SPORTS & SPINAL

maroochydore

Maroochydore

Ground Floor, Chateau RoyaleCnr Sixth Avenue & Memorial AveCotton Tree, MaroochydoreQLD 4558

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Maroochydore Sports & Spinal is located on the beautiful Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast, conveniently located near Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, and Cotton Tree.

Maroochydore Sports & Spinal offers PhysiotherapyExercise PhysiologyHydrotherapyPodiatryDieteticsPilates, Remedial Massage and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

Maroochydore 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.

Maroochydore 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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Tessa Pallot

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tessa has been practising massage and beauty therapy since 2020. After completing her Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2019, Tessa then decided to develop her skills further and completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2021. She is currently a member of the Massage Association of Australia.

Tessa is very enthusiastic about realistic and sustainable health and wellness and hopes to make a positive impact on her clients’ lives and well-being.

When not working you can find Tessa going for long walks in the sunshine, at the movies, or going to as many concerts as possible.

Tessa is available for in-clinic at Caloundra and Maroochydore Sports & Spinal as well as mobile remedial massage therapy across the Sunshine Coast.

Kyle McGrath

Physiotherapist

Growing up in Maryborough Queensland, Kyle completed his studies in Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. Kyle brings a strong knowledge of exercise prescription having also completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland and is committed to providing quality patient-centred care.

Kyle has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pain management. He believes in taking the time with patients to listen to their concerns and provide useful education that empowers them to get back to living the lives they want to lead!

Outside of the clinic, Kyle loves hiking and exploring the outdoors. He enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and spends his weekends cheering on the Parramatta Eels in the footy.

Kyle is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Kristen Nicholson

Physiotherapist

Kristen is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. This is where she completed her education at the University of Pretoria, obtaining her Bachelors degree in Sports Science (CumLaude) and her Bachelors in degree in Physiotherapy. Kris has been practising and developing her skills and knowledge in Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for the last 6 years in South Africa. Working in private practice as well as hospital setting, her primary focus is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and orthopaedics. Kris clinical interests focus on lower limb especially hip and knee, arthritic conditions and education, sporting injuries, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation specifically post operatively.

Kris enjoys to work with people of all ages and abilities in a holistic approach of treatment and rehabilitation to improve and maintain their desired quality of life.

Kris has three key interests in her spare time, coffee, sports and outdoors. Following a completive sporting background specifically in swimming and triathlons back in SA, Kris is an avid swimmer, crossfitter, beach lover and all things active and outdoors.

Kristen is available for physiotherapy consults at our Maroochydore clinic.

Briony McSwan

Neck Pain & Headache Physiotherapist

Originally hailing from South Australia, Briony has been a physiotherapist for her entire career (it’s rude to ask exactly how long!). She completed degrees in both Biochemistry and Physiotherapy from Adelaide University and Uni SA. Briony has worked all around Australia in just about every field of physiotherapy including assisting the military in the Northern Territory. She and her family have been on the Sunshine Coast for over 25 years and they still love it as much as the day they first moved there.

For the past 15 years, Briony has focussed on her skills on head, neck and jaw pain. She has done significant extra study in these areas as well as in the fields of vestibular physiotherapy and concussion management. So often these conditions occur together so Briony takes a ‘whole body’ approach towards managing them both which is unique.

Briony loves to surf and run and is a long time patrolling member and competitor for Alexandra Headlands Surf Live Saving Club.

Briony is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location. To book an appointment with Briony, please contact the Maroochydore clinic on 07 5479 1777.

Zakkiyya Latib

Physiotherapist

Zakkiyya completed her Physiotherapy degree in 2014 at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Zakkiyya owned her own practice and Pilates studio before relocating to Australia. She has experience in many fields including aged care, cardiopulmonary physio, and musculoskeletal physio.

Zakkiyya has a great interest in Clinical Pilates and rehab through exercise. Zakkiyya enjoys working closely with her patients and structuring programs that suit each individual best. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to treatment so that together we can achieve more!

A motto that Zakkiyya likes to live by is that ‘It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest version of yourself!’ 

Outside of treating, Zakkiyya loves cycling, running, hiking, and pretty much anything involving outdoor sports

Zakkiyya is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Suhail Varachia

Physiotherapist

Suhail graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has been fortunate to have worked across numerous locations in South Africa, in various settings including private practice before emigrating to Australia. He has worked successfully in an interdisciplinary team to rehabilitate patients with knee ligament injuries. Suhail enjoys working with clients toward pain relief, functional rehabilitation, and achieving patient goals.

Suhail has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, and neck, back, shoulder, and knee injuries with a level 2 dry needling certification.

When Suhail is not in the practice you can find him basking in the outdoors. He loves road cycling, swimming, hiking, and reading journal articles. Suhail lives by the saying, “The best of mankind are those most beneficial to mankind!”

Suhail is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtain University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She worked for a number of years in hospitals across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. It was during these years that she developed a passion for Women’s Pelvic Health after her work across maternity wards and assisting women to recover after urogynaecological surgeries. She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health, including a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in antenatal and postnatal management, prolapse, poor bladder, and bowel control or incontinence, bladder and bowel pain, pelvic pain conditions such as painful intercourse, menstrual pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries. Emily is also a Pilates instructor and runs women’s health Pilates classes.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being, and empowerment, so they can lead the life they want to live without limitations.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, and Buderim locations.

Paiton Wilkinson

Physiotherapist

Originally having grown up in the Camden Haven area on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, Paiton decided to move to the Sunshine Coast after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie. Paiton has also completed her Level 1 sports trainer (Allied Health) during her studies.

Paiton brings passion and enthusiasm to her work by providing education alongside manual and exercise therapy to her patients during rehabilitation to help them achieve their goals holistically. Paiton has a keen interest in lower limb injuries, acute and chronic back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and dance-related injuries having been a competitive dancer for 15 years prior to her studies.

In her spare time, you’ll find Paiton somewhere exploring the coast with a coffee in hand, paddle boarding, in a HIIT class at the gym, or in a sunny corner reading a book.

Paiton is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Jarryd Cowley

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jarryd has over 10 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist and during that time, Jarryd has worked with a range of clients, from world-class and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors.

As an ex-track and field athlete and coach, Jarryd has a passion for encouraging people to be the best they can be. Jarryd enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (the boys), bush walks, beach runs and camping.

Jarryd is available for appointments at our Maroochydore clinic

Tim Boyle

Podiatry Managing Partner

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 ensures the best treatment and outcome for my patients.”

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Bree Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Bree is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Having previously studied a Diploma of Musical Theatre with the Australian Dance Performance Institute.

Bree discovered a new passion for wanting to help dancers perform at their physical best through tailored exercise combined with crucial education surrounding specific dancer health, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. As well as continuing her quest in dancer wellness, Bree also has a passion for musculoskeletal, neurological, and women’s health rehabilitation with these areas sparking her interest.

Bree is passionate about keeping people active whilst managing their conditions with individual exercise with the hopes of helping and educating her clients to regain the confidence they need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Having previously worked as a dance teacher, Bree also recognises the importance of healthy movement for children and thoroughly enjoys helping kids stay active throughout their childhood so they can carry those habits into their adult life.

When Bree is not in the clinic you can find her dancing in the studio or on the stage and regularly being involved in community productions lending her choreographic and stage performance skills. Bree also enjoys being creative through her love of art.

Bree is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Blair Austin

Exercise Physiologist

Blair is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), having completed his degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Tasmania in 2020. Blair has previous experience in Strength and Conditioning and as an Occupational Rehab Consultant. This has provided Blair with valuable experience in functional strength training and Work Cover. Blair has developed an interest in injury rehabilitation, athlete development, and chronic disease management.

Blair provides client-focused care to assist you with reaching your goals through a holistic approach to exercise. Blair understands that everyone has unique needs and delivers tailored care, specific to each client. Blair is invested in providing his clients with the skills and knowledge needed to be independent in their health.

In his spare time, Blair is an avid mountain biker and enjoys making the most of the warm climate by spending weekends at the beach or bushwalking.

Blair is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make.

Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals. She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Laura Perry

Low Back & Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, and since then has been working in rehabilitation centres and private practice. Laura has developed a passion for low back and spinal rehabilitation and working closely with GPs and specialists. Laura believes in a holistic approach to injury and management by addressing issues at a functional and impairment level to help her patients achieve their goals and get them back to optimal functioning and performance.

Laura has postgraduate training in lower back and pelvic injuries and clinical Pilates and spinal rehabilitation. She regularly attends further training to ensure that her clinical skills and knowledge are kept up to date. Laura enjoys the outdoors, surfing and spending time with family and friends.

Laura is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location.

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉 

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa! 

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women's and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa!

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women`s and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!
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UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility 
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation 
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain

UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain
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Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry! 

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more! 

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing. 

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!

Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry!

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more!

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing.

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!
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A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women's Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life. 

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women's Health Physio today

A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women`s Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life.

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women`s Health Physio today
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The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength! 

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽

The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength!

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽
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Did you know that our Women's Health Physio's can fit pessaries? 

Fitting vaginal pessaries is an extended scope skill within Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and across all Sports & Spinal clinics, we have a detailed process for pessary fittings to ensure proper care is taken before, during and after a pessary is fitted, and routine follow ups are dutifully scheduled.

We work collaboratively with our women's health patients and their primary medical clinician to optimise this process.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to see how they can help you 👉 Head to our bio

Did you know that our Women`s Health Physio`s can fit pessaries?

Fitting vaginal pessaries is an extended scope skill within Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and across all Sports & Spinal clinics, we have a detailed process for pessary fittings to ensure proper care is taken before, during and after a pessary is fitted, and routine follow ups are dutifully scheduled.

We work collaboratively with our women`s health patients and their primary medical clinician to optimise this process.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to see how they can help you 👉 Head to our bio
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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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