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no gap orthotics gold coast

No Gap Custom Orthotics On The Gold Coast

No Gap Custom Orthotics On The Gold Coast 600 400 Ace Health Centre

No gap orthotics on the gold coast

At Ace in Gold Coast clinic we’re not just doing cheap or semi custom orthotics for our no gap* deal. We are supplying MotionX world’s first fully custom 3D printed orthotics. These are at the top of orthotic innovation and customization. New to the world of supplying orthotics their technology was only available as of 2019. They are the first in Australia to possess this technology an one of the first in the world. We are very lucky to be the first clinic in the world that has started supplying them. Our no gap* orthotics gold coast offer is available now.

No gaps in our No gap* deal

Just because you don’t pay anything out of pocket doesn’t mean that you will receive any less attention, service or followup. As the same as everybody else, you will receive a biomechanical analysis, free / no gap* fitting and follow ups, and a satisfaction guarantee.

 

What type of orthotics can you have?

The answer is whatever you need. If you need some new orthotics to help you hit that new PB, to recover from an injury, to help prevent you getting an injury or for everyday comfort.

We have models for your dress and fashion shoes, high heels, running shoes and more. You can choose from harder materials and softer, or we can cover hard materials with soft materials.

We can do all of these options with out no gap offer* at our clinic located mid Gold Coast.

 

How do i claim for my No Gap* Orthotics on the Gold Coast

To claim for our no gap orthotics offer at our Gold Coast clinic there are a couple of things you need to know. *No gap is subject to your private health fund, fund rules, level of cover, being processed via out HICAPS and reset date. To be able to claim you must have an appointment with our podiatrist. Please also note To be able to claim we must swipe your health fund card for the orthotics at the time of collection.

Please note that it is not our responsibility to know what level of cover you have and how much your health fund will cover you for. Accept all major health funds including HCF, Medibank, BUPA, CBHS, Teachers, Defence Health and more.

 

To get your no gap* orthotics gold coast book here today.

Pressure distribution analysis. ACE Health Centre. Gold Coast.

Podiatrist Job On The Gold Coast

Podiatrist Job On The Gold Coast 1000 667 Ace Health Centre

The Ultimate Podiatrist Job On The Gold Coast

Here at ACE health center, we have come to the point where we need to add to our team! We are looking for a podiatrist who would like to work and live on the sunny Gold Coast. Ace health center is a multidisciplinary clinic that also utilizes pilates and gym equipment to help rehab clients back to health. Our clinicians have a strong background in strength and conditioning and would love to be able to pass their knowledge onto somebody new.

So why come work for us?

  • We have state of the art facilities including 3D scanners, shockwave therapy, digital gait analysis, pilates, and gym
  • We pioneer the worlds first full-color 3d printed orthotics
  • Use Australia’s only full color industrial in house 3D printer
  • Try orthotic manufacturing and finishing
  • Learn digital orthotic design
  • Perform shockwave therapy
  • Learn injury rehab with strength and conditioning qualifications
  • Learn about business
  • Get a mixed client load, from ages 1-100 years old
  • Mixed treatment base – ingrown toenails, orthotics, injury rehab, corns, callus, verrucae, balance classes and more
  • Learn from the Gold Coast top 3 podiatrists 2019, podiatrist of the year finalist 2019, and young entrepreneur 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Learn from Griffith uni lecturer and our physio Amelia
  • Have fun with our great team
  • Regular clinical meetings and learning
  • Quarterly CPD with an external talker
  • Company mobile phone and possible car (dependant on job taken and experience)
  • Learn digital gait analysis
  • No cleaning your own instruments or doing your own sterilizing
  • We have an air purifier (trust us, this one is important)
  • We reward hard work and teamwork

What do we want for our Gold Coast Podiatry position?

  • Hard-working – we reward hard work and it won’t go unnoticed
  • Teamwork – nobody is superman, so offload some things and help each other out
  • Refer – no one person can know or do everything. What has a great team and they are all very smart.
  • Tell the truth – this may seem like a simple one but sometimes tell the truth can pay off
  • Talk to us – If you have a problem and we don’t know, how can we help you, or resolve the issue.
  • Be happy and have fun – these things are contagious and rubs off on each other

I’m not really sure what else you would want in a job?

Our Gold Coast podiatrist job can either be clinical or a mix of clinical and representative work (chatting to orthotic clients, helping them prescribe, showing products and doing walkthroughs). We are open to knowing what you want in a job and what you hope to achieve within your time with us. Within our Gold Coast podiatry job, you can choose your own role. You can either have a very clinical role or part clinical and part sales / representative role.

We have 3 Physio’s, dietitians, pilates, and podiatry in our clinic. in clear island waters. There is a lot to learn from each modality and we can all benefit each other and help our clients better.

We hope that after reading this you will have an idea if this is the job for you. If you think you have what it takes then give us a call today and ask to speak with Mike!

Orthotics – why has the podiatrist recommended them?

Orthotics – why has the podiatrist recommended them?

Orthotics – why has the podiatrist recommended them? 600 600 Ace Health Centre

Orthotics. – why has the podiatrist recommended them?

Orthotics have many uses. Depending on the patients medical history, drugs, muscoskeletal pathology, footwear, skin type will make up the decision of if orthotics are needed and the prescription of the orthotics. There are many differences between over the counter and custom. The main thing is that you get what you pay for in terms of fit, durability, comfort and service. Most of the over the counter insoles will be too soft to provide support and so defeat the point of having an orthotics.

An orthotics is only as good as you shoe you place it into and so its important the shoes is stable and firm. Placing it into a soft unstable shoe will not provide enough stability for the orthotics to have a outcome in. We use motionX to manufacture ours. 

An orthotic though should never be thought of as a final cure. It should be looked as as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment.

Here is a list of reasons why a patient might need orthotics and why a podiatrist has prescribed them.

 

Pressure redistribution

This is one of the main reasons a podiatrist will prescribed an orthotic. For pathologies such as diabetics, neuropathy, poor circulation, cancer, chronic pain issues and rheumatoid arthritis. Taking pressure under the arch and redistributing it to other places will help to increase circulation to areas that were under high pressure. This reduces pain, reduces risk of ulceration, reduced the formation of hard skin and callous / corns. A callous and corn can be as dangerous in a diabetic person as a melanoma! Supporting the arch take more pressure off the ball of

the foot during gait that metatarsal domes.

 

Create stability

In people with neuropathy, elderly patients with falls risks, people with chronic ankle sprains increasing the point of contact increases neural feedback to the brain. This can help improve balance and reduce risk of falls and injury. One of the last areas in the foot to lose sensation is the arch. Therefore, having contact with the arch is important in people with these issues.

 

Sports and msk injuries

Chronic sports injuries often need help healing. When you injure your arm or a finger you can put it in a cast of sling. With the foot this is very different as a person needs their feet every day to walk and stand. This weightbearing means that areas never get chance to rest and heal. Orthotics can move areas of load, change mechanics and therefore allow areas to heal up faster.

 

Reduce injuries

Just like going to the dentist a podiatrist looks for pathological movements, weaknesses and structures that can cause injuries. If these are seen then orthotics may be prescribed to help prevent future complications. Just like people clean their teeth and use braces for prevention. Appropriate footwear and orthotics can play just as important part.

 

Realign structures

Everybody thinks that this is what orthotics are for, and yes they are correct in ‘some’ cases. Though that is dependent of the patient’s needs. Whether they need a devise that is palliative or aiming to change structural alignment. One that change aleignment are good for a few issuers such as knee arthritis, tibialis posterior dysfunction, excessive supination, hip bursitis, and a big leg length difference. To be able to have a orthotic that will realign a structure will depend on the patients mobility with their lower limb as you cannot change a ridged structure.

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ACE dry needling treatment

Dry Needling, What does it involve?

Dry Needling, What does it involve? 1000 667 Ace Health Centre

Dry Needling involves the insertion of sterile, single-use acupuncture needles directly into myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Trigger points are composed of taut bands within the muscle, which cause and contribute to pain. Research studies have shown that inserting such needles into trigger points causes biochemical changes within the body, which help reduce pain.

Is Dry Needling the same as acupuncture?

Although Dry Needling uses the same needles as acupuncture, it is not the same technique. Dry Needling is strictly based upon Western medicine principles of treating myofascial trigger points, which are different from traditional acupuncture points.

How does it work?

Pioneering studies by Dr. Jay Shah and colleagues have shown that inserting needles into trigger points causes biochemical changes which alleviate pain. It is essential to elicit local “twitch” responses within the muscle, which are the first step to breaking the pain cycle and releasing tight trigger points within muscles.

Is it painful?

The initial insertion of the needle does not usually cause any discomfort. The local twitch response can cause a brief painful reaction. Some patients describe this as an electric shock or a cramping sensation. It is important to remember that the therapeutic effect only occurs by eliciting the twitch response. Therefore, it is the desirable reaction. Most patients describe treatment as feeling uncomfortable, but not painful.

Are the needles sterile?

Yes. We only use sterile, single-use, disposable needles.

 Are there any side effects / How quickly will it work?

It is common to feel some soreness post treatment as with many manual therapy techniques, however, once this soreness has subsided there should be an improvement in the initial symptoms. Typically, soreness can last anywhere between 1 hour and 2 days post treatment. Some patients require 1-2 Dry Needling sessions, while others require 8-10. Individual results will vary.

What can I do after the treatment?

You may be advised to use heat over the area after Dry Needling to help alleviate post-treatment soreness. You may need to temporarily modify your exercises or activities for 1 or 2 days afterwards. Dry Needling is only one part of your treatment. Other therapy techniques will also be used, as appropriate, to gain the best results. You will be advised on the correct exercises to perform in conjunction with your treatment and these will be progressed over time in order to complete your rehabilitation.

Which conditions can be treated with Dry Needling?

DN can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Examples of conditions that can be treated successfully with dry needling include:

o Back and neck pain, including postural problems and tension o Arm pain (shoulder impingements, tennis or golfer’s elbow)

o Headaches

o Buttock and leg pain (including sciatic pain)

o Hamstring strains

o Knee pain

o Calf tightness or cramps

 

Book today for your Dry Needling session with out talented physio Lily

Ingrown Toenail.A condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh . Best podiatrist Gold coast. Bulk Billing Podiatry. Medicare Podiatry. Ace Health Centre.

Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast

Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast 1000 667 Ace Health Centre

Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast

Fixing an ingrown toenail on the Gold Coast is a fast and easy procedure. Many people have horror stories from prevues treatments where they have needed stitches, the nail has returned and worse the nail is still infected. The other point is that a course of anti-biotics will not cure an ingrown toenail. If the nail is still in the skin the infection will simply return once the course of antibiotics has worn off. If the piece of nail, is not removed the issue will not be resolved. There a quite a few different treatment options.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment Options

Trim the nail

This is often the case for first timers. The cause of the ingrown toenail is often damage. The toenail was possibly cut wrong, a spike was left or it was kicked. Therefore trimming the nail so then it can grow out normal can sometimes resolve the issue. If it is particularly painful and aesthetic can be given.

Surgery with Phenolisation

This is the best way to resolve re-occurent ingrown toenails, or toenails with growth of excess skin at the side (hyper-granulation tissue). This is performed under local anaesthetic. The side of the nail is gently lifted and the nail trimmed. It is then removed. Phenol is then applied to the area the nail was removed. The phenol prevents the nails from regrowing in the area it is applied too. This is 99% successful if applied correctly. This is the best way for fixing an ingrown toenail.

Total removal of the nail

For extreme cases where the nail is very damaged, has extreme fungal infections where the nail is very thick. In other words this can be the best option. The nail is again numbed with a local aesthetics, gently lifted, removed and phenol applied. Above all when healed healthy skin covers the surface of the toe where the nail used to be. This makes it look clean and not obvious than anything has been done.

 

Conclusion For Fixing An Ingrown Toenail

In conclusion if you want a job doing correctly then go to the correct specialist. It’s the same as taking your car to a guy who fixes then from home, or taking it to a person who specialises in that brand. You are always going to get a much better outcome and job with the specialist. Whatever procedure you require fixing an ingrown toenail is pretty straight forward and easy. Call us today to book in today at our Gold Coast clinic with out podiatrist and see if we can help.you.

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Lower Back Pain Factors & Treatment

Lower Back Pain Factors & Treatment 788 522 Ace Health Centre

This blog with discuss Lower Back Pain Factors & Treatment. Ace health centre specialise in many different lower back issues. Via physiotherapists, podiatrists and exercise physiologists can put together a well rounded management plan for you.

What is lower back pain?

Low back pain refers to pain in the lower third of your back (lumbar spine). Lower back pain is the most common condition treated by physiotherapists. There are three main causes of low back pain. 2% is attributed to referral pain from visceral disease. 1% is attributed to non-mechanical spinal conditions such as inflammatory arthritis, scheurmann’s disease and paget’s disease.  The majority (97%) of low back pain is diagnosed as non-specific low back pain which means back pain that does not attribute to a known pathology and specific structure or deformity. There are more factors here.

Lower back pain factors

Some of the major lower back pain factors that puts you at risk of low back pain include being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture and environmental and workplace factors.  Symptoms can include pain in the low back, buttock and hip. It can also include pins and needles, numbness or weakness into one or both legs.  Even though this is the case, it is important to visit a physiotherapist to clear the more sinister causes of low back pain. These are what we call red flags. Some of these red flags include: bladder dysfunction, a history of cancer, nigh pain, history of trauma, saddle anaesthesia, lower limb neurological deficit, unexplained history of weight lost, fevers/ chills and recent infections.

Lower back pain treatment and management

Management options include a combination of manual therapy and advice and education regarding your condition. Physiotherapists also identify the contributing factors to your condition. They will devise an exercise plan to best manage and prevent future episodes of low back pain.  The biggest prevention strategy is through movement and strengthening.

This can be in the form of a tailored home exercise program or attending regular group exercise classes in clinic. It is expected that 80% of Australians will experience low back pain at some stage in their life. 60-80% of people experience another episode of back pain after a year. This is why prevention and continual work with a physiotherapist is so important even after the initial low back pain episode has subsided.

 

At ACE Physio, we will work with you to develop a personalised plan for Lower Back Pain Factors & Treatment that will ease your pain and get you back doing the things you enjoy! Please call ACE Health Centre to book an appointment with our physiotherapist.

 

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Shock wave therapy now avalible

Shock wave therapy now avalible 1000 667 Ace Health Centre

At Ace Health centre, on the Gold Coast now has Shockwave therapy available.

Shockwave therapy is a great non invasive rehabilitation method that is getting more and more popular over the Gold Coast and the rest of the world.

Shockwave is a hand held device that emits low-frequency acoustic shockwaves that aim to kickstart the bodies natural healing.

The body responds differently to shockwave then it doesn’t to medication or other forms of rehab. This means shockwave is great to uses and multi treatment therapy, but also if other conservative methods of treatment have failed.

A gel is put onto the area of injury. The hand piece is then put on the gel and the machine is turned on. the gel helps the shockwaves transmit though the skin as they do not transfer will via air. Pulses of low frequency sound are then emitted.

The area can be a little sore during the treatment feeling like little electric shocks. They can also be a little sore and bruised after. That said some people get pain relief right away, where as some other may take a couple of days.

Clinical trials on some injuries have comeback with a 90% success rate. This shows that no matter what your injury, having it combined with shockwave can give it the boost it needs. Things like exercise therapy, custom orthotics, cortisone injections and dry needling can also be used alongside shockwave therapy.

Shockwave therapy on the gold coast doesnt have many contra indications. A few though consist of pregnancy,  blood clotting disorders, pacemakers, taking oral blood thinners or cholesterol medication, have an open wound, or have had a cortisone in the last 6 weeks.

Shockwave treatment works especially well for injuries such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonopathy, tennis elbow, achiilies injuries, frozen shoulder, spurs, patella tendonopathy and more.

Book today with our physio or podiatrist at Ace Health Centre on the Gold Coast to experience this miracle breakthrough in medicine and rehab.

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How to pick your running shoes – Part 2

How to pick your running shoes – Part 2 710 448 Ace Health Centre

Heres How to pick your running shoes – Part 2

  1. Ankle motion

Without getting too technical, we have to get technical here. However to keep it simple, let’s just say your ankle motion determines the heel pitch in your shoes. Each shoe is slightly different and can range from 0-12mm with a few exceptions.

We say exceptions because there is a good chance that almost everyone, reading this blog, will fall into one of the four categories below.

 Stiff ankle

Less than 90 degrees’ dorsiflexion – 10-12mm heel pitch

Moderate ankle motion

90 degrees’ dorsiflexion – 6- 10mm heel pitch

Good ankle motion

10 degrees dorsiflexion – 4-10mm heel pitch

 Hypermobile ankle

15 + degrees dorsiflexion – 8-12mm heel pitch

  1. Injury History

If you have a history of injuries such as heel pain, shin splints, calf pain or achilles pain then make sure your shoe has a heel pitch of 10-12 mm. Also, be careful when buying your pair of runners and make sure your shoes don’t bend through the midfoot.

  1. Type Of Running

Competition vs. Training vs. Speed workouts vs. Long Runs. There are so many variables when it comes to running. For example, racing shoes are very different to training shoes and should only be used for the occasional speed work session and race events. These shoes are lighter, flatter and more flexible than the average pair, which increases the risk of injuries considerably. Doing your due diligence and carefully evaluating the purpose for your runners can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. We suggest you take the time and talk to your sports store’s shoe specialist about your training regiments and goals to get the most appropriate footwear that fits your needs.

  1. Terrain

Are you running cross-country or on solid ground? We would like to encourage you to think about your footwear the same way you think about the tires of your car. Off road cars have solid tires with a lot of grip for enhanced traction whereas race tires are slick and thin, designed for speed and performance. Well, your shoes are no different! Off road shoes are a lot firmer than your everyday pair of runners. They are designed for stability and support with features like the extra grip or water-resistance, which in return changes the structure of the upper on your shoes.

  1. Running style

  The more you land on your rear foot, the more cushioning, support and heel pitch you need. Over the years working with professional athletes and everyday runners, we have seen a lot of different foot placements which all have an impact on your feet. Your heel pitch should be between 8-12mm if you come down rear first when running. If you have more of a balanced running style, then we recommend a heel pitch between 6-10mm or 4-8mm if you come down heavy on your forefoot.

You are ready now! Our guide should help you decide on the running shoes you want and what level of support you need. We all been there and know how overwhelming it can be to buy the right pair of runners to not only perform but also to stay injury free. We hope this guide makes your selection a little bit easier and helps your thought process in deciding on the best possible fit for your feet. That concludes how to pick your running shoes – Part 2. If your not sure where to look for them try Athletes foot.  If you are still not sure and need to double check them book with our podiatrist

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Picking your running shoes – Part 1

Picking your running shoes – Part 1 710 448 Ace Health Centre

This is a guide to Picking your running shoes – Part 1. There are a few things we encourage you to think about before you buy a new pair of running shoes.  A few simple checks, a tweak here and there and an expert’s eye, examining your feet, can work wonders and ensures you will buy the best fit for your feet.

There are a lot of brands and even more styles for you to choose out there. They are basically all made for the same purpose but target slightly different issues or support various areas of your foot, which can make the whole process a little bit confusing. But you are not alone! This guide is here to help you find exactly what you are looking for and narrow down the endless supply of choices to not only enhance your performance but also to keep you injury free.

This next section covers nearly everything you need to know to get the right shoes for your feet. Use this guide and a recommendation from your Podiatrist, and you will never find yourself standing confused in front of a wall full of running shoes ever again.

  1. Your foot type

Supination

If you have a supination foot type, then a natural shoe will be the right fit for your feet. Your new pair of running shoes should have a slightly wider last to create stability and to prevent the shoe from giving way on the lateral border when put into action. If this sounds like your type of feet, then look out for a shoe with adequate cushioning to prevent ankle sprains and other nagging ankle injuries. Without favouring any particular brand, our podiatrists as well as our patients have been quite happy with the Brooks Dyad runners and would recommend them to anyone with this particular foot type.

Neutral

Consider yourself lucky if you have a neutral foot type because you are an easy one to please! Nothing too fancy. Maybe just something with a little bit more flexibility through the midfoot and some added cushioning. Over the years, we have recommended a range of runners such as the Asics Nimbus, the Brooks Glycerine, the Mizuno Enigma, the Nike Vomero or the Adidas Supernova Glide to runners with a neutral foot type.

Mild Pronation

“Guidance” is the magic word for this foot type. If you are diagnosed with a mild pronation, then we suggest, you hunt for a pair of shoes with a firmer heel counter and less midfoot flexibility. Unlike other foot types cushioning isn’t something you have to worry too much about and we recommend a moderate support, which can be found in the Asics Metarun and Kayano, the Mizuno Inspire or the Saucony Guide for example. Other alternatives for this foot type are the Nike Odyssey and the Brooks Ravena.

Moderate Pronation

Support, Support, Support is what you are after! You want a pair of runners with a firmer heel counter, moderate cushioning and a re-enforced midsole for less flexibility. You might find your runners a little stiff to start with but don’t worry; they will wear in and fit perfect with time. Ask your sporting good store for the Asics 3000, Mizuno Paradox, the Brooks Transcendence / Adrenaline or the Saucony Hurricane for optimal fit and maximum comfort.

Severe Pronation

Motion control is the key for maximum performance and comfort.

A wide last and less cushioning are what you are after if you have a severe pronation foot type. Also, make sure you purchase a ridged shoe with at least 1cm heel pitch. For best results ask your footwear specialist for the Brooks Beast or the Asics Divide.

We hope you enjoyed  This is a guide to Picking your running shoes – Part 1. Keep a lookout for part 2. If you have any other questions contact our podiatrist.

NDIS Services Gold Coast

NDIS Services Gold Coast

NDIS Services Gold Coast 900 900 Ace Health Centre

With The NDIS no up and running we have got ourselves registered. We at Ace Health Center are offering NDIS Services on the Gold Coast. We understand that it is hard to find the right health professionals when you have so much else on your plate. This is why our health clinic on the Gold Coast has your services all in one place.

Our Services

Dietitian – We understand that with busy lives diet may not be the first thing on your mind. Diet is so very important though with mental health, well-being, activity and overall wellness. Without this everything else fails. This is available via your NDIS

Podiatry – Keeping on your feet is your transport to see the world. Making sure these are in working order are very important. Many medication and other morbidity can have an impact on your foot health. Reducing foot pain via orthotics and footwear can keep you mobile.  This is available via your NDIS

Physio – Strength, stability and being pain free enable us ot be happy and do the things required to live a long life. This is available via your NDIS

Ex Physiology – Weather you think you need it or not making sure you are getting enough exercise and the correct exercise for you is important to everybody. Not just people on the NDIS

As you can see being healthy doesn’t stop at one place. There is a whole range of factors and influences. Its normally beneficial to assess them all and not just 1. i.e if you want to do exercise you need to have the correct shoes (podiatry), be doing the correct exercise for you, your lifestyle so to not get injured (ex physiology), be getting the correct protein intake to get adequate recovery and not get sick (dietitian).

So if you need NDIS Services Gold Coast then Ace Health center is your clinic.