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Shoe selection for little feet

When it comes to kids’ feet and shoes it’s important to remember to think about stage not age! Podiatrist, Joe Brooks, teamed up with the guys at Tiny Footprints in Hobart to create a quick look guide at choosing the right footwear to compliment the stages in your child’s development. The below is a reference […]

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Five minutes with Joe Brooks

Now that Joe Brooks (Podiatrist) has settled in for a few months, it’s time to get to know what makes him tick! 1. What’s the thing you love most about being a Podiatrist? I love helping people. I think I really enjoy talking to people, getting to know them, their goals and how I can […]

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Five minutes with Alistair Wood

Enthusiastic young physiotherapist Alistair Wood has joined the Salamanca clinic team in 2020. So we decided to learn a bit more about him! You’ll see Alistair featuring in some of our Exercise Library videos. What’s the thing you love most about being a Physiotherapist? Working with people to regain their confidence and independence with movement. […]

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Five minutes with Sam Blackler

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 […]

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Five minutes with Meg Beton

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 […]

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5 tips to make the most of your Leap Health appointment

  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 […]

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Vertigo and BPPV

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. […]

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Massage Therapy – 3 reasons to book an appointment!

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 […]

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Exercise Spotlight: Yoga

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 […]

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