Pilates @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Call To Book Your Initial Assessment
Time Table

Sports & Spinal’s clinical pilates-inspired classes are now named Core, Strength & Mobility Classes.

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. The classes are inspired by Clinical Pilates movements and equipment, using levers and resistance to promote correct muscular activation patterns, postural awareness and core strength.

Mat Pilates classes utilise a variety of exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength, and stability. All performed on a Mat with the added benefit of being able to perform the activities at home.

Studio Pilates utilises specialised equipment to optimise resistance and leavers to promote dynamic control throughout the entire muscular control system. Exercises can be graded for those with minimal control and coordination all the way up to elite level control programs.

Both Mat and Studio Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a fitness regime for life. 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.

Our Core, Strength & Mobility Classes are beneficial for a wide range of problems, including back and neck pain, arthritis and injury rehabilitation, as well as easing the symptoms of several diseases and ailments. The best way to treat and rehabilitate pain and injuries is to book in for an assessment with one of our physiotherapists so they can develop a specific program for you to help your pain. For more information on our classes and our clinical assessments, please contact your local Sports & Spinal Centre location to arrange a consultation to see one of our qualified Pilates Instructors.

All patients are required to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist 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 before attending a class.

Benefits 

✓ Toning & Weight Loss
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.

✓ Increased Flexibility
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.

✓ Improved Posture
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.

✓ Injury Rehab & Prevention
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.

✓ Enhanced Athletic Performance
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.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are beneficial for a wide range of problems, including:

✓ 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 palsy, Parkinson’s disease

Our Pilates classes are held within our Chermside Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre. Bookings are essential for Core, Strength & Mobility Classes.

Classes are available Monday to Saturday. Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bub’s Classes, Psychology, Remedial Massage and Dietetics.

Meet the Instructors @ Chermside

Scroll through the list and click the faces to find out more information about our team.

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 and 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.

Book Now Youtube

Prue Barker

Women's Health/Pelvic/Low Back Physiotherapist

Prue graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Prue has completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health conditions including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pregnancy-related pain and pain with intercourse. Prue’s additional preferred areas to treat include low back pain and lateral hip discomfort.
Prue is passionate about getting people back to doing what they love through developing thorough individualised treatment plans. She combines hands-on treatment with tailored exercise to ensure each of her patients leave her sessions feeling empowered and able to conquer their pain. Prue is a qualified Pilates instructor and runs regular classes at our Chermside location. One of Prue’s strengths as a clinician is using easy-to-understand language to explain complex anatomical terms. She consistently receives raving reviews from her patients.

Outside of work, Prue enjoys the outdoors and many sports, particularly swimming and running.

Prue is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

Ankle, Knee & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Simran joined Chermside Sports and Spinal, bringing expertise in lower back, knee and ankle pain. Simran works closely with some of Brisbane’s leading surgeons and has worked with Australia’s leading physiotherapists. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates, Hip and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports, especially tennis and travelling.

Simran is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Book Now Youtube

Corey Prior

Neck & Shoulder Physiotherapist
Corey joined the Chermside Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy team after studying both Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. He has a strong interest in the human body and spent 3 years tutoring university students in anatomy. He is passionate about diagnosing the correct condition and delving further into identifying the true cause of somebody’s pain.
Corey is a Level 1 CrossFit coach and is an expert in the lower back, hip, knee and shoulder pain. He prides himself on keeping his patients active through the initial phases of injury and develops long term solutions for his clients. Corey provides practical solutions to technical movement considerations often missed.
Corey addresses his patients problems in a systematic ordered approach that looks at the whole person and is the primary contributor to the popular LVLUP online blog.

Outside of physiotherapy and coaching, Corey is passionately working on his own training and progressions. Corey also enjoys Sunday morning coffees and walks with his miniature dachshund, Sadie.

Corey is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Book Now Youtube

Gema Greasley

General Physiotherapist

Gema graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. Gema has also completed additional training in Matwork & Reformer Pilates. Putting this knowledge into practice, she has been teaching Reformer Pilates.

Gema is passionate about empowering each individual to play an important role in their health journey. Gema acknowledges the uniqueness of each person and believes this is crucial in developing individualised treatment plans. She is determined to get people to their optimal level of function so they can get back to what they love and enjoy doing – pain-free. She recognises the importance of a tailored exercise program combined with a hands-on approach for long term management. Gema is invested in her patient’s health journeys and works strongly in collaboration with them to ensure their specific goals are achieved.

Aside from physiotherapy, Gema is extremely focused on her individual training goals in the gym and on the basketball court. Outside of the clinic, you will also find Gema going for coffee, hanging with friends or walking her miniature dachshund, Alfie!

Gema is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology. During her final semester of university, Elise started working as a therapist within paediatrics focusing on neurological conditions. Additionally, Elise has completed training in mat work pilates and exercise oncology.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being, which is evident in her love of leading an active and balanced lifestyle. Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys challenging herself with her gym training, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise understands that physical activity will look different for everyone and believes in the importance of facilitating holistic, individual and achievable interventions. Elise endeavours to provide the highest level of care, service, and safety to her clients to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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

Book Now Youtube

Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

A woman with dark skin and dark curly hair clutching at her back whilst seated ona lounge. She is wearing a maroon long sleeved top and blue jeans and she is wincing in pain

Chronic Pain and Diet

  Chronic pain can be worsened by underlying inflammation. There are a few key nutrients that can help to reduce inflammation and help to manage chronic pain. Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and…

Read More

Fit your Running Shoes correctly: A Running Podiatrists key running shoe fitting tips

It is important that your running shoes are fitted properly to prevent common irritations, especially in the forefoot. Too often I see runners who have worn shoes that were too small for their…

Read More

Parkinson’s Disease & Diet- How A Dietitian Can Help

  Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system where the nerve cells that produce a chemical called dopamine essential for smooth control of muscle movement are damaged.…

Read More