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REDHS News – 26 July 2022

Service Profile: Podiatry
Podiatrists are often thought of for care of general skin and nail conditions but the range of services they provide is much broader.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s podiatry team can assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate many feet and lower leg conditions.
Our podiatrists can help to prevent but also manage complications of diabetes, circulatory or neurological issues such as wounds.
They can work with balance or movement challenges resulting in falls or pain; foot or lower limb deformities such as flat feet and bunions; and soft tissue and muscular conditions like sport or overuse injuries.
The REDHS podiatry team is available for appointments on site in Rochester; from the consulting room behind Elmore Primary Health every second Tuesday; and from Waranga Health (Rushworth) on Mondays and Thursdays.
Podiatry clients of any age can self-refer or be referred through their GP, and Government funding may be available.
For more information, or to book an assessment, contact the Intake Officer on (03) 5484 4465.

Our Work: Health Promotion
Through our health promotion activities, REDHS strives to keep local people well.
This work is complemented by partner health promoting services including Campaspe Shire Council, Campaspe Prevention & Population Health, Echuca Regional Health and Kyabram District Health.
Health promotion supports our community to choose healthy behaviours, and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and other illnesses.
This includes exercise classes, fitness sessions for older adults and strength and balance activities at REDHS.
It covers our drug and alcohol prevention programs, and the promotion of sexual health and positive body image among young people.
We promote nutrition, physical activity and mental health at local schools and provide healthy lifestyle education at community events.
As a member of the Healthier Campaspe alliance, REDHS highlights national health and wellbeing events like RU Ok? Day and Daffodil Day and supports healthy food and drink choices within the organisation.
Our health promotion activities further extend to REDHS staff, through health, wellbeing and achievement programs which aim to create a safe, happy and rewarding workplace.
To learn more, contact the Health Promotion team on (03) 5484 4400.