The BSMC Blog

News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
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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Liptember – Let’s start the conversation 

Liptember – Let’s start the conversation 

By Jess Henderson, Exercise Physiologist. Liptember is a campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women's mental health by starting the conversation off, by popping a little colour on.  This September, you can register online and seek sponsorship from...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist. Just get tested! Ok so I’m gonna lay it out cold here; Prostate cancer affects one in every five men in their lifetime. That means if it’s not you, then it’s highly likely it's your dad, grandpa, brother or uncle. There are 20,000...

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Exercising your mental health muscle

Exercising your mental health muscle

By Exercise Physiologist, Lachlan Whiting. The benefits of regular exercise for your physical health are well known. We all know exercise can positively impact our cardiovascular health, weight management, blood sugars, cholesterol levels, bone, joint and muscle...

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Exercise and Cancer Treatment.

Keep warm this winter

By Jess Henderson, Exercise Physiologist.   Why warm-ups are an important part of your exercise program. Do you play sport? Have an event upcoming? Or just lead an active lifestyle? If so, it is important to understand the importance of warming up prior to...

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