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SPORTS & SPINAL SIPPY DOWNS

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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.

Do you suffer from sore muscles and stiff, aching joints?
Are you experiencing tension, headaches and back or neck pain?

Sports & Spinal will have you feeling better in no time!

Our massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury. Our highly trained professionals use techniques designed to ease your aches, improve your health and help you to feel relaxed once more. Regular massages can reduce the risk of injury in everyday activities.
Sports & Spinal understand that everyone is different; if you are an athlete or a sedentary office worker, our experienced therapist will curate a personalised plan to improve your quality of life!
Our Massage Therapists work closely with our Physiotherapists to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment to help you meet your goals.

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. 

Remedial massage focuses on identifying the underlying cause of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Remedial massage involves the use of a variety of therapeutic techniques designed to locate and repair damaged areas in your body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply and make joints more mobile. Regular remedial massage will assist in managing recurrent injury or prevention.

Benefits of remedial massage include:

  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Increase the range of movement in joints
  • Recover from minor injuries
  • Reduce stress and headache
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Speed up the removal of toxins and metabolic waste

Sports massage is a type of massage focusing on loosening muscle fibres caused by sport-related tension and helps aid an athlete’s performance. A sports massage is ideal for people who have sport-related massages or want to improve their recovery post sporting events.
Through the use of hands-on techniques to your muscles, massage aims to increase flexibility and decrease pain. Sports massage will often utilise various modalities such as remedial massage, trigger point therapy, cross fibre techniques and deep tissue work.

Sports massages have a range of benefits such as reaching peak performance, helping the muscles to recover correctly and preparing the body for future exercise.

Massage also helps recovery from soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Everybody experiences some form of stress through work, family, the environment and society. Mental tensions, frustrations and insecurity cause the most damage. Hormones released by stress shrink the vessels, inhibiting circulation.

A stressed mind and body mean the heart works harder. Breathing becomes rapid and shallow, and digestion slows. Nearly every body process is degraded. Studies show that stress can cause migraines, hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, peptic ulcers, etc. In fact, researchers have estimated 80% of disease is stress-related. Soothing and relaxing massage therapy can counteract the effects of stress.

Injuries massage can treat: 

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sore shoulder and neck
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Over-use injuries
  • Shin splints

Lymphatic Massage is commonly referred to as Lymphatic Drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic Massage can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.

If you have had a recent injury or surgery, suffer from poor circulation or are physically inactive, your limbs may be swollen up and your lymphatic system will need help to be effective again.

With manual Lymphatic Drainage, lymph vessels are stimulated to open up and collect the excess fluid, which is then directed to the lymph nodes where it is filtered and can re-enter the bloodstream.

In addition, lymph nodes filter waste from our body cells and assist the immune system in building an immune response; that is why manual Lymphatic Drainage is also recommended if you want to boost your immune defences and detox.

Some of the conditions that may benefit from lymphatic drainage massage include:

  • Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention
  • Swelling of a limb: pre or post-surgery
  • Lymphoedema
  • Post-mastectomy or breast cancer treatment
  • Breast tenderness & congestion
  • Fibromyalgia & Lupus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Hormonal & emotional imbalances
  • Cellulite fat accumulation
  • Recurrent infections such as colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinus & yeast infections

Pregnancy massage at Sports & Spinal combines relaxation massage and deep tissue. Our massage therapists adapt their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time, it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight them. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone’s lives, but it is also the most taxing on the body, so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time. Pregnancy or prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy designed to decrease stress/anxiety, reduce swelling in the legs and arms, improve circulation and reduce musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During pregnancy, many women experience low back, pelvic and buttock pain due to hormonal changes and the additional load placed on their body due to their growing baby.

Women who undergo massage therapy during pregnancy consistently report decreased anxiety, stress, leg pain, lower back pain and improved sleep. Pregnancy massage has even proved to be effective during labour in managing pain and improving the emotional experience that labour can bring on.

The benefits include:

  • Preparation of muscles required in childbirth.
  • Neck and back pain relief is caused by muscle imbalance and imperfect posture.
  • Assist in maintaining proper posture.
  • Emotional support through nurturing touch.
  • Relaxation and decreased insomnia.
  • Lower levels of cramping, particularly in the calf muscles.
  • Reduced sciatic pain.

services & FACILITIES

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

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Caitlin Barden

Remedial Massage Therapist

Caitlin has been practicing massage therapy since 2015 after achieving her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Armidale. In 2018, Caitlin expanded her skill set into a variety of complementary techniques to best tailor massage to meet her client’s goals and needs. These include: Deep tissue, Dry needling, Myofascial Cupping, relaxation and IASTM (RockBlades), Manual Lymphatic Drainage and pregnancy massage.

Caitlin’s client’s are always her top priority to ensure their massage expectations are met. This is achieved by creating a safe and comfortable environment, actively listening to clients concerns, discussing treatment options and employing evidence-based massage techniques.

Caitlin is looking forward to exploring all the Sunshine Coast has to offer and pursuing her current interests of outdoor photography, travelling, and looking after her two dogs.

Caitlin is available for remedial massage therapy consults at Sports & Spinal Sippy Downs.

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.

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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📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

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

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

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

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

📣 We have some exciting news to share! 📢

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

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

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

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