The role of Exercise Physiology in Chronic Disease Management

30 May 2022

Non-communicable chronic diseases (NCD) like type 2 diabetes, obesity & cardiovascular disease are a public health challenge across the world.


There are many risk factors in developing these diseases, however we know that modifiable risk factors like exercise and other lifestyle changes play a pivotal role in both reducing the development and progression of chronic diseases. Often increasing our physical activity and improving our dietary behaviours is recommended, yet rarely personalised and integrated into a global treatment plan. 


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Incident Management & Concussion Sessions

15 May 2022


Sport and Exercise Physician Dr David Bolzonello recently presented Additional Education sessions on Incident Management & Concussion for both the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) and the Essendon District Football League (EDFL).

He would like to thank the Leagues for the opportunity to speak to their sports trainers and hopes those who attended found the tips useful. 

Here is a recap of the key points he covered in the presentation:

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Cooking With Kristen: Veggie Loaded Mexican Mince

10 May 2022
Veggie Loaded Mexican Mince

This veggie packed mince is so versatile. Use in burritos, rice bowls, as a bolognese sauce, on top of potato mash or serve with a side salad. This mixture freezes really well so you could meal prep a big batch to save you time during those busy week nights. It’s also very easy to make, budget friendly, nutritious, and super delish!


Serves 4-5



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Dr Hussain Khan – Doctor for the Australian Men’s Cricket Team (Pakistan Tour)

26 April 2022

Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar Dr Hussain Khan has just returned from Pakistan where he supported the Australian Men’s Cricket Team on their recent tour.

Now that he’s back at the Clinic, we asked him to tell us a bit about the experience . . . .


How and when did you become involved with the Australian Cricket Team?

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Podiatrist Emma Poynton – Covering Ice Hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games

31 March 2022
Practitioner Interview – Covering Ice Hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games


Podiatrist Emma Poynton has just returned from working at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. She was one of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) International Technical Officials (ITO) assigned to the Para Ice Hockey.

Now that she’s back from Beijing we asked her to tell us a bit about the experience . . . .


How did your involvement with the International Paralympic Committee and World Para Ice Hockey come about?

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Face Masks Still Required On Our Premises

28 February 2022
COVID Update 28/2/2022


While the most recent announcement by the Victorian Government included the easing of many restrictions for Victorians, as we are an Allied Health Care Facility, face masks are still required on our premises.


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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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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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Cooking With Kristen: Roast Veg Salad

23 February 2022
Roast Veg Salad

This flavoured filled salad does not underdeliver. Even the biggest meat eaters will be pleasantly satisfied!

Serve alongside your preferred choice of protein or enjoy as is. A serving of this contains a healthy dose of energy boosting carbs, plant-based protein, and anti-inflammatory fats.

And more importantly, it’s an easy way to boost your daily vegetable intake. This is a great lunch meal so be sure to make a big batch and enjoy those leftovers.





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Free Women's Health Physiotherapy Information Sessions

10 February 2022

Updated 15 March 2022

Due to COVID isolation requirements (the presenter is a close contact), we have postponed the second session.

A new date of Saturday 2 April has been set.

The time will remain the same: 1.45pm for a 2pm start

RSVP via:

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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Exercise + Rehabilitation at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

08 February 2022

Exercise + Rehabilitation at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic


Not been to our clinic before, or not for a while / since our redevelopment?

Here’s a quick look at our extensively equipped Exercise + Rehabilitation Area – established to provide a focused approach to exercise and rehabilitation.



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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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