The BSMC Blog

News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
Myotherapy for the Mind

Myotherapy for the Mind

By Myotherapist, Summer Spikers. Do you suffer from tight, tense shoulders and neck? Do you seem to get headaches all the time? If you answered YES, here is some food for thought. In my experience, I find that neck and shoulder tension and headaches, that seem to come...

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Exercise for the Mind

Exercise for the Mind

By Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath. Have you ever heard a friend say they exercise to relieve stress and wondered what on earth they are talking about? Not only can exercise help you get your mind off your problems and clear your head, exercise has been proven to...

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Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy

By Patrick Sheridan, Physiotherapist. Do you play video games or binge on Netflix? Ever stand up after a 5 season marathon and feel like you’ve turned into the Hunchback of Notre Dame? So have I. Yes that Netflix show you’ve just got into can be addictive, and there’s...

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If the shoe fits..

If the shoe fits..

By Steph Kreskas, Podiatrist.  The right shoe can help keep your feet healthy, prevent injury and therefore keep you active and happy. Whether your choice of activity includes walking, running, jumping, or weight lifting, a supportive and appropriate shoe is so...

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Exercise and Mental Health.

Exercise and Mental Health.

  By Dr Doug Blomeley, Consultant Psychiatrist with Bellarine Psychiatry. We’re all aware of the numerous physical health benefits of regular exercise, but what other benefits are there? Well, you don’t have to look far to find mountains of good quality research...

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The top 5 questions your Podiatrist gets asked.

The top 5 questions your Podiatrist gets asked.

By Andrew Graham, Podiatrist. So….why did you choose to work with feet? The world of Podiatry is more than you may think! A large portion of people associate Podiatry with cutting nails and removing calloused skin, but there’s a lot more to it. While we enjoy offering...

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What does it mean to ‘switch on my core’?

What does it mean to ‘switch on my core’?

By Physiotherapist, Claire Van Poppel. Are you referring to the six-pack of abs that I don’t have but can 'supposedly' achieve by persisting with numerous sit ups? Not quite... You’ve probably heard this term before, whether it be in your local gym, exercise class, by...

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All you’ve got to do is Tri…

All you’ve got to do is Tri…

Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath and resident triathlete. The Barwon Heads Triathlon is one of my favourite events on the annual calendar - not only because the start line is within a 5 minute ride of my home, but also because it is a fun, local, community event that...

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Concussion: Just use your head

Concussion: Just use your head

Dr Christine Fraser, Osteopath. I was asked to present to a local football and netball club as part of panel about concussion. This is something that I know about as a health practitioner but when doing my research for this presentation some very sobering statistics...

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