The BSMC Blog

News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
Walk it out on the Bellarine

Walk it out on the Bellarine

By Podiatrist, Alice Kilpatrick. With many of us having a little more time on our hands, now is the perfect time to get out into the fresh air, make the most of the perfect autumn weather and explore your surrounds. We are so lucky to live on the Bellarine and Surf...

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Keep moving through COVID – 19

Keep moving through COVID – 19

By Danielle Kloosterman, Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Here are our top 4 reasons why you NEED to focus on your health and fitness during the COVID 19 outbreak. As an Exercise Physiologist, a lot of the clientele that we work with are individuals with chronic...

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Menopause and Exercise

Menopause and Exercise

By Danielle Kloosterman, Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Greater than one-third of a woman’s life is spent during and after menopause, with the average onset of menopause being between 45-55 years of age and can last up to age 65. Menopause is caused by a decrease...

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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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