Pilates @ Nambour Sports & Spinal

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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 Nambour Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at 1/2/4 Nambour – Mapleton Rd. Bookings are essential for our 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 Nambour clinic is a popular choice for PhysiotherapyPilates, Podiatry, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, PsychologyNew You and Hydrotherapy classes.

Meet the Instructors @ Nambour

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Ben Hones

Neck & Shoulder Physiotherapist

Ben completed his Physiotherapy degree in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 2010. Since then, he has treated a range of patients in private practice and has developed a clinical interest in treating neck and shoulder conditions.

He supports patients towards their individual goals by supporting his practice with the latest evidence, postgraduate courses, and a holistic approach.

He enjoys all things outdoors, with sporting interests including hiking, surfing, rugby, and martial arts.

Ben is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour location.

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Montana Morrison

Physiotherapist

Montana has recently completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in her hometown of Townsville before relocating to the Sunshine Coast. Driven by a passion for enhancing movement and kicking goals, Montana believes every individual requires a unique and holistic approach to ensure successful outcomes. Montana aims to optimise self-management to enhance the quality of life.

Montana enjoys an active lifestyle, often participating in hikes and treks, and enjoys time at the gym. Overall, the beach is where you will find her when she is not in the clinic, attempting to master surfing.

Montana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

 

 

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Sophie Stewart

Chronic Pain & Back Physiotherapist

Sophie graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2010 and has worked in private practice ever since. Sophie has a huge passion for physiotherapy and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with great importance on active rehabilitation and education towards long-term self-management. Her passion lies with rehabilitation from chronic conditions, persistent pain and rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment.

The evidence is overwhelming to indicate that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment yields the best outcomes for patients. Therefore Sophie places great importance on communication between patient, physio and all health professionals involved in the recovery process. Sophie believes this team approach will ensure the best possible outcome and care for her patients.

Sophie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour location. 

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Bethany Perkins

General Physiotherapist

Bethany completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Queensland. Bethany is passionate about improving the quality of life and helping people with their step-by-step recovery journey. Bethany loves to discover the root of the problem and work to overcome it through a holistic approach. Bethany strives to act in a compassionate, positive, and encouraging way and loves getting to know new people.

In her leisure time, Bethany enjoys playing touch football and volleyball, climbing mountains, beach swims, and sunset picnics.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour location. 

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Ashley Vincent

Physiotherapist

Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University in 2017. She has enjoyed working in multiple private practices in Brisbane and rural NSW before returning home to the Sunshine Coast, where she grew up.
Ashley has a strong passion for women’s health physiotherapy and will be continuing to undergo further training to succeed in this field. Her other specialities include post-operative rehabilitation and sporting injuries, particularly dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background.

Ashley has further training and experience in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy and all forms of pilates.
Ashley is extremely enthusiastic about providing quality healthcare with a holistic approach to patient-centred care. She enjoys providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long term solutions and improve quality of life.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana and Nambour clinic.

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Parking @ Nambour

Nambour Sports and Spinal are directly opposite the main entrance to Nambour General Hospital, look for the yellow motel sign and turn into that drive way, numerous parks are available behind the practice. Sports and Spinal Nambour is located on the street front.

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