Sport & Exercise Medicine

Our doctors are either Speciallist Sport & Exercise Physicians or Sport & Exercise Registrars. The Physicians have completed their additional post graduate qualifications and the Registrars are in the process of doing so. Sport & Exercise Medicine physicians specialise in musculo-skeletal injuries and sports medicine. They are highly skilled in the diagnosis, prognosis, and the coordination and management of treatment of injuries, whether they are from sport, or day to day activities.

We are pleased to offer sports medicine services in paediatrics. Dr. Peter Barnett specialises in paediatrics and has a keen interest in sport injuries. For more info on Dr. Peter Barnett and his services, click here.

Appointments with our Sport & Exercise Physicians require a referral from a doctor. This does not apply for appointment with Registrars

For further information please see our practitioner profiles.

 

Additional service available at Warringal

SPORT & EXERCISE PHYSICIAN SERVICE

9am - 12pm Monday

Warringal Medical Centre OSM

Suite 10 - Level 3, 214 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

For appointments phone: 03 9481 5744

 

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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons require a referral from a Doctor.

For further information please speak to one of our receptionists. Our consulting surgeons specialise in knee, foot and ankle, and upper limb surgery.

For further information on our consulting surgeons, please see our practitioner profiles.

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Physiotherapy

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Our Physiotherapists have expertise in the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. They specialise in an exercise orientated, active rehabilitation approach and also in the development of preventive programs for sports injuries.

Most of the physiotherapists currently working at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic have post graduate qualifications and are involved in the care of elite athletes in a variety of sports. Most have also attained the Sports Physiotherapy title bestowed on physiotherapists recognised to have specialist sports medicine knowledge and skills.

Our expertise in managing musculoskeletal injuries extends to the workplace, and our physiotherapists have associations with businesses where they consult onsite to assess, manage and prevent work related injuries. If you would like us to consult at your work, please contact us for further information.

For further information, please visit our practitioner profiles.

 

Additional service available at Warringal

WEEKEND WALK-IN INJURY CLINIC (March - September)

With injury assessment by a Physiotherapist & MIA X-Ray facilities available

12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 0408 134 754

Warringal Private Hospital Day Surgery

Suite 13 - Level 3, 216 Burgundy St, Heidelberg

 

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Clinical Pilates

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The main focus of Clinical Pilates is developing "core" or trunk/pelvic stability. Improving core stability has a role in injury management, injury prevention and dealing with chronic pain. Our Clinical Pilates is taught by qualified physiotherapists. Before you can join our classes, you are required to attend an hour one-on-one assessment with one of our clinical pilates physiotherapists. During this session the physiotherapist will assess you, with the help of real-time ultrasound (see below), in order for a program to be made that is specifically tailored for your needs. Before you begin attending classes you will need another half hour one-on-one session so that you can be taken through your program and so that the physiotherapist can make any necessary adjustments.  The classes are supervised by our Clinical Pilates physiotherapists and are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in duration. The classes are kept small, with a maximum of four participants in each class. The physiotherapist will provide you with feedback about your exercises, so that you are getting the most out of your program every time you attend.

The fees for the Clinical Pilates one-on-one sessions and classes may attract a rebate from your Private Health Insurer. As every health fund (and the level of cover you have) is different, we are unable to tell you how much of a rebate you will receive.

Please contact our reception staff for any further information you may require.

Real-Time Ultrasound

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Real-time ultrasound is used by our physiotherapists to assess how your deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle groups are functioning. These muscle groups are important for stabilising the "core" or trunk. Dysfunction of these muscle groups can occur following back pain and childbirth. Feedback about the muscle contractions are used as part of a re-training and rehabilitation programs for your core muscle groups.

*For more information on clinical pilates and timetabling, please see our 'Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre' page.

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Exercise Rehabilitation

Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre has a 'state of the art' Gymnasium and two Clinical Pilates studios that enable our experienced physiotherapists to design and supervise individualised exercise programs. Our physiotherapists can evaluate your injury, surgical procedure or health issue and guide you with your exercise so that you can strive for the best functional outcome.

For more info and gym timetables click here

 

 

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Exercise Physiology

This service is provided by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, who has the ability to assist patients in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic and complex conditions through specific exercise programming.

Treatment services include:

•    Chronic disease management, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes (type I and type II), hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol

•    Corporate health management, such as ergonomic and functional assessments and prescribing exercise programs for workers to decrease cardio-metabolic risk from being sedentary in the workplace

•    Sports performance programming, such as assisting and prescribing strength and conditioning programs to athletes and the general population

•    Running gait analysis and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries to assist athletes and the general population with understanding running gait abnormalities (via video analysis to correct and prevent running related injuries)

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ViMove

       

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic is committed to helping you effectively manage pain. We are also devoted to helping athletes get the most out of their body in a way that avoids injury. We understand that each person’s pain and movement is as unique as their fingerprint and have therefore embraced cutting edge clinical technology - ViMove.

ViMove, developed by DorsaVi, uses wireless sensor technology to accurately and objectively measure movement and muscle activity of the lower back and legs. This allows us to obtain a better understanding of the unique features of your movements and postures that may be contributing to injuries, pain, or running-based performance issues. Using this device we can help you manage a range of issues including back and knee pain as well as running related injuries. Furthermore this device allows us to assess running styles and body movement in order to enhance technique and performance for a range of athletes.

Discrete, easy to fit sensors are placed on your body and record movement both in and away from the clinic. Through doing so, we are able to see how your body responds to daily activities and exercise to pinpoint potential areas of concern. This information can then be used to identify problems & assist patients in the following areas:

- Low back pain

- Knee pain

- Running styles and movement-related issues

......and more

The sensors can also be used for real time feedback and training in order to assist in rehabilitation and measurement efforts. 

 

To find out more about ViMove and this service call us on

(03) 9481 5744 and see if you are suitable for a VIMove session or visit www.dorsavi.com/clinical.

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Podiatry

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Our podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis and management of foot disorders and injuries associated with foot and ankle function. A large volume of the work is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, as well as orthotic management.

Our podiatrists can assess and treat foot and ankle injuries and disorders, and also provide treatment for skin and nail conditions such as blisters, calluses and ingrown toenails, particularly for patients with diabetes. They can also provide footwear assessments and prescribe foot orthoses for lower limb realignment.

Our podiatrists have particular interest in the treatment of lower limb, foot and ankle injuries including:

  • Shin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendon injury

For further information, please see our practitioner profiles.

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Massage

Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of many sports injuries. It also has a role in managing pain and stiffness associated with general living, such as sitting at computers, gardening or other physical pursuits/work.

Please see the practitioner profiles for further information.

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Dietetics

Our dietitian has the knowledge and ability to look at an individual's dietary intake and energy expenditure and alter what they are doing to maximise their nutrient profile in order to address, and minimise, any health concerns, control weight or address performance. This individually tailored service can be suitable for everyday functioning to elite performance athletes.

For further information, please see our practitioner profiles.

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Occupational (Hand) Therapy

This service, provided by our Occupational Therapist, Belynda Angell, caters for hand, finger and wrist injuries, and treatment includes exercise programs and tailor made splints for appropriate protection, support or rest in order to assist with returning to work / sport.

For more information, please see our practitioner profiles.

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