Allied Health Professionals

We are happy to announce that we also offer the following specialist services:

  • Podiatrist
  • Clinical Labs – on-site pathology

Podiatrist

Alasdair Evans and Anna Kosch

  • Consultations/sessions available.
  • Clinic days are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month

  • Open from 8.30am to 12noon Monday to Friday. For enquiries please phone 9964 3317.

May is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
1-31 May
White Shirt Day
Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. By wearing a white shirt or t-shirt on this day you will be showing your support for women and their families impacted by ovarian cancer along with the OCRF’s vital research. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.whiteshirtcampaign.com.au
1-31 May
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week teaches us more about what Tourette syndrome is and tackles stigmas created by false information about the disorder. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.tourette.org.au
1-31 May
IAIM One-in-Five Challenge
1 in 5 Australian two-year olds have already developed identifiable indicators of mental health difficulties. The IAIM invite you to participate in the One-in-Five Challenge to help reduce this number, and to give all babies and children a better shot at life-long mental health. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.oneinfive.com.au
1-31 May
Macula Month
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. Macula Month is an annual event designed to raise awareness of the disease and to encourage those most at risk, people over 50, to have their eyes tested and macula checked.
www.mdfoundation.com.au
1-31 May
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month aims to provide information to people and healthcare professionals, so they can learn and understand more about what exactly neurofibromatosis (NF) is.
www.ctf.org
1-31 May
Art for Epilepsy
Art for Epilepsy raises money by getting Australian artists to create artwork and sell it for epilepsy. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.epilepsy.org.au
1-31 May
Miracle Month of May
This raises awareness and funds for premature and sick newborn babies as well as their families and the hospitals that take care of them.
www.miraclebabies.org.au
1-31 May
Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month
The Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month helps raise awareness for the 13 multi-systemic, heritable disorders that affect connective tissue, the most abundant tissue in the body. Severe ailments include Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which involves fragile blood vessels and can cause internal organs to spontaneously rupture.
www.ehlers-danlos.com
1-31 May
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month raises awareness for inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), which more than 5 million people live with.
www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au
1-31 May
Heart Week
Each year the Heart Foundation uses Heart Week as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the problem of heart disease and to help improve the heart health of all Australians. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.heartfoundation.org.au
1-31 May
National Palliative Care Week
Organised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by the Department of Health, this week of events draws attention to how important palliative care is for people affected by chronic diseases. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.palliativecare.org.au
3 May
World Asthma Day
World Asthma Day (WAD) takes place each year on the first Tuesday in May. Initiated by the Global Initiative for Asthma in 1998, the National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) embraces WAD and marks the occasion to highlight the need for ongoing care and vigilance in managing asthma.
www.nationalasthma.org.au
3 May
World Asthma Day
Organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma, World Asthma Day improves awareness around the world.
www.nationalasthma.org.au
6 May
International No Diet Day
International No Diet Day (INDD) celebrates body acceptance and diversity. It encourages us all to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise, as well as our body, no matter what our size or shape.
www.eatingdisorders.org.au
8 May
International Thalassaemia Day
Patients with thalassaemia can suffer from anaemia and many other complications as a result of inadequate red blood cells. International Thalassaemia Day is celebrated every year to commemorate patients and raise awareness of the condition to improve patient care and research.
www.tasca.org.au
8 May
National Amyloidosis Day
National Amyloidosis Day intends to raise funds and awareness for Amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal protein, known as amyloid fibrils, builds up in tissue.
www.tasca.org.au
8 May
World Red Cross Day
This day takes place on the day Red Cross founder Henry Dunant was born, and it celebrates the incredible work done by Red Cross staff and volunteers.
www.redcross.org.au
10 May
World Lupus Day
World Lupus Day raises awareness about this autoimmune disease and looks at the way in which it may cause abnormalities in vital organs like the kidneys, lungs and brain.
www.worldlupusday.org
12 May
International ME/CFS Awareness Day
International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) helps raise awareness about a number of diseases including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War syndrome (GWS) and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). The date was chosen as the official day as it’s the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was believed to have suffered from ME/CFS. Around 12 May each year, buildings and landmarks around Australia light up in blue to raise awareness about ME/CFS.
15 May
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness Day
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Global Awareness Day raises awareness for a rare disease that affects more than 2,000 people in Australia.
www.tsa.org.au
19 May
World IBD Day
World IBD Day is organised by patient organisations and fights for those suffering from inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au
22-28 May
Food Allergy Week
Food Allergy Week is run by the charitable, not-for-profit organisation Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. It’s annual initiative that aims to better educate the public on the importance of understanding food allergy and supporting those when it comes to allergy management. This year the event is taking place from May 26 – June 1.
www.allergyfacts.org.au
22-28 May
Schizophrenia Awareness Week
Schizophrenia Awareness Week tackles the stigmatised and marginalised individuals living with schizophrenia throughout Australia. The week aims to teach people more about the facts and work towards dispelling the myths.
www.sfnsw.org.au
22 May
The Bloody Long Walk (Melbourne)
The Bloody Long Walk is a walking challenge held around Australia that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
www.bloodylongwalk.com.au
23-29 May
Exercise Right Week
This event aims to motivate more Australians to get fit by teaching them about the benefits of exercise and how they can create their own regimes and exercise plans.
www.exerciseright.com.au
25-31 May
Kidney Health Week
1 in 3 Australians have an increased risk of kidney disease. Kidney Health Week is a national campaign run at a grassroots level that raises awareness of the importance of our kidneys while shining a light on the prevention and early detection of kidney disease.
www.whathealth.com
25-31 May
Spinal Health Week
Spinal Health Week raises awareness of the importance of spinal health, which can have a huge impact on improving our overall health and wellbeing.
www.chiro.org.au
25 May
World Thyroid Day
World Thyroid Day campaigns for those suffering from this disease and recognises the medical professionals worldwide who are fighting it.
www.thyroidfoundation.org.au
27 May
Don’t Fry Day
Australia’s Skin Cancer Prevention Day!
www.skincancerprevention.org
27 May
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Day
Prader-Willi syndrome is a lifelong condition and although lots of research is being carried out, to date there is no cure. On the last Friday of May, we aim to raise awareness of Prader-Willi Syndrome to help boost the possibility of finding a cure.
www.pwsavic.org.au
29 May
Wear White at Work
On 29 May ‘Wear white at work’ and donate a gold coin to show your support for mental illness sufferers and families of suicide victims. The White Wreath Association provides 24-hour support for anyone who is in needof assistance and support.
www.whitewreath.com
30 May
World MS Day
World MS Day focuses on improving the quality of life for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and helps teach people more about the disease.
www.worldmsday.org
31 May
World No Tobacco Day
This is an annual event aiming to show the harm the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of nations.
www.who.int

June is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
1-30 June
Migraine Awareness Month
Migraine Awareness Month is an International Event held every year in June and is organised in Australia by Migraine Australia, a national patient advocacy organisation founded to support all Australians living with migraine and their families.
www.migraine.org.au
1-30 June
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel cancer is a common diagnosis in Australia. It is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening.
www.bowelcancerawarenessmonth.org
1-30 June
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is the leading preventable viral cause of developmental disabilities. CMV Month raises awareness of CMV in an attempt to improve lives and teach people about the virus.
www.cmv.org.au
1-30 June
Orthoptic Awareness Week
Orthoptic Awareness Week is held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia and helps promote the importance of taking care of your eyes with regular eye examinations. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.orthoptics.org.au
1-30 June
Heart Rhythm Week
Arrhythmias are responsible for between 23,000 and 33,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths each year. Many of these deaths could be avoided with greater public awareness of their risks and symptoms, which is where Heart Rhythm week looks to make a difference. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.heartrhythmalliance.org
1-30 June
International Men’s Health Week
International Men’s Health Week promotes awareness of the importance of good health in men, boys and their families. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.menshealthweek.org.au
1-30 June
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week encourages government, industry and consumers to look at the needs of babies and toddlers and to invest in the essential services that support children in their earliest years. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.waimh.org
1-7 June
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week raises awareness of haemochromatosis, or inherited iron overload disorder, by teaching communities more about the condition.
www.haemochromatosis.org.au
5 June
The Bloody Long Walk (Sunshine Coast)
The Bloody Long Walk is a walking challenge held around Australia that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
www.bloodylongwalk.com.au
13-19 June
World Allergy Week
World Allergy Week raises awareness of the impact of allergies with a campaign that supports and funds research into allergies. You can participate by wearing a spot of red in your home, school or workplace.
www.allergyimmunology.org.au
14 June
World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day aims to remind us all about the importance of blood donations and how much more blood is required to help all those who need it.
www.who.int
16 June
Red Apple Day
By purchasing the red apple pin, Australians can help awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
www.redappleday.org
19 June
World Sickle Cell Day
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder where abnormal haemoglobin is produced. World Sickle Cell Day was established to raise awareness of the disease to improve treatment and help find a cure.
www.tasca.org.au
19 June
The Bloody Long Walk (Brisbane)
The Bloody Long Walk is a walking challenge held around Australia that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
www.bloodylongwalk.com.au
21 June
International Day of Yoga
The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite. International Day of Yoga promotes the importance of the union between the body and consciousness to help us all lead a healthier life.
www.un.org
21 June
MND Global Day
MND Global Day raises awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which is a progressive neurological disease.
26 June
The Bloody Long Walk (Wollongong)
The Bloody Long Walk is a walking challenge held around Australia that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
www.bloodylongwalk.com.au
27 June
PTSD Awareness Day
This international day raises awareness about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to ensure more people know about the condition and more people who suffer PTSD will seek treatment. PTSD is the most common mental health disorder after depression. In Australia the day is recognised by the Department of Health.
www.phoenixaustralia.org
29 June
World Scleroderma Day
Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease. World Scleroderma Day highlights the brave people living with this disease to demand equal treatment and care for people with scleroderma.
www.sclerodermaaustralia.com.au

July is Awareness Month for the following:

Date
Event
Details
1-31 July
Dry July
Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the lives of adults living with cancer. Giving up alcohol for the month of July is a good way to raise awareness of individual drinking habits and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
www.au.dryjuly.com
1-31 July
National Diabetes Week
1.1 million Australians live with diabetes. National Diabetes Week is a fundraising event that helps to raise awareness and work towards prevention. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
1-31 July
National Wound Awareness Week
Around 300,000 Australians suffer lower leg ulcers that require regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association works with nurses, doctors and health members to bring about better care for all sufferers, most of whom are elderly. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.awma.com.au
1-31 July
National Pain Week
National Pain Week aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of the experience of chronic pain. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.nationalpainweek.org.au
1-31 July
Crazy Hair Day
Crazy Hair Day is a day where you go crazy with your hair. This annual fundraising event is organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) and is a fun way to engage schools, raise awareness and celebrate the start of the new term. The exact dates for 2022 are to be confirmed. Visit the organisation’s website for details.
www.crazyhair.com.au
24 July – 31 August
DonateLife Week
This week-long event aims to promote the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.
www.donatelife.gov.au
28 July
World Hepatitis Day
With lots of local events, World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness of hepatitis in Australia and worldwide.
www.worldhepatitisalliance.org
30 July
Gastroschisis Awareness Day
Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in the abdomen. There is still a 10% mortality rate due to complications or related defects and infections. The condition affects 1 out of every 2,229 babies according to the CDC. Gastroschisis Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the issue and find solutions.
www.averysangels.org
31 July
The Bloody Long Walk (Sydney North)
The Bloody Long Walk is a walking challenge held around Australia that raises money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease (mito).
www.bloodylongwalk.com.au

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