Chermside Sports & Spinal

Sports and Spinal Physio Chermside is situated at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Just a short drive north of Brisbane’s central business district, our Chermside clinic is conveniently located near Aspley, CarseldineEverton Park, Mitchelton, NundahStaffordBoondallBanyoTaigum, and Wavell Heights. The clinic can easily be accessed via car or public transport.

Chermside Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and 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 Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bubs Classes, Psychology, Remedial Massage, Psychology and Dietetics services in the Chermside area.

Sports & Spinal also have telehealth consultations available for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide. Our telehealth platform enables allied health Practitioners to use telehealth for secure video consultations and live exercise demonstrations. Our Telehealth consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailed treatment plan to help reach their health goals. To find out more about Telehealth click here.

Meet the team @ Chermside

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Michael Davis

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab

Michael studied in New Zealand and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology. He has gone on to complete a postgraduate certificate in western acupuncture and has attended NZMPA courses for the management of neck, low back and upper limb pathologies.

Michael has developed a high level of experience in spinal rehabilitation working closely with neurosurgeons (BrizBrain & Spine), pain specialists and GPs. In his time in New Zealand, he formed a strong interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy working with numerous sporting teams, schools, high-performance athletes and the general public. He has a client-centred approach, working together with patients and their treating specialists to achieve optimal function and performance in their personal or sporting goals.

In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and many sports including cricket, rugby, tennis and golf.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Alana Dinsdale

Neck, Jaw & Headache

Alana is a passionate physiotherapist who is experienced in working with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. She enjoys the challenge of finding and addressing the root cause of a problem and works closely with her patients and other health professionals to deliver the best treatment possible.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from UQ in 2012, Alana has gone on to further her knowledge through various conferences and courses.

She has developed a particular interest in spinal rehabilitation, and treatment of neck pain, TMJ dysfunction and headaches. Alana uses a number of techniques with her patients including dry needling, manual therapy, exercise prescription and pilates.

Alana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Jess Morey

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Jessica graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University. Her Physiotherapy passion lies within the sporting and athletic domain, which has developed from an extensive history with Athletics, competing as a middle distance runner.

Jess believes in treating the presenting injury while also treating the underlying cause, allowing her clients to successfully perform at their peak all year round. Jess strives to work as a partnership with her clients to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment, allowing you to achieve your goals and get back to the things you enjoy.

Jess is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Jason Vaughan

Hip & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He is currently undergoing post-graduate training in hip and groin management, football medicine and working towards being awarded the title of APA Sports Physiotherapist. He has also gone on to complete further training in complex shoulder pain and pathology taught by one of the world’s leading shoulder experts.

Jason has a keen interest in all areas of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy with a particular focus towards the hip and lower limb, acute and chronic lumbar spine pain and sports injuries for all levels of athletes.

He is currently the Head Physiotherapist for the Virginia United FC men’s football teams and has previously enjoyed providing pitch-side first aid for Olympic FC, Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union, Easts Tigers Rugby Union and Marist College Ashgrove.

Jason is experienced in diagnosing and addressing the painful problems and movement habits of his clients, developing step by step treatment plans and building long-term resilience when the pain has eased to ensure the injury does not return again. Through active, hands-on and research-based management, Jason ensures his clients achieve their short and long-term goals and improve their health and quality of life.

Outside of the clinic, Jason writes on his popular IG blog ‘NBA Injury Report’ which breaks down NBA player injuries in simple terms for the average sports fan.

In his spare time, you will find Jason enjoying getting outdoors, playing sports, eating his way around town and working towards French fluency.

Jason is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location

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Adam Horwitz

Shoulder, Neck and Headache

Adam graduated from The University of Sydney with an applied science degree in Exercise and Sports Science followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy. He has undergone further training in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling as well as attended a range of courses for the management of shoulder pain, headaches, TMJ Disorders (Jaw Joint) and spinal pathologies.

Adam developed a keen interest in Physiotherapy and injury management through competing in Football, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Squash over the years. He uses a variety of techniques to help diagnose and treat his client’s injuries. His effective treatment planning includes easy to understand advice and education, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisations and exercise prescription.

His inpatient hospital training gave him an in-depth knowledge of medical management of a variety of conditions and the effect hospitalisation can have on the body after discharge. Adam is fortunate to have worked with some of the leading hip, knee, shoulder and spinal specialists in the country. He is well experienced rehabilitating patients following joint replacements, including; Total Knee Replacements, Total Hip Replacements and Total Shoulder Replacements.

Through further training in Pilates and his involvement with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Adam has a deep understanding of human movement, biomechanics and how to use exercise to stimulate adaptation and recovery.

Adam has extensive experience in managing sports-related injuries. He has worked with the Sydney FC strength and conditioning team and provided on-field injury management for the Tongan Rugby 7s Youth Olympic team.

Adam recognises that every client is unique and recognises the importance of collaboration with his clients and their wider medical team (GP, specialists and other health professionals) to manage their pain and decipher what the most ideal form of rehabilitation will be for them.

In his spare time, Adam likes to hike, train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, play guitar and travel.

Adam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Sam Moyle

Mid & Lower Back Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a natural career choice for Sam, having competed at a high level in track and field, cricket, touch football and Australian Rules Football. He realised the impact of strong physical health and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Sam graduated from the University of Queensland with first-class honours and began his career in the public sector where he enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols as well using his excellent communication skills in providing optimum client care. Sam has worked with and learnt from, some of Australia’s leading neurological physiotherapists. He used these effective skills when screening for more serious conditions to ensure his treatment plans reflect the needs of his clients.

Sam then made the transition into private practice and was able to apply his knowledge and skills working with some of Queensland’s premier cricket and football clubs.

Sam has recently returned from working in the United Kingdom. He worked as a Lead Physiotherapist in the heart of London with some of the world’s leading sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons enhancing his theoretical and practical knowledge within this vibrant and stimulating environment. Sam developed close working relationships with acclaimed shoulder, spinal and foot/ankle surgeons constantly learning, refining and enhancing his current practice.

Sam looks forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to Sports and Spinal as well as learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator, an active listener who will provide a hands-on approach to quality care and expert exercise prescription skills.

In his leisure time, Sam enjoys the outdoors. He loves to explore the South East Queensland walking tracks and he is a keen cricketer and runner. Sam played cricket in England and is always looking to lower his 10km running PB. Sam’s overall professional goal is to provide optimum health care to all those who engage with him.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Haleh Faham

Women's Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Haleh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since been working in private practice as well as the hospital and community aged care settings. She has a special interest and training in Women’s Health and incontinence physiotherapy and helps women better understand and manage their conditions. She continues to have a keen interest in developing her knowledge and skills to enhance her treatment approach.

Haleh enjoys helping patients through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Her true satisfaction is having a positive impact on a person’s overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest.

Outside work, Haleh loves hiking, swimming, playing keyboard and oil painting

Haleh is also fluent in Persian.

Haleh is available for appointments at our Chermside clinic.

 

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Matthew Crear

Exercise Physiology

Matt graduated from James Cook University with a bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) in 2016. Since he spent two years working in Hervey Bay where he was able to implement an injury prevention program to a wide variety of athletes. Along with his interest in aiding athletes to return to full health post-injury, Matt also worked closely with those who have osteoporosis, T2DM and general musculoskeletal injuries.

Matt started work with Sports and Spinal in 2019, where he has grown to develop a special interest in a return to sport / full capacity, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, persistent pain and chronic disease management.

Matt is a passionate fitness enthusiast who has battled through several injuries himself. Currently, you’ll find Matt playing golf a few times a week, in the gym, doing pilates or running, along with playing social sports wherever he can.

Matt is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside location.

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Annie-Jihee Tak

Remedial Massage Therapist

Annie is passionate about helping you to relax and enjoy the much-needed relief of all your muscle aches and pains. She takes great pride and satisfaction in her treatments and knowing she has helped improve your mood, movement and relaxation.

Annie has been providing amazing therapeutic results for over 10years now throughout Korea, New Zealand and Australia. She specializes in a range of treatments and techniques including trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage and cupping to effectively relax and improve your movement and function.

Annie is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the Chermside clinic.

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Dylan McDonald

Podiatrist

Dylan graduated from Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist, following earlier studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science (Hons.) at the University of Queensland. He continually expands on his knowledge and skills to keep up-to-date with the developing science behind lower limb conditions and injuries.

Whilst Dylan has a special interest in sports and biomechanical podiatry (including paediatric patients), he has experience treating all aspects of general lower limb and foot care. Dylan utilises biomechanical assessments, gait/movement analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessment and recommendations, dry needling and general/diabetic screenings to get the best outcomes for his clients. He has a unique skillset in foot mobilisation and manipulation which has formed part of his continuing clinical expertise.

Dylan has been involved in numerous sports as a junior athlete, particularly in AFL where he has previously held roles as a strength and conditioning coach and sports trainer (current) with the Queensland Junior Talent programs. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys travelling, live music and working on his handicap out on the golf course.

Dylan is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, Woolloongabba and Springfield locations.

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Louise Dunn

Podiatrist

Louise Dunn gained her Bachelor of Science (podiatry) degree at the University of Brighton in the UK. She previously worked in the NHS, focusing on Diabetes/wound management and rehab care for a number of years. Louise emigrated with her family to Australia in 2003 and has continued with her work in the private sector, providing a range of treatments from general foot care to orthotic therapy, nail surgery, footwear advice and children’s feet. Louise does both clinical work and home visits in the local community, treating private patients, DVA, EPC and Transition Care.

Louise is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside location

Louise is available for Podiatry home visit appointments around North Lakes

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Chelsea McCallum

Dietitian

Chelsea studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Since graduating, Chelsea has gained experience in recipe development, aged care, corporate wellness, disability and one-on-one consults. She has further developed her knowledge in irritable bowel syndrome, the gut microbiome, and gut health attending several workshops and courses within Australia and internationally in the UK. Chelsea also welcomes clients wanting to achieve weight loss, those with dyslipidemia and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

All patients are welcomed including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Chelsea is available for Dietitian appointments online as well as at our Chermside, Woolloongabba and Springfield locations.

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Chermside Sports & Spinal can be found at 2/832 Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

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Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

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