The BSMC Blog

News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
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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Same game, different injuries.

Same game, different injuries.

By Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath. Since the introduction of women’s AFL in 2017 we have seen a large increase in the numbers of girls from as young as 12 participating in AFL as their sport of choice. With the 2019 kicking off it’s time to start thinking about how...

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Make exercise a habit, not just another task

Make exercise a habit, not just another task

By Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath. Can you believe it’s already the end of January and, for many of us, the end of summer holidays. For the past 4-6 weeks many of us have had the luxury of being able to exercise when we want to without the restraints of work and...

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