Kawana Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio Kawana is located at K1 Building, Level 2/16 Innovation Pkwy, off Kawana Way, and only a short distance from the new Sunshine Coast hospital precinct. Conveniently located near Brightwater, Currimundi, Wurtulla and Birtinya.

Kawana 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 Kawana clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Remedial Massage, New You, Hydrotherapy and Group Gym Classes  in Kawana.

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 tailored treatment plan to help reach their health goals. To find out more about Telehealth click here.

Meet the team @ Kawana

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Dion Wallace

Shoulder, Knee & Sports Rehab Physiotherapist

A Sunshine Coast local, Dion has completed a postgraduate Masters in Physiotherapy on a background of a Bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science. As well as this, Dion is a full member of Sports Medicine Australia and has completed the level 2 APA Sports Physiotherapy course.

Dion passion lies in keeping people active whilst managing acute and chronic injuries. Dion is invested in helping his clients regain their optimal level of function, whether on the field or in the home. Working closely with top local surgeons, Dion also has significant experience with the rehabilitation of those undertaking surgery or recovering from recent surgery.

Dion’s interests lie in Shoulder and Knee physiotherapy and run a return to sports clinic focusing on high-performance rehabilitation. Recently Dion has been working with the senior sporting teams of Matthew Flinders Anglican College, providing a weekly triage service and game-day assistance. Outside of work, Dion has a keen interest in AFL, Rugby Union and surfing.

Dion is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Baringa and Kawana locations.

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Andrew Duff

Lower Limb & Sport Injuries

Andrew Duff has been working with both a national level and international athletes since graduating in NZ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009.
Throughout this time he has worked with NZ Youth Olympic, Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes, including being part of a successful gold medal Paralympic campaign in 2010, Sochi 2014, and most recently South Korea in 2018.
Andrew enjoys working with and supporting his patients to achieve their goals, applying his extensive knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury prevention to fully rehabilitate your injuries and develop and strengthen performance in your selected area.

Andrew is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana location.

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Sabrina Maynard

Physiotherapist

Sabrina graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Central Queensland University. Sabrina is passionate about providing the utmost quality of care for all patients, focusing on an individualised holistic approach. Sabrina has a keen interest in sport, especially netball, cricket, rugby league and rugby union. She loves working with a variety of people and prides herself on being friendly and approachable. She wants to help you get back to your daily living and reach your goals as soon as possible. Sabrina is keen to continually develop her clinical skills and knowledge to provide the best possible treatment for you.

Sabrina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Baringa and Kawana locations.

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Mitchell Hill

Physiotherapist

Recently completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at CQUniversity. Mitch was able to experience a wide variety of clinical settings. Mitch developed a real passion for working as part of a team of health professionals who strive to provide the best possible patient-centred care.

Mitch aims to use my physiotherapy skills and previous experience in sport and exercise to best provide patients with effective and holistic care to suit their needs. Mitch particularly values the importance of clear communication and education with patients to ensure the best quality treatments. Mitch understands that people don’t want to dwell on what they can’t do and enjoys empowering people to be the best they can be. Mitch also enjoys working closely with patients to help them accomplish their goals, great and small.

Mitch enjoys living an active lifestyle and has a passion for sport, particularly cricket and AFL. Moving from Rockhampton, Mitch is looking forward to the cooler weather and embracing all the great sights the coast has to offer.

Mitchell is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

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Ashley Vincent

Physiotherapist

Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University in 2017. She has enjoyed working in multiple private practices in Brisbane and rural NSW before returning home to the Sunshine Coast, where she grew up.
Ashley has a strong passion for women’s health physiotherapy and will be continuing to undergo further training to succeed in this field. Her other specialities include post-operative rehabilitation and sporting injuries, particularly dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background.

Ashley has further training and experience in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy and all forms of pilates.
Ashley is extremely enthusiastic about providing quality healthcare with a holistic approach to patient-centred care. She enjoys providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long term solutions and improve quality of life.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana and Nambour clinic.

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Callum Smith

Physiotherapist

Callum completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2017 and has since been working in private practice in Brisbane and more recently on the Sunshine Coast. Callum enjoys meeting clients from all walks of life. He takes pride in tailoring treatment plans to fit each individual’s lifestyle and goals. A key philosophy Callum strives to practice, is taking the time to get to know the person in front of him and incorporate their input into their own rehabilitation. Callum enjoys seeing all manner of injuries and conditions and has completed advanced courses in the management of pelvic/low back pain and the injured shoulder. He is trained in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

Away from work, Callum enjoys playing Rugby in the local A-grade competition is a huge Sunshine Coast Lightning fan. Originally hailing from Charters Towers, North Queensland, Callum likes to escape the hustle and bustle by heading out bush or up the coast.

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Renee Shaw

Physiotherapist

Renee graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with first-class honours. Her passion is for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, particularly acute injury management, spinal conditions and pre and post-natal patients. She also has extensive experience in clinical Pilates, teaching since 2013 and completing her APPI equipment certification in 2017.

Renee has a strong background in sport, currently participating in triathlons and running events on the Sunshine Coast. She has also completed extra professional development in running assessments and strength & conditioning, combining her love of sport, exercise and physiotherapy. Renee has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast to study medicine, and in her spare time, she loves running, cycling and hiking around the coast.

Renee is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana location.

 

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Tenikka Mogno

Exercise Physiologist

Tenikka completed her Clinical Exercise Science Degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast with a passion to help people manage their chronic disease or injury through evidence-based exercise prescription and education. Tenikka has a special interest in working with people with Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis, and low back pain. Her positive and welcoming attitude makes you feel at ease through your journey of recovery and a healthier lifestyle.

Tenikka has gained experience running cardiac, diabetes and hydrotherapy group classes and throughout her final year of study worked closely with paraplegics, neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Tenikka is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Kawana and Buderim location.

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Kurt Kidman

Exercise Physiologist

Kurt completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 at the Australian Catholic University. Since this time, Kurt has been working in injury prevention, Kurt has developed a passion for treating injuries whilst helping prevent them and improve the client’s quality of life. From this passion, Kurt gained entry into a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University, which he has since completed.

During Kurt’s placement, he worked with a wide variety of clinical conditions and from this, Kurt has developed further interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and metabolic conditions. Outside of work, Kurt plays Beach Volleyball and has played numerous sports in the past, including A.F.L, Rugby Union and Indoor Netball.

Kurt is available for appointments at our Kawana, Redcliffe and North Lakes clinics.

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Beth White

Remedial Massage Therapist

Beth has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 10 years. She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Nature Care College.

Coming from Sydney, Beth worked with several chiropractic clinics supporting their clients and therapists. She is a past world champion para triathlete and has extensive experience managing high performing athletes and helping them to accelerate recovery between events.

Beth has additional training in deep tissue, trigger point therapy,  pregnancy, relaxation, and sports therapy massage modalities. Beth has managed clients recovering from spinal surgery, sports injuries, stroke and workplace rehabilitation.

Beth is a blind therapist and is supported by her guide dog Queenie. Beth has also worked with Guide Dogs in their community outreach programs, fundraising activities and as a public speaker.

Beth is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Kawana and Sippy Downs locations.

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Caitlin Follett

Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who prides herself on focusing on her clients as a whole person and understands there is so much more to an individual than just what they eat. Since graduating with her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Caitlin has developed her interest in gut health, vegetarian and vegan nutrition, oncology, and chronic disease management.

Caitlin is passionate about making a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle by supporting her clients to create achievable and realistic changes in line with their goals. She uses a non-judgemental, friendly and tailored approach with her care, as she understands that it can be daunting opening up to someone about your health concerns and what you eat.

When she isn’t working, Caitlin enjoys exploring the Sunshine Coast by getting outside to go for walks or hikes, to the beach for a swim, or painting at home.

Caitlin is available for appointments at Kawana, Baringa and Caloundra.

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Ainslee O'Connell

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Ainslee graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) and has been working in private practice since.

Ainslee completed her honours research in the biomechanical field with her paper ‘The effect of dynamic movement tasks on the restrictive properties of rigid strapping tape’, being presented at the 2019 Australian Podiatry Conference. With a passion for all things lower limb, Ainslee has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, biomechanics, injury prevention and footwear prescription/advice. Outside of Podiatry, Ainslee is a keen netballer and enjoys all things sport related.

Ainslee is available for Podiatry appointments at Buderim, Sippy Downs and Kawana.

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Luke Rogers

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health. Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.
Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, Baringa and Buderim clinic.

 

 

 

 

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Joakim Wisting

Shoulder & Neck Physiotherapist (Currently on long service leave)

Originally from Norway, Joakim completed his physiotherapy degree in South Australia before working throughout Australia and Europe in hospital and private practice. Through regular postgraduate courses, Joakim has developed a special interest and knowledge in treating the shoulder, upper limb, and pelvis. Joakim has a special interest in mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which he keeps fit through regular training and competing in.

Joakim is currently on long service leave.

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Kawana Sports & Spinal can be found at K1 Building, Level 2/16 Innovation Pkwy, Birtinya QLD 4575

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Kawana parking is available at the front of the K1 building, immediately as you enter the K1 building car park. Otherwise, there are 3 allocated Sports & Spinal car spaces down the back left of the K1 building car park.

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