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Alan Cooper retirement

Alan Cooper announces retirement

Alan Cooper set to retire as CEO in 2022 Following a lengthy career at The Friendlies Society Private Hospital, Alan Cooper announced his retirement as CEO effective 8 July 2022. Alan will work closely with the Board of Directors to assist with the selection of a new CEO and to ensure a smooth transition in the change of management. Mr Cooper started as the Director of Nursing at The Friendly Society Private Hospital in January 1998 and took on theMore
hot and cold therapy

Hot and cold therapy

Heat and cold therapy or ice packs, or a combination of both, have been common practice in injury management for centuries. With their use so widely accepted, you may wonder when it actually makes a difference. Heat When it comes to treating ongoing pain rather than a recent injury, heat therapy can be more effective than anti-inflammatories in treating pain, especially wrist and back pain. Heat can help to reduce pain or stiffness in the short term. It won’t fixMore
Woman with weights

Falls Prevention

The more active you are the better your chance of keeping your muscles strong and joints flexible. To avoid falls and injuries from falls, exercise to maintain or improve your balance, strength and flexibility. Our Physiotherapist supervised balance and falls prevention exercise class are a great starting point to improving your physical health. Our physiotherapist can also help design an exercise program that suits you. When looking at falls prevention, we must consider a variety of factors that increase theMore
Treatment for lymphoedema

What is lymphoedema?

What is lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is the accumulation of protein-rich fluids resulting in swelling of certain parts of the body. It is caused by the failure of the lymphatic system to adequately drain the fluid in the lymphatic circulation. Any part of the body can be affected by lymphoedema, but it tends to target the arms and legs. The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that drains this fluid (called lymph) from the tissues back into theMore