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Clinical Articles

Racial Inequalities in Health

Racial Inequalities in Health

The theme of racial attitudes is discussed with Dr Jill Halstead-Rastrick for Podiatric Reflective Practice after an interview by David Tollafield for Busypencilcase Reflective Communications. The subject is a broad area but speaks volumes of one woman’s passion in a field of medicine which is finally demanding to speak out on more that just feet alone.

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Body Fat and Segmental Analysis

Body Fat and Segmental Analysis

The idea of having knowledge about how your body is made up of muscle and fat seems appealing. It is easy to pretend I am young, fit and slinky when my bio data suggests I cannot abuse my body. In this article I look at some equipment for analysing our fat and segmental values and explain what these all are about. How the reliable the equipment can be. Taking measurement at face value can lead to misconceptions and I am in the health market and understand much of of how our body needs to work.

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Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

Being fit to use the gym and all that equipment might be desirable but you might prefer to ask your doctor. In this article I have outlined some of the concerns that doctors might focus on to guide you. We all want to keep fit, not least after a pandemic like covid-19. But it is important to be alive to problems such as blood pressure, obesity, poor kidney function and the effects of dehydration.

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