Pilates @ Sippy Downs 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 Sippy Downs Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at 9 Ochre Way. 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 Sippy Downs clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise PhysiologyDietetics, Remedial Massage, Group Gym and New You Classes.

Meet the Instructors @ Sippy Downs

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Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Alannah completed her Master of Physiotherapy studies in Canberra before moving to Harvey Bay to work in private practice. Allannah has a background in sports and exercise science and has completed several professional development courses, including Pilates mat work and APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 and 2. Alannah is always open to further expanding her knowledge and experience and will undertake more courses soon. Alannah has previously worked with rugby union and soccer teams in Canberra and enjoys running and swimming.

Alannah is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs locations.

Alannah is currently on Maternity Leave. 

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Sam Fahey

Physiotherapist

Sam completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with James Cook University before relocating to the Sunshine Coast. With a passion for movement, performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation, he believes in a holistic approach to treatment. Sam has a unique view, having worked within the medical system, as a Crossfit Coach, as a Personal Trainer, and believes movement is medicine!

Sam’s interests include strength and conditioning, Crossfit, weightlifting, and general health and fitness. Having competed at a high level within his chosen sport of Crossfit, he knows the demands of training and competing well, having dealt with various injuries himself.

Sam leads an active lifestyle, and if not found within the gym, he will be out on the beach, mountains, his motorbike, or travelling.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs and Nambour locations.

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Jarrad Campbell

Physiotherapist

Jarrad graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2019. He has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and always strives to get the best outcomes for his patients. He is always open to further expanding his knowledge and expertise and will undertake further courses soon.

Having competed internationally in sprint kayaking, he knows the importance of looking after your body and the demands of training and competing well to prevent injuries.

Outside of physio, Jarrad enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing, travelling, living an active outdoors lifestyle and hanging out with friends.

Jarrad is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

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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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Holly Ryan

Physiotherapist

Holly is a new graduate physiotherapist joining the Sports & Spinal team, graduating from James Cook University in Townsville in 2019. She has moved to the Sunshine Coast, having spent her whole life in North Queensland and is excited by all that the Coast offers.

Holly has always had a passion for all things relating to exercise, physical activity and well-being, with her favourite sport being hockey, for which she made the Queensland team.

Given her personal experience with the devastation that ACL injuries can have on young sporting people, she is interested in running ACL injury prevention programs and younger athlete development programs in the future.

Holly will be available for bookings at both Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics. She has a positive, encouraging and methodical approach to treatment. Holly can’t wait to work collaboratively with patients to achieve their individual rehabilitation goals and provide them with the tools and knowledge to assist them in returning to the activities they love.

Holly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra clinic.

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Aidan Hermence

Physiotherapist

Aidan is a life-long Sunshine Coast local and is familiar with the active and outdoor lifestyle that comes with the region.

Aidan has a passion for post-operative conditions. He has experience in both pre and post-rehab care and is dedicated to getting you back to what you love post-surgery.

He is also interested in sports injuries. Aidan has participated in many sports including surf lifesaving, running, surfing and CrossFit which gives him a unique perspective of the specific demands of different sports.

Aidan completes running assessments with the assistance of video analysis to help you return to running sooner. He also utilizes our gym space to demonstrate and correct exercise programs.

Aidan is available for appointments at our Sippy Downs and Maroochydore locations.

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Siobhan Mooren

Physiotherapist

Siobhan graduated from La Trobe University in 2019 and has worked in a clinic in Melbourne before relocating to the Sunshine Coast to join the team at Sports and Spinal.

She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and enjoys being able to help patients achieve their goals and find joy and confidence in movement.

Siobhan has experience teaching reformer pilates classes, and throughout the university, worked as a sports trainer with multiple AFLW and VFLW teams.

After her recent experience with a serious injury, she understands the commitment and hard work required to rehabilitate and return to sport and is passionate about helping her clients achieve the same.

Outside of physio, Siobhan leads an active lifestyle and enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, surfing, travelling and hanging out with her friends.

Siobhan is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Sippy Downs.

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Bethany Butler

Hand Therapy

Bethany Butler is a physiotherapist special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. She has now completed her studies to become an Accredited Hand Therapist, a post-graduate specialization recognized by AHPRA.

She started the “The Hand Therapy Clinic” within Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy at her clinic in Sippy Downs and has been training her colleagues and new graduate staff in the optimal treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover their hand and arm function after injury/trauma/surgery. Early in her career, Bethany developed an early love for exercise rehabilitation and still integrates Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation into her treatment of the upper extremity.

Bethany loves to see people take control of their health in a holistic manner and values the multi-disciplinary team environment where she works. With interest in lifestyle medicine both personally & professionally, she is passionate about finding their best quality of life at all different stages. Building long-term professional relationships with patients, doctors, specialists and other medical professionals; allows her to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend her spare time surfing, gardening & enjoying time in nature and spending quality time with her family & friends.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

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