Woolloongabba Sports & Spinal, 7 minutes away from Greenslopes

Opening Hours
Mon: 8:30am-7.00pm | Tues: 7:30am-6.00pm | Wed: 7:30am-7.00pm | Thurs: 7:30am-6.00pm | Fri: 7:30am-3.00pm | Sat: 7:30am-12.00pm | Sun: Closed
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SPORTS & SPINAL

woolloongabba

Woolloongabba

48 Annerley RdWoolloongabba, QLD 4102

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Woolloongabba Sports & Spinal is located just a short drive south of Brisbane’s central business district. Conveniently located near AnnerleyHolland ParkWest EndGreenslopesFairfieldSouth Bank, MoorookaCoorparooTarragindi, Camp Hill,  YerongaKangaroo Point, TennysonCarindaleBulimba, East BrisbaneStones Corner, HawthorneHighgate Hill, and other surrounding suburbs.

Woolloongabba Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Women’s Health, Exercise PhysiologyPilates, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Psychology, Group Gym Classes and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Woolloongabba 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.

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

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 (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Amber Cook-Taylor

Physiotherapist

Amber is a Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She has previously collaborated with local AFL teams as a sports trainer and worked in private practice seeing a variety of clinical presentations.

Amber values the importance of empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery and has a passion for improving the health and well-being of individuals. Amber has an interest in women’s health, musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, and chronic pain management. She is committed to providing a holistic approach to patient care and tailored treatment plans to help her patients reach their goals no matter how big or small.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending her spare time in various outdoor activities such as running, swimming, scuba diving and hiking or going to a variety of sporting events in Brisbane.

Amber is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

Luana Mendes

Remedial Massage Therapist

Luana started with massage in 2016 and fell in love with the profession. She studied Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2021 and Adv Diploma of Myotherapy in 2022. As well as this, Luana is an Advanced Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. She has experience working with all forms of massage treatments in Brisbane clinics. In January of this year, Luana worked as the sports massage therapists for the North Coast Marlins at the Nines Premier League competition (rugby league).

Luana has an extensive knowledge and experience in Drainage Lymphatic, TMJ and facial release, Cupping, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stones, Sports Massage and Remedial. She tailors her treatments according to each individuals needs and aims to help improve your daily life routine, get rid of aches and pains, and relax your body and mind.

Outside of work, Luana has a keen interest in reading, yoga, the beach and loves to travel and experience the world

She is available for Massage appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Alexander Young

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a comfortable career choice for Alex after excelling and competing at an elite level of Triathlon from a young age. Alex has spent his career in private Physiotherapist practice on the south side of Brisbane city. He graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University with academic excellence.

Alex has a keen interest in spinal pain as well as shoulder injuries which he frequently sees at the Woolloongabba practice. He has also had exposure to these among many other conditions working within AFL, Queensland Premier Grade Rugby Union and soccer teams at an elite level. Alex was fortunate to spend time working in a strength and conditioning gym, where he was able to advance his services and abilities from some of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in Australia. He has developed relationships with well known specialists and surgeons within the area and is one of the go to Physiotherapists in the region for Pre & Post Operative rehabilitation

Alex prides himself on his clear and precise communication and rapport building with patients. His patients will benefit from an active listener with a high proficiency of exercise prescription skills. Alex has a strong passion for individual patient care and identifies the main contributor to their pain or concern where he is then able to address this specifically and efficiently. He helps individuals to reach outstanding outcomes by optimizing patient health and by getting them back into what matters most – whether it be back on the field, a yoga class or a jog around the park. Alex aims to empower individuals and give them the tools and solutions to manage for the long term.

Outside of the clinic, Alex enjoys a round of golf, travelling, supporting the Boston Celtics in the NBA and spending time at the beach.

Alex is available for appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Nita Hargovan

Physiotherapist

Having completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 2001, Nita joins our team with a wealth of experience in many areas of physiotherapy.

Nita has worked in private practice for most of her career. Her long-term interest is treating musculoskeletal conditions, with a passion for helping her patients reach their optimal function. In addition to symptom relief, her treatments aim to prevent recurrence through individualised exercises and education. Nita believes that empowering her patients and working closely with each individual’s goals is key to attaining a desirable outcome.
Nita’s special interest is treating patients with neck and back pain. Furthermore, patients who experience headaches due to muscular and postural strain is her area of expertise. She is also able to assist patients with sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Excellent results are achieved through a detailed assessment combined with various treatment techniques, including soft-tissue release, electrotherapy, Dry-Needling and Kinesio-Taping. Nita is an avid learner and completed a course in Business Management in 2014 at Wits Business School, South Africa.

She is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APC), AHPRA and the Health Professional Council in South Africa.
A balanced lifestyle is important to her, and she enjoys exercising. She was awarded her South African Table-Tennis colours in 1997.

Nita is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Michael Gilbert

Physiotherapist

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours). He has experience working with sporting teams and athletes from various sports at local, state and national levels.

Michael has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly in injury prevention and sports physio. He is passionate about using hands-on treatment and therapeutic exercises to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients.

Michael enjoys the outdoors and many sports in his spare time, including cricket, rugby league, basketball, and golf.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

Jake Phillips

Exercise Physiologist

Jake is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours Class I) from the University of Queensland in 2022. While studying, Jake worked in a Strength & Conditioning facility to extend his knowledge and refine his coaching skills. Jake has a strong exercise background with experience in training for swimming and powerlifting, as well as personal training.

Jake’s specific interest area is in using movement as medicine for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. As a practitioner, Jake is passionate about empowering his clients to self-manage their own health through education and exercise.

Outside of the clinic, Jake competes in powerlifting, which fuels his interest in rehabilitation and performance. He also appreciates great coffee and is always keen to hear about the best places to get a caffeine fix.

Jake is available for Exercise physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Bianca Mazoletti

Exercise Physiologist

Bianca graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology after completing her studies at the Queensland University of Technology. Bianca has a developing clinical interest in women’s health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Alongside completing university, Bianca received certificates for both Pilates reformer and matt work courses. Bianca wishes to combine her Pilates experience and resistance training into her exercise prescription to help musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Bianca is motivated to help improve the quality of life for her patients and is passionate about assisting them through their exercise journey.

Outside of the clinic, Bianca has a passion for a healthy lifestyle herself. However, she does love her coffee and Sunday brunches.

Bianca is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Linda Bennetts

Senior Physiotherapist

Line Bennetts completed a diploma of Physiotherapy graduating from the Otago University in 1975. Linda’s love for the sport and the management of sports related injuries led her into a successful career in sporting arena. Linda was the first ever female physiotherapist to travel with a New Zealand Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games team to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982. Linda was also fortunate to be part of the first evet World Athletics Championships in Helsinki 1983 travelling with the New Zealand team.

Due to suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, the cold weather in Invercargill prompted a move to Brisbane in 1983. Since the move, Linda has been the resident physiotherapist at Wests Rugby Club for over 40 years, and worked with many representative rugby union teams including; Australian U19 1995, Australian U21 1996-2000, Australian 7’s and Queensland B in the 1990’s. As well as rugby Linda has also had the privilege of working with elite level athletes from many sports including her involvement with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.

Linda’s ‘holistic’ approach to the management of chronic pain, whereby she not only treats the symptoms but trails the causative factors and this has her on the forefront of the understanding and management of chronic pain in Brisbane. When Linda isn’t working, she enjoys sunshine at the beach, and spending time with her family.

To book with Linda please call the Woolloongabba clinic on 07 3137 0599

Emily Ricketts

Psychologist

Originally from Melbourne, Emily is a psychologist who completed her undergraduate and graduate diploma studies at Monash University. She then pursued her Masters in Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland. Emily is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

With diverse experience in general psychological treatment, chronic pain management, and sports, Emily can provide support to a wide variety of individuals. Emily offers psychology services to young people and adults to improve their quality of life and well-being. She can assist individuals navigating chronic pain and adjusting to large changes in life, coping with anxiety and/ or depression, and addressing various other mental health concerns.

Passionate about providing a safe space for her clients, Emily aims to help them build self-confidence, enhance their overall quality of life, and live authentically. She welcomes clients seeking support in areas such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, relationships, self-esteem, body image, veterans, grief and loss, and general counselling.

Outside of work, Emily is passionate about health and fitness and can often be found in the gym or enjoying meals at some of Queensland’s best restaurants.

Emily is available for Psychology appointments at our North Lakes, Springfield, and Woolloongabba clinics.

PLEASE NOTE: For appointments at our Springfield and North Lakes clinics, please call the clinics directly to enquire about availability. Appointments at Woolloongabba can be made directly online.

This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.
 
Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.
 
Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:
 
Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.
 
This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).
 
We can't wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.
 
Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!

This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.

Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.

Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:

Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.

This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).

We can`t wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.

Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!
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📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly. 

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

Watch this space as we set to open on August 1st!

📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly.

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

Watch this space as we set to open on August 1st!
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World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’. 

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help. 

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you. 

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!

World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’.

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help.

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you.

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!
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📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉 

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa! 

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women's and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa!

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women`s and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!
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UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility 
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation 
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain

UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain
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Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry! 

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more! 

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing. 

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!

Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry!

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more!

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing.

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!
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A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women's Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life. 

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women's Health Physio today

A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women`s Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life.

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women`s Health Physio today
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The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength! 

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽

The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength!

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽
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Parking @ Woolloongabba

We are located at 48 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba. There are 5 parking spaces located on site in front of the clinic which is reserved for clients between 7.30am and 6 pm. If these parks are full there is overflow street parking nearby. As Woolloongabba is considered a metered parking zone, all streets are subject to metered parking.

The main streets we recommend are Heaslop, Crown and Catherine streets. Heaslop street, the street adjacent to us, has 30-minute, 2-hour and 4-hour parking. Crown Street, the street opposite us, has 2-hour and 8-hour parking available whilst Catherine street, which is on the other side of our block, has 4-hour parking only.  With the new Woolloongabba bikeway being constructed, there are no available parking spaces on Annerley Road.  Parking costs $2.70 per hour – for more information, please find the relevant link to the Brisbane City Council website.

Finally, please do not park in the vacant parking lot located off Heaslop Street, opposite the bike shop, as hefty fines will be incurred.