North Lakes Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio North Lakes is located in the heart of North Lakes at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

Our North Lakes Physio clinic 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, our North Lakes practice is popular among locals looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, and Hydrotherapy classes.

Meet the team @ North Lakes

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Siliva Tufuga

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab

Originally from New Zealand but graduating from The University of Queensland, Siliva has developed extensive international experience over 20 years of clinical practice including both Australia and the UK. In England he was team leader of a specialised group of advanced orthopaedic clinicians and helped to successfully develop the GP screening clinics and Injection Therapy service. Upon his return home he has spent the past few years treating active Australian troops at the large military base in Enoggera, Brisbane where overloading of the spine and effective return to military service go hand-in-hand.

Accordingly Siliva has vast knowledge in treating spinal disorders and low back pain. He enjoys working with his patients to identify and resolve their daily pain issues and implement strengthening strategies to prevent future occurrences.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his young family and is an IRB Level 2 rugby coach.

Siliva is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Maddie Franco

Physiotherapist

Maddie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours) at the University of Queensland. Maddie places an importance on a personalised holistic treatment approach and has a passion for improving patient quality of life. She has experience in neurological rehabilitation in community nursing homes and in running hydrotherapy and exercise classes. Maddie provides in-home falls and balance prevention training as well as respiratory and post-op care. She is always eager to engage in ongoing professional development and learn new evidence-based approaches to treatment. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys scuba diving, hiking and netball.

Maddie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Kirsti McCormack

Women's Health Physiotherapy

Kirsti hails from Ireland having completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Dublin in 2009. Following working in New Zealand, Kirsti is now committed to providing clients in the Redcliffe Peninsula and North Lakes region with quality physiotherapy care.

Kirsti has a passion for Women`s Health and has completed training in this field to empower women with issues concerning the pelvis including dysfunction of the pelvic floor, bowel, and bladder. Kirsti is also passionate about assisting women to manage abdominal separation post birth and guiding women through exercise during the perinatal period.

To achieve excellent Physiotherapy outcomes, Kirsti utilises a variety of treatment options including manual therapy, pilates & exercise therapy, dry needling, and education.

When you don’t see Kirsti at the clinic, she will be spending time with her young family, working out in the gym, walking her Blue Heeler or exploring Queensland`s outdoor scene!

Kirsti is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Erica Werner

General Physiotherapy

Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. She enjoys working with patients to relieve their pain as well as implement preventative strategies to help reduce the chance of re-injury. Erica is passionate about helping patients return to their optimal function whether that’s back to sport, work or chosen hobby. She enjoys working together with patients towards achieving their goals in a variety of settings including in treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool and CSM (Clinical Pilates) classes.

Outside of work Erica is an active person who loves group gym classes, taking her dog for walks and spending time in the kitchen.

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Ashleigh Trout

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ashleigh has been practicing massage for over 5 years and completed her Remedial Massage Therapy studies at the Australian Institute of Applied Science in early 2016. She is very results driven and loves to see improvement in her clients and their well-being.
Ashleigh uses Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue/ Remedial techniques to ensure her clients walk away with more movement and less tension with a special interest in the management of chronic headaches and neck tension. She is also trained in relaxation and pregnancy massage.

Ashleigh is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Chermside and North lakes locations.

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Emily Stewart

Exercise Physiologist

Emily is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology. Emily is highly passionate about helping people and believes she can help you with the use of tailored evidenced based exercise programs and lifestyle modification. Her highly welcoming and caring personality will put you at ease, enabling you to thrive throughout your rehabilitation journey. Emily has a keen interest in neurological and musculoskeletal conditions and is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Emily enjoys integrating this into her sessions to help improve movement efficiency.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys everything outdoors, travelling and art and is currently training for a half marathon.

Emily is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

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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.

Chelsea is available for Dietitian appointments online as well as at our Chermside, Kawana, Landsborough, Maroochydore, North Lakes, Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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Tania Lau

Occupational Therapy

Tania graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. As an Occupational Therapist, Tania believes that participation in meaningful and daily activities is vital for both positive quality of life and self-satisfaction. She has developed a particular interest in workplace injury prevention, return to work, geriatrics, and prescribing various equipment to support participation in daily activities for a variety of conditions. Tania views each patient individually and holistically, by focusing particularly on each patient’s personal goals and desires. She is always keen to engage in ongoing professional development and is always open to learning new things. Outside of work, Tania enjoys playing Touch football, travelling, and exploring new restaurants and eateries.

Tania is available for Occupational Therapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

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Dewet Heyns

Prosthetist/Orthotist

With 19 years of national and international experience, Dewet has worked in and around some of the most challenging and diverse clinical situations and has a reputation for delivering innovation and forward-thinking solutions. Client care is of paramount importance and he is dedicated to maintaining up to date knowledge and skills to ensure his clients are able to make the most informed decisions regarding their care options.

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive North Lakes QLD 4509

Parking @ North Lakes

North Lakes Sports & Spinal has dedicated parking behind the building. To access please turn onto Little Burke St from North Lakes Drive. Reception will give you a code when you visit so you can exit.

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