My Health & Wellbeing Allies

H.

the commitment of Honey

Honey is my home visiting remedial massage therapist who I see twice a week.

“I like my time with Honey, not only does her skills improve my overall body function and wellbeing but she sings all these special songs for me and I do my best to respond in some way to show her how much I enjoy her time with me.”

N.

the reliability of Ngaire

Ngaire is my home visiting podiatrist who I see approximately every six weeks.

As mentioned else where on my website -“having the right people” involved in your health and wellbeing –   including one’s feet- is paramount.

‘Home visits are ideal for me,  as I hate ‘waiting’, and I know it helps mum as well not having to transport me .’

My appointments are booked (appointment to appointment) and a telephone reminder the day before – showing good communication and service delivery. (Nygarie has never ever forgotten an appointment..)

“Although, I guess I’m somewhat sensitive to having my toenails manicured.”

I do like seeing Nygarie who is always happy, talks with me and does her best to get me to smile-as well as maintaining my foot care.

GP.

the support of my GP

The best doctors do more than diagnose. They coordinate our complete health care, keep us staying healthy to limit any need for hospital visits, as well as addressing the huge amount of paper work required for many aspects of our lives… thus a positive ongoing relationship with a caring GP is PRICELESS!!

“MY GP IS……… DR COLIN METZ…… WHO I THINK SEES ME AS A ‘PERSON FIRST’ BEFORE MY DISABILITY, HE CERTAINLY TREATS ME WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT – HAS A GENTLE APPROACH – IS A GOOD LISTENER (TO MUM TRYING TO COVER EVERY ASPECT OF MY WELLBEING) AND ALWAYS SHOWS AN EMPATHETIC QUALITY….. and of course a sense of humour.”

Thank you Dr Metz……..

D.

the fine art of Dentistry

GHANA SPAILE – dentist at Prince of Wales Hospital has been Angela’s dentist for many years.

“I HATE HAVING MY TEETH CHECKED…….but I like seeing Ghana —she always talks to me and sometimes sings as well.

 Mum says……

“Ghana is a great dentist and has cared for Angela since she was a toddler. She treats Angela with dignity and respect.”

P.

the skill of my Pedorthist

“Alfredo Roldan of Robment Pty Ltd.—is my new Pedorthist who makes my customised orthopaedic boots allowing me greater comfort, correction and function.”

Previously for many years Ron Hewson (now retired) of R & D Footwear– made me many a pair of hand made shoes for feet which certainly don’t come under the heading of normal.

The boots with orthotic correction, along with callipers allows me to be assisted while walking for small distances and maintaining some weight bearing – extremely important for me being mostly a wheelchair user.