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Podium | Inform Podiatry Newsletter | December 2016
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2016 has been a busy year including a research project, 2 conference presentations (Podiatry New Zealand Conference and Queensland Podiatry Conference) and a house renovation (the outside of the house is now light blue, not green and the scaffolding should be removed before Christmas).

I was recently in Western Australia with my wife Delma and we had a quick road trip around the south west corner.  This photo was taken at Lucky Bay (east of Esperance) in WA.  It's some of the most stunning coastline I've seen.

Inform Podiatry will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen on Monday 9th January 2017.  I wish you all a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Barry Matthews

New Inform Podiatry Website

The website has been redesigned to look and function the same on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

A blog section has been added which will eventually contain all of my information sheets.  Currently there are information sheets on diabetes but new content will be uploaded weekly and promoted through Facebook, TwitterGoogle+ and Linkedin.  Follow Inform Podiatry on one of these social media platforms to keep updated (click on your preferred icon below).

The patient booking gateway (online appointments) can be accessed from any Book Appointment button on the website or the Book Now button on Facebook.  It provides 24/7 access to an easy and convenient option to book your appointment online.
 
Further website developments for 2017 include FAQ and Services Provided pages.

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Holiday Fun for your Children

"I'm bored"  Heard it before? 

Ruben Meeman (The Surfing Scientist) has lots of cool science tricks that children can try at home.  They'll be amused for hours while learning about the wonders of science at the same time.

Featured Blog | Sandals and Orthoses

When you need your orthoses but they don't fit in your sandals.

Key Points:

  • Footwear companies are making sandals with removable foot beds
  • Inform Podiatry supplies custom foot orthoses for these sandals

GOMA and QAG

If you like your cinema then the Gallery of Modern Art is showcasing a collection of films that explore how we view and engage with the natural world. 'This Land is Mine | This Land is Me' considers the philosophy and politics of land ownership and the balance between exploitation, cultivation and sustainability.  GOMA is also celebrating it's 10th birthday this month.

Queensland Art Gallery has an exhibition of Art in Papua New Guinea from 1966-2016 which presents work by artists from Papua New Guinea created from the mid-1960s, through Independence in 1975, until today. The exhibition focuses on the vibrancy of contemporary artistic expression.

The QAG currently has a concentrated presentation of Australian collection highlights on display during QAG's Collection Storage Upgrade.  This stunning salon hang includes some audience favourites — iconic paintings by Rupert Bunny, Vida Lahey, R Godfrey Rivers, Russell Drysdale and Nora Heysen, and many others.  Moving Pictures | Towards a Rehang of Australian Art.

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