Can you believe it’s December already? We hope you’re all getting in the swing of the festive season and enjoying all things tinsel, wrapping paper and catching up with family and friends. We hope you survived the wet weather and fingers crossed we get some beautiful sunshine soon!
In our summer newsletter we talk about how to make sure we're getting enough Vitamin D without increasing your skin cancer risk. We’re finding out about some exciting new products available at the clinic, and we say goodbye to Bruce who retired at the end of November.
We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season, and an extra special Christmas filled with loved ones, food, laughter… and lots and lots of presents!
Until we see you next, be good to your backs and stay committed to your health. It has been a pleasure managing you this year, and we look forward to being of service to you and your family and friends in the year ahead.
The Ballarat Osteopathic Clinic team
This November saw Bruce retire from osteopathic practice. Bruce has owned and worked at the Ballarat Osteopathic clinic for the past 26 years. He has been a wonderful mentor and friend to Kym and Sally and we'll miss his smiling face and hearty laugh around the clinic.
We wish him well in his future endeavors and will keep an eye out for him on the many golf courses around Ballarat!
Vitamin D - Sun Exposure vs skin cancer risk
Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood; crucial for bone and muscle development, and in the prevention of osteoporosis. It can be found in some foods, but it is difficult to get enough Vitamin D from diet alone.
The sun is the best natural source of Vitamin D
One third of Australians are low in Vitamin D.....but 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70.
So.....how much sun is enough? For light skinned people on days with UV levels of 3 or below they should aim for 2-3 hours of midday winter sun spread over the week to the face, arms, hands (or equivalent area of skin).
On days the UV level is above 3 light skinned people should aim for just a few minutes of mid-morning or mid-afternoon sun exposure each day. People with naturally dark skin may need 3-6 times the sun exposure compared to those with fair skin.
We are now stockists of Therapeutic Pillow products!
We are excited to offer our clients access to quality, affordable therapeutic products.
The range includes:
pillows: traditional and memory foam
lumbar supports and wedges
heat packs and much more!
There is a huge range of products available and we have a number of pillows and heat packs in stock. You can check out the full product range and returns policy by going to their website https://www.the-pillow.com.au/
If we don’t have a particular item in stock we can order it in for you!
Christmas Gift Vouchers Available!
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for your special loved ones? We have the solution!
Available in any dollar amount of your choosing, vouchers can be used towards Osteopathic treatment or product purchase.
Give us a call at the clinic on 5333 5520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll organise a voucher for you.
Terms and conditions apply; Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Valid for Osteopathic treatment or product purchase. Not redeemable
for cash or refund.
_________________________________________________________________________________________Our appointments for late December are filling quickly, so book in to ensure we take care of all your aches and pain in the lead up to Christmas.
Our clinic opening hours over the Christmas/New Year period are: Mon Dec 25th - Closed Tues Dec 26th - Closed Wed Dec 27th - Closed Thurs Dec 28th - 11am - 6pm
Fri Dec 29th - 9am - 1pm
Mon Jan 1st - Closed
All other opening hours remain unchanged.