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Flu vaccines are still available!

As you have no doubt heard in the media, this year there have currently been more Laboratory confirmed Flu cases circulating within the community than in the previous 15 years.  It is not too late therefore to have the flu vaccine.

At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we still have supplies of the Quadrivalent vaccine which is covering 2 of the most common strains circulating...

As this is National Pain Week it’s a good time to go over and update our knowledge on the important considerations in treating and managing persistent pain. As this is an evolving field and the better pain is understood, the better it can be managed.

There is this great video – ‘Tame the Beast’ put together by Professor Lorimer Moseley, a leading neuroscientist and physiotherapy educator...

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is proud to introduce our newest addition, clinical Myotherapist Djoeke Hoedemaker!

An Australian representative in alpine ski racing for approximately 7 years, Djoeke will be able help you with all your post skiing aches and pains!

Djoeke currently works with the Melbourne Football Club and the Victorian Bushrangers cricket team and...

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre continues our long and proud tradition of associations with AFL and VFL. Here’s our current affiliations:-

At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we have long been advocates of encouraging exercise and physical activity. The established guidelines regarding the intensity, frequency and type of physical activity are derived from research into maintaining physical health and disease prevention. There is also emerging evidence regarding the benefits of exercise on the brain. It’s becoming apparent that there are some striking...

It’s winter and a chilly 10 degrees and you’re about to step out onto the field. Have you warmed up properly??

 A warm up is commonly practised before sports participation. The purpose of a warm up is to help prepare your body for exercise, reduce injury and enhance performance. A warm up should aim to raise the body temperature and prepare you physiologically and psychologically to safely perform...

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. 

Melbourne also showcases a plethora of fun runs that are entered by elite athletes and beginners alike.  Many of our patients and staff enter these events, a great way of improving their fitness and raising money for...

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.

This year the Trailwalker will take place on the 7th - 9th April through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

This is a great way to improve your fitness and raise money for a great cause at the same time!...

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 currently seeking volunteers to be involved in a study that is looking at some biomechanical issues related to exercise in people with an osteoarthritic knee.

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  • We are pleased to welcome back popular physiotherapist Dan Yee after a brief stint working in physiotherapy and pilates in the western suburbs. Dan’s areas of clinical interest are in movement analysis, spinal conditions, sports injuries, running biomechanics and manual/manipulative therapy...

At The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre we come across many cases of throwing related shoulder pain. Shoulder pain whilst throwing can be both frustrating and limiting.  Summer sports such as cricket or baseball or even throwing a tennis ball with the kids can all lead to shoulder pain. So if you’ve experienced shoulder pain whilst throwing this summer, now is an ideal time to get begin the process of rectifying the...

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!

We may not be able to play like the professionals, but we can eat like them! Check out this fabulous publication from Inside Sport, produced in conjunction with Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports Dietitians Australia.  ...

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre's very own Sports Doctor, Dr James McLaren, jetted to Japan for the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games.

Australia was represented in Alpine and Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Snowboard Slalom and Halfpipe, Figure Skating, Short Track and Speed Skating.

Not a bad office!

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Tanusha Cardoso has joined The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre team. 

Dr Cardoso is a registrar accredited by the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Her previous work experience includes work at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (2013-2014) and a fellowship year at the Australian Institute of Sport (2012). Tanusha is the current team doctor for the Mini...

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre is incredibly proud of our social media savvy Physiotherapist, Mick Hughes.  Mick's personal website has been chosen by Registry.Physio as the NUMBER ONE website from around the globe!  

Review their top ten websites here 

Congratulations Mick!

Visit Mick's website...

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