Maroochydore Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 8 mins away from Mooloolaba

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Maroochydore Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Maroochydore is located in beautiful Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast. This practice is situated at Ground Floor, Chateau Royale, Cnr Sixth Avenue & Memorial Ave, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore QLD 4558, conveniently located near Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba and Cotton Tree.

Maroochydore Sports & Spinal features onsite 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, your local Maroochydore clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Exercise PhysiologyHydrotherapy, Podiatry, Dietetics, PsychologyPilates and Remedial Massage on the Sunshine Coast.

Sports & Spinal also have telehealth consultations available for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide. Our telehealth platform enables allied health Practitioners to use telehealth for secure video consultations and live exercise demonstrations. Our Telehealth consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailored treatment plan to help reach their health goals. To find out more about Telehealth click here.

Meet the team @ Maroochydore

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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.

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Briony McSwan

Neck Pain & Headache Physiotherapist

Briony has been with Sports and Spinal since 1998. She has a wealth of experience in all areas of physiotherapy but for over a decade has focussed particularly on the treatment and management of head, neck and jaw pain, and dizziness and vestibular dysfunction.

Briony has achieved Competency level Vestibular training and has been a Watson Headache practitioner for over 15 years. Watson techniques for headaches are internationally recognised and renowned and can be a breakthrough in managing chronic headaches and migraines.

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.

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Steve Osborne

Physiotherapist

Steve trained in the UK, qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002. He initially worked in the UK national health system for 6 yrs and then moved back to NZ to run his own clinic for 13yrs. Steve has an extensive background in the health and fitness industry after gaining an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science in 1992 and worked as a fitness instructor for over 10 years in Auckland and London.

Steve has been qualified in Acupuncture and Pilates since 2006. Steve has completed post-graduate training in Watson Headache Method, Manipulative Therapy Techniques, Dry Needling, Myofascial Massage, and trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Steve believes in functional training and getting to the cause of your problems, leading to a longer-lasting and more effective long-term result. Steve’s goal is to get you better than you were pre-injury/operation.

Steve is also a keen photographer, enjoys fishing and mountain biking and is kept busy by his three children.

Steve is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

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Julia Wilson

Women's Health Physiotherapist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Monash University, Julia was able to gain experience in Melbourne, Wales, and England before moving up to the Sunshine Coast. Through this time, Julia has developed a passion for treating Women’s Health conditions and has completed various courses in this area. In particular, Julia enjoys empowering women to understand their bodies better and teaching them how to do everything they love. She has experience treating various conditions, including pre and postnatal conditions, prolapse, incontinence, constipation, and pelvic pain.

In her spare time, Julia loves travelling, eating good food & learning to surf.

Julia is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim and Maroochydore locations.

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Carly Burch

Physiotherapist

Carly has gained a wealth of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in the management of neck and shoulder pain. Carly has a passion for working with her patients to help them overcome injury and return to optimal function. She will work relentlessly to help you achieve your goals. Carly often utilities Pilates-based rehabilitation with her patients to allow them to continue to improve beyond their injury. Carly is likely to be found out on the run with her dog Ollie when she’s not at the clinic or out to breakfast with friends.

Carly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location.

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Matthew Williams

Physiotherapist

After sustaining a low back injury on the football field that left Matt unable to tie his shoes, Matt turned his attention from sport to studying Physiotherapy to give the others the same experience that got him pain-free and back on the sporting field.

Matt completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University in Brisbane with a special interest in sport and exercise. Matt is new to the Sunshine Coast, having spent the past year working with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in Geelong.

Matt is available for appointments at our Maroochydore location.

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Kelly Kortick

Physiotherapist

Kelly completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle and worked in private practice before moving to the Sunshine Coast. Kelly believes in a holistic approach to injury and disease management to help improve patients’ overall health and well-being. She is devoted to developing individualized treatment programs around patient-centred goals using the latest evidence. Kelly also has a background as a group fitness instructor and has played lots of different sports from a young age which established her passion for health and fitness. Outside of work, you will find Kelly at the beach, hiking, running or Crossfit.

Kelly is available for appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

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Aidan Hermence

Physiotherapist

Aidan is a life-long Sunshine Coast local and is familiar with the active and outdoor lifestyle that comes with the region.

Aidan has a passion for post-operative conditions. He has experience in both pre and post-rehab care and is dedicated to getting you back to what you love post-surgery.

He is also interested in sports injuries. Aidan has participated in many sports including surf lifesaving, running, surfing and CrossFit which gives him a unique perspective of the specific demands of different sports.

Aidan completes running assessments with the assistance of video analysis to help you return to running sooner. He also utilizes our gym space to demonstrate and correct exercise programs.

Aidan is available for appointments at our Sippy Downs and Maroochydore locations.

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Chris Flavel

Exercise Physiologist

Chris completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) in 2007 at the University of South Australia. Chris has vast experience across all aspects of Exercise Physiology, including chronic disease management, aged care, orthopaedics, student mentoring, and elite athlete conditioning/rehabilitation.
Chris is a husband and father of 4 active kids and has recently moved to the Sunshine State from South Australia with his family.
Chris’ most recent role was that of Regional Manager at an NDIS provider in Brisbane, where he gained valuable skills within the NDIS. Chris is keen to get back to working with clients to provide professional and personal guidance to activity and health.
Chris loves working with clients to achieve their life goals, with a person/individual-centred approach, promoting activity (fun!) rather than exercise (sounds hard!), recognising everyone is different, and one activity/exercise program won’t work for everyone. You have your own likes/dislikes and goals, and he’ll guide you to achieve them.

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

 

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Olivia Quinn

Exercise Physiologist

Olivia studied a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland.

Olivia grew up in Cairns and moved to Brisbane to attend Uni and has now moved to the Sunshine Coast.

Olivia is interested in a wide variety of patients with the sole purpose to help improve their overall wellbeing and health. Olivia believes she provides a holistic approach to aid patients in achieving their goals and improving their health through activity and exercise.

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

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Jaryd 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

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Tim Boyle

Running, Sports & Exercise 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 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 ensure the best treatment and outcome for my patients.”

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Coolum locations.

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Blake Withers

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Blake graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of Newcastle. He has always held a deep interest in health, fitness, and the human body leading him towards his chosen podiatry profession.

Blake Withers is a highly skilled Podiatrist with a diverse and broad training background. Passionate about sports medicine, movement screening, exercise prescription & rehabilitation, Blake thrives in working with people with complex and difficult lower limb cases. He is heavily involved in the sporting and musculoskeletal environment, including:

  • Being chosen to present for Sports Medicine Australia on running-related injuries. This involves providing education and webinars to clinicians and athletes worldwide.
  • Currently completing post-graduate research in running-related injuries looking at strategies to identify and rehab injures runners.
  • Collecting data for his own research on pain, foot type, and footwear. The goal of this research is to be published in the British Journal of sports medicine.

In addition to his private practice work, Blake currently competes in half iron Man, marathons, and Olympic distance triathlons. His goal is to work to a podium finish in which he finds he is more able to relate to the mental battle his patients go through with injury and performance. His passion lies in people with pain and identifying ways to improve their resilience and performance.

Blake is also currently a published author in the Journal of medicine and sport. His recent systematic review explores the social, physical, and psychological outcomes associated with park run participation.

‘I believe that an evidence-based approach to any condition and person is important. Many contributing factors must be addressed to reach an individual’s pain and performance goals’.

Blake is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Nambour locations.

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Samantha Kiorgaard

Dietitian

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. 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. Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.
Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.

Sam is available for Dietitian appointments at our Maroochydore, Buderim and Sippy Downs clinics.

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Domonique Doyle

Psychologist

Domonique is a performance psychologist who has received a Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) from Queensland. Domonique has diverse experience working in mental health, including mental health case management, performance psychologist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and several sports academies, spinal cord injury, NDIS, work cover, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and general psychological counselling and services.

Domonique is passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life and achieve goals in a safe and heard environment through face-to-face, telehealth, and/or video platform.

Without restricting to any presenting issue, Domonique welcomes all enquiries for therapy with a special interest in depression and anxiety, athlete wellbeing, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support, work cover (including pain and injury support) substance use, LBTIQ+, and general counselling.

Domonique is available for Psychology appointments at Maroochydore and Coolum.

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Maroochydore Sports & Spinal can be found at Ground Floor, Chateau Royale, Cnr Sixth Avenue & Memorial Ave, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore QLD 4558

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Maroochydore Sports & Spinal has 5 car parks located on site. If these parks are full there is overflow street parking nearby.

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