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Should Your Family Have A Home Visit Podiatrist?

As we grow older, accessing healthcare services can grow considerably harder. Pain from conditions like arthritis can make us eager to move as little as possible, arranged transport services can let us down, mobility or balance issues can make it difficult to get ready and attend an appointment, concerns about sharing waiting rooms when you’re a vulnerable member of society can make us delay care - and for many older adults, simply leaving the comfort of their own home can become very unappeal...

May 13, 2022

The Benefits Of Podiatry Care For Rest Homes & Aged Care Facilities

For your residents, adequately taking care of their feet in a way that promotes their health, independence and quality of life grows harder every year. Aside from the strength and flexibility needed to reach the feet and maintain a person’s own foot health, the feet and legs undergo a number of natural yet less-than-ideal changes such as: The skin progressively loses its natural elasticity and becomes dry, thin and weakBones become more brittle and lose strengthThe fat pads on the bottoms of o...

May 13, 2022

Prevent Falls Without Leaving Your Home: Here’s How

One in three New Zealand adults over the age of 65 have at least one fall every year - and the consequences can be devastating. Falls are the cause of 85% of traumatic brain injuries in the elderly. Fractures resulting from falls, which can affect up to one in five people in a residential care setting, most often affect the hip - which can greatly impact a person’s independence and may see between 30-60% of sufferers never recover their pre-fracture mobility levels. Hip fractures resulting fro...

January 17, 2022

OnyFix: NZ’s #1 Painless Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a painful, frustrating and often recurring problem for up to 5% of New Zealanders, including many of the older adults that our mobile podiatrists see and treat in their homes or at their aged care facility. While traditional treatment of ingrown toenails involves an in-clinic appointment with your podiatrist where they use tools to dig down and remove the part of the nail that has become ingrown, this process can be painful and uncomfortable unless local anaesthetic is injec...

January 15, 2022

Fungal Nails - Or Something Else? Don’t Waste Time Treating The Wrong Problem

Affecting up to one in four people, fungal nail infections are a frustrating problem that leave many struggling to restore the appearance of their nails for years. Starting as small, cloudy spots or streaks through the nail, fungal infections can progress to cover the entire toenail, leaving the nail with a thickened, tinged, moth-eaten - and generally unattractive appearance. While some choose to ignore the problem in the hopes that it will naturally resolve, many are quick to head to the pharm...

December 6, 2021

Revealed: The Best Shoes & Socks For New Zealand Seniors

By the time you reach 80 years of age, you’ll have taken an average of over 216 million steps, with the same pair of feet carrying you through each step. That’s an astonishing demand on our feet - but thankfully, they don’t do it alone. Our feet rely heavily on the support and comfort from our shoes and socks which become the new ‘ground’ on which our feet stand, influencing and guiding how our feet move, the pressure they’re exposed to, how stable we feel - and ultimately, how long ...

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