Arthritis


How is technology improving the health of seniors?

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Sep 2016

How is technology improving the health of seniors?

Like other sectors aged care is seeing the positive impact of emerging technology. Whilst the Aged care sector in Australia is dealing with financial sustainability; the use of innovative and emerging technology is playing a major role in providing the highest quality of care.. There is increased utilization of Health Information Technology such as electronic medical records, cloud-based medical records and integrated health database has...

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Do I need a walking stick?

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Aug 2016

Do I need a walking stick?

The riddle of the Sphinx says human beings walked first on four legs, then on two, and finally on three- the third leg being the walking stick that props up the elderly. It is not uncommon to see the elderly population sporting various assistive walking devices to help maintain their mobility, independence and autonomy. However, with studies reporting many people obtain their walking aids from...

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Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

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Aug 2016

Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

Do you or a family member suffer from ongoing, persistent pain such as back or hip pain?  Has this pain been ongoing for the last 5 years or longer? Perhaps, not suitable to undergo surgery? Well Pilates could be the treatment to get rid of that terrible lingering pain! What to expect? A physiotherapist trained in Pilates will assess your problem area by asking some...

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Safe Footwear for Seniors

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Aug 2016

Safe Footwear for Seniors

As an aged care physiotherapist, we often come across a question about what’s the best shoe for my mum or dad? Well, I would like to touch base on few points as to what to look for while getting a new footwear for the elderly. Because many elderly people wear sub-optimal shoes, a good footwear reduces the falls risk in elderly people significantly. As an...

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How should seniors manage arthritis?

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May 2016

How should seniors manage arthritis?

There are many things you can do to manage your arthritis, including: Stay active – physical activity is the key to maintaining muscle strength, joint flexibility and managing your pain . Walking is an ideal exercise, it burns calories, strengthen muscles and builds denser bones. A physiotherapist can help design an individual program for you and show you how to use walking aids such as...

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