• VIC U-18 Basketball Success

    Alphington Sports Medicine Physiotherapists Karina Chilman and Madeleine Ellis have just returned from Townsville where they got the sweet taste of success in the form of Australian U18 Basketball Championships gold with the Vic Metro Mens and Vic Country Womens teams.

    For a full list of the results check out Basketball Australia's website: http://twitter.com/BasketballAus/status/853401302553944064

    Karina Chilman: 2nd from the right, back row with the mens team.

    Madeleine Ellis: far left, back row with the ladies team.


  • Vale Steve Evans

    A highly experienced sports physiotherapist with a passion for basketball, Steve Evans was one of the founders of Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic. He sadly passed away last year after a long and courageous battle with his health.

    Steve was a crucial part of the clinic growing to what it is today. He bought a wealth of knowledge and friendship along the journey and he fostered a culture of caring for everyone around him.

    Over the years, Steve mentored so many physios in a friendly and empowering manner that many of us will carry his advice with us forever. His sense of humour and upbeat nature will never be forgotten.

    His commitment to the teams he worked with was very special and many of the athletes kept in contact over the years. Those teams included:

    • Australian Men's Basketball team "Boomers" Olympic (2004, 2008, 2012) and World Championship (2006, 2010) campaigns;
    • NBL teams Nunawading Spectres, South East Melbourne Magic, Melbourne Titans and Melbourne Tigers over more than 25 years;
    • Other Australian basketball teams including junior squads and the Opals.
    • Victorian State basketball teams

    Sadly missed and will never be forgotten - Steve Evans (18/05/1953 to 26/05/2015)

  • A Taste Of (Basketball) Success

    Alphington Sports Medicine Physio Madeleine Ellis has just returned from Europe where she got the sweet taste of success in the form of World Championship gold with the Sapphires, Australia's U17 girls basketball team.

    She said it was an amazing trip and team to work for - with the highlight definitely being the team's semi final and first ever win over the USA!

    Madeleine is on the far right in this team photo.


  • World Summer Universiade Games

    WOW WOW WOW!! What an experience!

    In early July, I was fortunate enough to work on the Medical Team for the Aussieroos at the World Summer Universiade Games. They were held in Gwangju, which is 4 hours south of Seoul. It was a very clean city, with friendly people who were warm and accommodating. There were over 14,000 athletes competing from 170 nations. The atmosphere for both the opening and closing ceremonies was electrifying; something that I will always remember.

    The medical team consisted of 3 doctors, 3 physiotherapists and 3 massage therapists. Of course, there were many more which assisted the individual teams, such as basketball, swimming, athletics, etc. It was an honour to be integrated with each of those teams and definitely a mind blowing highlight to add to my professional career.

    I will always look back on the Games with fondness and great pride to have been a part of them.


    -Donna Callela, Massage Therapist

  • Julia Allan's Recent Trip to China With the Andrew Gaze Australian All Star Team

    Julia Allan (physiotherapist) recently travelled with the Andrew Gaze Australian All Star Team to China. She kindly gives us a quick run down.

  • Jessica Thornton (physio) Recounts Her Trip to China with the Gems

    Recently, I travelled to China with the Gems, (the U/19 Australian Women’s national basketball team). It was a four nation tour, competing against China, Brazil and the USA. Over two weeks we played in three different cities.

    In the first city, Nan, we had a good start beating Brazil 62 to 46. The following day we lost by 1 point to USA (67 to 68) and the third day we lost to China 55 to 67. A tough two games! At our second stop, Yuan, we got back a good win against USA, 59 to 49. Things were starting to come together. Unfortunately, we lost to China again, 52 to 64, but got another win back against Basil 65 to 59.

    We had a great start in the third and final city, Dong Xiang, beating China 58 to 51. Unfortunately again, we were unable to back up such a great game and lost to the USA 63 to 85. In our last game against Brazil, the girls finished off strong, winning 87 to 70.

    There was a lot of basketball in the two weeks, so not a lot of time for much else. However, we were able to squeeze in a short trip with the Brazilian team to some hot springs in Yuan. In this city we were also given the chance to go to one of the local schools to meet the kids and run a basketball clinic. This was such a great experience and the children at the school were very appreciative. 

    Overall, it was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to develop as a team and great preparation for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Lithuania to be held in July. For myself personally, it gives one a great appreciation for the rigors of travelling with a sports team at an International level and the demands of sports physiotherapy.

    Check out some amazing photos on our Facebook page..

  • Gaylene McKay Talks About Her Role as a WNBL Physio

    Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's managing director, Gaylene McKay is no stranger to the rigorous demands of professional basketball. Having been the first WNBL player to rack up 300 games. She has been a part of the Bulleen Boomers since 1991 and she talks about her role with the 'Manningham Leader'

    ......read all about it here


    *Above photo: Carmelo Bazzano - Leader Community ePaper

  • AIS Update From Miranda Wallis

    Our very own Miranda Wallis (physiotherapist) has been seconded to the Australia Institute of Sport leading up to London 2012. She gives us this update..

    After another successful Gliders camp, I started my new adventure with the AIS Physical Therapies department on the Friday after Australia Day.  This first day I was left to my own devices to organise IT to get my computer going, find my way to the uniform store and just generally get to know my way around the people and places that make up the AIS....