SPORTS & SPINAL

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Nambour

1/ 2-4 Nambour Mapleton RoadNambour QLD 4560

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Nambour Sports & Spinal is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, conveniently located near Bli BliMalenyWoombyeParklandsBurnsideMontville and Palmwoods.

Nambour Sports & Spinal offers PhysiotherapyPilates, Podiatry, Women’s Health, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Hydrotherapy classes and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Nambour 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.

Nambour 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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Jordan Coonan

Exercise Physiologist

Jacob Hook

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jacob has completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage. Before his studies to become a remedial therapist he studied at the University of the Sunshine Coast and obtained his Diploma in Sports Science. He is currently a member of the Massage and Myotherapy Australia association. Jacob’s main goal is to treat and teach massage techniques so that his clients can reduce their pain and tension at home, by themselves.
In his free time, Jacob loves to surf, mountain bike, and play golf with friends and family.
He looks forward to meeting you.

Kale Hoggins

Exercise Physiologist

Kale graduated from La Trobe University in Bendigo with a bachelor of exercise science and a master of exercise physiology. Placement opportunities took him to the country and metropolitan Melbourne, where he could sharpen his skills with a wide range of chronic conductions. Kale joins the team, having worked in private practice in Victoria’s surf coast before seeking the warmer weather and water of QLD.

Kale is respectful, empathetic and easy to get along with and believes that results and relationships are crucial factors as an exercise physiologist. He is particularly passionate about musculoskeletal rehabilitation, functional movement patterns and improving quality of life.

In his spare time, Kale enjoys AFL and cricket as a supporter and a player, trying his best to catch a wave and spending time outdoors.

Paul Ostwald

Remedial Massage Therapist

Paul Ostwald is an outstanding Remedial Massage Therapist. Paul completed his Dip in 2021 at Q Academy Sunshine Coast. His first training was in 2006, completing a certificate of Sports Massage with Sports Medicine Australia.
Paul has experienced many years of sport at a competitive level, including Rugby League, Basketball, Rugby Union, Cricket, Touch Football and Ocean Paddling. Many injuries later, Paul turned to remedial massage as the primary modality of treatment and management of his body. Whether it be injury recovery/management or general maintenance, it worked so well that Paul decided to make it his career after years in the cooperate world.
Paul’s training experience also covers relaxation massage, reflexology, MLD, and techniques such as Myofascial Release Therapy, Neuromuscular Release Therapy, Positional Release Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, and Joint Mobilisations, Stretching, Taping, Myofascial Cupping and TENS Machine applications.

Jorjia Earle-Broadley

Physiotherapist

Jorjia is a new graduate Physiotherapist joining the Sports and Spinal team. Jorjia studied at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and has graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy with Academic Excellence.

Jorjia is passionate about all aspects of physiotherapy and is driven to empower individuals to achieve successful health outcomes through encouraging self-management, improving movement and getting you back to what you love to do.

Through individualised assessment and a patient-centred holistic approach, Jorjia is motivated to assist you in reaching your goals. Jorjia is interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, powerlifting, sports physiotherapy and injury prevention.

Outside of the clinic, Jorjia enjoys strength training at the gym, grabbing a coffee, and spending time with her friends and family (especially her two rescue cats).

Jorjia is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She then spent several years in a public hospital in Tasmania, where she worked across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. She also has experience in the private hospital sector and aged care.

It was in her years in Tasmania that she developed a passion for Women’s and Men’s PelvicHealth after her work across maternity wards, outpatient pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain and post urogynaecological and prostatectomy surgeries.

She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health and is soon to finish completing her postgraduate studies in Pelvic Health at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in pre and post-natal management, prolapse, urinary incontinence, bladder concerns and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being and empowerment.

Outside of work, you can find Emily spending time with friends, curled up in a sunny corner with a good book, exercising and playing a sport, and exploring the great outdoors – hiking, swimming, playing in waterfalls… discovering all that this WA girl can in her new home on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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

Jarrad Heath

Physiotherapist

Jarrad completed his training at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, in 2014. He has recently returned from the United Kingdom to work in Private Practice.
Jarrad is completing his Post Graduate master of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. He is enthusiastic about staying up to date with the latest research and evidence to assist his clients in achieving their goals.
Jarrad specialises in the Lower back, Hip and Knee pathologies. He enjoys facilitating his return to sports, having undergone an ACL reconstruction. Jarrad also likes to assist with injury prevention. By working with each patient, he aims to understand exactly what each client needs.
He is a returned Sunshine Coast local who can’t escape from all this region has to offer. Jarrad is an ex-competitive swimmer and can be found at the gym, watching AFL, walking his dog or attempting to surf.

Jarrad is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Leilani Siamoa

Physiotherapist

Leilani graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Ballarat and recently made the move up to the Sunshine Coast. As well as physiotherapy, Leilani also completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science.

Having played semi-professional level basketball since the age of 15, Leilani is well aware of the impact that injuries can have on our bodies, both physically and mentally.

Leilani has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and neurological physiotherapy and is passionate about promoting an active lifestyle and helping all achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Leilani loves being outdoors, adventuring waterfalls with friends, and being the number 1 supporter of the Western Bulldogs.

Leilani is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Kim Goei

Running, Sports & Exercise 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 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 Coolum clinic.

Ashley Vincent

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 5 years working in private practices across Brisbane, rural NSW and recently returned home to the Sunshine Coast.
Ashley has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, acute sporting injuries and dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background.
Ashley has training in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy and all forms of pilates.
She has also completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy enabling her to treat various pelvic floor conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and all things pre and postnatal. She has a passion for helping women achieve a healthy and happy quality of life.
Ashley is enthusiastic about providing a holistic approach to patient-centred care and providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long term management for her patients.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Kawana and Nambour clinic.

Caitlin Follett

Gut Health, Women’s Health & Diabetes 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, Nambour and Caloundra.

Bethany Perkins

Physiotherapist

Bethany completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Queensland. Bethany is passionate about improving the quality of life and helping people with their step-by-step recovery journey. Bethany loves to discover the root of the problem and work to overcome it through a holistic approach. Bethany strives to act in a compassionate, positive, and encouraging way and loves getting to know new people.

In her leisure time, Bethany enjoys playing touch football and volleyball, climbing mountains, beach swims, and sunset picnics.

Montana Morrison

Physiotherapist

Montana completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in her hometown of Townsville before relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. Driven by a passion for enhancing movement and kicking goals, Montana believes every individual requires a unique and holistic approach to ensure successful outcomes.

Montana has a clinical interest in complex presentations and persistent pain, as well as lower limb rehabilitation. With considerable changes in the management of chronic pain over the years, there is a critical role for physiotherapy and non-medical management. With training in the complex field of chronic pain management, Montana will deliver evidence-based treatment and give you the tools to strive for improved function.

Outside of work, Montana enjoys an active lifestyle, often participating in hikes and treks, and enjoys time at the gym. Overall, the beach is where you will find her when she is not in the clinic, attempting to master surfing.

Montana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

 

 

Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in August 2013. She is also a qualified therapist in advanced Dry Needling.

Since qualifying Emily has worked as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist within Physiotherapy clinics in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved travelling overseas to training camps and European and World Triathlon events, helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition. Emily also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1.

Emily is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Nambour location.

Ben Hones

Neck & Shoulder Physiotherapist

Ben completed his Physiotherapy degree in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 2010. Since then, he has treated a range of patients in private practice and has developed a clinical interest in treating neck and shoulder conditions.

He supports patients towards their individual goals by supporting his practice with the latest evidence, postgraduate courses, and a holistic approach.

He enjoys all things outdoors, with sporting interests including hiking, surfing, rugby, and martial arts.

Sophie Stewart

Chronic Pain & Back Physiotherapist

Sophie graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2010 and has worked in private practice ever since. Sophie has a huge passion for physiotherapy and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with great importance on active rehabilitation and education towards long-term self-management. Her passion lies in rehabilitation from chronic conditions, persistent pain and rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment.

The evidence is overwhelming to indicate that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment yields the best outcomes for patients. Therefore Sophie places great importance on communication between the patient, physio and all health professionals involved in the recovery process. Sophie believes this team approach will ensure the best possible outcome and care for her patients.

Sophie is currently on Maternity leave.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

Saw Georgia who was amazing. She was kind and thorough. Feel so much better after one treatment
What a great visit awesome help where needed
I was very impressed with the complete experience from reception staff. To even being told that the first person who saw me is going to be the same all the time.I was treated as a very special person and had everything explained. I am looking forward to going back once I receive the funding.
Erin is enthusiastic and well informed about health issues and dealing with them in going forward. The ladies on front desk also super helpful. Thanks for the help ladies!
Very polite and welcoming, not even a little stressful. Would recommend.
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For all of 2022, we are celebrating 30 years of Sports & Spinal! ⁠
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Over this time we have helped thousands of patients, engaged with local communities, developed long-lasting allied health relationships and more. ⁠
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We are very proud of the achievements and milestones we have made and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and our teams 💙⁠
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Watch this space as we have a heap of plans installed to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
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 ⁠
💗 Pregnancy Exercise Classes ⁠
💗 Pelvic Pain ⁠
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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 💪
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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Exercise Right Week is aimed at encouraging all Australians to be more active and to know where to get the *right* advice when it comes to moving more.⁠
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This year’s theme is Exercise for the Right Reasons. Why?⁠
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Because a lot of the dialogue in the health and fitness industry turns exercise into a chore or punishment. It pushes exercise as merely a weight-loss tool or a way to create an “ideal” body. This can create a negative relationship between our minds and movement. We want to change that.⁠
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This Exercise Right Week, we want to highlight some of the incredible physical, mental, and social health benefits of exercise (that have NOTHING to do with the number on the scale!)
Meet Our Sunshine Coast  Women's Health Team 🤍⁠
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Emily Abbott, Ashley Vincent, Lauren Cameron and Holly Ryan 👋⁠
Left -> Right⁠
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We have some of the most dedicated and passionate Women's Health Physios on the Coast! Our team can see you for all of your pelvic health concerns. ⁠
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To find out more head to our bio 💗
World IBD Day 💜⁠
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#IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. ⁠
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There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.⁠
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The Sports & SPinal Dietitian team can assist in managing IBD through nutrition and education. Get in touch with your nearest nutrition team today 💜⁠
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Working through the planking pain together all to raise awareness for breast cancer. Go team 🤍

#teamwork #physio #sport #exerciseright #plank #corestrength
We have an amazing program that is less about 'dieting' and more about the psychological reasons behind why YOU eat and what YOU eat and how we can make positive changes to improve your diet, health and lifestyle. ⁠
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Curated by our expert Dietitians the Diet, Behaviour & Beyond program is tailored to your health and wellbeing goals 🤍⁠
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Head to our bio to find out more
Early last month we were lucky enough to have run a photoshoot with the talented @occhilism.moments, our women's health team and some beautiful Sunshine Coast mumma's 🤍⁠
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 It was an amazing afternoon spent with some incredible women! ⁠
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If you or someone you know needs help with their women's health needs, get in touch with our team today 💗
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!
World Hygiene Day 🤝⁠
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This year's theme for World Hand Hygiene Day is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility's safety culture and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean their hands at the right times and with the right products.⁠
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Sports & Spinal prides itself on instilling high hygiene standards across all our practices and services. We take hygiene seriously 🧼⁠
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Unite, talk and work together on hand hygiene for high quality safer care everywhere.⁠
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#worldhygieneday #sportsandspinal #washyourhads #sanitiser
Chronic pain can be worsened by underlying inflammation. There are a few key nutrients that can help to reduce inflammation and help to manage chronic pain.⁠
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Head to our bio to read more!
The Sports & Spinal website is being updated! 💚⁠
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Due to the launch occurring today the site may be down throughout today and tomorrow. We do apologise for any inconvenience but if you do run into any trouble with accessing the site or making a booking, please check back soon ⁠
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We are so excited to officially launch our new site to you!
Say G'Day to Sam👋⁠
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Sam is one of our Sports & Spinal Dietitians practising out of our Buderim, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.⁠
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Samantha studied a Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Samantha provides a warm and understanding environment in which she supports clients on their journey to improved wellbeing and quality of life. ⁠
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With her knowledge of food and medical nutrition therapy, she encourages sustainable eating behaviours and provides dietary advice that is guided by a client-centred approach, tailoring to the individual needs and unique background of each person. ⁠
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Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.⁠
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Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.⁠
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Head to our bio to learn more about Sam and how she can help you with your diet and nutrition needs 💚
In honour of March being Endometriosis Awareness month, we wanted to give a shoutout to an amazing foundation called the Pelvic Pain Foundation. ⁠
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PPFA brings medically responsible, positive, and interactive education to schools in Australia. ⁠
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PPFA is committed to supporting teenagers who suffer severe period pain, pelvic pain, and endometriosis to allow them to fulfil their potential and live the best life possible.⁠
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We applaud the PPFA team and all of their work! 🙌