Runaway Bay Sports and Spinal, 15 minutes away from Southport

Opening Hours
Mon: 7.30am - 6.00pm | Tue: 7.30am - 4pm | Wed: 7.30am - 1.30pm | Thurs: 7.30am - 6.00pm | Fri: 8.00am – 4.00pm | Sat & Sun: Closed
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SPORTS & SPINAL

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay

Unit 3, 385 Oxley DriveRunaway Bay QLD 4216

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Sports & Spinal Runaway Bay (formally AFIA Physiotherapy) is located on the northern end of the Gold Coast in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Conveniently located near: Biggera WatersLabradorSouthportParadise PointArundel and Helensvale.

Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage, Women’s Health, PilatesExercise Physiology, Dietetics and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal team uses the latest evidence-based treatments to treat various conditions, including shoulder, neck and back pain, sporting injuries, lower limb conditions, women’s health, headaches, work cover incidents, pre-and post-surgical, motor vehicle accidents and more.

Our team will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and treatment from start to finish. Our clinicians will work with YOU to facilitate your complete recovery.

Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal is NDIS registered and accepts Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Parking is also available onsite.

Whether you are looking to recover from an injury or recent surgery or are suffering from general aches and pains, our multi-disciplinary team will help you to get back to doing what you love most!

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Claire Buttner

Physiotherapist

Claire graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science prior. Claire was awarded Dux of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and her Physiotherapy Cohort during her postgraduate studies.

Claire has presented research at the 2023 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference and completed an internship in the United States at Stanford University during her Physiotherapy degree. She also has a background in Strength and Conditioning, having worked with athletes involved in American Football and Rugby, AFL, Soccer, Rowing, Athletics, Swimming and Basketball.

Claire is passionate about helping people maximise their quality of life through focus on rehabilitation, movement and education. Outside of work, Claire enjoys staying active through time spent at the beach or hiking in nature, as well as going for runs.

Claire is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Marina Melnikoff

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Marina has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with first-class honours. She has since gained knowledge and experience in a range of areas for musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ treatment and dry needling.

Over the years, Marina has also pursued post-graduate courses in Women’s and pelvic health. She can treat a range of conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post-natal treatment, pessary fitting, pelvic pain syndromes, and pelvic girdle pain.

Marina has an extensive background in different sporting fields such as gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit. She believes in helping people stick with the training they enjoy and educating them on effective injury prevention strategies. She enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including spending time by the beach, diving, and running with her energetic Border Collie.

Marina is available for General Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Marium Mekaeil

Physiotherapist

Marium completed her Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2013 before pursuing her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. As a senior physiotherapist, Marium is committed to serving the local community’s health and well-being requirements. With a passion for aiding local sports clubs and individuals experiencing both acute and chronic conditions, Marium specializes in addressing Headaches and Migraines.

Her expertise also extends to treating patients experiencing challenges with balance and lower limb strength, an area she finds particularly rewarding.

Marium is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Vicky Wu

Podiatrist

Vicky completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Podiatry with Distinction at the Queensland University of Technology. She strives to take an individualised and holistic approach with her Podiatry practices and has always been passionate about forming meaningful connections with others.

Her main interest within Podiatry lies in general podiatry treatment, diabetic foot assessment, conservative and surgical ingrown toenail treatment. During Vicky’s studies, she was recognised for two university academic awards including the Philip R. Perlman Prize for achieving the year’s highest result in the Radiographic Image Interpretation unit and the Executive Dean’s Commendation for a semester grade-point average of 6.5.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time reading non-fiction books and exercising. She also finds it enriching to explore new food, places and activities.

Vicky is available for podiatry services at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Caio Fernandes de Campos

Remedial Massage Therapist

Caio graduated as a Physiotherapist in his home country of Brazil and he has a lot of experience with sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Caio moved to Australia in 2016 and studied remedial massage using his background in physiotherapy to give people better results during their massage treatments. He chose to live permanently on the Gold Coast due to the weather and lifestyle and Caio loves to practice water exercises such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving so it was an easy decision.

Caio is passionate about improving the quality of life. Caio’s love of sports and overcoming past injuries himself enables him to understand the importance and power that is to live in full good health.

He is always open and willing to deeply investigate patients’ issues and is always looking forward to providing the best treatment for each individual. Caio understands that everyone is unique and requires special individual care and solution.

Caio has special interests in and can assist you with Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, and Joint Mobilization Techniques.

Caio is available for remedial massage appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach, and Robina clinics.

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, in 2015. Since graduating, Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Naomi Gould

Dietitian

Naomi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. With a strong focus on realistic and sustainable strategies, Naomi is passionate about supporting clients in improving their health for the long term. Practising in a weight-inclusive manner Naomi encourages people from all walks of life to feel welcome and confident in seeking out nutrition care. Naomi understands that each client has different needs and values and provides an individualised approach.

Naomi is a generalist Dietitian and can provide support in a variety of areas including but not limited to Chronic Disease Management, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Diabetes, IBS, PCOS, Coeliacs Disease, nutritional deficiencies, mindful eating, and improving energy and sleep.

In her spare time, you can find Naomi getting lost in a book, surfing, or trying out a new restaurant.

Naomi is available for Dietitian appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach and Robina locations.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

I had a remedial massage by Kim whilst holidaying at Broadbeach. I was treated professionally from the time of booking to the time of walking out the door after the best massage I have ever had. Kim also gave me tips on how to manage my issues. If I lived on the Gold Coast -I would without a doubt be one of her loyal clients.Unfortunately I don't -but I would definitely highly recommend Kim and this practice.Thank you again for looking after me.Kind regardsMargaret D
I’ve had a really great experience at Raw Therapies. I saw Scott and feel he genuinely cares about my lower back issues. He’s now on a mission to help me overcome my pain issues and really is going above and beyond to assist me. My experience at Raw Therapies has been much more helpful than other physios or chiropractors I've seen in the past and would strongly recommend to anyone.
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!
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.
I have been seeing Adrian for my massage for the last 2 years. He is simply incredible. Not only does he work so well with understanding my body and its needs. He also has the most gentle healing energy that leaves me feeling like I’m floating through air afterwards. I’m so grateful to have found Adrian and would recommend him as a 10/10
This was my first visit here. I saw Alex, I highly recommend him as he has a lovely demeanor and makes you feel comfortable immediately.He educated me and the treatment he provided has had results only hours after.I will be back.Kim Ford
I have been visiting this clinic for a few years now and have never been disappointed, always accomodating and happy to help. The care and service by Nick and Marina is exceptional and I always leave feeling brand new!
I have been brilliantly treated for over 2 years by Adrian the best ever Masseur.Simply The Best, Better Than All The Rest,Better Than Anyone, Better Than Anyone my Body has ever met.Seriously as a mature age person, with some difficult medical & physical issues, having had Massages once a week even, for many years, Ado is so Caring, Experienced, Knowledgeable, In Tune with my Body & Mind's, needs & wants, & devotes himself to ensuring one gets the BEST Treatment ever, everytime. Thanks Adrian, you keep me going. B
Hands down the best therapist on the Gold Coast. I’ve been going to Adrian every week for 3 years. He understands the body in a way that will ruin you for other therapists.
Thanks to Alex I felt positive about everything he recommended me to do to improve my lower back.The results where due to my age better than I expected!.I’d recommend Alex to anyone who have lower back problems, because mine is on the mend.
This place is fantastic. Have only had 2 sessions with Anna but noticed such a big improvement after just the first. So glad I can across this place, I won’t got anywhere else for remedial massage.
Excellent massage with Adrian today. It was up there with the best ive ever had.
Nick and his team are fantastic.More than just effective treatment, they also guide you through your injury journey to recovery and maintenance.Definitely recommend 100%
The RAW team are hands down one of the most Impressive Physiologists on the GoldCoast & couldn't be more appreciative of the service that they provide,Highly Recommended 10/10
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✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise 

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

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✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

#sportsandspinalphysio #sportsandspinal #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthprofessionals #diet #dietician #dietetics #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealthmonth #health #wellbeing #education
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Last Roll Call! 📢

This is your last chance to book your child in for a 50% OFF school shoe assessment! 

Are the kid's shoes looking worse for wear?
Are they complaining that their shoes hurt their feet?
Are you not sure if their current shoes are going to cut it? 

Book in with our expert Podiatry team today and get you kids in shoes that are just right for them 👉 Head to our bio

Last Roll Call! 📢

This is your last chance to book your child in for a 50% OFF school shoe assessment!

Are the kid`s shoes looking worse for wear?
Are they complaining that their shoes hurt their feet?
Are you not sure if their current shoes are going to cut it?

Book in with our expert Podiatry team today and get you kids in shoes that are just right for them 👉 Head to our bio
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It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health! 

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health. 

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽

It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health!

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health.

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽
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Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!

Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!
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Book your child in with our Podiatry Team today and they’ll receive 50% OFF their initial school shoe assessment 👟

Our school shoe assessment includes a Foot Assessment, Walking Assessment, Assessment of last year's footwear and Recommendations for best shoes. 

Book in with the experts and get your kids the right shoe fit this year. 
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#FITFEET #FITKIDS #BackToSchool

Book your child in with our Podiatry Team today and they’ll receive 50% OFF their initial school shoe assessment 👟

Our school shoe assessment includes a Foot Assessment, Walking Assessment, Assessment of last year`s footwear and Recommendations for best shoes.

Book in with the experts and get your kids the right shoe fit this year.
👉Head to our bio

#FITFEET #FITKIDS #BackToSchool
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For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪
 
Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best. 

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌

For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪

Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best.

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌
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Today is World Cancer Day 

This year the theme is “Close the Care Gap’ which is all about acknowledging how the allied health community can work together to provide holistic cancer care 🙌

The Sports & Spinal team can assist with cancer care and recovery. Our multidisciplinary team work together to provide the highest level of care. Whether it be our Physios, Exercise Physiologists, Massage Therapists or Dietitians – the Sports & Spinal team are here to help.

Today is World Cancer Day

This year the theme is “Close the Care Gap’ which is all about acknowledging how the allied health community can work together to provide holistic cancer care 🙌

The Sports & Spinal team can assist with cancer care and recovery. Our multidisciplinary team work together to provide the highest level of care. Whether it be our Physios, Exercise Physiologists, Massage Therapists or Dietitians – the Sports & Spinal team are here to help.
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Today is the day! 🎉

We are proud and excited to announce that Runaway Bay Sports and Spinal is open! With a range of quality allied health services on offer and a dedicated team that is here to help you, there is now better time to kick start your health! 

👉 Head to our bio to book in today 👈

Today is the day! 🎉

We are proud and excited to announce that Runaway Bay Sports and Spinal is open! With a range of quality allied health services on offer and a dedicated team that is here to help you, there is now better time to kick start your health!

👉 Head to our bio to book in today 👈
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