Nambour Sports & Spinal

Located in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, our Nambour practice is situated at 1/ 2-4 Nambour Mapleton Road right across the road from the Nambour Hospital, a short drive from Bli Bli, Yandina, Maleny, WoombyeParklandsBurnsideMontville and Palmwoods.

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 Nambour clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for PhysiotherapyPilates, Podiatry, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage in Nambour.

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Meet the team @ Nambour

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Sophie Stewart

Chronic Pain & Back Rehab

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 placed on active rehabilitation and education towards long-term self-management. Her passion lies with 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 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.

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Ben Hones

Neck and Shoulder Rehab

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 the treatment of neck and shoulder conditions.

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

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

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Alex Rachcoff

Lower Limb & Post-Op Rehab

Since graduating from James Cook University, Alex has gained considerable experience working in private practice in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

After gaining invaluable skills in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries, Alex moved to the UK where he worked in the National Health Service in Oxford and Derbyshire.

Since returning to the Sunshine Coast, Alex has resumed his special interest in lower limb injuries and post-op rehabilitation, and is committed to achieving optimal patient satisfaction and return to pre-injury fitness.

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Georgia Richardson

Musculoskeletal Physio

Georgia graduated from a postgraduate Masters in Physiotherapy on a background of a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Griffith University. Georgia has a strong interest in sports-related injuries and has spent the past 6 years working with the University of Queensland Premier Rugby Club, Fiji 7’s Rugby Union and Collingwood Women’s AFL. She strongly believes in using evidence-based techniques to holistically treat a diverse range of musculoskeletal problems, ensuring that people can achieve their best self!

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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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Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honors 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 traveling 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.

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Clair Niven

Remedial Massage Therapist

Clair is a Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and also has an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.  She is very passionate about the health benefits and remedial nature of massage and loves seeing the positive change that massage makes in her clients.

Clair has special interests in trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, jaw and neck tension relief, and gentle stretching, all to achieve a reduction in muscle tension and pain. She also has experience in relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, and understands the massage needs of mums with babies and young children, but enjoys providing massage solutions for people from all walks of life.

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Sophie Crundall

Dietitian

Sophie is a longstanding member of the Sports and Spinal team. Joining us in 2012, Sophie worked on our administration team while she completed a bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sophie joins our clinical team at Sports and Spinal, adding another dimension to the already outstanding multidisciplinary team. With a passion for food and a healthy lifestyle, Sophie can help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals by providing individualised, evidence-based dietary advice. In collaboration with our Exercise Physiologists, Sophie will be an integral part of the Diabetes Health and New You Programs.

Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with family and friends, sharing her passion for food through cooking and baking and making the most of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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Tim Boyle

Podiatrist

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 conditions of the toenails and skin.  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 a number of senior and junior athletes from a range of different sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

Tim is a sports enthusiast himself having been involved in a number of sports from a young age competing at a state level in Athletics and Basketball.

“I see that working in a strong multi-disciplinary team ensure the best treatment and outcome for my patients”

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Parking @ Nambour

Nambour Sports and Spinal are directly opposite the main entrance to Nambour General Hospital, look for the yellow motel sign and turn into that drive way, numerous parks are available behind the practice. Sports and Spinal Nambour is located on the street front.

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