Psychology @ Robina Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio Robina is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us on the 3rd floor of the HQ Building (Corner of Riverwalk & Laver Drive) at 36/58 Riverwalk Avenue, with convenient car parking right out the front. The clinic is a 2-minute drive from the town centre and conveniently located near Merrimac, Mudgeeraba, Varsity Lakes, Reedy Creek, Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Waters, Tallai, Worongary and Carrara.

We believe that a strong relationship between client and therapist is the foundation through which a client will progress towards their therapeutic and life goals.  Psychology @ Sports & Spinal offer a range of flexible service delivery options to suit your needs.

Robina Sports & Spinal clinic 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 Robina practice is popular for Psychology as well as Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Remedial Massage, Podiatry and Dietetics.

Booking can be made online or contacting our clinic directly, we do not require a referral from your GP to get booked in however to see our clinical psychologist under the Mental Health Care Plan by Medicare you will need to see your GP, the process starts with your GP preparing a Mental Health Care Plan which you then bring to your first appointment. A Mental Health Care Plan is not required to receive a rebate from your private health fund.

Meet the team @ Robina

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Joanna Sterling

Psychologist

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland. She is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Heath Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Joanna enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan and has experience practising in a range of settings including schools, community health organisations, sporting clubs/teams and in private practice. She has also previously assisted with research into Whiplash Associated Disorders and is an author on several journal articles in this area.

Joanna is a warm and empathetic practitioner who uses an eclectic approach to work towards the goals of her clients. She draws on a range of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Areas of special interest for Joanna include:

  • Developing and supporting healthy lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Supporting recovery from injury
  • Managing chronic health conditions including chronic pain and digestive issues (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Working with athletes to assist with performing at the highest level whilst also maintaining mental wellbeing

Joanna is currently available for telehealth appointments through the Broadbeach and Robina clinics. She is able to see clients under a range of referral types including Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS, Work Cover and private health.

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Robina Sports & Spinal can be found at HQ Building (Corner of Riverwalk & Laver Drive) at 36/58 Riverwalk Avenue Robina QLD 4226

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Finding Robina Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

To find the HQ Building, from the Pacific Motorway M1, take exit 82. Turn onto Robina Parkway and continue towards Robina Shopping Centre. At the first roundabout turn left (onto Laver Drive) and you will see the HQ @ Robina building on your right.

Robina parking is available at the front of the building in the ‘visitor’ car parks. If these are full, we have 2 spaces available on basement level 1. To access the basement level car parks you will need to turn left out of the car park and do a U-turn at the roundabout, followed by a U-turn at the next roundabout, then turn left into Riverwalk Avenue, and the entrance to the Basement car park is on your right. As you enter the Basement car park turn left and we have 2 designated car parking spaces, which are numbered 36.

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