• Volleyroos journey to Rio

    This year I became the Physio and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Men's Volleyroos-  the Australian Indoor Volleyball Team. As the team competes to earn an Olympic Qualifying Spot in Rio, I was lucky enough to follow them on this exciting journey.

    I headed up to the AIS in Canberra to start immediately, where we had a series of friendly games against China in Brisbane and Canberra. Currently, we are now competing in World League and are in the top pool against Brazil (Ranked 1st), Italy (4th), and Serbia (8th). We lost to Italy in Adelaide in the first two games and are now in Brazil to play the world number 1. We have two games against the Brazilians before we head to Italy to play them again, folllwed by our match against Serbia. We then return to Australia and play in Melbourne on the 4th and 5th of July against Serbia. Following this we play in the Asian Championships in Tehran (Iran) and the World Cup in Japan, both of which are Olympic qualifying events.

    I'm loving it very much, it has been super busy being responsible for both their injury management and general health, as well as the strength programs of course but it's very enjoyable.

    -Darren Austin, Physiotherapist

     

  • Update Vic U/17 Netball Team

    Working with the Under 17 Victorian side as their physiotherapist was an absolute privilege with such a talented and fun group of girls. A team of 12 was selected last October with some players travelling from regional Victoria up to 3 hours away to train every weekend.

  • Julia Allan on the road with Drake

    Physiotherapy work certainly takes you to interesting places. Over the past week one of our physio's Julia Allan worked with Canadian hip-hop superstar "Drake", while he performed in Australia. Drake toured around Australia for the first time over the past 10 days performing headline shows in Australia and New Zealand as well as performing as the Headline show for Future Music Festival. He has completed some top hit collaborations with other well known artists including Beyonce, Jay Z, Rhianna and Kanye West and only last month scored his 72nd Billboard Hot 100 entry - overtaking The Beatles.

    Working as Drake's physiotherapist definitely included some perks where Julia was able to watch the show from the VIP front of stage area with 2 friends whilst he was performing at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. From all reports he was lovely to work with

  • European Ballet Tour - Peta Steller

    In November and December 2014, one of our physiotherapists Peta travelled to Europe to get her physio fix for all things ballet. She travelled as physio with dancers from the Northern Territory's Ballet Company, taking the opportunity to connect with the health teams of various European dance companies and full-time dance schools.

  • 2015 Imparja Cup - Gordon Pritchard

    Gordon Pritchard (physio) recently travelled as physio to the Men & Ladies Victorian Cricket Squads for the 2015 Imparja Cup - National Indigenous Cricket Tournament. He has kindly provided us with an update.

  • Sue Hogarth will be taking part in the "Weekend to End Women's Cancer"

    On the weekend of 28th Feb-1st March, ASMC's Sue Hogarth will be taking part in the "Weekend to End Women's Cancer". The walk is to benefit the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, providing vital funding to research and clinical care at Peter Mac. We wish Sue all the best for this important initiative and throw our support behind her.

    Any and all support we can give Sue is appreciated but for those who feel compelled to donate to the fund, please visit http://ml15.endcancer.org.au/site/TR?pg=pfind&fr_id=1121 and enter Sue's ID: 121481-7. Good luck Sue!!

  • Introducing ViMove at ASMC - Cutting Edge Analysis

    We are pleased to announce a new service as ASMC, ViMove by DorsaVi. ViMove uses wireless sensor technology to accurately and objectively measure movement and muscle activity of the lower back and legs......read more about this innovative technology here

  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games Recap

    Recently Michael Kaplan and friend of ASMC (Miranda Wallis - physio) travelled to China for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.  They went as part of the Headquaters medical team.  Between them and 2 other physios and 2 sports doctors they were responsible for maintaining 89 Australian Athletes. These were the second Youth Olympic Games to ever be held. 28 sports are featured on the summer programme as well as including exciting new disciplines and formats, such as 3-on-3 basketball, ice hockey skills challenge and mixed gender and mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) events.  These games were open to athletes between the age of 15 to 18 and participants from 201 nations attended the Nanjing Youth Olympics.

     

    Australia brought one of the largest group of athletes and although an official medal tally was not being held, Australia did really well. Going on the performances of the athletes at these games, Australia has some amazing young talent coming through. The highlights of the games were the Men's Hockey 5s and Women's Rugby 7s Gold Medal wins. 

  • Introducing New Service - Exercise Physiology

    We are pleased to announce a new service at Alphington Exercise + Rehab, "Exercise Physiology". We warmly welcome "Ashley Bigaran" (Exercise Physiologist) on board. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and is looking forward to working with everyone. Read here on our website to get more of a feel for the service Ashley offers and her bio will also introduce her a little more.

  • 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.