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That falls are not a normal part of ageing?
That Pilates can improve your golf game?
That physiotherapy can help you recover from a stroke?
That physiotherapy is an effective tool for managing
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National Dementia Helpline
1800 100 500
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out of Life
Introducing Challenging Pain
Courses for all those living
with long term pain.
Courses will be held across
& surrounding areas.
For more information, call:
The Arthritis Foundation of South Australia
Ph: 8379 5711
Country FREECALL – 1800 011 041
www.arthritissa.org.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org
correctly – technique is extremely
Physiotherapy Pilates Proactive
offers group Pilates exercise classes
and individually tailored programs
for at-home use and to help clients
get started with their program are
offering a free initial assessment.
This assessment looks for
impairments in strength, joint motion
and coordination (motor system),
impairment in vision and vestibular
function (sensory system) and
measures strength, gait function,
balance and postural stability. A
program will then be recommended
to help improve muscle mass and
strength, bone density and cognitive
Australian physiotherapists are
university-trained, registered health
care professionals. A doctor’s
referral is not required and private
health rebates are available with
physiotherapy extras cover.
To book your free initial
assessment, phone 8339 3188 or
Free assessment may
help prevent falls
Physiotherapists can help with back
pain and injury recovery, however,
you may not know that they can they
can also help prevent falls – the
leading cause of injury admissions
to Australian hospitals.
As our bodies age, a number of
factors contribute to the increased
likelihood of tripping and falling.
Visual changes such as decreases in
depth perception, contrast sensitivity
and peripheral vision, make it easier
to miss gutters, edges and uneven
From the age of 40, as reaction
time increases and muscle strength
declines, it becomes harder to
respond quickly to hazards.
“Evidence shows fall and injury rates
in older people can be reduced by
a program of strength and balance
retraining exercises prescribed
by physiotherapists”, says Rachel
Combe, Director of Physiotherapy
Pilates Proactive. “The key is
ensuring exercises are appropriately
designed and then performed
Alzheimers Australia SA is the peak
body for people with dementia, their
families and carers. They provide
policy, advocacy, support services,
counselling, education, early
intervention programs, diversional
therapy, respite and information.
Dementia is confusing, but
Alzheimers Australia SA can help.
Call their National Dementia
Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Challenging Pain Course
Learn skills and techniques to
manage short or long term pain and
regain control of your life.
The Arthritis SA Challenging Pain
course is a short course delivered in
2 x 2.5 hour sessions, a week apart.
Topics covered include managing
stress and negative thoughts,
diversion techniques and pacing,
relaxation exercises, medication and
for regularly updated courses,
locations, dates and times.
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Melanoma is the most common cancer in
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Melanoma is the second most common
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• Clubs throughout S.A .
• “Weigh & Go” Club
• Information Book
• Motivation, Education, Support
Room 711, 38 Gawler Place, Adelaide
A friendly club that helps others
as you make changes for lifelong,
healthy, weight control?
Not-for-profit organisation SA Weight
Watchers Association, educates
members through their clubs to
alter eating patterns by the use of
the Association Information Book,
Weekly Eating Plan, support and
for all details.
Molechecks Australia is dedicated
to the early detection, diagnosis and
treatment of melanoma and other
A special imaging camera is used
to access moles that may not even
visible to the eye.
Digital images of abnormal moles
are assessed and stored for
comparison at future visits. No
referrals are necessary.
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