Practitioner Interview – Fiona Jacobs at the 2023 Trampoline World Cup

09 November 2023

Physiotherapist Fiona Jacobs has recently returned from Bulgaria, where she supported Gymnastics Australia’s 5 Trampoline athletes competing at the World Cup in Varna.

We asked her to tell us a bit about the experience . . . .


How and when did you become involved with Gymnastics Australia?

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Practitioner Interview – Brandon Lowe on working as a Physiotherapist in the NPL1

03 October 2023

Physiotherapist Brandon Lowe has just completed the season as Team Physiotherapist for the Avondale FC. The club took out the 2023 NPL VIC Men's Championship, Premiership and also achieved a points record and goals record in NPL1 for the season.


We asked him to tell us a bit about working with the players and club. . . .  


How and when did you become involved with Football (Soccer) and the Avondale FC?  

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Pelvic Girdle Pain In Pregnancy

02 August 2023

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), also commonly known as Pelvic Instability, effects up to 50% of women during pregnancy. Thankfully, 90% of women recover from PGP within 12 months of having their baby. However, up to 10% of women can continue to have significant PGP and disability 2 years post-birth.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary Fitting

31 July 2023
Why do I feel a bulge or heaviness down there?

Introducing our new Pessary Fitting service at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic for the management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Pessaries are non-surgical devices that provide support to the pelvic organs, helping to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse.


What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP):

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Practitioner Interview – Physiotherapist Simone Muscat working with Pole & Aerial Performers

29 June 2023

Physiotherapist Simone Muscat has just returned from Sydney where she supported the performers at Pole Icon, which she said is "the biggest event on the pole calendar”. 

Upon her return she took some time to tell us a little about the experience at the event, and her work with these talented performers . . .


How and when did you become involved with Pole & Aerial Performers? 

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Practitioner Interview – Jennifer Lohmus’ Ice Hockey Work

27 April 2023

Upon the completion of the Australian Ice Hockey League 2022 (AIHL) season with Melbourne Mustangs and Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League 2022/2023 (AWIHL) season working with the Melbourne Mustangs and Melbourne Ice Women, Physiotherapist Jennifer Lohmus went to Sofia, Bulgaria with the Under 18 Australian Boys Ice Hockey Team for the IIHF Division II Group B World Championships.


Now that she’s back, we asked her to tell us a bit about these experiences . . . . 


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Practitioner Interview – Fiona Jacobs working with Gymnastics Australia

29 March 2023

Physiotherapist Fiona Jacobs has just returned from Germany where she supported 15 junior and senior international level MAG and WAG Australian gymnasts competing at the DTB Cup in Stuttgart. 

We asked her to tell us a bit about the experience . . . . 


How and when did you become involved with Gymnastics Australia? 

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Running Tips from Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist Lachlan Bromley

27 March 2023

So, you like to run? And you want to run a little faster?

Or you want to keep running and stay clear of niggles and injuries that hamper your consistency?

Keep reading…

My experience in the running community has taught me a few things that I thought would be helpful to share. These ideas should not be new to you, and there’s is nothing ground-breaking in the text below, but hopefully it’s another voice of reason pointing you in the direction you thought you should be heading anyway!

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Additional Testing Equipment at Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation

14 November 2022



We’ve recently added another new piece of testing equipment to our Exercise + Rehabilitation Area – ForceDecks.


ForceDecks allows quick and easy assessment of stability, strength and movement, providing auto-analysed results in real-time.


With this equipment our Physiotherapists can analyse your balance, strength and movement strategies in a range of exercises and jumps. They can monitor rehabilitation progress and injury risk, collect baseline data, and improve performance.


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What is Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?

24 February 2022
Everything You Need To Know: Laura Yammouni, Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is a unique branch of physiotherapy that supports women, men and children’s pelvic health.

Pelvic health is often challenged throughout the course of our lives.

As children, toilet training can be challenging for some, particularly around starting school or with the addition of a new family member. 

For men the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer can lead to urinary leakage and erectile dysfunction.

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