Members of the Westside Community Centre will be privy to an information session on foot health to be delivered by Charles Sturt University this Foot Health Week.
The information session, ‘Nose to Toes’, will be conducted at the Westside Community Centre in Albury on Monday 10 October from 10am until 11.30am and is free to attend.
Hosted by Charles Sturt Podiatrist and Clinical Educator in the School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences Ms Cate Melville and a senior podiatry student, this interactive session will outline how foot health is essential to maintaining mobility and independence for physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“Members of the Westside Community Centre approached us to do an information session for them about the importance of looking after one's feet,” Ms Melville said.
“They also wanted to know how one's foot health can be impacted by concurrent health conditions, and how foot health can impact the rest of their body.”
The session will commence with a presentation after which attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, with the event concluding with an afternoon tea.
Ms Melville said the partnership between Charles Sturt and the Westside Community Service provided far-reaching health benefits for the community.
“The information session is a great example of the holistic health benefits this partnership provides by connecting the local community with other healthcare services via the podiatry service,” she said.
“It also gives our podiatry students invaluable on-the-job workplace learning and experience while building relationships with the community.”
The event is a chance for attendees to hear all about the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to health.
“We have already helped many of the people who will be attending the session with health issues that are not directly related to their feet, largely because the people trust us enough to ask for help which is great,” Ms Melville said.
“This is a great example of outreach services that take health to people, rather than requiring people to seek out these services which some may not do which can be detrimental to their overall health.”