Welcome to our first monthly Newsletter!
Friends of Seaview Health Group, welcome to the first of our monthly Blog posts!
Here we will keep you up-to-date with all things SHG including clinic news, interesting clinical information and research, special offers and event invitations. Each month you will hear from different modalities, get to know what our clinicians are passionate about, and receive tips for improving your own health and wellbeing. We hope you enjoy the read and of course, feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of the posts – we’d love to hear your thoughts!
SHG Open Day
On Saturday 20 April we hosted the SHG Open Day. The morning was a great success with kids (young and old) enjoying popcorn cooked up by our receptionist Sue and her two kids Will and Grace. Our masseur Pete was on standby working his magic with free massages, and Trav our Exercise Physiologist provided nutrition and exercise tips for people of all ages and fitness levels. Up the back in the Pilates studio, Kelly and Vicki showed off their strength and control with Pilates demonstrations, whilst Jarrad conducted running assessments on the treadmill with our real-time feedback system in the podiatry room.
The crowd favourite for the morning, however, was Cavalier King Charles puppy, Coda, owned by our soon-to-be receptionist Amanda. Amanda will be filling in for Sarah while she’s off on her European adventure, and the Open Day was a great opportunity to introduce her to the Seaview community.
We also ran a prize draw for all who attended. Up for grabs were two 5x Pilates class passes and 1x 60 minute massage voucher.
Winners were drawn at random, with Pippa Tourney, Susan Beaumont, and Susan Brunialti the lucky winners of the Pilates vouchers, and Kaye Baxter the winner of the massage voucher. Congratulations to you all and see you soon!
The entire SHG team extends a huge thank you to everyone who came down to the Open Day. Your support means a lot and we hope you enjoyed the morning!
LOVE is in the Air
More congratulations are in order, this time to our Osteopath Tom McCormick, who tied the knot with his now-wife Kate over that same weekend.
They were married at Sails on the Bay, and could not have looked more in love. Congratulations to them both! The team are all looking forward to Tom’s return to work in June, to hear all about their honeymoon.
Who is Jarrad Matheson?
In February we welcomed Jarrad Matheson to the SHG team. Jarrad is our in-house podiatrist who has a passion for improving performance by improving foot and gait mechanics. He also has significant experience in providing high-risk diabetics with appropriate wound care and diabetic foot health education through his work at the Monash Medical Centre.
How can Jarrad help me?
Podiatrists can help with many ailments relating to feet and movement. Specifically, Jarrad can help manage and treat;
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Foot complications related to medical conditions
- Conditions relating to gait or walking.
- Ailments resulting from diabetes
To assist with this treatment he may prescribe orthotics, which are a supplementary device that can help to
- Reduce pain
- Optimise sports performance and function mobility
- Aid in general movement assistance
- Aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
- Correct the shape and / or function of body alignment
Free gait assessment and footwear analysis
Jarrad is currently offering Free Gait Assessments and Footwear Analyses. By recording and assessing your running movement in real-time, gait analysis will help him to identify any posture or movement-related issues you may have, and then prescribe appropriate footwear or a course of treatment accordingly. To book your free Gait Assessment and Footwear Analysis, call Sarah and Sue at reception on 9589 7815.
You can also visit our PODIATRY web page for more info.
Next month on the SHG Blog we will be discussing all things kids’ health, with advice from the team on how you can help your youngsters prepare for and recover from upcoming major youth sporting events, tips for managing study-related back and neck strain, and current research on musculoskeletal conditions that develop during adolescence.
Until then, stay warm!