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Bone Density Testing
Bones become thin, fragile and break easily.
It s largely preventable and treatable, but
Ainsie PharmaSave Compounding Chemist Edgar St PH 6248 7708 Testing Tue 9th Aug
BELCONNEN Terry White Chemists Westfield Level 2 (near Aldi) PH 62514767 Testing Fri 26th
BELCONNEN Terry White Chemists Westfield Level 1 (opp Comm Bank) PH 6251 5125 Testing 1st Sept
CANBERRA CITY City Market Chemist Canberra Centre
PH 6249 8074 Testing Wed 10th
CANBERRA CITY Develins City Chemist Garema Pl
PH 6248 5250 Testing Wed 24th
GUNGAHLIN Gungahlin Soul Pattinson Chemist Marketplace (opp Woolworths)
PH 6253 9292 Testing Thu 25th
Griffith Pharmacy 12 Barker St
PH 6295 6725 Testing Mon 22nd
Kaleen Plaza Pharmacy Kaleen Village
PH 6241 2453 Testing Mon 8th
QUEANBEYAN Amcal Max Queanbeyan Monaro St
PH 6297 6570 Testing Tue 23rd
Red Hill Pharmacy Duyfken Place
PH 6295 8046 Testing Fri 2nd Sept
ODEN Chemist Warehouse Woden 24 Corrina St PH 6281 4884 Testing Thu 11th & Fri 12th
Lanyon Australian Pharmacy Lanyon Marketplace PH 6284 8555 Testing Wed 7th Sept
JERRABOMBERRA Pharmacy Jerrabomberra Shopping Centre
PH 6299 9785 Testing Wed 31st Aug
MANUKA Manuka Pharmacy Manuka Arcade Franklin St
PH 6295 0059 Testing Mon 5th Sept
WANNIASSA Erindale Australian Pharmacy Erindale Shopping Centre PH 6231 6550 Testing Thu 8th Sept
WESTON Cooleman Court Australian Pharmacy Cooleman Court Weston PH 6288 1867 Testing Tue 6th Sept
Cost just $40 by appointment only contact participating pharmacies
You can t feel your bones getting thinner
Assess your risk early
so you may not know this has happened
until you break a bone!
with a safe, reliable inexpensive ultrasound
bone density test.
Every consultation includes information about
the role of calcium vitamin D and exercise.
Test Bone Density Every 2 Years as
Bone is Living Tissue and Not Static
Australian Bone Density Testing Centre Phone 03 98220044 www.bonedensitytesting.com.au
At these pharmacies in August & September
A Bone Health Wellness
Beneficial for All Adults
Find out if you can be helped.
Chest pain is a common and worrying symptom
that often leads people to the hospital emergency
room. The doctor faced with such a patient
needs to make a careful assessment and
diagnosis to see if the symptom is heart-
related or otherwise. Many patients find
that after careful medical assessment
they are cleared of any heart problem, but
that the chest pain persists, leaving them
somewhat relieved but still suffering and
confused. A very common cause of chest
pain is what may be called 'mechanical
chest pain'. This can be caused by irritation
to the nerves supplying the skin, muscles or
bones of the chest as they leave the spine.
Doctors of chiropractic are experts in
the diagnosis and management
of spine-related disorders,
including many cases of chest
pain, and many sufferers report
a satisfying resolution of their
problem through safe, natural
To arrange a FREE SPINE CHECK
call the Canberra Spine Centre
on 6257 9400.
ARE YOU IN PAIN?
Phytlinc Physiotherapy has a variety of innovative
programs that can help relieve your pain and get you
• Relaxation massage
• Exercise rehabilitation
• Dry needling
• Orthotic therapy
For those who want to find out more, Phytlinc
Physiotherapy has a great FREE offer!!!
With every Initial Physiotherapy Consultation * you get
a FREE 30 Minute relaxation massage if you mention
Stop putting up with pain, call today.
Hurry this offer ends 19th Aug 2011 and is limited to
the first 10 callers.
* Conditions apply.
Ph: 6223 2366
3/17 Sidney Nolan St,
There is a new physio in town
Great news: Physiotherapist
Jody Watson is interested in
manual therapy techniques and
welcomes a new, highly experi-
enced physiotherapist to the team
and is now providing extended
opening hours and a variety of
new therapy services.
Phytlinc Physiotherapy has
been providing critical physio-
therapy services to the com-
munity in the Lanyon Valley for
nearly three years and after
months of searching locally and
internationally Phytlinc owner
and physiotherapist Linda Clee
welcomes Jody Watson to the
Ms Watson hails from Dunedin,
New Zealand. Since she graduat-
ed from the University of Otago in
2003 with a Bachelor of Physio-
therapy (BPhty), she has been
working in private practice,
predominantly in Dunedin but has
also completed a stint in Christ-
church and in England.
Ms Clee believes that Jody's skill
set perfectly complements the
skills and practices of her team,
which includes two physiotherap-
ists, two exercise therapists and a
"We offer a wide range of
therapy services including pilates,
hydrotherapy, dry needling and
relaxation massage," she said.
"We work with our patients
through their entire rehabilitation
process from acute injury man-
agement, transitioning smoothly
through the different stages of
recovery to functional exercise
rehabilitation and maintenance
To find out how Phytlinc Physio-
therapy can help you, phone
6223 2366 and take advantage of
a free offer for Chronicle readers.
Find help for your arm pain
ARM pain can develop from
a number of sources.
Repetitive muscle and ten-
don strain in the elbow or
shoulder can cause arm pain.
Another common cause is
irritation of the nerves that
control the arm as they leave
the cervical spine (neck).
The nerves that pass
between vertebrae in the
lower neck control all the
muscles, skin and circulation
into the arm and hand. When
these nerves are stretched or
irritated by misalignment of
the vertebrae, patients often
feel pain, "burning'', or "pins
and needles'' in the skin of the
arm and hand.
Alternately, muscles may
not be able to contract or
relax properly, causing "deep
muscle pain'' or contributing
to repetitive strain injuries.
Medication in these cases will
dull the pain, but won't get to
Many patients find great
relief from their arm pain
with safe, natural chiro-
practic care, without the need
for drugs or surgery.
To arrange a free spine
check, phone the Canberra
Spine Centre on 6257 9400.
Don't let Osteoporosis steal your quality of life
Professional: Australian Bone Density Testing
Centre director Evelyn Holsman.
together with the Australian
Bone Density Testing Centre,
are urging people of all ages to
give more attention to the
health of their bones, and
Healthy Bones Week is a per-
fect time to start.
To personalise the import-
ance of bone health, there will
be bone density testing at a
number of pharmacies on sel-
ect days in August and
Osteoporosis means bones
become thin, fragile and
break easily and currently in
Australia there is an osteo-
porotic fracture every five to
Bones reach peak strength
around the age of 25. From
approximately 35, both men
and women can slowly start to
lose bone strength at about
1 per cent a year.
The outstanding fact is that
osteoporosis is largely pre-
ventable and treatable and
does not have to be a conse-
quence of getting older.
Because you can't see it or
feel it many people don't know
that bone loss has occurred
until they break a bone. It's
therefore a good idea to check
bone density every two years.
Conducted by ultrasound, the
tests assess fracture risk, cost
$40, are 100 per cent safe and
include a written result and
In the latest information
regarding screening for osteo-
porosis, the United States Pre-
ventative Services Task Force
states that quantitative ul-
trasound effectively predicts
fracture risk in postmenopau-
sal women and men.
Canberra pharmacies have
been hosting bone density
testing now for more than a
Australian Bone Density Te-
sting Centre director Evelyn
Holsman is proud of the
"Participants receive more
than a bone density test; con-
sultations provide infor-
mation to quantify, personal-
ise and enable people to make
informed bone health choices
to prevent or delay pro-
gression toward age-related
All people tested, regard-
less of age and their level of
risk, receive information
about calcium, vitamin D,
exercise and more.
You are never too young or
too old to keep bones healthy
with a view to preventing or
treating age-related pro-
gression toward osteoporosis.
For more information, visit
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