The BSMC Blog

News, advice and more from the Bellarine Sports Medicine Centre Team
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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Keep warm this winter

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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Exercise in Pregnancy

Exercise in Pregnancy

By Osteopath, Dr Catherine Allison. Many expectant mothers are confused about the what, where and how of exercise during pregnancy. It is important to remember that pregnancy is a normal condition and not an illness. Thus for most woman, it is possible to stay active...

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Healthy fascia, happy body.

Healthy fascia, happy body.

By Myotherapist, Summer Spikers. Have you ever wondered why stretching can be so uncomfortable once you reach your limit? How your internal organs stay where they are? Or how your muscles stay connected to your bones? Yes, this does sound like a biology lesson, but...

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Ankle Sprain Injuries and Rehabilitation

Ankle Sprain Injuries and Rehabilitation

    By Darcy Meesen, Physiotherapist. How did you perform at Run Melbourne? Did you pull up sore or injury yourself on the run? Ankle sprains are a common running injury that I'm sure you've heard of before. What is an ankle sprain? A sprain is the tearing of the...

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Dry July for better bodies?

Dry July for better bodies?

By Dr Christine Fraser, Osteopath. It is coming to the end of July and hence the end of Dry July, something a 160,000 Australian's have been apart of since 2008. They have raised $37 million for people affected by cancer, and funded projects at more than 75 cancer...

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When too much isn’t a good thing…

When too much isn’t a good thing…

By Dr Catherine Allison, Osteopath Are you in the middle of you're winter running season? Know someone that is? Overuse injuries are super common when training for events like Run Melbourne (this weekend) or the local, Surfcoast Century (September). Have you struggled...

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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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