Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinencewound care, children’s health, NDIS information, carer and support worker information and nutrition. In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health.

Understanding Constipation

Understanding constipation & laxatives Constipation can happen for many reasons and commonly occurs when a stool passes through your body at a slower rate than normal. The slower the food passes through the digestive tract, the more water will absorb into your...

Achieve More with your NDIS Plan

Achieve More with your NDIS PlanYour NDIS Plan is unique to you. It is a document that outlines your needs, goals, aspirations and disability supports required. You will receive access to assistance when it comes time to put your plan together, however making sure...

Exercising with incontinence

Exercising with incontinenceLiving and exercising with incontinence can pose many challenges. Your workout routine can be directly affected by unwanted leakage due to strain from exercise. Studies have shown that sadly, up to 20% of women have reported quitting their...

Is your school ready for your child?

Helping your school get ready for your childThings to consider in developing a health care plan to support a child with a disability or chronic disease When starting at a new school, many families will organise ways to support their child with all the expected changes...

Common summer health hazards

Common summer health hazards Summer remains a favourite season for many Australians. The sun is shining, the beach awaits your return and holiday mode is in the air. Unfortunately, along with these perks comes some potential hazards that are synonymous with the summer...

Exercise: Get moving in 2020

Exercise: Get moving in 2020Exercise is great for both physical and mental health; the benefits of moving even just a little bit more each day are significant. Exercise can increase your energy levels, maintain and strengthen bone and muscles, help with brain function...

Exercising when unwell

Can I exercise if I'm sick? Here are the answers you need...Sweat it out or stay on the couch and rest up – it can sometimes be tough to know which choice to make when you’re not feeling 100%. We’re constantly told that exercise is important for maintaining health and...

Skin repair & wound healing

Skin repair: delayed healing or chronic woundsWhen managing wound care, there are two types of wounds that can occur, acute wounds that usually heal within 2 - 4 weeks, or chronic wounds that are delayed in healing and stay around from 6 weeks or so to several...