• 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

  • Clinic News - March 2012

    As we move towards the end of March, we update you with what's been happening this month at ASMC....

    • We are sad to say goodbye to sports physician, Dr. Sanrda Mejak. She has been with us at ASMC for the last 5 years. We wish her well for her move to Perth
    • We are excited to welcome back, Steve Evans (physiotherapist). Steve returns to te clinic early April
    • A warm welcome to Sonya Moore (physiotherapist). Sonya comes to us with a wealth of experience.
    • Be sure to stumble across our social media pages: Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with all the goings on at the clinic
  • Mark Blicavs Sets His Sights on London

    Our very own massage therapist, Mark Blicavs, has big ambitions. Not only does he do a fantastic job balancing his clinical hours at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic with his heavy training schedule but now he has AFL footy to add to that mix!

  • 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....