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Sippy Downs

Level 1, Inside the Ochre Building9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

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Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal is located in Sippy Downs in the Ochre Building, conveniently located near Chancellor Park, Harmony Estate, Palmview and Glenview.

We are located on level 1 inside the Ochre Health Building at 9 Ochre Way Sippy Downs.

Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal offers Physiotherapy, Women’s Health, PilatesPodiatryExercise PhysiologyDieteticsRemedial MassageGroup Gym, New You Classes and much more! We also have a fully equipped gym and Pilates studio.

The Sippy Downs 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.

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

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 (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Imogen Brew

Physiotherapist

From across the ditch in Aotearoa New Zealand, Imogen studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago graduating in 2022. She descends from Ngāti Porou, a Māori iwi from the East Coast of NZ, and has a keen interest in a holistic approach to health care based on the Māori health principles of family and healing through nature.

Imogen has been a ballet dancer since she was 3 years old. Ballet inspired her to become a physiotherapist and pursue a career to help others achieve the goals they set for themselves. She also enjoys playing netball and running.

Imogen is available for physiotherapy consults at Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal.

Mitchell Rose

Massage Therapist

Mitch has a Diploma in Remedial Massage. He has just joined us from Perth, where he worked in a large multidisciplinary clinic. He also had the opportunity to work providing sports massage for men and women’s elite sports teams such as Fremantle Dockers, Western Force, Perth Glory, and Perth Wildcats, as well as world-class women’s tennis players for the United Cup.

These two experiences have shaped him as a therapist to be comfortable treating and communicating with patients clinically who are referred by other practitioners, as well as being confident in treating a variety of athletes with varying needs.

Mitch’s ideal clients are people of any level who take their sport, fitness or health journey seriously. These are his own values towards life, work, sport, fitness and health, and he thrives on treating people with the same philosophy. His skills include but are not limited to deep tissue, trigger point therapy, relaxation, sports massage and dry needling.

His main interests outside of work are his young family, his Border Collie and competing in various endurance sports.

Mitch is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist

Alannah graduated from the University of Canberra after completing a Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Exercise Science in 2012 and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015. Alannah has over 8 years’ experience working in Physiotherapy private practice, initially in small clinic in Hervey Bay before moving and settling into her current role at Sports & Spinal on the Sunshine Coast. She has completed further training via Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 & 2 course and Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1 & 2.

Alannah is happy to see and treat an array of musculoskeletal injuries, but does have a keen interest in shoulder/hip/knee/ankle joint pain, tendinopathies and youth injuries. She is keen to promote general physical activity that is meaningful to the individual, and sees the benefits of utilising strength and conditioning programs and principles as part of her treatment plans. Alannah enjoys running several of our Aquatic Exercise and Core Strength and Mobility (Pilates) classes at Sippy Downs.

On a personal note, Alannah is kept busy outside of work with her 2 young children. In her spare time, you will likely find her at Parkrun on a Saturday morning, getting sweaty at CrossFit and/or attempting to develop her sewing skills.

Alannah is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

 

Mitch Esdale

Musculoskeletal, Spine & Knee, Lower Limb & Spine Physiotherapist

Mitch graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University in 2013. Since then he has worked across a number of reputable private practices in Brisbane, London and the Sunshine Coast. Mitch has over 10 years experience working within musculoskeletal and sporting private practices, including extensive experience with complex knee conditions.

Mitch has also worked with a number of professional and semi-professional rugby, soccer and netball teams. Mitch enjoys helping patients to understand their conditions and utilising best evidence based practice to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Outside of work, Mitch keeps busy enjoying social soccer, running and playing with his two young children.

Mitch is available for physiotherapy consults at our Sippy Downs practice.

Bethany Butler

Hand Therapy

Bethany Butler is a physiotherapist with special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. She has now completed her studies to become an Accredited Hand Therapist, a post-graduate specialization recognized by AHPRA.

She started the “The Hand Therapy Clinic” within Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy at her clinic in Sippy Downs and has been training her colleagues and new graduate staff in the optimal treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover their hand and arm function after injury/trauma/surgery. Early in her career, Bethany developed an early love for exercise rehabilitation and still integrates Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation into her treatment of the upper extremity.

Bethany loves to see people take control of their health in a holistic manner and values the multi-disciplinary team environment where she works. With interest in lifestyle medicine both personally & professionally, she is passionate about finding their best quality of life at all different stages. Building long-term professional relationships with patients, doctors, specialists and other medical professionals; allows her to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend her spare time surfing, gardening & enjoying time in nature and spending quality time with her family & friends.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Sophie Nall

Podiatrist

Sophie has completed her Bachelor in Podiatry degree at The Queensland University of Technology and recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. Through university she worked at The Athlete’s Foot and has extensive knowledge in footwear technologies and prescription for all sorts of activities including running, netball, football and gym specific footwear.

Sophie is passionate about multiple aspects of podiatry including sports injuries, dermatological care and paediatrics. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and curating individualised treatment plans to get patients back to what they love doing.

Outside of work she likes matcha, a good music playlist and keeps active by running, strength training and reformer classes.

Sophie is available for Podiatry consults at our Sippy Downs and Kawana clinics.

Jarrad Campbell

Physiotherapist

Jarrad graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2019. He has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and always strives to get the best outcomes for his patients. He is always open to further expanding his knowledge and expertise and will undertake further courses soon.

Having competed internationally in sprint kayaking, he knows the importance of looking after your body and the demands of training and competing well to prevent injuries.

Outside of physio, Jarrad enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing, travelling, living an active outdoors lifestyle and hanging out with friends.

Jarrad is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Steve Osborne

Physiotherapist

Steve trained in the UK qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002. Steve has completed post-graduate training in Acupuncture, Pilates, Watson Headache (Migraine) Treatment, Manipulative Therapy Techniques, Dry Needling, Myofascial Massage, and Vestibular (Dizziness) Rehabilitation. He has a special interest in falls prevention and enjoys working with older adults.

Steve initially worked in the UK national health system for six years and then moved back to his home country, New Zealand, to run his own clinic for 13 years. Steve has an extensive background in the health and fitness industry after gaining an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science in 1992 and he also worked as a fitness instructor for over 10 years in Auckland and London.

Steve believes in functional training and getting to the cause of your problems, leading to a longer lasting and more effective long-term result. Steve’s goal is to get you better than you were pre-injury/operation.

Outside of work, Steve is a keen photographer, enjoys fishing and mountain biking, and is kept busy by his three children.

Steve is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore and Sippy Downs clinics.

Ainslee O’Connell

Podiatry Partner - Sunshine Coast

Ainslee graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) and has been working in private practice since.

Ainslee completed her honours research in the biomechanical field with her paper ‘The effect of dynamic movement tasks on the restrictive properties of rigid strapping tape’, being presented at the 2019 Australian Podiatry Conference. With a passion for all things lower limb, Ainslee has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, biomechanics, injury prevention, and footwear prescription/advice. Outside of Podiatry, Ainslee is a keen netballer and enjoys all things sport-related.

Ainslee is available for Podiatry appointments at our Buderim and Sippy Downs clinics.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtain University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She worked for a number of years in hospitals across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. It was during these years that she developed a passion for Women’s Pelvic Health after her work across maternity wards and assisting women to recover after urogynaecological surgeries. She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health, including a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in antenatal and postnatal management, prolapse, poor bladder, and bowel control or incontinence, bladder and bowel pain, pelvic pain conditions such as painful intercourse, menstrual pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries. Emily is also a Pilates instructor and runs women’s health Pilates classes.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being, and empowerment, so they can lead the life they want to live without limitations.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, and Buderim locations.

Aidan Hermence

Physiotherapist

Aidan is a lifelong Sunshine Coast local and is familiar with the active and outdoor lifestyle that comes with the region.

Aidan has a passion for post-operative conditions. He has experience in both pre and post-rehab care and is dedicated to getting you back to what you love post-surgery. He is also interested in sports injuries. Aidan has participated in many sports including surf lifesaving, running, surfing, and CrossFit which gives him a unique perspective of the specific demands of different sports.

Aidan completes running assessments with the assistance of video analysis to help you return to running sooner. He also utilizes our gym space to demonstrate and correct exercise programs.

Aidan is available for appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Anita Seymour

Exercise Physiologist

Anita is an exercise physiologist who graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Anita studied exercise physiology to combine her two passions of exercise and helping people.

Anita has a keen interest in living a healthy well-rounded lifestyle both physically and mentally, which she tries to recognize within each client’s session. Anita is motivated to help others achieve their goals in an individualised manner.

If not at work Anita can usually be found out with her dog at the beach, camping, or chasing waterfalls on hiking trails. She is also heavily involved in local touch rugby league competitions.

Anita is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Brooke Svensson

Exercise Physiologist

Brooke completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. With previous personal training experience, Brooke finds that her strengths are motivating and uplifting her clients to create a positive exercise environment. She prioritises good communication and collaboration, where she takes the time to understand her clients. This is so that the exercise prescription can be tailored to her client’s lifestyle and specific to their needs. She loves to see her clients achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Ultimately, Brooke wants to empower her clients through exercise and education to assist with independent living and an increased capacity to do every day and recreational activities.

She has a commitment to her learning and enjoys expanding her skills, where she completed her Cert IV in Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructing through Breathe Education. Her Pilates experience opens opportunity for her clients to select different modes of exercise to assist with their rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Brooke loves the gym and an active lifestyle, but also loves her down time at the beach.

Brooke is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at the Sippy Downs and Buderim Clinics.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

What’s an Exercise Physiologist did you ask? 

EPs are University-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions. They ensure that exercises are tailored to your individual health goals, needs and motivations. 

There is no better time to see a Sports & Spinal EP and get your very own exercise program and start kicking your health goals! Get in touch with our team today! 

👉 https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/exercise-physiology/

What’s an Exercise Physiologist did you ask?

EPs are University-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions. They ensure that exercises are tailored to your individual health goals, needs and motivations.

There is no better time to see a Sports & Spinal EP and get your very own exercise program and start kicking your health goals! Get in touch with our team today!

👉 https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/exercise-physiology/
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Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs. 

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!

Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs.

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!
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Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice 

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology
 
For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️

Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology

For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️
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It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right. 

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!

It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right.

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide! 

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives. 

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide!

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!
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Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology! 

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting 
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment 
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!

Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology!

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!
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Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health? 

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods. 

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!

Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health?

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods.

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!
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Heart Week ❤️

All this week we focus on our heart health! It’s the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about your own heart health and take positive steps towards reducing your risk of heart disease. 

To learn more - head to our bio!

Heart Week ❤️

All this week we focus on our heart health! It’s the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about your own heart health and take positive steps towards reducing your risk of heart disease.

To learn more - head to our bio!
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