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Fork in the road: Fine-tuning your podiatry future

For recent graduates, the idea of choosing your podiatry career can be a daunting task. There’s a lot of factors to consider. Do …

Podiatrist on maternity leave?

Here’s how I got my work/family balance right. A few years ago I made the decision to move into aged care podiatry because I …

Isometric v eccentric exercises for tendinopathy treatment

Is it time to farewell Alfredson’s eccentric foot drop? Being invited to contribute to our website resources by writing a blog for …

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Podiatrist planning a baby?

Podiatrist planning a baby?

Lay the groundwork now for balancing work and family. In this day and age, many people have the luxury of being able to plan how and when they start a family. One item on the list is to consider your work, employer, and career and think about what you want or need to...

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Want to lead a thriving podiatry team?

Want to lead a thriving podiatry team?

Here are the 7 communication basics you should implement now. Many people think that because they can talk and write, they can communicate. But it’s not that simple, because communication is a two-way process. You need to be able to speak and write clearly, and more,...

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Pistols, war, stills and mateship – an Anzac story

Pistols, war, stills and mateship – an Anzac story

Overlooking the Camberwell Sports Ground, Shenley Manor offers a peaceful setting with sunny courtyards and lush gardens. Keith has been a resident here for nearly four years, he says, “It’s a good one. They are good to me, and it’s a great spot. I go around the...

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Keeping your feet healthy in summer

Keeping your feet healthy in summer

Deep into the warmer months, many of us have shed the Uggs and warm boots in favour of sandals and open-toed summer shoes. Whether you spend your days with your toes in the sand or relaxing with your feet up, here are a few tips to keep those feet healthy in the heat....

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Growing Old on Mars

Growing Old on Mars

Imagine you had a blank slate and the chance to shape the way that society views and values ageing. This is a real opportunity facing those people selected to colonise Mars as part of the Mars One program. Mars One is an organisation aiming to establish a permanent...

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The impact of footwear on fall prevention

The impact of footwear on fall prevention

As featured in Arcare Five Stars Magazine One thing that does not shrink when people get older is feet; they also change shape and lose some feeling and flexibility. This can impact the way we walk and can also affect balance. Swollen or painful feet can make it...

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Shunning shoes for barefeet

Shunning shoes for barefeet

As featured in Arcare Five Stars Magazine The barefoot movement is gaining popularity among some health conscious individuals. Some claim it is better for your feet, blaming shoes for a plethora of foot problems from bunions to calluses and blisters. Although going...

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When turning 70 makes you ‘old and rare’

When turning 70 makes you ‘old and rare’

We recently put up a Facebook post about Isa Leshko, an artist whose work focuses on themes relating to ageing, mortality and animal rights. The article’s themes surrounding the beauty in aging got me thinking about how here  in the western world, we tend to see...

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How a WW1 veteran shaped a company vision

How a WW1 veteran shaped a company vision

October 1st was the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and, at a ceremony at Government House Victoria, the 2015 Victorian Seniors of the Year were named. The awards honour the remarkable contribution of seniors who improve our community and celebrate...

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Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Toward the end of March a little news story came to our attention that we thought was totally innovative and pretty cool. It is one of the best bits of lateral thinking that’s offered real value to an entire society I’ve ever come across. It was a story from the...

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