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SPORTS & SPINAL GYMPIE

exercise physiology services

Gympie

22 Reef St,Gympie QLD 4570

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Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals providing exercise and lifestyle therapies to prevent and manage chronic disease, injury, and disability.

An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4-year, University-trained Allied Health professional who is an exercise prescription expert. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your injuries, health status and goals.

Our Exercise Physiologists at Sports & Spinal can help your condition by working with you to formulate an appropriate treatment plan to assist in reaching your specific goals. Exercise Physiologists use movement and exercise with specific education and motivational guidance to treat and manage your conditions.

Sports & Spinal accredited Exercise Physiologists can assist with Diabetes & Obesity, General Health & well-being, Mental Health Issues, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Neurological Conditions, Strength & Conditioning, Women’s Health, Aging, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Paediatrics and Cancer.

Exercise facilitates changes within the body that increases its efficiency. This allows us to manage conditions or diseases that can cause our bodies to not function to the best ability.

You can expect our Exercise Physiologist to listen to your personal story and ask questions, so they can work with you to guide an appropriate treatment plan. Our Exercise Physiologist will complete a detailed, goal-focused, clinical, and functional assessment.

Treatment will vary and be specific to you but will likely involve modified movement and exercises to build your capacity and function through strength, fitness, balance, and more. Treatment will change and progress while working alongside your Exercise Physiologist. Our Exercise physiologists will provide education on health, conditions, injuries and what to do and what not to do in different environments, including our onsite gym, your regular gym and pools, depending on your interests and goals. Our Exercise Physiologist believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and will work with other health professionals to help manage your condition.

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

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

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Noah Collins

Exercise Physiologist

Noah graduated with his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2023 whilst studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Despite study commitments requiring him to spend much of his time at the Sunshine Coast, he continued to live in his hometown of Gympie.

Noah enjoys seeing clients meet their goals and wants to help them improve their quality of life. Due to his passion for sport and physical activity, he loves to see clients return to their work and sporting environments.

Noah has played sport most of his life and can be found playing hockey every year. He also enjoys going for some runs, bike rides and playing backyard cricket from time to time.

Noah is available for exercise physiology appointments at our Gympie clinic.

Benjamin Frank

Exercise Physiologist

Ben has been involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a personal trainer across a wide range of areas including musculoskeletal rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions, cardiometabolic health and weight loss, strength and conditioning, bodybuilding and group fitness classes. He has completed two bachelor’s degrees in science (majoring in physiology, minoring in psychology) and Exercise and Sport Science and has recently graduated with his Masters degree in Melbourne. Ben is excited to be starting this next chapter of his life in Queensland.

During his university internships, Ben was involved in exercise prescription and delivery for various musculoskeletal, cardiometabolic, neurological, pulmonary, cancer, women’s health and semi-professional athlete populations in hospitals, private practices and a sports academy.

Ben is thankful for having had the privilege of experiencing, managing and overcoming numerous injuries himself (including a traumatic road accident requiring surgery for shoulder complications and numerous arm fractures, as well as lower back and knee injuries), which have not only improved his knowledge and application of rehabilitation on a personal level but have also built resilience and compassion for others experiencing pain and chronic conditions.

Ben has particular interests in musculoskeletal (particularly orthopedic) rehabilitation, cardiometabolic health (including weight loss), strength and conditioning, return to sport in athletes, and the link between mental health, pain and chronic conditions. Ben believes mindset is everything and has a strong focus on building relationships with clients to empower them to achieve sustainable, life-changing results, both physically and mentally.

In his spare time, you’ll find Ben enjoying his daily gym workouts, running, hiking, and other outdoor activities, song writing on guitar and piano, investing in personal development and staying up to date with the latest research to ensure his practice is evidence-based.

Ben is available for exercise physiology consults at our Gympie clinic.

This June the @herveybay_sportsandspinal team are taking on The Push-Up Challenge and completing a heap of push-ups between June 5-28 to raise funds and awareness for mental health 🧠

You can show your support by making a tax-deductible donation to the cause via our bio!

Every dollar helps #pushforbetter mental health outcomes in Australia.

This June the @herveybay_sportsandspinal team are taking on The Push-Up Challenge and completing a heap of push-ups between June 5-28 to raise funds and awareness for mental health 🧠

You can show your support by making a tax-deductible donation to the cause via our bio!

Every dollar helps #pushforbetter mental health outcomes in Australia.
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June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month! 🌸 

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, and urinary issues.

Physiotherapy can be a game-changer in managing POP. Here are three effective exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, core and surrounding areas:

1️⃣ Bridge
2️⃣ Bird Dog
3️⃣ Single Leg Toe Tap

These exercises can help improve your pelvic health and reduce symptoms. Contact a women’s health physiotherapist for personalised management and support. 💪

#sportsandspinal #PelvicHealth #ProlapseAwareness #WomensHealth #Physiotherapy #StrongCore #exercise

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month! 🌸

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, and urinary issues.

Physiotherapy can be a game-changer in managing POP. Here are three effective exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, core and surrounding areas:

1️⃣ Bridge
2️⃣ Bird Dog
3️⃣ Single Leg Toe Tap

These exercises can help improve your pelvic health and reduce symptoms. Contact a women’s health physiotherapist for personalised management and support. 💪

#sportsandspinal #PelvicHealth #ProlapseAwareness #WomensHealth #Physiotherapy #StrongCore #exercise
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Men's Health Week focuses on supporting men's physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help men with their health needs and goals. Whether you work at the desk, on the job site, if you’re a weekend warrior on the sporting field or simply have a niggle or two, let our team work with you to get back to your best! 

Get in touch with our team today - head to our bio!

Men`s Health Week focuses on supporting men`s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help men with their health needs and goals. Whether you work at the desk, on the job site, if you’re a weekend warrior on the sporting field or simply have a niggle or two, let our team work with you to get back to your best!

Get in touch with our team today - head to our bio!
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Men’s Health Week 🙋‍♂️

This week serves as opportunity to highlight the importance of men’s health and promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities. 

Sports & Spinal offers a range of allied health services that can help improve men’s health including: 
✅Physiotherapy 
✅Podiatry 
✅Massage 
✅Exercise Physiology 
✅Dietetics 
✅Psychology 
✅Pilates & Gym Classes 
+ More! 

Find your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to learn more - head to our bio!

Men’s Health Week 🙋‍♂️

This week serves as opportunity to highlight the importance of men’s health and promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities.

Sports & Spinal offers a range of allied health services that can help improve men’s health including:
✅Physiotherapy
✅Podiatry
✅Massage
✅Exercise Physiology
✅Dietetics
✅Psychology
✅Pilates & Gym Classes
+ More!

Find your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to learn more - head to our bio!
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Finally! Winter warming recipes will be making their way back into the kitchen. As it gets cooler, it can be tempting to overindulge ourselves with big warming meals. 
 
Here’s a healthier version of a winter favourite for you to try this season! 

Ingredients 
🥧30g butter 
🥧2 tbsp plain flour 
🥧1 1/2 cups curry sauce (red curry) 
🥧200g sweet potato, cut into 1cm pieces 
🥧1/2 bunch broccolini, trimmed 
🥧4 cooked chicken drumsticks 
🥧1 cup fresh coriander leaves 
🥧5 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry 
🥧1 egg, lightly whisked 
🥧sesame seeds 
 
Step1 
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in curry sauce. Return to heat and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sauce comes to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Set aside to cool. 

Step 2 
Cook sweet potato and broccolini in separate microwave-safe dishes on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes and 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, respectively, or until just tender. Chop broccolini into pieces. 

Step 3 
Preheat oven to 220°C. Remove chicken meat from bone and shred. Stir chicken, sweet potato, broccolini and coriander into cooled sauce. 

Step 4 
Use a 10.5cm cutter to cut 12 circles from 3 sheets of pastry and use to line 12 x 1/2-cup muffin pans. Divide filling among pastry. Use an 8.5cm cutter to cut out 12 circles from remaining pastry. Brush 1 side of circles with egg. Place, brushed-side down, on top of pies. Press edges to seal. With a sharp knife, cut 2 slits in the top of each pie. Brush with a egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Bake in a 220°C oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden - then dig in!

Finally! Winter warming recipes will be making their way back into the kitchen. As it gets cooler, it can be tempting to overindulge ourselves with big warming meals.

Here’s a healthier version of a winter favourite for you to try this season!

Ingredients
🥧30g butter
🥧2 tbsp plain flour
🥧1 1/2 cups curry sauce (red curry)
🥧200g sweet potato, cut into 1cm pieces
🥧1/2 bunch broccolini, trimmed
🥧4 cooked chicken drumsticks
🥧1 cup fresh coriander leaves
🥧5 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry
🥧1 egg, lightly whisked
🥧sesame seeds

Step1
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in curry sauce. Return to heat and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sauce comes to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

Step 2
Cook sweet potato and broccolini in separate microwave-safe dishes on HIGH (100%) power for 2 to 3 minutes and 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, respectively, or until just tender. Chop broccolini into pieces.

Step 3
Preheat oven to 220°C. Remove chicken meat from bone and shred. Stir chicken, sweet potato, broccolini and coriander into cooled sauce.

Step 4
Use a 10.5cm cutter to cut 12 circles from 3 sheets of pastry and use to line 12 x 1/2-cup muffin pans. Divide filling among pastry. Use an 8.5cm cutter to cut out 12 circles from remaining pastry. Brush 1 side of circles with egg. Place, brushed-side down, on top of pies. Press edges to seal. With a sharp knife, cut 2 slits in the top of each pie. Brush with a egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake in a 220°C oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden - then dig in!
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@sportsandspinalspringfield Testing out their strength with their VALD tech 💪🏻

The team took it upon themselves to have some friendly competition with their new VALD technology and we love to see it! 

In this video the team tested both the clinician and admin team members grip strength with the new VALD Dynometer! 

Did you know that Grip Strength can be used to assess general overall upper limb strength and assess for asymmetries? This can be a very useful monitoring tool for those with upper limb injurious or concerns. Additionally, higher scores are also associated with:

- increased longevity,
- decrease risk of cognitive decline and dementia,
- decreased falls risk and,
- may also be a reliable predictor for stroke and heart disease.

Our VALD technology can be used for so much more and provide you with a great amount of information to assist you in your rehabilitation and health journey 🫶

Looking to make an appointment? Head to our bio or give your local @sports.and.spinal clinic a call today 📲

@sportsandspinalspringfield Testing out their strength with their VALD tech 💪🏻

The team took it upon themselves to have some friendly competition with their new VALD technology and we love to see it!

In this video the team tested both the clinician and admin team members grip strength with the new VALD Dynometer!

Did you know that Grip Strength can be used to assess general overall upper limb strength and assess for asymmetries? This can be a very useful monitoring tool for those with upper limb injurious or concerns. Additionally, higher scores are also associated with:

- increased longevity,
- decrease risk of cognitive decline and dementia,
- decreased falls risk and,
- may also be a reliable predictor for stroke and heart disease.

Our VALD technology can be used for so much more and provide you with a great amount of information to assist you in your rehabilitation and health journey 🫶

Looking to make an appointment? Head to our bio or give your local @sports.and.spinal clinic a call today 📲
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Winter Wellbeing – What does it look like? 

As the days become shorter, cooler and possibly more gloomy our wellness and wellbeing can shift into feelings of being ‘low’ or ‘flat’. So, how can we avoid the winter blues? 🤷‍♂️

💤 Prioritise good sleep patterns 
🏃 Keep active 
🥗 Eat well 
☀️ Boost your vitamin D 
🙌 Practice healthy habits 

If you need help dodging the winter blues and keeping your health it’s best then get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today! Our allied health team can help you stay on track whether it be through nutrition, exercise or all of the above. 

Get in touch with our team today to learn more - head to our bio

Winter Wellbeing – What does it look like?

As the days become shorter, cooler and possibly more gloomy our wellness and wellbeing can shift into feelings of being ‘low’ or ‘flat’. So, how can we avoid the winter blues? 🤷‍♂️

💤 Prioritise good sleep patterns
🏃 Keep active
🥗 Eat well
☀️ Boost your vitamin D
🙌 Practice healthy habits

If you need help dodging the winter blues and keeping your health it’s best then get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today! Our allied health team can help you stay on track whether it be through nutrition, exercise or all of the above.

Get in touch with our team today to learn more - head to our bio
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Do you have a food allergy or suspected food intolerance? 

A Sports & Spinal dietitian will conduct a detailed assessment of your medical history, diet and lifestyle to determine the likely cause of your symptoms. You will then be provided with the knowledge and personalised resources to confidently manage your health independently. 

Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you!

Do you have a food allergy or suspected food intolerance?

A Sports & Spinal dietitian will conduct a detailed assessment of your medical history, diet and lifestyle to determine the likely cause of your symptoms. You will then be provided with the knowledge and personalised resources to confidently manage your health independently.

Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you!
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