From Mary at the Front Desk

As restrictions have relaxed a little we are no longer staggering patient appointments. We still have only 2 therapists consulting at one time to limit people in the waiting room and we ask that you continue to arrive at your appointment time. If you arrive early please wait in your car. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk and we ask that you use this when you enter the clinic. We have re-opened on Wednesdays with Nathan seeing patients in the morning [...]

Cheesy Pumpkin Bonfire Damper

Ingredients • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour • 20g butter, chopped • 1 cup (110g) coarsely grated butternut pumpkin • 1/2 cup (60g) coarsely grated cheddar • 100g feta, coarsely crumbled • 60g baby spinach leaves, thinly shredded • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk, plus extra to brush • 2 tablespoons natural seed mix with pine nuts • Sliced cured meats, from the deli, to serve • Antipasto, from the deli, to serve • Cherry truss tomatoes, to serve Method: 1.  Preheat oven to 200C. [...]

Rob’s Next Steps

When I returned from Tajikistan last August my body was a bit of a wreck and motivation was lacking. I was looking forward to a relaxing summer at home to recover some energy but instead we got hit with the bushfires. At times we had fires right up to our backyard in Porepunkah and had to evacuate three times. We were lucky not to lose any property like some but having a bushfire bear down on you really makes you think what’s important to [...]

Update on Hip Pain, From Natasha

Over the first three months of this year I led our physiotherapists (Rob, Nathan and me) through an intensive on-line training program on hip pain.  This covered common hip conditions to answer questions such as: - When do you need to get imaging for your hip problem? - Can Physiotherapy help for your particular hip problem? - Which exercises should you be doing to reduce pain? - When do we need to take a look at other things besides your hip to reduce your [...]

From the Front Desk: Update from Mary

With the recent developments of COVID-19 my days have become even busier!  We have always maintained a high standard of infection control in the clinic but we have ramped this up over the past two months.  I am regularly cleaning all high-touch surfaces throughout the day including door handles, chairs, front desk surfaces and our payment terminal (EFTPOS machine). I have been keeping a close eye on billing for Telehealth appointments.  Patients who are under Workcover, TAC and DVA are now eligible for Telehealth [...]

What’s Happening at Personal Best In May?

We mailed our most recent issue of PhysioNews last week and as I did I reflected on the fact we have been adapting to restrictions related to coronavirus for about six weeks.  It has been a challenging six weeks for me and my team and I am sure many of you feel the same way.  The transition to a lifestyle based on limited social interaction is different for different people and is no doubt harder for some than others.  I feel lucky as I [...]