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This podcast is the quickest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough about “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help, and what they do… to you. This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

This podcast is the quickest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough about “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help, and what they do… to you. This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.
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This podcast is the quickest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough about “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help, and what they do… to you. This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

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Episodes

Did you miss the 'mindfulness' memo?

9/22/2019
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Do you feel like everyone is talking about ‘Mindfulness’ yet you missed the critical explainer about what it means to be ‘mindful’ or how it can help your health? On this episode of Health Speak, Penny Terry talks with clinical psychologist and mindfulness trainer Miranda Stephens and finds out exactly what we do when we’re being mindful, hears about the different ways to learn about and practice mindfulness and gets a idea of when some specific training might be useful to your health. SHOW...

Duration:00:12:17

Corollas and backpacks are keeping people out of hospital

9/16/2019
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Primary Health Services have been referred to as the poor cousin of hospital services… but have you ever heard what Primary Health actually refers to? On this episode of Health Speak Penny Terry walks into a building that is the base for heaps of different health services that are available to you in the community. She finds out what Primary Health really means, meets Nurse Practitioner Meredith Prestwood and gets the low down on one innovative program that uses Corollas and backpacks to...

Duration:00:11:14

Do you discriminate against your ears?

9/9/2019
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How far down your list of health priorities is your hearing? The average time people put off having their hearing checked is seven years! In this episode of Health Speak, Penny Terry chats with audiologist Clare Combey to find out why we seem to be so lax when it comes to looking after our hearing health, particularly when it can have some very dire consequences on the quality of our lives, our relationships and our health. Plus, you might also be missing out on some really cool tech that...

Duration:00:12:23

An Exercise Physiologist won't make you run 5 kms

9/1/2019
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The first thing Marcus Burston does when he meets a new client is explain his job. Marcus is an Exercise Physiologist, also known as an EP or an Exercise Phys. Marcus reckons most people either turn off or quickly turn the other way as soon as they hear the word exercise, afraid that he’s going to make then run five kilometres. In this episode of Health Speak Penny Terry learns why an exercise physiologist is more like an Engineer and less about turning you into an elite athlete... unless of...

Duration:00:11:02

Occupational Therapist is a job title we don't understand... until now.

8/26/2019
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Are you likely to go and see someone when you don’t understand their job title? For some Occupational Therapists, helping people understand what they do and how that relates to their title can be the first hurdle. In this episode of Health Speak you meet Gina McKendrick who’s been an Occupational Therapist for 25 years. She’s a master at explaining what she does, why it's important and has a brain full of interesting stories that perfectly explain her job and why she still loves it all these...

Duration:00:10:40

Recreation Officer? Get in my life.

8/26/2019
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Chances are there is someone at your local council who spends time creating programs and spaces to help you stay active and be healthier. So how do they do that? In Axel’s case, he’s a Recreation Officer and he deals with... well, best let him explain. But put simply, he reckon most of his job is about helping people from his community find fun ways to be as healthy as they can be.

Duration:00:10:50

Got a 'munted' pancreas? Perhaps you need a Diabetes Educator like Sam

8/19/2019
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Sam Beattie doesn’t usually get a spontaneaous eruption of applause when she tells people she’s a Diabetes Educator. People are either confused or underestimate the work she does. As Penny Terry learned in this episode of Health Speak, living with diabetes comes with a lifetime of learning… and a munted pancreas... and a need for a big handbag. Show notes: You can find out more from the Diabetes Australia website https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au Or get more details about the role of...

Duration:00:12:05

Hot tips for a better GP appointment

8/19/2019
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There’s plenty of Health Speak and debate around the length of a standard GP appointment and how that’s paid for. But have you ever been taught what you should do and say to get the best from what is a reasonably short appointment? Most of us haven’t… we just sort of feel our way through. During this episode of Health Speak Penny Terry asks General Practitioner Dr Ross Lamplugh, who now manages more than 30 medical centers across Australia, how you can get the best bang for your health...

Duration:00:10:57

Meet a Dentist who has a firetruck, a tractor and a water pistol.

8/12/2019
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You probably think you know what going to the Dentist is all about, so chance are you don’t go often enough, right? Yeah, most of us have the same thoughts about a visit to the Dentist but Dr Jazlyn Patrick explains that things have changed! Jazlyn works as a dentist in both the public and private systems and amongst other things she introduces Penny Terry to Mr Scrapey, explains why there is a TV on the ceiling and gives a quick lesson in brushing your teeth... have you been doing it...

Duration:00:10:41

Need a bum doctor? Here's what to expect.

8/4/2019
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Ever wondered why someone would want to be a colorectal surgeon? Yep, that’s the person who’s responsible for looking after your bum… inside and out. While you wouldn’t expect people to publicly thank a bum doctor for fixing their anal fissure, this is the sort of reception Dr David Lloyd gets. He’ll give you a brand new perspective on why your bum is so important, why you need to look after it and what happens when you go to visit him. FIND OUT MORE: Subscribe to the show:...

Duration:00:10:17

INTRODUCING - Health Speak?

7/24/2019
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Turns out a bum doctor isn’t too different to a plumber and a disability employment service is kind of like traffic control! Welcome to “Health Speak?” the short podcast that bans the big words and rejects the health jargon so you can find the help you need to be as healthy as you can be. Subscribe to this podcast NOW to meet the people you didn’t know you needed in your life.

Duration:00:02:28