SPORTS & SPINAL

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay

Unit 3, 385 Oxley DriveRunaway Bay QLD 4216

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Sports & Spinal Runaway Bay (formally AFIA Physiotherapy) is located on the northern end of the Gold Coast in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Conveniently located near: Biggera WatersLabradorSouthportParadise PointArundel and Helensvale.

Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage, Women’s Health, PilatesExercise Physiology, Dietetics and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal team uses the latest evidence-based treatments to 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.

Our team will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and treatment from start to finish. Our clinicians will work with YOU to facilitate your complete recovery.

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

Whether you are looking to recover from an injury or recent surgery or are suffering from general aches and pains, our multi-disciplinary team will help you to get back to doing what you love most!

services & FACILITIES

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

OUR TEAM

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Nathan Smarrelli

Physiotherapist

Nathan completed a bachelor of Exercise Science at LaTrobe University in Melbourne before moving to the Gold Coast to complete a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University. Nathan has an interest in sporting injuries, having worked with various elite level athletes during internships with Stanford University and Carlton AFLW.

Nathan also enjoys helping patients experiencing chronic pain return to their valued activities through treatment that focus on the individual as a whole. Nathan’s favourite way to continue learning is through podcasts, reading and professional development courses to ensure patient care utilises up to date and evidence-based information. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys running down by the beach, socialising with friends and keeping up with the NBA.

Nathan is available for physiotherapy consults at Runaway Bay and Robina Sports & Spinal.

Caio Fernandes de Campos

Remedial Massage Therapist

Caio graduated as a Physiotherapist in his home country of Brazil and he has a lot of experience with sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Caio moved to Australia in 2016 and studied remedial massage using his background in physiotherapy to give people better results during their massage treatments. He chose to live permanently on the Gold Coast due to the weather and lifestyle and Caio loves to practice water exercises such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving so it was an easy decision.

Caio is passionate about improving the quality of life. Caio’s love of sports and overcoming past injuries himself enables him to understand the importance and power that is to live in full good health.

He is always open and willing to deeply investigate patients’ issues and is always looking forward to providing the best treatment for each individual. Caio understands that everyone is unique and requires special individual care and solution.

Caio has special interests in and can assist you with Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, and Joint Mobilization Techniques.

Caio is available for remedial massage appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach, and Robina clinics.

Marina Melnikoff

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Marina has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with first-class honours. She has since gained knowledge and experience in a range of areas for musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ treatment and dry needling.

Over the years, Marina has also pursued post-graduate courses in Women’s and pelvic health. She can treat a range of conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post-natal treatment, pessary fitting, pelvic pain syndromes, and pelvic girdle pain.

Marina has an extensive background in different sporting fields such as gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit. She believes in helping people stick with the training they enjoy and educating them on effective injury prevention strategies. She enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including spending time by the beach, diving, and running with her energetic Border Collie.

Marina is available for General Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Lucy Taylor

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland, where she also conducted research alongside a world-renowned Physiotherapist. Lucy is passionate about delivering holistic patient-centred care and establishing individualised rehabilitation programs so that you can achieve your goals and return to the things you enjoy in life sooner. Lucy is devoted to continuously expanding her skill set and knowledge so that she can provide superior treatment to every patient.

Lucy can assist with questions and concerns related to pre and post-natal incontinence, pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxing, endometriosis, menopause, pelvic pain conditions and other bladder and bowel dysfunctions. She has also completed advanced training in pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, birth choices and pessary fitting. She is very passionate about delivering you the latest research-based treatment and empowering you with the knowledge and exercises to achieve your goals.

Lucy is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach and Runaway Bay clinics.

Claire Buttner

Physiotherapist

Claire graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science prior. Claire was awarded Dux of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and her Physiotherapy Cohort during her postgraduate studies.

Claire has presented research at the 2023 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference and completed an internship in the United States at Stanford University during her Physiotherapy degree. She also has a background in Strength and Conditioning, having worked with athletes involved in American Football and Rugby, AFL, Soccer, Rowing, Athletics, Swimming and Basketball.

Claire is passionate about helping people maximise their quality of life through focus on rehabilitation, movement and education. Outside of work, Claire enjoys staying active through time spent at the beach or hiking in nature, as well as going for runs.

Claire is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, in 2015. Since graduating, Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Naomi Gould

Dietitian

Naomi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. With a strong focus on realistic and sustainable strategies, Naomi is passionate about supporting clients in improving their health for the long term. Practising in a weight-inclusive manner Naomi encourages people from all walks of life to feel welcome and confident in seeking out nutrition care. Naomi understands that each client has different needs and values and provides an individualised approach.

Naomi is a generalist Dietitian and can provide support in a variety of areas including but not limited to Chronic Disease Management, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Diabetes, IBS, PCOS, Coeliacs Disease, nutritional deficiencies, mindful eating, and improving energy and sleep.

In her spare time, you can find Naomi getting lost in a book, surfing, or trying out a new restaurant.

Naomi is available for Dietitian appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach and Robina locations.

Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly isn’t far away and that means we’ll have quality allied health services coming to the Indooroopilly community! 

Our services will include: 
➡️ Physiotherapy 
➡️ Exercise Physiology 
➡️ Remedial Massage 
➡️ Dietetics 
➡️ Classes 

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly, the countdown is on!

Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly isn’t far away and that means we’ll have quality allied health services coming to the Indooroopilly community!

Our services will include:
➡️ Physiotherapy
➡️ Exercise Physiology
➡️ Remedial Massage
➡️ Dietetics
➡️ Classes

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly, the countdown is on!
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Sports & Spinal Noosa isn’t far away!

We’re so excited to be going on this journey and we can’t wait to work alongside this wonderful Noosa community and continue to help you achieve your goals! 

Our services will include: 
✅ Physiotherapy 
✅ Exercise Physiology 
✅ Remedial Massage 
✅ Women’s Health 
✅ Mens’s Health 
✅ Classes 

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Noosa, the countdown is on!

Sports & Spinal Noosa isn’t far away!

We’re so excited to be going on this journey and we can’t wait to work alongside this wonderful Noosa community and continue to help you achieve your goals!

Our services will include:
✅ Physiotherapy
✅ Exercise Physiology
✅ Remedial Massage
✅ Women’s Health
✅ Mens’s Health
✅ Classes

We cannot wait to bring you Sports & Spinal Noosa, the countdown is on!
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It's Diabetes Week 🩸

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Over time high glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in long term health complications including heart, kidney, eye and foot damage. 

Currently 1 in 20 Australians are living with some form of Diabetes with Type 2 being preventable or delayed in up to 58% of cases. 

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help. Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian team can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes. 

Head to our bio to learn more on how our team can help you today 👇https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/

It`s Diabetes Week 🩸

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Over time high glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in long term health complications including heart, kidney, eye and foot damage.

Currently 1 in 20 Australians are living with some form of Diabetes with Type 2 being preventable or delayed in up to 58% of cases.

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help. Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian team can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes.

Head to our bio to learn more on how our team can help you today 👇https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/
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This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.
 
Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.
 
Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:
 
Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.
 
This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).
 
We can't wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.
 
Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!

This year, Sports & Spinal Group have partnered with @travis_schultz_partners to present our 2024 annual conference ‘Behind the Clinic Door’.

Held at the iconic Peppers Resort in Noosa, this year’s edition is bringing together industry-leading experts in musculoskeletal pain management for a day of education, hands on workshops and unique networking opportunities.

Hosted by GP & Pain Specialist, Dr Rob Park we are thrilled to have an expert panel of presenters joining us including:

Dr Stephen Byrne | Neurosurgeon
Dr Peter Georgius | Pain Physician
Dr Ingrid Hutton | Rheumatologist
Travis Schultz | Accredited Specialist – Personal Injury Law
Dr Paul Frank | Pain Physician
Dr Mark Robinson | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Danielle McCarthy | Clinical Psychologist
Dr Charlie Dick | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Mark Wilson | Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr Daevyd Rodda | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Matthew Dwyer / Specialist GP
+ MORE!

‘Behind the Clinic Door’ is generously supported by Resolve Pain, Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery, Balance Orthopaedics, Alpha Sport, Orthopaedics Queensland, Pain Rehab and Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group.

This conference qualifies for RACGP 6 hours (EA) and 2 hours (RP).

We can`t wait for the day and are excited to have the opportunity to bring together some of the best minds on the Sunshine Coast for what will be an outstanding event.

Take a look at a recap from last year’s event below!
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📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly. 

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

Watch this space as we set to open on August 1st!

📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

We are proud to announce that we are launching our new site, Sports & Spinal Indooroopilly! Our St Lucia site is relocating to a bigger and better space, located in the heart of Indooroopilly.

Offering Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

We cannot wait to launch and begin providing quality allied health services to the Indooroopilly community and surrounds.

Watch this space as we set to open on August 1st!
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World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’. 

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help. 

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you. 

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!

World Massage Day 💆‍♀️

Today is the BEST reason for you to book that massage you have been wanting but ‘never have the time for’ or ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get around to booking it’.

Remedial massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury and leave you feeling relaxed.

Our massage therapists tailor your massages to your needs whether you like it remedial or prefer a relaxing massage, our team can help.

PLUS, our massage therapists are trained to assist in sports, pregnancy, injury, lymphatic massage and more so whatever you’re experiencing of need help with our Massage team can assist you.

Head to our bio to book with your local Sports & Spinal Massage therapist today!
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📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉 

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa! 

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women's and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we're here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉

We are thrilled to announce that we are merging with Physio Noosa to create Sports & Spinal Noosa!

🙌 Offering Physiotherapy, Women`s and Men’s Health and Exercise Physiology services under one roof, we`re here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!
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