Barangaroo News January 2019

FAQs information BOSIC

Welcome to 2019!

What is it about a brand new year that beckons us to start afresh? If you haven’t already, now’s the time to reset those health goals that may have gone off-track during the past year. Chalk out a roadmap to help you to navigate the road ahead – be it in your personal or professional life. Carpe Diem (that’s “seize the day”) and make the most of what life has to offer.


At Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic we want to support the NEW YOU. Together we can help you live your healthiest life. It’s time to shake off the shackles of injury, pain and illness that have been holding you back from feeling fit and fabulous. Let us give you the best healthcare you deserve so that you can live life to the fullest in 2019!

Acupuncture Offer

For a limited time only, our acupuncturist Jane Chan is offering all clients this not-to-be-missed deal. Grab it before it’s gone!

Terms & Conditions:

  • These acupuncture packages need to be purchased up front by 31/01/2019 and used by 30/06/2019
  • Private health fund rebates may apply
  • Call BOSIC on 8599 9811 to book your acupuncture package or book below online.

Video Watch – Interview with our Acupunturist Jane Chan – The Healthy Goji

New Year, New Faces

Dr O’Leary is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in foot and ankle surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma. After graduating in Wales, Dr O’Leary moved to Sydney to do his orthopaedic training. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Australasia College of Surgeons (FRACS) and has also completed two sought-after fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in the UK and Australia. He practises at the Northern Beaches Hospital, the Mater in North Sydney and the SAN in Wahroonga.

Dr O’Leary is now available for appointments at Barangaroo Clinic on Tuesday afternoons.
Did you know our new physiotherapist Vanessa Boon was a swimmer at the national level for Singapore? Vanessa graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. She is passionate about helping people with their health goals so that they can enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. She has a deep understanding of sports injuries, with particular interest in injury/re-injury prevention, back pain and lower limb injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and – you’ve guessed it – any water sport.

Vanessa is available for appointments at Barangaroo Clinic from Monday to Friday.

Barangaroo News December 2018

BOSIC about us

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS! 

When the Barangaroo Clinic team gets together for its annual Christmas Party, there’s bound to be plenty – plenty of food, plenty of fun, plenty of frolics – all with our Santa hats firmly in place.

We want to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a festive season that is filled with joy and love. Thank you for your continued support and patronage during the past year which has helped Barangaroo Clinic grow from strength to strength. 

We look forward to a new year filled with good health and happiness and will continue to work together to achieve your health and fitness goals in 2019. 

The BOSIC Team + Bear Cottage = Christmas Cheer

Christmas is the season for giving. We put our gift wrapping skills to the test (all sticky tape disasters were averted!) when we volunteer to wrap presents for Bear Cottage, the only children’s hospice in NSW. It felt wonderful to sprinkle some Christmas magic and reach out to our kids who need it the most. As Dr Seuss said in ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas!’

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. 

What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

Barangaroo News October 2018

FAQs information BOSIC

Things are revving up a notch at Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic . In case you missed it, the countdown to Christmas has (already!) begun. Don’t worry; you’ve still got a couple of months to steer your health and fitness goals back on track. We’ve got the expertise to keep you fighting fit and feeling fabulous. 

Don’t Miss Out on Your Insurance Benefits! 

use it lose it

 

Did you know that close to 10 million Australians have private health cover – but many of us don’t make the most of it? Make sure you use your extras health cover before it expires on 31st December. Not sure what you’re covered for? Call your health care provider now to check. 

Barangaroo Clinic has an array of allied health services to give you the total health care you deserve. From acupuncture, physiotherapy, exercise physiology and sports medicine to dietetics, orthopaedics, massage and podiatry – we have a comprehensive range of services under one roof. 

Don’t delay – book in at BOSIC today! 

 

Dr Yalizis Joins our Team

 

Over the past few months, the Barangaroo Clinic team has steadily grown to keep up the demand. The latest practitioner to join our team is Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Dr Matthew Yalizis. 

Dr Yalizis specialises in:

  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Acute shoulder and elbow trauma

He is available to treat all ailments of the shoulder and elbow and operates at St George and St Vincent’s Private Hospital and consults at Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic on Wednesdays. 

FOOD AS FUEL: Turkey Zoodle Bolognese

 

Looking for a quick and healthy dinner? BOSIC’s Dietitian Nicholas Gala (ng_dietetics) has taken the classic Spaghetti Bolognese and given it a twist that’s low carb and low cal. 

Zoodles (noodles made from zucchini) are the perfect gluten-free pasta. You can buy pre-packed zoodles from a supermarket/health food store, or make them using a spiraliser or a mandoline. 

Packed with plenty of veggies and protein, it will keep you feeling fuller for longer. With only 15g of carbs per serving, this bolognese will prevent any large spikes in insulin levels and will keep your blood sugar levels under control. 

 turkey noodle bolognese

Ingredient: 

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 500g zoodles ( zucchini noodles) 
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 finely chopped chilli
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large handful chopped spinach
  • 5-6 chopped mushrooms
  • 400g tin diced tomato (no added salt) 
  • A pinch each of oregano and basil
  • 1 tsp salt 

Method:

In a pan, saute the onion, garlic, paprika and chilli. When translucent, add the tomatoes and cook till pulpy. Next add the spinach and mushrooms. Lastly, add the mince, herbs and salt, and cook covered on low heat until the mince is cooked through. The zoodles are best eaten raw. Simply mix them with your piping hot bolognese sauce. Dinner is served – without a side serving of guilt!

Learn more about Dietetics

Barangaroo News September 2018

FAQs information BOSIC

Are you ready to shake off those winter woes and welcome Spring with open arms? Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic has lined up a whole range of offers to give you a reason to celebrate the season and (dare we say it?) put a Spring in your step. 

Make a run for this ASICS offer! 

 

ascis offer

ASICS has a very special offer for all BOSIC customers at their newly re-opened ASICS flagship store at the QVB. 

Get 20% off storewide on Thursday, 20th September and Friday, 21st September! What’s more, when you play and win the ASICS games in-store, you can get an additional 10% off. But wait, there is more! Rub shoulders with Australia’s sporting elite like Rugby Union players Emilee Cherry, Jesse Parahi, Alicia Quirk and Sam Myers as well as high jumper Brandon Starc. Get your feet, footwear and fitting sorted at ASICS QVB. 

 

Get Moving with MDX-System

 

Nate MDX System

Over the past month, our Physiotherapist Nathanael Chan has been learning the ropes to become an internationally qualified MDX-System Therapist

What is MDX-System, you ask? It’s all about understanding and analysing the relationship between muscles, joints and the inter-relationship to movement patterns. 

Nate can optimise your walking, running and movement patterns by targeting specific muscles to improve strength, along with a three-dimensional stretching treatment program. Whether you want to improve muscular strength and endurance, reduce pain, or improve your athletic abilities, Nate has got the answer for you. 

Book your MDX-System appointment with Nate

 

Tips for a Healthy Spine

 

Barangaroo Clinic’s very own Spinal Surgeon Dr Michelle Atkinson shares her tips on how to look after your spine by building up strength in your bones, muscles and core.

 

Did you know your spinal bones or vertebrae are alive and are constantly being broken down and rebuilt? Your peak bone mass is achieved when you’re 25 years old, after which you slowly lose overall strength. 

It is so important to feed your spine adequate calcium by eating calcium-rich foods. Your body requires 1000-1500mg of calcium which is found in dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt as well as in seeds, leafy greens, legumes and seafood. 

Chances are, like most Australians, you’re deficient in Vitamin D. Expose your skin to the sun 15 minutes each day either before 10am or after 4pm for your daily dose of Vitamin D, which allows your gut to absorb the calcium. 

Load your spine  to stimulate more bone to rebuilt, rather than broken down. Impact exercises such as skipping, jumping, running, walking and weight lifting are excellent. Our Exercise Physiologist Rachael Kent can work with you to develop a program.

Strengthen your spinal/core muscles to support the spine; it cannot remain upright without muscular support. Engage the core when loading the spine to protect the discs and facet joints which allow spinal movement. Our Physiotherapy team of Sam, Jerome, Nate an Karen can direct and monitor your progress to a healthy core. 

Find out more about Orthopaedic

 

Spring Recipe: Very Berry Smoothie

 

Strawberries might be making the news for all the wrong reasons, but here’s a recipe from BOSIC’s Dietitian Nicholas Gala that elevates these bountiful berries to the status they deserve. Go on, whip up this smoothie – it’s not just healthy; it’s not just healthy; it’s downright delicious! 

Ingredient: 

  • 3/4 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup natural Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter – no added salt
  • 1 tsp black chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp no sugar maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

To make, simply add all ingredients to your blender and whiz until smooth. This berry smoothie is a perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack for those busy days! It is packed with protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. You can also add half a scoop of vanilla whey protein and enjoy this as a post-workout snack to aid recovery. 

Nutritional Information: 

  • 280 Calories 
  • 19g Protein
  • 22g Carbohydrates
  • 12g Fat
  • 4g Fibre

Learn more about Dietetics

Barangaroo News August 2018

FAQs information BOSIC

It’s wONEderful to be ONE! 

BOSIC turns 1

 

Barangaroo Orthopaedic and Sport Injury Clinic just celebrated its 1st birthday and what a joyous celebration it was (photographic evidence above)! We want to THANK YOU for being an integral part of Barangaroo Clinic’s success and we look forward to continuing to provide a superior level of healthcare to you and the wider Barangaroo community for many years to come.

It’s our party and we’re giving the gifts! 

 

What’s a birthday party without the perfect pressie? This time around, the gift is on us. Its our way of saying Thank You. Here’s your hint: ‘Health is wealth’ – that’s all we’re saying. To find out more and claim your Barangaroo Clinic gift, click on the photo below.

Get Fit. Have Fun. Run Free! 

 

Want to do your first fun run but have no idea how to train for it? Love running but can’t find the mojo? Want to run but hate doing it alone?

Join Barangaroo Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic’s FREE running club, and supported by ASICS, our club is open to all fitness levels, whether you’re an amateur or a race veteran. 

Become part of a running community that supports you every step of the way with expert advice on everything from injury prevention to nutrition. Improve your strength, your stamina and your street cred! 

Sign up to Run the Streets and let us take care of all your running needs. 

It’s fun, it’s free, it’s fantastic . And it’s right up your alley. 

 

Run the Streets

 

 

BOSIC News July 2018

With so many running festivals and races around the corner this time of year, we at Barangaroo Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic want to support you in your fitness goals, whether it’s a fun run with friends or a gruelling marathon. So make a run for it and get race ready with BOSIC… 

 

Hit Your Stride 

Barangaroo Clinic has got three Running Packages to suit every type of runner – no excuses allowed! Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide and train you to run like the wind – injury-free and stress-free. 

 

Each package is specifically tailored to suit your own fitness level and goals. So whether you’re running novice who has never found the right running shoes, a recreational runner who wants to run a 5K, or a race veteran who’s out to smash your half-marathon PB, the BOSIC team has got the expertise to keep your motivated and moving with our expert know-how. 

 

Get more information on our Running Packages by clicking on the links below: 

Starter Package >>>  https://bosic.com.au/starter

Return to Running Package >>>  https://bosic.com.au/returntorunning

Personal Best Package >>>  https://bosic.com.au/personalbest

Go on – tie up those shoe laces and smash your race pace! You know you want to. 

Yes, You Can with Rachael Kent

Ever wondered what’s the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer? How do their roles differ? Is one more qualified than the other? Just ask Rachael Kent, the Director of Exercise Lab practising at BOSIC. Better yet, drop in and get her expert advice on anything from resistance-based exercise and spinal strengthening to injury management and women’s health. 

Rachael Kent demonstrates the correct technique

Rachael’s Top 3 Tips to Aid Recovery After a Workout

Yes, they may seem fairly simple but, let’s face it, we tend to ignore these important essentials thanks to our frenetic lifestyle. 

Eat: Fuel your body correctly to replenish your muscles so that they can grow stronger and be ready for your next session. 

Drink: it is very important to re-hydrate your body with water since it supports every metabolic function. 

Sleep: Catch forty winks, take a nap, hit the sack, get some shut-eye, go to the land of nod… Call it what you want – just make sure you get adequate sleep. Your body needs to release growth hormones for muscle recovery. 

 

BOSIC News June 2018

BOSIC about us

It’s the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend here in NSW and Barangaroo Clinic wants to give you the royal treatment. We’ve lined up these special offers that are guaranteed to make you feel regal. 

Feel like you’re walking on air with 30% off

At the footinjuryclinic, we are serious about feet. We will discuss your foot care in a language you understand, using individually tailored, multi-faceted treatment and comprehensive examination.

BOSIC Podiatry

Golly Gosh, keep your posture posh

While the world held its collective breath as Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, we couldn’t help but admire her perfect poise and posture (along with her gorgeous gown and radiant smile!). 

Apart from our daily grind, isn’t it? If you ever catch yourself sitting hunched over your laptop with your phone jammed between your chin and neck all day long, you’re definitely in need of some postural adjustments. 

So click on the video below for these easy “deskercises”. Your aching back will say thank you. And who knows, you just might find yourself walking regally like Meghan Markle (just hold back on the royal wave, will ya?).

Right Royal Recipe: Scones

You might think scones are “posh posh”, but they’re surprisingly easy to bake and oh-so-satisfying! They’re perfect with an afternoon cuppa to beat the winter chills. The only question is: do you spread your jam first and then your cream, or the other way around? 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2&1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 50g cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 300mL thickened cream
  • Strawberry jam 

METHOD: 

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. Put the flour, salt, sugar and butter into a large mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips. Mix until it resembles breadcrumbs. 
  3. Now make a well in the centre and add the milk. Stir with a spatula or blunt knife until it just comes together. Do not over mix! 
  4. Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it just a little. The less you knead the dough, the lighter and more crumbly your scones will be. 
  5. Roll dough to a 2-3cm thickness. With a 6cm round cookie cutter (or even the rim of a glass), cut out circles from the dough until all the dough has been used up. 
  6. Place them slightly apart on the lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with extra milk. 
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with lashings of cream and strawberry jam. Enjoy! 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Hope you’ve got something special planned for this wonder woman. Please don’t tell us it’s a bunch of Chrysanthemums – yes, we get that they end in “mums” – but they’ll justwither away. Fluffy slippers? Too fuddy-duddy. A box of chocolates? You’re going to gobble them all up, right? 

Never fear, BOSIC is here! We’ve got two great specials that for your mum (or even the mother of your kids) is going to really appreciate. Even better, you can book these specials through the entire month of May. After all, we believe Mother’s day should last all month!

Mother’s Day Massage Offer 

Mother’s Day Mum-to-be Offer

 

As women we tend to put ourselves last – the kids, the ageing parents, the partner, heck, even the family dog come before our needs. So let’s use Mother’s Day as a friendly reminder to take care of some small but significant life issues that need your undivided attention ASAP. 

May we remind you to… 

  • Find the right sports bra

The mere thought of “bra shopping” is daunting enough; even more so when you’re searching for a sports bra that’s supportive yet comfy. First, try on a sports bra and spot jog in front of a changing room mirror. If your breasts jiggle up and down too much, you’re not getting enough support. Next, reach your arms up overhead and circle them a few times in each direction. If the bra shifts, if the straps slip, or if it chafes, it’s not a good fit. 

  • Avoid hidden sugar

Sugar is everywhere – and is so addictive. If you’re the primary grocery shopper in your home, the best tip is to avoid bringing home the bad stuff in the first place. When you’re at the supermarket, scan the ingredients list. If a packaged product has sugar listed in the first five ingredients, avoid it like the plague. Also skip anything which contains syrup or ends in -ose (sucrose, maltose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup). 

  • Do a breast self-examination 

Don’t put it off any longer – check your breasts regularly and get familiar with how they look and feel. Check all the way from your armpit right up to our collarbone. Look for lumps, thickening, dimpling, redness or flaky skin, nipple discharge, pain and change in shape or size. There are many tutorials online. Trust your gut instinct – if you feel something’s amiss, see a doctor immediately. 

 

BOSIC News March 2018

Trevor Proskewitz

BOSIC’s very own podiatrist, Trevor Proskewitz, was featured on on Channel 7’s popular breakfast show Sunrise. During the segment, Trevor touched upon a range of foot-related issues. He busted myths like: “A lot of people accept that having a bit of foot pain is a normal thing to have.” He also shared practical tips such as: “Try and wear sneakers while walking to work and then change into heels.”

 

Trevor Proskewitz
Podiatrist Trevor Proskewitz on Sunrise

Give Plantar Fasciitis the Boot

Do you wake up every day with a searing pain in the heel or arch of your foot? Do you then hobble about your morning routine, waiting for the pain to subside? Ouch! Looks like you’ve got plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toe on the bottom of your foot) becomes irritated and inflamed, causing heel pain. It is a common symptom of overtraining and can severely hinder your athletic abilities if left unaddressed.

While plantar fasciitis is painful, the podiatry team at BOSIC can treat it fairly easily. From getting you fitted with the correct shoes to preparing a fitness program tailored to your needs, the expert podiatrists at our footinjuryclinic will get you back on your feet in no time.

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Keep Calm – The Space Studio has a Special Offer

BOSIC’s next door neighbour, The Space Studio, is opening its doors to you – literally.  All BOSIC clients get 50% off an Introductory offer which allows you to try the Studio for two weeks of unlimited classes for just $25! Use it or lose it by 5th April 2018.

To activate this fantastic offer:

  1. Go to The Space Studio’s timetable.

  2. Select the class you would like to commence your 2-week pass.

  3. Create an account.

  4. Enter the promo code HEALTH50 on checkout to receive 50% off.

space studio


Eating Right During Easter

The Easter holidays are right around the corner. A good time to take a break, relax and rejuvenate. But if you’ve hatched a plan to eat all your kids’ Easter eggs (Mmm, those Lindt chocolate bunnies!), better read this 4-Point Plan to curb those unhealthy Easter Egg-stravagances.

 

 

Make it a Good Friday: (and Saturday, and Sunday.) Start each holiday with a protein-rich breakfast – yes, real eggs instead of chocolate ones. Foods like hot cross buns are full of sugar and processed carbs, making your blood sugar spike and then drop sharply. Choose healthy snack options like a handful of nuts, veggie sticks with hummus, a protein shake, or cheese with an apple every time you feel the munchies coming on.

Portion Control: The holidays are not an excuse to go overboard. Yes, you’re probably going to have a seafood feast on Good Friday, but watch your portions. Fill up on fresh salads (hold the aioli dressing). Remember, everything in moderation. So, that’s one hot cross bun; not four.  

Plan Ahead: Don’t forget to stock up on fresh produce before your local Woolies closes for Good Friday. And when you catch up with friends and family, offer to cook a dish or two so that you know exactly what you’re eating. Instead of processed snacks laden with additives, preservatives and sugar, reach for real food. Also make sure you’re well hydrated – we often mistake thirst for hunger.

No Guilt: If you’re going to grab an Easter treat, think quality over quantity. Choose dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) over the cheap and nasty Easter eggs filled with sugar and palm oil. If you do overindulge, shake it off with some exercise. Psst! The best time to break your diet is immediately after a strenuous workout while your metabolism is still firing.

bosic easter

BOSIC News Feb 2018

BOSIC about us

Drumroll, please!

We’ve got exciting news. Are you ready for this? Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic is delighted to announce that renowned sports physician Dr. Bassam Moses has joined our team.

Yes, you read that right. The very same Dr. Moses who is the sports physician for the NSW State of Origin team as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, the A-league Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Trinity Grammar School. We told you we’ve got exciting news.

Dr Bassam Moses

 

So, do you need to be a professional athlete to see Dr. Moses? Not at all! As well as working with many well-known professional sports persons, he treats clients from  all walks of life for their sports injuries – yes, even the corporate, recreational or everyday athlete.

As for his credentials, Dr. Moses graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996 and went on to finish training as a Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialist through the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians in 2015.

 

Dr. Moses’s areas of expertise include:

  •  Adult & children’s sports medicine
  •  Concussions
  •  Tendon injuries
  •  Prolotherapy & PRP injections
  •  Autologous tenocyte implantation
  •  Ultrasound guided injections
  •  Shockwave therapy
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Joint injuries
  •  Acute & chronic spine pain
  •  Workplace injuries
Dr. Moses helps NRL player Mitchell Pearce during a State of Origin match

Dr. Moses assists NRL player Mitchell Pearce during a State of Origin match

Even when he’s not working, Dr. Moses enjoys all things sport and spends much of his time following his favourite teams. Oh yes, and he’s a devoted family man who enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Dr. Moses will be based at BOSIC two days a week, and if you’d like to see him, a GP referral is preferred but not required.

So if you’re looking to achieve personal sporting goals, manage a chronic injury, improve your health and performance, or struggled to get results in the past, put your physical fitness in the safe hands of Dr. Moses

For more information, please contact our reception team on 8599 9811