Pilates @ Coolum Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal’s Clinical Pilates classes are based on seven key principles: breathing, centering, concentration, control, precision, flow and efficiency of movement and flexibility. Our classes can assist with spinal pain, poor posture, body awareness, relaxation and pelvic floor weakness.

Benefits of Clinical Pilates @ Sports & Spinal:

  • After the initial assessment, the first 2 weeks are FREE! (Unlimited classes)
  • Small personal sessions with a maximum of 4 people
  • Ideal for injury rehabilitation and prevention, pre and postnatal recovery
  • Full 60-minute classes
  • All sessions are run by university qualified instructors (Either Physio or Exercise Physiologist)
  • Individually tailored rehab programs based on goals and initial assessment
  • Ongoing program progressions as you advance
  • Flexibility to book sessions individually, in a pack of 10 or within a membership  (3, 6 or 12 months & direct debit options available)
  • Private health rebates are available

Our Pilates classes are held within our Coolum Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at 19 Birtwill Street. Bookings are essential for Pilates classes and health fund rebates can apply, so get in touch today to find out more.

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, our Coolum clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology and Remedial Massage in the heart of Coolum.

Meet the Instructors @ Coolum

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

Louise Meek

Shoulder & Spinal Rehab

Louise has spent most of her career focusing on treating shoulder conditions working with both the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and high diving.  Louise continued to work with the shoulder team on the sunshine coast after moving to join the Sports and Spinal Team in 2010.  She was an Australian Institute of Sport athlete for 6 years in high diving and was a representative on the Australian team for 5 years, which is where her passion for physiotherapy originated.

Louise has been selected from thousands of the physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA) This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.

Over the last few years, Louise has loved working with the ‘Sunshine Coast Chronic Pain Team’ assisting people with persistent pain.  “This is defiantly an area I love working in and get a lot of fulfilment.  You can make a truly significant difference in someone’s daily life.”  She spends time working with the pain specialists on the coast who meet regularly to have the most optimal care and management of her patients.

She focused her post-graduate studies in these areas making sure all treatment and advice are up to date and evidence-based to provide the most optimal outcome for the client. Louise is very passionate about an educational, active and functional approach to treatment to allow the individual to learn and manage their injury to prevent a recurrence. “I feel this gives people the tools to be the driver of their recovery”. 

Louise is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Meredith Hill

Lower Limb Rehab

Meredith has extensive experience as a Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor but has focused her practice in recent years on lower limb injuries. Being a professional triathlete herself, Meredith has a special interest in endurance sports, triathlon, and running related injuries. Meredith completes running assessments in the clinic using video analysis to assist with diagnosing and managing chronic running injuries. Meredith also has years of experience in post-operative rehab and compliments her treatments with dry needling, Kinesio taping, and gym based functional strength training.

Meredith is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland . Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee, and enjoys treating sport related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, looking to make into the 2020 AFLW squad. If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Koren West

Low Back & Spinal Rehab

Koren West has been focusing on spinal rehabilitation and in particular chronic low back pain for the past 6 years. She has a particular interest in managing patients with a holistic approach to their active rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team.

Koren also heads our rehabilitative pilates classes and enjoys working with chronic complex musculoskeletal pain conditions and neurological conditions.

Koren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Cassandra Kennett

General Physiotherapy

Recently relocated from Townsville, Cassie is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and athletes of all levels. Her sports of choice are Crossfit, Olympic lifting and Gymnastics, which has given her a pointed understanding of functional movement, movement screening, and strengthening. She is passionate about providing people with specific treatments and exercise regimes relating to their goals and interests. Cassie is also a qualified Pilates Instructor. When not in the clinic, you would find her exploring beaches, at the gym, or having coffee (always having coffee).

Cassandra is available for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Ashlee Unie

General Physiotherapy

Ashlee graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Since then she has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries with a holistic attitude in regard to rehabilitation. She is passionate about seeing clients of all abilities achieve their short and long-term goals and improve their health and quality of life. Ashlee’s focus is on providing individualised, evidence-based approaches for her clients and ensuring that they receive the highest level of care.

Outside of physio, Ashlee is a member of the Sunshine Coast Lightning squad as a training partner and competes in the Australian Netball League. She is keen to translate her experience in the high-performance environment to help her clients achieve their goals in all areas.

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Gemma Egan

Exercise Physiologist

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

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

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

Gemma is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum and Sippy Downs location.

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Brad Jobson

Exercise Physiologist

Brad has extensive experience in chronic disease management including cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management and specific exercise prescription for Osteoporosis . He also specialises in Musculoskeletal conditions including back pain and upper and lower limb pain. Assessments and exercise rehab are conducted in the clinic’s own gym which is purpose built for rehabilitation. Brad’s hobbies include  surfing and running.

Brad is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum location.

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Tarin Cowley

Exercise Physiologist

Tarin has been practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2013 and recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney. Tarin finds great reward in being able to provide exercise interventions and education that assist people with chronic conditions to lead a better life, whether it be by improving their confidence and daily functioning, pain management, feeling ‘fitter’ or for athletes, competing at their optimum capacity. Tarin has experience in a range of clinical settings, which allows her to constantly challenge herself to develop innovative exercises and lifestyle modification interventions for people seeking advice for the management of their conditions.
Tarin has also recently taken up studying again, this time in medicine.

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Parking @ Coolum

Plenty of parking is available on Birtwill Street outside Sports and Spinal otherwise parking is available across the road in the Coles complex.