Christmas & New Year Hours

29 November 2021

The festive season is fast approaching and it’s been a challenging year for everyone, so we wanted to take a moment to say: 

Merry Christmas - here's to happier and healthier times for all in 2022!

Christmas & New Year Hours


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

We are closed on Sundays and on the following Public Holidays:

  - Saturday 25, Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 December 2021

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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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Cooking With Kristen: Crispy Salmon Rolls with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce

23 November 2021
Crispy Salmon Rolls with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce


These crispy, chewy parcels of salmon will be a guaranteed crowd favourite at your next summer gathering.

You can even cook the salmon the day before to save yourself time. For leftovers, simply reheat in the oven, or better yet, pop them into the air-fryer for 5 minutes and they’ll crisp right back up!



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COVID Update 19/11/2021

19 November 2021
Updated 24 December 2021

All patients are required to wear a mask (unless they have an exemption) on our premises – including in Exercise Classes. The type of mask required is dependent on their vaccination level:

  • Single vaccinated and unvaccinated will be given a P2 to wear while in the building.
  • Double vaccinated may wear their usual mask.


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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 Carlee Van Dyk - Doctor for the Collingwood Magpies & Australian Diamonds Netball teams

25 October 2021

With the 2021 Suncorp Super Netball season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic’s Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar Dr Carlee Van Dyk about her involvement with the Collingwood Magpies, and the Australian Diamonds Netball team.


When and how did you become involved with the Magpies?

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New COVID Guidelines for the easing of restrictions

21 October 2021

New COVID Guidelines will be in place at Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation, from Friday 22 October 2021, to provide an environment where the risks of exposure to COVID-19 is managed to the best of our ability.

These Guidelines are for the safety of all on our premises (patients, practitioners, staff, and visitors), and to keep our business open to provide medical services to the public.

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Massage Services & Group Exercise Classes returning along with routine Allied Health appointments.

18 October 2021

COVID UPDATE 18/10/2021


Great news – all our services will be back up and running by the end of the week!


In line with the Victorian Government's announcement on the easing of COVID restrictions, the following changes will come into effect at our Clinic from Friday morning (22 October):

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Emma Poynton – Podiatrist for the Western Bulldogs (AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW)

18 October 2021

With the 2021 AFL season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic Podiatrist Emma Poynton about her involvement with the Western Bulldogs Football Club.


How and when did you become involved with the Bulldogs?

I first became involved with the Western Bulldogs at the end of 2014 in preparation for the 2015 AFL season. Then in 2016, when the AFL established an AFLW program, I joined the club’s medical team who also care for the AFLW football department.


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We’ve Turned 40!

06 October 2021


Did you know that was it this week way back in 1981 that Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic first opened its doors!


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Brooke Skaf - Myotherapist and Sports Trainer at the Carlton Football Club

04 October 2021


With the 2021 AFL season now complete, we chatted with one of our Massage Therapists, Brooke Skaf, about her involvement in the AFL with the Carlton Football Club (Blues).


How and when did you become involved with the AFL and the Blues?

I became involved with the Carlton Football Club in 2017. For the first 3 years, I was only working during the week for their training sessions but in 2020 I also became a game day trainer as well.


What do your roles with the club involve?

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Rescheduled - Free Women's Health Physiotherapy Information Session

02 September 2021
** UPDATE: This session (plus an additional one on 20 November) is now FULLY BOOKED. Please email us if you would like to go on the wait list for either of these dates **


How Strong Is Your Core?

FREE Women's Health Physiotherapy Information Session.


Have you ever wondered how strong your core is?

Are you experiencing any leaking of urine with exercise?

Are you pregnant or have you had a baby?

Would you just like some extra advice on how to feel stronger?

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COVID UPDATE 2/9/2021: Still open to provide you with medical care and essential Allied Health care!

02 September 2021

In line with the Victorian Government's announcement of an extension to the lockdown, the current restrictions we have in place (see below) will remain until further notice.


As a health service, we remain open to the public for essential treatments - but with some limitations to what we offer and how.


Face-to-face appointments continue for:

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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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Cooking With Kristen: Raspberry Coconut Muffins

23 August 2021
Raspberry Coconut Muffins

Banana bread is so 2020. Whether you’ve run out of things to bake during lockdown or you’re looking for an activity to keep the kids busy (and off their screens), you must give these muffins a try. They’re super easy to make, and don’t contain all the added sugars and additives that your local cafe or supermarket varieties contain. Enjoy these delicious, well-portioned cakes as a pick-me-up between meals or as an evening sweet treat.


Makes 6-8 medium muffins.




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