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SPORTS & SPINAL NORTH LAKES

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North Lakes

Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes DriveNorth Lakes QLD 4509

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre, conveniently located near Deception Bay, Narangba, Dakabin, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Rothwell, Burpengary, Mango Hill, Caboolture and Morayfield.

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapists use hands-on treatment and exercise therapy to manage a wide variety of injuries and complex pains.

Our Physiotherapists are passionate about providing the latest in evidence-based practice combined with their clinical experience to ensure their patients receive the best possible care and advice.

We 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.

Sports & Spinal works closely with General Practitioners, Specialists, and other allied health professionals to plan and manage your treatment.

At Sports & Spinal, we pride ourselves on our Physiotherapists treating specific injuries and areas of the body.

North Lakes Sports & Spinal is NDIS registered and accepts Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. 

Back pain is ranked globally as the leading cause of disability. It is estimated that 70-90% of people will suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives.
Our Physiotherapists can identify factors causing and contributing to your pain and develop an individualised program to assist you in your rehabilitation and restrengthening.

Most cases of lower back pain respond well to the hands-on type of treatments such as manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Manual therapy can include massage and joint mobilisations and manipulations. Our Physiotherapists will tailor an individualised home-based exercise prescription which typically involves a range of mobility exercises, strengthing exercises and a gradual return to activities.

Our Physiotherapists can also use treatments such as taping, acupuncture, TENS, heat or ice pack.

Our Physiotherapists have a comprehensive knowledge of foot and ankle biomechanics and can effectively treat a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries, including:
Achilles Tendon pain, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Acute Sprains & Strains, Muscle Dysfunction, Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy and Ligament Injury.

Your Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist will provide you with long term solutions for your recovery and tailor your treatment plan to your history, injury and physical goals.
Your rehabilitation exercises are designed to quicken your recovery and build strength to prevent further injury. This may involve seeing a podiatrist, modifying footwear, or a combination of stretching, taping, and specific rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the foot and ankle structures.

Knee Pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, with many causes ranging from acute meniscal tears to ACL rupture and more long term osteoarthritic changes.
An appropriately structured rehabilitation program will get you back in action faster, safer and doing what you do best!
Our Physiotherapists can help your knee issues, whether it is by increasing the range of movements, strengthening the muscles, releasing soft tissue restrictions, bracing or strapping, reducing inflammation and activity modification.
Many of our patients also decide to opt for ‘pre-habilitation, attending Physiotherapy preoperatively to optimise their chances of the best possible outcomes.
Sports and Spinal therapists will work closely with your General Practitioner or Orthopaedic Specialist to ensure you receive ideal management for your individual condition.

Whether it’s returning to the football field, getting ready for your annual ski holiday, making it around 18holes, or simply helping achieve your personal goals of improved mobility, our therapists will get you moving!

Hip pain and joint injury are common for all age groups. The hip joint and its integration with your pelvis, SIJ and lumbar spine (lower back) make it a complex region to correctly analyse and assess any dysfunction.
Many factors can cause hip pain. Often, you may start feeling hip pain for no apparent reason. Sometimes recreation or sports puts a repetitive strain on the hip, causing pain.
Lower limb biomechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle, plus your thigh and calf muscles, can also affect your hip function due to your hip being a major weight-bearing joint. The hip is responsible for functional activities like walking, running, rising from sitting, and climbing stairs. Pain in the hip can limit these activities.
Your Sports & Spinal physiotherapist will spend the time with you to fully assess the origin of your hip pain and investigate whether it is a hip joint, muscular, nerve or biomechanics issue. Through careful analysis and assessment, we can identify your issue and any associated knock-on effects, relieve your pain and minimise your chance of recurrence.

The neck contains a complex network of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Because the neck contains so many structures and has an extensive range of motion, it can be prone to injury.

Symptoms of neck pain often include; 

  • Tight muscles that restrict movement 
  • Pain that travels
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Sharp neck pain

Treatment with neck pain includes manual therapy such as; massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, exercise therapy, and advice beyond the treatment session. 

Getting expert help can put you on the right track to a happy, healthy and pain-free life.

While some minor pains can be fixed easily, ongoing headaches and migraines may have a more serious underlying problem. If you suffer from this pain regularly or it interferes with your daily life, it is essential to seek help.

One way to help find a solution and ease the symptoms is through Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment is an effective tool in treating headaches caused by musculoskeletal dysfunction, such as cervical headaches caused by neck dysfunction or tension headaches from muscle strain. Sports & Spinal have Physiotherapists with additional training in headaches and migraines.

Our headache Physiotherapists will assess you to locate the potential source of the problem and identify how best to fix it or ease the symptoms.

Treatment with neck pain includes manual therapy such as; massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, exercise therapy, and advice beyond the treatment session.

Sports and Spinal provide quality and experienced management options for Shoulder Rehabilitation and Shoulder Pain. The key to effective shoulder pain treatment is an accurate diagnosis.

Sports & Spinal Shoulder Physiotherapists can assist with Chronic Shoulder Pain and Stiffness, AC Joint Injuries, Subacromial Bursitis, Tendon Pathologies, Shoulder Muscle Spasm and Tension, Rotator Cuff Disorders such as Tears and Strains, Frozen Shoulder and Arthritis of the Shoulder.

Treatment will include:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Education on biomechanics & posture
  • Advice for optimising the function of your shoulders
  • Specifically tailored exercise programs that are customised to meet your individual needs.

Plus many more techniques to provide optimal care on your rehabilitation journey.

Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an accredited physiotherapist with unique knowledge and training in treating problems specific to the hand & upper limb. Rehabilitation enables patients to fasten their return to a productive, active lifestyle after injury.

Patients who are candidates for hand therapy may have difficulty using their hands for regular daily tasks or have an injury that prevents them from doing heavy lifting, driving, gripping or fine motor tasks.

Some common symptoms of a hand injury that therapists can treat include; stiffness, weakness, wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands or arms. Others include patients who suffer from conditions such as wrist pain or tennis elbow and chronic problems such as arthritis or persistent pain.

Hand therapy provides:

  • Accurate diagnosis & treatment of hand, wrist & elbow problems
  • Custom-orthotic fabrication (usually made from thermoplastic material)
  • Help with pain or stiffness in the hand, wrist & elbow.
  • Exercise prescription & strengthening programs for regaining full function
  • Regaining movement, strength & dexterity in the upper limb after surgery
  • Help to reduce sensitivity from nerve problems.
  • Help to get back to work & sport with the best recovery.
  • Help foster a supportive and clear communication link between surgeon and GP for best treatment and successful outcomes for the patient involved.

If surgery is needed, hand therapists can also help with a patient’s recovery. This may include helping wounds heal, splinting, scar management and reducing swelling.

The conditions that a hand therapist can assist include:

  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon repairs
  • Finger sprains / dislocation
  • Wrist fractures & injury
  • TFCC damage
  • Wrist instability & pain with loading
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis

Elbow: 

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic, overuse conditions
  • Elbow fracture post-immobilisation rehabilitation

Other:

  • Neurological changes in upper limb function
  • Trauma to the arm after an accident
  • Surgical post-operative rehabilitation

Women’s Health Physiotherapy (also referred to as Pelvic Health or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy as Men are also affected with Pelvic concerns!) is the area of Physiotherapy that deals with conditions relating to the bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, and pelvis, as well as pregnancy-related conditions including mastitis and lower back pain.

Our  Women’s Health Physiotherapists are trained in pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and work closely with local specialists, surgeons, GPs and other health professionals to ensure that the treatment you are being provided is of the highest level and supported by current evidence.

Some of the areas and conditions that our Physios may be able to assess and treat include:

  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Pelvic Girdle of Coccyx Pain
  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Lower or Mid Back Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD or DRAM, Tummy Muscle Separation)
  • Postnatal Pelvic Floor Assessments (including post third and fourth-degree perineal tears)
  • Return to Exercise Assessments
  • Mastitis
  • Bladder issues – Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence/ Overactive Bladder Syndromes, Bladder Pain Syndromes (including Interstitial Cystitis) and Retention
  • Bowel concerns – Constipation, Faecal Urgency, and Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary fittings
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Persistent Pelvic and Vaginal Pain (including Endometriosis driven pain)
  • Pre and Post Gynae Surgery Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice

BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is one of the most common causes of dizziness, affecting up to 50% of patients over the age of 70. The biomechanical condition is caused by the dislodgement of calcium carbonate crystals into the region of the inner ear with the sensory organs, triggering the sensation of vertigo. Physiotherapy can be remarkably effective in treating BPPV and assessments are available in our physiotherapy practices.

Physiotherapist performs non-invasive tests such as the Dix- Hallpike test to confirm a BPPV diagnosis and to determine which ear is affected. The type of nystagmus (involuntary eye movements) observed will also identify which canal(s) is/are involved.

The dizziness resulting from BPPV can be dramatically relieved by specific techniques performed by a skilled physiotherapist that use the forces of gravity to reposition the displaced calcium carbonate crystals out of the sensory areas of the canals in the inner ear.

Standard physiotherapy treatment uses a sequence of repositioning maneuvers – such as the Epley, Semont or Lempert – to move the crystals out of the semi-circular canal.

Once the primary cause is addressed, physiotherapy treatment may involve a targeted exercise program to reduce the patient’s vertiginous in response to certain positional changes such as bending forward and looking up. Targeted balance training may be offered to patients with any residual balance defects. Exercises such as Brandt Daroff exercises may be prescribed for patient self-management.

Other inner ear disorders for which vestibular rehabilitation can offer improved outcomes include vestibular neuronitis/labyrinthitis; acoustic neuroma (post-op); oto-toxicity; movement-induced dizziness and Meniere’s disease.

Vestibular rehabilitation can help address these vestibular system disorders and restore the best use of the remaining vestibular function by teaching unaffected balance mechanisms to take over the function or teaching other parts of the body to compensate. Let our highly skilled professionals be part of the treatment plan for your BPPV.

Dizziness is one of the most common complaints patients take to the doctor and occurs more frequently as people age. Physiotherapists have the skills to perform highly specific techniques which can cure the majority of patients suffering from BPPV in a single treatment.

Clicking, locking or pain? Grinding your teeth? Do you hate going to the dentist or struggle to eat your favourite food?

TMJ Dysfunction is:

  • Teeth Grinding/clenching
  • Clicking
  • Popping
  • Limited range of movement and ability to open
  • Unable to fully clench your jaw
  •  Tenderness around the Jaw
  • Teadaches, ear pain, dizziness and upper neck pain.

Jaw (TMJ) problems are more common than many people think. These problems tend to build up over many years and can affect the quality of life in many different ways. TMJ can cause headaches, dizziness, upper neck pain and ear pain. Some of our patients have also reported pain or inability to move or clench their jaw completely. Ear ringing (tinnitus) might also be related to TMJ dysfunction.

If you’re unsure how to treat your TMJ, we suggest speaking to one of our Sports & Spinal physiotherapists. Together with your dentist, we can assess your condition and begin corrective treatment if appropriate.

Chronic or persistent pain is an area of rehabilitation that is challenging and satisfying, as new approaches offer hope. Chronic pain patients often present with;

  • A long history of pain
  • Adjoining mental health deterioration
  • Failed numerous rehab programs,
  • Flared up with standard rehabilitation approaches
  • Intense fear and paranoia to exercise
  • A cocktail of medications to control their symptoms,
  • Poor long term prognosis

Statistics from the Pain Management Research Institute at the University of Sydney show that 1 in 5 people in Australia is in a chronic pain state, including adolescents and children, 1 in 3 people aged over 65.

Current literature advocates treating chronic pain with a multidisciplinary team. This includes a Pain Specialist, General Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist, and Occupational therapist or social worker. The team needs to be interactive, approachable and available. Importantly, as a team, a consistent message is delivered to the patient.

The Physiotherapists role involves Education, Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) and Normalising movement patterns.

Prehabilitation programs can be a successful pre-surgical intervention option to reduce post-surgical inpatient stays, helps improve post-surgical outcomes and improve recovery times. It is therefore recommended that you take part in a specifically prescribed rehab program prior to surgery to increase muscle strength and reduce the chance that you will require extended inpatient rehabilitation prior to being discharged home after surgery.

The goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is to help you return to physical function. Surgery without rehabilitation can often lead to poor results. Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy can help you achieve a successful post-operative result with effective evidence-based rehabilitation.

Our sports therapists work with local, national and international level athletes from various disciplines. Whether it’s getting an Olympian back into peak shape for a pinnacle event or helping a weekend warrior smash out their PB, we are equipped to help you return to performing at your best.

Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 years ago and is based on the belief that good health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi (energy) along the twelve major meridians of the body which are linked to specific internal and external organ systems. It recognises that the body has an innate ability for self-healing through stimulating the brain to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins, assisting in pain relief.

At Sports and Spinal, we insert single-use, sterile and disposable needles at specific points along these meridians to alter the flow of Qi in order to relieve muscular tension, stress and ultimately pain. In acupuncture, we also use what is called Ah Chi points which basically trigger points in a muscle that are not found on a meridian. These are the points that are used in Dry Needling.

In dry needling and acupuncture, the needles tend to be left in situ for any given period of time based on the desired effects in the treatment of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction eg increased blood flow, muscle relaxation etc.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling are useful modalities that provide a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions assisting in pain relief and injury rehabilitation. Below is a list of the most commonly treated conditions;

  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Achilles Injuries
  • Hip and Leg Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sinus troubles
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries/Muscle/Joint Pain

Trigger point needling (which an acupuncturist will also call dry needling) is where a needle is poked in and out of the trigger point quickly (like pecking) to stimulate a twitch response to reset the muscle spindle. It is very uncomfortable and can leave the patient feeling quite sore (aching) for anywhere from 2hours to 2days following this type of needling. It is used more in chronic conditions eg a runner who continues to get tight calf muscles, overactive gluteals in low back pain etc.

To find out more about Dry Needling & Acupuncture please visit here

Simon is available for Dry Needling & Accuputnure at our North Lakes clinic.

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

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Lachlan Righetti

Physiotherapist

Lachlan graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). He is enthusiastic and committed to helping clients through pain, injury, or disability and working collaboratively to achieve their goals.

He has experience in treating a wide range of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, sporting injuries, lower back and neck pain, orthopaedic, and mobility/balance issues as well as symptoms of dizziness/vertigo. His approach is one that is strongly client-centred and individual to each person, providing a variety of treatment methods including hands-on treatment techniques, exercised-based rehabilitation, dry needling therapy and taping techniques.

He has an interest and passion in treating acute sporting injuries and return to sport, post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee and ankle, and chronic pain. He’s undertaken further training in advanced dry needling therapy and ACL and meniscus rehabilitation.

Outside of work, he is regularly keeping up to date with a wide variety of sports, predominantly football and his beloved Tottenham. Otherwise he can be found spending time with family and friends, and taking advantage of regular opportunities to explore new places with his partner on his days off.

Lachlan is available for Physiotherapy consults at out North Lakes clinic.

Kelly Grant

Physiotherapist

Born and raised in the UK, Kelly underwent professional vocational dance training at The Royal Ballet School, which sparked her interest in Physiotherapy through her experience with injury rehabilitation and recovery. In 2012, Kelly graduated from The University of Birmingham, UK, with a first-class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She then pursued diverse clinical rotations at a Major Trauma Hospital in Cardiorespiratory, Neurology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, and General Medicine wards, working alongside world-leading surgeons.

Eventually, she focused on Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With over ten years of experience as a Physiotherapist in both the national health service and private sectors, Kelly has worked with individuals from various backgrounds, treating a broad range of injuries and conditions, including persistent pain. This has allowed her to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in pain neuroscience, injury assessment, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Kelly is an avid runner, dancer, yogi, and gym enthusiast. Her passion for exercise and the benefits of a healthy, balanced lifestyle led her to expand her knowledge and skills in this area. In 2020, she completed an MSc module in exercise prescription and rehabilitation at The University of Hertfordshire. Additionally, Kelly has pursued additional training in acupuncture and sports massage. She combines manual therapy with exercise and education to provide holistic and individualised treatment plans. As an APPI-trained mat work Pilates instructor, she has extensive experience teaching one-on-one sessions and classes.

With a special interest in shoulder and upper limb rehabilitation, Kelly previously established an advanced-level rehabilitation class aimed at helping individuals return to sports and manual occupations.

Kelly is passionate about listening to peoples’ stories, building trusting and collaborative relationships, personalising the rehabilitation process, and empowering individuals to achieve their goals, exceed their expectations, and take ownership of improving their quality of life. She also has a keen interest in mindfulness and recognises the benefits of exercise on mental health and wellbeing, incorporating this approach into her physiotherapy management.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys running, hiking, gym training, and, more recently, paddle boarding. She also loves going to the theatre, attending live music events, and being an enthusiastic traveller. She recently relocated to Australia and looks forward to exploring her new surroundings.

Kelly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

Brandon Mckinnon

Physiotherapist

After earning his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town, Brandon entered private practice to explore his passion for managing patients with lower back, sporting, and orthopaedic injuries. Brandon’s particular areas of interest include difficult-to-diagnose conditions of the shoulder, knee, and lower back.

Brandon has extensive experience treating all patients relating to acute sporting injuries, lower back spinal conditions, ACL rehabilitation, and return to sport. He has provided physiotherapy services to numerous cases referred from across the Queensland surgical community, including conditions relating to the shoulder, knee, lower back, and ankle.

Brandon utilizes a variety of treatment techniques and encourages an exercise-based approach to rehabilitation in combination with appropriate evidence-based hands-on treatment techniques. Furthermore, he has been trained in advanced sporting and rehabilitation taping and strapping techniques, lumbar spine rehabilitation, and dry needling.

His passion for community involvement and sport has allowed him the opportunity to participate at a local and national sporting level. Brandon has worked with the local basketball community and provided physiotherapy support for a QSL team. He was also involved in the national rugby community in South Africa providing physiotherapy services to the premium division of South African Rugby.

Brandon encourages a client-centered approach to treatment. Active and willing participation by the patient is key to achieving the best health outcomes and goals for both the client and therapist. He prides himself on a thorough assessment and making the most informed decision based on patient goals and the latest evidence-based treatments.

Brandon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes location.

Georgia Nierfeld

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

After graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Georgia quickly moved into a private practice role to pursue her interests as a health professional. The pursuit drives her to help her clients overcome their physical barriers and achieve their goals in an active and client-centred approach. She enjoys working with the client to develop a treatment plan that suits their needs.

Georgia has gained experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain, ankle injuries and hip pain. As her career progresses, Georgia has taken a keen interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has completed the following:

– Level 1 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– Level 1 APA Women’s Through The Life Stages
– Level 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– WHTA Advanced Pelvic Floor: Persistent Pain Course

These courses have enabled Georgia to help women with a variety of pelvic floor conditions, such as incontinence, pre and postnatal and pelvic pain. Georgia also runs the Women’s Health Pilates classes three days a week and enjoys empowering women to understand their bodies and move with confidence.

Outside of work, Georgia enjoys exploring new places to hike, a walk along the beach and being in her garden – expanding her veggie patch and ensuring every spot is filled with native plants for her bees.

Please contact North Lakes Sports & Spinal to make an appointment with Georgia. 

Cat Egan

Physiotherapist

Cat has worked in the health sector since 2009. After graduating as a physiotherapist from James Cook University, it wasn’t long before she found her niche and passion for working in private practice.

Cat’s enthusiasm for her job is evident in the way she both treats and advocates for her patients. Cat has completed additional training and is skilled in the areas of dry needling, Pilates and treating various areas of the body. Cat enjoys the challenge of complex report writing which is often required for various third-party agencies such as Work Cover, Compulsory Third-Party insurance, Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to transitioning to private practice, Cat was employed in the acute care hospital setting on both the orthopaedic and medical wards and rurally in the aged care sector.

Cat appreciates the variety and challenges of working in private practice and enjoys treating patients with conditions of all areas of the body, especially the knees and ankles. In 2019 Cat was invited to present at a symposium in Brisbane where she shared her knowledge and experience and provided hands on training for healthcare professionals regarding prehospital musculoskeletal assessment of the ankle.

Cat developed a love of exercise and movement from a young age, particularly through athletics (track and field). Cat enjoys training and competitive competition and has achieved her goal of becoming a two-time Oceania Champion in the Open Women’s Long Jump and making the final of the Stawell Gift in the 70-metre race.

Cat has strong military ties in her family. Because of this, Cat has a vested interest in assisting the defence community and enjoys helping both current and ex-serving military personnel and their families overcome their physical injuries and improve their quality of life.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Cat commenced her career in healthcare as a Registered Paramedic where she worked in various locations all over Queensland in both metropolitan, rural and remote locations. From Brisbane in the south, Mount Isa in the west, Normanton in the Gulf to Townsville and surrounds on the east coast. Cat contributed to the professional body of research when she authored a professional journal article which was published in ‘Response’ Journal. While working as a Paramedic, Cat enjoyed mentoring students, new graduates, Defence force medics and medical students. Cat was then offered an academic role teaching and mentoring 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Paramedic students at Central Queensland University which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Throughout her career in health, Cat has worked on the sidelines of many sporting events providing acute musculoskeletal injury management to both players and spectators. These events have included many National Rugby League matches, the Townsville Triathlon Festival, NAB AFL Cup and International Cricket Matches. Other events have included a large variety of school sports, motocross and motorsport events, rodeos and even horse racing.

When Cat is out of the clinic, she enjoys going on adventures with her young family, running, mountain bike riding, swimming, going to the gym, gardening, camping and attempting DIY home improvements. Cat’s long term personal goal is to compete in the Queensland Master’s Multievent State Championships in the Women’s Heptathlon.

Cat is available for physiotherapy appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at our North Lakes clinic.

Marley Baker

Physiotherapist

Marley graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, before moving to Brisbane and joining the Sports and Spinal team.

Marley’s passion lies in empowering patients to live a balanced lifestyle. She strongly believes in working with her patients to create an individualized, holistic plan to achieve their goals.

Marley’s interest in physiotherapy grew from competing in various sports and understanding physiotherapists’ important role in injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. She enjoys all areas of physiotherapy though she has a keen interest in Women’s Health and Sports Rehabilitation stemming from her recent placement at Mater Mother’s Hospital and working in QLD Rugby League.

As she practices what she preaches with a healthy, balanced life, you’ll find Marley at the gym, in a Pilates or Yoga class, at the beach, or exploring her new home in Brisbane.

Marley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Trudi Mercer

Physiotherapist

Trudi is available for physiotherapy appointments at North Lakes and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal.

Montana Moyle

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. After completing her physiotherapy degree, she began working in a private sports and musculoskeletal practice. She further honed her knowledge and skills in manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques there. Montana also pursued additional training in dry needling and Western Acupuncture and became proficient in conducting regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana was fortunate to spend a couple of years in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in a private hospital in Northern England and private practice in central London. While working in the orthopaedic ward, she deepened her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols, establishing crucial relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons. In London, Montana worked in the boutique health and fitness space, combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the high-quality training she received overseas.

Since joining the team at Sports and Spinal in 2020, Montana has furthered her training in the Women’s Health and Persistent Pain space, completing Level 1 and 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health courses and NOI Group Explain Pain courses. This has equipped her to work with pelvic health conditions and complex persistent pain presentations. She is excited to continue to grow and develop in these fields.

When Montana is not in the clinic, you will find her at the beach with her dog and husband, in her local Pilates studio, or in the kitchen cooking a feast for her friends. She is passionate about promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Montana enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds and collaborates with the talented team at Sports and Spinal to help her patients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is an Associate Partner.

She is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Sports & Spinal has proudly partnered with VALD Technology to bring cutting edge technology to your local SSP clinic. 

We'll have ForceDecks and Dynmao integrated across our 22 clinics. This technology provides a highly engaging experience for our patients within their own assessments, being able to view in real time biofeedback and easy to understand results.

We are thrilled to be working with VALD and utilising it's amazing tech across our Sports & Spinal clinics!

Sports & Spinal has proudly partnered with VALD Technology to bring cutting edge technology to your local SSP clinic.

We`ll have ForceDecks and Dynmao integrated across our 22 clinics. This technology provides a highly engaging experience for our patients within their own assessments, being able to view in real time biofeedback and easy to understand results.

We are thrilled to be working with VALD and utilising it`s amazing tech across our Sports & Spinal clinics!
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Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to: 
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!

Nourishing mind, body and brain, Our Dietitian team can help

Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to:
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!
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Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more! 

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌

Our Dietitian team can help in so many ways it could surprise you! ✅

Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more!

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌
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This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health. 

Struggling with your diet? Could it be affecting you in more ways than one? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today 
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Mind, Body and Brain 🍉

This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health.

Struggling with your diet? Could it be affecting you in more ways than one? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today
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And we’re in! 🎉

Baringa Sports & Spinal has officially moved into its new site and we couldn’t be more excited! 

With quality Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Remedial Massage services on offer the Baringa Sports & Spinal team is here for YOU. 

Book in with our team today 👉 Head to our bio

And we’re in! 🎉

Baringa Sports & Spinal has officially moved into its new site and we couldn’t be more excited!

With quality Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Remedial Massage services on offer the Baringa Sports & Spinal team is here for YOU.

Book in with our team today 👉 Head to our bio
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World Health Day - ‘My Health, My Right’ 

That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today. 

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World Health Day - ‘My Health, My Right’

That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today.

👉 Head to our Bio
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