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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do you believe an orthopaedic mattress is better your back than a regular spring one?

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    Dr Gail Jamieson

    Geriatrician (Aged Care Specialist)

    GeriatricianSPECIAL INTERESTS Dementia (including behavioural and psychological symptoms), capacity assessments, advanced care planning, comprehensive geriatric assessments, medication rationalisation, and community care. View Profile

    I think definitely a supportive mattress does make a big difference. Also heights of beds and chairs are very important. Ergonomics around the house are very important in later life and will make a huge difference in the quality of your life by getting them right.
    Shoes are important particularly as keeping active is so important in later life, and good footwear can reduce the risk of falling. They have some quite good looking shoes around now for the elderly as well. 

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    Sandra McFaul


    Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain or neck pain? Based in SYDNEY, Sandra is 1 of ONLY 15 Physiotherapists in Australia with ADVANCED … View Profile

    The most important thing is to test out the matress in the store.  It needs to be firm but not too firm.  Lie down on the matress for half an hour and fully test it out.  Hope this helps…

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