Dr Gaylene McKay - Working with the Opals at the Tokyo Olympics

26 August 2021

 

Dr Gaylene McKay has been the Opals (Australian Women’s Basketball Team) Physiotherapist for 7 years and travelled with them many times for camps and tournaments. But this year she had the privilege of supporting them in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics!

 

Now that she’s back in Australia we asked her to spend some of her hotel quarantine time telling us a bit about the experience . . . .

 

How did it feel to go to the Olympics and support one of the teams representing Australia?

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Last Photos From Tokyo 2020

09 August 2021

While Dr Gaylene McKay, our Managing Director and the Lead Physiotherapist for the Opals, is now back in Australia and in quarantine, she did manage to send through a few last pics from her time at the Olympics.

 

She even rubbed shoulders with a few famous (non-basketball) faces while watching the Boomers vs USA before leaving Tokyo . . .

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More Photos from Tokyo 2020

03 August 2021

More great photos from the Olympics thanks to Alphington Sports Medicine's Managing Director & Opals Lead Physiotherapist, Dr Gaylene McKay.

 

The team had a huge win last night in Game 4 against Puerto Rico – let’s hope they can keep that momentum going when they face USA in the quarter finals tomorrow!

 

#GoOpals!

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Photos from Tokyo 2020

26 July 2021

 

APA titled Sports Physiotherapist and Alphington Sports Medicine's Managing Director, Dr Gaylene McKay, is currently in Tokyo for the Olympics.

 

As Lead Physiotherapist for the Opals (Australia’s Women’s Basketball Team) she’ll be doing her best to ensure all players are at peak fitness for each game.

 

Thankfully she’s also doing a great job of taking photos to give those of us back in Australia an insight into what it’s like over there, for our athletes and support crew.

 

#GoOpals!

 

 

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Dr Gaylene McKay - Physiotherapist with the Melbourne Boomers

16 February 2021

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's Managing Director Dr Gaylene McKay is no stranger to the rigorous demands of professional basketball – she played over 300 games in the WNBL and has been a team Physiotherapist since the early 1990’s when she retired.

 

She returned from the WNBL hub late last year and we had a quick chat about her time in Queensland with the Melbourne Boomers.

 

It was obviously a unique (and unprecedented) set up for the WNBL season – what impact did hub life have on the players, club staff, and yourself?

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Gaylene McKay - Physiotherapist with the Melbourne Boomers WNBL team

19 February 2019

Now that the 2018/19 WNBL season is over, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic Physiotherapist Gaylene McKay about her involvement.

 

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VIC U-18 Basketball Success

18 April 2017

Alphington Sports Medicine Physiotherapists Karina Chilman and Madeleine Ellis have just returned from Townsville where they got the sweet taste of success in the form of Australian U18 Basketball Championships gold with the Vic Metro Mens and Vic Country Womens teams.

For a full list of the results check out Basketball Australia's website: http://twitter.com/BasketballAus/status/853401302553944064

Karina Chilman: 2nd from the right, back row with the mens team.

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Vale Steve Evans

27 September 2016

A highly experienced sports physiotherapist with a passion for basketball, Steve Evans was one of the founders of Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic. He sadly passed away last year after a long and courageous battle with his health.

Steve was a crucial part of the clinic growing to what it is today. He bought a wealth of knowledge and friendship along the journey and he fostered a culture of caring for everyone around him.

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A Taste of (Basketball) Success

14 July 2016

Alphington Sports Medicine Physio Madeleine Ellis has just returned from Europe where she got the sweet taste of success in the form of World Championship gold with the Sapphires, Australia's U17 girls basketball team.

She said it was an amazing trip and team to work for - with the highlight definitely being the team's semi final and first ever win over the USA!

Madeleine is on the far right in this team photo.

 

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World Summer Universiade Games

06 August 2015

WOW WOW WOW!! What an experience!

In early July, I was fortunate enough to work on the Medical Team for the Aussieroos at the World Summer Universiade Games. They were held in Gwangju, which is 4 hours south of Seoul. It was a very clean city, with friendly people who were warm and accommodating. There were over 14,000 athletes competing from 170 nations. The atmosphere for both the opening and closing ceremonies was electrifying; something that I will always remember.

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