This year I became the Physio and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Men's Volleyroos- the Australian Indoor Volleyball Team. As the team competes to earn an Olympic Qualifying Spot in Rio, I was lucky enough to follow them on this exciting journey.
Working with the Under 17 Victorian side as their physiotherapist was an absolute privilege with such a talented and fun group of girls. A team of 12 was selected last October with some players travelling from regional Victoria up to 3 hours away to train every weekend.
In November and December 2014, one of our physiotherapists Peta travelled to Europe to get her physio fix for all things ballet. She travelled as physio with dancers from the Northern Territory's Ballet Company, taking the opportunity to connect with the health teams of various European dance companies and full-time dance schools.
Gordon Pritchard (physio) recently travelled as physio to the Men & Ladies Victorian Cricket Squads for the 2015 Imparja Cup - National Indigenous Cricket Tournament. He has kindly provided us with an update.
On the weekend of 28th Feb-1st March, ASMC's Sue Hogarth will be taking part in the "Weekend to End Women's Cancer". The walk is to benefit the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, providing vital funding to research and clinical care at Peter Mac. We wish Sue all the best for this important initiative and throw our support behind her.
We are pleased to announce a new service as ASMC, ViMove by DorsaVi. ViMove uses wireless sensor technology to accurately and objectively measure movement and muscle activity of the lower back and legs......read more about this innovative technology here
Recently Michael Kaplan and friend of ASMC (Miranda Wallis - physio) travelled to China for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. They went as part of the Headquaters medical team. Between them and 2 other physios and 2 sports doctors they were responsible for maintaining 89 Australian Athletes.
Dr. Matt Chamberlain has been over at Comm Games as part of a successful campaign in the pool with the Australian Swimming Team. They arrived in Glasgow ready to go via Manchester for a week and settled well into the athletes village....all 59 athletes (nearly 100 when you include staff and coaches!). There was a reception for the entire Australian team with the usual dignitatries, including Alexander Downer (High Commisioner to UK) and the Australian Minister for Sport.
2014 is well and truly underway. Of note, to stay on top of advances in clinical systems, we have recently installed and begun working with new appintment and payment software . While we will always endeavour to keep things as streamlined and efficient as possible, we thank you for your patience and understanding while things settle in.
As 2013 draws to a close, we'd like to wish all the Alphington Sports Med community a safe and happy Xmas and New Year. It's been a busy 2013 and as we round out the year we take this opportunity to update you all on what's making news....
Recently, John Pompei (physiotherapist) spent a month at the Australian Institute of Sport’s European Training Centre (ETC) in Gavirate, Italy. His time away was eventful and eye opening. For all of our sports enthusiast friends......this one is a great read for you! Read on....