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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Urgent Coronavirus Management Update

12 February 2021

In line with the State Government’s announcement of a 5-day lockdown and return to Stage 4 restrictions, the following changes have been put in place at Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation.

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The move is complete!

08 February 2021

All our services are now conveniently located under one roof in our newly renovated building at 339 Heidelberg Road, Northcote.

The extended and rejuvenated building includes: 13 physio consulting booths, 5 medical consulting rooms, a large integrated exercise area, lift access to upstairs, increased parking, and much more.

We’ve appreciated your patience and understanding throughout the process and we hope you enjoy the larger and more modern facilities.

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Coronavirus Management Update - Masks

04 February 2021

In accordance with the Victorian Government's most recent announcements on the return to mandatory mask wearing in all indoor settings - All patients are required to wear a mask when on our premises. This includes when in Exercise Classes, and when social distancing can be adhered to (unless you have an exemption).

 

All practitioners continue to wear surgical grade masks, and gloves will be worn when clinically appropriate. All reception and administration staff continue to wear surgical grade masks also.

 

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Renovation Update – It’s almost time to move in!

29 January 2021

Things are looking great in the new (front and upstairs) section of the building and we'll soon be moving back in.

Here's some important information and dates for you all to take note of:

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Quick Renovation Update

20 December 2020

 

Work has now finished up for the year, but things are looking great in the front (original section) and upstairs at the back (new section) of the building.

 

See images below.

 

Renovation work will resume 11 January 2021 and is still on track for completion in February.

 

Reminders:

 

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Coronavirus Management Update re: Masks

08 December 2020

In accordance with the Victorian Government's most recent announcements on mask wearing, we have made some changes to our practices and procedures at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic - for patients and staff.

 

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Christmas & New Year Hours

26 November 2020

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 to all - we wish you a happy & healthy 2021!

 

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*

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Cooking With Kristen: Vietnamese Noodle Salad With Sticky Pork Belly

18 November 2020

Vietnamese Noodle Salad With Sticky Pork Belly

 

This refreshing salad is super simple to make. It’s loaded with veggies and requires almost no cooking. It’s the perfect summer dish!

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Renovation Update

10 November 2020

 

Here's a quick update on where our redevelopment project is at: 

 

  • Renovation work continues on our Clinic building at 339 Heidelberg Road. 
  • Builders are now working on the front (original section) in addition to finishing off upstairs at the back (new section) of the building.

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Dr Liam West and Dr Kendall Brooks – working in the AFL hub

04 November 2020

With the 2020 AFL season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic’s Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrars Dr Liam West and Dr Kendall Brooks about their involvement with the Hawthorn (Hawks) and Greater Western Sydney (GWS Giants) teams, respectively.

 

How and when did you become involved with the AFL and the Hawks / Giants?

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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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Samantha May - Club Doctor for the Melbourne Vixens

28 October 2020

With the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic’s Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar Dr Samantha May about her involvement with the Premiership winning Melbourne Vixens.

 

Firstly, congratulations on the incredible 2020 Season at the Melbourne Vixens. Can you describe what it meant to you to be part of this Premiership winning team?

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Massage Therapy Services Recommence

28 October 2020

Great News – Our Massage Therapy services have returned!

In accordance with the Victorian Government's most recent easing of restrictions, we are now able to recommence offering Massage Therapy.

Sessions are currently available Wednesdays (pm), Fridays (pm) and Saturday (am), with more options to open up soon.

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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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