SPORTS & SPINAL CALOUNDRA

women's health services

Caloundra

Bradfield HouseSuite 4/20 Kalinga StCaloundra QLD 4551

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Caloundra Sports & Spinal is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Located in the ‘Bradfield House’ with Ochre Health Caloundra. Conveniently located near Golden Beach,  Caloundra WestLittle MountainAroonaDicky BeachBattery HillMoffat Beach and Shelly Beach.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy (also referred to as pelvic health or pelvic floor physiotherapy as men are also affected with pelvic concerns!) is the area of physiotherapy that deals with conditions relating to the bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, and pelvis, as well as pregnancy-related conditions including mastitis and lower back pain.

Our Physiotherapists are specially trained in pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and work closely with local specialists, surgeons, GPs and other health professionals to ensure that the treatment you are being provided is of the highest level and supported by current evidence.

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

Some of the areas and conditions that our Women’s Health Physiotherapists can assess and treat include:

  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Pelvic Girdle or Coccyx Pain
  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Lower or Mid Back Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD or DRAM, Tummy Muscle Separation)
  • Postnatal Pelvic Floor Assessments (including post third and fourth-degree perineal tears)
  • Return to Exercise Assessments
  • Mastitis
  • Bladder Issues – Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence/ Overactive Bladder Syndromes, Bladder Pain Syndromes (including Interstitial Cystitis) and Retention
  • Bowel Concerns – Constipation, Faecal Urgency, and Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary fittings
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Persistent Pelvic and Vaginal Pain (including Endometriosis driven pain)
  • Pre and Post Gynae Surgery Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice

We like to allow 60 minutes for your initial appointment (this may vary in some circumstances) to ensure that there is enough time to take a detailed and thorough history and to allow plenty of time for discussion, education, treatment and questions.

Your initial appointment will involve some form of assessment, but this will depend on the condition you are seeking treatment for. Where appropriate, this may consist of an internal vaginal or rectal exam upon consent, but this will be discussed in more detail at your appointment where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the reasons behind the assessment. Other assessment methods may include real-time ultrasound, biofeedback and musculoskeletal screening.

After your assessment, your Physiotherapist will be able to discuss with you the diagnosis and the options for treatment. This may involve a variety of things including (but certainly not limited to): pelvic floor muscle re-training, bladder and bowel management strategies, and strength and exercise programs. You will always leave our rooms with a good understanding of your diagnosis and with a comprehensive plan in place to target an improvement in your symptoms.

What Do I Wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in! However, if you’re attending for a pain related condition, leggings or loose comfortable pants are recommended.

Do I need to bring anything?
Any relevant scans, letters or reports, as well as current medication lists. Sometimes we will also require a full bladder if we are planning on using the ultrasound machine for assessment, but the reception staff will let you know prior to your appointment.

No other stage of life stresses the pelvic floor more than pregnancy and childbirth. Even caesarian births affect the pelvic floor as it still stretches and bears the weight of the pregnant uterus for nine months. Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is very common during pregnancy due to the major changes that occur within your body both physically and hormonally. A combination of hands-on treatment, strength and conditioning and mobility work is used to treat these aches and pains throughout pregnancy.

Women’s Health Classes

Exercise in pregnancy has been shown to reduce complications such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia and is a great way to reduce and treat pelvic girdle pain. Our classes are specific to postnatal concerns and they achieve all of the above in a supportive class environment, where little ones are welcome! Our classes are run across several Sports & Spinal clinics.

Click here to find your nearest Women’s Health class.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a blessing and is a thrilling, special time in your life that should be cherished. However, it can also be a physical and emotional rollercoaster, which is why it is so important for mums-to-be to take some time out to relax, be pampered and ease the aches, pains, and tension that come with pregnancy.

At Sports & Spinal we have a special pregnancy massage cushion, enabling Mums-to-be to be massaged while laying on their stomach. Our massage therapists use a specialised massage oil blend to massage your entire body focusing on the areas that most need work.

Postnatal Follow-Up

A pelvic floor check is an essential part of your postnatal recovery and is highly recommended prior to returning to exercise to prevent any long term complications. Our Physiotherapists work closely with our Exercise Physiologists to ensure new mums are building their pelvic floor strength as well as their general strength and fitness to support their lifestyles and health and fitness goals.

The term pelvic floor refers to the group of muscles that sit at the base of the pelvis. Their job is to provide support to the pelvic organs; bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum, as well as maintain continence.

The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened during pregnancy and childbirth, but they are can also be affected by constipation, a chronic cough and repetitive heavy lifting. Menopause can also influence how these muscles work.

Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are several different types of incontinence.

Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with exercise, coughing, sneezing or movement such as rolling in bed or standing from a chair.

Urge Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with the urge to go to the toilet. People often describe this as ‘not quite making it in time!’

Fecal Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of stool; liquid or formed.

The term prolapse refers to any movement of the pelvic organs from their original position. Prolapse is commonly seen in women following childbirth but can happen at any stage during a woman’s life. Common symptoms include feelings of bulging or heaviness in the vagina or anus, difficulty emptying the bladder and/or bowel and difficulty keeping a tampon in.

Our Women’s Health classes are designed for your specific needs in exercise and rehabilitation through all phases of life.

Benefits of joining our Women’s Health Classes include:

  • Tailored and specific training to suit your needs
  • Ran by qualified Women’s Health trained practitioners
  • Pelvic floor strength, advice, and education
  • Core strength, advice, and education
  • Pregnancy and postpartum safe
  • Prolapse and incontinence safe
  • All over global and postural strengthening
  • Socialisation

Whether you are pregnant, postpartum, recovering from pelvic surgery, or have generalized pelvic floor concerns, these classes are safe, targeted, and specialised to suit your needs. PLUS babies aged under 1 year are more than welcome to come! 

How to join our Women’s Health classes:

You will need to attend a screening assessment with one of our Women’s Health Physiotherapists before commencing classes to ensure it is safe for you to start and to ensure that you gain the most from the classes by developing individualised programs and setting personal goals.
Antenatally, this can be done any time after 12 weeks. Postnatally, this will be done after your 6-week check-up with your obstetrician.

Sports & Spinal also offer Women’s Health Physiotherapy for pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain, incontinence, prolapse, bowel function, and pelvic and sexual pain.

Our Women’s Health Package is your one-stop shop for all things Women’s Health!

The package is designed to ensure that you get the most out of your Women’s Health journey. Whether you are pregnant, postpartum, recovering from pelvic surgery, or have generalised pelvic floor concerns, our Women’s Health team can assist you.

What is in the package?

By joining our Women’s Health Package you will receive:

  • 3x Women’s Health Classes 
  • 3x Women’s Health Consults 
  • 1x Annabelle Trends water bottle 
  • 1x Pair of Move Active Pilates socks

How do I book in and use my package?

  1. Contact your local Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio/ Clinic
  2. Purchase the package and book an initial or standard (standard if you are a returning Women’s Health client) consult
  3. Start your Women’s Health journey!

Not sure how to use your package to its fullest potential? Don’t worry, your local Women’s Health Physio will guide you on how best to use your consults and classes.

Where are the packages available?

You can purchase your Women’s Health Package from Broadbeach, Buderim, Caloundra, Chermside, Hervey Bay, Kawana, Maroochydore, Nambour, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Sippy Downs, Springfield and Wynnum Sports & Spinal clinics.

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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Jaime Singleton

Women's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Jaime has been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

Jaime has completed post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy.
Jaime loves working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

Jaime loves working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; she is qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and is a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of her treatment approach.
Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach, which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Jaime is available for Women’s Health appointments at our Caloundra, Nambour, and Kawana clinics.

Ashley Vincent

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 5 years working in private practices across Brisbane, rural NSW, and recently returned home to the Sunshine Coast.

Ashley has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, acute sporting injuries, and dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background. Ashley has training in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy, and all forms of Pilates.

She has also completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy enabling her to treat various pelvic floor conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and all things pre and postnatal. She has a passion for helping women achieve a healthy and happy quality of life.

Ashley is enthusiastic about providing a holistic approach to patient-cantered care and providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long-term management for her patients.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana clinics.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

Such a good experience, had a lot of lower back pain and felt at ease from the minute I attended this clinic. All staff were very professional and I feel confident that I am in good hands. Thanks
I have endured multiple surgeries over the past 15 months and therefore had the pleasure of having quite a few appointments (2 per week) in that period of time. I have had nothing but great service from all of the team at Caloundra Sports and Spinal mostly (Julie, Caitlyn, Jess and Juliet). Their mannerism, attention to detail with my appointments, smiling faces and care around my specific needs has been outstanding to say the least. Being in business for myself I can understand and appreciate the cancellation policy and have nothing but respect for all the team. I have had to put one in place myself as it is not that easy to replace a paying client last minute. Thank you guys for helping make my journey almost bearable!! Onwards and upwards for me thanks to you guys and the surgeon 🙏🏻
Podiatrist Gabi Bogatko has been helping my foot issues for the last couple of months. I was experiencing foot pain and callusing shortly prior to a long planned hiking trip. Gabi diagnosed my problem, fitted me with new orthotics and recommended other therapeutic measures. I found her to be very knowledgeable and thorough. She also has a nice interaction style with clients. Most importantly, my feet survived the hiking trip and are continuing to improve. I will definitely be using her services again and recommend her highly.
I’ve had my back issue for 7 years , seen 7 different physios, around 3 different orthopaedic surgeons. No one has given me the amazing, improving exercises but what he did he did include was my mental health and breathing and showed me how much power the mind has over cramping muscles , compressing nerves . He’s very empathetic as is everyone that works there , lovely polite receptionst , free hydrotherapy sessions and those girls are believe it or not ,lovely like. Everyone there. Best Physio Practice on the sunny coast
Excellent experience, left feeling well informed and in say hands. Thanks Holly
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POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling. 

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement. 

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs! 

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling. 

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern. 

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today! 

#sportsandspinal #sportsandspinalphysio #physiotherapy #physio #health #exercise #exercisephysiology #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealth #kneepain #rehab #manueltherapy

POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling.

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement.

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs!

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling.

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern.

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today!

#sportsandspinal #sportsandspinalphysio #physiotherapy #physio #health #exercise #exercisephysiology #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealth #kneepain #rehab #manueltherapy
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March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility. 

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis. 

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms. 

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio

March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility.

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis.

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms.

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio
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Trendsetters in our @sportsandspinalcaloundra clinic in their @archiesfootwear slides 

Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

#archies #slides #footwear #archiesfootwear #archiesthongs #archsupport #physio #podiatry #summer

Trendsetters in our @sportsandspinalcaloundra clinic in their @archiesfootwear slides

Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

#archies #slides #footwear #archiesfootwear #archiesthongs #archsupport #physio #podiatry #summer
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Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what's best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️ 

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health. 

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!

Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what`s best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health.

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!
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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

✨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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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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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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