Welcome to Kon-Tiki News, the only newsletter for the Kon-Tiki Medical Centre on the Sunshine Coast. The new year is well and truly underway and Kon-Tiki is striving forward with bringing the coast new and vital health services. It’s a short newsletter this month but we’re introducing a new service for the clinic and learning what it means to need a feeding tube.
Read on and enjoy!
At the end of January we’ve got some new additions to the Kon-Tiki family. The excellent team of All Abilities are expanding their practice into our rooms here in Maroochydore. Dedicated to child and family therapy — through psychology, occupational therapy, and speech therapy — All Abilities are a fantastic addition for our facility and we’re welcoming them with open arms!
They’ll be operating out of our rooms as of the 31st of January, and will be here on Thursday mornings and all day Fridays. Referrals to see the team should be sent to their clinic at Noosa Heads. Just let them know you’d like to see them at our rooms in Kon-Tiki, and you’re all sorted!
Varicose veins are veins that have become visibly twisted and swollen, commonly occurring in the legs and feet. While the cause of varicose veins is largely unknown, and the only effect some people suffer is the appearance, others can have more distinct, varying symptoms. These may include aching legs and skin irritation, and while not often a major health concern, complications can arise that can become serious.
There are several treatments that can fix varicose veins and the best treatment for you will depend on the severity of the veins and your personal preferences, but this is where we come in!
And alongside the varicose veins, we will also be able to administer musculoskeletal injections such as cortisone. This injection is performed in order to reduce (or eliminate) pain associated with a variety of disorders such as bursitis, arthritis, and even nerve pain.
This clinic and these services won’t be opening until mid to late March so more information will come with our newsletter next month, but for now it’s something to think on!
Since 2011, Feeding Tube Awareness Week has worked to promote the positive benefits of feeding tubes as life saving medical interventions. It educates the broader public on the medical reasons that children and adults alike are tube fed, while also connecting similarly affected families to help them feel less alone.
This year, from the 4th of Feb to the 8th, check out their website for more information on what exactly it means to have a feeding tube, and just how you can help support those in the community affected. Follow this link and have a look!