Improving Your Health and Wellbeing

  • Two Tips for Your First Appointment With a Counsellor

    21 January 2021

    Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you have your first appointment with a counsellor. Tell them right away if there is anything in the clinic's counselling room that bothers you Before you start discussing your mental health in detail with the counsellor, you should tell them if there are any issues with the clinic's counselling room that you are likely to find distracting or distressing. For example, if your panic attack symptoms include profuse sweating and feeling overheated, then you might get panicky when you're in warm environments because you associate that uncomfortably hot feeling with this awful mental health issue.

  • What Is Genetic Screening?

    20 January 2021

    Genetic screening is a series of tests conducted to check whether you have a gene that causes a particular hereditary disease. If these genes are found, genetic testing is performed to check whether you are suffering from the disease the gene causes. If not, you are educated on symptoms to look out for and how to take care of yourself to avoid triggering the disease. Who Should Go for Genetic Screening?

  • Your Guide to Hearing Aids

    10 August 2020

    Your health clinic may recommend hearing aids following a test even if you can still hear. Generally speaking, hearing tests involve the playback of electronic sounds — known as whistles — at different volumes with different frequencies. This way, an audiologist will be able to make an assessment of which whistles you can hear and which you can't. If some frequencies in your aural response are below par, then hearing aids can be programmed to adjust sounds for your particular level of hearing loss.

  • How Physiotherapy Can Help Speed Your Recovery After Shoulder Impingement Surgery

    18 February 2020

    Shoulder impingement syndrome may not be life-threatening, but it can be both debilitating and excruciatingly painful to live with. Fortunately, most cases of shoulder impingement can be resolved using conservative, non-invasive medical treatments. However, people with severely impinged shoulders may need to undergo shoulder surgery to alleviate the pain and restore the affected shoulder's range of motion. A wide variety of techniques can be used to repair a shoulder damaged by impingement syndrome, and most are minimally-invasive procedures that tend to heal quickly.

  • Are you looking for a new doctor?

    4 February 2020

    How satisfied are you with your doctor? When you visit your doctor, do you find that they do everything that they can to make the experience as straightforward and non-traumatic as possible? Most people will only visit their doctor when they are feeling unwell or concerned about something, and finding the right doctor can make the difference between coming away feeling reassured and leaving the clinic in a worse state of agitation than when you entered the building.

  • Why should you consider a bluetooth hearing aid?

    3 February 2020

    Hearing aid technology is advancing all the time, and one recent development is the introduction of bluetooth. This allows your hearing aids to use high-frequency radio waves to connect with other nearby devices. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using such a hearing aid? The pros Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to stream audio from your smartphone, music player or TV, either directly or via a device called a streamer that you would typically wear around your neck.

  • Understanding Spondylolisthesis

    27 January 2020

    Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when one of the vertebra bones in your spine becomes misaligned. The tissue between your bones is not affected, so it's not the same as having a slipped disc. Spondylolisthesis can occur at any point along your spine, but the lower back seems to be most commonly affected. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for spondylolisthesis: Causes and Symptoms