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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Joanna Szczodry

Neurological & Headache

Joanna graduated her Master’s Degree in Neurological Rehabilitation in Poland in 2011 and since than she treated patients across three continents: in Europe, Canada, and finally in Australia.  Joanna has over 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist in hospital, neurological clinic and in aged care. She enjoys working with NDIS and neurological patients and has vast experience in rehabilitation. Joanna completed Watson Headache Approach in 2018 and since than she helped many patients with migraines and headaches. She continues pursuing her passion and will be participating in Level 2 Watson next year.

Joanna’s skills are targeted to aid in pain relief and return to function but also she puts great emphasis on injury prevention.

Joanna has a holistic approach to her patients and by keeping her skills up to date and using evidence-based practice she gives patients the best chance to achieve their goals.

In her spare time, Joanna enjoys discovering Australia with her husband. She loves horse-riding, hiking and sightseeing and this year she wants to try kitesurfing!

Joanna is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Northlakes practice.

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Erica Werner

General Physiotherapy

Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. She enjoys working with patients to relieve their pain as well as implement preventative strategies to help reduce the chance of re-injury. Erica is passionate about helping patients return to their optimal function whether that’s back to sport, work or chosen hobby. She enjoys working together with patients towards achieving their goals in a variety of settings including in treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool and CSM (Clinical Pilates) classes.
Outside of work, Erica is an active person who loves group gym classes, taking her dog for walks and spending time in the kitchen.

Erica is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Northlakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Haleh Faham

Women's Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Haleh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since been working in private practice as well as the hospital and community aged care settings. She has a special interest and training in Women’s Health and incontinence physiotherapy and helps women better understand and manage their conditions. She continues to have a keen interest in developing her knowledge and skills to enhance her treatment approach.

Haleh enjoys helping patients through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Her true satisfaction is having a positive impact on a person’s overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest.

Outside work, Haleh loves hiking, swimming, playing keyboard and oil painting

Haleh is also fluent in Persian.

Haleh is available for appointments at our Woollongabba  and Chermside location.

 

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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 establishing 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 or Redcliffe clinics.

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Chris Gill

General Physiotherapy

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. He enjoys working together with clients to create healthy sustainable strategies to help client’s overcome pain & enhance their functional capacity. To that end, Chris’ primary focus is aiding the return of a client’s optimum function within their daily lives be that at home, work, or in social settings.

Outside work Chris is a keen lover of all things food and travel, feel free to share any great food/travel tips of your own!

Chris is available for appointments at our Northlakes and Redcliffe locations.

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

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