Montrose Medical practice

20 Glebe Point Road, Glebe   Ph: 9660 6788   (Mon - Sun)


Montrose Medical Practice Doctors and Allied Health - Clinical Psychologists, Podiatrist, Acupuncturist,  Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist


Newsletter April 2015

Welcome to the Montrose newsletter for April 2015. This year we are welcoming Dr May Su and physiotherapist Steven Cole to the practice. This newsletter covers a variety of different health topics and includes a brief rundown on the upcoming flu vaccine season. Dr Kylie Vuong also gives us some information about her melanoma study that is currently in preparation to occur. In addition, Steven Cole provides some advice in regards to ankle injury and Caryn Cobyrne will talk a bit about the science behind acupuncture. We hope you find this newsletter informative and are enjoying these Autumn months! 


Montrose Welcomes Dr. May Su - General Practitioner 

May completed her medical degree from the University of New South Wales in 2002 and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2007.  She completed a Masters in Mental Health (GP) in 2010 at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry. During her training, May completed special skills terms in mental health, paediatrics and sexual health. She has also worked rurally. Most recently, she worked as a General Practitioner in Cremorne for 8 years, prior to moving to Montrose Medical Practice in 2015. 

May enjoys all aspects of primary health care, with special interest in paediatric, women’s health and sexual health. She is accredited to provide Implanon insertion, shared antenatal care and psychological counselling.  She is also planning to complete Mirena training by the end of 2015.


May has also been involved in a number of educational and support programs for General Practitioners and to the community.  She is also a Royal Australian College of General Practice Examiner, and a tutor for the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry. Away from work, May is a mum, and enjoys cooking and cycling. 


Montrose Welcomes Steven Cole - Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist 

Steve is an APA accredited physiotherapist with specialisation in sports physiotherapy. He has also undertaken studies in exercise physiology and is an accredited practicing member through the Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Steve enjoys treating his clients with an effective hands-on and exercise based treatment. He is a believer in educating people on their injury and teaching people ways to self manage their conditions. He treats all injuries including aches and pains.

Steve’s personal sporting interests are rugby league (affiliated with St. George Illawarra Dragons) distance running and gymnastics (affiliated with NSW academy of Gymnastics).


Flu Vaccine Available 

The 2015 influenza vaccine includes H1N1, H3N2 and an influenza B like Virus strains. The 2015 flu vaccine has two strains differing from the previous year’s vaccination. The vaccines are now available at Montrose, please enquire at reception by phone or in person about an appointment for flu vaccination towards the end of April. 


Melanoma Prevention Study 
Dr. Kylie Voung 

Melanoma is the fourth most common cancer in Australia and the most common cancer in adults under the age of 40. Melanoma can be prevented by minimising sun exposure when the UV Index exceeds 3 and especially during midday hours between 10am and 3pm. Montrose is participating in a study conducted by Dr Kylie Vuong and The University of Sydney to develop better ways of preventing melanoma through support in general practice.
The study will begin in the next few months. During this time a researcher may approach you in the waiting room to discuss the study with you and give you some information on melanoma.


Protecting Your Ankles
Steve Cole - Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

When you roll an ankle, it’s always best to have your doctor or physiotherapist assess the damage that has been done. Ankle sprain is the most poorly managed injury by people as it is such a common injury. Most people think that function will return to normal and in some cases this may be true. However there is also the possibility of damaging certain structures in your ankle during a sprain, and this must be treated properly in order to prevent further injury.
How to Strap an Ankle
Click the link below to see a YouTube tutorial on how to correctly strap an ankle.

Investigating an Ankle Injury: Which Scan and Why 
X-ray: The first line investigation method for most injuries. It is especially good to view bones and to find most fractures. A weight bearing x-ray should be performed if possible.
MRI: This is the scan of choice to see soft tissue injuries. It is also preferred over other types of scans because it does not expose people to radiation. 
CT: A more detailed scan used to investigate more serious or hard to identify injuries. These are especially good to see bony injuries and cartilage. 
Bone scan: A very sensitive test to show inflammation of bone, tendon or any other tissue. It is limited in that it shows inflammation without specifying the type of injury, or the type tissue that is injured. It is commonly used to detect stress fractures.
Ultrasound: Can be used to see some injuries that are relatively superficial. Commonly used for muscle and tendon tears and tendinopathy. The main downfall is with the high rate of false positive results. Usually an alternative scan would be preferred for most injuries.


The science behind enhancing fertility with acupuncture
Caryn Cobyrne - Acupuncturist

Our Acupuncturist at Montrose, Caryn Cobyrne, has had consistentsuccess over the last 18 years assisting womenwho were struggling to fall pregnant naturally.
Research has shown acupuncturecan benefits fertility in three ways.
Firstly, acupuncture can regulate fertility hormones.  Stress and other factors can disrupt the function of the hypothalamic pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA), causing hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture has been shown to affect hormone levels by promoting the release of beta-endorphin in the brain, which affects the release of gonadotrophin releasing hormone from the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland, and oestrogen and progesterone levels from the ovary (Ng 2008, Huang 2008, Lim 2010, Stener-Victorin 2010).
Secondly, acupuncture can improve blood flow to the reproductive organs. Stress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which leads to constriction of ovarian arteries. Acupuncture inhibits this sympathetic activity, improving blood flow to the ovaries (Stener-Victorin 2006, Lim 2010), thus enhancing the environment in which ovarian follicles develop. It also increases blood flow to the uterus (Stener-Victorin 1996, Huang 2008), improving the thickness of the endometrial lining and increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
Thirdly, acupuncture can counteract the effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the number of ovarian cysts as well as to stimulate ovulation and to regulate the menstrual cycle by stimulating the sympathetic nerve activity which leads to more balanced hormone levels in women with PCOS  (Stener-Victorin 2000, 2008, 2009, Zhang 2009). 

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Montrose Team of Allied Health Now Comprises Of: 
Edward Pickersgill                Podiatrist
Caryn Cobyrne                       Acupuncturist
Kim Van Nerum                     Massage Therapist
Sharon Dawson                      Clinical Psychologist
Danielle Byers                        Clinical Psychologist
Steve Cole                                Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist 

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