• Strength & Conditioning: Alphington Sports Medicine Physios Tackling New Challenges

    Over the weekend of 20th-21st October, Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic was proud to host Wayne Rodgers (former physio here at the clinic) to present his unique look at strength & conditioning exercise principles and techniques. Wayne is now based in Far North Queensland, where he runs his health and wellness business "Health Adventure"

  • We Look Forward to Welcoming Dr. Peter Barnett (paediatric specialist)

    Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming aboard Dr. Peter Barnett as of October 15th, 2012 to consult at ASMC. Dr. Barnett is specialised in paediatric medicine and has a keen interest in sports medicine practice....

  • Ali Murdoch at the World Crossfit Games

    Ali Murdoch has returned from a gruelling campaign at the World Crossfit Games in the USA. The team has had great success both here in Aus and overseas. Ali's team came 9th out of 43. An amazing effort! This is the highest place finish of any Australian team.

    Congrats to Ali and the team!


  • Clinic News - June 2012

    As we round out the first half of the year, we provide you with this quick update from Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic..

    - Nicole Young (massage therapist) has started at the clinic. She comes to us with great exerience across a variety of massage techniques

    - Gordon Pritchard (physiotherapist) has joined the team. He is currently working at our Alphington Exercise + rehabilitation facility, supervising our clinical pilates classes on Wednesday and Friday nights. He is also our new Sunday clinician at the main clinic site.

    - Michael Kaplan (physiotherapist) will be locuming from 3rd July to 23rd August

    - Richard Taylor and Richard Citroen (physiotherapists) are working with Dr. David Bolzonello at Vic Metro in the TAC U/18 AFL Championships

    - James lundberg (physiotherapist) is now assisting Paul Greco (physiotherapist) with the Calder Cannons programs

  • Madeleine Ellis (physiotherapist) Volunteers in East Timor

    Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's Madeleine Ellis (physiotherapist) traveled to East Timor recently to volunteer with the East Timor Eye Program - She has been good enough to recount her exerieces for us

    April of this year I was invited to travel with the East Timor Eye Program to lend assistance with a surgical eye team in Maliana, a remote town on the border of Indonesia. During my stay I was lucky enough to assist and work with the Physiotherapist at Maliana Hospital.

  • Possible links between ACL reconstruction and early arthritis

    Adam Culvenor (physiotherapist) is currently undertaking his PhD investigating the link between knee reconstruction and arthritis of the patellofemoral joint. This blog piece is a small introduction to his study and how to be involved.

    Adam is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Melbourne. He has been investigating people who have had an ACL reconstruction between 5 and 10 years ago and the aim of his research is to try and determine why so many people develop early arthritis after ACL reco and only a few others don't. 
Patients Adam has been working with are asked to have an x-ray of both of their knees at no cost to them, and depending on the results of their x-ray, are asked either to participate in a 3D biomechanical assessment at the University of Melbourne, which takes about 2 hours to complete, or another part of the study which is looking at the immediate effects of an offloading brace on their knee function and pain which will take about 2 hours also.

    If Adam's research is of interest or for how to be involved please don't hestitate to contact the clinic for more information or how to be intouch with Adam.

  • Professional Running, Olympic Dreams, AFL Football......and a Career!?

    Alphington Sports Medicine's Mark Blicavs (pictured in the red singlet) has headed to Europe from ASMC to continue his dream of making the Australian Olympic Team. Despite a hectic and demanding schedule, he has taken the time to give us a valuable insight into how he balances his training with work....and some kind of a social life!

    In October 2011 I was fortunate enough to sign as a rookie with the Geelong Football Club. 7 months prior to that I had just started working at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic as a Massage Therapist and for 14 years prior to that I had just started Little Athletics at Sunbury L.A.C.

  • Clinic News - April 2012

    Happy Easter to all. We hope the break has left everyone refreshed and you all had a great holiday. We update you with what's been happening this month at ASMC....

    - Kim Allison (physiotherapist) has begun at the clinic. She is currently taking clinical pilates classes at AERC. Welcome Kim!

    - Professional Development has continued to flourish with our own Adam Culvenor's practical follow-up on osteoarthritis and ACL reconstruction. Thanks Adam. Very informative.

    - The beginning of April brought Australian Cricket Team physio, Alex Kountouris (former Alphington Sports Med Physio) to talk on lumbar spine injury.........read more about it.

    - Steve Evans (physiotherapist) has returned to work at ASMC. We are over the moon to have Steve Back!

    - We announce that all appointments will now be confirmed via SMS for all practitioners. Patients will be sent an SMS prior to their appointments prompting to confirm attendance.

  • An Evening With Alex Kountouris - Australian Cricket Team Physiotherapist

    Alex Kountouris (former Alphington Sports Medicine physiotherapist), returned to ASMC to present to our clinicians....

    It was Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's great pleasure to host Alex Kountouris, as he took time out of his buys schedule with the Australian Cricket team to present on low back pain in professional athletes. Alex was a physiotherapist at Alphington before pursuing his cricket work full-time.....

  • 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