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Everything you need to know about a pre-pointe assessment

Everything you need to know about a pre-pointe assessment

Commencing training en pointe is a very exciting time for the young dancer; however, if not approached with caution, it can potentially be a significant injury risk. I remember when I was a young dancer, I couldn’t wait to get my little toes nested beautifully in a pair of pointe shoes! I thought I’d feel like a graceful swan, gliding across the stage with ease, in my perfect shiny pointe shoes. Oh it would be a dream come true!! …. But was it? NO! In reality, I ended up being a limping and injured swan with bleeding toes who kept rolling their ankles en pointe. Why? Because I wasn’t ready to commence pointe training yet.

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Your guide to choosing the right prenatal supplements for you

Your guide to choosing the right prenatal supplements for you

Prenatal nutrition is essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Due to the increased nutritional demands during pregnancy, mums-to-be are recommended to take a prenatal supplement/s in addition to their healthy pregnancy diet. However with the wide array of prenatal supplements on the market how do you know which one is right for you? I have provided a guide below on the key nutrients to consider when choosing a prenatal supplement/s.

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How to manage child constipation

How to manage child constipation

Is your child struggling with constipation? If yes, it often can be very distressing for both your child and yourself. However what we do know is that constipation is very common affecting up to 30% of children and often arising around the time of transitioning to solids, toilet training and school entry (1,2). In children it is estimated that 95% of cases of constipation are functional, that is there is no medical cause for the constipation (3). However it should be noted that constipation presenting before 6 months of age, and particularly before 3 months of age does have a higher chance of being related to an underlying medical cause.

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5 nutrients that bolster the immune system (and the foods where you can find them!)

5 nutrients that bolster the immune system (and the foods where you can find them!)

Written by naturopath, Laura Gale It’s official: it’s winter in Melbourne and we’re all bracing for the cold, dark mornings and evenings and rushing out to stock up on cold & flu tablets to ensure we don’t succumb to the office lurgy. In amongst all of this, some of us might ask ourselves, “is there...

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Christmas is a time for giving…so we are giving the gifts to you! To thank our wonderful patients and community for their support over the last year we have 12 different special offers over 12 days in December. See below for the full list of specials. Enjoy

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Knee pain in growing adolescents

Knee pain in growing adolescents

Written by physiotherapist, Alex Walsh Many children and adolescents may experience pain in their knees as they develop. During normal growth, the body is rapidly changing at different rates and this can make the growing body more susceptible to some injuries. What causes knee pain? Growth changes through the pelvis and legs can alter the

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