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PODIATRY

Back to School

by Kate Dansie

back to school

Why the perfect shoe is important in the back to school rush!

Wearing ill-fitting shoes can have a negative impact on your child’s health. Bones in children’s feet are still developing and are therefore far more vulnerable to stresses when compared to adults. Shoes that are Ill-fitting are likely to cause problems for bone growth and development, as well as issues with the child’s gait, posture and stability.

While you are getting your child prepared for the school year, don’t forget the importance of the shoes that will be carrying them around all day.

DO’s

  1. Ensure that the shoes have ample adjustment in the form of buckles, shoelaces or Velcro straps. This will help to hold the shoe to the foot and allow the child to walk, run and play comfortably, without the shoes tripping them up.
  2. Make sure that the feet are properly measured when buying new school shoes. Different shoe manufactures use different sizes, so don’t assume that you know you child’s shoe size, have their feet measured in every shop you visit.
  3. Buy shoes made from natural materials, as they allow feet to breathe and reduce the build- up of potentially harmful bacteria.
  4. The innersole of the shoe should fit the shoe and should be firm with arch support that is comfortable and prevents the foot from rolling in or out.
  5. Soles should provide plenty of shock absorption to the balls of the feet and the heels to help soften the impact of running and jumping.

DON’Ts

  1. Slip-on shoes are a big no-no. The muscles and tendons of the feet are potentially forced to work much harder to keep the shoes from falling off and they often scrunch the toes to help keep the shoes on. This can lead to pain and serious deformities of the toes and arches, as well as long-term problems with overuse disorders.
  2. Straggly edges, seams or stitching on the material inside the shoe can cause injury from constant rubbing and should be avoided. Check the inside of the shoe with your fingers to feel for any sharp or uneven edges and don’t buy shoes that aren’t smooth to touch as they will irritate your child’s feet and cause friction injuries such as blisters.

Perfect fit guide to select new school shoes for your child:

  1. Length: new shoes should be around a thumb’s width longer than your child’s longest toe.
  2. Width: shoes should fit without constricting the sides of the feet or the toes. Little feet need room to move and shoes should have a wide and deep toe box to allow kids to wriggle their toes comfortably.
  3. Height: heels should have a broad base and heel height should never be more than 4cm.
  4. Ankle grip: the top of the shoe should fit around the ankle without rubbing.
  5. Heel fit: the heel of the shoe should grip comfortably around the heel.
  6. Comfort: your child should be able to walk and move naturally in the shoes without any changed behaviour or unusual walking patterns.



PODIATRY

High Heels

by Kate Dansie

high-heels

 

Women often make sacrifices for foot fashion, but at what price?

The perfect pair of heels can make an outfit, but with this style comes much suffering!

Many women wear high heels on a regular basis saying that they feel more feminine, confident and sexy. Unfortunately these perceived benefits can come at a huge cost to your short and long term foot health.

Studies have shown that wearing heels can have negative effects on your spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet while altering your posture and gait. Wearing heels higher than 2 inches on a regular basis can lead to adaptation of the muscles and tendons in the back and lower limbs. Calf muscles can tighten and shorten in habitual high heel wearers making them more prone to injury especially when switching from heels to bare feet or gym shoes.

There is an obvious risk of falls causing sprains and fractures especially when you mix high heels with alcohol and dancing!

Abnormal pressure areas placed on the foot by high heels may lead to other foot issues such as corns, callus, blisters, neuromas, bursitis and general overuse, especially of the forefoot.

Podiatry at Kinetic Rehabilitation and performance recommend the following tips regarding high heels:

  1. Try to limit your heels to less than 2 inches with a broad heel for stability.
  2. Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time especially if you plan on walking or standing for long periods.
  3. Stretch your calf muscles daily to help prevent injury.
  4. Buy a variety of shoes and alternate your shoes with more sensible footwear when possible.
  5. Buy your shoes in the afternoon, when your feet are their largest.
  6. Opt for shoes with leather insoles to prevent your foot from slipping.
  7. The slope of the shoe is more important than heel height when it comes to comfort. Look for a platform shoe to decrease the angle between the heel and the ball of the foot.
  8. See your podiatrist for footwear advice and treatment of any foot problems.

It’s all about moderation, too much of anything can be bad for you!

 



PODIATRY

Cracked Heels

by Kate Dansie

 

cracked-heels

 

For most of us, cracked heels are unsightly summer embarrassment that only seem to get worse as the warm months continue! The heels of our feet are under extra pressure in the summer months from hot, dry conditions and hard skin and calluses can develop quickly in these conditions, and without adequate care can quickly become dry and cracked. Cracked heels are often embarrassing and sometimes painful, they should always be taken seriously due to the health risks associated with infection if the heels start to split and bleed!

The use of inappropriate footwear in summer, such as thongs and flimsy sandals, can increase the risk for cracked heels due to rubbing, pressure and exposure of the heel to hot conditions that cause the heel to dry out.

Hot weather isn’t the only culprit when it comes to cracked heels – loading pressure on the heels that require them to be able to stretch and expand can cause cracks if the skin doesn’t have the required elasticity to cope. Standing for long periods of time, being pregnant or overweight can also add pressure to the heels and lead to cracking.

Underlying medical conditions such as lymphoma, diabetes, kidney disease and thyroid problems can cause dry, cracked heels and exacerbate the problem.  Skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema can also contribute to cracked heels.

Tips to heal and prevent cracked heels

  1. Apply a generous layer of moisturiser to your heels at the beginning of each day. The moisturiser will help to prevent cracking during the day and will allow your heels to recover overnight.
  2. Wear shoes when walking around, especially when walking on hot surfaces that can sap your feet of moisture and cause cracking.
  3. Use an emery board or a pumice stone after a shower to remove hard skin from around the heel area.
  4. If serious cracks develop, apply moisturiser and cover the area with sports tape to hold the moisture in and prevent the crack from getting worse. Do not attempt self-treatment if you have diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and /or kidney disease – apply a dressing and see your podiatrist or GP, as the area can quickly deteriorate into an ulceration.
  5. If the skin splits and bleeds apply antiseptic to prevent infection and keep it protected until it heals.
  6. Seek professional help form a podiatrist if cracked heels continue to be a problem; a podiatrist can treat cracked heels effectively to get them smooth and soft for the remainder of the summer.

 

 

 

 



PODIATRY

Sports Podiatry + Pronation

by Kate Dansie

 

Trail running. Freeze action closeup of man running. Shallow depth of field, focus on left shoe.

 

As we all know playing sport invariably comes with its own set of injuries, no matter what you’re getting involved in. High-impact sports such as netball, basketball, running, soccer or any sport involving your feet can lead to injuries needing specialist treatment. Sports podiatry looks specifically at injuries to the foot, ankle and lower leg sustained through participation in physical activity.
When you run, your foot hits the ground in a very specific pattern. The outside of your heel takes initial impact and then your foot turns inward to spread the impact across the front of your foot. This slight roll is called pronation and is how our feet absorb shock and adjust to uneven terrain. Over or under-pronating, however, can lead to serious injury, especially when this movement is repeated through regular sport.

Over-pronation is a common problem among athletes, which leads to joint misalignment, as your feet are constantly moving in a way that is less efficient and your joints realign themselves to compensate for this change. People with low arches often suffer from problems of over-pronation.

Over-pronation increases strain on muscles and tendons as they have to work double-time to provide extra support to your joints. The most common injuries that result from over pronation include sprained ankles and torn tendons and ligaments as your foot is rolling out too far, providing unstable support . Achilles tendonitis, knee injuries and shin splints can all be attributed to over-pronation as these are all repetitive strain injuries caused by huge amounts of added pressure being placed on those areas.

Podiatrists can evaluate the movement of not only your feet, but also your ankles, knees and hips to determine the degree of over-pronation and provide treatment to help restore a natural degree of pronation in your stride. Usually this would involve looking at your sports shoes and the fitting of a custom made orthotic device to provide extra support and reduce the strain on your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Orthotic devices are inserts that are placed inside your shoes to adjust imbalances and help reduce pain and discomfort so you can get out there and enjoy the sports you love.

For optimal recovery after a sports-related injury a podiatrist can give you the help you need to get back on the playing field.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY BLOG



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Heat OR Ice?

by Emily Peut

ice-vs-heat

 

Heat or ice?

One of the most common questions I get asked is whether to apply a heat or ice pack to a painful area or following an injury. This is a topic where there seems to be many health professionals providing different and often conflicting advice, leaving people uncertain on the best thing to do. Heat or ice that is applied correctly can be a significant help in short-term pain relief as well as help with healing and reducing surrounding muscle spasm and joint stiffness. Our bodies are constantly adapting to hot or cold environments by increasing or decreasing blood flow to different areas, therefore, these therapies are simply enhancing our bodies’ natural healing mechanisms.

To make it simple, I stick with two main rules: if it’s within 24 hours of an injury occurring, use ice and after that, apply heat. HOWEVER, there are some exceptions!

Heat packs

Applying heat to an ongoing injury has many benefits including:

  • Increasing blood flow to the area to help with healing
  • Temporary pain relief
  • Reducing muscle spasm
  • Decrease joint stiffness

The one time I would recommend heat for an acute injury is if it affects anywhere along the spine (i.e. back or neck). Ice on these areas can tend to increase muscle spasm and stiffness, therefore heat may be more beneficial.

The most effective form of applying heat is a wheat bag. Be careful not to overheat the bag and only apply for 15-20 minutes at a time.

There are some contraindications to using heat, so if you suffer from any of the following do not use this method!

  • Sensory issues (therefore unable to determine how hot or cold something is)
  • Infections
  • Malignant tumours
  • Acute injury (within 48-72 hours)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clotting/circulation disorders

Ice packs

The use of ice packs for acute injuries has long been a tradition, however, there is new evidence suggesting that it should be used conservatively. Ice is known to:

  • Constrict the blood vessels in the area causing a decrease in blood flow
  • Provide a ‘numbing’ type of pain relief
  • May either increase or decrease muscle spasm

A recent study has shown that athletes that applied ice following severe muscle damage had a delay in swelling, however, it did not accelerate recovery time (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2013).

Applying ice for too long has now been shown to:

  • Delay the healing process by preventing the inflammatory process from occurring
  • Impact on strength, speed, endurance and coordination

The one main benefit of ice is the ability to reduce pain in an acute injury. If you have suffered an acute injury, stop the activity straight away. Depending on the severity of the injury, it should be assessed by a physiotherapist or medical professional as soon as possible. If the injury is strictly muscular or related to other soft tissue, then compression should be applied and the area elevated where possible. Ice may be applied for 10 minute periods, every 2 hours as a method of pain relief. Ice application should not exceed the 24 hour period.

My advice

Acute Injury (within 24 hours) – Ice for 10 mins at a time with 2 hour break in between, 3-4 times or as needed for pain control.

Sub-Acute Injury (3-5 days) – Heat or ice for pain control can be used in conjunction (i.e. 10 minutes ice followed by 10 minutes heat) or heat alone.

Ongoing or chronic injury (After 5 days) – Heat pack for pain control 15-20 minutes at a time every 2 hours or as need be.

If you are unsure whether to use heat or ice on your injury, give us a call to for some more advice!

 



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Muscle cramps – the real cause and what to do

by Emily Peut

muscle-cramps

You know that horrible and intense pain that takes over a whole part of your body and stops you in your tracks? That is cramping. Nearly everyone has experienced a muscle cramp at some time or another.

But what is it exactly and why do we get them? And what can we do to stop them?
A muscle cramp is the sustained (and painful) contraction of at least one muscle. For a muscle to contract and work normally, it requires the brain to send signals through the nerves to tell it what to do. When the nerve and muscle systems work well together we can exercise for hours. But it is when this system becomes tired and unstable, it stops working properly and something like a cramp can occur.

This fatigue can generally be caused by factors such as:

• Dehydration
• Low blood glucose or muscle glycogen depletion (i.e. when the muscles have run out of their main energy supply)
• Following muscle damage (i.e. a strain or repetitive micro-tears from overtraining)
• High body temperature
• Severe salt/electrolyte loss (can be through sweating or dietary imbalances)
• Accumulation of naturally occurring toxins in the muscle (such as lactic acid)
• Reduced blood flow to a muscle (i.e. at night with less circulation to the extremities)

This means cramps are not necessarily the result of poor preparation or fitness. Unfortunately, some people are more prone to cramps than others due to a more sensitive neuromuscular system. The body generally produces pain as a warning system, however, it has been shown that cramps are merely a malfunctioning of the human body.

So what should we be doing when a cramp comes on and how to prevent them?

I’ve seen and heard so many different ‘remedies’ for treating muscle cramps – everything from stretching it out, massage, Powerade, magnesium or salt supplements or most recently, eating something spicy!

For a lot of people, drinking extra water, taking magnesium supplements or focusing on nutrition may have an impact on cramping. But we have to question why someone such as an elite athlete who would have all these factors well under control can still experience a cramp within the first minute of a race? They would be full nourished, hydrated and far from reaching the point of exhaustion.

New research from Nobel Prize winning scientists, is in fact pointing to the use of consuming something spicy as a way to shock the nervous system. As strange as this sounds, they have found that something this unpleasant can distract the nervous system that would otherwise be responsible for cramping, causing an inhibitory or ‘numbing’ type effect.

If you’re suffering from muscle cramps and unsure how to treat them come in and chat to one of our physios and work out what may be the best treatment measure for you! Who knows, maybe you just need to eat a good Vindaloo after training?

 



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Off-Season Training

by Emily Peut

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End of season – now what?

A common pattern I see is clients finishing up the end of a season and going into complete hibernation after all of their hard work that’s been completed over a season in terms of fitness and health. Don’t get me wrong, there is definately a need for rest and relaxation from strict training routines but the importance of maintaining some form of routine is underestimated and underutilised. Studies have shown that 1 month of complete rest  results in up to a 30% decrease in muscle strength and a 10-15% decrease in muscle mass, an increase in body fat as well as a 20% reduction in aerobic fitness. We all know how quickly those few months fly by before pre-season is starting up again and the struggle to get back out there is REAL!

 

What does this mean for an injury?

This is the time to get on top of any recent or ongoing injuries and prevent any future ones from occurring the following season. It has been shown that players with any untreated muscle or strength imbalances throughout their bodies at the end of the season, are 4-5 times more likely to sustain a muscle injury when returning to training.

Another common issue we see is players who haven’t maintained their fitness over the off-season and have issues adapting to the sudden increase in training load when returning to pre-season, leading to tendon issues or other muscle strains.

Or there’s the players who think that their injury at the end of season will recover with rest and may not notice it with daily activities. But as soon as pre-season starts again, there is a relapse of the injury.

 

Where should the focus be?

Off-season training programs should consist of a minimum of 2 sessions per week – 1 strength and power session (conditioning) + 1 high intensity interval training (HIIT) session with at least a 24 hour break in between. It’s just as important to not overload the body during your off-season and rest both physically and mentally.

 

So if you want to be in the best physical state for the start of pre-season contact one of the physios at Kinetic Rehabilitation + Performance for an assessment of your current injury or to start your off-season conditioning program in our gym. 

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY BLOG



PSYCHOLOGY

Neuroplasticity + Butterflies

by Maria Polymneas

butterfly

 

I have been working with a client for a while now, regarding a phobia related to vomiting.  Not just the act of vomiting, but the sounds of vomiting, the possibility of vomiting and even the likelihood of coming into contact with someone who is unwell and may vomit!  Her phobia has escalated in the last 6 months as her control over life has lessened.

We have tried the following:

  • desensitisation therapy
  • CBT focusing on distorted thinking
  • hypnosis to take her back to when it started – in hospital as a child.  Getting her to imagine being looked after by Mary Poppins while in hospital to bring on a sense of safety.

All of this has been focused on stopping the vomiting or the thoughts around vomiting and has NOT worked!

Then about 1 month ago, I had a thought that going with the stream is easier than fighting the stream. Or in this case… the vomit (dreadful metaphor I know…)

I suggested that instead of trying to stop herself from thinking or worrying about vomiting she needed to just go with it, BUT to imagine herself vomiting butterflies and letting them tickle as they came out.  She likes butterflies (I checked).

I instructed her to practice this throughout the day and eventually her brain would change her connections to vomiting (Pavlov and his dogs had something to do with this) from the disgust at vomiting to butterflies!

It worked and two weeks later she came in smiling! She was amazed – the brain is fantastic but the mind is even better.  As I’ve said previously, “If we can’t change our brain and tell it to believe in fantastic things, Vampire movies would never make any money!!”

We only needed to make a small change.  She was still bothered by the sound of vomiting, even when vomiting butterflies.  I suggested she change this sound to a music track she associated with butterflies, something light and ethereal.  And it just so happens that she had the perfect track that she used to study to – “Madam Butterfly”.

I have used the plasticity of the brain before for many things, including other phobias, but it’s the first time I have used it for this phobia.  You cam use it even with clients you don’t think are creative, as we do this naturally when developing phobias anyway, and it’s just another way to change our past, and recreate our future.

 



PSYCHOLOGY

Chronic Pain + Fear Avoidance

by Maria Polymneas

 

chicken-catcher

 

A couple of years ago I saw a client who will stay with me as an example of “I was lucky to ask the right questions at assessment”.

He was referred by his GP for ongoing back pain with anxiety and depression.  He was tall (over 6ft+) and thin and in his mid 30’s. He had injured his back at work and had lodged a Work Cover claim 18 months ago.  Treatment was a combination of medications, rest and passive physiotherapy (hot packs and electrotherapy).  He sat down in my room very slowly and woodenly (you have all seen these patients – he was frightened that he would cause further damage to himself).

He was a chicken catcher and hated his job and really hated chickens – “they were nasty, dirty things” and his workplace “stunk!”  Now remember ….. he was tall … chickens don’t jump up onto benches to be caught, you have to bend down while running after them.  That’s okay if you love chickens, but if you hate them???

Anyway, he had been retrenched and was happy about this.  He had decided that anything was better then being  a chicken catcher.  But what?  He didn’t have many skills and now he was badly injured.

As the session progress, I quickly realised that he had little pathology (all clear on MRI etc.) and that he had developed a chronic pain condition.  His life had become limited – he did very little – and went nowhere. He said “I’m finished mate and I’m only 36!”

Then I asked that fateful question that explained it all. “What are you frightened of?”  His response was “Ending up in a wheel chair.”  And he looked despondent.

Now, we have all heard this response many times from people with back pain.

The rest of the discussion went like this:

Me:    “Why would you think that.”

Him:  “My mate is in a wheel chair…”

Me:  “Well, he is probably paralysed”.

Him:  “No, he is not…he has back pain…”

Me:  “What bloody ##$@@%  would suggest a wheel chair for back pain.”

Him:  “No-one.  He found it when he was driving around on hard rubbish day and has been using it ever since!!!”

OMG… (quietly relieved that no health professional had recommended it to him)

Then I progressed to educate him about chronic pain and that he would NEVER need a wheel chair for this condition.  He was excited and confused as to why no-one had told him this before.  I suggested he had not told anyone the wheel chair story.  He hadn’t.

I referred him to a physiotherapist and they started a very active program of exercise.

He was sick of being in pain and wanted to get better and get on with life. He was an excellent gym attender and was excited with his progress.  I only needed to see him a few times to help with some minor issues as they arose.

Then he bounced in one day and told me with delight “I got a job as a circus hand for $1000 per week and I get to travel all around Australia.  I cant wait.”

I asked him what was required – it was VERY heavy work, often lifting 50-100 kgs, but it wasn’t chicken catching and that’s the point!!

He found the job himself, he could do it physically as he was much stronger, he was no longer fear avoidant and he had become more psychologically resilient.

BUT if I hadn’t found out about his fear of ending up in a wheel chair, challenging his beliefs about this and his general desire to improve, it would have been a different story.

His parting comment was “I told my mate about you and suggested he come in and see you, but I don’t think he is ready to let go of the wheelchair and get better!”

 



PSYCHOLOGY

Can you hypnotise chickens?

by Maria Polymneas

 

 

 

dog-maria

 

 

What is hypnosis?  Clients often ask me this question and the only experience they have had of this is watching a stage hypnotist get someone to cluck like a chicken.  Is this hypnosis?  Yes.  BUT it’s not hypnotherapy!

I equate it to you can cut a steak with your scalpel or you can use it for delicate brain surgery. It’s still a scalpel, but it has different uses with a different “user”.

 

Hypnosis is the process by which a person induces an altered state of attention or degree of awareness in another person. The process may result in a variety of phenomena, which occur spontaneously or in response to verbal suggestion. These phenomena include: alternations in consciousness and memory; increased susceptibility to suggestion; the production of responses and ideas unfamiliar to the person in the normal state of mind; or changes in behaviour, perceptions, or psychological processes.

 

People often hypnotise themselves without being aware they are doing this, like day-dreaming, and hypnotic-like states may occur in people regularly.

 

Hypnosis is not the same as sleep. It is not like an anaesthetic. You do not “pass out” and you are not unconscious when you are hypnotised. You do not lose control over your mind or your feelings. You do not weaker or surrender your will to any other person. In fact, your will-power may be strengthened with hypnosis.

 

In hypnosis, it is usual to feel relaxed, at ease, and you may well enjoy a special peace of mind. Many people comment on their feeling of comfort and security, or the sensation of lightness or floating. What is particularly pleasant about hypnosis is the fact that it is natural and safe when used by trained professionals, and almost everyone can learn to use it by themselves and be helped by it. It can be learned and used by adults, adolescents, and children alike.

 

Targeted hypnosis can assist with many conditions.  It can help change pain perception, assist with sleep, change hunger signals to assist in weight loss, modify cravings/habits to stop smoking and even to change your memories about events to extinguish phobias.

 

It is great as a basic relaxation.  I recently caught up with a client of 7 years ago and she told me that she was still using the hypnosis tracks I had made for her to relax to.

 

She started laughing and said “You’re not going to believe me when I tell you this.”  I waited…. You would be surprised at the things clients tell me!

 

“Well,” she said “As soon as I lie down on the bed and start your hypnosis CD, my dog runs to the bedroom, launches himself onto the bed and closes his eyes, falling asleep in seconds…. Sometimes he doesn’t even make it onto the bed before he is gone…. He loves your voice.”

 

So there you have it. I may not be able to hypnotise chickens, but dogs appear to be my speciality.

 

MASSAGE BLOG



MASSAGE

Tension Headaches

by Jenny MacKenzie

 

headaches

 

Over the last few months, I have been seeing an ever-increasing number of patients who are complaining of tension headaches. Tension headache, previously known as muscle contraction headache, it’s the most common type of headache. Its name indicates the role of stress, mental or emotional conflict in triggering the pain and contracting muscles in the neck, face, scalp, and jaw.

 

Tension-type headaches may also be caused by jaw clenching, intense work, missed meals, depression, anxiety, or too little sleep. Sleep apnoea may also cause tension-type headaches, especially in the morning. The pain is usually mild to moderate and feels as if constant pressure is being applied to the front of the face or to the head or neck.

 

Research has shown that in respect to tension headaches massage can:

– Reduce depression and/or anxiety

– Decrease perceived pain

– Decrease tension

– Reduce frequency of headache

– Reduce intensity

– Reduce duration

– Decrease medication usage

– Increase range of motion

 

Massage treatments when performed on a regular basis, help the body to maintain a relaxed muscles state, reducing tightness and spasms. By focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head massage and trigger pointing can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches, ultimately reducing the frequency and intensity of tension headaches. Many of my patients report that they have noticed a dramatic decrease in their headache frequency with regular massage treatments. Additionally, by increasing water intake, gentle stretching and applying heat to the neck and affected area, can also help with relieving the symptoms of a tension headache when they occur.

 

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The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing Australian Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Privacy Statement
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees within the company on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. Parliament has created specific offences for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.

Confidentiality
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such, any information concerning the Client and their respective Client Records may be passed to third parties. However, Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than [our manufacturer/supplier(s) and] if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client’s with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties. We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Company will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

Log files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Cookies
Like most interactive web sites this Company’s website [or ISP] uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Links to this website
You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website
We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Company will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

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