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May 6, 2013

The No.1 advance in a great decade for Rheumatology

Dr Irwin Lim is a Sydney-based rheumatologist. He blogs at BJC health. Follow Dr Lim on Twitter I was asked by Edwin Kruys to guest post for the Panaceum Blog months ago. I was looking forward to it but have been procrastinating due to time pressures and being uncertain at how to pitch the post given the different audience. Then I started to contemplate a pseudo-panacea for rheumatic diseases. Panacea = A Remedy for all illnesses & difficulties As this does not exist in rheumatology, I shifted my focus to what I would nominate as the No.1 advance in my rheumatology practice in […]
April 19, 2013

Physio & fitness classes at the doctor’s surgery

The new Panaceum Injury Management and Fitness Centre offers a range of exciting physiotherapy fitness classes. Clinical Pilates Pilates exercises performed using traditional Pilates spring loaded machines including reformers. Clinical Pilates has a strong emphasis on correct diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury, optimal postural alignment and biomechanics and is very effective in injury rehabilitation and prevention. The Clinical Pilates Program is carefully structured, beginning with an initial biomechanical assessment by a Physiotherapist to identify the clients strengths, weaknesses and personal goals. The Physiotherapist then prepares a specific programme tailored to the clients needs and spends one individual exercise […]
March 28, 2013

5 healthy Easter eating tips

Happy Easter from the Panaceum Group! We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends and make the most of the stunning weather. Here are some nutrition tips for keeping on a healthy track this Easter Weekend.  1. Remember Easter is actually one day Just because there’s a few days off work for most, and a short holiday away for many, doesn’t mean it’s a free for all. Enjoy some chocolate on Easter Sunday, of course. It can be a good source of antioxidants… and we all know by now that a small amount of dark chocolate, at least, […]
March 20, 2013

Dying with dignity

This award-winning article by Dr Bulten has previously been published in Medical Forum Magazine. Geraldton GP Dr Bertel Bulten draws on his experiences in general practice and in the Netherlands to suggest the profession keeps the debate on euthanasia open. A horrific death is what my patient Mr Brown feared the most. Nearly 90 years old with metastatic bowel carcinoma, this ex-marine officer knew his end was nigh and he asked me if I could ensure he would die at home and in dignity. The latter meant not bed-ridden, not with an indwelling catheter, not having to take high-dose opioids and above […]
March 15, 2013

Injury management & fitness centre (VIDEO)

The Panaceum Group is about to open the new Geraldton Injury Management & Fitness Centre in the space previously leased by the Greene Room Family Gym. The new rehab service is on track to open in April 2013. Fore more info contact Caitlin or Richard on 08 9920 8151.
March 14, 2013

An official move away from the Low Fat Diet

Terri Quinlan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian at the Panaceum Group. Over the past 30 years, the single piece of dietary advice that has taken precedence over all others is the need for us to strictly limit our total fat intake. A healthy diet, since the 80’s has been defined as ‘low fat at all costs’. However, at least for the past 10 years… the evidence has significantly changed, and this newest thinking is now reflected in the ‘hot off the press’ new Australian Dietary Guidelines released last month. The new Dietary Guidelines, strongly encourage us to make sure we’re eating adequate […]