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Podiatry at Sports & Spinal provides all Podiatry care services with an emphasis on Exercise, Sports and Running Rehabilitation of the feet and lower limbs.

The clear advantage for seeing us is that we work every and all day within Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy and Allied health clinics, alongside other similar minded musculoskeletal practitioners. This optimises our skills, knowledge, continual education and collaboration to provide you with highest quality rehabilitation care like very few others can.

Our expert Podiatrists are highly skilled in the identification, diagnoses and rehabilitation of common foot and lower limb injuries. If you are suffering with pain or problems with your feet, ankles and lower legs, our fully qualified podiatrists are dedicated to working with you to address your goals, relieve pain, regain mobility and effectively treat your foot problems.

Podiatry at Sports & Spinal focuses on understanding your clinical and lifestyle needs to develop a comprehensive, practical and individualised treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, you are empowered to develop self-management strategies that are targeted towards maximising the benefit of treatment over the long term.

Whether you are looking to prevent an ongoing injury, restore function, improve mobility, or general podiatry treatment, Podiatry at Sports & Spinal can offer you the best advice and treatment to get you back to your full potential.

Our Podiatry services include:

General Foot Care, Sports Injuries, Running Injuries, Foot and Lower Limb Injuries, Heel Pain/Heel spurs, Footwear Advice, Video Gait Analysis, Running/Sports Orthotics, Work and Casual Orthotics, Paediatric Conditions, Diabetic Foot Care, Ingrown Toenail Management, Warts/Verrucas, Diabetic Care, Children’s Foot Care, Shockwave Therapy and Nail Laser Therapy, .

Who we are

Podiatry at Sports & Spinal is a standalone Podiatry business that operates within the Sports & Spinal group. We pride ourselves on providing premium, high-quality patient care, in particular in the area of Exercise, Sports and Running Podiatry. We have evolved into a team of 12+ Podiatrists that cover Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Tim Boyle and Aleks Baruksopulo are the Podiatry managing partners who combine for 30+ years of experience working within Sports and Allied health clinics.

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For enquires about our Podiatry business or potential employment opportunities please contact:

Tim Boyle – Podiatry Managing Partner

E: [email protected]

Alternatively, you can apply for current position on our ‘Join the team’ page.

We believe in understanding the whole picture and background, taking the time to work through this and develop a full understanding is of the highest priority.

Your appointment will include:

  • A discovery phase includes history taking, understanding expectations, goals, current level of understanding, barriers and desired outcomes
  • Hands-on assessment and diagnosis
  • Functional assessment – depending on the presenting condition, biomechanical assessment involves thorough sport or activity specific testing and evaluation
  • Treatment
  • An improvement plan mapped out to get you to where you need to be

The plantar fascia is situated under the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. It attaches to both the heel and the toes.  During movement, the central part plays an important functional role by helping the arch lift during propulsion. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of plantar heel pain and 1 in 10 people may experience it in their lifetime.

A positive is that 90% of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis can be successfully treated without surgical intervention. At Sports and Spinal Podiatry, our approach is to work with you to create the best environment for reducing plantar heel pain levels and improving your quality of life as quickly as possible. It is common to start seeing reductions in discomfort levels within the first 2-3 weeks of treatment with our Podiatrists. It is also common to be able to reduce overall pain levels to a very manageable level over a 3-to-6-month period. In some cases, even sooner.

We conduct a thorough screening during your initial consultation, so we are able to give you and your GP valuable information about your foot health status. This screening also allows us to appropriately educate you about looking after your feet and overall health.

More specifically our diabetic foot assessments include:

A Vascular Study:

We use both a Doppler Study and an Ankle Brachial Index test to give you valuable information in regard to the risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease.

By combining information from both tests gives us vital information to give an accurate account of your vascular status with the ability to track this species over time.

Dermatological Observation:

Checking for obvious signs of deterioration and high-risk areas. Recommendations to address these areas are made directly to you (e.g. diabetic friendly footwear, soft pressure offloading orthoses) including setting regular podiatry treatments as required to maintain their feet.

Peripheral Nerve Testing:

Conducted using a monofilament and tuning fork. This allows us to detect any early signs of peripheral nerve deterioration and set a baseline for future assessments. If current or future deterioration is detected, then we pass this information onto your GP for possible further investigation into diabetic status.

Musculoskeletal & Physical Activity Assessment:

We are identifying any potential physical weaknesses and then educating you about how to improve these. This may include giving strength and conditioning exercises that not only help prevent stubborn overuse injuries but also help promote blood flow to the peripherals. An overall discussion about how regular exercise is important for helping regulate blood sugar and overall health is usually incorporated into this assessment.

Footwear Assessment:

Make sure your current footwear is not placing you at risk from complications from friction or pressure. Appropriate recommendations are made about which footwear is best for casual, work and exercise wear. The correct footwear can also make a difference in helping prevent overuse injuries, especially for those beginning an exercise regime to help lose weight.

For those who have diabetes, it is essential to have regular visits with a Podiatrist, to ensure mobility and prevention of long term foot complications.

Sever’s disease is an acute injury to the growth plate at the back of the heel which is most common in young athletes. It is most common between the ages of 10-12.

In children, there is a growth plate located where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. During periods of rapid growth, the calf muscle and Achilles tendon become tighter causing excessive forces through the growth plate. Forcible and repeated contraction of the calf muscle can injure the growth plate causing pain.

Symptoms:

  • Pain where the Achilles inserts into the heel pain
  • Pain increases during exercise
  • Tender through the back of the heel and may be some localised swelling

Causes:

  • Tightness/Weakness through the calf complex
  • Foot biomechanics
  • Overtraining
  • Playing sport on hard surfaces
  • Inadequate footwear

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity Modification
  • Icing
  • Foot Tapping
  • Padding
  • Heel Raises
  • Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Calf/Achilles Stretching and Strengthening
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotic Therapy

Morton’s Neuroma is typically described as a compression of the nerve that runs in between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.  Due to compression, this can cause scar tissue to form and an enlargement of the intermetatarsal nerve. A Morton’s Neuroma usually occurs in an unstable foot type and/or wearing tight-fitting footwear for extended periods of time.

An unstable foot type has the effect of causing instability in the forefoot, this instability increases the movement of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal and as a result, causes the irritation and impingement of the nerve.

Wearing tight-fitting footwear causes a squeezing effect through the forefoot and therefore impingement of the nerve through compression forces.

The pain is generalised through the ball of the foot and can be described as a shooting/burning pain, which worsens while weight-bearing and wearing tight-fitting footwear.  Pain may radiate through the 3rd and 4th toes.  Pins and needles or sharp shooting pain may be experienced when the forefoot is squeezed together and pressure is applied to the foot.

Treatment May Include: 

Conservative Management Includes Icing, Massage, Foot Taping, Padding, Stretching, Foot Strengthening, Adequate Footwear, Footwear Modification or Function Foot Orthoses.

Injections of local anesthetic or cortisone may also be used by Sports Physicians to help relieve painful symptoms.

Our Podiatrists are equipped with the right tools and equipment to be able to take great care of your feet. We attend to Ingrown Nails, Curved Nails, Thicken Nails, Hard Nails, Fungal Infections, Cracked Heals, Callus/Corns, Plantar Warts, Bunions and more.

We offer a full range of foot care services to meet and exceed all of your foot health needs.

Ingrown toenails are toe nails that tend to grow inwards and dig into the flesh of the toe, causing redness, swelling and even infection when left untreated.

Ingrown toenails can be caused by incorrectly cutting toenail techniques and incorrect footwear.

Your podiatrist may have to perform a  partial toenail avulsion procedure, it is a safe and effective treatment that is performed by an experienced podiatrist under local anaesthesia. The aim of the procedure is to remove enough of the nail, generally without the toe being cut or stitched. Followed by the application of a chemical that prevents that small part of the nail from regrowing. Your toe will then be carefully dressed to assist with the healing and protect the surgery site from any infection.

Follow up appointments will be made with our Podiatrist until fully healed, however, the pain will ease within a few days.

Orthotics, more correctly termed here as Foot Orthoses, are shoe inserts that are placed into your footwear to assist rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries. These can be either non-custom or custom foot orthoses and both can play an important role in treatment depending on the condition, the amount of support that is required and the time frame you have been suffering from the condition.

Custom foot orthoses are prescribed from your specific biomechanical measurements and exact dimensions of your feet to assist in an overall treatment plan to alleviate long-standing foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain.

They are often best used alongside physical therapy to aid in deloading injured soft tissue structures so that they are better able to heal and recover. It is important to understand however they are not a magical cure, nor do they train your arches to set them higher despite some misleading information you may come across. Used as part of an overall treatment plan they can be a very valuable addition to getting you back to pain-free movement.

Custom foot orthoses may assist in helping treat the following conditions:

Plantar fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome, Achilles Tendinopathy, Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction, Peroneal Muscle Tendinopathies, Midfoot Arthritis, Painful Bunions, Big Toe Joint Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Morton’s Neuroma, Intermetatarsal Bursitis, Metatarsalgia, Diabetic Ulcers, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Shin Splints, Sever’s Disease and Persistent Calf Tears

At Sports & Spinal Podiatry we have the latest & highest quality foot orthoses technology. We take pride in ensuring your customised foot orthoses are designed and made to the highest quality using the latest materials & most accurate methods; such as 3D laser scanning technology and computer-aided design and manufacturing.

What is a Shockwave?
A shockwave is essentially a PRESSURE DISTURBANCE that propagates rapidly through a MEDIUM.

What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment in which a device is used to pass acoustic shockwaves through the skin to the affected area. It aims to improve pain, function, and quality of life in conjunction with other treatments.

Common conditions we treat with Shockwave?

  • Plantar Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • And More

How does it work?
It is trying to take affected soft tissue from a more chronic state to an acute state. Doing so provides a stimulus to a ‘stalled’ repair sequence.
The full details of how it does this are yet to be identified, but some of the effects are related to:

  • Mechanical Stimulation
  • Increased Local Blood Flow
  • Increase In Cellular Activity
  • Transient Analgesic Effect On Afferent Nerves
  • Break Down Calcific Deposits (primarily, but not exclusively in tendon)

When will you see the results?
This varies between individuals, but it is not uncommon to start feeling a reduction in pain levels after your first session. The benefit of a reduction in pain last for months. The actual tissue repair effects also continue in the months following. This combined with addressing all contributing factors, will ensure maximum positive outcomes.

How many sessions are required?
Most clinical research has used between 3 to 5 sessions, but up to 8 sessions may be needed in more stubborn cases.
The time between sessions is 4 to 7 days – Ideally no longer than two weeks.

Is it claimable on Private Health?
We use these codes to split the following charges to help you get a maximum rebate back if you have private health for Podiatry. Please check if you are unsure if you are covered.

Codes 014 or 012 – Standard consultation
Code 145 – Electrophysical Therapy

Session costs
Initial consultation (30min) – $145
Follow-up consultations (20/30min) – $115/$145

Is Shockwave Therapy all I need to do?
It is a beneficial adjunct to treatment, but it should not be used as a sole treatment. Working with your Podiatrist or Physiotherapist to address ALL the contributing factors is VITAL for overall success with your rehabilitation.

Why EMS Doloclast Shockwave Therapy?
Bench studies demonstrate that the DolorClast® Radial Shock Waves delivers up to 200% more energy density than competing devices at frequencies of 15 Hz and above and maximum pressure. This means three times more energy for better treatment outcomes.

Where?
Sports & Spinal Sippy Downs
9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs
Phone: (07) 5322 5644

Who?
Our Podiatrists at Sports & Spinal are experienced in treating the musculoskeletal condition of the feet and lower limbs. Through working alongside other allied health professionals, we are trained in looking at the whole picture and using the appropriate treatment modalities to help get you back to full function and beyond.

Nail Laser Therapy is only available at our Broadbeach clinic. Please click here for more information.

OUR TEAM

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Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa clinics.

Nicholas Roth

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Nicholas graduated from QUT in 2015. Nicholas has a particular interest in Sports Biomechanics, Paediatric Podiatry and complex caseloads. He is kind and passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals and using the motto “prevention is better than cure” to get there.

Nicholas previously worked in Far North Queensland and on the Sunshine Coast; he relocated to the Gold Coast in 2021 with his wonderful wife and daughter. Nicholas enjoys all things outdoors, and his favourite sport is soccer, where he has played interstate and overseas. On the weekends, he loves fishing, camping and visiting the beautiful beaches all along the Coast.

Nicholas is available for Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatry Managing Partner

Aleks exclusively sees Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise cases and has 16+ years of experience in this area with over 38,000 patient consultations performed over this time.

His main professional passion is helping patients of all ages recover from injury and get back to the regular physical activity they love doing.

He has a particular interest and niche in running injuries, including recently authoring a book (available on Amazon & in-clinic) called: The Runner’s Foot Guide – Feet, Shoes, Myths & Tips.

Other experience includes previously owning a running shoe store called ‘The Podiatry Shoe Lab’, completing the ‘Lv2 Athletics Australia Recreational Running Coach’ accreditation, being a previous Podiatry clinical supervisor at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast campus), previous Podiatrist to GPS (“jeeps”) Rugby Union club, North Devils Rugby League club, and the Brisbane Roar Soccer club.

He is a managing partner at ‘Podiatry at Sports & Spinal’ whose main aim is to help our Podiatrists excel in providing outstanding Sports, Exercise, Running, and Musculoskeletal Podiatry care.

Aleks is skilled in Sports, Exercise & Running Podiatry care, gait analysis, biomechanics, running shoe education, strength & conditioning, return to running planning, collaboration with medical professionals (GPs, Sports Physicians & Orthopaedic surgeons), EMS Shockwave Therapy and Class 4 Laser musculoskeletal treatments.

He has a Podiatry degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Queensland (UQ).

Aleks is available exclusively for Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatry Managing Partner

Aleks exclusively sees Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise cases and has 16+ years of experience in this area with over 38,000 patient consultations performed over this time.

His main professional passion is helping patients of all ages recover from injury and get back to the regular physical activity they love doing.

He has a particular interest and niche in running injuries, including recently authoring a book (available on Amazon & in-clinic) called: The Runner’s Foot Guide – Feet, Shoes, Myths & Tips.

Other experience includes previously owning a running shoe store called ‘The Podiatry Shoe Lab’, completing the ‘Lv2 Athletics Australia Recreational Running Coach’ accreditation, being a previous Podiatry clinical supervisor at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast campus), previous Podiatrist to GPS (“jeeps”) Rugby Union club, North Devils Rugby League club, and the Brisbane Roar Soccer club.

He is a managing partner at ‘Podiatry at Sports & Spinal’ whose main aim is to help our Podiatrists excel in providing outstanding Sports, Exercise, Running, and Musculoskeletal Podiatry care.

Aleks is skilled in Sports, Exercise & Running Podiatry care, gait analysis, biomechanics, running shoe education, strength & conditioning, return to running planning, collaboration with medical professionals (GPs, Sports Physicians & Orthopaedic surgeons), EMS Shockwave Therapy and Class 4 Laser musculoskeletal treatments.

He has a Podiatry degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Queensland (UQ).

Aleks is available exclusively for Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

Jayden Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Jayden graduated from Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, where he worked in private practice. Jayden is Gold Coast born and bred and has worked for Sports & Spinal on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Jayden is passionate about treating patients for all types of foot, ankle, calf, and shin pain, particularly bone and joint, soft tissue, and muscular pathologies. He has a strong interest in sports and musculoskeletal injury management and has been fortunate to work with the Gold Coast Suns AFL and ALFW teams.

Jayden has experience with diabetic assessment, orthotic prescription, footwear assessment and advice, paediatric management, general care, and nail surgeries.

Jayden’s priority is to enable people of all ages to maintain an active lifestyle and deliver tailored treatment solutions based on individual goals.

Jayden is available for Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina 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.

Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa clinics.

 

 

 

 

Raj Kumar

Podiatrist

Raj has been a sports fan all his life. He grew up playing soccer, but his main passion is rugby league. He proudly supports the Brisbane Broncos (they are his life!). He loves to solve problems and has a passion for treating patients of all ages and abilities. He graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Prior to podiatry, he graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Science from Queensland University of Technology. He gathered extensive knowledge and experience with footwear while working at The Athlete’s Foot for 9 years, working closely with world renowned brands.

The reason Raj became a Podiatrist was to help people achieve their goals and to treat lower limb injuries. His special interest is biomechanics and solving lower limb foot pathologies such as bone stress and tendon or ligament injuries. He also has a soft spot for community outreach and helping people with their foot care needs at the comfort of their own home.

Raj’s interest in foot health extends to nail surgeries, biomechanical assessments, general foot care and community allied health services.

Outside of work, he enjoys going to the beach and physical activity such as the gym or playing social sports such as touch footy, indoor soccer and basketball. He also enjoys road trips, adventure, trying out new things and exploring what Queensland or Australia has to offer. Raj emphatically states: “There is nothing more invigorating than having you closest friends and family with you while exploring the World’s natural wonders.”

Raj is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side of Brisbane. He can drink coffee all day whilst eating Japanese food. You may catch him at your local café or Japanese restaurant.

Raj is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal clinics and in home care throughout Brisbane.

Raj Kumar

Podiatrist

Raj has been a sports fan all his life. He grew up playing soccer, but his main passion is rugby league. He proudly supports the Brisbane Broncos (they are his life!). He loves to solve problems and has a passion for treating patients of all ages and abilities. He graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Prior to podiatry, he graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Science from Queensland University of Technology. He gathered extensive knowledge and experience with footwear while working at The Athlete’s Foot for 9 years, working closely with world renowned brands.

The reason Raj became a Podiatrist was to help people achieve their goals and to treat lower limb injuries. His special interest is biomechanics and solving lower limb foot pathologies such as bone stress and tendon or ligament injuries. He also has a soft spot for community outreach and helping people with their foot care needs at the comfort of their own home.

Raj’s interest in foot health extends to nail surgeries, biomechanical assessments, general foot care and community allied health services.

Outside of work, he enjoys going to the beach and physical activity such as the gym or playing social sports such as touch footy, indoor soccer and basketball. He also enjoys road trips, adventure, trying out new things and exploring what Queensland or Australia has to offer. Raj emphatically states: “There is nothing more invigorating than having you closest friends and family with you while exploring the World’s natural wonders.”

Raj is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side of Brisbane. He can drink coffee all day whilst eating Japanese food. You may catch him at your local café or Japanese restaurant.

Raj is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal clinics and in home care throughout Brisbane.

Daniel Holmes

Senior Podiatrist

An avid endurance sports fan, Dan has been passionately treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Brisbane region for the past 15 years. Dan Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to Podiatry, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Queensland.

He is very passionate about helping people to live their most active lives. Treating lower limb injuries is key to this. Dan has a special interest in bone stress and tendon injuries. He also has extensive experience prescribing custom orthotics recommending footwear and prescribing rehabilitative exercise plans to allow patients to return to sports and exercise.

Dan’s interest in foot health extends to general foot care, nail surgery and assessment of paediatric concerns.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys challenging himself mentally and physically by training and participating in Triathlons, Ultra distance trail running and adventure racing. Time in nature is important to Dan as he is passionate about the conservation of our natural world. He enjoys bushwalking and hopes to spend more time with his wife and two young girls exploring The World’s natural wonders.

Dan is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side with his wife and two daughters. He has a mild coffee addiction, so you may catch him getting his caffeine fix around the many local cafes.

Daniel is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Springfield clinics.

Katherine Harris

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia.  After graduating she worked in private practice in Adelaide prior to moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  Katherine is passionate about lower limb health and enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle.

Katherine is experienced in all areas of podiatry with a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and ingrown toenail surgery.

Outside of work Katherine loves traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is also a keen netballer having played for over 20 years and more recently coaching at a junior level.

Katherine is available for Podiatry appointments at our Coolum and Nambour clinics.

Sarah Mewburn

Podiatrist

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) at Charles Sturt University Albury. In her career, she has worked in all podiatry settings from Private practice in Canberra, Aged care, and the high-risk foot. She prides herself on treating every patient with respect and empathy.

Growing up in a landlocked country Victoria never kept Sarah out of the water; participating in the swim squad, water polo, and an early career as a swimming teacher. Now in Noosa, Sarah is pursuing surfing with the intent of going from beginner to not falling off as much.

Keeping active has sparked Sarah’s interest in musculoskeletal knowledge and injury prevention. During her career, Sarah has gained valuable experience in biomechanical assessment including; Foot Mobilisation, Dry needing, tissue stress theory, and best practice podiatry injury management. She also enjoys treating all aspects of podiatry including; Dermatological skin and nail care, Nail Surgery, and Diabetic foot care.

Sarah is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana and Gympie clinics.

Sarah Mewburn

Podiatrist

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) at Charles Sturt University Albury. In her career, she has worked in all podiatry settings from Private practice in Canberra, Aged care, and the high-risk foot. She prides herself on treating every patient with respect and empathy.

Growing up in a landlocked country Victoria never kept Sarah out of the water; participating in the swim squad, water polo, and an early career as a swimming teacher. Now in Noosa, Sarah is pursuing surfing with the intent of going from beginner to not falling off as much.

Keeping active has sparked Sarah’s interest in musculoskeletal knowledge and injury prevention. During her career, Sarah has gained valuable experience in biomechanical assessment including; Foot Mobilisation, Dry needing, tissue stress theory, and best practice podiatry injury management. She also enjoys treating all aspects of podiatry including; Dermatological skin and nail care, Nail Surgery, and Diabetic foot care.

Sarah is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana and Gympie clinics.

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.

Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa clinics.

 

 

 

 

Jayden Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Jayden graduated from Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, where he worked in private practice. Jayden is Gold Coast born and bred and has worked for Sports & Spinal on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Jayden is passionate about treating patients for all types of foot, ankle, calf, and shin pain, particularly bone and joint, soft tissue, and muscular pathologies. He has a strong interest in sports and musculoskeletal injury management and has been fortunate to work with the Gold Coast Suns AFL and ALFW teams.

Jayden has experience with diabetic assessment, orthotic prescription, footwear assessment and advice, paediatric management, general care, and nail surgeries. Jayden’s priority is to enable people of all ages to maintain an active lifestyle and deliver tailored treatment solutions based on individual goals.

Jayden is available for Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

Tim Boyle

Podiatry Managing Partner

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 toenails and skin conditions. 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 several senior and junior athletes from various sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

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

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

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Katherine Harris

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia. After graduating she worked in private practice in Adelaide prior to moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Katherine is passionate about lower limb health and enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle.

Katherine is experienced in all areas of podiatry with a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and ingrown toenail surgery.

Outside of work Katherine loves traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is also a keen netballer having played for over 20 years and more recently coaching at a junior level.

Katherine is available for Podiatry appointments at our Coolum and Nambour clinics.

Kim Goei

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Kim was born and raised on the West coast, completing her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia. She has a kind, gentle manner with patients, with a strong focus on delivering high-quality care.

During her training, Kim gained valuable experience in Singapore working alongside podiatrists from other countries including the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. After completing her degree, Kim worked in private practice in WA and Victoria before being drawn to the beautiful coastline and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Kim has completed advanced musculoskeletal training with Dr Paul Conneely in the areas of Dry Needling & Foot Mobilisations to aid in the management of lower limb dysfunction. Kim is proficient in delivering all aspects of podiatry care including General Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries and Diabetic Management.

Outside the clinic, Kim enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running & yoga.

Please contact Nambour Sports & Spinal on (07) 5441 2744 to make an appointment with Kim

Thomas Abraham

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics, and neurological conditions.

Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education, which he is currently undertaking further study in. His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to treat each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription, and education to name a few.

During school and university, Tom spent some time working with ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Thomas Abraham

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics, and neurological conditions.
Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education, which he is currently undertaking further study in.
His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to treat each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription, and education to name a few.
During school and university, Tom spent some time working with ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

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.

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.

Daniel Holmes

Senior Podiatrist

An avid endurance sports fan, Dan has been passionately treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Brisbane region for the past 15 years. Dan Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to Podiatry, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Queensland.

He is passionate about helping people to live their most active lives. Treating lower limb injuries is key to this. Dan has a special interest in bone stress and tendon injuries. He also has extensive experience prescribing custom orthotics recommending footwear and prescribing rehabilitative exercise plans to allow patients to return to sports and exercise.

Dan’s interest in foot health extends to general foot care, nail surgery and assessment of paediatric concerns.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys challenging himself mentally and physically by training and participating in Triathlons, Ultra distance trail running and adventure racing. Time in nature is important to Dan as he is passionate about the conservation of our natural world. He enjoys bushwalking and hopes to spend more time with his wife and two young girls exploring The World’s natural wonders.

Dan is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side with his wife and two daughters. He has a mild coffee addiction, so you may catch him getting his caffeine fix around the many local cafes.

Daniel is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Springfield clinics.

Maddie Paton

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Maddie is an experienced podiatrist who, since graduating in 2015, has worked in private podiatry practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to be closer to family.

Maddie enjoys performing all aspects of podiatric care and treating patients of all ages and abilities. This includes treating general skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and musculoskeletal injuries. She has a solid understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes at all levels have played netball at both a representative and social level.

Maddie also has over 10 years of experience working in both the casual and exercise footwear spheres providing her with a wealth of knowledge surrounding footwear prescription. In addition to this, she has worked alongside some of the states leading sporting teams and their rehabilitation teams.

Maddie is available for Podiatry appointments at our Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics.

Maddie Paton

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Maddie is an experienced podiatrist who, since graduating in 2015, has worked in private podiatry practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to be closer to family.

Maddie enjoys performing all aspects of podiatric care and treating patients of all ages and abilities. This includes treating general skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and musculoskeletal injuries. She has a solid understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes at all levels have played netball at both a representative and social level.

Maddie also has over 10 years of experience working in both the casual and exercise footwear spheres providing her with a wealth of knowledge surrounding footwear prescription. In addition to this, she has worked alongside some of the states leading sporting teams and their rehabilitation teams.

Maddie is available for Podiatry appointments at our Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics.

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This Year’s National Pain Week is all about encouraging open and honest conversations around chronic pain⚡

These conversations not only help those experiencing chronic pain, but they also help to break down stigma around seeking help and advice. 
 
Pain affects everyone differently and that’s why it’s important to take an individual approach towards pain management and encourage open conversations about people’s pain journey. 

Are you being affected by chronic pain? Get in touch with Sports & Spinal today and see how they help you onto the road to recovery 🛣️

This Year’s National Pain Week is all about encouraging open and honest conversations around chronic pain⚡

These conversations not only help those experiencing chronic pain, but they also help to break down stigma around seeking help and advice.

Pain affects everyone differently and that’s why it’s important to take an individual approach towards pain management and encourage open conversations about people’s pain journey.

Are you being affected by chronic pain? Get in touch with Sports & Spinal today and see how they help you onto the road to recovery 🛣️
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National Pain Week⚡

Chronic Pain Australia wants to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and by doing so reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.

Sports & Spinal has allied health clinicians who are trained and qualified to help patients dealing with chronic pain. Our team work hard to help alleviate pain, educate patients on pain management strategies and so much more. 

If you or someone you know are needing help with their chronic pain, get in touch with our dedicated team today and get one step closer to living pain free.

National Pain Week⚡

Chronic Pain Australia wants to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and by doing so reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.

Sports & Spinal has allied health clinicians who are trained and qualified to help patients dealing with chronic pain. Our team work hard to help alleviate pain, educate patients on pain management strategies and so much more.

If you or someone you know are needing help with their chronic pain, get in touch with our dedicated team today and get one step closer to living pain free.
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Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian teams can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes. 

Whether it's through tailored exercise programs, diet and exercise education or general foot and nail care, our team is here to support you. Best of all, our team work closely together to ensure that every patient is receiving holistic care. 

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our allied health team today to see how they can get you on the road to better health. 

👉 Head to our bio

Our Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Dietitian teams can assist with the management and prevention of Diabetes.

Whether it`s through tailored exercise programs, diet and exercise education or general foot and nail care, our team is here to support you. Best of all, our team work closely together to ensure that every patient is receiving holistic care.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our allied health team today to see how they can get you on the road to better health.

👉 Head to our bio
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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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