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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...

The Melbourne Sports Centre is the leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine clinic in the Melbourne CBD. Our...

What is the Gut Micro Biome?

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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...

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...

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre Physiotherapist Mick Hughes writes regular interesting and entertaining blogs.  Read below for some of his recent work:

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a proud supporter or Men's Health Week 13 - 19th June 2016

Image of Dr Kathy Yu at Gymnastics National Championships

At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we are extremely ...

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.  

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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...

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:

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Book online for our flu vaccination clinic here

What is the Flu?...

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 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 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 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.

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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.

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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...

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.

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre can help you with your last minute Christmas gift purchases.

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!

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is a proud supporter of Movember.  We too wish to make a global contribution to men living...

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.

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to welcome Dr Brendon Aubrey to our team of Sports Doctors.

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?  

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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...

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

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is pleased to advise that from the 1st of June 2015 the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria has commenced funding the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine for the following groups:

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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...

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:

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.

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.

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

Fatigue is a common reason for people to attend a Doctor at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...