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July 2020              (07) 3846 4800             2B, 90 Vulture Street, WEST END 4101
The team at Performance Podiatry & West End Physio present a July update!
Supporting Local Tourism


It’s great to see so many people supporting local communities while there are travel restrictions in place. What better time than than now to explore our own backyard.

Our Podiatrist Chris and his wife Bec visited Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinderlands. They were lucky enough to enjoy this beautiful sunrise from their cottage.
Our Podiatrist Kent and his wife Kylie made their way to the Granite Belt visiting the picturesque Stanthorpe.  With plenty of wineries to choose from, Ballandean Estate Wines was just one of their stops.


Our team have been making the most of our beautiful state and getting out and about supporting our local communities. With so much to see and do in Queensland, the hardest decision is where to visit!

 
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is relentless. Every minute of every day, a person with diabetes faces decisions, thoughts, worries and fears about their diabetes and the future impact the condition may have on their health.
 
The daily burden of living with diabetes can be significant. It’s estimated that people with diabetes face up to 180 diabetes-related decisions every day. That’s more than 65,000 extra decisions a year.
 
Diabetes distress, anxiety and burnout are real complications of diabetes.
 
Diabetes week in 2020 focused on the mental aspect of diabetes. The constant thoughts, worries and decisions leads at least 1 in 3 diabetics to say they feel burnt out by managing their diabetes.
 
It’s well known that diabetes affects the feet. By regularly seeing a podiatrist, a diabetic can be better informed about how to care for their feet and reduce the mental toll this disease can take. So how does diabetes affect the feet?
 
Circulation
Diabetes can affect the circulation to the feet. A podiatrist can assess the circulation and monitor that over time and provide education on the best ways to manage any circulation problems to avoid more serious complications. We know if the blood can’t effectively get to the feet and toes, this will impact the ability to heal up even small cracks or breaks in the skin.
 
Sensation
Diabetes can affect the sensation in the feet – this is referred to as peripheral neuropathy. A podiatrist can assess your sensation and advise on the best course of action if we detect peripheral neuropathy. If someone has peripheral neuropathy, they may not feet small abrasions or breaks in the skin.
 
An assessment with a podiatrist is a critical part of managing diabetes. By being armed with the correct information which is specific for you, the mental toll of managing diabetes can be eased.
 
Meet the team!
Meet our Receptionist Karee. 
 
Best known for: Her cheerful manner, empathy and compassion
Favourite pastime: Playing with her Grandson Patrick (Paddy Wack)
Favourite Country: Africa

Say hi to Karee next time you are in the clinic.
Product of the month
Walkers PediCreme Footcare Treatment

When applied daily, PediCreme will keep your skin from drying, cracking, flaking or thickening. It also reduces the risk of infections. Purchase in clinic for $14.85.
A Dad Joke to Finish
What’s a foot’s favorite food?

Shushi

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