Pilates @ Caloundra Sports & Spinal

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Sports & Spinal’s clinical pilates-inspired classes are now named Core, Strength & Mobility Classes.

With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes utilise various exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability. The classes are inspired by Clinical Pilates movements and equipment, using levers and resistance to promote correct muscular activation patterns, postural awareness and core strength.

Mat Pilates classes utilise a variety of exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength, and stability. All performed on a Mat with the added benefit of being able to perform the activities at home.

Studio Pilates utilises specialised equipment to optimise resistance and leavers to promote dynamic control throughout the entire muscular control system. Exercises can be graded for those with minimal control and coordination all the way up to elite level control programs.

Both Mat and Studio Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a fitness regime for life. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, these classes will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalised and moving with ease.

Both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists run our classes with Clinical Pilates Experience. Clinical Pilates refers to one-on-one Pilates that are often used for injury rehabilitation and used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Sports & Spinal offers both and can cater to your exact needs.

Our Core, Strength & Mobility Classes are beneficial for a wide range of problems, including back and neck pain, arthritis and injury rehabilitation, as well as easing the symptoms of several diseases and ailments. The best way to treat and rehabilitate pain and injuries is to book in for an assessment with one of our physiotherapists so they can develop a specific program for you to help your pain. For more information on our classes and our clinical assessments, please contact your local Sports & Spinal Centre location to arrange a consultation to see one of our qualified Pilates Instructors.

All patients are required to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist before beginning any of our classes. This is to familiarise patients with any equipment, positions, exercises and identify any injuries/restrictions that we may need to be aware of before attending a class.

Benefits 

✓ 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

Sports & Spinal Physio Caloundra is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We can be found on the corner of Ormuz Avenue & Kalinga Street in suite 4 of the building ‘Bradfield House’ with Ochre Health 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.

Meet the Pilates Instructors @ Caloundra

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Ed McHugh

Lower Back, Hip & Knee Physiotherapist

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and completed 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 managing 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 various 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, and running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in analysing movement patterns in their role in the injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using various 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 Physiotherapist

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 also worked with rugby teams in New Zealand and the England Volleyball team in the UK.

Julie has postgraduate training in Vestibular Physiotherapy, Ergonomics, and Pilates. Julie has been using the Dean Watson approach since 2005. Julie is also a qualified acupuncturist, having studied both in the UK and in China. Julie combines her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and dry needling with traditional physiotherapy treatment techniques for optimum results.

Julie has a special interest in vestibular issues, spinal problems, and headaches.

Julie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra location.

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Holly Ryan

Physiotherapist

Holly is a new graduate physiotherapist joining the Sports & Spinal team, graduating 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 offers.

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 provide them with the tools and knowledge to assist them in returning to the activities they love.

Holly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra clinic.

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Leila Jobson

Physiotherapist

Leila graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. She grew up on the Sunshine Coast and loves the outdoors lifestyle, her hobbies include distance running, playing with her two dogs and spending weekends at the beach.

Leila enjoys working with people of all age groups and prides herself on being friendly and personable. Her 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 the degree, Leila gained knowledge in and developed a strong passion for Women’s Health physiotherapy.

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

Leila is available for Physiotherapy at our Caloundra clinic.

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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 disabilities. She is committed to utilising a patient-centred approach and the latest evidence to provide high-quality care to suit each patient and their specific needs and goals. Chelsea finds great joy in helping others and aspires to empower and educate patients to 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, Bradfield House, 20 Kalinga St, Caloundra QLD 4551

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