St Lucia Sports & Spinal, 14 minutes away from Bardon

Opening Hours
Mon: 8:30am -5:30pm | Tues: 10am -6pm | Wed & Thurs 8:30am - 6pm | Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm | Sat: 7:30am - 12pm
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Sports and Spinal Physio

SPORTS & SPINAL

st lucia

St Lucia

Level 1, Building 21C UQU Complex Union Road St Lucia QLD 4067

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Please note UQ Graduation parking changes will be in effect from 8th – 12th July 2024. Please click here for maps on where to park and how to locate the clinic.

St Lucia Sports & Spinal is located at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, on the Ground Floor, Building 21C. Conveniently located near Taringa, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Springhill, Paddington, Auchenflower, Milton, Rosalie, Bardon and other surrounding suburbs.

St Lucia Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics and much more! 

The St Lucia 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.

St Lucia 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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Patrick McGaw

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pat Graduated from Q Academy Brisbane with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in September 2017. Pat has since expanded his clinical knowledge by continuing his professional education after completing his Diploma. A highlight of Pat’s carer was being a member of the medical team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pat has worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist.

Pat uses various Remedial techniques in his treatments, including Cupping, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Rock blades Massage Tools, Deep Tissue Work, and Relaxation Massages.

Pat likes to road cycle and loves going to the Gym. Pat also loves getting away for long weekends with his two dogs and camper trailer. In his downtime, you can catch him volunteering his time as a Motorsport Fire and Rescue office. Pat has also volunteered at various events in Bathurst, Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle, Australian and Singaporean Formula 1 GP and many local grassroots events in Ipswich and Warwick.

Pat is available for Remedial massage appointments at our Beenleigh and Indooroopilly clinics.

Zac Knight

Shoulders, Knees & Ankle Physiotherapist

Originally hailing from Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt, Zac moved to Brisbane to study, where he graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Zac is a highly passionate sportsperson with a deep interest in all sports-related injuries, more specifically shoulders, knees, and ankles. This interest is on the background of a lifetime exposure to sports with Rugby and Touch being his personal favorites. Zac places a large emphasis on exercise first focused rehabilitation.

Zac is an advocate for maintaining physically active throughout injury and rehabilitation to keep people functioning at their best through adversity and injury. Outside of Physiotherapy Zac enjoys spending time with friends and exploring new parts of Brisbane

Zac is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Nigel Smith

Hamstring & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Nigel has an educational background in both Exercise and Sports Science and Physiotherapy. Furthermore, he is an accredited APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and has worked within sports medicine clinics or elite sport since 2005. He has been involved with professional Cricket, Soccer and Rugby Union teams and is currently the Head Physiotherapist for The University of Queensland Rugby Football Club.

Nigel is finalising his studies for his PhD thesis investigating hamstring injuries in AFL players and has published some of this research.

Nigel is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Indooroopilly clinic..

Paul Fien

Lower Back and Pelvis Physiotherapist

Principal physiotherapist and practice owner Paul Fien has extensive experience in sports and musculoskeletal practice. Paul’s many years of practical experience have exposed him to a broad range of acute and long-term injuries – with Paul particularly enjoying the challenge of complex chronic injury recovery and management.

Paul has lead physiotherapy services for St George Rugby League and the University of Queensland Red Heavies Rugby Union – while also enjoying some ‘guest appearances’ for the Brisbane Lions. Outside of the various football codes, Paul previously coordinated physiotherapy services for the Tri-Alliance triathlon squad and has treated many national and international level athletes in track and field and cycling. A little know fact about Paul is that somewhere in his past, he even enjoyed a stint as a physiotherapist for the Holden Racing Team at Bathurst!

Paul is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our our Indooroopilly clinic.

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology and has additional training in exercise oncology and Pilates. Elise also has experience working in paediatrics, focussing on neurological conditions. While Elise enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, she has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being and understand that this will look different for everyone. Elise endeavours to facilitate holistic, individualised, and achievable interventions for the best possible patient outcomes.

Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys leading an active and balanced lifestyle, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside & Indooroopilly clinics.

Peter Herzig

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Peter is available for telehealth appointments only

Peter is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Sports Dietitian (AccSD) who is passionate about a client-centred approach to nutrition; tailoring advice and plans to the individual.

With a background in sport science and an extensive history of cycling, Peter enjoys fine-tuning the nutrition plans of all cyclists and is currently the consulting Dietitian to the QAS cycling squad. Peter is also very passionate about the nutritional needs of recreational, junior, club, Audax and Gran Fondo participants.

Peter’s interests lie not only in sport. He enjoys helping people from all walks of life to meet their nutritional goals by tailoring advice to their individual circumstances.

Particular interests to Peter include:

  • Nutrition plans tailored to the individual
  • Sports Nutrition: endurance sports specialist (cycling, running, tri), event nutrition, active child nutrition, recovery nutrition, fat loss, muscle gain, team sports.
  • Malnutrition management (weight gain)
  • Diabetes management
  • DVA clients
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
  • Balancing body composition goals and training recovery
  • Chronic Disease management and NDIS
  • Sustainable weight loss
  • Junior sports nutrition and everyday eating
  • Race planning
  • Advice for the travelling athlete
  • Presentations and Training Camps
  • Coeliac Disease
  • IBS

Peter is available for teleheath Dietitian appointments only. Please call the clinic if youd like to book an appointment with Peter.

This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.
 
Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.
 
Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:
 
Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.
 
This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).
 
We can't wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.
 
Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!

This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.

Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.

Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:

Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.

This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).

We can`t wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.

Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!
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📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly. 

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

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

📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly.

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

Watch this space as we set to open on August 1st!
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World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’. 

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help. 

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you. 

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!

World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’.

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help.

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you.

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!
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📣 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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Parking and Directions at St Lucia Sports & Spinal:

1. Enter UQ from the Sir Fred Schonell Drive entrance. Continue along the road and drive straight through the roundabout (an athletics field will be on your left).

2. Turn left into Blair Drive, then turn right into the 2nd street on the right – Union Rd.

3. Proceed along Union Rd and turn left at the top of the road  – at the “Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio” sign

4. Follow the road as it veers right. Our sign-posted car parking area will be on your right. The entrance to St Lucia Sports & Spinal is approx. 20 metres away, to your right.

Free Parking

  • There are 5 bays on either side of the parking area to choose from.

  • Please tell reception on arrival your car rego

  • On Saturdays, free parking is available everywhere on campus.

Public Transport

The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus has a very convenient public transport system, with frequent service available via both bus and City Cat.

City Cat

  • Take a City-Cat to the University of Queensland stop.
  • Exit the terminal and walk straight ahead, Walk out of the end of the terminal (heading west) along the path with the lake on your left.
  • Take the right-hand path when it splits, up the elevated walkway to the UQU Building. St Lucia Sports & Spinal is in front of you to the right, next to the Bike Shop

Bus

  • There are two bus stops at UQ, St Lucia campus.

  • The first stop is located at Chancellor’s Place near the J.D. Story building. There is a map of the campus located near this bus stop. Please refer to this map to locate the Union Complex building (look for the swimming pool image and Union Road).

  • The other bus station is located at UQ Lakes (photo at right). Buses travel across the ‘Green Bridge’ to access this terminal. Walk out of the end of the terminal (heading west) along the path with the lake on your left. Take the right hand path when it splits, up the hill to a carpark. BSSP is in front of you on your right as you cross the carpark.

  • For timetables and further information, try the TransLink Website or call TransLink on 13 12 30.