SSVC Connections: Our network of healthy living and support services
South Sydney Vascular Centre encourages all patients to make good lifestyle choices and find balance to look after their vascular and overall health. You can enjoy a better quality of life when you keep your body and mind active, eat nutritionally balanced foods, and maintain a healthy weight.
SSVC Connections is our strong community of resources developed over the years to help achieve this balance. We have connected and built relationships with a large number of specialists, therapists, suppliers and services who can help deliver general or specific solutions to patient treatment and wellness.
Look over our links to these third parties here for convenient, helpful reference. We hope our network of specialists and services can help assist you in any number of ways –from finding the right treatment for your condition to getting the right footwear.
See our recommendations here and contact them directly or visit their website.
Foot care & footwear
Compression stockings are available from Day&Night Chemist, Miranda
Mobile Footwear Services
Specialist Kevin Whitbread of West End Shoes, Hurstville, provides special services to measure and make custom footwear. Details are on their website at Mobile Footwear Services.
Contact Kevin in Sydney on 0405 773 184; for Sunshine Coast 0435 847 273.
Mark Roabe is an orthotist local to the Sutherland Shire. Contact us for details.
Weight loss & nutrition:
A meal providing service, home delivered across Australia, to ensure nutritional value, accurate calorie counts and convenience at an affordable price. Visit the Lite n’ Easy website to see how the program works and to find a location near you.
Weight Watchers claims to be the world’s leading weight loss Program, and it is important to point out that it is not a short term diet or quick fix. It is about “embracing a healthier, positive lifestyle for good!” They offer various plans including local meetings, online support and group options. Find out more at the Weight Watchers Australia website.
We can refer you to Nutritionists who may be able to help plan and monitor an individualised eating strategy for health and well-being. Contact us for details.
Exercise & recreation:
As one of four council-run leisure centres in the Sutherland Shire (in addition to Engadine, Caringbah and Menai), Sutherland Shire Leisure Centre offers a range of facilities and classes including indoor/outdoor swimming pools, exercise programs, massage therapy and recreational events. Find out about timetables, open hours, prices and memberships on the Council web.
An excellent form of regular exercise and social contact, walking groups meet regularly in the Sutherland Shire. See a few walking groups you can join on the Sutherland Council website.
Specialist medical services
Grace Warren one of Australia’s most famous female surgeons has spent her entire career caring for people in third world countries and pioneering surgical procedures still in use today by many orthopaedic and vascular surgeons. We applaud her work and share heartfelt appreciation for all she has done in our vascular medical specialty. More about Dr Warren can be found in the Encyclopedia of Australian Sciences.
See this list of health funds registered under The Private Health Insurance Act 2007 with links to their individual websites. (Used with permission by PrivateHealth.gov.au)
The Circulation Foundation, a UK based charity to provide information and patient support as a division of the Vascular Society. Find helpful definitions, exercise and diet tips on their website, as valid in Australia as they are in the UK.
Better Health Channel, an award winning health & medical information website that is quality assured by Victorian Government Department of health, features good information on peripheral vascular disease.