About Sports & Spinal:

With 12 locations throughout the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, you are in good hands with Sports and Spinal Physio.

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 it’s original office to now include 8 locations on the Sunshine Coast, with practices at:

  • Maroochydore
  • Buderim
  • Kawana
  • Nambour
  • Coolum Beach
  • Caloundra
  • Sippy Downs
  • Landsborough

And now Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy have established their services in Brisbane including:

  • Chermside
  • Woolloongabba
  • North Lakes
  • Redcliffe

Simon Burley began the original Maroochydore practice in 1992 and is now joined by Practice Partners Sean Campbell, Andrew Duff and Danielle Keogh with Associate Partners Louise Meek in Coolum, Mike Davis in Chermside, Sophie Stewart in Nambour, Laura Perry Maroochydore, Dion Wallace in Kawana, Nathan Craig in Woolloongabba, Bethany Butler in Sippy Downs and Siliva Tufuga in North Lakes.

Today Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Centres employ over 100 staff, including professional Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists and Remedial Massage Therapists as well as an outstanding Admin 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 physios Briony McSwan & Fiona Rogers have been with us between 17 and 21 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:

Helping you reach your full potential

Act with integrity

Respect all, their beliefs and values 

Challenge the status quo 

Relentlessly pursue high-quality care 

Collaborate and learn together 

Embrace every day with a passion for what we do

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 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.

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:

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Exercise Physiology @ Sports & Spinal Newsletters: