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About Sports & Spinal:

With locations throughout the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Fraser Coast, you are in good hands with Sports and Spinal.

From humble beginnings in a small office in Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, with just one Physiotherapist, the Maroochydore Sports and Spinal Physio Practice has grown from its original office to now include 8 locations on the Sunshine Coast, 7 in Brisbane, 2 on the Gold Coast and 1 in Hervey Bay with practices at:

  • Maroochydore
  • Buderim
  • Kawana
  • Nambour
  • Coolum Beach
  • Caloundra
  • Sippy Downs
  • Redcliffe
  • North Lakes
  • Woolloongabba
  • Chermside
  • Springfield
  • Robina
  • Broadbeach
  • Beenleigh
  • Hervey Bay
  • St Lucia
  • Baringa

Simon Burley began the original Maroochydore practice in 1992 and is now joined by Practice Partners Sean Campbell and Andrew Duff with Associate Partners Danielle Keogh in Buderim, Louise Meek in Coolum, Sam Moyle in Chermside, Sophie Stewart in Nambour, Laura Perry Maroochydore, Dion Wallace in Kawana and Baringa, Lucy Taylor in Woolloongabba, Tim Dunstone in Beenleigh, Bethany Butler in Sippy Downs, Zac Howard in North Lakes and Redcliffe, Cielo Kelley in Springfield, Bruno Rebello in Robina, Nick Hurrell in Broadbeach and Mark Cassidy & Jacob Walmsley in Hervey Bay and Paul Fien in St Lucia.

Today Sports and Spinal employs over 300 staff, including professional Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychology, Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants and RemedialMassage Therapists, as well as an outstanding Admin and Head Office team.

Simon feels the key to its success has been the high professionalism of the staff combined with the friendly family atmosphere.
“Many of our physios and staff have been with us over 20 years and our families have grown up together,” says Simon. Heidi Wills has been in the office from the beginning (straight from high school at Immanuel College), and physiotherapist Briony McSwan has been with us for 23 years. Many staff for 10+ years.
“Our senior staff have all developed expertise in their area of interest to create their own specialised programs unique to our patients.”

Our point of difference from other practices is that our senior staff have all developed expertise in their area of interest, doing postgraduate studies to enhance their knowledge and skills. This ensures that you receive the most up-to-date evidence and experienced-based care. In a small practice, you have to be a “jack of all trades”, but in larger clinics, we can specialise and become experts in certain conditions. Our staff will book you with an expert every time.

Sports & Spinal are a business inspired by Vision, driven by Mission and underpinned by Values. We have put our Vision, Mission, and Values here for you to see:

We are here to inspire, engage & empower everyone on their journey of health & well-being


Appreciate the unique contributions we can all make.
Listen & communicate with respect.

Your potential to make a difference in the lives of others is remarkable & powerful.
Be the change you want to see.
Make someone smile each day.
Raise the bar & go above & beyond to be truly amazing.

Together we can achieve great things.
Take action, break down silos, open doors, talk & share.
Growth is achieved through honest reflection & open communication.

Think outside the box.
Value & foster the unique skills of those around you.
Passion leads change.
Don’t be trapped by dogma.
Think sustainably.
Challenge the status quo.

We are a family.
Step up, help out, engage & support those around you.
Appreciate the little things.
Act with integrity.
Be thoughtful & compassionate.
We will have good days, bad days & everything in between.

Sports & Spinal’s Social Responsibility

Sports & Spinal value the community we are a part of and as such we like to give back whenever possible from supporting grassroots netball to working with local athletes who perform on the world stage.

Sports & Spinal are proud to be working with the Sporting Chance Foundation, Wishlist & Sunny Kids.

The Sporting Chance Foundation aims to help aspiring athletes from the Indigenous community to realise their full potential following a sporting injury. For more information please click here.

Wishlist is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fundraising for the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Wishlist is committed to improving local public health services. For more information please click here.

SunnyKids believe everyone deserves a fair go; therefore they work tirelessly to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage. The Sunshine Coast community alone identifies 5,000 at-risk children every year. In response SunnyKids provides thousands of nights of emergency accommodation, and they partner with health, education and child protection agencies to keep these kids safe. For more information please click here.

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Sports & Spinal are proud to be working with the Local Medical Community

Many of our physiotherapists are leaders in their fields and are involved with medical specialist clinics such as:

– Sunshine Coast Shoulder Clinic with Dr Mark Welsh

Sports & Spinal Practice Partner, Simon Burley runs the Sunshine Coast Shoulder Clinic with some of the Coast’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.

“The shoulder is a complex and challenging joint that is very reliant on the surrounding musculature working properly. Hence a joint particularly suited to physiotherapy treatment when injured or painful.”

– Sunshine Coast Spine Clinic with Dr Scott Masters & Dr Peter Georgius 

Dr Peter Georgius, Dr Scott Masters and Sports & Spinal’s Sean Campbell run the Sunshine Spine Multidisciplinary Clinic. Sunshine Spine is a pioneering Multidisciplinary Clinic where patients with spinal disorders and pain will be thoroughly assessed by a Musculoskeletal Physician and Spinal Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. Sunshine Spine is a “one stop shop” to implement the optimal management plan for complex spinal pain patients.

– Chronic Pain Team with Dr Peter Georgius & Dr Paul Frank

Louise Meek and Sophie Stewart are proud to work within the Chronic pain MD team headed by Dr Paul Frank and Dr Peter Georgius alongside psychologist, psychiatrist, podiatrist and OT with their Physiotherapy role to supply evidence based pain education, GMI, functional rehabilitation and development of self-management strategies. This is to work within the MD team goals of which are set within our regular case conferences.

– Physiotherapists for Olympic & Paralympic Athletes

Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist Andrew Duff has a keen interest in working with the Weekend Warrior through to Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the performance and rehabilitate from injury. Having worked with the NZ Winter Olympic Program over the last decade, Andrew has attended Youth Olympic Festivals, multiple World Champs for both able-bodied and adaptive athletes, as well as the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympics.
Andrew will be heading off again in 2017 with athletes from the NZ Winter Olympic Program continuing his involvement in high-end sport.

– Queensland Rehabilitation Specialist 

The Queensland Rehabilitation Specialists (previously Rehab+Fitness) have been supporting patient’s rehabilitation needs since 2001. The practise has grown to include multiple specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine, Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine and Neurology. Sports & Spinal clinics work closely with the Queensland Rehabilitation Specialist team.

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– Hypertonicity Clinic

The Brisbane Hypertonicity Clinic believes in working together to help clients suffering from this serious condition. They offer the best in Rehabilitation Medicine and Occupational Therapy to assist clients in reaching their movement goals.

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– Migraine Clinic Australia

The Migraine and Headache Clinic Australia offers the latest treatment for those suffering severe headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and teeth grinding. The experienced treating professionals take an interdiscplinary approach to ensure that clients get the best care.

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The Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service (BPRS) is a pain rehabilitation program for sufferers of chronic unremitting pain that has been in operation since 2007. BPRS offers an intensive two-week program catering for both inpatients and day patients. It utilises an interdisciplinary team-based approach delivering medical, physical, psychological and dietetic therapies in a group setting. Opportunities are also provided for individual treatments. 

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The team at Sports & Spinal work with the Coast’s and Brisbane’s top specialised surgeons and are actively involved with Spinal and Shoulder pain research.

Sports & Spinal delivers only the very best evidence-based treatments and rehabilitation.

Educational Newsletters

Sports & Spinal staff write up educational research newsletters to share with the greater medical community. These newsletters focus on our clinical staffs special interest.

Please click on the titles below to read the relevant newsletter.

Physiotherapy Newsletters:

Dietetics @ Sports & Spinal Newsletters:

Podiatry @ Sports & Spinal Newsletters:

Exercise Physiology @ Sports & Spinal Newsletters:

FAQ For Referrers

Sports & Spinal value our referrers and appreciate each and every referral sent our way.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from our key referrers below:


Do Sports & Spinal accept care plans?

Yes, we accept care plans for the following modalities: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, and Dietetics.

What is the out of pocket expense for patients? 

As we offer a premium physiotherapy service with most of our physios having a special interest area, we charge a private fee, we then rebate the client the full Medicare rebate on the spot. This can be anywhere from a minimum of $52.95 up to $102.60 depending on the patients Medicare threshold (In most cases it is $52.95) To find out the exact out of pocket expense please contact your local clinic.

Please see below for modalities we do fully bulk bill for:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Dietetics

Do we bulk bill any modalities? 

Exercise Physiology and Dietetics services are fully bulk billed through our clinics and there is no need to request for these modalities.

What is the best number to fax referral?

Broadbeach Fax: 5531 6609

Buderim Fax: 5445 3012

Caloundra Fax: 5491 1253

Chermside Fax: 3708 1285

Coolum Fax: 5351 1866

Kawana Fax: 5322 5640

Landsborough Fax: 5322 5645

Maroochydore Fax: 5479 1242

Nambour Fax: 5441 2844

North Lakes Fax: 3152 7181

Redcliffe Fax: 3152 7181

Robina Fax: 5689 4139

Sippy Downs Fax: 5322 5645

Springfield Fax: 3085 0177

Woolloongabba Fax: 3137 1199

How do I know who is best for a particular issue?

All our staff’s special interests are listed on their bios. Please read through the bios and find the staff perfect for the specified condition. If you have any questions, contact your local clinic directly and they’ll happily point you in the right direction.

Are any services excluded?

Our classes can’t be used under a care plan however we do have many different memberships and bulk packs available for our classes to make them affordable. Please contact your local clinic to find out more on their membership options.