• 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.

  • Clinic Update March 2014

    2014 is well and truly underway. Of note, to stay on top of advances in clinical systems, we have recently installed and begun working with new appintment and payment software . While we will always endeavour to keep things as streamlined and efficient as possible, we thank you for your patience and understanding while things settle in.

  • Clinic Update December 2013

    As 2013 draws to a close, we'd like to wish all the Alphington Sports Med community a safe and happy Xmas and New Year. It's been a busy 2013 and as we round out the year we take this opportunity to update you all on what's making news....

  • Taking Australian Sports Medicine On The Road - Pomps' ETC Adventure

    Recently, John Pompei (physiotherapist) spent a month at the Australian Institute of Sport’s European Training Centre (ETC) in Gavirate, Italy. His time away was eventful and eye opening. For all of our sports enthusiast friends......this one is a great read for you! Read on....

  • 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..

  • Adam Culvenor Published in Sports Physio Magazine

    Our friend Adam Culvenor (physiotherapist) has been doing some fantastic research into linkages between ACL reconstruction and early onset knee arthritis. He has recently returned to Australia after completing a large portion of his PhD in Oslo, Norway. His work was recently published in the Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physio Magazine. Well done Adam! Another great contribution to the field!