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September Update

A big warm hello to the CBHG Community !!

It’s hard to believe that it is September already with finals underway in local sporting competitions and the weather starting to improve (well maybe a little…)

Our amazing team at CBHG has been pushing on resolutely through the cold winter months, continuing on our quest to help our clients “Be Better” in achieving their sporting, personal and recreational goals.

Like many others, I have been deeply inspired by the recent performance of our Commonwealth Games athletes, who provide such a great example of what hard work, dedication and in many cases persistence to overcome adversity can achieve on the world stage. Congratulations to all our local athletes who have competed in Birmingham, in particular our boxing heroine Kristy Harris who continues to forge an outstanding career in the ring! It is also time to acknowledge the amazing contribution of our partner, The Barwon Sports Academy, which provides outstanding support to local athletes and their families. We are proud to work with the emerging sporting talent in Geelong and take great pride in seeing them perform and achieve their dreams!

Looking back over a very busy 3 months, it is a great opportunity to reflect on some recent activities and noteworthy achievements that have been celebrated and enjoyed at CBHG. These have included:

  • The organisation and delivery of our education evening with our colleagues at Geelong Orthopaedic Group, titled “Hip and Knee Pain: Treatment before Replacement.” The event was held at Rydges function centre in Geelong where local doctors and physiotherapists heard presentations from Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr. Andrew Wilkinson and Dr. Liam Halliday as well as Senior CBHG Physiotherapist Justin Edwards. At CBHG we have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development of our team and by extension, the broader local allied health and medical community, and we look forward to building on the great success of this event to deliver further education evenings in the future.
  • The extension of our wonderful partnership with YMCA gymnastics for an additional 12 months. We have seen some outstanding recent performances at State and National Level by local YMCA gymnasts. CBHG, working with our partner Clinic Newtown Physiotherapy and Pilates, are thrilled to continue our association with these exceptional young athletes. Senior CBHG Physiotherapist Nic Scheelings has been instrumental in the set up and delivery of strength and conditioning and injury prevention programs for the YMCA gymnastics program. His article as part of this newsletter provides an insight into how an elite level program is designed and delivered – the results speak for themselves.
  • The involvement of our Clinical Team working both in local community sport and with elite / professional athletes in a variety of different sporting environments. We continue to celebrate the achievements of the CBHG Physiotherapy and Allied Health Team both past and present, which has included the recent success of Western United in the A-League and Physiotherapist Ash Lynch, who prior to moving into a full time role in the A-league, made an outstanding contribution at our Geelong Clinic. At CBHG, we provide a proven pathway for our clinical team to achieve their goals, including gaining experience and working in the elite sporting environment.

On behalf of the CBHG team, I would like to wish our friends and colleagues at AFL Barwon, The Geelong and District Football League and the Geelong United Basketball all the very best for their finals competitions. I am sure it will be an exciting few weeks ahead….

Be Better @ CBHG
Adam Walters – Operations Manager

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