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Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals providing exercise and lifestyle therapies to prevent and manage chronic disease, injury, and disability.

An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4 year, University-trained Allied Health professional who is an exercise prescription expert. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your injuries, health status and goals.

Our Exercise Physiologists at Sports & Spinal can help your condition by working with you to formulate an appropriate treatment plan to assist in reaching your specific goals. Exercise Physiologist’s use movement and exercise in conjunction with specific education and motivational guidance to treat and manage your conditions.

Sports & Spinal’s accredited Exercise Physiologist can assist with:

  • Diabetes & Obesity
  • General Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Women’s Health
  • Aging
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Paediatrics
  • Cancer

Exercise facilitates changes within the body that increases its efficiency. This allows us to be able to manage conditions or diseases, that can cause our bodies to not function to the best ability.

You can expect our Exercise Physiologist to listen to your personal story and ask questions, so they can work with you to guide an appropriate treatment plan. Our Exercise Physiologist will complete a detailed, goal-focused, clinical, and functional assessment.

Treatment will vary and be specific to you but will likely involve modified movement and exercises to build your capacity and function through strength, fitness, balance, and more. Treatment will change and progress while working alongside your Exercise Physiologist. Our Exercise physiologists will provide education on health, conditions, injuries and what to do and what not to do may take place in different environments, including our onsite gym, your regular gym and pools, depending on your interests and goals. Our Exercise Physiologist believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and will work with other health professionals to help manage your condition.

Meet Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist

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Bianca Mazoletti

Exercise Physiologist

Bianca graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology after completing her studies at the Queensland University of Technology. Bianca has a developing clinical interest in women’s health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Alongside completing university, Bianca received certificates for both Pilates reformer and matt work courses. Bianca wishes to combine her Pilates experience and resistance training into her exercise prescription to help musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Bianca is motivated to help improve the quality of life for her patients and is passionate about assisting them through their exercise journey.

Outside of the clinic, Bianca has a passion for a healthy lifestyle herself. However, she does love her coffee and Sunday brunches.

Bianca is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield and Woolloongabba locations.

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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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Chelsea Humphreys

Exercise Physiologist

Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Chelsea is passionate about all aspects of Exercise Physiology and has a strong interest in neurological conditions and disabilities. She is committed to utilising a patient-centred approach and the latest evidence to provide high-quality care to suit each patient and their specific needs and goals. Chelsea finds great joy in helping others and aspires to empower and educate patients to continue improving their quality of life and reach their full potential.

Chelsea is available at our Caloundra clinic for Exercise Physiology appointments.

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Chris Flavel

Exercise Physiologist

Chris completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) in 2007 at the University of South Australia. Chris has vast experience across all aspects of Exercise Physiology, including chronic disease management, aged care, orthopaedics, student mentoring, and elite athlete conditioning/rehabilitation.
Chris is a husband and father of 4 active kids and has recently moved to the Sunshine State from South Australia with his family.
Chris’ most recent role was that of Regional Manager at an NDIS provider in Brisbane, where he gained valuable skills within the NDIS. Chris is keen to get back to working with clients to provide professional and personal guidance to activity and health.
Chris loves working with clients to achieve their life goals, with a person/individual-centred approach, promoting activity (fun!) rather than exercise (sounds hard!), recognising everyone is different, and one activity/exercise program won’t work for everyone. You have your own likes/dislikes and goals, and he’ll guide you to achieve them.

Chris is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

 

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Faith Cochrane

Exercise Physiologist

Faith is an Exercise Physiologist from Tasmania, graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, who now considers the Sunshine Coast home.
Faith is motivated to optimise the quality of life for all that come to see her, ensuring sessions and programs address personal goals, current ability and lifestyles.
She has a passion for Women’s Health and movement analysis, looking at how to you’re moving daily that has an impact on your musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During her time off Faith likes to mountain climb, mountain bike, play soccer and be down on the beach with her dog. Faith believes that motion is lotion so let’s get moving!

Faith is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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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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Georgia White

Exercise Physiologist

Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Distinction) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Although Georgia is passionate about exercise physiology, she has a special interest in women’s health, oncology, neurological and paediatric rehabilitation.

Georgia has completed further professional development courses in Women’s Health, particularly rehabilitation for POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse), DRAM (diastasis recti), pre and post-natal endometriosis, and PCOS. She has also completed an array of professional development courses for Oncology Rehabilitation, focussing on safe prescription and implementation of exercise interventions during and post-treatment to address debilitating side effects of cancer (both during and post-treatment side effects), including post-cancer fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, atrophy, cachexia, body image concerns and many more.

She finds it immensely rewarding and takes pride in providing treatment to her patients, watching them progress with treatment, achieving goals and unlocking certain aspects of their rehabilitation they never thought they could. Georgia believes “Exercise is Medicine” and sees the importance of this with her patients as they feel empowered from the benefits of exercise interventions.

You’ll see Georgia sneaking a Tim Tam from the clinic fridge and blaring her questionable music choices. Georgia loves playing the piano, live music, and keeping fit and healthy in the gym outside of the clinic.

Georgia is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

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Kate Oxnard

Exercise Physiologist

Kate completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Australian Catholic University.  She follows an evidence-based approach tailored to each individual and is passionate about educating and supporting clients to achieve goals that are meaningful to them.  She strives to continually improve her knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care.

Kate has been fortunate to assist with research investigating the effects of exercise on vascular (blood vessel) function during pregnancy.  She plans to conduct further research to help improve the standard of care provided to clients throughout their pregnancies.

Outside of the clinic, Kate enjoys running and bushwalking.

Kate is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield location.

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Kirra Womersley

Exercise Physiologist

Kirra graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at the University of Queensland.  Kirra is passionate about exercise physiology but has a special interest in neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Since moving on from elite track and field in 2016, Kirra has continued her passion for physical activity.  She is committed to patient-centred care and finds it incredibly rewarding to work alongside clients to achieve goals that may never have seemed possible.  Kirra is passionate about the widespread benefits of exercise and is committed to finding an activity to suit everyone.

When Kirra is not at the clinic, you can find her bouldering or researching the latest running shoes.

Kirra is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside clinic.

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Kurt Kidman

Exercise Physiologist

Kurt completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 at the Australian Catholic University. Since this time, Kurt has been working in injury prevention, Kurt has developed a passion for treating injuries whilst helping prevent them and improve the client’s quality of life. From this passion, Kurt gained entry into a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University, which he has since completed.

During Kurt’s placement, he worked with a wide variety of clinical conditions and from this, Kurt has developed further interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and metabolic conditions. Outside of work, Kurt plays Beach Volleyball and has played numerous sports in the past, including A.F.L, Rugby Union and Indoor Netball.

Kurt is available for appointments at our Kawana, Redcliffe and North Lakes clinics.

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Mahalia Kinsela

Exercise Physiologist

Mahalia is a firm believer that movement is medicine. Having completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University, she is passionate about helping people to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Mahalia has a keen interest in musculoskeletal issues and assisting people in managing chronic pain. She has also worked with a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, pulmonary diseases, heart conditions and mental health.

Using evidence-based practice, Mahalia will work with you to create a tailor-made program to address your health concerns. Her top priority is to ensure you feel supported and empowered throughout your time together, as well as enabling you to take charge of your health and fitness in the future.

Mahalia is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Robina clinic.

 

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Nahomie Finn

Exercise Physiologist

Nahomie has completed a bachelor of clinical exercise physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Nahomie grew up at Roma and moved to the Sunshine Coast to complete her university degree. She gained experience at private practices with musculoskeletal, cancer, lung, metabolic and heart conditions.

She grew up active by playing high-level sports like Netball, NRL, touch football, TRL and track and field. In her spare time, she like winding down watching movies and tv shows.

Nahomie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Bayside/Hervey Bay Sports & Spinal clinic.

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Olivia Quinn

Exercise Physiologist

Olivia studied a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland.

Olivia grew up in Cairns and moved to Brisbane to attend Uni and has now moved to the Sunshine Coast.

Olivia is interested in a wide variety of patients with the sole purpose to help improve their overall wellbeing and health. Olivia believes she provides a holistic approach to aid patients in achieving their goals and improving their health through activity and exercise.

Olivia is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

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Rue Pushpapathan

Exercise Physiologist

Rue is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, graduating from the University of New South Wales. Rue has had clinical experience working with many musculoskeletal and neurological conditions; more recently, she has gained experience at The Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre in Concord Repatriation Hospital.

Combining her passion for strength and conditioning with her clinical background in Exercise Physiology, Rue provides effective, holistic programming and value centred support for her patients. She is highly enthusiastic about supporting clients with a unique system centred around movement, nutrition, mindset and lifestyle for optimal improvement. Employing a practical approach, Rue believes that movement is medicine, the foundation in building a healthy lifestyle and promoting a successful recovery.

Rue is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Nambour and Buderimlocations.

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Shannon Chilman

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon is an exercise physiologist with a special interest in women’s health and adolescent athletics. Originally from the USA, she has completed her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training and Master’s in Exercise and Sports Medicine where she spent 2 years working with collegiate sports rehabilitation. Most recently, she has received her Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.

Shannon has cultivated a holistic approach to helping others achieve their goals. She understands enjoying a healthy lifestyle means you have to acknowledge the whole person: body, mind and spirit. She also believes exercise should not be boring and strives to make each session fun and engaging.

Shannon has been on the Sunshine Coast for the last 6 years and enjoys spending her time cooking as well as hiking the local trails.

Shannon is available for exercise physiology appointments at Sippy Downs and Coolum.

 

 

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Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, in 2015. Since graduating, Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

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Shoshana Jones

Exercise Physiologist

Shoshana graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons.) from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently completing her Master’s in Women’s Health Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Shoshana is passionate about all thing’s health and fitness, with a special interest in Women’s health, oncology, and chronic pain management. She finds it extremely rewarding working with women throughout all stages of life and aims to use evidence-based practice to improve the care that women receive and safely prescribe exercise to help and support women navigate the changes in their bodies that occur throughout their lifespan.

Shoshana’s interest in the human body and helping people achieve goals that feel impossible started during her teenage years after experiencing her fair share of injuries as a long-distance runner and synchronised ice skater. She strongly believes that exercise is medicine! And loves being able to empower others to lead a healthy lifestyle and to use exercise as a tool to improve quality of life, reduce injury risk, and prevent/ manage chronic disease. Shoshana has had extensive experience in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic pain management, chronic disease management, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. To further her knowledge, she has also completed an array of professional development courses, including ECG analysis & interpretation, exercise rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, matwork and reformer pilates, strength & conditioning (ASCA) and exercise oncology. Outside of work, Shos enjoys working towards her own health and fitness goals and, in her downtime, enjoys drinking coffee, catching up with friends and family and walking her dog, Lulu!

Shoshana is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our St Lucia and Beenleigh clinic.

 

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Sophie Lewis

Exercise Physiologist

Sophie is passionate about all things Women’s Health! This includes Pre- and Post-natal exercise and specific exercise prescriptions for Osteoporosis, Menopause and Pelvic Health. Sophie strives to be a positive role model and believes that exercise can improve all aspects of health, including physical, mental and social health. Sophie will help you achieve your goals with an individualised treatment plan and exercise prescription. She believes that exercise should be a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life, so she will take time to educate you on the multiple benefits of a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Sophie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore and 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 providing 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 to manage their conditions.
Tarin has also recently taken up studying again, this time in medicine.

Tarin is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

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Tenikka Mogno

Exercise Physiologist

Tenikka completed her Clinical Exercise Science Degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast with a passion to help people manage their chronic disease or injury through evidence-based exercise prescription and education. Tenikka has a special interest in working with people with Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis, and low back pain. Her positive and welcoming attitude makes you feel at ease through your journey of recovery and a healthier lifestyle.

Tenikka has gained experience running cardiac, diabetes and hydrotherapy group classes and throughout her final year of study worked closely with paraplegics, neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Tenikka is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Kawana and Buderim location.

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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

With a passion for helping others, Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology). Since then, he has had extensive experience in private practice delivering Exercise Physiology services to patients for metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, performance enhancement, neurological conditions, department of veteran’s affairs, Work Cover and NDIS. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that consider each patient’s goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle.
He now has a special interest in NDIS, Work Cover and CTP insurance rehabilitation, working closely with patients to deliver cutting edge exercise programs to maximise his patient’s rehabilitation. From acute injuries to chronic pain, he thrives on seeing patients through their entire journey to health and wellness.
Before transitioning into the clinical world, Zac worked as the head strength and conditioning coach for the biggest Tennis Centre on the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (minor – performance enhancement). Outside of work, he likes to spend his time rock climbing, playing tennis, or riding his motorbike.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

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