When we think of physiotherapists, most of us picture their patients to be people with sports-related injuries or people who are recovering from some sort of physical trauma, e.g., a car accident. While physiotherapists certainly do work with those people, the bulk of their clientele are people with no serious injuries or sports trauma but rather regular Australians with their own, more minor, aches and pains that they help treat. What these people are taking advantage of is the benefits that a physio can also provide for you and what we are talking about in this article. [Read More]
The Problems That Could Stop You Wearing Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have changed the lives of many a glasses-wearer, allowing them to see clearly in situations where it's impractical or undesirable to wear their specs. While contact lenses can take a little bit of getting used to, most people who have them master the technique of putting them in and removing them fairly quickly. Unfortunately, there are some people who might never get the opportunity to try. Although contacts are suitable for the majority of people with poor eyesight, there are some who may not be able to wear them. [Read More]
A Brief Guide to Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be permanent or temporary and is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. There are many different causes of hearing loss. Ageing is a common cause, but overexposure to loud noise can be a factor, as can medical problems such as Meniere's disease or ear infections. There are many treatments available from antibiotics to hearing aids, depending on the cause of your hearing loss. This short guide aims to explain hearing loss in more detail, from the initial symptoms to how it can be treated and prevented. [Read More]
Should You Let Your Child Wear Contact Lenses?
A good number of people battling with vision problems tend to gravitate toward contact lenses over spectacles for the enhanced convenience that they offer. Thus, it is not surprising that if you have a bespectacled child, they may show some interest in switching to contact lenses too. Nevertheless, how do you know if your child is ready for contacts? Most people tend to assume that contacts are better for adults and that younger eyes will not be able to adapt to them. [Read More]