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The Ultimate Guide to Acupuncture Treatment, Risks & Benefits

Acupuncture Therapy

How can inserting needles into the skin make someone feel good? It sounds scary and painful, doesn’t it? You might be surprised, but the answer to this is “no.” It’s certainly far from the most painful procedure that you can imagine. It has been studied and practiced for over 2500 years, which is indicative of its worth.

Many people around the world swear by acupuncture, calling it a miracle treatment that improves their standard of living. It has been reported to treat everything from anxiety and pain to nausea and cramps. According to research, millions of Australians use acupuncture for treating a multitude of health problems.

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The PHI (Private Health Insurance) Reforms on Pilates - How this affects our clients. 1

The PHI (Private Health Insurance) Reforms on Pilates – How this affects our clients.

In 2018, the Federal Government announced its plans to make certain natural therapies ineligible for private health insurance (PHI) rebates. Among these was Pilates. The Government’s original position was that Pilates would not be rebatable, regardless of who delivers it or how it is delivered.

However the Department considers that an insurer may lawfully pay benefits if a physiotherapist, providing services to a patient within the accepted scope of clinical practice, uses exercises or techniques drawn from Pilates as part of that patient’s treatment, as long as the exercises or techniques are within the accepted scope of clinical practice.

As long as the group exercise class is performed within the scope of physiotherapy, it does not need to change. It should be underpinned by individualised assessment, treatment and follow-up, and backed by thorough notes. The Department and private health insurers agree that physiotherapy is physiotherapy, and therefore fundable through private health insurance.

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Awesome Archie Arch Support Thongs! 2

Awesome Archie Arch Support Thongs!

Archie Thongs - Now available in our Adelaide StoreArchie Thongs - Black - Now available in our Adelaide Store

As the warmer weather approaches, we at Body Mind Wellness Physiocare thought it would be a great time to let you know about a fantastic new summer product we have come across that you may benefit from!

The new product is called, “Archie’s Arch Support Thongs” and they are an orthotic thong that were designed by a young private practice Physiotherapist who was sick and tired of telling his patients to stop wearing flat thongs (Does this sound familiar?). While the concept of orthotic thongs is not new, this design varies greatly from anything we have ever seen before as they incorporate legitimate orthotic support but still just look like normal thongs!

 

At the start of every summer there seems to be some form of article in the newspaper or a T.V interview about the negative effects of flat thong wearing, in fact it has been well reported in recent times that there are many elite sports teams which have actually banned their athletes from wearing flat thongs!
While we are all reasonably aware that flat thongs are not great for your feet, what’s actually wrong with normal thongs?

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