Biomechanics Of Pointé: The Need For A Pointé Assessment

24 February 2022

Are you, or do you know, a dancer who is about to begin the next stage of their ballet training and transition to pointé?

Has your teacher asked you to obtain a pointé assessment before getting the green light?

Beginning pointé repertoire is an exciting time in a dancers career; however, with this excitement comes an increase in risk of overuse injuries such as tendinopathies, ankle impingements and bone stress injuries.

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New Strength Testing Equipment at Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation

25 November 2021

We’ve recently added two new pieces of equipment to our Exercise + Rehabilitation Area – The ForceFrame and the NordBoard.


Our Physiotherapists can use these to test the upper and lower body strength of a patient – including hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, hamstring and neck muscle groups.


Both combine advanced sensors and provide real-time results and analytics for testing muscle strength and imbalance.

They can be used for:

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Jay Anderson – AFL Physiotherapists

29 October 2021

With the 2021 AFL season now complete, we chatted with one our Sport + Exercise Medicine Physiotherapists, Jay Anderson, about his involvement in the AFL and with the Essendon FC (Bombers).


How and when did you become involved with the AFL?

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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!



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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.





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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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More Great News – Our Group Exercise Classes Are Returning!

30 October 2020

Our Group Exercise Classes Are Returning!

In accordance with the Victorian Government's roadmap for further easing of restrictions, we will recommence our Group Exercise Classes from Monday 9 November*.

As our classes have a maximum of 4 participants, physical distancing requirements can be easily adhered to. In addition, there are strict protocols in place that all participants must follow and will include the need for all equipment to be sanitized after use. 

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Additional Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Services – for Men & Women

15 October 2020

Our Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Laura Yammouni, has expanded this list of specialist services she offers.


Consultations are now available for men's pelvic health issues.

Treatment can be provided for conditions such as:

  • pre and post prostate surgery
  • urinary incontinence
  • faecal incontinence, and
  • constipation.


And treatment for women now includes the following (additional) conditions:

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