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News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
Osteopathic Support for your Pregnancy

Osteopathic Support for your Pregnancy

By Dr Bridget Pledge, Osteopath. Osteopathy is founded on 4 main philosophies  – 1.    The body is a unit 2.    Structure and function are inter-related 3.    Our body is capable of self-healing, protection and regulation mechanisms 4.    Treatment always considers...

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No childcare? No worries!

No childcare? No worries!

By Danielle Kloosterman, Exercise Physiologist. There’s usually a big change in the weekly routine during summer; your children get time off school or daycare, you might get time off work or your gym schedule changes due to public holidays and they change their group...

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Keep your feet cool this Summer

Keep your feet cool this Summer

By Alice Kilpatrick, Podiatrist. Summertime is officially here which means out with the boots and in with the sandals and alike.   Typically with the warmer months, comes less structured and supportive footwear. This sudden change can result in increased stress and...

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Strengthen your heart!

Strengthen your heart!

By Jess Henderson, Exercise Physiologist. The importance of exercise for heart health! Did you know that Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia? It has been reported that 580,300 Australians over the age of 18 have Coronary...

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Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Crackers!

By Dr Bridget Pledge, Osteopath. The 'Christmas Crazies' have arrived! December has snuck up on us all (once again) and the next time we blink; it’ll be Christmas Day! With that in mind, it’s not surprising we are all starting to feel the toll of the end of year...

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Tis’ the time for travel.

Tis’ the time for travel.

by Dr Christine Fraser, Osteopath. For those lovely community members, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, here's a tidbit about me: I LOVE Christmas! This year has flown by and Christmas is now only 30 days away! I love Christmas as there is a no better reason...

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Surf’s up!

Surf’s up!

By physiotherapist, Claire van Poppel. Spring is definitely here folks! If you're like me, you might be looking forward to dusting off that 3'2' wetsuit after having the typical winter hiatus from surfing. Surfing in winter is HARD. It's cold and miserable and means...

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What is a Stroke?

What is a Stroke?

By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist. A stroke is a type of acquired brain injury, that results from a disruption in blood flow to the brain. There are two main types/ causes for this; Hemorrhagic stroke; This occurs when an artery that supplies the brain tissue bursts....

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Take control of your 8-week challenge! 

Take control of your 8-week challenge! 

  By Andrew Graham, Podiatrist. While an 8-week challenge can often kick start our summer training, it can also spell the end for many with injuries taking their toll. So, what can we do to reduce our chance of injury and get in summer shape? Podiatrist, Andrew...

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Exercise and Cancer Treatment.

Exercise and Cancer Treatment.

What is the role of exercise during cancer treatment? By Jess Henderson, Exercise Physiologist. One in four Australian women and one in three Australian men are affected by cancer before the age of 75. Most of us can relate and know someone close to us that may be...

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