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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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, specialising in Cardiorespiratory, Neurology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, and General Medicine, working alongside world-leading surgeons. Eventually, she focused on Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With over ten years of experience as a Physiotherapy clinician 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 specialist 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.

Overall, the text effectively introduces Kelly’s background, qualifications, areas of expertise, and personal interests.

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.

Georgia is available for Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

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. To make an appointment, please contact either clinics directly and our team will assist you.

Marley Baker

Physiotherapist

Marley graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.  Marley moved to Brisbane and joined the North Lakes Sport & 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.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

I have been so impressed by these guys that I thought I would write a detailed review re my experience with North LakeI damaged my back in a severe parachuting accident whilst serving in the Army, after 20 years of frustration, back pain and dealing with DVA and other health professionals I decided to seek the assistance of the staff at North lakes after being recommended to me by a friend.Due to injuries to my L2/3,3/4 and 4/5 vertebrae a program was developed, under the referral of my GP, to strengthen my core strength to support and mitigate the effects of my permanent disability.Over the last few months I have been regularly seeing Emily and Zac as my Exercise Physiologists, with focused on in improving my core strength, and Montana as my primary Physiotherapist who monitors my progress, overall plan and helps in recovery from my sessions with Emily and Zac. I am impressed on how all three communicate about my plan and goals and the feed back provided to me and my GP. I do love how they remember the personal things you discuss with them which provides a very personalised experience & service. Even admin support from Jess re appointments referrals is prompt, professional and friendly.As such I can not recommend these guys enough, having had multiple other service providers, I can categorically say that it has been 20 years since my lower back has felt so good.My most sincere thanks, it has been a game changer for me, which will allow me to start playing sport and live a more active lifestyle. In particular I would recommend to my fellow Vets on either white or gold cards.
I first attended Sports and Spinal North Lakes, late last year, for a Remedial Massage with Tim. I have been coming regularly since then. The staff are lovely and welcoming, and Tim is brilliant. Always caring, genuine and dedicated, and tailor's each massage to what is needed on the day. I would definitely recommend Tim to anyone looking for a Massage Therapist.
Sports & Spinal North Lakes comes highly recommended. I have attended this clinic 3 times a week for the past 5 months and everyday I’m greeted with a smile and great service. They have a great understanding of how to manage DVA clients which is fantastic and allows Vets to focus on their rehabilitation and reaching their goals.Thanks Sports & Spinal North Lakes for your continued support in my long recovery.🦉
I was recommended sports and spinal from a friend after I had suffered a dislocated shoulder outside of work and needed to get back to my job (carpentry) as soon as possible.I can't recommend these guys enough. With the treatment, exercises, mobile app and the extensive knowledge that the staff passed on I was able to get back to work and strengthen my shoulder more than I thought was possible post injury.100% will be going back if needed and will be telling everyone who needs to see a physio about them.
Fantastic post natal care from Montana and 10/10 remedial massage from Tim!! Beyond satisfied. Look no further :)
After an industrial accident I needed physio and after using this place a few years ago , which was satisfactory, i again went there .I got Kim as my physio and after her exercise regime for me and her magical hands I was able to obtain movement that allowed me to get going far sooner than I expected.I highly recommend Sports and Spinal for any treatment and through my experience they are the best .
Lovely people and very helpful
I had my first (of many) appointments here today, and instantly I was greeted by a very pleasant receptionist. My physio worked really well with me, and asked me lots of questions to effectively locate my pain and the ultimate diagnosis of my back injury. She was so pleasant, and listened to all my feedback. I definitely felt like my injury and my feelings surrounding it were highly valued!
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Disability Action Week 2023 💪🏻

“From 25 November to 2 December 2023 celebrates Queenslanders with disability and the contributions they make to our families, communities, workplaces and economy.

This year’s theme – ‘Access ignites: it’s good business’ – focuses on increasing employment and economic participation of people with disability.”

Sports and Spinal Kawana works closely with their patients to increase their health and well-being to build community, social and economic participation 😃

Check out our range of classes ran by our exercise physiologists and physiotherapists via our bio 🙌🏻

#sportsandspinal #disabilityactionweek #alliedheath #exercisephysiology #physiotherapy #exercise #gym #disbaility #disabilityawareness #ndisprovider #ndis #ndisaustralia

Disability Action Week 2023 💪🏻

“From 25 November to 2 December 2023 celebrates Queenslanders with disability and the contributions they make to our families, communities, workplaces and economy.

This year’s theme – ‘Access ignites: it’s good business’ – focuses on increasing employment and economic participation of people with disability.”

Sports and Spinal Kawana works closely with their patients to increase their health and well-being to build community, social and economic participation 😃

Check out our range of classes ran by our exercise physiologists and physiotherapists via our bio 🙌🏻

#sportsandspinal #disabilityactionweek #alliedheath #exercisephysiology #physiotherapy #exercise #gym #disbaility #disabilityawareness #ndisprovider #ndis #ndisaustralia
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Healthy Gingerbread - Dietitian Approved ✅

▫️ 1 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour (plus 1/4 cup extra)*
▫️ 1/4 cup maple syrup
▫️ 2 tsp ground ginger
▫️ 2 tsp ground cinnamon
▫️ 1/4 tsp ground cloves
▫️ 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
▫️ 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
▫️ 2 tbsp milk (any type)

Method 🥄
1. Preheat oven to 150C.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the 1 1/2 cups flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and bicarb soda.
3. Form a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the oil, maple syrup, and milk then mix to combine.
4. If the mixture is sticky, add the extra 1/4 cup of flour. 
5. With a rolling pin, roll the dough flat. Roughly 0.5cm thick.
6. Cut the dough out with cookie cutters and lay the biscuits on a lined baking tray.
7. Form a ball with the left-over dough and repeat steps 4-5 for the remaining dough.
8. Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden and then decorate however you wish!

* Can use Gluten Free or Buckwheat flour as an alternative 

Makes 18 biscuits: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low fodmap, Vegan
Nutritional information per biscuit: Cal: 86 Fat: 3.5g Carbs: 11.6g Protein: 1.8g

Healthy Gingerbread - Dietitian Approved ✅

▫️ 1 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour (plus 1/4 cup extra)*
▫️ 1/4 cup maple syrup
▫️ 2 tsp ground ginger
▫️ 2 tsp ground cinnamon
▫️ 1/4 tsp ground cloves
▫️ 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
▫️ 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
▫️ 2 tbsp milk (any type)

Method 🥄
1. Preheat oven to 150C.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the 1 1/2 cups flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and bicarb soda.
3. Form a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the oil, maple syrup, and milk then mix to combine.
4. If the mixture is sticky, add the extra 1/4 cup of flour.
5. With a rolling pin, roll the dough flat. Roughly 0.5cm thick.
6. Cut the dough out with cookie cutters and lay the biscuits on a lined baking tray.
7. Form a ball with the left-over dough and repeat steps 4-5 for the remaining dough.
8. Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden and then decorate however you wish!

* Can use Gluten Free or Buckwheat flour as an alternative

Makes 18 biscuits: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low fodmap, Vegan
Nutritional information per biscuit: Cal: 86 Fat: 3.5g Carbs: 11.6g Protein: 1.8g
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Disability Action Week! 👩‍🦽

All this week we celebrate Queenslanders with disability and acknowledge the contributions they make to their families, workplaces, and communities. 

Sports & Spinal is proud to be able to work with and treat Queenslanders with disability!

Disability Action Week! 👩‍🦽

All this week we celebrate Queenslanders with disability and acknowledge the contributions they make to their families, workplaces, and communities.

Sports & Spinal is proud to be able to work with and treat Queenslanders with disability!
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Last month Maroochydore Exercise Physiologist, Blair Austin graduated to local celebrity status!

Blair took part in an interview on ABC radio 🎙discussing ‘bungalow legs’ - a term referring to muscle wastage in the legs as a result of not regularly using stairs🦵It is often experienced by elderly people who move into a single story dwelling. 🏠

Maintaining leg strength is important as we age, to ensure mobility and independence is maintained.🕺 A lack of leg strength can greatly increase the risk of falls and injury. 

If you, or someone you know is experiencing weakness in the legs, causing difficulty standing up or with general mobility, contact your local Sports & Spinal clinic and see how one of our Exercise Physiologists can help!

Last month Maroochydore Exercise Physiologist, Blair Austin graduated to local celebrity status!

Blair took part in an interview on ABC radio 🎙discussing ‘bungalow legs’ - a term referring to muscle wastage in the legs as a result of not regularly using stairs🦵It is often experienced by elderly people who move into a single story dwelling. 🏠

Maintaining leg strength is important as we age, to ensure mobility and independence is maintained.🕺 A lack of leg strength can greatly increase the risk of falls and injury.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing weakness in the legs, causing difficulty standing up or with general mobility, contact your local Sports & Spinal clinic and see how one of our Exercise Physiologists can help!
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✨PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2023 ✨

THE THEME FOR 2023 IS CONNECTION THROUGH CONVERSATION 👯‍♀️

At Sports and Spinal we offer Women’s Health classes which allows you to connect and relate with other mums and build a supportive community around you 💕 

“Honest and compassionate conversations about perinatal mental health are life changing 💥 Whether you’re experiencing mental health challenges yourself, or if you’re concerned about a loved one we know that reaching out and talking about the way you’re feeling can be really hard ‼️It can feel tricky to find the right words. You might be worried about the way the person you’re talking to will react, and there’s a lot of fear around getting it wrong 🤦🏼‍♀️

That’s why this Perinatal Mental Health Week, we want you to know that everyone needs help at some point in their lives, and everyone deserves compassion and support 🙋🏾‍♀️ 

Reaching out, truly listening and making a connection is more important than getting the words completely perfect. 

The PANDA Helpline provides counselling, referral and peer support from parents who have been through similar challenges. When someone calls, they will speak with a counsellor who understands the challenges of being a new or expecting parent. PANDA counsellors and peer workers listen with kindness and compassion, help callers explore support options, and can also provide information about appropriate specialist services” @pandanational 

PANDA National Helpline 1300 726 306 | Mon - Sat 9am — 7.30pm AEST/AEDT

#sportsandspinal #PMHWEEK #pmhweek2023 #activemums

✨PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2023 ✨

THE THEME FOR 2023 IS CONNECTION THROUGH CONVERSATION 👯‍♀️

At Sports and Spinal we offer Women’s Health classes which allows you to connect and relate with other mums and build a supportive community around you 💕

“Honest and compassionate conversations about perinatal mental health are life changing 💥 Whether you’re experiencing mental health challenges yourself, or if you’re concerned about a loved one we know that reaching out and talking about the way you’re feeling can be really hard ‼️It can feel tricky to find the right words. You might be worried about the way the person you’re talking to will react, and there’s a lot of fear around getting it wrong 🤦🏼‍♀️

That’s why this Perinatal Mental Health Week, we want you to know that everyone needs help at some point in their lives, and everyone deserves compassion and support 🙋🏾‍♀️

Reaching out, truly listening and making a connection is more important than getting the words completely perfect. 
The PANDA Helpline provides counselling, referral and peer support from parents who have been through similar challenges. When someone calls, they will speak with a counsellor who understands the challenges of being a new or expecting parent. PANDA counsellors and peer workers listen with kindness and compassion, help callers explore support options, and can also provide information about appropriate specialist services” @pandanational

PANDA National Helpline 1300 726 306 | Mon - Sat 9am — 7.30pm AEST/AEDT

#sportsandspinal #PMHWEEK #pmhweek2023 #activemums
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National Diabetes Day 🍎

It’s time to know your risk and know your response. 
1 in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes with 90% having type 2 diabetes. In many cases, diabetes can be delayed or prevented by implementing healthy habits. 

It’s important to know your risk and what to do to support the prevention, early diagnosis ana timely treatment. 

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help! 
Our exercise physiology and dietitian team can help manage and assist with Diabetes. Get in touch with your local clinic today to learn more 👇
https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/locations/

National Diabetes Day 🍎

It’s time to know your risk and know your response.
1 in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes with 90% having type 2 diabetes. In many cases, diabetes can be delayed or prevented by implementing healthy habits.

It’s important to know your risk and what to do to support the prevention, early diagnosis ana timely treatment.

The multidisciplinary team at Sports & Spinal can help!
Our exercise physiology and dietitian team can help manage and assist with Diabetes. Get in touch with your local clinic today to learn more 👇
https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/locations/
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