Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal

Sports and Spinal Sippy Downs is located at 9 Ochre Way, the Sippy Downs Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Centre is situated perfectly just minutes from Chancellor Park, and as our practice is located inside the new Ochre Health Medical Centre, you’ll find all your health services in one place.

The clinic features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available, with EFTPOS and credit card facilities for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, our Sippy Downs clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics and Remedial Massage in Sippy Downs.

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Meet the team @ Sippy Downs

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Andrew Duff

Lower Limb & Sport Injuries

Andrew Duff has been working with both a national level and international athletes since graduating in NZ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009.
Throughout this time he has worked with NZ Youth Olympic, Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes, including being part of a successful gold medal Paralympic campaign in 2010, Sochi 2014, and most recently South Korea in 2018.
Andrew enjoys working with and supporting his patients to achieve their goals, applying his extensive knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury prevention to fully rehabilitate your injuries and develop and strengthen performance in your selected area.

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Bethany Butler

Hand Therapy

Bethany Butler is a physiotherapist with a special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. She is in the process of completing further study to become an Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) through the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover full hand and arm function back after injury.

After completing her physiotherapy degree in Brisbane at the Australian Catholic University, Bethany moved up to the Sunshine Coast and has continually been working within the private physiotherapy clinic treating all areas of the body. She developed an early love for exercise and movement for treating illness 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, whether that be by adapting & adjusting psychology or lifestyle factors, providing education on managing persistent pain, optimising movement patterns and treating complex injuries. She values building long-term relationships with patients, doctors, specialists and other medical professionals; working cohesively together to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend time writing music, surfing & living an active lifestyle outdoors – enjoying the best of the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

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Cielo Kelley

Musculoskeletal & Lower Limb

Cielo (pronounced “Shell-o”) graduated from the Australian Catholic University with first class honours. Her research focused on how people cope after rupturing their anterior cruciate ligament – a major stabilising ligament in the knee. Cielo is passionate about providing high-quality treatment by keeping up to date with the latest research and applying evidence-based practice. In 2017, Cielo was invited to present her thesis at the national Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Sydney held at the International Convention Centre. Her research is currently submitted for publication as the leading author.

She has since undertaken multiple professional development courses to continue broadening her knowledge on treating sports-related injuries more specifically to the knee. Cielo has a keen interest in treating dance- and sports-related injuries having undertaken eight years of classical ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance. Cielo is passionate about using a holistic approach to help people get back on their feet and achieve their goals whether it is to improve daily function, return to recreational or competitive sports and or optimise general health and well-being.

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Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist
Alannah completed her Master of Physiotherapy studies in Canberra before moving to Harvey Bay to work in private practice. Allannah has a background in sports and exercise science and has competed several professional development courses, including Pilates matwork and APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 and 2. Alannah is always open to further expand her knowledge and experience and will be looking to undertake more courses in the near future. Alannnah has previously worked with rugby union and soccer teams in Canberra, but also enjoys all things running and swimming.

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Brad Staer

Lower Back Rehab

Since graduating from James Cook University in 2010 Brad has gained extensive experience working in gym, private practice and sports team settings. He has worked in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and more recently the Sunshine Coast. Brad is passionate about Physiotherapy and loves helping people, always striving for the best outcomes for his patients.

Brad is greatly interested in all areas of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a particular interest in acute, chronic and adolescent knees, sports injuries, chronic pain and spinal rehabilitation. He has undertaken further training in all of these fields, in addition to Dry Needling and Pilates.

Brad has a keen interest in sport and fitness in general, but has a great passion for football (aka soccer) and currently plays in the local Sunshine Coast competition. He also enjoys long distance running and in his spare time enjoys travelling, reading, live music, watching movies and spending time with close friends and family.

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Candice Lamb

Women’s Health

Candice graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and has been working with Sports and Spinal since 2014. Since graduation, Candice has undertaken further study in the field of Women’s Health and Continence, and is this year beginning her Masters Degree in this specialised area through Curtin University, WA. Candice enjoys treating women of all ages, and is incredibly passionate about educating and empowering women to better understand and manage their conditions. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions including pelvic pain, prolapse, incontinence and constipation, as well as pre and post natal conditions.

Candice also has a keen interest in strength and conditioning, functional movement and exercise based rehabilitation which stems from her background as a weightlifter and Crossfit coach.

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Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist
Alannah completed her Master of Physiotherapy studies in Canberra before moving to Harvey Bay to work in private practice. Allannah has a background in sports and exercise science and has competed several professional development courses, including Pilates matwork and APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 and 2. Alannah is always open to further expand her knowledge and experience and will be looking to undertake more courses in the near future. Alannnah has previously worked with rugby union and soccer teams in Canberra, but also enjoys all things running and swimming.

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Gemma Egan

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma has a strong belief that living an active healthy lifestyle improves both longevity and quality of life. She has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science and has gained an accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Gemma has developed a passion for spinal rehabilitation and improving quality of life for those suffering from lower back pain. She has also worked with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and osteoarthritis.

Gemma has a strong focus on prescribing programs that are individually tailored and that can be self-managed for future health and fitness.

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Annika Coyne

Exercise Physiologist

Annika is an enthusiastic Exercise Physiologist with a passion for Women’s Health. Annika has experience working with pelvic floor dysfunction, diastisis rectus abdominas, pre and post-natal, pelvic & lower back pain. She supports all women by educating them to better understand and manage their condition and restores physical function through exercise. Annika also has a special interest in musckuloskeletal rehabilitation. She is committed to delivering high quality Exercise Physiology, prescribing the best rehabilitation plans based on her clients’ goals. Annika’s love of sport and exercise is what drives her passion for health and well-being.  Annika believes that TODAY is always the right day to start.

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Tia Stankovic

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tia is a Qualified Remedial massage therapist with over 7 years experience with Deep tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point therapy. She also has experience in Pregnancy massage and enjoys treating expecting mums.

After studies, she had the privilege to work with Professional Cycling team in Europe.

She uses her communication abilities coupled with her experience to find out what the client wants and coordinates this into a professional treatment of each client to achieve their goals.

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Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honors degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in August 2013. She is also a qualified therapist in advanced Dry Needling.

Since qualifying Emily has worked as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist within Physiotherapy clinics in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved traveling overseas to training camps and European and World Triathlon events, helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition. Emily also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1.

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Sophie Crundall

Dietitian

Sophie is a longstanding member of the Sports and Spinal team. Joining us in 2012, Sophie worked on our administration team while she completed a bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sophie joins our clinical team at Sports and Spinal, adding another dimension to the already outstanding multidisciplinary team. With a passion for food and a healthy lifestyle, Sophie can help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals by providing individualised, evidence-based dietary advice. In collaboration with our Exercise Physiologists, Sophie will be an integral part of the Diabetes Health and New You Programs.

Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with family and friends, sharing her passion for food through cooking and baking and making the most of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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Sally Livock

Dietitian

Sally is a senior Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years’ experience as a Clinical Dietitian having worked in both the Public and Private sectors

She has extensive clinical experience having held the position as consultant dietitian at Noosa, Selangor and Sunshine Coast Private Hospitals and is currently consultant dietitian at The Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Sally has extensive experience in private practice having built a large private practice on the Sunshine Coast over the past 25 years. She has developed specialist skills in the management of Eating Disorders-working closely with CYHMS, EDOS and specialist teams, and Bariatrics –having worked as the dietitian in a large Bariatric practice for the past 15 years. Sally has also developed a client-centered counseling approach to the management of weight loss, diabetes, and chronic disease.

She has a passion for education and mentoring and her current role as Manager of the Teaching Clinic at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she provides teaching and supervision to final year dietetic students enables this to be realised.

Sally’s philosophy is empowering clients via education, coaching, and support to achieve their health goals.

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Tim Boyle

Podiatrist

Tim graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist in 2006. He has gained valuable experience over the last eight years working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic. Within this setting, Tim had the pleasure of working alongside medical & allied health professionals including Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists.

Tim enjoys a broad scope of podiatry including sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessments and recommendations, diabetic foot assessments and treatment of conditions of the toenails and skin.  Tim is particularly passionate about running biomechanics and footwear advice/prescription, a special interest that commenced through his strong interest in athletics and involvement in the footwear industry.

Over the years Tim has treated a number of senior and junior athletes from a range of different sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

Tim is a sports enthusiast himself having been involved in a number of sports from a young age competing at a state level in Athletics and Basketball.

“I see that working in a strong multi-disciplinary team ensure the best treatment and outcome for my patients”

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Kellie Palmer

Podiatrist

Kellie graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (Podiatry) in 2012 and has been working in general, private practice for over 4 years.

Kellie has a passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of the lower limb. Kellie feels injury recurrence and injury prevention is possible with appropriate footwear and orthotic therapy in some instances.

Over the years Kellie has also developed a keen interest in paediatric podiatry, involving herself with seminars and further research for her continuing development in this niche field.

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Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal can be found at 9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs QLD 4556

Parking @ Sippy Downs

There is plenty of parking located in the Ochre Health Medical Centre carpark off Ochre Way.

Servicing Areas

Chancellor Park