Clinical Pilates @ Caloundra Sports and Spinal 

Clinical Pilates is now referred to as Core, Strength and Mobility Classes Studio or Mat to keep in line with recent changes to Private Health Insurance.
Sports & Spinal’s Clinical Pilates classes are based on seven key principles: Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Flow and Efficiency of Movement and Flexibility.

Benefits of our classes are Improved Core Strength & Posture, Increased Flexibility & Muscular Strength, Injury Prevention, Injury Rehabilitation, Restoring Regular Movement, Improved Breathing Control, Enhanced Muscular Control & Co-Ordination, Improved Fitness Levels & Balance, Pre & Post-Natal Exercises.

Safe, dynamic stability programs, with small group participants of 4 people in a session. The class runs for 60 minutes and is ran by University Qualified instructors (Either Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist). The intimate classes mean that you form a relationship with your Pilates Instructor who will know your body and what you need.

Our classes are ideal for injury rehabilitation and prevention, pre and postnatal recovery and are individually tailored rehab programs based on goals and initial assessment.

To begin our classes, you will need to have an initial assessment, with one of our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist, the clinician will conduct an initial assessment and design a program specific to your needs. After the initial assessment, the first 2 weeks are FREE! (Unlimited classes). Once the 2-week trial ends, Sports & Spinal have the flexibility to book sessions individually, in a pack of 10 or within a membership (3, 6 or 12 months & direct debit options available, speak to reception to find out more)

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes sessions are claimable on Private Health Insurance.

Our Pilates classes are held within our Caloundra Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at the corner of Minchinton Street & Ormuz Avenue in suite 4 of the building ‘Trinity House’, with Ochre Health Caloundra, and Spinal & Sports Medicine Caloundra. Bookings are essential for our classes.

Classes are available Monday to Saturday. Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Caloundra clinic is a popular choice for residents looking for Pilates as well as Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, and Remedial Massage.

✓ Toning & Weight Loss

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are perfect for toning and reshaping the body. It works on creating long, lean muscles, toning all of those hard to target areas such as the abdominals, inner thighs, buttocks, back of thighs, sides and backs of the arms. For toning, these classes are best performed 3 to 5 times a week through a combination of studio sessions, mat classes and home exercises.

Increased Flexibility

Pilates exercises are performed through a wide range of movements and work on lengthening the muscles at the same time as strengthening them. To increase flexibility, stretching exercises need to be performed daily.

Improved Posture

The Clinical Pilates exercises used in our Core, Strength & Mobility classes focus on strengthening the weakened postural muscles and stretching the tight muscles that pull the body into these poor postures. Studio sessions are the best way to improve posture as our physiotherapists can develop a program to target your specific postural problems. Pilates can also be used for back pain as it relaxes and strengthens the muscles, easing the discomfort.

Injury Rehab & Prevention

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes use Clinical Pilates techniques which are fantastic for injury rehabilitation and prevention as it works on core stability, posture, flexibility, and correcting muscle imbalances and weaknesses via specific strengthening. It can be used for arthritis, neck pain, back pain and various injuries.

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Pilates is the secret tool that many high level and recreational athletes use to enhance their performance, decrease the risk of injuries and provide much-needed cross-training. Each sport has specific strength and flexibility requirements. When you book in for an assessment, your physiotherapist will look at the things you need to work on to improve your performance and then proceed to design a Pilates program for you.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are beneficial for a wide range of problems, including:

Back pain
Neck pain
Shoulder problems
Hip and knee pain
Arthritis
Rehabilitation from injuries
Rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery
Neurological problems e.g. rehab from stroke or head injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease

Meet the Pilates Instructors @ Caloundra

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Ed McHugh

General Physiotherapy

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2014. Ed is a highly skilled and dynamic physiotherapist with a proven track record of expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Ed has previously studied Sports Science at the prestigious Loughborough University and combines his knowledge in this field to help develop effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription

.Ed has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of clinical settings which have given him a wholesome understanding of physiotherapy to a variety of patient groups and settings. Ed has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, corporate healthcare, occupational health and private hospital facilities as well as running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in the analysis of movement patterns in their role in injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using a variety of manual techniques, acupuncture and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.

Ed is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra clinic.

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Julie Gear

Neck, Headaches & Shoulder

Julie graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1998 and has gained a wealth of experience working in busy clinics around the world, including a professional sports centre in France, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London and a clinic in the ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland. She has worked with rugby teams in New Zealand and the England Volleyball team in the UK.

Julie has postgraduate training in ergonomics and Pilates and is also a qualified acupuncturist having studied both in the UK and in China. Julie combines her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Intra-Muscular Stimulation with traditional physiotherapy treatment techniques for optimum results.

Julie has a special interest in spinal problems and headaches.

Julie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra location.

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Holly Ryan

General Physiotherapy

Holly is a new graduate physiotherapists joining the Sports & Spinal team, having graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2019. She has moved to the Sunshine Coast having spent her whole life in North Queensland, and is excited by all that the Coast has to offer.

Holly has always had a passion for all things relating to exercise, physical activity and well-being, with her favourite sport being hockey for which she made the Queensland team.

Given her personal experience with the devastation that ACL injuries can have on young sporting people, she is interested in running ACL injury prevention programs and younger athlete development programs in the future.

Holly will be available for bookings at both Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics. She has a positive, encouraging and methodical approach to treatment. Holly can’t wait to work collaboratively with patients to achieve their individual rehabilitation goals, and to provide them with the tools and knowledge to assist them to return to the activities they love.

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Leila Jobson

General Physiotherapy

My name is Leila Jobson, I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and I love the outdoors lifestyle. I moved to Newcastle to complete my Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle and have since returned to the Sunshine Coast.

I enjoy working with people of all age groups and I pride myself on being friendly and personable. My favourite part of the physiotherapy profession is working in a team that assists and encourages people of all ages to have the opportunity to live an active lifestyle.

Throughout the course of my degree, I have gained knowledge and developed a strong passion for Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

Subsequent to Women’s Health, I have developed a special interest in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.

My hobbies include distance running, playing with my two dogs and spending weekends at the beach.

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Cheyne Lee

Exercise Physiologist

Cheyne completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she discovered how exercise can truly be medicine. She finds joy in helping people improve their independence and lead happier, healthier lives with their loved ones. With her warm and bubbly personality, she will ensure you feel supported and empowered to achieve your health goals through a holistic, evidence-based approach.

Cheyne has experience in the prevention and management of osteoporosis/osteopenia and has special interests in individualised exercise prescription for chronic health conditions such as cardiac and metabolic diseases as well as neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Additionally, Cheyne runs hydrotherapy sessions and is also a qualified Pilates instructor, delivering Core Strength Mobility (CSM) classes.

Cheyne is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Buderim, Caloundra & Kawana clinics.

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Chelsea Humphreys

Exercise Physiologist

Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Chelsea is passionate about all aspects of Exercise Physiology and has a strong interest in neurological conditions and disability. She is committed to utilising a patient-centred approach and the latest evidence to provide high-quality care to suit each individual patient and their specific needs and goals. Chelsea finds great joy in helping others and aspires to empower and educate patients so that they can continue improving their quality of life and reach their full potential.

Chelsea is available at our Caloundra clinic for Exercise Physiology appointments.

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Faith Cochrane

Exercise Physiologist

Faith is an Exercise Physiologist from Tasmania, graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, who now considers the Sunshine Coast home.
Faith is motivated to optimise the quality of life for all that come to see her, ensuring sessions and programs address personal goals, current ability and lifestyles.
She has a passion for Women’s Health and movement analysis, looking at how to you’re moving daily that has an impact on your musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During her time off Faith likes to mountain climb, mountain bike, play soccer and be down on the beach with her dog. Faith believes that motion is lotion so let’s get moving!

Faith is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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Caloundra Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 4, Trinity House, Cnr Minchinton St & Ormuz Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551

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