Kawana Sports & Spinal

Kawana Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy 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. Our practice is also located only a few minutes from BrightwaterCurrimundi, Wurtulla and Birtinya.

The clinic features onsite car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available, with EFTPOS and credit card facilities for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, our clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics and Remedial Massage in Kawana.

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Meet the team @ Kawana

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Dion Wallace

Shoulder & Sporting Rehab

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 that be on the field or in the home. Working closely with top local surgeons Dion also has significant experience with the rehabilitation of who are undertaking surgery or who are recovering from recent surgery.

Dion’s interests lie in Shoulder and Knee physiotherapy and runs a return to sport 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.

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Alice Latham

Neurological & Hip Rehab

Alice is a UK Qualified Physiotherapist. She has a Sports and Exercise Science degree from Loughborough University and Completed a Masters in Physiotherapy at University of Southampton. She has experience working in both the acute and community sectors of the National Health Service in the UK, where she developed a range of skills, as well as a specialist interest in Stroke and Neurological rehabilitation as well as elderly care.

Alice is as lover of all things active, getting outdoors and healthy living. She has been involved in competitive sports all her life, competing at national and international levels in Swimming, Running, Netball and most recently Triathlons. She has great interest and passion for rehabilitation, exercise and Pilates.

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Joakim Wisting

Shoulder & Neck Rehab

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

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Julie Gear

Neck, Headaches & Shoulder

Julie graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1998 and has gained a wealth of experience working in busy clinics around the world, including a professional sports centre in France, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London and a clinic in the ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland. She has worked with rugby teams in New Zealand and the England Volleyball team in the UK.

Julie has postgraduate training in ergonomics and Pilates, and is also a qualified acupuncturist having studied both in the UK and in China. Julie combines her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Intra-Muscular Stimulation with traditional physiotherapy treatment techniques for optimum results.

Julie has a special interest in spinal problems and headaches.

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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.

Outside of work Tenikka is dedicated to her practice of yoga, gym and being outdoors.

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Annika Coyne

Exercise Physiologist

Annika is an enthusiastic Exercise Physiologist with a passion for Women’s Health. Annika has experience working with pelvic floor dysfunction, diastisis rectus abdominas, pre and post-natal, pelvic & lower back pain. She supports all women by educating them to better understand and manage their condition and restores physical function through exercise. Annika also has a special interest in musckuloskeletal rehabilitation. She is committed to delivering high quality Exercise Physiology, prescribing the best rehabilitation plans based on her clients’ goals. Annika’s love of sport and exercise is what drives her passion for health and well-being.  Annika believes that TODAY is always the right day to start.

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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that take into consideration each patients goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has a passion for postoperative patients rehabilitation as well as return to sport athletes at all levels.

Zac also holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has been working in the strength and conditioning industry for the past 3 years. During his time off he likes to spend time rock climbing, playing tennis or riding his motorbike.

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Joe Upritchard

Exercise Physiologist

Joe began his studies in Occupational Therapy before transferring to Exercise Physiology. Joe has a passion for improving the quality of life of his patients through exercise rehabilitation. His special interest is in neurological rehabilitation and disabilities, with over 6 years’ experience working with various neurological and physical conditions. As a keen surfer, Joe enjoys Sunshine Coast living.

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Angela Farlam

Remedial Massage Therapist

Angela has been a passionate and focused health and fitness professional for over 20 years. Angela qualified in remedial massage, sports therapy and as a personal trainer in the UK in 1999 and spent 7 years practicing there before moving here to the fabulous Sunshine Coast in 2006.

Angela draws on skills gained across a wealth of massage modalities including sports, deep tissue, remedial, relaxation, hot stone,  sports, head, facial plus kinesiology and reflexology.  As a keen runner herself, Angela has a special interest in the remediation of sports-related injuries as well as all aspects of therapy aimed at the prevention of issues in the first place.

Treating each client as unique, Angela listens carefully to understand the issue before designing and delivering treatments that are focussed specifically on the issue at hand. With extensive experience both as a practitioner and as an educator, Angela has taught massage courses as well as co-owned a running franchise in Noosa focusing on all levels of runner.

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Tia Stankovic

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tia is a Qualified Remedial massage therapist with over 7 years experience with Deep tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point therapy. She also has experience in Pregnancy massage and enjoys treating expecting mums.

After studies, she had the privilege to work with Professional Cycling team in Europe.

She uses her communication abilities coupled with her experience to find out what the client wants and coordinates this into a professional treatment of each client to achieve their goals.

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Chelsea McCallum

Dietitian

Chelsea is passionate about empowering clients to transform their health and prevent chronic disease. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Chelsea has experience in a wide range of nutrition areas such as weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malnutrition and sports nutrition.

From a young age, Chelsea has been involved in many sports from touch football to volleyball. More recently she enjoys engaging in outdoor activities to keep fit. Outside of work, Chelsea can be found in her kitchen, at the beach or running up one of the Glass House Mountains.

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

Parking @ Kawana

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.