Coolum Sports and Spinal, 7 minutes away from Peregian Beach

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Coolum

Level 2, Matlow Place19 Birtwill StCoolum Beach, QLD 4573

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Coolum Sports & Spinal is located on the beautiful Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast, conveniently located near Peregian Beach, Yandina, and Mudjimba.

Coolum Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Women’s Health, Pilates, Podiatry, Dietetics, Exercise PhysiologyPsychologyHydrotherapy, Group Gym Classes. Remedial Massage. and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Coolum 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.

Coolum 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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Will Christie

Exercise Physiologist

As a dedicated and passionate exercise physiologist, Will completed his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2021. Following his graduation, he embarked on a successful year-long stint as a new graduate exercise physiologist, refining his skills and building a strong foundation working with a range of different clientele from DVA, Medicare, Work Cover and NDIS. Will’s positive attitude towards regaining normality and function within peoples lives yielded strong and joyful results.

In pursuit of his passion for rugby, Will relocated to the UK at the end of 2022 to play semi-professionally for 2 seasons. During his time in the UK, he worked on the NHS National Diabetes Prevention Program, where he gained invaluable experience working with service users at risk of Type 2 Diabetes delivering exercise interventions and helping with dietary and lifestyle adjustments. This experience further deepened his knowledge about metabolic conditions whilst also still having a strong interest in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.

Will is available for exercise physiology consults at Sports & Spinal Coolum.

Kate Reardon

Physiotherapist

Kate is a dedicated and experienced physiotherapist with a passion for helping patients achieve their optimal physical health and performance. With a special interest in sports injuries and acute musculoskeletal injuries, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Coolum team.

Kate grew up in outback Queensland, before moving to Brisbane to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013. She spent the formative years of her career working in private practice settings at the Sunshine Coast and London, leading her to develop a special interest in acute musculoskeletal injuries. Upon return to Australia, Kate pursued work in more specialised sports settings, ultimately practicing in Sydney’s largest sports medicine clinic. Kate then spent several winter seasons working as a snow sports physiotherapist in NSW’s Snowy Mountains.

Kate has a particular interest in acute knee injuries and shoulder pathologies, and is passionate about providing quality care for athletes and active individuals.

Outside the clinic, Kate can be found enjoying the great outdoors – playing community sports or hiking in the mountains during warmer months; and snowboarding in winter. Her first hand experience with sports gives her a unique insight into the challenges faced by her patients, allowing her to provide a holistic journey to recovery and peak physical performance.

Kate is available for physiotherapy consults at Coolum Sports & Spinal.

Brooke Wilson

Physiotherapist

Brooke is a dedicated physiotherapist with a passion for promoting optimal physical health and well-being. Brooke completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. Recently relocating to the Sunshine Coast, Brooke brings her expertise to a new community while embracing the coastal lifestyle she loves.

She is dedicated to evidence-based practice, constantly seeking innovative approaches to optimise patient care and rehabilitation outcomes. Her commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that she remains at the forefront of her field. As a qualified physiotherapist, Brooke is driven by her desire to empower her patients to achieve their goals and lead fulfilling, active lives. Brooke loves all things musculoskeletal and NDIS.

Brooke’s combination of expertise, passion, and commitment to excellence positions her as a trusted partner in the journey to improved health and vitality for her patients on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Brooke is available for physiotherapy consults at Coolum Sports & Spinal.

Larissa Munutti

Remedial Massage Therapist

Larissa is a highly motivated Massage Therapist with years of experience in Remedial, Sports and Pregnancy massage. She studied Massage Therapy in Brazil and currently holds an Australian diploma in remedial massage.

During her trajectory, Larissa has helped people treat musculoskeletal dysfunction, improve their range of motion, provide pain relief, prevent injuries and general relaxation to improve their quality of life. Passionate about restoring the body to equilibrium, she gives an intuitive, thorough and effective treatment.

She uses Myofascial release, Trigger points therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Cuppings and Stretching.

Each session begins with an in-depth health assessment where she listens, discusses and analyses the client’s needs, offering helpful techniques and developing and implementing a personalised treatment plan.

Larissa is available for Remedial massage therapy at our Coolum clinic.

Sam Cobourn

Sports Physiotherapist

Sam grew up in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie where he studied at Charles Sturt University graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Distinction. Sam believes that everyone deserves to live a prosperous, healthy lifestyle where they are able to move well and pain-free so they can engage in activities that are meaningful to them. This all starts with a thorough assessment, followed by diagnosing the root cause/s of symptoms, tailoring an effective treatment plan, and then journeying with the individual towards long-lasting results.

Outside of physio, Sam has an extensive martial arts background where he has instructed and competed at an international level representing Australia in both Russia and China. He enjoys an active lifestyle, loves the outdoors, and won’t say no to a good time.

Sam has a special interest in Sports Physiotherapy, Lower Limb Physiotherapy, General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and has completed his certificate in Dry Needling.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy at our Coolum clinic.

Koren West

Lower Back & Neurological Physiotherapist

Koren graduated from Bond University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. During that time, she worked closely with Tennis Australia in Brisbane and the junior elite tennis players in the prevention of lower back and spine injuries.

Since graduating Koren has been focusing on spinal rehabilitation and in particular, acute and chronic lower back pain and has continued her education along this path. Koren has a particular interest in managing patients with a holistic approach to their active rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team. Koren is passionate about ensuring that every patient she sees is provided with education and a plan regarding their specific condition to assure their goals are met, leading to a greater recovery.

Other areas Koren enjoys working with are chronic complex musculoskeletal pain conditions, neurological conditions and has completed her certificate in Dry Needling. In Koren’s spare time, she enjoys kickboxing, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Koren has a special interest in Lower Back Physiotherapy, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological Physiotherapy & NDIS

Koren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Madison Simmons

General and Shoulder Injury Physiotherapist

Madison graduated from UQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed working as a private practice physiotherapist since. With his experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, Madison thrives on working with the Sports & Spinal team to work toward the individual goals of his patients.

Madison has extensive experience in helping people overcome chronic pain obstacles on their way to improving their quality of life and is a firm believer that with the right approach, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. As a result, treating chronic pain and injuries that won’t go away is Madison’s particular interest.

Madison has also developed a strong passion for treating sporting injuries after competing as an elite tennis player in Australia. Outside of the clinic, he has a passion for road cycling, hiking, and after relocating to the Sunshine Coast, surfing will be next on the list. Overall, Madison utilises a holistic approach of hands-on therapy, dry needling, individual exercise programs, and education to work with patients to achieve their personal goals.

Madison’s interests are Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Madison is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Zoe Divall

Neck, Headaches & Vestibular Physiotherapist

Zoe graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a passion for improving people’s lives through evidence-based effective treatment modalities focusing on patient-centred goals and long term outcomes. 

Zoe continues to complete extra training and ongoing professional development in neck/headache and vestibular treatments. Zoe creates treatment plans that aim to have you back to doing the things you love in a way that is realistic and has your goals at the core.

Zoe has always lived a very active lifestyle; is heavily involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and enjoys yoga, touch football and tennis. Zoe’s interest in a healthy lifestyle and general well-being will provide clients with a holistic treatment approach.

Zoe has a special interest in Neck & Headache Physiotherapy, Vestibular Treatment and NDIS, and has completed her certificate in Dry Needling.

Zoe is available for appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Meredith Hill

Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Meredith has extensive experience as a Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor but has focused her practice in recent years on lower limb injuries. Meredith has a special interest in endurance sports, triathlon, and running-related injuries as a professional triathlete herself.

Meredith completes running assessments in the clinic using video analysis to diagnose and manage chronic running injuries. Meredith also has years of experience in post-operative rehab and compliments her treatments with dry needling, Kinesio taping, and gym-based functional strength training.

Meredith’s interests are in Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments

To book an appointment with Meredith, please contact the Coolum clinic at 07 5415 0024.

Rod Carroll

Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist

Rod has been in the industry extensively and brings with him experience in sports, remedial and trigger point therapy. Rod is also experienced in reflexology and pregnancy massage.

Rod believes in the systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management caused by sports and work-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and general soreness from a wide variety of activities and postures.

Before any treatment begins, Rod carries out a thorough client consultation and assessment. Rod listens to clients and works on the areas that require attention, applying the relevant and appropriate treatment to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health.

In his spare time, Rod enjoys surfing, swimming, running, and AFL Umpiring. Having had professional coaching in triathlons (all disciplines) Rod has a good understanding of the sports-related issues and injuries that can occur and can assist to analyse and offer remediation.

Rod is available for Remedial Massage therapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Katherine Harris

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia.  After graduating she worked in private practice in Adelaide prior to moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  Katherine is passionate about lower limb health and enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle.

Katherine is experienced in all areas of podiatry with a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and ingrown toenail surgery.

Outside of work Katherine loves traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is also a keen netballer having played for over 20 years and more recently coaching at a junior level.

Katherine is available for Podiatry appointments at our Coolum and Nambour clinics.

Sophie Wilkins

Women's Health Exercise Physiologist

Sophie is passionate about all things Women’s Health! This includes Pre- and Post-natal exercise and specific exercise prescriptions for Osteoporosis, Menopause and Pelvic Health.

Sophie strives to be a positive role model and believes that exercise can improve all aspects of health, including physical, mental and social health. Sophie will help you achieve your goals with an individualised treatment plan and exercise prescription. She believes that exercise should be a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life, so she will take time to educate you on the multiple benefits of a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Sophie’s interests are in Women’s Health. Strength & Conditioning & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Sophie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum location.

Gemma Egan

Chronic Disease Management Exercise Physiologist

Gemma has a strong belief that living an active healthy lifestyle improves both longevity and quality of life. She has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science and has gained accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Gemma has developed a passion for spinal rehabilitation and improving the quality of life for those suffering from lower back pain. She has also worked with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, diabetes, heart conditions, and osteoarthritis.

Gemma has a strong focus on prescribing programs that are individually tailored and that can be self-managed for future health and fitness.

Gemma’s interest is in Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis Exercise Physiologist

Gemma is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum clinic. 

 

Louise Meek

Shoulder & Persistent Pain Physiotherapist

After moving to the Sunshine coast in 2010 from gaining experience working overseas in Canada, Louise continued to focus on musculoskeletal rehabilition in her speciality area acute and complex shoulder presentations.  She also has a strong interest in complex and persistent pain and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Louise continued to work with the shoulder team on the Sunshine Coast after moving to join the Sports and Spinal Team in 2010. She was an Australian Institute of Sport athlete for 7 years in high diving and was a representative on the Australian team for 5 years, which is where her passion for physiotherapy originated. Then moving on to work with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in her early physiotherapy career.

Louise has been selected from thousands of physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA). This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.  She works with the shoulder team and multiple specialsits on the Sunshine Coast to give the most up to date quality care.

Louise is very passionate about an educational, active, and functional approach to treatment to allow the individual to learn and manage their injury to prevent a recurrence. “I feel this gives people the tools to be the driver of their recovery”. 

Louise’s interests are in Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain

To book an appointment with Louise, please contact the Coolum clinic at 07 5415 0024.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

National Pain Week⚡

Chronic Pain Australia wants to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and by doing so reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.

Sports & Spinal has allied health clinicians who are trained and qualified to help patients dealing with chronic pain. Our team work hard to help alleviate pain, educate patients on pain management strategies and so much more. 

If you or someone you know are needing help with their chronic pain, get in touch with our dedicated team today and get one step closer to living pain free.

National Pain Week⚡

Chronic Pain Australia wants to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and by doing so reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.

Sports & Spinal has allied health clinicians who are trained and qualified to help patients dealing with chronic pain. Our team work hard to help alleviate pain, educate patients on pain management strategies and so much more.

If you or someone you know are needing help with their chronic pain, get in touch with our dedicated team today and get one step closer to living pain free.
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Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian teams can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes. 

Whether it's through tailored exercise programs, diet and exercise education or general foot and nail care, our team is here to support you. Best of all, our team work closely together to ensure that every patient is receiving holistic care. 

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our allied health team today to see how they can get you on the road to better health. 

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Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian teams can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes.

Whether it`s through tailored exercise programs, diet and exercise education or general foot and nail care, our team is here to support you. Best of all, our team work closely together to ensure that every patient is receiving holistic care.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our allied health team today to see how they can get you on the road to better health.

👉 Head to our bio
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Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly isn’t far away and that means we’ll have quality allied health services coming to the Indooroopilly community! 

Our services will include: 
➡️ Physiotherapy 
➡️ Exercise Physiology 
➡️ Remedial Massage 
➡️ Dietetics 
➡️ Classes 

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly, the countdown is on!

Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly isn’t far away and that means we’ll have quality allied health services coming to the Indooroopilly community!

Our services will include:
➡️ Physiotherapy
➡️ Exercise Physiology
➡️ Remedial Massage
➡️ Dietetics
➡️ Classes

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly, the countdown is on!
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Sports & Spinal Noosa isn’t far away!

We’re so excited to be going on this journey and we can’t wait to work alongside this wonderful Noosa community and continue to help you achieve your goals! 

Our services will include: 
✅ Physiotherapy 
✅ Exercise Physiology 
✅ Remedial Massage 
✅ Women’s Health 
✅ Mens’s Health 
✅ Classes 

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Noosa, the countdown is on!

Sports & Spinal Noosa isn’t far away!

We’re so excited to be going on this journey and we can’t wait to work alongside this wonderful Noosa community and continue to help you achieve your goals!

Our services will include:
✅ Physiotherapy
✅ Exercise Physiology
✅ Remedial Massage
✅ Women’s Health
✅ Mens’s Health
✅ Classes

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Noosa, the countdown is on!
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It's Diabetes Week 🩸

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Over time high glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in long term health complications including heart, kidney, eye and foot damage. 

Currently 1 in 20 Australians are living with some form of Diabetes with Type 2 being preventable or delayed in up to 58% of cases. 

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help. Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian team can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes. 

Head to our bio to learn more on how our team can help you today 👇https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/

It`s Diabetes Week 🩸

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Over time high glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in long term health complications including heart, kidney, eye and foot damage.

Currently 1 in 20 Australians are living with some form of Diabetes with Type 2 being preventable or delayed in up to 58% of cases.

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help. Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian team can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes.

Head to our bio to learn more on how our team can help you today 👇https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/
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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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