Jessica Thornton (physio) Recounts Her Trip to China with the Gems

24 May 2013

Recently, I travelled to China with the Gems, (the U/19 Australian Women’s national basketball team). It was a four nation tour, competing against China, Brazil and the USA. Over two weeks we played in three different cities.

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Adam Culvenor Published in Sports Physio Magazine

08 April 2013

Our friend Adam Culvenor (physiotherapist) has been doing some fantastic research into linkages between ACL reconstruction and early onset knee arthritis. He has recently returned to Australia after completing a large portion of his PhD in Oslo, Norway. His work was recently published in the Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physio Magazine. Well done Adam! Another great contribution to the field!

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Strength & Conditioning: Alphington Sports Medicine Physios Tackling New Challenges

31 October 2012

Over the weekend of 20th-21st October, Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic was proud to host Wayne Rodgers (former physio here at the clinic) to present his unique look at strength & conditioning exercise principles and techniques. Wayne is now based in Far North Queensland, where he runs his health and wellness business
"Health Adventure"

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We Look Forward to Welcoming Dr. Peter Barnett (paediatric specialist)

12 September 2012

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming aboard Dr. Peter Barnett as of October 15th, 2012 to consult at ASMC. Dr. Barnett is specialised in paediatric medicine and has a keen interest in sports medicine practice....

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Ali Murdoch at the World Crossfit Games

30 July 2012

Ali Murdoch has returned from a gruelling campaign at the World Crossfit Games in the USA. The team has had great success both here in Aus and overseas. Ali's team came 9th out of 43. An amazing effort! This is the highest place finish of any Australian team.

Congrats to Ali and the team!

 

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Clinic News - June 2012

02 July 2012

As we round out the first half of the year, we provide you with this quick update from Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic..

- Nicole Young (massage therapist) has started at the clinic. She comes to us with great exerience across a variety of massage techniques

- Gordon Pritchard (physiotherapist) has joined the team. He is currently working at our Alphington Exercise + rehabilitation facility, supervising our clinical pilates classes on Wednesday and Friday nights. He is also our new Sunday clinician at the main clinic site.

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Madeleine Ellis (physiotherapist) Volunteers in East Timor

04 June 2012

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's Madeleine Ellis (physiotherapist) traveled to East Timor recently to volunteer with the East Timor Eye Program - She has been good enough to recount her exerieces for us

April of this year I was invited to travel with the East Timor Eye Program to lend assistance with a surgical eye team in Maliana, a remote town on the border of Indonesia. During my stay I was lucky enough to assist and work with the Physiotherapist at Maliana Hospital.

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Possible links between ACL reconstruction and early arthritis

14 May 2012

Adam Culvenor (physiotherapist) is currently undertaking his PhD investigating the link between knee reconstruction and arthritis of the patellofemoral joint. This blog piece is a small introduction to his study and how to be involved.

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Professional Running, Olympic Dreams, AFL Football......and a Career!?

30 April 2012

Alphington Sports Medicine's Mark Blicavs (pictured in the red singlet) has headed to Europe from ASMC to continue his dream of making the Australian Olympic Team. Despite a hectic and demanding schedule, he has taken the time to give us a valuable insight into how he balances his training with work....and some kind of a social life!

In October 2011 I was fortunate enough to sign as a rookie with the Geelong Football Club. 7 months prior to that I had just started working at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic as a Massage Therapist and for 14 years prior to that I had just started Little Athletics at Sunbury L.A.C.

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Clinic News - April 2012

13 April 2012

Happy Easter to all. We hope the break has left everyone refreshed and you all had a great holiday. We update you with what's been happening this month at ASMC....

- Kim Allison (physiotherapist) has begun at the clinic. She is currently taking clinical pilates classes at AERC. Welcome Kim!

- Professional Development has continued to flourish with our own Adam Culvenor's practical follow-up on osteoarthritis and ACL reconstruction. Thanks Adam. Very informative.

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An Evening With Alex Kountouris - Australian Cricket Team Physiotherapist

03 April 2012

Alex Kountouris (former Alphington Sports Medicine physiotherapist), returned to ASMC to present to our clinicians....

It was Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's great pleasure to host Alex Kountouris, as he took time out of his buys schedule with the Australian Cricket team to present on low back pain in professional athletes. Alex was a physiotherapist at Alphington before pursuing his cricket work full-time.....

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Gaylene McKay Talks About Her Role as a WNBL Physio

27 March 2012

Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic's managing director, Gaylene McKay is no stranger to the rigorous demands of professional basketball. Having been the first WNBL player to rack up 300 games. She has been a part of the Bulleen Boomers since 1991 and she talks about her role with the 'Manningham Leader'

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Clinic News - March 2012

19 March 2012

As we move towards the end of March, we update you with what's been happening this month at ASMC....

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Mark Blicavs Sets His Sights on London

07 March 2012

Our very own massage therapist, Mark Blicavs, has big ambitions. Not only does he do a fantastic job balancing his clinical hours at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic with his heavy training schedule but now he has AFL footy to add to that mix!

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AIS Update From Miranda Wallis

27 February 2012

Our very own Miranda Wallis (physiotherapist) has been seconded to the Australia Institute of Sport leading up to London 2012. She gives us this update..


After another successful Gliders camp, I started my new adventure with the AIS Physical Therapies department on the Friday after Australia Day.  This first day I was left to my own devices to organise IT to get my computer going, find my way to the uniform store and just generally get to know my way around the people and places that make up the AIS....

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