SPORTS & SPINAL CHERMSIDE

clinical pilates

Chermside

2/832 Gympie RdChermside QLD 4032

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Chermside Sports & Spinal is located opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Just a short drive north of Brisbane’s central business district, conveniently located near AspleyCarseldineEverton ParkMitcheltonNundahStaffordBoondallBanyoTaigum, and Wavell Heights.

With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes utilise various exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability.  

This can be done either using the Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze table, exercise ball etc.) in a CSM Studio class or the form of a Mat Class, utilising bodyweight and minimal equipment. From here, we build and progress your program as appropriate with continued advice and education throughout, so you left feeling a better version of YOU.  

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a fitness regime for life, performed on a mat or with specialised equipment. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, these classes will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalised and moving with ease.

Both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists run our classes with Clinical Pilates Experience. Clinical Pilates refers to one-on-one Pilates that are often used for injury rehabilitation and used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Sports & Spinal offers both and can cater to your exact needs.

All patients are required to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist before beginning any of our classes. This is to familiarise patients with any equipment, positions, exercises and identify any injuries/restrictions that we may need to be aware of prior to a patient attending a class.

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

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are perfect for toning and reshaping the body. It works on creating long, lean muscles, toning all of those hard to target areas such as the abdominals, inner thighs, buttocks, back of thighs, sides and backs of the arms. For toning, these classes are best performed 3 to 5 times a week through a combination of studio sessions, mat classes and home exercises.

Pilates exercises are performed through a wide range of movements and work on lengthening the muscles at the same time as strengthening them. To increase flexibility, stretching exercises need to be performed daily.

The Clinical Pilates exercises used in our Core, Strength & Mobility classes focus on strengthening the weakened postural muscles and stretching the tight muscles that pull the body into these poor postures. Studio sessions are the best way to improve posture as our physiotherapists can develop a program to target your specific postural problems. Pilates can also be used for back pain as it relaxes and strengthens the muscles, easing the discomfort.

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes use Clinical Pilates techniques which are fantastic for injury rehabilitation and prevention as it works on core stability, posture, flexibility, and correcting muscle imbalances and weaknesses via specific strengthening. It can be used for arthritis, neck pain, back pain and various injuries.

Pilates is the secret tool that many high level and recreational athletes use to enhance their performance, decrease the risk of injuries and provide much-needed cross-training. Each sport has specific strength and flexibility requirements. When you book in for an assessment, your physiotherapist will look at the things you need to work on to improve your performance and then proceed to design a Pilates program for you.

✓ Back pain

✓ Neck pain

✓ Shoulder problems

✓ Hip and knee pain

✓ Arthritis

✓ Rehabilitation from injuries

✓ Rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery

✓ Neurological problems e.g. rehab from stroke or head injury, cerebral 

✓ Rheumatological issues  

✓ General conditioning concerns palsy, Parkinson’s disease

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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Preeti Kutty

Physiotherapist

Preeti recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Her passion lies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and she harbors a deep love for paediatrics, driving her aspirations to make significant contributions to these fields.

Preeti has previously collaborated with local AFL and netball teams, where she witnessed first hand the transformative impact a tailored treatment and recovery plan can have on the rehabilitation of young athletes. This exposure has enriched her understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of sports-related injuries and has motivated her to seek mentorship from leading sports physiotherapists to gain a better understanding on how to best manage athletes.

Preeti is committed to fostering a collaborative approach to rehabilitation. Her goal is to empower clients to take an active role in their recovery, creating a sense of ownership and motivation that enhances the effectiveness of the treatment process.

In her free time you can find Preeti on a jog or a riverside walk with a pastry in hand.

Preeti is available for physiotherapy consults at our Chermside clinic.

Simran Shah

Ankle, Knee & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Simran joined Chermside Sports & Spinal after several years of working under close supervision with some of Queensland’s leading physiotherapists. In Brisbane, Simran works closely with some of the country’s leading hip, knee and ankle surgeons.

She holds a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland and is currently studying for her masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Simran has developed a particular interest in knee and ankle injuries and uses a mixed approach of hands-on therapy and tailored exercise prescription to ensure that each of her patients achieves their goals.

Simran prides herself on developing easy-to-follow step-by-step treatment plans that not only rehabilitate the original injury but also ensure her patients leave with their risk of re-injury being as low as possible. Simran has also completed her Level 1 Sports Injury course along with additional training in hip management and vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing a variety of sports including tennis, basketball and badminton and travelling the globe

Simran is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Ashleigh Graves

Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle Physiotherapist

Ashleigh joins the Sports & Spinal team with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Since graduating, Ashleigh has gained a wealth of experience working across all fields of physiotherapy, particularly within sports Physiotherapy, and has spent the past few years working in Rugby Union. Ashleigh is currently the Junior Academy Physiotherapist for the Queensland Reds.

Ashleigh enjoys the challenges of working in sports and applies this level of diligence in managing all of her patients. Her interests have led her to gain further qualifications in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture, Strength and Conditioning, and Clinical Pilates. She has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of lower back, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries.

She enjoys working with people of all abilities and ages and believes in an evidence-based and individualised approach to help guide you towards your goals, whether that be moving out of pain, into performance, or onto prevention.

Ash enjoys staying active and loves to get outside for a walk or play a social game of touch footy when not working.

Ashleigh’s main interests are Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle Injuries

Ashleigh is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Kim Minne

Physiotherapist

New to Brisbane; Kim joins us from sunny Cape Town, South Africa. Having completed her Physiotherapy (Honours) degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2014, she planted roots in her community, working with a variety of patients along with all aspects of injury and health. Kim is passionate about continued learning and has added Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates to her skills list. This has been to her patient’s benefit as she has run and managed Pilates mat work classes for 6 years. Her interest area lies in, post-orthopaedic and lower back injuries and returning her patients back to their previous functioning.

Kim maintains an active lifestyle – running, hiking, and playing hockey, which has fed into her interests in keeping people moving and injury prevention. Her new area of interest is in Women’s Health and hopes to build and grow in this field in her new position.

She is friendly and chatty and therefore enjoys working closely with her patients to create specific programs to achieve their most favoured outcomes. After building up her experience in South Africa, she was ready for a new adventure and challenge thus joining the team across the waters at Sports & Spinal.

Kim is available for appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Gema Greasley

Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist

Gema holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University. Gema is a musculoskeletal, pelvic and women’s health physiotherapist, and holds additional qualifications in Reformer and Mat Pilates. She is also the former lead physiotherapist for the Aspley Hornets AFLW team and has previously worked with the AFLW Brisbane Lions team.

Gema’s favourite areas to treat include lower back, spinal, sacroiliac, pelvic and hip pain.

She is passionate in guiding women through their pregnancy and post partum/ post natal journey, addressing pelvic floor dysfunction or assisting women with pelvic organ prolapse. Gema understands women can be nervous to start their pelvic health journey and this motivates her to help women overcome their fears and achieve their desired outcomes. She is dedicated to providing high-quality care and support to get you symptom free and feeling good about yourself!

Gema is passionate about empowering everyone to play an active role in their health journey. She acknowledges that everyone is unique and designs bespoke treatment plans for each of her clients. She is determined to get you back to your optimal level of function so you can do what you love to do pain-free. Gema combines hands-on and exercise therapies to provide the best long-term approach.

On the weekend you will find Gema going to reformer pilates or gym herself, drinking coffee and walking her two dachshunds Penelope & Alfred

Gema is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Gemma Tripp

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Her past involvement in soccer and futsal led to numerous sports-related injuries, sparking her desire to aid others in staying active. While she enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, she holds a particular interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Gemma dedicates much of her free time to the gym and meal preparation. She finds joy in attending concerts and festivals, favouring drum and bass, techno and house music genres, though she listens to almost anything. To unwind, she likes to read or go on mindful walks with her dog at sunset.

Her primary goal is to assist clients in achieving their fitness and life aspirations while improving their confidence to exercise. Gemma emphasizes the importance of dismantling barriers and implementing manageable steps to cultivate enduring habits. By aiming to understand her clients’ motivations, she tailors treatments to align with their goals, ensuring that exercise feels meaningful and is an enjoyable experience, all while promoting the notion that ‘consistency is key!’

Gemma is available for exercise physiology consults at our Chermside and Wynnum clinics.

Sam Moyle

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a natural career choice for Sam, having competed at a high level in track and field, cricket, touch football and Australian Rules Football. He realised the impact of strong physical health and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Sam graduated from the University of Queensland with first-class honours and began his career in the public sector. He enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols and excellent communication skills to provide optimum client care. Sam has worked with and learnt from some of Australia’s leading neurological physiotherapists. He used these effective skills when screening for more serious conditions to ensure his treatment plans reflect the needs of his clients.

Sam then transitioned into private practice and was able to apply his knowledge and skills working with some of Queensland’s premier cricket and football clubs.

Sam has recently returned from working in the United Kingdom. He worked as a Lead Physiotherapist in the heart of London with some of the world’s leading sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons, enhancing his theoretical and practical knowledge within this vibrant and stimulating environment. Sam developed close working relationships with acclaimed shoulder, spinal and foot/ankle surgeons, constantly learning, refining and enhancing his current practice.

Sam looks forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to Sports & Spinal and learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator and active listener who will provide a hands-on approach to quality care and expert exercise prescription skills.

In his leisure time, Sam enjoys the outdoors. He loves to explore the South East Queensland walking tracks, and he is a keen cricketer and runner. Sam played cricket in England and is always looking to lower his 10km running PB. Sam’s overall professional goal is to provide optimum health care to all those who engage with him.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology and has additional training in exercise oncology and Pilates. Elise also has experience working in paediatrics, focussing on neurological conditions, While Elise enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, she has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being and understand that this will look different for everyone. Elise endeavours to facilitate holistic, individualised, and achievable interventions for the best possible patient outcomes.

Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys leading an active and balanced lifestyle, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside & St Lucia clinics.

Kirra Womersley

Exercise Physiologist

Kirra graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at the University of Queensland.  Kirra is passionate about exercise physiology but has a special interest in neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Since moving on from elite track and field in 2016, Kirra has continued her passion for physical activity. She is committed to patient-centred care and finds it incredibly rewarding to work alongside clients to achieve goals that may never have seemed possible. Kirra is passionate about the widespread benefits of exercise and is committed to finding an activity to suit everyone.

When Kirra is not at the clinic, you can find her bouldering or researching the latest running shoes.

Kirra is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside clinic.

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉 

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

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

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

📣 Exciting News for Noosa! 🎉

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

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

Watch this space as we are set to open on August 1st!
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UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility 
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation 
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain

UPPER BACK PAIN? ⚡️
Here’s how physio can help:

👉🏻Manual therapy in the form of joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to improve mobility
👉🏻Strengthening exercises to improve posture and muscle activation
👉🏻 Self management strategies to give you the tools to control your pain at home

If you are experiencing upper back pain, we can help! Book your appointment with our physio team today! Head to our

#physio #exercisephysiology #morayfieldexercisephysiology #alliedhealth #morayfieldalliedhealth #backpain #upperbackpain
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Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry! 

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more! 

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing. 

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!

Are you going Dry this July? 🙋‍♀️

Dry July is a fantastic initiative that not only raises funds for cancer patients and research, but it also provides incredible health benefits to those going dry!

In just one month of giving up alcohol you’ll expect to feel better, sleep better, be more hydrated, improve your mood, likely lose weight and so much more!

So why not give it a go? You could help a fantastic cause all whilst improving your health and wellbeing.

To learn more or sign up use head to our bio!
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A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women's Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life. 

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women's Health Physio today

A vaginal pessary is a silicon device that is used to support the walls of the vagina when there is pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can be the prolapse of the bladder, bowel or uterus 🤸‍♀️

There are many different types of pessaries catering for different prolapses or incontinence. Our Women`s Health Physio team can decide which pessary to use that is most suitable for your condition and support your individual needs.

What does the research show? 🔎

✔️Combining pelvic floor muscle training and pessary fittings led to twice as many women perceiving improvements in prolapse symptoms and POP-specific quality of life.

✔️When a pessary is fitted, significantly greater improvements are made in reducing prolapse symptoms like discomfort, urinary issues, and defecatory issues.

✔️The use of pessaries when managing POP can delay or even avoid the need for surgical intervention. Plus, pessary fittings can be used to help manage urinary incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and aid in constipation management.

Wanting to find out more? Head to our bio to find your nearest Sports & Spinal Women`s Health Physio today
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The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength! 

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽

The @gympie_sportsandspinal team testing out their grip strength!

The VALD grip strength test can help measure your maximal strength capacity for different muscles groups, this then can be used to monitor treatment progress and set goals for your recovery! 💪🏽
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Did you know that our Women's Health Physio's can fit pessaries? 

Fitting vaginal pessaries is an extended scope skill within Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and across all Sports & Spinal clinics, we have a detailed process for pessary fittings to ensure proper care is taken before, during and after a pessary is fitted, and routine follow ups are dutifully scheduled.

We work collaboratively with our women's health patients and their primary medical clinician to optimise this process.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to see how they can help you 👉 Head to our bio

Did you know that our Women`s Health Physio`s can fit pessaries?

Fitting vaginal pessaries is an extended scope skill within Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and across all Sports & Spinal clinics, we have a detailed process for pessary fittings to ensure proper care is taken before, during and after a pessary is fitted, and routine follow ups are dutifully scheduled.

We work collaboratively with our women`s health patients and their primary medical clinician to optimise this process.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic today to see how they can help you 👉 Head to our bio
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This June the @herveybay_sportsandspinal team are taking on The Push-Up Challenge and completing a heap of push-ups between June 5-28 to raise funds and awareness for mental health 🧠

You can show your support by making a tax-deductible donation to the cause via our bio!

Every dollar helps #pushforbetter mental health outcomes in Australia.

This June the @herveybay_sportsandspinal team are taking on The Push-Up Challenge and completing a heap of push-ups between June 5-28 to raise funds and awareness for mental health 🧠

You can show your support by making a tax-deductible donation to the cause via our bio!

Every dollar helps #pushforbetter mental health outcomes in Australia.
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June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month! 🌸 

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, and urinary issues.

Physiotherapy can be a game-changer in managing POP. Here are three effective exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, core and surrounding areas:

1️⃣ Bridge
2️⃣ Bird Dog
3️⃣ Single Leg Toe Tap

These exercises can help improve your pelvic health and reduce symptoms. Contact a women’s health physiotherapist for personalised management and support. 💪

#sportsandspinal #PelvicHealth #ProlapseAwareness #WomensHealth #Physiotherapy #StrongCore #exercise

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month! 🌸

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, and urinary issues.

Physiotherapy can be a game-changer in managing POP. Here are three effective exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, core and surrounding areas:

1️⃣ Bridge
2️⃣ Bird Dog
3️⃣ Single Leg Toe Tap

These exercises can help improve your pelvic health and reduce symptoms. Contact a women’s health physiotherapist for personalised management and support. 💪

#sportsandspinal #PelvicHealth #ProlapseAwareness #WomensHealth #Physiotherapy #StrongCore #exercise
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