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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 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, 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 disability. She is committed to utilising a patient-centred approach and the latest evidence to provide high-quality care to suit each individual patient and their specific needs and goals. Chelsea finds great joy in helping others and aspires to empower and educate patients so that they can 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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Cheyne Lee

Exercise Physiologist

Cheyne completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she discovered how exercise can truly be medicine. She finds joy in helping people improve their independence and lead happier, healthier lives with their loved ones. With her warm and bubbly personality, she will ensure you feel supported and empowered to achieve your health goals through a holistic, evidence-based approach.

Cheyne has experience in the prevention and management of osteoporosis/osteopenia and has special interests in individualised exercise prescription for chronic health conditions such as cardiac and metabolic diseases as well as neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Additionally, Cheyne runs hydrotherapy sessions and is also a qualified Pilates instructor, delivering Core Strength Mobility (CSM) classes.

Cheyne is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Buderim, Caloundra & Kawana clinics.

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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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Emily Stewart

Exercise Physiologist

Emily is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology. Emily is highly passionate about helping people and believes she can help you with the use of tailored evidenced-based exercise programs and lifestyle modification. Her highly welcoming and caring personality will put you at ease, enabling you to thrive throughout your rehabilitation journey. Emily has a keen interest in neurological and musculoskeletal conditions and is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Emily enjoys integrating this into her sessions to help improve movement efficiency.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys everything outdoors, travelling and art and is currently training for a half marathon.

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

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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 in all fields of 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, in particular, 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. Outside of the clinic, Georgia loves playing the piano, live music and keeping fit and healthy in the gym.

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

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Joe Upritchard

Exercise Physiologist

After graduating from school Joe began his studies in Occupational Therapy before moving to his degree Clinical Exercise Physiology .During this time he completed practical placements at local special schools and with a number of  disability support services. Joe has a passion for treating those with neurological and physical disabilities, culminating in  over 6 years experience in this  field. This has included work with various community support services and the Sporting Wheelies and disabled association.

Joe is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore location.

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Kerryn Wilson

Exercise Physiologist

Kerryn is an accredited Exercise Physiologist after completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Kerryn truly believes that exercise is a way of life and moving your body has endless benefits that you can’t get from anything else. Kerryn is passionate about helping people and sharing her knowledge to help others. Her extremely friendly, motivating and caring personality will ensure you get the best experience possible throughout your journey. Kerryn has an interest in neurological conditions and loves the study of all things neurological.  Kerryn has had a lot of teaching experience with kids and has a dance background, so understands what it is like to not be able to play your sport when injured and how important fast recovery is.

Outside of work, Kerryn enjoys being on the water, being active outdoors and painting.

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

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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 in all fields of 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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Lauren Sexton

Exercise Physiologist

Lauren graduated from the University Of The Sunshine Coast completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. Predominately working in private practice since graduating, Lauren has developed a clinical interest in geriatrics, weight loss/chronic disease management and injury prevention/rehabilitation.

As well as working in clinical settings, Lauren has also had experience in education (Certificate III and IV in fitness), clinical Pilates, sports performance enhancement (soccer) and sports training.

Lauren is driven by patients achieving their personal goals, returning to enjoyable activities and modifying the risk of morbidity to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Lauren is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

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Laura Swingler

Exercise Physiologist

Laura is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist who graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of clinical exercise science. Since completing her university qualifications, Laura has gone on to complete her level 1 strength and conditioning accreditation with Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, working with paralympic swimmers and the Sunshine Coast Lightning during this time.

Laura believes in keeping people active whilst managing chronic conditions and helping them return to optimal health.  Laura has found her passion in assisting people back to full function; By establishing a long-term personalised plan to ensure the prevention of relapse of injury.Laura has developed a special interest in strength and conditioning, return to sport, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, osteoporosis and chronic disease management

Laura is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Kawana location.

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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.

 

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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 appointments at our Bayside/Hervey Bay Sports & Spinal clinic.

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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 being able to provide 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 for the management of 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 location.

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Sophie Lewis

Exercise Physiologist

Sophie is passionate about all things Womens Health! This includes Pre- and Post-natal exercise, as well as specific exercise prescription for Osteoporosis, Menopause and Pelvic Health. Sophie strives to be a positive role model and believes that exercise has the potential to 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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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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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that take into consideration each patients goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has a passion for postoperative patients rehabilitation as well as return to sport athletes at all levels.

Zac also holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has been working in the strength and conditioning industry for the past 3 years. During his time off he likes to spend time rock climbing, playing tennis or riding his motorbike.

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

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