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BJJ Camp Physio Fight

Taking part in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training camp is a tough and arduous experience, one which is designed to improve your competence but can easily result in injury. Martial art injuries are not uncommon, often due to overly aggressive sparing or a lack of warming up. Fortunately, most camps will have an on-site physiotherapy clinic with a qualified physiotherapist to assist with prevention and recovery. To help you to prolong your training and minimise the risk of having to visit the physio, this guide will provide practical advise to assist with warming up and cooling down.

Atishoo? No, Deep Tissue! Using Massage To Eleviate Allergy Symptoms

While spring is the time of year many people suffer severe allergy symptoms, autumn is not much fun either. The constant wind which accompanies autumn storms means there are plenty of allergen spores currently moving through the air. The mobile allergens mean yet another season of sinus congestion, watery eyes and sneezing. As someone newly diagnosed as suffering from seasonal allergies, you already know that medication plays a part in reducing the impact of the allergens.

3 Facts about the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for Prospective First-Time Beneficiaries

The Australian Federal Government helps patients receive quality and affordable medical services by paying Medicare rebates. The Government prescribes different schedule fees for a range of tests, consultations, and procedures. Note that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is responsible for the provision of rebates for prescription medication since the charges are not under MBS. Here are some facts about MBS that prospective first-time beneficiaries might find useful.   How it Works -- After the Australian Government sets schedule fees for each medical service, consumers may claim 100% of the costs if they usegeneral practice services.

A Short Guide to Melanoma Skin Cancer

Melanoma skin cancer is a type of skin cancer which develops from skin cells called melanocytes. As Cancer Australia explains, melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in Australia, accounting for an estimated 10.4% of cancer diagnoses in 2018. Melanoma has a high five-year survival rate, and the main danger is in cancer spreading to other organs. This means that early diagnosis is vital. This short guide will explain what the symptoms of melanoma skin cancer are, how it is diagnosed, how it can be prevented, and what treatment options are available.

When do You Need to See a Travel Doctor --- and What Information Does the Doctor Need?

If you're leaving for a holiday outside of Australia in the near future, you'll be wise to see a travel doctor as soon as possible. Travel doctors are uniquely suited to help patients who are traveling outside the country because they're experts in illness, disease, and prevention of infectious diseases. Your travel doctor can evaluate your needs for special vaccinations and can help you prepare for your upcoming journey so that you can have the healthiest and safest holiday possible.