Recently published in the Lancet, this risk calculator has identified the key 11-13 health related factors for males and females that will indicate the risk of dying in the next 5 years. Possibly taken as a morbid consideration, it could also be taken as a 'call to arms' to change around some habits for the positive in a person's life.
If you are between the age of 40 - 70 years you can find out your risk and how this translates into your true (health) age in comparison to your chronological (birthday) age.
Here is the link http://www.ubble.co.uk/, then select Risk Calculator if you want to determine your true health age. You can also explore the variables that make up the calculator. Select Associations Explorer to find out what makes up your health age.
The UbbLE's Health Risk Calculator is based upon a UK database of around 500 000 participants.
Esperance is one of only 20 practices in WA that has obtained practice accreditation. We do this to ensure our services are as good as any provided in the 'city'. Here is the press release from the Esperance Express.
Top Quality Physiotherapy Practice in Esperance
Esperance Physiotherapy has been recognised for the quality and safety of their service with the award of accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP).
QIP is Australia's most comprehensive not-for-profit accreditation organisation, dedicated to delivering accreditation and support services to a diverse range of organisations including physiotherapy practices, diagnostic imaging services, dental practices and community services.
"Accreditation is a major achievement and a clear demonstration that Esperance Physiotherapy is committed to providing the Greater South East region with access to high quality health services," Mr Gary Smith, Chair of QIP, said today.
"Striving to continually improve how you support your patients to get the best health outcomes should be commended, and QIP congratulates Esperance Physiotherapy on reaching this benchmark", he said.
QIP accreditation is based on national standards that are set by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (A.P.A.). The A.P.A. is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their clients.
To achieve an endorsement of accreditation, Esperance Physiotherapy has demonstrated that they meet all requirements of the A.P.A. Standards.
Doug Cary, practice principal, said accreditation was attained through cooperation, commitment and communication amongst all staff members.
"Everyone in the practice played a valuable role in ensuring we met the Standards. The recognition of working in an accredited practice gives our dedicated staff a feeling of accomplishment and pride."
"Esperance Physiotherapy is proud to display the QIP accredited symbol at our practice."
"We want to communicate to our clients that their well-being is our priority. QIP accreditation shows we are committed to providing quality care based on professional Standards," said Mr. Cary.
Esperance Physiotherapy, located at 5 William Street, offers a range of physiotherapy services including treating spinal pain, sports injuries, men's and women's health issues, ergonomics, pre employment screening and providing an extensive range of braces and supports.