN is a normal part of the human experience, but a pain that persists past 6 weeks is often a sign that your back is not recovering as well as it should. The...

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Keep Your Digestive System Healthy: 8 Great Sources Of Fibre

August 29 2017

Dietary fibre is needed to keep our digestive system healthy. It also contributes to other processes, such as stabilising glucose and cholesterol levels. In countries with traditionally high-fibre diets, diseases such as bowel cancer, diabetes and coronary heart disease are less common than in Western countries. Most Australians do not consume enough fibre. On average,...

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Yoga Poses to Do at Work

August 28 2017

Having body pains from sitting all day? Try these 5 different quick yoga poses to ease neck and back strain while at work! Photo Credit: Adobe Stock © tuiphotoengineer    1. Scale Pose Sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and...

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Tips For Coping With The Flu

August 26 2017

Flu contributes to an estimated 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. The most common symptoms of the flu are sudden high fever, a dry cough,...

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Keep Moving: Chronic Illness And Exercise

August 25 2017

Staying active and occasionally moving with your doctor’s approval is important if you are diagnosed with a chronic illness. Benefits may include: Weight management Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome and reduced symptoms for those conditions Strong bone and muscle structure Improved mental health and mood Reduced risk of falls and muscle...

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