St Lucia Sports and Spinal, 7 minutes away from Toowong

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St Lucia Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio St Lucia is located at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus. You can find us on the Ground Floor, Building 21C, Union Road, University Queensland, St Lucia, with convenient parking directly out the front of the clinic.

At St Lucia Sports & Spinal we know that pain is a complex and individual experience, requiring a personalised approach to treatment and ongoing maintenance.  Our focus is not only on regaining optimal function in the shortest possible time but also in developing ongoing care and maintenance strategies to protect against re-injury.

St Lucia Sports & Spinal covers the areas of  Taringa, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Springhill, Paddington, Auchenflower, Milton, Rosalie, Bardon and other surrounding suburbs.

Sports & Spinal St Lucia 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, your local St Lucia clinic is popular amongst locals looking for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Dietetics

 St Lucia offers a 10% discount to all UQ staff, students and club members on all services.

Meet the team @ St Lucia

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Paul Fien

General Physiotherapy

Principal physiotherapist and practice owner Paul Fien has specialised in sports and musculoskeletal practice for over 25 years.

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 co-ordinated physiotherapy services for 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!

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Nigel Smith

General Physiotherapy

With Masters qualifications in both Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy as well as undergraduate qualifications in Exercise Physiology, senior physiotherapist, Nigel Smith, has a particular interest and expertise in exercise prescription – more specifically the transition from fundamental to more functional exercise.

Nigel has consolidated his studies with extensive practical experience in sports-specialised practices and has previously worked with the Brisbane Roar Football Club and also the Queensland Reds Rugby Union Team.

Nigel is currently completing a PhD focusing on hamstring muscle Injuries in elite football players. Nigel is available for consultations on Tuesdays and Thursday.

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Tom Williams

General Physiotherapy

After completing a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy, Tom joined the team at Brisbane Sports and Spinal in 2017. Since that time, he has been involved in numerous sporting teams and event across various levels, including UQ Rugby Football Club, UQ Swimming Club, Toowong Football Club and a physiotherapist at he 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Tom also spends time teaching in the physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland. He loves his teaching role as it allows him to help the next generation of physiotherapists coming through.

Tom is passionate about exercise. His background in exercise science has allowed him to bring a mixture of skills, both hands on and exercise prescription, to his physio work. Tom utilises manual therapy and breathing exercises in combination with movement patterns to help you move better for your sport or activity. His goal is to help you move better and get back to exercise! Tom is also trained in DNS (Developmental Neuromuscular Stabilisation) and is certified by ‘The Running Clinic’.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys exercising in all forms! Running, lifting, yoga, swimming, you’ll find him being active in some way.

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Peter Herzig

Dietitian

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
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Dylan McDonald

Podiatrist

Dylan graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist, following earlier studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science (Hons.) at the University of Queensland. He continually expands on his knowledge and skills to keep up-to-date with the developing science behind lower limb conditions and injuries.

Whilst Dylan has a special interest in sports and biomechanical podiatry (including paediatric patients), he has experience treating all aspects of general lower limb and foot care. Dylan utilises biomechanical assessments, gait/movement analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessment and recommendations, dry needling and general/diabetic screenings to get the best outcomes for his clients. He has a unique skillset in foot mobilisation and manipulation which has formed part of his continuing clinical expertise.

He has a unique skillset in foot mobilisation and manipulation which has formed part of his continuing clinical expertise.

Dylan has been involved in numerous sports as a junior athlete, particularly in AFL where he has previously held roles as a strength and conditioning coach and sports trainer (current) with the Queensland Junior Talent programs. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys travelling, live music and working on his handicap out on the golf course.

Dylan is available for Podiatry appointments at our St Lucia, Woolloongabba and Springfield locations.

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St Lucia Sports & Spinal can be found at UQU Complex, Union Rd, St Lucia QLD 4067

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Parking and Directions @ St Lucia

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.

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