The BSMC Blog

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

Plastic Free July Tips

 By Osteopath, Dr Christine Fraser. You might have seen on social media that this month is plastic-free July. This is something that as a clinic, and individually, we are striving to reach. I have listened to a number of podcasts, books and read a number of blogs and...

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What is Vertigo?

What is Vertigo?

    By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist. Vertigo is that sickly sensation of the room spinning around you or a sense of dizziness that usually comes on with certain movements. It can leave you feeling quite nauseous and debilitated when it strikes. Sometimes your eyes...

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Training in Winter.

Training in Winter.

By Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath. How can you beat the exercise rut before it beats you? It happens to the best of us – the mornings get colder and darker, we snooze the alarm that one extra time. Before we know it we are out the door and on the way to work without...

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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

  By Claire Van Poppel, Physiotherapist. WE LOVE THE SNOW at BSMC! Winter is undoubtedly here, with mornings already reaching -1 degree. Along with these cold mornings, comes the beautiful mulled wines, open fires, and of course, the long-awaited snow season. ...

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Cold weather can be a headache…

Cold weather can be a headache…

By Dr Christine Fraser, Osteopath. ‘I have a headache today’. This is something that is coming up in my consult conversations more and more as the outside temperature dips. Why is this you ask? Well, there is a number of reasons: let’s break it down. Firstly, what is...

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Don’t get cold feet!

Don’t get cold feet!

By Podiatrist, Steph Kreskas. With winter settling in and morning temperatures feeling like they are reaching subzero, our body begins to feel the aches and pains associated with cold weather. Some people are faced with joint pain and stiffness, others muscular...

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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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