SPORTS & SPINAL NORTH LAKES

clinical pilates

North Lakes

Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes DriveNorth Lakes QLD 4509

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre, conveniently located near Deception Bay, Narangba, Dakabin, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Rothwell, Burpengary, Mango Hill, Caboolture and Morayfield.

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 often used for injury rehabilitation and 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 equipment, positions, and exercises and identify any injuries/restrictions that we may need to be aware of prior to a patient attending a class.

North Lakes 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
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Trudi Mercer

Physiotherapist

Trudi is available for physiotherapy appointments at North Lakes and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal.

Kelly Grant

Physiotherapist

Born and raised in the UK, Kelly underwent professional vocational dance training at The Royal Ballet School, which sparked her interest in Physiotherapy through her experience with injury rehabilitation and recovery. In 2012, Kelly graduated from The University of Birmingham, UK, with a first-class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She then pursued diverse clinical rotations at a Major Trauma Hospital in Cardiorespiratory, Neurology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, and General Medicine wards, working alongside world-leading surgeons.

Eventually, she focused on Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With over ten years of experience as a Physiotherapist in both the national health service and private sectors, Kelly has worked with individuals from various backgrounds, treating a broad range of injuries and conditions, including persistent pain. This has allowed her to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in pain neuroscience, injury assessment, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Kelly is an avid runner, dancer, yogi, and gym enthusiast. Her passion for exercise and the benefits of a healthy, balanced lifestyle led her to expand her knowledge and skills in this area. In 2020, she completed an MSc module in exercise prescription and rehabilitation at The University of Hertfordshire. Additionally, Kelly has pursued additional training in acupuncture and sports massage. She combines manual therapy with exercise and education to provide holistic and individualised treatment plans. As an APPI-trained mat work Pilates instructor, she has extensive experience teaching one-on-one sessions and classes.

With a special interest in shoulder and upper limb rehabilitation, Kelly previously established an advanced-level rehabilitation class aimed at helping individuals return to sports and manual occupations.

Kelly is passionate about listening to peoples’ stories, building trusting and collaborative relationships, personalising the rehabilitation process, and empowering individuals to achieve their goals, exceed their expectations, and take ownership of improving their quality of life. She also has a keen interest in mindfulness and recognises the benefits of exercise on mental health and wellbeing, incorporating this approach into her physiotherapy management.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys running, hiking, gym training, and, more recently, paddle boarding. She also loves going to the theatre, attending live music events, and being an enthusiastic traveller. She recently relocated to Australia and looks forward to exploring her new surroundings.

Kelly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

Georgia Nierfeld

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

After graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Georgia quickly moved into a private practice role to pursue her interests as a health professional. The pursuit drives her to help her clients overcome their physical barriers and achieve their goals in an active and client-centred approach. She enjoys working with the client to develop a treatment plan that suits their needs.

Georgia has gained experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain, ankle injuries and hip pain. As her career progresses, Georgia has taken a keen interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has completed the following:

– Level 1 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– Level 1 APA Women’s Through The Life Stages
– Level 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– WHTA Advanced Pelvic Floor: Persistent Pain Course

These courses have enabled Georgia to help women with a variety of pelvic floor conditions, such as incontinence, pre and postnatal and pelvic pain. Georgia also runs the Women’s Health Pilates classes three days a week and enjoys empowering women to understand their bodies and move with confidence.

Outside of work, Georgia enjoys exploring new places to hike, a walk along the beach and being in her garden – expanding her veggie patch and ensuring every spot is filled with native plants for her bees.

Please contact North Lakes Sports & Spinal to make an appointment with Georgia. 

Cat Egan

Physiotherapist

Cat has worked in the health sector since 2009. After graduating as a physiotherapist from James Cook University, it wasn’t long before she found her niche and passion for working in private practice.

Cat’s enthusiasm for her job is evident in the way she both treats and advocates for her patients. Cat has completed additional training and is skilled in the areas of dry needling, Pilates and treating various areas of the body. Cat enjoys the challenge of complex report writing which is often required for various third-party agencies such as Work Cover, Compulsory Third-Party insurance, Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to transitioning to private practice, Cat was employed in the acute care hospital setting on both the orthopaedic and medical wards and rurally in the aged care sector.

Cat appreciates the variety and challenges of working in private practice and enjoys treating patients with conditions of all areas of the body, especially the knees and ankles. In 2019 Cat was invited to present at a symposium in Brisbane where she shared her knowledge and experience and provided hands on training for healthcare professionals regarding prehospital musculoskeletal assessment of the ankle.

Cat developed a love of exercise and movement from a young age, particularly through athletics (track and field). Cat enjoys training and competitive competition and has achieved her goal of becoming a two-time Oceania Champion in the Open Women’s Long Jump and making the final of the Stawell Gift in the 70-metre race.

Cat has strong military ties in her family. Because of this, Cat has a vested interest in assisting the defence community and enjoys helping both current and ex-serving military personnel and their families overcome their physical injuries and improve their quality of life.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Cat commenced her career in healthcare as a Registered Paramedic where she worked in various locations all over Queensland in both metropolitan, rural and remote locations. From Brisbane in the south, Mount Isa in the west, Normanton in the Gulf to Townsville and surrounds on the east coast. Cat contributed to the professional body of research when she authored a professional journal article which was published in ‘Response’ Journal. While working as a Paramedic, Cat enjoyed mentoring students, new graduates, Defence force medics and medical students. Cat was then offered an academic role teaching and mentoring 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Paramedic students at Central Queensland University which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Throughout her career in health, Cat has worked on the sidelines of many sporting events providing acute musculoskeletal injury management to both players and spectators. These events have included many National Rugby League matches, the Townsville Triathlon Festival, NAB AFL Cup and International Cricket Matches. Other events have included a large variety of school sports, motocross and motorsport events, rodeos and even horse racing.

When Cat is out of the clinic, she enjoys going on adventures with her young family, running, mountain bike riding, swimming, going to the gym, gardening, camping and attempting DIY home improvements. Cat’s long term personal goal is to compete in the Queensland Master’s Multievent State Championships in the Women’s Heptathlon.

Cat is available for physiotherapy appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at our North Lakes clinic.

Marley Baker

Physiotherapist

Marley graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, before moving to Brisbane and joining the Sports and Spinal team.

Marley’s passion lies in empowering patients to live a balanced lifestyle. She strongly believes in working with her patients to create an individualized, holistic plan to achieve their goals.

Marley’s interest in physiotherapy grew from competing in various sports and understanding physiotherapists’ important role in injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. She enjoys all areas of physiotherapy though she has a keen interest in Women’s Health and Sports Rehabilitation stemming from her recent placement at Mater Mother’s Hospital and working in QLD Rugby League.

As she practices what she preaches with a healthy, balanced life, you’ll find Marley at the gym, in a Pilates or Yoga class, at the beach, or exploring her new home in Brisbane.

Marley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Ryan Moore

Exercise Physiologist

Ryan is an enthusiastic Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about improving patients’ overall health and well-being through implementing a patient-centred care approach that targets individual goals, needs, and concerns. He graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and furthered his studies by completing a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Ryan’s particular interest lies in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke. He is dedicated to helping individuals improve their quality of life and regain optimal function. Additionally, he has a keen interest in men’s health and aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding men seeking help for their health and well-being. Ryan is committed to assisting individuals in enhancing their quality of life and returning to their optimal function. He is also qualified to treat musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic and oncology conditions, neurological pathologies, and chronic pain.

In his spare time, you’ll often find him watching a wide variety of sports, particularly football. He also cherishes spending as much time as possible with his friends, family, and beloved dog.

Ryan is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our North Lakes location.

Montana Moyle

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. After completing her physiotherapy degree, she began working in a private sports and musculoskeletal practice. She further honed her knowledge and skills in manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques there. Montana also pursued additional training in dry needling and Western Acupuncture and became proficient in conducting regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana was fortunate to spend a couple of years in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in a private hospital in Northern England and private practice in central London. While working in the orthopaedic ward, she deepened her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols, establishing crucial relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons. In London, Montana worked in the boutique health and fitness space, combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the high-quality training she received overseas.

Since joining the team at Sports and Spinal in 2020, Montana has furthered her training in the Women’s Health and Persistent Pain space, completing Level 1 and 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health courses and NOI Group Explain Pain courses. This has equipped her to work with pelvic health conditions and complex persistent pain presentations. She is excited to continue to grow and develop in these fields.

When Montana is not in the clinic, you will find her at the beach with her dog and husband, in her local Pilates studio, or in the kitchen cooking a feast for her friends. She is passionate about promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Montana enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds and collaborates with the talented team at Sports and Spinal to help her patients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is an Associate Partner.

She is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

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Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to: 
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!

Nourishing mind, body and brain, Our Dietitian team can help

Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to:
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!
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Our Dietitian team can help in so many ways it could surprise you! ✅

Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more! 

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌

Our Dietitian team can help in so many ways it could surprise you! ✅

Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more!

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌
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Parkinson's is different for everyone with varying symptoms and experiences for everyone. Our team can assist in the management and treatment of Parkinson's symptoms. Whether it's through physiotherapy, exercise physiology, massage or dietetics our team can help. 

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Today is World Parkinson`s Day

Parkinson`s is different for everyone with varying symptoms and experiences for everyone. Our team can assist in the management and treatment of Parkinson`s symptoms. Whether it`s through physiotherapy, exercise physiology, massage or dietetics our team can help.

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Mind, Body and Brain 🍉

This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health. 

Struggling with your diet? Could it be affecting you in more ways than one? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today 
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Mind, Body and Brain 🍉

This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health.

Struggling with your diet? Could it be affecting you in more ways than one? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today
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And we’re in! 🎉

Baringa Sports & Spinal has officially moved into its new site and we couldn’t be more excited! 

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And we’re in! 🎉

Baringa Sports & Spinal has officially moved into its new site and we couldn’t be more excited!

With quality Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Remedial Massage services on offer the Baringa Sports & Spinal team is here for YOU.

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World Health Day - ‘My Health, My Right’ 

That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today. 

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World Health Day - ‘My Health, My Right’

That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today.

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Not long now until we’re into our NEW Baringa site! 🎉

Our new site will allow us to assist the Baringa community and surrounds with all their allied health needs. 

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Not long now until we’re into our NEW Baringa site! 🎉

Our new site will allow us to assist the Baringa community and surrounds with all their allied health needs.

Book now and secure appointment as we edge closer to being in our new site!
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