ALLIED HEALTH

Warnervale Dental

Dr David Bassal, Dr Peter Clark and Dr Ned Restom


 

Hours:

Monday - Friday  9am to 5pm

Saturday 9am to 1pm

Late appointments available on request.

To book an appointment call (02) 4392 0990

Visit the website:  https://www.warnervaledental.com.au

Physio For You

Open 5 days, 8am to 6pm

For an appointment call (02) 4394 0444 or (02) 4392 1547 

Clinical Psychologist

Linda Drake

Linda Drake completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology in 1997 at Macquarie University after completing her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology with Honours in 1988.

Linda is a registered Psychologist providing services at the Warnervale Medical Complex who also assists in training and supervision of psychology students.

Linda continually maintains her clinical and other professional skills by regularly attending conferences, workshops and specialist skills training sessions.

Linda has a special interest in adolescent & family counselling.

Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Melinda Sullivan

Melinda completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 1999 at the University of Newcastle.

Melinda now practices Speech Pathology specialising in assessment and therapy for speech, language and literacy difficulties in children.

PODIATRIST

Torin O’Grady has been operating Lakes Podiatry since 2008. The clinic has been offering top-quality podiatry treatment and orthotic therapy to the residents of Gorokan and its surrounding areas for over a decade. Midway through 2009 Torin expanded Lakes Podiatry and opened clinics in Mangrove Mountain and at the  Warnervale GP Super Clinic.

Lakes Podiatry focuses on biomechanical assessments and orthotic manufacturing, with particular interest in:

  • Posture and gait analysis

  • Sports podiatry

  • Orthotic therapy

  • Paediatric assessment

  • Dance

  • Leg-length discrepancy assessment / shoe raises

  • Heel spurs

  • Morton’s Neuroma

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Drop Foot Syndrome treatment

  • Hammer-toe treatment

  • Foot complaints

  • Back pain

  • Scoliosis related complaints

 

For an appointment, please call (02) 4356 2500

http://www.lakespodiatry.com.au/

Feast For Health

DIETITIAN

A dietitian from Feast for Health will consult in relation to the following:-

  • Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

  • Weight Loss

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Cancer

  • Weight Gain (difficulty gaining weight)

  • Eating Difficulties (eg loss of appetite, taste changes, chewing/swallowing problems)

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

  • Gut and Bowel Disorders (eg Irritable bowel, reflux, hiatus hernia, diverticulities)

  • Gout

  • Kidney Problems

  • Childhood Nutrition (eg fussy eating, overweight etc)

  • Athletes / Sports Nutrition

  • General Healthy Eating

HEARING SERVICES

Australian Hearing is the nation’s leading hearing specialist and largest provider of Government funded hearing services.  Established by the Australian Government in 1947.

Loss of hearing is often a gradual process. Hearing loss is invisible and more common than people think. Some of the early warning signs of hearing loss are:

  • you can hear but not understand

  • you find it hard to hear in noisy situations or groups of people

  • you think people mumble

  • you need turn the TV up louder than others

  • you don’t always hear the doorbell or the phone.

Call to make an appointment on (02) 4397 7500

http://www.hearing.com.au/

Allied Health Services - Off Site

ADVANCED WOUND CARE SERVICES

Did you know: Nearly half a million Australians a day suffer from chronic wounds?

A specialist wound clinic called the Advanced Wound Care Service (AWCS) is now available at 2 of our practices:

Toukley Family Practice, 37-41 Canton Beach Road, Toukley and Mariners Medical, 3/1 Bryant Drive,  Tuggerah. The clinic provides thorough assessment, treatment and management of complex chronic wounds that are proving difficult to heal, and is the only service of its kind available on the Central Coast located in a General Practice setting.

AWCS offers a comprehensive wound care service for the Central Coast community.  This unique clinic utilises an integrated care approach involving an experienced team and services comprising of a qualified wound care nurse, GPs, Pain management, physiotherapy and other allied health support. AWCS clients are cared for as individuals who deserve highly personalised care and attention to ensure optimal healing.

Low frequency ultrasound is included in assisting wound therapy – this can help to kick start the wound healing process.

 

What is a chronic wound?

A chronic wound involves a wound ‘that is failing to heal as anticipated or that has been stuck in any one phase of wound healing for a period of six weeks or more’. The Australian Wound Management Association recommends you see an expert when a wound is proving difficult to heal.

In the past 4 weeks, have you or someone you care for experienced a wound that has:

  • not improved

  • increased in size

  • become difficult to live with (pain/leakage/smell)

  • interfered with everyday activities

  •  negatively impacted on sleep and rest

If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions, you should seek advice from a wound expert.

Our aim at Advanced Wound Care Service (AWCS) is to help you achieve optimal healing outcomes, whilst using a comprehensive range of products based on evidence based practice approach.

 

Why won’t wounds heal?

Many local and systemic factors can delay or impair wound healing, some of these factors may include:

  • Malnutrition- inadequate supply of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and trace elements essential for all phases of wound healing.

  • Reduced Blood supply - Cardiovascular disorders and Ischemia.

  • Medication - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Corticosteroids.

  • Chemotherapy - suppresses the immune system and inflammatory response.

  • Radiotherapy - increases production of free radical which damage cells.

  • Psychological stress and lack of sleep- increase risk of infection and delayed healing.

  • Obesity - decreases tissue perfusion.

  • Infection -prolong inflammatory phase, use vital nutrients, impair epithelialisation and release toxins.

  • Reduced wound temperature - prolonged dressing changes or use of cold cleansing products.

  • Underlying Disease - Diabetes and Autoimmune disorders.

  • Maceration - excess wound exudates or contact with bodily fluids reduces wound tensile strength.

  • Inappropriate wound management

  • Patient compliance

  • Unrelieved pressure

  • Immobility

  • Substance abuse including alcohol and cigarette smoke

Studies show that patients who suffer from anxiety or depression about their physical condition usually experience a much slower healing process than those patients with an upbeat attitude.

 

Living with a wound, whether acute or chronic, entails lifestyle adjustments which can cause stress. Stress is proven to disrupt wound healing, primarily through its ability to increase the body’s level of glucocorticoids which suppresses immune responses, as well as reducing cellular immunity. However, with the proper physical and emotional support, patients can successfully navigate this journey and feel as though finally they are being heard and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

The AWCS clinic provides thorough assessment, treatment and management of complex chronic wounds that are proving difficult to heal, and is the only service of its kind available on the Central Coast located in a General Practice setting. This unique clinic utilises an integrated care approach involving an experienced team and services comprising of a qualified wound care nurse, GPs, Pain management, physiotherapy and other allied health support. AWCS clients are cared for as individuals who deserve highly personalised care and attention to ensure optimal healing.

 

The AWCS is run by RN Sharon Bradshaw who is a wound care and lymphedema nurse with over 20 years of field experience in wound care and many aspects of nursing. She is also undertaking a Cosmetic Dermatology course.

Call Toukley Family Practice on (02) 4352 8600 or Mariners Medical on (02) 4356 2555 to find out more.

Warnervale GP Super Clinic logo

3 Mary MacKillop Drive, Woongarrah NSW 2259

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

*some evenings until 7pm, please confirm with reception

Saturday 8.30am - 1.pm (GP only - no nurse)

For Appointments Call : (02) 4356 2500

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