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A mid-year 'rant' from Dr Underwood

A mid-year 'rant' from Dr Underwood

More verbal incontinence from one of the masters of drivel… But, perhaps I promote myself too aggressively… This is to be a rant on the milder end of the spectrum. While I enjoy stimulating thought and opinion, both consonant and dissonant, perhaps a less polarising offering is appropriate for now.  So, there will be no references to my strong atheistic, pro-vaccination,...

The PHP team during isolation...

The PHP team during isolation...

So, you’ll no doubt have seen all the different ‘viral’ activities that seemingly everyone took part in during isolation and Stage 3 restrictions…sourdough baking became a competitive sport, every man and his dog (literally) formed some very strong opinions about a man called Joe Exotic and his many tigers, and we all got to watch the evolution of everyone’s loungerooms/spare...

It's time to get to know Taylor...

It's time to get to know Taylor...

We are so lucky to have a wonderful team at PHP, including our amazing reception team. Taylor is on reception each Saturday and while many of you might see her regularly, a lot of our regular week-day clients might not have had the chance to meet her. We recently chatted to Taylor and put together a little Q&A to help you...

Two bobs on COVID from Dr Alan...

Two bobs on COVID from Dr Alan...

At the risk of boring you all senseless, I am going to add my two bobs worth into the corona virus mix, for what it’s worth, as we are all – even the experts, dare I say – speaking from positions of tenuous worth...yet here it goes. From my reading of the various reports produced by my learned colleagues, I gather...

Supporting kids learning from home

Supporting kids learning from home

Feeling the aches and pains of working from home? Kids can feel it too. In lots of ways, children and teens are like mini adults, they can experience similar physical complaints including headaches, sore neck, sore back, and similar injuries and accidents, as well as their own unique issues like growing pains or foreign objects up noses!There have been a lot...

Keep active during Stage 3 restrictions

Keep active during Stage 3 restrictions

Five ways to stay active while still following Stage 3 restrictions: Go for a walk/jog/run around your block. Man’s best friend will love you for this one – grab the dog, or a person you usually live with, and head out for a walk around your local neighbourhood. This could be a great time to trial some new walking tracks or let...

Making 'work from home' work for you

Making 'work from home' work for you

Staying home can be tough. Sure, it sounds like a treat and, for many of us, being able to stay home and stay safe is a privilege, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make motivation to work, exercise, and generally look after ourselves difficult. Below are a few helpful ideas that can make staying home – whether on your own...

Working from home and your posture...

Working from home and your posture...

Working from home…for some, it’s a fun, pyjama-ridden, vacation from their normal routine, for others, it’s a complicated juggle with family and pets interfering and multiple people trying to use the kitchen table as their new desk. It’s not unusual that most households aren’t set up as fully-functioning offices and classrooms, so we understand that everyone is doing whatever they can...

Deep breathing for stress relief

Deep breathing for stress relief

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling wound up? Now is the perfect time to delve – even if only gently – into the world of meditation. Meditation, mindfulness, and breathing practices have proven very effective in helping to manage feelings of stress and overwhelm. There are some fantastic apps available to help you learn the practice of meditation – including ‘Calm’, ‘Insight Timer’, and ‘Headspace’....

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

With updates and new information released every day and shared with you through so many different forums, it can be hard to work out what to listen to and where to go for reliable information. We recommend familiarising yourself with guidelines from the Government websites including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Better Health Channel, and Health...