Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic is committed to providing healthcare services of the highest caliber and is conveniently located in the inner north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have a range of health services that can help you return to your sport or activity following an injury as quickly as possible. No matter what your sport or leisure activity is, whether you are serious about your sport or enjoy casual leisure pursuits, we can help you stay active and enjoying life.
Alphington Sports Medicine clinic also introduces our very own 'state of the art' rehabilitation facility - "Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre". With two clinical pilates studios and a brand new, fully equipped rehabilitation gym.
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Generally, our hours are 8.00am to 8.00pm weekdays. However these vary depending on who is consulting at any particular time. On Saturdays these hours are from 8.30am to approx 12.30pm and Sun 9.30am to approx 12.30am. For further information, please call.
- Submitted by asmc on 30 June 2015 - 3:04pm
Listen to Dr David Bolzonello on SEN last week talking to Paul Coburn and Daniel Hartford about heart issues and emergency management on the sporting field.
( Click for full Audio ‘Fit and Well for half time’)
A Summary of this talk can be found below:
Exercise is good for the heart. Sport is good for the individual and the community. Young people do not need a medical check-up unless they are participating in high level elite talent programs (generally considered as more than 6 hours of structured training a week).
The benefits of exercise far outweigh risk of heart problems to an individual with no known risk factors as below.
However people, irrespective of age, to whom the following applies should see a Sport and Exercise Physician or experienced Sports Doctor for primary assessment and possibly referral to a specialist cardiologist to determine fitness to participate in competitive sport or intense exercise or training:
-Those who have a family history of sudden death under the age of 50, heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy or heart electrical / rhythm conditions.
-Those who have the following symptoms when participating in exercise; dizziness or light headedness , fainting or collapse, unusual shortness of breath or tiredness, chest pain, neck, jaw or arm pain; palpitations of the heart or an irregular heart beat*, any other known heart condition or presence of a murmur.
-Adults who after a long period of inactivity plan to take up an exercise program and:
are over age 35
have high blood pressure
adults who develop any of these symptoms even after an established period of regular exercise
adults who have a strong family history of cardiovascular disease or heart attacks
* If you currently are experiencing these symptoms please call 000 or attend a local hospital emergency department immediately*
The Australasian College of Sports Physicians cardiac screening policy.
SMA Smartplay Emergency Action Plan Template and Defibrillator Policy.