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Level 2, Matlow Place19 Birtwill StCoolum Beach QLD 4573

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Coolum Sports & Spinal is located on the beautiful Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast, conveniently located near Peregian Beach, Yandina, and Mudjimba.

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

The Coolum 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.

Coolum 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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Josh Great

Knee, Ankle Injuries & Sports Physiotherapist

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in 2016. Heading straight into private practice work, Josh developed a passion for guiding patients along their rehabilitation journey and ensuring they are well informed and included in all the steps along the way. With a keen love of footballing (that’s the round ball) and sports-related injuries. After some time working, Josh migrated to the UK to broaden his horizons and diversify his physiotherapy practice. He engaged in various contracts in musculoskeletal practice and even rapid upskilling in hospital physiotherapy as part of the UK’s COVID19 response.
Personal and professional development are both key takeaways from his time overseas (and of course a repertoire of travel tales). He enjoys treating all sports-related injuries, particularly the knee and ankle and bridging the gap between injury and return to sport. Josh understands the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and takes a holistic approach to treatment, working with the patient to meet and conquer goals.
At any time left over in the week, Josh is a member of Football Queensland Referees and takes charge of local football games most weekends. He is a coffee and red wine enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors, beach, hiking and a gym session or jogs to round off the week.

 

Megan Hawkins

Persistent Pain, Lower Limb & General Physiotherapist

Megan graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honors. During her training, Megan worked with Collegians Football Club in the Victorian Amateur Football League where she treated sports injuries in football players and has a strong interest in lower limb rehabilitation.

After graduating, Megan worked in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne where she obtained extensive clinical experience in Orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and acute cardiorespiratory conditions.

Megan moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. Since her move, Megan has been working in rehabilitation at Noosa Hospital, helping patients return to meaningful activities after orthopedic surgery, illness and injury. Megan has a special interest in working with patients experiencing persistent pain and has significant experience working in the Pain Program at Noosa Hospital managing pain conditions using a biopsychosocial approach.

On the weekends, Megan enjoys cycling, running, going to the beach and has been giving surfing a go. With a background in competitive netball and triathlon.

Megan has a special interest in Persistent Pain, Lower Limb & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Megan is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Sam Cobourn

Sports, Lower Limb & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Sam is a graduate physiotherapist joining the Sports & Spinal team. Sam grew up in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie where he studied at Charles Sturt University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Distinction, Sam made the move up to the Sunshine Coast where he now calls home.

Sam believes that everyone deserves to live a prosperous, healthy lifestyle where they are able to move well and pain-free whilst participating in activities that are meaningful to the individual. This starts with a thorough assessment, closely followed by a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not only the symptoms but the root cause of the problem to ensure long-lasting results.

Outside of physio, Sam has an extensive martial arts background where he has instructed and competed at an international level representing Australia in both Russia and China. He enjoys an active lifestyle, loves the outdoors and won’t say no to a good time.

Sam has a special interest in Sports Physiotherapy, Lower Limb Physiotherapy & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 

Sam is available for Physiotherapy at our Coolum clinic.

Rod Carroll

Sports, Trigger Point, Pregnancy & Reflexology Massage Therapist

Rod has been in the industry extensively and brings with him experience in sports, remedial and trigger point therapy. Rod is also experienced in reflexology and pregnancy massage.

Rod believes in the systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management caused by sports and work-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and general soreness from a wide variety of activities and postures.

Before any treatment begins, Rod carries out a thorough client consultation and assessment.
Rod listens to clients and works on the areas that require attention, applying the relevant and appropriate treatment to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health.

In his spare time, Rod enjoys surfing, swimming, running, and AFL Umpiring.

Having had professional coaching in triathlons (all disciplines) Rod has a good understanding of the sports-related issues and injuries that can occur and can assist to analyze and offer remediation.

Rod is available for Remedial Massage therapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Kim Goei

General Nail Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries & Diabetic Management Podiatrist

Kim was born and raised on the West coast, completing her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia. She has a kind, gentle manner with patients, with a strong focus on delivering high-quality care.

During her training, Kim gained valuable experience in Singapore working alongside podiatrists from other countries including the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. After completing her degree, Kim has worked in private practice in WA and Victoria before being drawn to the beautiful coastline and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Kim has completed advanced musculoskeletal training with Dr Paul Conneely in the areas of Dry Needling & Foot Mobilisations to aid in the management of lower limb dysfunction. Kim is proficient in delivering all aspects of podiatry care including General Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries and Diabetic Management.

Outside the clinic, Kim enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running & yoga.

Kim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Nambour and Maroochydore clinic.

Rachael Gilholm

Women's Health, Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management Dietitian

Rachael Gilholm is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sunshine Coast. Since graduation, Rachael has had experience in working within both public hospitals and within the community setting. Rachael is very excited to be transitioning into the private practice space. Rachael is passionate about supporting individuals to reach their health and nutrition goals. Rachael prides herself on optimizing an individual’s health and wellbeing through nutrition therapy and understands that food and nutrition mean so much more than just what we eat. Food brings people together and joy into our lives and for that reason, Rachael aims to work with our clients to make realistic and sustainable changes. Rachael has a special interest in, overweight and obesity, chronic disease management and Women’s health.

Rachael’s interest is in: Women’s Health, Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management

In Rachael’s spare time she enjoys going for hikes, spending time with her puppy, going to the markets and having a cheese platter accompanied with some wine.

Zoe Divall

Neck, Headaches, Vestibular Treatment & NDIS Physiotherapist

Zoe graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a passion for improving people’s lives through evidence-based effective treatment modalities focusing on patient-centred goals and long term outcomes. 

Zoe continues to do her extra training and ongoing professional development in neck/headache and vestibular treatments. Zoe creates treatment plans that aim to have you back to doing the things you love in a way that is realistic and has your goals at the core.

Zoe has always lived a very active lifestyle; is heavily involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and enjoys yoga, touch football and tennis. Zoe’s interest in a healthy lifestyle and general well-being will provide clients with a holistic treatment approach.

Zoe has a special interest in Neck & Headache Physiotherapy, Vestibular Treatment & NDIS 

Zoe is available for appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Gabriel Bogatko

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Gabi is experienced in all facets of Podiatry, including musculoskeletal conditions of the feet and legs, video gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, paediatric foot/leg assessment, lower limb acupuncture/ dry needling and orthotic therapy. In addition to Bachelors of Podiatry, Gabi also holds a Diploma in Football Medicine through the FIFA Medical Network, which has created an excellent platform to connect with world-leading experts internationally.

Gabi has a good knack for building relationships with paediatric patients having great outcomes treating rheumatological, musculoskeletal, inflammatory disorders and juvenile arthritis.
With extensive knowledge working with the top running shoe brands and passionate about shoe technology and advances in footwear, Gabi is well across finding the fit for your foot.

Gabi has a strong interest in sport-related and is interested in incorporating this into her professional career. She enjoys meeting new athletes and helping them to be active participants in their own health and well-being. She understands the frustration of injury hampering runners from reaching their goals and can provide preventative solutions.
Gabi enjoys a challenge and is always looking to further her knowledge to provide the highest quality of podiatric care and treatment options.

With a great passion for improving mobility and patient goals, whether in the sporting field or day to day mobility, she is proficient and passionate about all aspects of her profession. She looks forward to greeting you with a smile in the clinic.

Gabi is available at our Caloundra, Coolum and Sippy Downs clinic.

Madison Simmons

Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Madison graduated from UQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed working as a private practice physiotherapist since. With his experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, Madison thrives on working with the Sports and Spinal team to work toward the individual goals of his patients.
Madison has extensive experience in helping people overcome chronic pain obstacles on their way to improving their quality of life and is a firm believer that with the right approach, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. As a result, treating chronic pain and injuries that won’t go away is Madison’s particular interest.
Madison has also developed a strong passion for treating sporting injuries after competing as an elite tennis player in Australia. Outside of the clinic, he has a passion for road cycling, hiking, and after relocating to the Sunshine Coast, surfing will be next on the list.
Overall, Madison utilises a holistic approach of hands-on therapy, dry needling, individual exercise programs and education to work with patients to achieve their personal goals.

Madison’s interests are Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Madison is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Tarin Cowley

Chronic Conditions & Pain Management Exercise Physiologist

Tarin has been practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2013 and recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney. Tarin finds great reward in providing exercise interventions and education that assist people with chronic conditions to lead a better life, whether it be by improving their confidence and daily functioning, pain management, feeling ‘fitter’ or for athletes, competing at their optimum capacity. Tarin has experience in a range of clinical settings, which allows her to constantly challenge herself to develop innovative exercises and lifestyle modification interventions for people seeking advice to manage their conditions.
Tarin has also recently taken up studying again, this time in medicine.

Tarin’s interest is in Chronic Conditions & Pain Management 

Tarin is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Domonique Doyle

Psychologist

Domonique is a performance psychologist who has received a Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) from Queensland. Domonique has diverse experience working in mental health, including mental health case management, performance psychologist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and several sports academies, spinal cord injury, NDIS, work cover, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and general psychological counselling and services.

Domonique is passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life and achieve goals in a safe and heard environment through face-to-face, telehealth, and/or video platform.

Without restricting to any presenting issue, Domonique welcomes all enquiries for therapy with a special interest in depression and anxiety, athlete wellbeing, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support, work cover (including pain and injury support) substance use, LBTIQ+, and general counselling.

Domonique is available for Psychology appointments at our Coolum clinic, and is also available for online appointments.

Sophie Wilkins

Women's Health Interest, Strength & Conditioning & Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist

Sophie is passionate about all things Women’s Health! This includes Pre- and Post-natal exercise and specific exercise prescriptions for Osteoporosis, Menopause and Pelvic Health. Sophie strives to be a positive role model and believes that exercise can improve all aspects of health, including physical, mental and social health. Sophie will help you achieve your goals with an individualised treatment plan and exercise prescription. She believes that exercise should be a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life, so she will take time to educate you on the multiple benefits of a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Sophie’s interests are in Women’s Health. Strength & Conditioning & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Sophie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum location.

Tim Boyle

Running, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Tim graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist in 2006. He has gained valuable experience over the last eight years working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic. Within this setting, Tim had the pleasure of working alongside medical & allied health professionals, including Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists.

Tim enjoys a broad scope of podiatry, including sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessments and recommendations, diabetic foot assessments, and treatment of toenails and skin conditions.  Tim is particularly passionate about running biomechanics and footwear advice/prescription, a special interest that commenced through his strong interest in athletics and involvement in the footwear industry.

Over the years, Tim has treated several senior and junior athletes from various sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

Tim is a sports enthusiast himself, having been involved in several sports from a young age competing at a state level in Athletics and Basketball.

“I see that working in a strong multi-disciplinary team ensure the best treatment and outcome for my patients.”

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Coolum locations.

Gemma Egan

Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis Exercise Physiologist

Gemma has a strong belief that living an active healthy lifestyle improves both longevity and quality of life. She has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science and has gained accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Gemma has developed a passion for spinal rehabilitation and improving the quality of life for those suffering from lower back pain. She has also worked with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and osteoarthritis.

Gemma has a strong focus on prescribing programs that are individually tailored and that can be self-managed for future health and fitness.

Gemma’s interest is in Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis Exercise Physiologist

Gemma is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum and Sippy Downs location.

 

Meredith Hill

Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments Physiotherapist

Meredith has extensive experience as a Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor but has focused her practice in recent years on lower limb injuries. Meredith has a special interest in endurance sports, triathlon, and running-related injuries as a professional triathlete herself. Meredith completes running assessments in the clinic using video analysis to diagnose and manage chronic running injuries. Meredith also has years of experience in post-operative rehab and compliments her treatments with dry needling, Kinesio taping, and gym-based functional strength training.

Meredith’s interests are in Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments

Meredith is currently on Maternity Leave

Koren West

Lower Back, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological, NDIS Physiotherapist

Koren graduated from Bond University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy.  During that time, she worked closely with Tennis Australia in Brisbane and the junior elite tennis players in the prevention of lower back and spine injuries.

Since graduating Koren has been focusing on spinal rehabilitation and in particular, acute and chronic lower back pain and has continued her education along this path.  Koren has a particular interest in managing patients with a holistic approach to their active rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team. Koren is passionate about ensuring that every patient she sees is provided with education and a plan regarding their specific condition to assure their goals are met, leading to a greater recovery.

Koren also runs weekly group classes incorporating Pilates type exercises along with functional/physiotherapy exercises for core strength and stability which fits in perfectly with her lower back interest.

Other areas Koren enjoys working with are chronic complex musculoskeletal pain conditions and neurological conditions. In Koren’s spare time she enjoys kickboxing, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Koren has a special interest in Lower Back Physiotherapy, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological Physiotherapy & NDIS

Koren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Louise Meek

Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain Physiotherapist

Louise has spent most of her career focusing on treating shoulder conditions working with both the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and high diving.  Louise continued to work with the shoulder team on the sunshine coast after moving to join the Sports and Spinal Team in 2010.  She was an Australian Institute of Sport athlete for 6 years in high diving and was a representative on the Australian team for 5 years, which is where her passion for physiotherapy originated.

Louise has been selected from thousands of the physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA) This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.

Over the last few years, Louise has loved working with the ‘Sunshine Coast Chronic Pain Team’ assisting people with persistent pain.  “This is defiantly an area I love working in and get a lot of fulfilment.  You can make a truly significant difference in someone’s daily life.”  She spends time working with the pain specialists on the coast who meet regularly to have the most optimal care and management of her patients.

She focused her post-graduate studies in these areas making sure all treatment and advice are up to date and evidence-based to provide the most optimal outcome for the client. Louise is very passionate about an educational, active and functional approach to treatment to allow the individual to learn and manage their injury to prevent a recurrence. “I feel this gives people the tools to be the driver of their recovery”. 

Louise’s interests are in Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain

Louise is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The aid of a phone app to explain and demonstrate home based treatment plans and exercises was very useful.
The staff are all professional from the receptionist to the therapists. The physiotherapists are professional, attentive, focussed on the individuals needs and caring. Very satisfied with my treatment and follow up
Highly recommend Sports and Spinal! The staff are friendly, caring and professional. I have had many sports related injuries over the years and they have always helped get me back on my feet.
Highly recommended! Great capable team with experience and knowledge! Am very happy with the treatment and follow up. The communication from the admin team is super easy and helpful too. SMS notifications and wait list etc makes life easier
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National NAIDOC Week 🟡⚫🔴⁠
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Celebrations are held across to celebrate and recognize the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ⁠
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NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. ⁠
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You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country.
Dry July, Are You In? 🍺⁠
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Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. ⁠
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The funds you raise as part of your Dry July will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment. ⁠
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Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So, you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win! ⁠
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Use the link in our bio to learn how you can be dry this July 👍
Global MND Awareness Day 🧠⁠
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Last week marked MND day. MND or Motor Neuron Disease causes messages from the motor neurones to gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes in their thinking and behaviour.⁠
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There is no cure for MND but regular treatment can help to retain function and quality of life and provide comfort.⁠
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Our allied health team can assist with MND and can help patients live fuller lives through a range of our services including Physiotherapy, OT, Dietetics and Exercise Physiology 🏃‍♂️⁠
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To learn more get in touch with your local team today.
$245,000 raised for SunnyKids! 💙⁠
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The annual Wine Makers lunch held last month had a record-breaking $245,000 raised for SunnyKids! ⁠
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The money raised will enable the not-for-profit organisation to expand its crucial social programs such as SunnyKids in School and Mentoring Through Sports.⁠
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Well done to our team members and local Doctors who attended the event. It was such an amazing achievement 🙌
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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🚻 Over 5 million Australians – 1 in 4 people aged 15 years or over – experience bladder or bowel control problems. This number is predicted to grow to 6.5 million by 2030.⁠
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🚻 80% of people with urinary incontinence are women.⁠
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🚻1 in 3 women who ever had a baby wet themselves.⁠
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🚻 Strong pelvic floor muscles are necessary for bladder and bowel control and good sexual function.⁠
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🚻 Pelvic floor muscle exercises have been shown to prevent and treat incontinence at any age.⁠
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🚻 Less than 2 out of 10 women (7.66%) do their pelvic floor exercises daily.⁠
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🚻 70% of incontinent people do not seek help.⁠
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🚻 Bladder and bowel control problems are not a natural part of ageing or having a baby.⁠
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🚻 Incontinence can have a long-term physical and emotional impact; affecting self-esteem, motivation and independence.⁠
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If you need help with your bladder or pelvic health get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal today and let us help you 🙌
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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WHAT IS INCONTINENCE?⁠
Incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of:⁠
👉 Urine (wee) from the bladder – known as urinary incontinence⁠
👉 Faeces (poo) or flatus (wind) from the bowel – known as faecal incontinence.⁠
👉Incontinence can range in severity from a small leak to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.⁠
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Though Incontinence can impact a person's life quite dramatically, there are treatments and solutions to help manage it. ⁠
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Our Women's health team is one of those solutions! Our team can help both MEN and women with their pelvic health. ⁠
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To find out more head to our bio
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the World Federation For Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP) to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.⁠
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This year it takes place from the 21 – to the 27 of June and during the week the WFIPP highlights the impact urinary incontinence can have on our lives and encourages those living with it to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.⁠
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Our Women's Health team are highly trained to assist women with continence. Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal and see how we can help today 🙌
Men's Health Week ♂️⁠
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Did you know that we have a range of services that can help you with your health? The Sports & Spinal team are here to assist you in getting back on track with your health, whether it be recovery, getting fitter or sorting out your diet-our team can do it all. ⁠
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Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal and let us help you today👍
Men's Health Week 2022 ⁠
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There are five key barriers that prevent men from seeking support and information for their health. It's important that we break these barriers down and encourage men that their health is not worth hiding behind! ⁠
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Understanding the five barriers 👇⁠
1. Hoping it's not an issue?⁠
You might be experiencing denial⁠
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2. Taking too long to do something about your health?⁠
This is known as delayed information seeking⁠
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3. Worried that asking for help is perceived as being weak?⁠
This is called the social construct of masculinity and it can be a barrier to us looking after our health⁠
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4. Have trouble talking about your health?⁠
Feeling nervous or embarrassed about starting a conversation can be a barrier to getting the support you need.⁠
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5. Not sure what information to trust?⁠
Figuring out what health information you can trust can be a barrier to taking action on our health.⁠
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Need some help? Head to healthymale.com to learn more👍
Men's Health Week 2022 ♂️⁠
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Good health is essential for a good life. But there are barriers that get in the way of keeping our body and mind in good nick and sometimes we need help to break them down. ⁠
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It's important to understand what's stopping you so you can take proactive steps to overcome it. ⁠
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See our recent blog on the five factors that prevent men from seeking support for their health and how to overcome them. ⁠
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It’s getting a little chilly around here ❄️⁠
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So why not make a hearty and nutritious Minestrone soup for your next dinner? Adding a soup mix like this one is a great way to boost the fibre and plant protein content of your meals! 🌿🌱⁠
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Here’s the recipe:⁠
🍲 1 cup Italian Soup Mix⁠
🍲 3 cups water⁠
🍲 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁠
🍲 ½ brown onion, sliced⁠
🍲 1 tsp crushed garlic⁠
🍲 1 carrot, diced⁠
🍲 1 small potato, diced⁠
🍲 ½ zucchini, diced⁠
🍲 100g frozen spinach⁠
🍲 1 tbsp tomato paste⁠
🍲 1 stock cube⁠
🍲 ½ tsp oregano⁠
🍲 Pinch of basil⁠
🍲 Pinch of parmesan⁠
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1. Prepare the soup mix as per packet instructions.⁠
In a medium saucepan add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Once translucent, add the potato, carrot, tomato paste, stock and water. Cook for 10 minutes.⁠
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2. Add the spinach and zucchini and season with oregano. Cook for another 10-15 minutes.⁠
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3. Once ready to serve, dish into bowls and top with parmesan cheese and basil and Voilà!!⁠
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The best part about minestrone is that you can use almost any veggies you have that are looking a little sad in the crisper! ⁠
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What Matters To You Day? 💙⁠
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What matters to you day encourages meaningful conversations between patients, caregivers, families and their health care providers.⁠
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WMTYD is a great way and reason to advance person and family-centeredd care, which is something we are all about here at SSP. ⁠
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What matters to Sports & Spinal is that we inspire, engage & empower everyone on their journey of health & well-being. This is something that underpins everything we do 🙌⁠
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#whatmatterstoyouday2022 #WMTYD2022 #sportsandspinal
Account Update! 📣 
Our Springfield team have created a new Instagram account @sportsspinalspringfield 

Be sure to check them out and chuck them a follow for awesome health content 🙌🏻 

The Springfield team celebrated in style for this year's Biggest Morning Tea. 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 and the BMT wants to change that. 

Morning teas across the country will help raise vital funds to bring us closer to a cancer-free future.
Saturday marked National Cheese Day! 🧀⁠
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We all love a little bit (or a lot!) of cheese in our diets but sometimes cheese can come with the stigma that it's not good for us. To help clear that myth up, Sports & Spinal Dietitian Caitlin has weighed in on what she thinks about cheese in our diets 👇⁠
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Cheese Pros:⁠
 🧀 Good source of protein and calcium⁠
 🧀 Lots of different types that can be used for different things⁠
 🧀 Hard cheeses are low in lactose so are still suitable for people with lactose intolerance⁠
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Things to be mindful of:⁠
 🧀 Can be more energy-dense, so you may like to choose lite options depending on your nutrition goals⁠
 🧀 Need to be mindful of food safety when including them in sandwiches/salads/other dishes⁠
🧀 Need to keep cold with an ice brick in a cool bag when at school or work if you don't have access to a fridge⁠
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If you need help with their cheese intake or diet get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today!
Do you know what MS is? How does it affect the human body? Can it be treated? Let us explain 👇⁠
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🧠 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Today, 2.8 million people around the world have MS.⁠
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🧠 MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition. It is caused by damage to myelin – a fatty material that insulates nerves. In MS, the loss of myelin affects the way nerves conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain. Symptoms can include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness, memory problems, and fatigue.⁠
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🧠 Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is two to three times more common in women than in men. There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease.⁠
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The Sports & Spinal team can help those with MS. Get in touch with our team today to learn more ⁠
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#ms #worldMSday #sportsandspinal #wearehereforyou
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. ⁠
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Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.⁠
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Our Women's Health team can assist with all your pre-natal needs whether it be⁠
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💗 Pregnancy massage ⁠
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We're also here to help during the post-natal stages too! Get in touch with your nearest clinic to find out more
World MS Day 🤍⁠
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World MS Day is officially marked on May 30. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). ⁠
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The Sports & Spinal Team are qualified to help people with MS through a range of therapies whether it is Physio, EP, Dietetics, Podiatry or Remedial Massage #wearehereforyou⁠
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Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Team today and see how we can help 💚⁠
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#worldMSday #MS #sportsandspinal #msconnections
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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Exercise is vital for women across all stages of life.⁠
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Not only is being active important for your physical and mental health, but it can also play a crucial role when dealing with a range of women’s health conditions. ⁠
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Our women's health and exercise physiology team can assist with exercise prescription and education. Needing some help? ⁠
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Contact our team today 💻
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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How does exercise help with mental health? ⁠
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There is ample evidence that suggests exercise is an effective treatment method for people suffering from acute and chronic mental illness.⁠
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Exercise can make a big difference in mood and needs to be a fundamental part of mental health treatment. Even one workout a week is known to have great benefits.⁠
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Exercise can also counteract the side effects of some medications such as reducing the risk of falling by strengthening muscles and helping control body weight and blood pressure.⁠
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If you need help with getting more exercise into your life contact your nearest SSP exercise physiologist 💪