• Complex Condition Consultancy

    Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy service now available

    Kay Copeland, one of our most experienced practitioners here at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic, is now a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist* (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2018).

    In this role she will act as a consultant to current treating practitioners to progress complex conditions.

    Complex conditions are those that:

    • could have multiple injuries or components, or
    • have an extended history that is not improving or resolving, or
    • have an unusual condition or presentation.

    Kay will see the patient for 1-2 extended consults to develop a comprehensive management plan that includes ongoing objectives along with rehabilitation and strengthening exercises that are focused towards achieving the patient's goal.

    She will work with the current treating practitioner(s) to implement the management plan and transition the patient back to the ongoing treating practitioner.

    If you have any questions about this service or need to book a consult with Kay, please phone us on 9481 5744.

    *To achieve this Specialist title Kay completed an extensive two-year training program along with clinical examinations. She is one of only 10 Physiotherapists in Victoria with this clinical speciality!  To learn more about Kay's varied and vast experience check out her full bio.

     

  • Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic Closed

    Please Note: Our Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic has closed for 2018.

    Call us 9481 5744 to make an appointment during our normal business hours:

    8am - 8pm Monday to Friday

    8.30am - 12pm Saturdays

    9.30am - 1pm Sundays*

    (*closed Sundays in December & January)

     

  • Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic Update

    Due to popular demand we're continuing our Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic beyond the winter sports season - but only on Saturdays and at our Sports Medicine Clinic (not the Exercise + Rehab Centre).

    If someone is injured on a weekend and requires injury assessment and management, but doesn't need to go to or want to wait in an emergency department, they can drop in to:

    Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic
    339 Heidelberg Road, Northcote
    12.30 - 5pm Saturdays (until early November)

    Injuries are assessed by a Physiotherapist.

    No appointment is needed, but if possible please call ahead on 9481 5744.

  • Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic Re-opening Saturday 7 April

    The winter sporting season is upon us again and as such our Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic is re-opening - with a few changes.

    If someone is injured on a weekend, and requires injury assessment and management but doesn't need to go to or want to wait in an emergency department, they can drop in to:

    Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre
    376 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield
    12.30 - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays
    (from 7 April until September 2018)

    Injuries are assessed by a Physiotherapist.

    No appointment is needed, but please call ahead on 9482 5211 if possible.

    There are no onsite X-Ray facilities available.

    Remember, we can help with injury prevention as well as recovery and take care of both sporting and non-sporting medical and rehabilitation elements. And we are open for normal appointments on Saturday and Sunday mornings too - you can view the full list of our services here.

    Phone us if you have any questions or would like to make a regular appointment.

    Please note: as a private practice we do not bulk bill

  • Welcome Back Darren Austin

    We've welcomed Physiotherapist Darren Austin back to the Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic team!

    He's returned to us after being on tour with the Volleyball Team Australia Men Volleyroos as Head Physiotherapist and working in the U.K. as well as taking some time off to travel.

    Check out his bio and availability at: http://www.alphingtonsportsmed.com.au/practitioners#darren-austin

    And call us on 03 9481 5744 to make an appointment.

  • 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.

     

  • Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic Re-opening: Saturday 25 March

    The winter sporting season is upon us again and as such our Weekend Walk-In Injury Clinic at Warringal Private Hospital will be re-opening, with the addition of a plastering service too!

    If someone is injured on a weekend, from Saturday 25 March onwards, and requires medical assistance but doesn't need to go to or want to wait in an emergency department they can drop in to:

    Warringal Private Hospital Day Surgery

    Suite 13 - Level 3, 216 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

    12 - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

    Injuries are assessed by a Physiotherapist with plastering services and X-Ray facilities also available.

    Remember, we can help with injury prevention as well as recovery and take care of both sporting and non-sporting medical and rehabilitation elements.

    Phone us on 9481 5744 if you have any questions or would like to make a regular appointment.

     

  • 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)

  • Participants Needed For GLoBE Hip Trial

    Our own Rachael McMillan (Physiotherapist) is seeking post-menopausal women in metropolitan Melbourne with GTPS for the @GLoBEHip trial.

    If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions you may be eligible for free physiotherapy and medical treatment!

    • Do you have pain at the side of your hip?
    • Do you have trouble lying on your hip at night?
    • Do you have pain in your hip climbing up and downstairs?
    • Have you been diagnosed with bursitis of your hip, gluteal tendinopathy or greater trochanteric pain syndrome?

    For further information please contact: Rachael McMillan: Ph 9479 1389 or email globe.hip@latrobe.edu.au

    www.latrobe.edu.au/globe-hip

     

  • 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.