The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-20T22:00:56Z Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Recommends Heat And Ice For Foot And Leg Injuries 2019-05-20T22:00:56Z roseville-sydney-cbd-sports-podiatry-recommends-heat-and-ice-for-foot-and-leg-injuries Should You Use Heat, Ice, or Both for Foot and Leg Injuries? The use of heat, ice or both can be an effective first treatment for foot and leg injuries. But many people are unsure about which to use when, and the topic has generated a fair amount of debate. Using the wrong treatment at the wrong time, however, can do more harm than good, and further, prolong recovery time. It’s important therefore to clarify the conditions under which you should apply heat or ice. We spoke to Mark Lin and Wei Lee Sports Podiatrists at Footwork Podiatry in Sydney to find out the facts. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Heat increases blood flow "For muscle spasms, heat is your go-to application," says Lin, "Heat increases blood flow to the affected area, relaxes tight muscles and provides pain relief. Heat application can be a very effective strategy for managing chronic injuries." Lee says, "Athletes will often apply heat combined with massage prior to training or a match. This increases blood circulation and allows the muscles to stretch to optimal length. By increasing the muscles’ range of movement, heat and massage prepare the body for the rigorous exercise ahead." "Applying ice to muscle spasms will only further tighten the muscles, compounding the spasm and increasing the risk of further injury," Lin concludes. So when should you use ice? Lin says ice application is very effective for alleviating inflammation and soothing injured tissue. "Inflammation is seen as swelling, redness and tenderness to the touch in the affected area. This is an indication that the capillaries that run through the tissue have been damaged and are leaking blood and other fluids into the area." This damage is what causes inflammation and the use of ice is strongly recommended as a treatment. "It’s important to note that ice should always be wrapped in a cloth or towel before application and not be applied directly onto the skin," says Lee Methods for applying ice and the time intervals for application vary depending on the type of injury sustained. You should, therefore, consult with your practitioner before using ice treatment, to ensure that the injury is treated correctly. Using heat to treat inflammation or an acute injury can increase tissue bleeding and swelling, as heat causes the blood vessels to dilate. When heat is incorrectly used in a situation like this, it will exacerbate the condition and lengthen recovery time. When should a heat and ice combination be used? Lin says a combination of both heat and ice application is only recommended under certain conditions. "In the event of a torn or ruptured muscle, it should first be treated with ice to ease inflammation. Only once the inflammation has subsided can heat be used to relieve pain and speed up healing, by increasing blood flow to the area." "A technique utilising alternate hot and cold baths can be used to resolve inflammation and swelling, but once again it’s recommended that you seek professional advice before attempting this. If done incorrectly, you will run the risk of causing further damage," warns Lin. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Feet Problems Cause Low Back Pain, Footwork Podiatry Footwork Podiatry, situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD, is there to help should you have an injury or condition that you think would benefit from heat or ice treatment. They offer advanced manual therapies and a holistic and corrective care approach, with a proven track record of success in resolving acute and chronic conditions, and they will gladly offer advice to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee 2019-05-16T22:00:08Z roseville-sydney-cbd-sports-podiatry-cures-runners-of-achilles-tendinitis-runners-knee How to stay free of pain and injuries as a runner Running continues to gain popularity as a form of exercise, and for good reason - it’s an effective antidote to the modern sedentary lifestyle, it doesn’t require any special equipment and it delivers a dopamine boost. But on a far less happy note, statistics show that nearly 80% of all runners are injured every year. The repetitive force involved in running can put immense strain on the feet and legs, causing a number of common injuries. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, comments, “We see a lot of runners at our clinics, located in Sydney's CBD and Roseville, with various injuries - these are often due to not warming up properly and too rigorous a training schedule. Yes, fitness is important, but the joints of the feet and legs absorb a lot of impact during running and it’s vital to give them a rest. Conditions like Achilles tendinitis are very common, this occurs when the tendons connecting the heel to the lower leg muscles become inflamed. This can be caused by improper footwear, tight calf muscles or having naturally flat feet and can be avoided to some extent by a proper stretching and strengthening programme of the calf muscles. Runners knee, or Patellofemoral pain syndrome, refers to pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, and is generally caused either by maltracking of the kneecap and/or overuse from vigorous exercise.” Other conditions that runners can suffer from are Morton's neuroma, Metatarsalgia, Metatarsal stress fractures, Shin splints, plantar fasciitis, calf muscle strain or tear and ankle sprain. Morton's neuroma -a painful condition that occurs as a result of the thickening of the tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to the toes. Shin splints -amongst the most common of running injuries, this occurs when the muscles, tendons, or the fascia covering the shinbone become inflamed and sore. Metatarsalgia -characterised by painful inflammation in the forefoot (ball of the foot) as a result of increased pressure in this area. Metatarsal stress fractures - tiny cracks in the bone, these are a sure sign of too much repetitive force on the leg bones. An occurrence of any of these conditions is an indicator that there are some biomechanical issues going on that have put the feet and legs under too much strain, and seeing a sports podiatrist is recommended. Footwork Podiatryoffers a range of alternative, non-invasive, and safe treatment techniques to treat the above conditions, along with specifically prescribed exercises to relieve symptoms as well as retraining the feet and legs to run in a more efficient pattern Foot mobilisation is a ‘hands-on’ treatment technique that diagnoses and corrects misalignment of the foot and ankle. It increases the range of joint mobility, improves proprioceptive feedback from the feet and reduces ‘pain messages’ sent to the brain by stimulating the joint mechanoreceptors. Active Release Techniques removes the build-up of scar tissue that occurs when the body tries to heal itself from an injury. Accumulation of scar tissue restricts the muscle from movement, causing it to becomes both shorter and weaker. The increased tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. ART® provides lasting relief for repetitive strain or overuse injuries and the technique is suitable for anyone, including from children, athletes and the elderly. Low-Level Laser therapy (LLLT) is another effective treatment for a soft-tissue injury. Laser treatment penetrates deep into the tissue causing a photochemical reaction at a cellular level. This metabolic change is highly effective in stimulating tissue repair and relieving pain, and the treatment dramatically shortens recovery time and rapidly reduces swelling and inflammation. “At Footwork Podiatry, we incorporate laser therapy into our treatment protocols to promote and accelerate tissue healing of a wide range of acute and chronic lower limb conditions. Combined with other corrective care treatments, such as Foot Mobilisation Techniques and Trigenics®, we address the underlying cause of the problem for long-term results. LLLTis non-invasive, eye-safe, totally painless and often immediately analgesic,” says Lin. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. AASW South Australian Branch Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019 2019-05-03T07:17:10Z aasw-south-australian-branch-social-worker-of-the-year-awards-2019 The night of nights for social workers in South Australia was held last night at the Beach House in Glenelg, hosted by the AASW’s South Australian Branch. The Awards were an opportunity to celebrate and pay tribute to the tireless commitment that many qualified South Australian social workers provide in their often challenging and complex work. AASW South Australian Branch President Patricia Muncey said, “The South Australian Social Worker of the Year Awards reflect the collaborative efforts of nominees and their commitment to the values of social work. “This year’s winners highlight the breadth and depth of social work practice across South Australia. We are proud to recognise social workers who are at different stages of their careers from student to advanced practitioner.” There were award winners in six categories: Student of the year – Sioban Prideaux, UniSA Ms Prideaux was awarded for generously contributing to the local student community and supporting Women’s Safety Services. Rising Star - Emma Drummond, Department of Child Protection, Adelaide Ms Drummond was commended for applying high levels of cultural responsiveness in her delivery of child protection services. Leading the Way in the Workplace - Cassandra Dunn, Drug & Alcohol Services SA Ms Dunn was commended for her leadership in inspiring students and co-workers to break down barriers for clients in the field of drug and alcohol services. Rural and Remote Impact - Tara Blaikie, Department of Child Protection, Far North Far West Region Ms Blaikie was commended for achieving positive outcomes for children in her region, using knowledge of local communities and social work values. Head, Heart & Hands - Cassandra Dunn, Drug & Alcohol Services SA Ms Dunn was commended for driving changes across clinical guidelines to address the needs of a diverse range of client groups. Agent of Change - Verity Paterson, Country Health SA Local Health Network Ms Paterson was recognised for working tirelessly to address disadvantage in the Eyre and Far North Health region in collaboration with a range of service agencies. Department for Child Protection (DCP) Chief Executive Cathy Taylor said: “We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Awards and recognise the important role of social workers in the community. “We are pleased to partner with the Australian Association of Social Workers to deliver these Awards, which highlight the positive impact social workers have on our most vulnerable children and families. “Social workers are amazing people who make a world of difference to those who are experiencing difficulty in their lives. “I congratulate all the winners and thank all those who nominated, for the effort you put in day in, day out, to help others.” New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Increasing income support would have made a better Budget than tax cuts, say Australian social workers 2019-04-03T03:20:24Z increasing-income-support-would-have-made-a-better-budget-than-tax-cuts-say-australian-social-workers The projected Budget surplus has been delivered off the backs of Australia’s most vulnerable, according to the Australian Association of Social Workers. The AASW welcomes the establishment of the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, as recommended by the Royal Commission, as well as funding for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. However, there is much more that can and should be done in the next financial year. AASW National President Christine Craik said, “The projected surplus is not a measure of a good Budget, when we have three million people in our country who are living in poverty. “The surplus calculation is nothing to be proud of when it is the direct result of an underspend on the NDIS and when it increases inequality in Australia. Supporting our most vulnerable should have been prioritised over tax cuts. This should have included a substantial increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance and no further roll-out of the Cashless Debit Card, which the government’s own evaluation shows doesn’t work. “Furthermore, family violence is a major national emergency, with one woman a week being killed by a perpetrator. This year’s commitment pales in comparison to the years of neglect. We need comprehensive and continuous funding to seriously address Australia’s real security threat at a structural level. “In this Budget, the government has outlined that trying to win the next election through tax cuts is more important than distributing wealth in way that creates a fair and just Australia for all.” Most households in the lowest income bracket will get no benefit from tax cuts and those on Newstart will also miss out on the one-off $75 (single) $125 (couple) energy assistance payment. Ms Craik said, “The Budget should be measured by how much it is addressing the causes of poverty and making sure that everyone has access to the support they need to improve their lives, which will also have long-term benefits to our country. “To deliver lasting change to Australians, you need to start by ensuring that the Budget makes allocations that will address the causes of poverty and inequality. “These allocations should be considered an investment in our country’s people, not a deficit that is to be avoided at all costs. “As it stands, this Budget surplus has been calculated at a real human cost.” During the 2019-2020 Budget submission, the AASW called for: Lifting the amount of income support payments to the level of the Minimum Income for Healthy Living, which is $866.00 per fortnight for a single person, up from the current amount of $555.70 Replacing the current punitive policies on unemployed people with initiatives that have been proven to create pathways into work, including a thorough review of the cashless welfare debit card before there is a further roll-out Ensuring that the services and programs within the Close the Gap initiative are planned, implemented, evaluated and governed by Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) Increasing access to rural and remote mental health services Providing for a national housing affordability and homelessness strategy Providing for the full price of services within the NDIS as recommended by the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Guaranteeing continuous funding for a full range of prevention, early intervention and crisis programs to prevent and respond to family violence Providing an undertaking to implement all recommendations that will be made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Read our 2019-2020 Budget submission. Christine Craik is available for interview. Tent of Promise Blessing the Darling River in Wilcannia NSW 2019-03-27T09:11:03Z tent-of-promise-blessing-the-darling-river-in-wilcannia-nsw Tent of Promise Darling River Blessing Wilcannia NSW, March 2019 Contributed by Adele Kenyon Gathered in the dry riverbed of the once mighty Darling River this past week were a handful of sojourners from Queensland who had driven 1,500 kilometres to the tired town of Wilcannia in far western New South Wales. YouTube Video: TENT OF PROMISE - Entering Wilcannia 2019 For this small group the township of Wilcannia was the focal destination of their long drive: with their hearts set on praying and prophesying for the revival of the once mighty river and its communities from this spiritual starting point - gleaned after a sustained period of prayerfulness over several months in their home base up north. Led by Bishop Barry Cunnington, Founder of The Tent of Promise Incorporated, based in southern Queensland, the small team of Christian supporters strongly believe their prophetic/prayer mission begun this month in Wilcannia will usher in not only a revived and flowing river, but a spiritual reawakening within the Wilcannia community and beyond. Bishop Cunnington trusts this is a pivotal season for Christian renewal around Australia and believes the seed of blessing sown this week and symbolically poured directly into the dry Darling River riverbed in Wilcannia will herald a new era of reawakening to spiritual truth tied with genuine reconciliation. He explains the spiritual foundation for the belief as being in the Holy Bible (defined as God’s Word to a holy people). One verse consolidating the stance is in 2 Chronicles 7:14, found in the Old Testament of the Bible. The verse is cited below. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV To bless the river the team prayed together in the riverbed near the Wilcannia Bridge on Thursday, led by Bishop Cunnington, who invited a Christian representative of Australia's indigenous/Aboriginal community to prophesy in partnership with he and Wilcannia’s local minister, Pastor Seta, of the Australian Aboriginal Outreach Ministries (AAOM). The indigenous intercessor present was Hazel Morgan, formerly of Pinnacle Pocket in the Northern Territory and now residing in Brisbane. Mrs Morgan’s representation of Australia’s indigenous peoples was itself significant, said Bishop Cunnington – as the pair had both been present at a 1999 gathering at Yulara near Uluru as part of a Christian reconciliation event organised by the Australian Christian Pastor’s Prayer Network. This year represents the 20th anniversary of that Yulara event. To complete the blessing of the Darling River the three appointed representatives together poured olive oil and red wine into the riverbed, followed by the pouring of clean water. Bishop Cunnington said the oil signified “the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our nation” while the red wine signified “the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse the earth” with the oil and wine “coming together to heal our land and our nation”. “The pouring out of the water signifies the welling up of water to flood and fill the River Valley again, in the mighty name of Jesus,” Bishop Cunnington said, adding that this is being fulfilled “as God’s people pray for this town.” “We have the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven to bring this (water/healing) today to earth… So today, prophetically, we release that full river of Heaven to flow here in this land,” he said. YouTube Video: TENT OF PROMISE - Blessing The River Darling, Wilcannia March 2019 As the TOP team continues to trust that these faithful steps into the riverbed at Wilcannia will spark a nationwide revival which will well up and out of Australia's rural and indigenous heartland, out of "country" -- the members of the team also have faith in the renewal of the Darling River from the red centre through God’s grace. The team believes the reawakening that will potentially radiate from the Australian heartland/red centre to bush and coastal areas around Australia will usher in a spiritual revival around the nation. This could be a spiritual link to a prophetic word made more than four centuries ago over the south sea lands by Portuguese explorer, Pedro Fernandez De Quiros, who in 1606 hoisted a banner in the New Hebrides and proclaimed this region and lands beyond it as the "Terra Australis del Espiritu Santu", the last two Spanish words meaning “Holy Spirit”. De Quiros reportedly thought he was in the island -continent of Australia. (Reference:https://christianfaith.com/lookout/sacred-australia or TACL Vol 27 #1 2006). In more recent times, a popular Australian Christian song, “The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit”, written by Geoff Bullock, features lyrics echoing the Portuguese explorers’ proclamation. The song’s chorus captures the essence: “This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit A land of red dust plains and summer rains To this sunburnt land we will see a flood And to this Great Southland His Spirit comes”. The TOP mobile ministry is affiliated with The Promise Faith Centre Churches International (PFCCI), with a base in Coolangatta, Queensland. Bishop Cunnington oversees the PFCCI and on its website (https://www.promisefaithcentre.org/about_us) explains how he has personally experienced transformation in his life and knowing the Grace of God “is compelled to bring the revelation of God's Word in the Power of God's Holy Spirit to those who have the need and Grace to receive”. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Tent of Promise Relaunch with Panorama in Wilcannia 2019-03-27T09:09:21Z tent-of-promise-relaunch-with-panorama-in-wilcannia TENT OF PROMISE Relaunch with Panorama in Wilcannia Wilcannia NSW, March 2019 Contributed by Adele Kenyon As Wilcannian locals entered their community hall last week expecting a devotional time and a church service as part of a mission-outreach by a visiting Queensland group to their dry and sweltering township, most of the local residents were stunned to find a gigantic 36 metre illustrated display of highlighted accounts from the Holy Bible plastered around three walls of their large hall. On discovering this magnificent wall display several childrens' jaws dropped and many pairs of eyes - including those of adults - were fixated on the impressive illustrations depicting key events from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, which when considered chronologically depict God's carefully crafted plan of salvation for every person who accepts the heavenly Father’s gift of eternal life given through his precious Son, Jesus Christ. Reflected in the closing sections of the illustrated Bible display are the joy and peace infilling Christians who have accepted God’s gracious gift of life. The impressive Bible Panorama is a key feature of the Tent of Promise (TOP) touring ministry which was relaunched in Wilcannia in Outback New South Wales this month after almost a decade in recess. TOP leaders are confident the new outreach will generate much interest and as the touring ministry gains momentum will ultimately lead many people around Australia to discover and commit or re-commit to the Christian faith. Bishop Cunnington explained that the team’s confidence in these positive outcomes is due to the team’s collective faith in the Word of God combined with its outward expression(s) of this faith. TOP Founders, Barry and Sandra Cunnington, have remobilised this ministry with team members from their Coolangatta Promise Faith Centre Church in response to the leading of the Holy Spirit. They believe Australia is poised for a faith revival which will sweep the nation. TOP Founder, Senior Pastor and Bishop, Barry Cunnington, believes the power of God’s Word spoken by his righteous people will prevail. The four participating TOP pastors are not new to this form of mobilised outback ministry. For many years they took this style of ministry outreach to various Australian townships, including eleven years on the road with an earlier Bible panorama which they hauled around Australia with help from a devoted mobile pastoral team. Now the panorama has been digitally revamped and the mobilisation process refined so it is all more portable - this helpful to the more senior pastors and other team-members, several of whom while agile and young-at-heart are aged in their seventies. The senior pastors are assisted in this mobile ministry by their younger counterparts, Reverend(s) Timothy and Leah Knowling of Alectown, NSW. Pastor Leah, in addition to her wide range of responsibilities, ably coordinates the music ministry for the TOP team, including contributing her impressively strong and powerful vocals which were well appreciated during this Wilcannia trip. During the TOP team’s visit Bishop Cunnington liaised with Wilcannia’s local minister, Pastor Seta, of the Australian Aboriginal Outreach Ministries (AAOM), so TOP could use some of the local facilities during its visit to the town. Pastor Seta’s worship team also contributed readily to the music ministry during the six-day TOP visit, while Pastor Seta was also a key participant in the blessing of the Darling River Related Article: TENT OF PROMISE - Darling River Blessing YouTube Video: TENT OF PROMISE - Blessing The River Darling, Wilcannia March 2019 The Wilcannia launch of the new TOP mission, now renamed "The Tent of Promise:- Now Mobile", did not disappoint. As local visitors were welcomed, not only were they fascinated by the illustrated Bible highlighted on the hall walls, they were challenged by the delivered oratory during the times of devotion and moved by the music - so much so that in the final stages of the time-of-ministry on the first evening, dozens of children and youth independently went up for prayer with the visiting team. These same children and visiting families subsequently revisited various ministry activities springing up over the next few days and brought along friends and new folk -- who were also treated to a vibrant puppet show/singalong. Outreach activities culminated in an outdoor community prayer time for the River Darling held on the final Sunday evening in The Mallee neighbourhood park. This was attended by many local residents, with music provided by the local Wilcannia pastors and other worship team members as well as by Pastor Leah, followed by a celebratory barbecue to finish -- all well received and attended. Local pastors enthusiastically participated in the music ministry during the TOP visit so a range of musical-worship styles were catered to over the period. The TOP mobile ministry is affiliated with The Promise Faith Centre Churches International (PFCCI), with a base in Coolangatta, Queensland. Bishop Cunnington oversees the PFCCI and on its website (https://www.promisefaithcentre.org/about_us) explains how he has personally experienced transformation in his life and knowing the Grace of God “is compelled to bring the revelation of God's Word in the Power of God's Holy Spirit to those who have the need and Grace to receive”. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Harmony is more important than ever this week 2019-03-22T01:28:55Z harmony-is-more-important-than-ever-this-week Harmony Week in Australia coincided with important dates this week, including the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Social Work Day and the aftermath of the devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch. AASW National President Christine Craik said, “These events remind us that ‘harmony’ within our communities and across society rests on recognising the dignity of every person, while welcoming diversity. “That is how we promote the human rights of everyone. “This year’s Harmony Week shows us how important it is that we all promote inclusion and end discrimination based on differences in heritage, culture or belief.” This year’s AASW World Social Work Day events took time to reflect on the tragedy in Christchurch and how important social work values are in countering racism. Ms Craik said, “Social workers are passionate advocates for justice and helping families, communities and societies to build relationships based on solidarity and mutual respect. “This is how we will eliminate racial discrimination in our country. We need to reflect on the culture that can make politicians believe that there are votes to be gained by blaming refugees, immigrants or Indigenous people for issues that are not related to them, such as pressure on health care, crowded cities or welfare spending. It’s the same culture that led to the terrible act of violence last Friday.” “Social workers are dedicated to creating a society which is just and inclusive in which it is possible for everyone to flourish and thrive. Eliminating racial discrimination is fundamental to our vision. “Now is the time when we look to our leaders to set an example and we call on politicians, business and community groups to commit to join us in eliminating all forms of discrimination.” Christine Craik is available for interview. AMHSWs are experts in complexity, new report published today says 2019-03-21T02:40:39Z amhsws-are-experts-in-complexity-new-report-published-today-says Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) provide a vital service to those experiencing mental health disorders according to its new report Accredited Mental Health Social Workers: Qualifications, Skills and Experience. AASW National President Christine Craik said, “This report will be an important resource in the Association’s advocacy for greater recognition of AMHSWs under Medicare, other programs, and private health funds. “In documenting the breadth of skills and experience, high standard of qualification of AMHSWs, this report demonstrates that AMHSWs are truly experts in complexity.” AMHSWs are one of the few designated allied health professional groups eligible to provide private mental health services to people with diagnosable mental health conditions or people ‘at risk’ of developing mental health conditions under the Commonwealth Medicare initiative. There are currently more than 2,200 AMHSWs working across major cities, regional, rural and remote regions. As a group of providers, AMHSWs are the second largest after the combined group of Clinical Psychologists and Registered Psychologists. This report provides an overview of the skills, knowledge and services provided by AMHSWs, and is based on extensive analysis of AASW data, including 2013 and 2018 member surveys. According to the report: More than 40 per cent of AMHSWs provide services in rural and remote areas More than 60 per cent of AMHSWs have postgraduate qualifications More than 75 per cent of AMHSWs have over 10 years’ practice experience AMHSWs use a wide range of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, strengths-based approach and mindfulness People can access the service of AMHSWs through several programs including Medicare, NDIS, DVA and some private health funds. To further illustrate the contribution of AMHSWs, illustrative case studies are included throughout. The AASW is responsible for the accreditation of AMHSWs and is committed to maintaining the high standard of practice of the profession in this sector. Read the complete report. Access the infographic that summarises the report. Christine Craik is available for interview. An interview with an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker is also available. Racing and Footy collaboration puts Sydney’s West first 2019-03-14T22:50:21Z racing-and-footy-collaboration-puts-sydneys-west-first It took the love of Sydney’s West to close the divide between Horse Racing, AFL and the NRL. In a first for the region, the Australian Turf Club (ATC), AFL club GWS Giants and NRL club Wests Tigers have come together to cross-promote their stellar line-up of events all occurring on the 23 and 24 March, to help drive visitation to the area. Spearheaded by Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) and funded by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW (DNSW), the campaign leverages the united influence of the three powerhouse sporting organisations to deliver the message about what is available in Sydney’s West. With Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on 23 March and then GWS Giants playing Essendon Bombers at Sydney Showground Stadium, as well as Wests Tigers playing the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium on 24 March, the stage was set for an innovative collaboration to join forces and pool marketing resources. General Manager of WSBC Amanda Brisot, said as Sydney’s West had three nationally significant events happening on the same weekend, it made sense for all involved to come together. “As a first, the partners needed to think outside the square to collaborate and deliver this project. However, the comradery and enthusiasm across the sporting administrations to work together has been exceptional. “They are all passionate about supporting Sydney’s West, and ensuring that the benefit of these events occurring in the area are shared with as many communities and businesses as possible. The economic impact of this weekend alone will be significant and into the millions,” said Ms Brisot. Carly Reger, Head of Membership & Ticketing, GWS Giants said, joining forces with the ATC and NRL is a creative way of delivering positive results for WSBC, Partners and consumers alike. “We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative and together, our marketing efforts are leveraged to a new level; it is a win-win for us all,” said Ms Reger. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said the event provides avid sports fans with the ideal opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway in Western Sydney. “Racing, AFL and NRL are among Australia’s most popular spectator sports. To have all three in Western Sydney on a single weekend is a major win for the region; turbocharging local economies and driving investment. I strongly urge sports fans and families alike to make the most of this unique opportunity and head to Western Sydney for this blockbuster weekend,” Ms Chipchase said. The Ultimate Weekend brings together the top three sporting events of the 23-24 March weekend being hosted in Sydney’s West, as well as special deals from Featherdale Wildlife Park, PARKROYAL Parramatta, Taste Cultural Food Tours and Rydges Campbelltown. Tickets and offers available at: www.sydneyswest.com -ends- Notes to Editors: Amanda Brisot is available for interviews, please request through the media contacts listed. Media Contacts: Marlise Beasley, Account Director, Zadro | +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 423 624 013 | marlise@zadroagency.com.au Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au About WSBC The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) is a not for profit member-based organisation. It represents the needs of over 5,000 Western Sydney businesses through collaboration and building strong networks across industry and government. It is the prime facilitator of business engagement and growth in Western Sydney. https://wsbc.org.au/ Sydney's West the winner of sporting collaboration 2019-03-14T06:41:55Z sydneys-west-the-winner-of-sporting-collaboration It isn’t often that different sports cross-promote, however in a first for NSW, the Australian Turf Club (ATC), AFL club GWS Giants and NRL club Wests Tigers have united to promote a new tourism product for Sydney’s West, called The Ultimate Weekend. Spearheaded by Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) and funded by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the campaign is aimed at promoting Sydney’s West as a destination for fun, families, entertainment and sport. With Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on 23 March and then GWS Giants playing Essendon Bombers at Sydney Showground Stadium, as well as Wests Tigers playing the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium on 24 March, the stage was set for an innovative collaboration to join forces and pool marketing resources. General Manager of WSBC Amanda Brisot, said Sydney’s West provides such a diverse range of weekend activities, and with three nationally significant events happening on the same weekend, it made sense for all involved to come together. “All the partners have needed to think outside the square to collaborate and deliver this project. However, the comradery and enthusiasm across the sporting administrations to work together has been exceptional. “The success of this partnership lays the foundation for more innovative projects to come for the region,” said Ms Brisot. Scott Kennedy, General Manager Sales Partnerships, ATC says this year’s Longines Golden Slipper Day, which will host the World’s Best Horse, Winx at her very last home ground run is a perfect opportunity to headline The Ultimate Weekend campaign. “We know a lot of our customers come to the region for the weekend and providing them additional links with other events in the area just makes sense. It’s a win-win for all the partners and the communities of Sydney’s West,” said Mr Kennedy. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said the event provides avid sports fans with the ideal opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway in Western Sydney. “Racing, AFL and NRL are among Australia’s most popular spectator sports. To have all three in Western Sydney on a single weekend is a major win for the region; turbocharging local economies and driving investment. I strongly urge sports fans and families alike to make the most of this unique opportunity and head to Western Sydney for this blockbuster weekend,” Ms Chipchase said. The Ultimate Weekend brings together the top three sporting events of the 23-24 March weekend being hosted in Sydney’s West, as well as special deals from Featherdale Wildlife Park, PARKROYAL Parramatta, Taste Cultural Food Tours and Rydges Campbelltown. Tickets and offers available at: www.sydneyswest.com -ends- Notes to Editors: Amanda Brisot is available for interviews, please request through the media contacts listed. Media Contacts: Marlise Beasley, Account Director, Zadro | +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 423 624 013 | marlise@zadroagency.com.au Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au About WSBC The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) is a not for profit member-based organisation. It represents the needs of over 5,000 Western Sydney businesses through collaboration and building strong networks across industry and government. It is the prime facilitator of business engagement and growth in Western Sydney. https://wsbc.org.au/ Bauer Signals Major Campaign Against Sexually Transmitted Debt and Female Financial Abuse 2019-03-08T00:14:45Z bauer-signals-major-campaign-against-sexually-transmitted-debt-and-female-financial-abuse Bauer Media, Australia’s leading multi-platform publisher, has today launched a major campaign designed to empower and educate the nation’s more than 12 million women about their personal finances and financial abuse. According to research based on the Australian Bureau of Statistic 2012 Personal Safety Survey 15.7% of women had experienced economic abuse in their lifetimes with the risk of economic abuse peaking at 20.9% for women between the ages of 40 and 49. The campaign, entitled Financially Fit Females, will be run across Bauer’s 36 media brands, including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Australian Women’s Weekly, and Woman’s Day with a combined readership of some 7.5 million. At a breakfast in Sydney to celebrate International Women’s Day, Jane Waterhouse, General Manager of Bauer’s Story 54 said that the campaign is centered around one of the most serious problems facing many Australian women; not having full control and understanding of their finances and how this can lead to financial and economic abuse. “This campaign will sit at the heart of Bauer’s activist agenda over the coming year and into the future,” Ms. Waterhouse said. The Financially Fit Females campaign will drive 1 million actions to increase understanding and educate women around key issues: Financial and economic abuse; what it is and how to recognise it Savings and investments Maximizing super Being paid appropriately Navigating separation and divorce Anna Bligh, CEO of the Australian Banking Association, acknowledges Bauer’s Financially Fit Females campaign is an important initiative. “Helping women to fully understand and be informed and confident in their financial decisions is important and will go a long way towards addressing the many issues associated with female financial abuse”, Ms Bligh said. According to last year’s Melbourne Institutes HILDA survey, Australian women are much less financially literate than men with 85 percent of women under 35 not fully understanding “fundamental investment concepts”. Bauer’s finance editor Effie Zahos said, “Women are just as much a part of our economy as men, but many still seem to have a poor understanding of important financial concepts and activities. “The way a woman deals with savings, superannuation, separation, the gender pay gap and other significant issues can spell the difference between living a financially comfortable life or not.” Womans Day editor-in-chief Fiona Connolly said major problems could emerge when a woman does not understand her finances and more significantly leaves their management to a partner. “The situation can become dire for older women whose partners take control of their joint finances, leading to women being forced to live in domestic poverty and suffering from financial abuse. “The facts are that financial abuse is highly gendered with more than 15 percent of women experiencing financial abuse often in romantic relationships. “Sexually transmitted debt and inappropriate financial affairs are very real problems for tens of thousands of Australian women,” Ms Connolly said. Mr Paul Dykzeul, Bauer Media CEO said the Financially Fit Females campaign will build on Bauer’s successful participation in the community push last year to have the GST on female sanitary products, aka “the tampon tax” removed. “What is now clearer than ever is that a concerted media campaign by a publisher like Bauer around significant women’s issues can have an impact and force real change. “At Bauer we make no apology for fighting hard for the things women value and we look forward to whichever political party forms government after the election joining with us to drive education for women around their financials,” Mr Dykzeul said. Further facts on female economic abuse: The life-time prevalence of economic abuse for women is 15.7%, while for men it's 7.1 % Women are less likely to be involved in financial planning, acquiring and managing long-term investments The risk of economic abuse peaks between the ages of 40 and 49. In this age group, 20.9% of women and 10.3% of men reported economic abuse. Among women who have sought help from domestic violence services, the prevalence of economic abuse ranges from 78% to 99% Women were more likely to have a history of economic abuse if they were separated or divorced; had a lower levels of education; were unemployed; or lived in households with second and lowest income quintiles. Banking, savings and investments. – Women are less likely than men to have investments and have 20% less in savings and investments (Source: Roy Morgan) Source: Roy Morgan Single Source, Dec 18. Total unduplicated Bauer network. Australian-First Autism and Drowning Report Highlights Serious Risks For Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2019-02-23T22:00:00Z australian-first-autism-and-drowning-report-highlights-serious-risks-for-those-with-autism-spectrum-disorder MEDIA RELEASE 24 February 2019 Australian-First Autism and Drowning Report Highlights Serious Risks For Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are 160 times more likely to die from drowning An Australian-first report launched today by Autism Swim addresses the very serious risk factors associated with “wandering” and drowning for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research indicates that children with ASD are 160 times more likely to die from drowning, compared to other children.[1] Autism Swim Founder, Erika Gleeson says the report, Autism and Drowning – The Underreported Issue brings together, for the first time, the most pertinent evidence-based data to better understand the drowning deaths associated with ASD and wandering (also sometimes referred to as absconding, elopement or fleeing). The report provides a valuable and compelling insight into why we need toraise awareness of this tragically common issue and what needs to take place to reduce the number of drowning deaths. Senior Behaviour and Skill Development Specialist in ASD and Cognitive Deficit, Erika Gleeson says that wandering is very common among children with ASD, with nearly 50% reported to wander.[2] Wandering is when the individual tries to leave the safety of a responsible person’s care or a safe area. This has the potential to result in harm or injury. “Wandering is a very stressful behavior for parents of children with ASD – 58% report it as the most stressful.[3] Many children with ASD are particularly attracted to water, therefore drowning is a significant risk for those who wander. “In addition to drowning, wandering brings other high-risk factors including exposure to the elements, dehydration, falls, hypothermia, traffic injuries or encounters with strangers.” [4] “It’s alarming to think that children with ASD are 160 times more likely to die from drowning, compared to other children. Yet, so very little is known or reported about this issue.” It was this lack of knowledge and resources around wandering and the risk of drowning that prompted Erika Gleeson to establish Autism Swim in 2016. This organisation is the first and only certifying body in the world specific to ASD and aquatics. “Autism Swim’s mission is to ensure parents, care givers, aquatic professionals and the community at large have access to the necessary knowledge, practical skills and support relating to wandering and drowning prevention. “To do this, Autism Swim certifies swim centres, swim instructors, therapists, and other aquatic professionals as ‘Autism Swim Approved’. Additionally, they run a range of programs such as their modified “Nippers” program, called Dippers at beaches around Australia. “Parents benefit from receiving expert resources, training, workshops, individualised programs and strategies on preventing their child / children from wandering and drowning. Importantly, those with ASD benefit from specialist preventive and responsive programs and water safety education. The Autism and Drowning – The Underreported Issuereport provides a clear outlook on the way forward in starting to rectify some of the associated challenges.” This Australian social enterprise has been embraced globally, with Autism Swim currently operating across six countries including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Canada and USA. To download a free copy of the report, learn more about how to become an Autism Swim Approved swim centre, instructor or other aquatic professional; locating these services, as well as other drowning prevention tools for parents and those living with ASD, visit www.autismswim.com.au Join us on Facebook (@Austimswim) Find us on Instagram (autism_swim) ENDS ABOUT AUTISM SWIM Autism Swim, founded in Australia, is an international, social enterprise of experts specialising in the prevention of wandering occurrences and drowning for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other abilities. MEDIA CONTACT: To arrange an interview with Autism Swim Founder, Erika Gleeson, and/or a parent of a child with ASD, please contact: Cheryl Pettinau QUAY Communications Ph. 02 9386 9161 or 0424 157 714 Email. cheryl@quaycommunications.com.au [1]J Guan, G Li. Injury Mortality in Individuals with Autism. American Journal of Public Health. 107, no.5 (1 May 2017): pp 791-793. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696. [2]L McIlwain, W Fournier. Lethal Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Wandering and Elopement. National Autism Association. January 2012. [3]ibid [4]E Gleeson. Autism Swim, Wandering – A Community Responsibility. 2018. Accessed via https://autismswim.com.au/2018/04/23/wandering-a-community-responsibility/ News Opportunity: Australian-first Autism and Drowning Report Highlights Serious Risks for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2019-02-21T05:52:11Z news-opportunity-australian-first-autism-and-drowning-report-highlights-serious-risks-for-those-with-autism-spectrum-disorder Embargo: 24 February 2019 00:01am Australian-First Autism and Drowning Report Highlights Serious Risks For Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are 160 times more likely to die from drowning An Australian-first report launched today by Autism Swim addresses the very serious risk factors associated with “wandering” and drowning for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research indicates that children with ASD are 160 times more likely to die from drowning, compared to other children.[1] Autism Swim Founder, Erika Gleeson says the report, Autism and Drowning – The Underreported Issue brings together, for the first time, the most pertinent evidence-based data to better understand the drowning deaths associated with ASD and wandering (also sometimes referred to as absconding, elopement or fleeing). The report provides a valuable and compelling insight into why we need to raise awareness of this tragically common issue and what needs to take place to reduce the number of drowning deaths. Senior Behaviour and Skill Development Specialist in ASD and Cognitive Deficit, Erika Gleeson says that wandering is very common among children with ASD, with nearly 50% reported to wander.[2] Wandering is when the individual tries to leave the safety of a responsible person’s care or a safe area. This has the potential to result in harm or injury. “Wandering is a very stressful behavior for parents of children with ASD – 58% report it as the most stressful.[3] Many children with ASD are particularly attracted to water, therefore drowning is a significant risk for those who wander. “In addition to drowning, wandering brings other high-risk factors including exposure to the elements, dehydration, falls, hypothermia, traffic injuries or encounters with strangers.” [4] “It’s alarming to think that children with ASD are 160 times more likely to die from drowning, compared to other children. Yet, so very little is known or reported about this issue.” It was this lack of knowledge and resources around wandering and the risk of drowning that prompted Erika Gleeson to establish Autism Swim in 2016. This organisation is the first and only certifying body in the world specific to ASD and aquatics. “Autism Swim’s mission is to ensure parents, care givers, aquatic professionals and the community at large have access to the necessary knowledge, practical skills and support relating to wandering and drowning prevention. “To do this, Autism Swim certifies swim centres, swim instructors, therapists, and other aquatic professionals as ‘Autism Swim Approved’. Additionally, they run a range of programs such as their modified “Nippers” program, called Dippers at beaches around Australia. “Parents benefit from receiving expert resources, training, workshops, individualised programs and strategies on preventing their child / children from wandering and drowning. Importantly, those with ASD benefit from specialist preventive and responsive programs and water safety education. The Autism and Drowning – The Underreported Issue report provides a clear outlook on the way forward in starting to rectify some of the associated challenges.” This Australian social enterprise has been embraced globally, with Autism Swim currently operating across six countries including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Canada and USA. To download a free copy of the report, learn more about how to become an Autism Swim Approved swim centre, instructor or other aquatic professional; locating these services, as well as other drowning prevention tools for parents and those living with ASD, visit www.autismswim.com.au Join us on Facebook (@Austimswim) Find us on Instagram (autism_swim) ENDS ABOUT AUTISM SWIM Autism Swim, founded in Australia, is an international, social enterprise of experts specialising in the prevention of wandering occurrences and drowning for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other abilities. MEDIA CONTACT: To arrange an interview with Autism Swim Founder, Erika Gleeson, and/or a parent of a child with ASD, or to visit a Dippers program at Coogee beach on Sunday 24 February, please contact: Cheryl Pettinau QUAY Communications Ph. 02 9386 9161 or 0424 157 714 Email. cheryl@quaycommunications.com.au [1] J Guan, G Li. Injury Mortality in Individuals with Autism. American Journal of Public Health. 107, no.5 (1 May 2017): pp 791-793. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696. [2] L McIlwain, W Fournier. Lethal Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Wandering and Elopement. National Autism Association. January 2012. [3] ibid [4] E Gleeson. Autism Swim, Wandering – A Community Responsibility. 2018. Accessed via https://autismswim.com.au/2018/04/23/wandering-a-community-responsibility/ Why Do My Heels Hurt - Plantar Fasciitis Says Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist 2019-02-19T23:00:26Z why-do-my-heels-hurt-plantar-fasciitis-says-leading-sydney-cbd-and-north-shore-sports-podiatrist If you experience a sharp stabbing pain in your heel, especially first thing in the morning, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. Heel pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to podiatrists. Heel pain to the extent that it disrupts your preparation for the day, is cause for some concern. Leading Sports Podiatrist and director of Footwork Podiatry in Sydney, Mark Lin, understands this common complaint and possibilities for treatment. "The plantar fascia is a collection of strong connective tissue and ligaments that support the foot arch," says Lin. "Composed of a broad band of collagen fibres, the plantar fascia absorb walking related shock, and any time you are pounding your heels down while you walk, all that shock goes to the plantar fascia." It seems too much hard walking and not enough cushioning can damage the plantar fascia. Fallen arches and flat feet unbalance the biomechanical system of the feet and can contribute to the development of the condition. Lin agrees and adds, "Wearing high heels often can lead to development of plantar fasciitis, as this causes the Achilles tendon to tighten." Sorry Jimmy Choo! "The condition is also more prevalent with ageing, as the heels naturally flatten as we grow older, putting tension on the ligament," Lin says. Why does my heel hurt in the morning? A sore heel in the morning, also known as ‘first-step’ pain, is post static dyskinesia which is pain that’s worse and most noticeable after rest, or after getting out of bed in the morning. Lin comments, “During the day, the fascia adapts to the impact of daily movement but during sleep, the ligaments and connective tissue of the foot and calf naturally contract. When stretched out again as you take your first morning steps, this can cause a sharp stabbing pain. This is a typical indication of strain on the tendons and fascia”. Nerve entrapment A nerve entrapment condition called Baxter’s neuritis can also be caused by plantar fasciitis and is often misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis, as the symptoms overlap. "Neuritis in the foot is fairly common, as the nerves can easily be damaged when any other part of the foot suffers an injury. In the case of plantar fasciitis and Baxter’s neuritis, small tears in the plantar fascia cause inflammation and thickening of the tissue. This can pinch or trap the Baxter’s nerve, which runs under the plantar fascia," says Lin. The pain is often described as a shooting pain from the heel to the middle of the foot, and some sufferers are unable to stand on their feet for more than a few minutes. What’s worse is that pain medication may not bring relief. Heel spurs Chronic inflammation and pulling on the plantar fascia can result in the development of a heel spur. This is a bony growth that develops underneath the heel bone or on the back of it and is also related to tightness in the Achilles tendon. A heel spur can become very painful, especially when it rubs on the Baxter’s nerve. Treatment for heel pain Heel pain treatment is focussed on reducing pressure on the heel and alleviating the stress in the soft tissue of the foot. Footwork Podiatry offer various non-invasive treatments to alleviate heel pain, with Foot Mobilisation Therapy and Trigenics® being principal among these. Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a hands-on therapeutic method used to treat musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and leg. Lin says, "FMT improves joint mobility by breaking up connective tissue adhesions and restrictions around the joints. Freeing up these restrictions and relieving stiffness improves the position of the joints to naturally restore optimal biomechanics." What is Trigenics? On the other hand, TRIGENICS® is a neurological muscle assessment, treatment and training system which reprograms the way the brain communicates with the body. Mark Lin is the first Podiatrist in Australia to be trained and specialised in this unique neuro-muscular treatment system. Says Lin, “When a joint, tendon, muscle or ligament suffers damage, stress or injury, their nerve sensors send improper or false signals which confuse the brain. The brain responds by sending false controlling signals to the muscles and tendons. These muscles then become neurologically tight or weak, causing dysfunctional joint movement through a process known as neurological inhibition. If left untreated, this leads to weak links and abnormal muscle pull patterns, resulting in chronic pain, re-injury and deterioration”. Footwork Podiatry employ a multi-modal treatment system, combining Trigenics® with a number of other treatment techniques for a cumulative therapeutic effect and enhanced treatment outcome, Radial Shockwave therapy is another cutting-edge technology. This technique uses high-intensity sound wave treatment to break down scar tissue or adhesions and stimulate tissue repair. The sound waves penetrate up to 4cm deep and create therapeutic cavitation bubbles and microscopic biological effects within the tissue, activating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Shockwave therapy has proven to be effective where around 80% of patients report a substantial improvement of their condition after only three treatment sessions. Contact Footwork Podiatry to find out how Foot Mobilisation Therapy and Trigenics® can assist with your heel pain. They can help reduce reliance on medication for pain relief for chronic conditions and they will perform a measurable and functional assessment to determine whether you are at risks of other pain and injuries. Their evidence-based assessment system allows them to collect meaningful data that convert to an accurate treatment plan. Footwork Podiatry are situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. This information is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. Syndicated by Baxton Media.