COVIDSafe App

24 May 2020

Let’s work together to stop the spread of COVID-19!

 

If you haven’t already done so we encourage you to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app.

 

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It helps you and all of our communities. It also assists health officials to quickly understand and tackle the spread of  COVID-19.

 

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Exercise Physiology For Cancer Patients

14 May 2020

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) has the ability to assist patients in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic and complex conditions through specific exercise programming.

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Ashley Bigaran, has considerable experience as a strength and conditioning coach as well as in the field of exercise oncology. She uses exercise medicine to manage and prevent the side effects of cancer treatment.

 

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Renovation work continues

07 May 2020

Despite some early wintry weather, the construction work for our renovation project is still going well at the rear of the Clinic building.

 

Obviously there is a long way to go with the whole redevelopment project but seeing the structure of the new floor space starting to take shape is very exciting!

 

REMEMBER - During the construction:

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Online (mat based) Group Exercise Classes Now Available

30 April 2020
26 May Update: Online group exercise classes have ceased in preparation for the return of our regular classes at Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre. We will recommence on-site classes when permitted by the Victorian Government - at this stage the planned easing of restrictions means that will be in late June.
You can stay up to date with any further changes via this site and our Social Media channels.

 

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Telehealth Services On Offer At Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

26 March 2020

To alleviate concerns and minimise exposure to COVID-19, while continuing to offer essential services to the public as best we can, we have introduced Telehealth consults at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic.

Please Note: At this stage, for as long as it is safe and within Government regulations, we remain open to the public for face-to-face consultations as well as Telehealth consultations.

What is Telehealth? 
In short, video consultations between health professionals and their patients.
It allows for the exchange of health information between a practitioner and patient in separate locations.
While this is not suitable for all appointments, it is an option we want to offer as widely as we can to ensure as many people as possible can access the help they need.
Initially we will be introducing video consults for appointments with Physiotherapists, one of our Sport & Exercise Medicine Physicians, and one of our Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrars, but we will look to expand it across other services soon. In addition, all of our Sports Medicine Doctors currently have the capacity to do phone consultations. 

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Update on Coronavirus Management at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

23 March 2020

As a health service, at this stage, we are remaining open to the public.

 

The health and safety of our patients and staff remains of upmost importance and we are continuing to follow the Government health recommendations.

 

While we are trying to minimise the level of disruption to our services and continue to offer what is essential for our patients’ well-being, it is still most important that we uphold a safe environment for all.

 

We are continuing to monitor developments and adjust our practices and procedures as required.  

 

Here’s an update of what we have been and are doing here to provide a safe environment for all staff and patients.

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Construction Is Underway

19 March 2020

Construction Is Underway . . .

 

Well actually, it has been for a while, but photos of pipes going in underground and footings being poured aren't as interesting!

 

While that was happening the steel framework was being fabricated off-site.

 

This week the frame has been going up, and quickly, so things are really starting to take shape.

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Coronavirus Management at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

16 March 2020

As a health orientated business we are obviously taking the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very seriously. The health and safety of our patients and staff is of upmost importance and we are following Government health recommendations.

 

Taking into consideration the information and advice from health authorities, along with the fact that much of our work here is done in enclosed spaces and includes close contact, often touch, we have chosen to put certain measures in place to limit the risk of exposure. 

 

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Cooking With Kristen: Salmon & Sweet Potato Patties

25 February 2020

Salmon & Sweet Potato Patties
Egg free & Dairy free

 

Turn leftover salmon into a superfood patty!

This is a great mid-week meal as there is minimal cooking time required. You can also prep a few extra’s and store them in the freezer for times when you need an instant meal.

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New Program For Hip And/Or Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

13 February 2020

Do you suffer from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis?

We're calling for expressions of interest for participants in GLA:D (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark).

A new service we’re offering, this education and exercise program is a great first line evidence based treatment for knee and/or hip osteoarthritis.

The program can delay or prevent surgical intervention, and help you with long term favourable outcomes in both pain and function.

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Quick Redevelopment Update

09 January 2020
Clean up continues . . .

After the demolition of the rear of our Clinic building late last year the builders have been busy with clean up in preparation for the construction phase, which will begin soon.

We’re still open for business - using the front of the Clinic at 339 Heidelberg Rd along with our Exercise + Rehab Centre at 376 Heidelberg Rd.

 

REMEMBER

During the demolition and construction:

-        there is no access to Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic from the back, Westgarth Street. Please use the Heidelberg Road entrance.

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Building Development Update

02 December 2019

The picture says it all!
 

Demolition of the rear of our Clinic building is done - it all happened very quickly late last week.

Obviously there is still some clean up to do, but after that construction of the new section can begin.

 

We’re still open for business - using the front of the Clinic at 339 Heidelberg Rd along with our Exercise + Rehab Centre at 376 Heidelberg Rd.

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOURS

25 November 2019

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

Merry Christmas to all - we wish you a happy & healthy 2020!

PLEASE NOTE:

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

We are closed on Sundays from 8 December to 26 January and on the following Public Holidays: Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 December 2019 + Wednesday 1 & Monday 27 January 2020.

We will be closing at 2.00pm on Tuesday 24 & 31 December.

 

 

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Cooking With Kristen: Salty-Sweet Smoothie

21 November 2019

Serves 2

A healthy snack that will appeal to every member of the family.

 

Salty-Sweet Smoothie

 

Going into summer this works a treat as an after school snack and will be sure to keep the kids out of your hair until dinner!

One serving is packed with protein, calcium and fibre, all essential nutrients for growing, active kids.

This recipe can easily be adapted to suit your taste and dietary needs.

 

Ingredients:

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Renovation Update

05 September 2019

We're embarking on a major renovation to the main clinic building at 339 Heidelberg Road. Our plan is to bring the services we have at our two sites, Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic (ASMC) and Alphington Exercise + Rehabilitation Centre (AERC), under one roof and rejuvenate the Clinic.

 

Here's an update on the project:

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