Practitioner Interview – Physiotherapist Katharine Wrobel's BMX World Cup Coverage

04 March 2024

Physiotherapist Katharine Wrobel has just returned from working at the Brisbane round of the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Cup. 

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


How and when did you become involved with the BMX World Cup? 

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Priscilla’s Palate: Ricotta Gnocchi

21 February 2024
Ricotta Gnocchi


Serves:  5


There is something about preparing your own gnocchi that makes it taste so good!

You can add any favourite sauce to change up the recipe.

These also freeze really well if you want to save some to cook another day.




  • 500g ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups 00 (pasta) flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste


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Christmas & New Year Hours

28 November 2023


The festive season is fast approaching, so we wanted to take this chance to say:


Season's Greetings to all - we wish you a happy & healthy 2024! 



Our standard hours over the Christmas and New Year period are: 
Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm** 
Saturdays: 8:30am - 12.00pm 

**We will also be closed on the following Public Holidays: 
Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December 2023 + Monday 1 & Friday 26 January 2024.



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Cooking With Kristen: Mango Bliss Balls

20 November 2023
Mango Bliss Balls


A nourishing pick-me-up snack!


These bitesize snacks can be enjoyed as a fuel source before training, added to kids lunchboxes (if allowed nuts), or for when that 3pm slump calls for a sugar hit. Because they contain natural sugars and are loaded with healthy fats and fibre they won’t spike your blood sugars leaving you feeling energised and satisfied for longer.



*rough estimates - no need to be exact with measurements

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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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Alphington Sports Medicine Brand Refresh

02 November 2023

With the majority of our building redevelopment work done & (hopefully) the worst of COVID-19 in the past, we've given ourselves a belated 40th Birthday present - a brand refresh, including a new logo!

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Friends with Dignity Donations

31 October 2023

Alphington Sports Medicine has signed up to be an official Collection Point for Friends with Dignity's Christmas Appeal and Back to School Drive (1 November - 12 December).


Friends with Dignity is a not-for-profit organisation providing assistance to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic violence.


Christmas Appeal

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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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More Pregnancy Workshops

31 August 2023
More Pregnancy Workshops at Alphington Sports Medicine

Our Pregnancy Inmotion Workshops are designed to give you timely access and expert advice on a more personal level.


These supportive and educational workshops were created to assist you through the entirety of your pregnancy and postnatal period. 


This is a unique program in that it combines medical, physiotherapy, exercise and nutrition care for pregnant patients.   


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Cooking With Kristen: Sausage And Lentil Tray Bake

15 August 2023
Sausage And Lentil Tray Bake

Who doesn’t love a one-pan meal!

In this nourishing, balanced meal, you’ll get a serve of protein, veggies, and whole grains. Lentils are a fantastic source of low GI fibre, plant-based iron and protein, and B-vitamins like folate.

Whip up this hearty-winter meal in less than 30 minutes. The perfect mid-week family dinner.



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Dr Carlee Van Dyk – Working at the U23 World Rowing Championships

08 August 2023

Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar Dr Carlee Van Dyk has just returned from Bulgaria, where she was working at the U23 World Rowing Championships.

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


When and how did you become involved with the Rowing & the U23 World Championships?

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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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An Apple A Day Keeps Constipation At Bay

01 August 2023

1 in 5 Australians are affected by constipation at some point in their life.


This is a common complaint during pregnancy, affecting almost half of all pregnant women.

The change in hormones along with the growing uterus is responsible for slower bowel movements.

Other common causes include reduced physical activity, low dietary fibre intake, inadequate fluid intake, and increased emotional stress.


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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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