SPORTS & SPINAL

here to help you reach your full potential

Established in 1992, Sports & Spinal have grown to be one of the largest, most comprehensive and experienced Allied Health service provider in Queensland.

Our exceptional services include; Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Podiatry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Pilates & many exercise classes to facilitate a healthier, fitter, and stronger YOU. We have practices located in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Fraser Coast.

Be it getting back on the sports field; preparing for/or recovering post-surgery; achieving a personal goal of a new and healthier you; or simply putting the spring back in your step; Sports & Spinal have a selection of QUALITY SERVICES to help YOU on your rehabilitation journey.

At our core is a strong desire to provide outstanding patient care through best practice and facilitating relationships with YOU and your other medical providers for OPTIMAL RESULTS that ensure you live a long, strong life.

services we provide


30+

YEARS OF SERVICE


315+

TEAM MEMBERS


18

LOCATIONS


6

DAYS A WEEK

CLINIC LOCATIONS

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

Wonderful clinic and great range of services. Love the remedial massages by Di. Highly recommend!
The Kawana clinic is amazing! Such an extensive array of Pilates and exercise classes to choose from and I always feel very welcome and comfortable.
Such a good experience, had a lot of lower back pain and felt at ease from the minute I attended this clinic. All staff were very professional and I feel confident that I am in good hands. Thanks
Great clinic! Really recommend all physio and podiatry services. Team is professional and clinic is in a great location! Special mention to their Podiatrist Tim who is great at his job!
Awesome staff and great knowledge. Came here for recovery from spinal surgery and feel i have had excellent advice and care from all the staff and reception. I would recommend to all friends and family.
Saw Georgia who was amazing. She was kind and thorough. Feel so much better after one treatment
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The aid of a phone app to explain and demonstrate home based treatment plans and exercises was very useful.
Lovely place .Very good professional people. Staff very friendly and very obliging. Matt my physio is very caring and does not expect me to do more than I am capable off. Very happy place. I certainly do recommend Sports and Spinal Maroochydore! :)
Sports & Spinal North Lakes comes highly recommended. I have attended this clinic 3 times a week for the past 5 months and everyday I’m greeted with a smile and great service. They have a great understanding of how to manage DVA clients which is fantastic and allows Vets to focus on their rehabilitation and reaching their goals.Thanks Sports & Spinal North Lakes for your continued support in my long recovery.🦉
I was recommended sports and spinal from a friend after I had suffered a dislocated shoulder outside of work and needed to get back to my job (carpentry) as soon as possible.I can't recommend these guys enough. With the treatment, exercises, mobile app and the extensive knowledge that the staff passed on I was able to get back to work and strengthen my shoulder more than I thought was possible post injury.100% will be going back if needed and will be telling everyone who needs to see a physio about them.
Ashleigh is an excellent massage therapist using a variety of techniques to assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation, improved general well-being and relaxation.Always bright and cheerful with a courteous and friendly manner.
Reception friendly & well organised, consultation was professional & treatment plan & options were thoroughly explained. The exercise program was ready to go & delivered electronically before I arrived home. Exercise app is easy to use, has both written & video instructions plus it tracks progress. Overall, I'm very happy with the service delivered.
What a great visit awesome help where needed
The staff are all professional from the receptionist to the therapists. The physiotherapists are professional, attentive, focussed on the individuals needs and caring. Very satisfied with my treatment and follow up
Beth was absolutely wonderful with her sports massage. She explained what she was doing and why. Beth also let me know how I would feel the next day & how to treat any discomfort I may experience. Beth took the time with me and didn't make me feel as though she had to rush to her next patient.Thanks again!
Ainslee (Podiatrist) did such a good job I never have to go back! I got exactly what I was hoping for and more. Cheers guys.
Thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy massage with Adrian this week. Professional and knowledgeable. Best pregnancy massage I’ve had yet. The whole team were friendly from the moment I walked in the door! Thank You.
A few reviews here towards the team at Sports and Spinal Maroochydore which i have experienced.1.Carly is one of most is by far the best physio I have seen, very professional, knowledgeable,productive and supportive.If you're serious about recovering from an injury then I would strongly recomment seeing Carly.2. Joe- Very passionate about fitness and helping people recoving from injuries. He had been nothing but knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. Good bloke.3. Front Admin staff.. The ladies at the front desk raise the bar high, nothing but helpful, nothing is a big deal, each person who walks in the door and over the phone ( which I have noticed) is given nothing but high level of customer service. I only wish other company followed theses guys lead.NO ONE is treated as a number.Overall I have found the everyone Sports and Spinal Maroochydore use the lost art of communication , very one works as a team for the best outcome for the patient before, during and after treatment.
Highly recommend Sports and Spinal! The staff are friendly, caring and professional. I have had many sports related injuries over the years and they have always helped get me back on my feet.
Very professional, very friendly and extremely knowledgable and very helpful. Theae guys go the extra mile to ensure you are looked after now and beyond. I highly recommend Sport and Spinal Redcliffe and North Lakes.
Great experience! Friendly and helpful office staff, professional practitioner, outcomes have exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much Sports and Spinal.
Best massage I have had in years. I am a clinical massage therapist myself and am pleased to have finally found someone with excellent clinical skills and very good practical skills
Very professional and friendly staff and Alex is a number 1 Physiotherapist was very impressed by my first visit to this Clinic today.Keep up the great work guys.
I have been so impressed by these guys that I thought I would write a detailed review re my experience with North LakeI damaged my back in a severe parachuting accident whilst serving in the Army, after 20 years of frustration, back pain and dealing with DVA and other health professionals I decided to seek the assistance of the staff at North lakes after being recommended to me by a friend.Due to injuries to my L2/3,3/4 and 4/5 vertebrae a program was developed, under the referral of my GP, to strengthen my core strength to support and mitigate the effects of my permanent disability.Over the last few months I have been regularly seeing Emily and Zac as my Exercise Physiologists, with focused on in improving my core strength, and Montana as my primary Physiotherapist who monitors my progress, overall plan and helps in recovery from my sessions with Emily and Zac. I am impressed on how all three communicate about my plan and goals and the feed back provided to me and my GP. I do love how they remember the personal things you discuss with them which provides a very personalised experience & service. Even admin support from Jess re appointments referrals is prompt, professional and friendly.As such I can not recommend these guys enough, having had multiple other service providers, I can categorically say that it has been 20 years since my lower back has felt so good.My most sincere thanks, it has been a game changer for me, which will allow me to start playing sport and live a more active lifestyle. In particular I would recommend to my fellow Vets on either white or gold cards.
Podiatrist Gabi Bogatko has been helping my foot issues for the last couple of months. I was experiencing foot pain and callusing shortly prior to a long planned hiking trip. Gabi diagnosed my problem, fitted me with new orthotics and recommended other therapeutic measures. I found her to be very knowledgeable and thorough. She also has a nice interaction style with clients. Most importantly, my feet survived the hiking trip and are continuing to improve. I will definitely be using her services again and recommend her highly.
I have been attending this clinic for the last 4 years, including their Physio services, Massage service, Podiatry and Physio exercise classes.The staff are amazing, friendly and are always willing to go out of their way to assist you. I find the services that they provide to be extensive and affordable. A special mention to the best Physio on the coast (Laura Perry) If you need someone who is kind yet knows how to put the body back together, than she is the lady for you!
I can highly recommend Sports and Spinal at Maroochydore. The staff are wonderful and very skilled at what they do. Pilates classes are individualised to suit my needs and the instructors are highly skilled and so supportive. I really felt like they cared about me and my rehab journey.
Visiting from NSW and developed significant lower back / leg pain. Marina (physiotherapist) was an absolute delight who took the time to understand my hx and recent medical treatment. I received massage, and dry needling which helped ease my grim AF pain. Marina also provided me with a treatment plan to compliment my existing at home plan which was incredibly helpful. Marina was knowledgeable, professional and very skilled. Marina’s ability to explain things using clever analogies is nothing short of brilliant.
Friendly but professional.Highly recommended.
Sports and Spinal St Lucia is an excellent physio therapy practice. In particular, physio Tom Williams is exceptional at his job in helping clients reduce pain, correct movement patterns and return to/exceed their physical capacity. You truly feel a great sense of care under his service.I regularly recommend Tom to my network as a strength & conditioning coach, and if you’re looking for someone to really understand your issues and provide an achievable management plan, Tom is your guy
I'm currently seeing a lady here & she has been phenomenal and very knowledgeable of my injury. She shows compassion and empathy but also very honest. The reception staff are lovely and easy to deal with.
Cielo and the team are absolutely amazing! I saw Cielo to get physio on a shoulder I could hardly move and after the appointment she gave me exercises to not only help the issue but strengthen the area to avoid this happening again. She's also an absolutely wonderful person! I also got a massage from Kristi and besides being extremely friendly, I felt amazing afterwards. Special mention to Pauline in Reception who is always friendly and welcoming. Would give 10 stars if I could!!!
Just wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for the improvement made to my back pain.Having ongoing back pain for a number of years. I have been reluctant to seek assistance in the past. However as the situation became more severe to the point where I was unable to function, upon recommendation I received treatment from Nigel.The difference was incredible and immediate.To the point where I have chosen to continue seeing the clinic and Nigel even after the worst of the issues had been resolved. I would have to say that I am feeling stronger and more flexible than I have in a very long time despite being regularly fit and active.Thank you to the staff at St Lucia Sports and Spinal especially Nigel and Tanya for their professional, passionate and friendly service.
Great practitioners and a very friendly welcoming practice. I have had great physiotherapy and massage experiences at this practice and would thoroughly recommend them!
I have been seeing Paul on and off for a for years now, originally for a running injury and now post natal niggles, and couldn’t recommend him and his team enough! We refer all our friends and family and they have never left disappointed or without a good result.Paul is genuine with his advice, knowledgeable and experienced in his practise, and generous with his time! His long term clients are a testament to his skill set.The clinic is friendly, accommodating and all staff members are extremely approachable!
I've been a regular patient of this clinic for 15 years as I have chronic limitations in movement and and under medical advice, lift heavy weights to stabilise my metabolism. The Practice Principal, Paul Fien, has done long 'hands on' appointments with me at least once a week for the last 8 years, working on joint and soft tissue rehabilitation of my shoulders and neck, upper and lower back, hips, legs, knees, heels and ankles, arms and hands - at various times subject to my immediate priorities.He is constantly reviewing the approach we're taking to optimise my progress. Sometimes. my body can be slow to respond or perhaps 'throw us a curve ball'. Paul continues to persevere and to think laterally about treatment options. He is always courteous, thorough and professional.He listens carefully to my feedback and treats me as an equal partner in this healing journey.In addition, I have severe chemical sensitivities, which are accommodated by the practice, including by not using cleaning chemicals within the clinic environment while I'm there.Paul makes himself available when an emergency occurs and is ably supported at all times by his other professional and office staff.Over the last 18 months, I've been recovering from a severe fall (including adverse impacts on brain function from concussion). Paul has worked gently through the associated CNS and functional challenges, especially the intense fear I've experienced, and we're making excellent progress.I highly recommend Paul Fien and this practice for its approach, professionalism and excellence, quality of service, and caring/compassion.
Physio Bella was attentive and professional. My back & arm feel better after the visit. I would recommend this place :)
Would highly recommend these guys, very friendly and professional.
Highly recommended! Great capable team with experience and knowledge! Am very happy with the treatment and follow up. The communication from the admin team is super easy and helpful too. SMS notifications and wait list etc makes life easier
Great service from the time of booking, to the appointment/treatment and follow ups.While in the appointment the service and the attention to detail ensures good recovery time. Follow ups and exercises at home are also supported with good videos and guides.Am very comfortable with recommending Kawana Sports and Spinal.
The reception staff were great, handled my booking perfectly. Physio Nick - the boss, was very attentive, knew what my issue was by the way I walked in, walked out a new person (sort of) and feeling great. Thanks Nick
Had the most incredible massage on my upper back/shoulders/neck by Ray yesterday. Walked out felling 100%. Tension gone! Thanks Ray!!
Had Pilates assessment and single classes with Lucy, amazing!! Had Pilates classes with Alex and Michael, both amazing!! Feeling like jelly in my muscles but in the best way hahaha
Professional, understanding, caring and precise on assisting me to recover after breaking my arm and wrist. Well done team. :)
Simon has done a great job in treating my tennis elbow.
I've had back pain for over a year from a work injury, which was really affecting me. Luckily, I found Sports & Spinal and was treated by the wonderful Physiotherapist Harris. He was so polite, had such a wealth of knowledge, very approachable to ask any questions, streamlined treatment and he helped me return to my regular gym sessions as well as return to my work pain-free. Thank you very much, very lovely team all round as well. I know where I will go in the future if I have an injury.
Love this place, they have helped so much with my pain. Very friendly receptionist (10/10), physios are amazing and they have everything you ever need to get better.
Great clinic and wonderful practitioners
Highly recommend this great friendly team.
I had an initial appointment with physio Marina for sciatic pain, she was wonderful, figured out the cause of my pain, created a management plan for me, gave me treatment and answered all of my questions. Very efficient but I didn’t feel rushed, and she was very personable and easy to talk to. I also found the front desk staff friendly and booking process easy. Would highly recommend!
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For all of 2022, we are celebrating 30 years of Sports & Spinal! ⁠
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Over this time we have helped thousands of patients, engaged with local communities, developed long-lasting allied health relationships and more. ⁠
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We are very proud of the achievements and milestones we have made and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and our teams 💙⁠
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Watch this space as we have a heap of plans installed to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
Do you know what MS is? How does it affect the human body? Can it be treated? Let us explain 👇⁠
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🧠 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Today, 2.8 million people around the world have MS.⁠
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🧠 MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition. It is caused by damage to myelin – a fatty material that insulates nerves. In MS, the loss of myelin affects the way nerves conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain. Symptoms can include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness, memory problems, and fatigue.⁠
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🧠 Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is two to three times more common in women than in men. There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease.⁠
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The Sports & Spinal team can help those with MS. Get in touch with our team today to learn more ⁠
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#ms #worldMSday #sportsandspinal #wearehereforyou
No other stage of life stresses the pelvic floor more than pregnancy and childbirth. Even caesarian births affect the pelvic floor as it still stretches and bears the weight of the pregnant uterus for nine months. ⁠
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Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.⁠
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Our Women's Health team can assist with all your pre-natal needs whether it be⁠
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💗 Pregnancy massage ⁠
💗 Pregnancy Exercise Classes ⁠
💗 Pelvic Pain ⁠
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We're also here to help during the post-natal stages too! Get in touch with your nearest clinic to find out more
World MS Day 🤍⁠
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World MS Day is officially marked on May 30. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). ⁠
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The Sports & Spinal Team are qualified to help people with MS through a range of therapies whether it is Physio, EP, Dietetics, Podiatry or Remedial Massage #wearehereforyou⁠
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Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Team today and see how we can help 💚⁠
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#worldMSday #MS #sportsandspinal #msconnections
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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Exercise is vital for women across all stages of life.⁠
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Not only is being active important for your physical and mental health, but it can also play a crucial role when dealing with a range of women’s health conditions. ⁠
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Our women's health and exercise physiology team can assist with exercise prescription and education. Needing some help? ⁠
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Contact our team today 💻
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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How does exercise help with mental health? ⁠
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There is ample evidence that suggests exercise is an effective treatment method for people suffering from acute and chronic mental illness.⁠
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Exercise can make a big difference in mood and needs to be a fundamental part of mental health treatment. Even one workout a week is known to have great benefits.⁠
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Exercise can also counteract the side effects of some medications such as reducing the risk of falling by strengthening muscles and helping control body weight and blood pressure.⁠
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If you need help with getting more exercise into your life contact your nearest SSP exercise physiologist 💪
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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Exercise Right Week is aimed at encouraging all Australians to be more active and to know where to get the *right* advice when it comes to moving more.⁠
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This year’s theme is Exercise for the Right Reasons. Why?⁠
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Because a lot of the dialogue in the health and fitness industry turns exercise into a chore or punishment. It pushes exercise as merely a weight-loss tool or a way to create an “ideal” body. This can create a negative relationship between our minds and movement. We want to change that.⁠
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This Exercise Right Week, we want to highlight some of the incredible physical, mental, and social health benefits of exercise (that have NOTHING to do with the number on the scale!)
Meet Our Sunshine Coast  Women's Health Team 🤍⁠
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Emily Abbott, Ashley Vincent, Lauren Cameron and Holly Ryan 👋⁠
Left -> Right⁠
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We have some of the most dedicated and passionate Women's Health Physios on the Coast! Our team can see you for all of your pelvic health concerns. ⁠
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To find out more head to our bio 💗
World IBD Day 💜⁠
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#IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. ⁠
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There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.⁠
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The Sports & SPinal Dietitian team can assist in managing IBD through nutrition and education. Get in touch with your nearest nutrition team today 💜⁠
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Working through the planking pain together all to raise awareness for breast cancer. Go team 🤍

#teamwork #physio #sport #exerciseright #plank #corestrength
We have an amazing program that is less about 'dieting' and more about the psychological reasons behind why YOU eat and what YOU eat and how we can make positive changes to improve your diet, health and lifestyle. ⁠
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Curated by our expert Dietitians the Diet, Behaviour & Beyond program is tailored to your health and wellbeing goals 🤍⁠
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Head to our bio to find out more
Early last month we were lucky enough to have run a photoshoot with the talented @occhilism.moments, our women's health team and some beautiful Sunshine Coast mumma's 🤍⁠
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 It was an amazing afternoon spent with some incredible women! ⁠
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If you or someone you know needs help with their women's health needs, get in touch with our team today 💗
Saturday marked National Cheese Day! 🧀⁠
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We all love a little bit (or a lot!) of cheese in our diets but sometimes cheese can come with the stigma that it's not good for us. To help clear that myth up, Sports & Spinal Dietitian Caitlin has weighed in on what she thinks about cheese in our diets 👇⁠
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Cheese Pros:⁠
 🧀 Good source of protein and calcium⁠
 🧀 Lots of different types that can be used for different things⁠
 🧀 Hard cheeses are low in lactose so are still suitable for people with lactose intolerance⁠
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Things to be mindful of:⁠
 🧀 Can be more energy-dense, so you may like to choose lite options depending on your nutrition goals⁠
 🧀 Need to be mindful of food safety when including them in sandwiches/salads/other dishes⁠
🧀 Need to keep cold with an ice brick in a cool bag when at school or work if you don't have access to a fridge⁠
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If you need help with their cheese intake or diet get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today!
World Hygiene Day 🤝⁠
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This year's theme for World Hand Hygiene Day is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility's safety culture and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean their hands at the right times and with the right products.⁠
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Sports & Spinal prides itself on instilling high hygiene standards across all our practices and services. We take hygiene seriously 🧼⁠
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Unite, talk and work together on hand hygiene for high quality safer care everywhere.⁠
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#worldhygieneday #sportsandspinal #washyourhads #sanitiser
Chronic pain can be worsened by underlying inflammation. There are a few key nutrients that can help to reduce inflammation and help to manage chronic pain.⁠
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Head to our bio to read more!
The Sports & Spinal website is being updated! 💚⁠
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Due to the launch occurring today the site may be down throughout today and tomorrow. We do apologise for any inconvenience but if you do run into any trouble with accessing the site or making a booking, please check back soon ⁠
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We are so excited to officially launch our new site to you!
Say G'Day to Sam👋⁠
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Sam is one of our Sports & Spinal Dietitians practising out of our Buderim, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.⁠
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Samantha studied a Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Samantha provides a warm and understanding environment in which she supports clients on their journey to improved wellbeing and quality of life. ⁠
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With her knowledge of food and medical nutrition therapy, she encourages sustainable eating behaviours and provides dietary advice that is guided by a client-centred approach, tailoring to the individual needs and unique background of each person. ⁠
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Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.⁠
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Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.⁠
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Head to our bio to learn more about Sam and how she can help you with your diet and nutrition needs 💚
In honour of March being Endometriosis Awareness month, we wanted to give a shoutout to an amazing foundation called the Pelvic Pain Foundation. ⁠
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PPFA brings medically responsible, positive, and interactive education to schools in Australia. ⁠
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PPFA is committed to supporting teenagers who suffer severe period pain, pelvic pain, and endometriosis to allow them to fulfil their potential and live the best life possible.⁠
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We applaud the PPFA team and all of their work! 🙌

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