Sam Blackler has been a highly valued Leap Health team member for 10 years now. She is our Information Technology (IT) Manager, Referrer Relations Officer and more recently Off-Site Services Manager. We thought it was high time we introduced her on the blog and got to know her a little better! What’s the thing you […]
Purchasing school shoes is a major part of yearly expenses, especially when purchasing for more than one growing child. Finding comfortable and good-value shoes can be stressful! We asked our podiatrist Lucy Willoughby for her top tips for parents.
It’s been almost a year since bubbly Meg Beton joined the Leap Health team. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, she helps people improve their health one step at a time. We thought it was time to sit down with Meg and ask for her thoughts on a few questions! What’s the thing you love […]
Long summer days, backyard cricket and outdoor celebrations. Australians love this time of year, calling it the ‘silly season’ for good reason! The nature of the season leads our Physiotherapists to seeing a few extra patients for musculoskeletal injuries. Maybe you take a tumble on your kids scooter, mis-judge stairs after a couple […]
Health Speaks podcast with Penny Terry interviewing Stew Williamson
There are a few ways in which you can make the most of an appointment with your healthcare provider. This can make the process easier for everyone, and potentially help you feel better sooner! 1.Where possible, arrive on time Especially if it is your first appointment, there is usually some paperwork that may take […]
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV for short) is the most common form of vertigo related to the inner ear. BPPV results in intense but brief episodes of dizziness. It can be a debilitating and frustrating condition. The culprit of symptoms are tiny crystals of calcium carbonate within the inner ear canals. […]
Our Dietitian Sophie Hofto has completed specialist training in the low FODMAP diet with Monash University. She will help to guide you through the process, working to improve your health and quality of life. Find out more about the FODMAP diet, and why help from a Dietitian can be vital to your success.
Considering a session with a massage therapist? Let us help convince you… It feels good! Human touch releases endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ neuro-transmittors that promote wellbeing. Massage therapy can stress relief (cortisol reduction) and relaxation, which is especially important in our busy modern lives. It can also reduce stress hormones (adrenalin, cortisol, norepinephrine). This will leave […]
Looking to try something out of your comfort zone in 2019? Yoga is a fantastic physical activity to incorporate in our busy lives. It involves the practice of various poses or ‘asanas’. These vary greatly in difficulty and intensity, making yoga perfect for a broad range of physical abilities. Modern yoga is a blending of Western […]