Mark Kelly, registered Myotherapist at Jasper Health A Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. The fascial system is comprised of different types of connective tissue, which are made up of different types of fibres. These include Collagen, which.. read more →

Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period. In November 2016, a thunderstorm triggered an unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. It caused significant demand on both Ambulance Victoria and hospital emergency departments — and sadly may have contributed to nine lives.. read more →

22 Sep 2017
September 22, 2017


INFLUENZA There has been an exceptional amount of people diagnosed with Influenza in recent months. As stated by the Department of Health, a person will usually develop signs and symptoms of Influenza within one to three days after being infected by the virus. If you suspect you have Influenza, you may feel very sick and.. read more →

GPs often feel caught in the middle when this scenario arises. They can feel an obligation to help their patient who will otherwise be left out of pocket without a current referral. However, there is no leeway in this situation. It is unlawful to backdate a referral and GPs should not agree to such requests… read more →

31 Jan 2017
January 31, 2017

Breastfeeding Newborns

These days, few women have had the opportunity to observe a wide range of other women breastfeed, and can have certain expectations of what breastfeeding is like. Babies grow at different rates, have growth spurts at different times, and their calorie needs change on a daily basis. Your body is designed to adapt to these.. read more →

Our December 2016 / January 2017 Health Newsletter is now available for you to read online. read more →

Our April 2015 /May 2015 Health Newsletter is now available for you to read online. read more →

Bowel Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia with a risk 1 in 12 people. However, bowel cancer screening is still not being performed optimally. To combat this Collins Street Medical Centre has joined with the Melbourne General Practice Network Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Screening using an immunochemical faecal occult.. read more →

01 May 2014
May 1, 2014

Flu Vaccine and Influenza

There have been 41,336 notifications of Influenza in Australia since March 2012 with 13% or 5443 cases being in Victoria. There are many more cases than notifications as often people may not seek medical attention or are not routinely tested for influenza when they present. Australia and Victoria has an extended influenza season with cases.. read more →

01 May 2014
May 1, 2014

Flu Vaccine Season

A Flu Vaccination is recommended in autumn to allow time for immunity to be strengthened before the flu season starts. The 2013 seasonal influenza vaccine contains the same influenza strains used in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Although the influenza strains are unchanged, annual vaccination is recommended because immunity to influenza immunity decreases over time.. read more →