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Author:Matthew Stanlake

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Bared – a revolution in footwear

At Upwell, we love a daring entrepreneur. And with October being Foot Health Month, we sat down with Melbourne podiatrist turned shoe designer, Anna Baird, to talk to her about her successful shoe company, Bared, and some of the life lessons that came with starting...

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Physiotherapy

What Is Physiotherapy?

Suffering from back or knee pain? Or perhaps you're struggling with sore muscles and frequent injuries? Physiotherapy can help! This discipline is widely used for its ability to increase joint flexibility and range of motion. It not only relieves pain but also speeds up healing...

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osteoarthritis

Physiotherapy Exercises for Knee Pain

First, let's see what causes knee pain and how physio can help: Knee Pain at a Glance Knee pain is one of the most common yet overlooked musculoskeletal conditions. It can result from injuries to the hip or knee, or indicate another problem, such as arthritis,...

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osteoarthritis

Physio for Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis is one the most common forms of arthritis worldwide. This condition can affect the knee, hips, and spine, hands, and other joints. It's the primary cause of pain and disability among seniors. Though its symptoms can be successfully managed, there is no permanent cure...

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Chronic Pain Syndrome

Things People with Chronic Pain Wish You Knew

Chronic pain is one of the most widespread conditions worldwide. It affects one in five Australians, causing depression, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and irritability. Severe pain is just one of its many symptoms. Things aren't better in the U.S. either. This condition affects more Americans than...

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Stepthecope

Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad!

A fantastic piece from The Atlantic. https://goo.gl/G9Kbjx   A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis. For someone in her 30s, I’ve spent a lot of time in doctors’ offices and hospitals, shivering on exam tables in my open-to-the-front gown,...

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