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Pilates @ Sports & Spinal Redcliffe

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 Redcliffe Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf. Bookings are essential for our 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 Redcliffe practice is popular for PhysiotherapyRemedial Massage,DieteticsPilatesPodiatryPsychology Exercise Physiology.

Meet the team @ Redcliffe

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Harris Johnston

General Physiotherapy

Harris graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy along with a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University. He loves working collectively with patients to assist in achieving their goals and to relieve their pain through various treatment modalities. Whether it be in the treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pools, gym or CSM (Clinical Pilates) classes. Harris also enjoys implementing rehabilitation programs and preventative strategies to reduce the risk of re-injury.

Outside of work, Harris maintains an active lifestyle through mountain trail hikes, going to the gym and enjoys his days off at the beach with friends

Harris is available for appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that take into consideration each patients goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has a passion for postoperative patients rehabilitation as well as return to sport athletes at all levels.

Zac also holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has been working in the strength and conditioning industry for the past 3 years. During his time off he likes to spend time rock climbing, playing tennis or riding his motorbike.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes location.

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Cara Niven

General Physiotherapist

Cara completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. She gained experience in many areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, women’s health, children’s orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and community-based neurological rehabilitation.

Cara decided she wanted a career in physiotherapy at a very young age. As an avid soccer player, her interest was sparked by the care and support she herself received from physiotherapists for injuries she sustained on the soccer field.  Cara understands what it’s like to have an injury and knows how it can affect an individual physically, socially and emotionally. Therefore, you can be reassured that she will have your best interests at the forefront of her care. Together you will smash goals and return to what you love doing.

Outside of work, you can find Cara playing sport, shopping and sipping on coffee with her friends.

You can find Cara at the Redcliffe clinic.

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Montana Waddington

Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st Class Honours. Having completed her Physiotherapy degree, she went on to work in private sports and musculoskeletal practice. It was there that she further developed her knowledge and application of manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques. She also completed courses in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture and conducted regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana has recently returned from working in the UK where she gained invaluable experience in a private hospital and in private practice in central London. On the orthopaedic ward, Montana fostered her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols and developed key relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons.

Her most recent role was in the boutique health and fitness space combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. She taught group classes and quickly established herself a leading Pilates Clinician in the heart of London. Montana helped her previous company develop pre and postnatal care pathways and is always looking to extend her knowledge in this space. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the quality of training she received overseas.

Being a keen runner, gym-goer, and cook, Montana loves promoting a healthy (but balanced) lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, and utilising the talented team here at Sports and Spinal to help her clients achieve their goals.

Montana is available for appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinic.

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Recliffe Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf

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