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The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to introduce our newest addition, clinical Myotherapist Djoeke Hoedemaker!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre continues our long and proud tradition of associations with AFL and VFL. Here’s our current affiliations:-
It’s winter and a chilly 10 degrees and you’re about to step out onto the field. Have you warmed up properly??
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we have long been advocates of encouraging exercise and physical activity.
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we believe Melbourne is the sporting capital of the world!  We can watch elite athletes compete every week in a whole range of competitions. 
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a long assocation with the Oxfam Trailwalker. This is a 100 km fund raising walk that is a gruelling yet most rewarding experience.
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are continually looking for new and more effective ways to treat people with knee pain using appropriate exercise therapy. A common case of knee pain, especially in the mature population, is osteoarthritis...
We are pleased to welcome back popular physiotherapist Dan Yee after a brief stint
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we come across many cases of throwing related shoulder pain.
It's back!  The footy starts this week! We might be a bit warm in our scarves, beanies and footy jumpers but we will enjoy it all the same!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre's very own Sports Doctor, Dr James McLaren, jetted to Japan for the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games.
Photograph of Influenza Virus
Book now for your flu vaccine!  Either phone 9650 9372 or book online for our flu vaccination clinic. Flu vaccines have arrived. What is the Flu? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, spreads easily from person to person through infected droplets in...
We are pleased to announce that Dr Tanusha Cardoso has joined The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre team. 
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is incredibly proud of our social media savvy Physiotherapist, Mick Hughes.
Before becoming our Practice Manager at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, in a former life, Julie Tatnell was a leading Sports Dietitian.
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are pleased to introduce our newest physio, Scott Mitchinson who has now returned to Australia after a 6 year stint playing professional baseball in the Unite
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre congatulates our veyr own Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiolog
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to sponsor Melbourne’s Midday Miler’s running group.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre's Head Podiatrist Chris Petropoulos was recently an invited speaker at The Inaugural International Podiatry Conference Athens, Greece.
Woman walking with hip pain
Recently the Physiotherapists and Myotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre had an interesting and engaging open forum discussion on the management of patients with hip conditions.
Photo of vaccine and needle
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is pleased to announce that the Shingles vaccine which is provided free under the National Immunisation Program for people aged 70 years and over is now available.
Pregnant women exercising on Swiss balls
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we see many pregnant women who have questions about exercising during pregnancy. Sports Medicine Australia have released new guidelines for exercising during and after pregnancy.
The Physiotherapists and Myotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre use dry needling as a treatment technique for musculoskeletal conditions.  
Woman running up stairs
We are frequently asked at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre for advice on exercise programs that assist weight loss, leg strengthening, and cardiovascular fitness. Many clients have been troubled by chronic calf and hamstring issues and are...
Here at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are often asked by our patients about the link between various forms of physical activity and knee pain. In particular there is a general perception held by many people that running is a major cause of...
Acccredited Practising Dietitian, Joanna Baker has published an article in the September 2016 Healthy Food Guide, 'Eating Well when you're in PAIN'.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is very proud of our reception team member Meghan McDonald.  Meg is part of the Darebin Falcons VFL team and will be playing in the VFL Grand Final on Sunday the 18th of September.
Here at the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are keenly following the Olympics and are noting the high loads that many sports such as gymnastics place on the upper limb joints in particular.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre's very own Sports Doctor, Dr James McLaren has just returned from Cambodia where he was working with the Australian Under 17 Soccer Joeys for the AFF Cup.
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are often asked when is our busiest time of the year? The answer is undoubtedly September / October. A common scenario is that after a long winter’s hibernation, clients see the sun shining and the days...
The Melbourne Sports Centre is the leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine clinic in the Melbourne CBD. Our clinic is ideally placed to successfully manage patients with chronic or recurring injuries and conditions by providing integrated care....
What is the Gut Micro Biome?
Image of fatty bacon
Just like all dietary approaches, there is no one size fits all - they need to be personalised, realistic, enjoyable, safe and sustainable.  One regime, the ketogenic diet plan is fast becoming an approach that is helping people achieve better...
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are big advocates of our clients maintaining a regular exercise regime that is appropriate for them. When we are asked by a client about which exercise is most effective and appropriate the simple answer is...
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre Physiotherapist Mick Hughes writes regular interesting and entertaining blogs.  Read below for some of his recent work:
Image of Dr Kathy Yu at Gymnastics National Championships
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are extremely proud of our very own Dr Kathy Yu, the recently appointed Chief Medical Officer at Gymnastics Australia.  This terrificprofile below highlights some of her many achievements: 'With over 20...
Photo of Midday Miler Group with Sonia O'Sullivan front and centre!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre are proud supporters and sponsors of The Midday Milers.   At the recent 2 km handicap event held at Olympic Park Oval they received a surprise visit from no less than Sonia O'Sullivan, the World Athletics Gold...
Image of injured female athlete
Mick Hughes is a Physiotherapist at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre and writes a regular blog on exercise and conditioning.  Here is some of his latest work.   I shared a link on LinkedIn recently to an article regarding landing technique in...
Mick Hughes is a Physiotherapist at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre and writes a regular blog on exercise and conditioning. Here is some of his latest work.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre strongly supports the comments made by Professor Tim Crowe from Deakin University.  His comments were published recently in the Geelong Advertiser - grab an apple and read on............
Rugby league players pre-game warm up
'Earlier on this week I wrote a blog on Load Management, specifically on the topic of the acute to chronic workload ratio (ACWR). As mentioned in the blog, this was one topic that I found to be very useful in trying to manage non-contact, soft...
AFL Footballers Pre-Game Warm Up
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre was proud to have Physiotherapist Mick Hughes attend the 'Mastering Load Symposium' on our behalf. Read his informative blog below: Last weekend I attended the "Mastering Load Symposium" in Melbourne and I found...
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre wishes to advise that as from the 1st of July 2016 Medicare will no longer be issuing cheques.  
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre was the proud sponsor the the Midday Milers Mile Handicap held on the 3rd of March 2016.
Resistance Training In The Younger Athlete
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre treats athletes of all ages.  Physiotherapist Mick Hughes details his experience with the younger athlete. 'For those of you that know me well, you would know that I've got a special interest in the treatment of...
Preventative Health Reminders via SMS at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are pleased to advise that preventative health reminders that have traditionally been posted will now be sent securely via SMS to your mobile phone. On the day your preventative health reminder is due, for...
At the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre the Sports Doctors and Physiotherapists are often treating patients with acute sports injuries. In keeping with the Sports Medicine philosophy of emphasising how much a patient can do, rather than emphasising...
Last month I wrote a blog on how to safely start an exercise program as part of new year resolutions. Hopefully, that blog was useful to you and you’ve remained injury free for January.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to welcome Mick Hughes to our experienced Physiotherapy team.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is very pleased to have Lisa McCabe join us for an extra day this year!  Lisa has been a loyal member of physiotherapy team at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre for the past 15 years and with child
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud of our 'Febfasters' - staff and patients alike! And congratulations to everyone who is choosing to participate.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to welcome Physiotherapist Mick Hughes to our team of experienced Physiotherapists.  Mick has recently commenced sessions at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.
Woman increasing training load
This is a question that I am sure confuses you, as when we first heard the concept at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, we too were confused.
Over the past few years the Sports Doctors and Physiotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre have discussed with a number of our patients the potential health benefits of standing more and bei
Photo of men running in one of Melbourne's many running events
Congratulations to all of our patients and staff who competed in the City to Surf event this weekend.  We hope you ran a personal best and raised some money for charity at the same time!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to welcome aboard Dr James McLaren.  James is a sports doctor, aligned with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. 
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre welcomes back Remedial Massage Therapist Leon Adkins from yet another marathon in yet another country!
Knee injuries are one of the most common conditions treated at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.
With a number of our clients participating in The Melbourne Marathon Festival our thoughts at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre turn to the underlying causes of running related injuries.
As the running and triathlon season approaches and the weather is finally improving, now is the time to consider the benefits of Myotherapy and Remedial Massage Therapy.
Daffodil representing Cancer Council Daffodil Day
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a proud supporter of Daffodil Day.  
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre regularly treats patients with skiing and snowboarding related injuries.
National Diabetes Week - 200 Australians Develop Diabetes every day
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre proudly supports National Diabetes Week.
Thank you to all of our loyal patients who suggested you would prefer all of the Physiotherapy treatment areas to consist of private rooms rather than curtained off cubicles.  
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a proud supporter of Latte Laps. What is Latte Laps?  
Image of women surrounded by statistics regarding incontinence
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a proud supporter of World Continence Week.  
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Logo
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre fully supports Bowel Cancer Australia in promoting June as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Male Office Worker walking up stairs at work
Being a city based practice, at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we have a large proportion of clients who are office workers.
Photograph of Director of The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, Dr Philip Perlstein
After over forty one years of medical consulting, Dr Philip Perlstein will take a break from seeing patients for a six month period starting in early July 2015. He will then re-assess his further plans in the new year. We are delighted he is taking...
Happy people, at their most healthy weight, jumping for joy!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a strong supporter of International No Diet Day - a day dedicated to raising awareness as to how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and pro
Animated picture of people who require vaccination
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre would like to inform you that the World Health Organisation has declared April 24 - 30 2015 as International Immunisation Awareness Week. 
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is pleased to welcome Jessica Leckie to our expanding team.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor rehabilitation and continence.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has had a long history of treating footballer’s sprains and strains from all standards over the past 20 years.
Midday Milers!
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has had a long association with the Melbourne Midday Milers running group and is delighted to assist their members in preparation for events
Consumers have been warned to avoid an imported frozen mixed berry product which may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
As part of Australia's Healthy Weight Week (16 - 22nd February 2015), the Dietitians at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre want to inspire all Australian's to cook at home more often to help achieve their healthiest
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we wish to thank all of our patients who have been using our online appointment system.
One of The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre's Sports Doctors, Dr Kathy Yu has just returned from the Tour Down Under.  Read about her experience:
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we understand New Year’s resolutions. Many of us have the same ones year and year again - quit smoking, drink less and lose weight…….the list goes on.
Specialist performing a mole check with a dermatascope
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we understand that Australia has the highest incidence of Melanoma in the world, so it is not surprising that we emphasise the importance of sun protection and skin checks.
Many of our active clients at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre have at some stage suffered the effects of a heat related illness.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to be involved in a research trial conducted by Melbourne University.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre offers after hours medical care for all of our patients.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is committed to providing our patients with exceptional service and health care.
At the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre the Podiatrists are constantly advising on the merits of a plethora of running shoes.
At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre a number of our patients have been asking us about the recent media references to ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a number of clinicians who use Dry Needling as a therapeutic technique.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to be a participant in the Personally Controlled eHealth Record System.
Man stretching to prevent back injury
Many people debate the benefit of stretching, however it is undeniable that some of the most common complaints in The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre Physiotherapy Department can be attributed to prolonged poor posture at work.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a new range of heat packs available to purchase. The heat packs contains Lupin seeds which have superior heating qualitites.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre has a limited number of the Survival Cookbooks in stock for our clients to purchase for $12.00 each. A great gift for you or someone else!
The physiotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre see a large number of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that can be attributed to issues with flexibility and/or strength.
Injured energetic runners make up a significant proportion of the patients treated at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.  Before embarking on any new exercise regime an assessment by a Physiotherapist is recommended
The Podiatrists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre are noticing more and more runners these days are trying their hand at minimalist footwear for a more “natural” or “pure” running experience.  This comes on the b
At the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre our Massage Therapists provide a range of services including Sports Massage, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy.  Modalities or techniques that may be used during Sports Massage include Deep tissue, Trigger point...
Fatigue is a common reason for people to attend a Doctor at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.
The Biggest Loser is a show that most people have watched and come to form strong views and opinions about.  Some people are fans and find the show “motivating”, “encouraging”, “successful” whilst others say that it is “unrealistic”, “un
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is delighted to have the ever expanding Medical Specialists on Collins co-located on level 4 of 250 Collins Street Melbourne.
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre now has a Physiotherapist specialising in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Courtney Weybury is completing the post graduate course at The University of Melbourne to help treat both Women’s and Men’s...
The Physiotherapists at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre treat a number of middle-aged women for a range of musculoskeletal conditions that are caused in part by poor muscle strength and stability and the challenges of our sedentary lifestyle....
The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is very proud to announce that Dr Harry Unglik, one of our Directors, has been awarded Life Membership of the AFL.   This has come about after 33 years of dedicated service to the AFL as both a Club Doctor at ...
Growth related injuries are a concern for the junior sporting population and those involved in their management, including coaches, parents, medical and allied health professionals.
Touch Football is a rapidly growing sport in Melbourne and is played at school, social and elite levels.
As a dietitian at the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are often asked lots of question about weight management.
Tendon injuries are most commonly treated by physical therapy and anti-inflammatories.  The most frequent clinical uses are for plantar fasciitis (heel), achilles (ankle), patella (knee), gluteals (hip) and elbow common extensor origin (tennis elbow...
Interval training involves shorts bursts of activity with less strenuous forms of active recovery.
MIA Radiology is now located in new rooms on level 3 of 250 Collins Street where an expanded service is also offered including low radiation dose CT, ultrasound (including musculoskeletal), general x-ray, interventional and biopsy procedures and OPG...
The Melbourne Orthopaedic Group consists of a group of thirteen dedicated Orthopaedic surgeons who offer a comprehensive Sports Injury and Orthopaedic service including state of the art surgery for: Joint replacement for Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow,...