Pilates @ Springfield Sports & Spinal

Clinical Pilates is now referred to as Core, Strength and Mobility Classes Studio or Mat to keep in line with recent changes to Private Health Insurance.
Sports & Spinal’s Clinical Pilates classes are based on seven key principles: Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Flow and Efficiency of Movement and Flexibility.

Benefits of our classes are Improved Core Strength & Posture, Increased Flexibility & Muscular Strength, Injury Prevention, Injury Rehabilitation, Restoring Regular Movement, Improved Breathing Control, Enhanced Muscular Control & Co-Ordination, Improved Fitness Levels & Balance, Pre & Post-Natal Exercises.

Safe, dynamic stability programs, with small group participants of 4 people in a session. The class runs for 60 minutes and is ran by University Qualified instructors (Either Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist). The intimate classes mean that you form a relationship with your Pilates Instructor who will know your body and what you need.

Our classes are ideal for injury rehabilitation and prevention, pre and postnatal recovery and are individually tailored rehab programs based on goals and initial assessment.

To begin our classes, you will need to have an initial assessment, with one of our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist, the clinician will conduct an initial assessment and design a program specific to your needs. After the initial assessment, the first 2 weeks are FREE! (Unlimited classes). Once the 2-week trial ends, Sports & Spinal have the flexibility to book sessions individually, in a pack of 10 or within a membership (3, 6 or 12 months & direct debit options available, speak to reception to find out more)

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes sessions are claimable on Private Health Insurance.

Our Pilates classes are held within our Springfield Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at 22 A Commercial Drive. Bookings are essential for  Core, Strength & Mobility classes.

Classes are available Monday to Saturday. 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 Springfield clinic is a popular choice for Brisbane residents looking for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Podiatry  and Remedial Massage in the heart of Springfield.

Meet the Instructors @ Springfield

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Cielo Kelley

Musculoskeletal & Lower Limb

Cielo (pronounced “Shell-o”) graduated from the Australian Catholic University with first class honours. Her research focused on how people cope after rupturing their anterior cruciate ligament – a major stabilising ligament in the knee. Cielo is passionate about providing high-quality treatment by keeping up to date with the latest research and applying the evidence-based practice. In 2017, Cielo was invited to present her thesis at the national Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Sydney held at the International Convention Centre. Her research is currently submitted for publication as the leading author.

She has since undertaken multiple professional development courses to continue broadening her knowledge on treating sports-related injuries more specifically to the knee. Cielo has a keen interest in treating dance- and sports-related injuries having undertaken eight years of classical ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance. Cielo is passionate about using a holistic approach to help people get back on their feet and achieve their goals whether it is to improve daily function, return to recreational or competitive sports and or optimise general health and well-being.

Cielo is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield location.

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Laura Howden

General Physiotherapy

Originally from Canada, Laura travelled to Australia to complete her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. With an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, the study of human movement, Laura has a thorough understanding of how the human body functions.

Laura has worked in private practice for several years and is experienced in treating a wide range of acute and chronic injuries.  She has a strong interest in injury rehabilitation and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their goals. She is committed to providing a high level of care using evidence-based practise and offers a well-rounded treatment approach through the combination of hands-on therapy and exercise prescription. She is an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor and is able to use Pilates as an adjunct treatment to help manage and prevent injury, enhance mobility and athletic performance, and promote the maintenance of activity and health.

Laura’s areas of special interest include orthopaedics, sports injuries, and workplace rehabilitation. When not treating, Laura enjoys photography, hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors.

Laura is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield location.

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Damien Howell

General Physiotherapy

Damien completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University with High Distinctions in all his Clinical Placements. Damien had a successful career in the Queensland Police Service as a Constable, however, his true passion is within Physiotherapy where he can help his patients overcome injuries and achieve their goals.

Damien has extensive experience as a Sports Trainer, where he provided treatment to high-level football teams in the NPL and QPL competitions as well as for QLD during National Competition Tours.

With a background in Rugby League, Track Cycling and Ironman, Damien has developed a keen interest in providing care for all musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, post-surgery rehab and helping patients maximise their functional ability in everyday life. Damien incorporates a holistic approach in his treatments, combining client-specific strategies, strengthening and hands-on techniques to gain the best results for his patients.

Damien is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba and Springfield locations.

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Georgia White

Exercise Physiologist

Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Distinction) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Although Georgia is passionate in all fields of exercise physiology, she has a special interest for neurological and oncology conditions, especially in the paediatric age bracket. She finds it immensely rewarding to help people manage their overall health, see her clients achieve their goals and ultimately reach a stage of independence.

Outside of the clinic, Georgia loves to have a boogie at her favourite bands’ concerts, socialise with her family and friends, play the piano, keep fit and healthy at the gym and most importantly Netflix and chill.

Georgia is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield and Woolloongabba locations.

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Springfield Sports & Spinal can be found at 22A Commercial Dr, Springfield QLD 4300

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There is plenty of parking space conveniently situated outside our clinic at the end of the driveway just off Commercial Drive.

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