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Sports & Spinal have a wide range of services to help support you on your NDIS journey. Servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast.

Our services include; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy.

Sports and Spinal are here to support you, we will help you understand the NDIS and how it works and identify the goals and aspirations that the NDIS may fund.

Sports & Spinal have a wide range of services to help support you on your NDIS journey.

Our services include; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy.

Our therapists at Sports & Spinal are experienced in the treatment of multiple chronic conditions such as:

Physical Disabilities (Amputations, Post-Surgical), Intellectual Disabilities, Acquired Brain Injuries, Neurological Injuries (E.g. Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy) and Spinal Cord Injuries.

We will be able to provide you with pain management treatment, home exercise programs for rehabilitation, advice on the management of your condition, recommendations for mobility & equipment aids and advice on transfers within the home & out in the community.

All our consultations can be both in the home and in-clinic (in-rooms, gym, pool etc.) as required.

OUR TEAM

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Jaime Singleton

Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

I have completed the post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy.

I love working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to really understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

I love working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; I am qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and I am a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of my treatment approach.

Outside of work, you’ll find me either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Emily Ricketts

Jacob Hook

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kim Minne

Physiotherapist

New to Brisbane; Kim joins us from sunny Cape Town, South Africa.
Having completed her Physiotherapy (Honours) degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2014, she planted roots in her community, working with a variety of patients along with all aspects of injury and health. Kim is passionate about continued learning and has added Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates to her skills list. This has been to her patient’s benefit as she has run and managed Pilates mat work classes for 6 years. Her expertise lies in, post orthopaedic and lower back injuries and returning her patients back to their previous functioning.
Kim maintains an active lifestyle – running, hiking and playing hockey, which has fed into her interests in keeping people moving and injury prevention. Her new area of interest is in Women’s Health and hopes to build and grow in this field in her new position. She is friendly and chatty and therefore enjoys working closely with her patients to create specific programs to achieve their most favoured outcomes.
After building up her experience in South Africa, she was ready for a new adventure and challenge thus joining the team across the waters at Sports and Spinal.
Kim is available for appointments at Chermside and St Lucia locations.

Kelly Grant

Physiotherapist

Chyanne Everingham

Exercise Physiologist

Chyanne completed a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, in 2020. From a young age, Chyanne developed a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, which has led to her passion for exercise physiology and helping people reach their optimal function.

Chyanne likes to think outside of the box when prescribing exercise to provide a tailored exercise program that is specific to each individual’s goals, whether that is to increase mobility, function or overall health.

Outside of work, Chyanne likes to listen to live music, spend time with friends and family and chase sunsets.

Josh Great

Knee, Ankle Injuries & Sports Physiotherapist

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in 2016. Heading straight into private practice work, Josh developed a passion for guiding patients along their rehabilitation journey and ensuring they are well informed and included in all the steps along the way. With a keen love of footballing (that’s the round ball) and sports-related injuries. After some time working, Josh migrated to the UK to broaden his horizons and diversify his physiotherapy practice. He engaged in various contracts in musculoskeletal practice and even rapid upskilling in hospital physiotherapy as part of the UK’s COVID19 response.
Personal and professional development are both key takeaways from his time overseas (and of course a repertoire of travel tales). He enjoys treating all sports-related injuries, particularly the knee and ankle and bridging the gap between injury and return to sport. Josh understands the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and takes a holistic approach to treatment, working with the patient to meet and conquer goals.
At any time left over in the week, Josh is a member of Football Queensland Referees and takes charge of local football games most weekends. He is a coffee and red wine enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors, beach, hiking and a gym session or jogs to round off the week.

 

Maddie Paton

Podiatrist

Maddie is an experienced podiatrist who, since graduating in 2015, has worked in private podiatry practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to be closer to family.

Maddie enjoys performing all aspects of podiatric care and treating patients of all ages and abilities. This includes treating general skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and musculoskeletal injuries. She has a solid understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes at all levels have played netball at both a representative and social level.

Maddie also has over 10 years of experience working in both the casual and exercise footwear spheres providing her with a wealth of knowledge surrounding footwear prescription. In addition to this, she has worked alongside some of the states leading sporting teams and their rehabilitation teams.

Maddie is available for Podiatry appointments at our Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics.

Tim Lynch

General Physiotherapist

Tim graduated from James Cook University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has over 10 years of experience working in the fields of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He has worked as a physiotherapist within Queensland Health, The Australian Department of Defence and the Queensland Academy of Sport as well as extensively in private practice. Tim went on to further his education and completed a Masters’s Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2016. He is now recognized by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. This has allowed Tim to work and travel with sporting teams (including the Queensland Women’s AFL Academy and Men’s Australian University Rugby 7’s team) as well as elite individual athletes who have competed at the Commonwealth Games and Paralympics.

Tim has a passion for providing an accurate assessment and treatment for both acute and chronic injuries, with a focus on enabling patients to stay active and reach their individual rehabilitation goals. He has a firm belief in patient education, evidence-based treatment modalities and the development of individual exercise programs for people of all ages. His key areas of interest include persistent lower back and neck pain, acute sporting injuries and sports injury prevention programs. Tim has completed several external physiotherapy courses which have given him further knowledge of treatment modalities including advanced manual therapy skills, dry needling, hydrotherapy and Pain Science Education.

Tim recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2021 with his wife and young son. Both he and his young family are loving the laidback lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. On the weekends, Tim can be found searching for the best coffee shops in the local area and going for long walks along the beach with his family and their black labrador.

Tim is currently available for physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

Clare Farrands

Physiotherapist

Clare has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a BSc in Physiotherapy and has over 12 years of experience, working in Private Practice and in a Hospital setting. She has just moved back to Hervey Bay with her husband to raise her young family and enjoy the beautiful Fraser Coast. You may recognise Clare as she was at the clinic a few years ago. She has a keen interest and has furthered her knowledge in Pilates, women’s health, vestibular dysfunction and fall prevention.

Blair Austin

Exercise Physiologist

Blair is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), having completed his degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Tasmania in 2020. Blair has previous experience in Strength and Conditioning and as an Occupational Rehab Consultant. This has provided Blair with valuable experience in functional strength training and Work Cover. Blair has developed an interest in injury rehabilitation, athlete development and chronic disease management.

Blair provides client-focused care to assist you with reaching your goals through a holistic approach to exercise. Blair understands that everyone has unique needs and delivers tailored care, specific to each client. Blair is invested in providing his clients with the skills and knowledge needed to be independent in their health.

In his spare time, Blair is an avid mountain biker and enjoys making the most of the warm climate by spending weekends at the beach or bushwalking.

Blair is available for Exercise Physiology appointments in Maroochydore and Caloundra.

Dee

Massage Therapist

With 5+ years in the industry, Dee holsters a range of techniques for your treatment plan. She has undergone various training courses and strives to be as best-equipped as possible for a range of presentations. Depending on your goals, your treatment is likely to include a combination of techniques, some of which being:

myofascial release: an effective way to reduce broad tension, with long, deep pressure being applied
trigger point therapy: an effective way to release those pesky knots
functional cupping: a “western” take on the traditional therapy, where you perform muscle-specific movements while the cups are in place
(requires participation, ranges from about 5-15 minutes in duration)
passive stretches: slow, deep breathing while you allow yourself to get taken into deep stretches

When Dee is not in the clinic or studying, chances are she’s hanging out with the parents or taking her kids on outdoor adventures in the ranges or along the coast.

Kirrily Robinson

Dietitian

Kirrily Robinson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who graduated from the University of Sunshine Coast Kirrily’s ambition is to inspire, motivate and support clients to create balanced and realistic nutritional goals in order to achieve sustainable long-term health. Kirrily has a friendly and non-judgemental maturity to ensure clients feel comfortable talking about their nutritional goals and provides an individualised approach, understanding that each client has different needs and values for their health journey.

Kirrily’s special interest areas include but are not limited to: Women’s health & pregnancy nutrition, gut health, nutritional deficiencies, building healthy food relationships, diabetes and paediatric nutrition. In her spare time, Kirrily enjoys being active, going for coffee with friends & family and baking delicious recipes.

Sha Sani

Podiatrist

Sha moved to Brisbane over five years ago to pursue a career in podiatry at QUT after noticing the common lower limb ailments her elders were experiencing.

Sha spent most of her free time volunteering at various aged care facilities to help the elderly maintain good foot health, and has a particular interest in dermatological foot conditions, nails, as well as high-risk foot care.

She also has an affinity for orthotic therapy and technology after conducting research in her final year as an honours student at QUT.

 

Pauline Lindsay

Remedial Massage Therapist

After working in hospitality for many years, Pauline decided she needed a career change and became a qualified remedial massage therapist in 2018. Originally from Scotland but has been living in Australia for 25years. Pauline has worked as a Massage Therapist in Noosa and Brisbane; Pauline has recently moved to Hervey Bay.

Pauline’s primary experience is in remedial and relaxation massages, but she also has experience with pregnancy, deep tissue, and hot stones. Pauline is constantly fascinated and intrigued with all aspects of the body and is always keen to learn more. She is currently studying allied health and looking forward to putting her learning into practice.

Pauline enjoys spending time with my family, friends, and pets and walking on the beach outside of work.

Kim Opdam

Physiotherapist

Kim graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Throughout her studies, Kim gained invaluable experience across multiple fields including cardiothoracic, neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With a passion for health and fitness, Kim loves working with individuals using a variety of treatment modalities to assist her patients in returning to feeling their best and reaching their goals. Kim acknowledges the role that good communication and individual empowerment have on patient outcomes and employs a warm and welcoming approach to her treatment sessions.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys all things outdoors including running, camping and hiking and is a keen traveller having spent time travelling both in Australia and overseas.
After recently relocating to Queensland, Kim looks forward to exploring all that the local area has to offer.

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

Kale Hoggins

Exercise Physiologist

Kale graduated from La Trobe University in Bendigo with a bachelor of exercise science and a master of exercise physiology. Placement opportunities took him to the country and metropolitan Melbourne, where he could sharpen his skills with a wide range of chronic conductions. Kale joins the team, having worked in private practice in Victoria’s surf coast before seeking the warmer weather and water of QLD.

Kale is respectful, empathetic and easy to get along with and believes that results and relationships are crucial factors as an exercise physiologist. He is particularly passionate about musculoskeletal rehabilitation, functional movement patterns and improving quality of life.

In his spare time, Kale enjoys AFL and cricket as a supporter and a player, trying his best to catch a wave and spending time outdoors.

Paul Ostwald

Remedial Massage Therapist

Paul Ostwald is an outstanding Remedial Massage Therapist. Paul completed his Dip in 2021 at Q Academy Sunshine Coast. His first training was in 2006, completing a certificate of Sports Massage with Sports Medicine Australia.
Paul has experienced many years of sport at a competitive level, including Rugby League, Basketball, Rugby Union, Cricket, Touch Football and Ocean Paddling. Many injuries later, Paul turned to remedial massage as the primary modality of treatment and management of his body. Whether it be injury recovery/management or general maintenance, it worked so well that Paul decided to make it his career after years in the cooperate world.
Paul’s training experience also covers relaxation massage, reflexology, MLD, and techniques such as Myofascial Release Therapy, Neuromuscular Release Therapy, Positional Release Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, and Joint Mobilisations, Stretching, Taping, Myofascial Cupping and TENS Machine applications.

Megan Hawkins

Persistent Pain, Lower Limb & General Physiotherapist

Megan graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honors. During her training, Megan worked with Collegians Football Club in the Victorian Amateur Football League where she treated sports injuries in football players and has a strong interest in lower limb rehabilitation.

After graduating, Megan worked in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne where she obtained extensive clinical experience in Orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and acute cardiorespiratory conditions.

Megan moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. Since her move, Megan has been working in rehabilitation at Noosa Hospital, helping patients return to meaningful activities after orthopedic surgery, illness and injury. Megan has a special interest in working with patients experiencing persistent pain and has significant experience working in the Pain Program at Noosa Hospital managing pain conditions using a biopsychosocial approach.

On the weekends, Megan enjoys cycling, running, going to the beach and has been giving surfing a go. With a background in competitive netball and triathlon.

Megan has a special interest in Persistent Pain, Lower Limb & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Megan is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Coen Watts

General Physiotherapist

Coen completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University. He has had clinical experience in both a hospital and community setting. Coen strives to use individualised exercise therapy and education to support others to reach their goals.

Coen has a particular interest in physiotherapy’s musculoskeletal and neurological fields, which he is eager to continue building to deliver the best care. This interest was developed through his work as a sports trainer for local sporting teams and his own sporting involvement.

Coen enjoys fishing, going to the beach, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family outside of work.

Coen is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Damien Kerley

Exercise Physiologist

Damien is a Sunshine Coast local. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. He loves the beach, where he spends a great deal of time surfing or running with his dog Rolly.

Damien graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and strives to stay up to date with the latest research to better assist individuals with a range of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic conditions and mental health conditions.

He has played numerous sports over the years and enjoyed the competition and camaraderie that comes with involvement. It is his hope to assist you in getting into or back into the activities that you love and achieve your lofty goals.

“If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.” (Unknown).

Damien is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Sadhbh McCarthy

Podiatrist

Sadhbh immigrated to Brisbane from Ireland with her family in 2011. Having worked within a sporting environment, she decided to undertake a Bachelor of Podiatry at QUT.

As a mum of 3 and with a background in high-performance sport, her interests lay in injury management and paediatrics. Sadhbh has extensive experience working with a diverse range of people providing understanding, empathy and a collaborative approach to care.

Sadhbh is available for Podiatry appointments at our Springfield and Beenleigh clinics.

Jarrod Herman

Exercise Physiologist

Jarrod graduated from QUT with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and with a strong passion for treating a wide range of conditions, especially musculoskeletal conditions. Jarrod’s passion is driven through the enjoyment of improving the lives of those living with comorbidities through personably tailored and evidence-based exercise prescriptions. Outside of work, Jarrod has a history of being an elite level swimmer and enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle through swimming and strength and conditioning. Jarrod also enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, watching sports such as the AFL and attending live music.

Jarrod is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Jayden Arnold

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jayden graduated from the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane; he started his career working in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane, managing a wide range of clients from the everyday worker to the elite sportsman.

Having played at a very high level of soccer himself, Jayden gained experience managing a range of semi-pro and professional teams in Australia alongside his private practice work before moving to London, United Kingdom. Jayden quickly established himself as a very respected Physiotherapist in London, treating a wide range of athletes, actors, and high profile clientele. He also developed a close working relationship with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, sports doctors and other health professionals managing complex cases alongside each other to achieve remarkable outcomes.

Jayden has vast experience in treating all areas of the body, including complex conditions, but he has a keen interest in hips, knees and ankles, as well as tendon conditions. His philosophy in treating all injuries and pain is to allow the patient to continue being as physically active as possible while rehabilitating their pain or problem.

Jayden’s last two years were spent as the Head of Physiotherapy for one of London’s biggest Private Physiotherapy companies managing Ten clinics and a large number of health professionals. Alongside treating clients, he has a keen interest in helping mentor other Physiotherapists to provide exceptional care to their patients.

In his spare time, Jayden loves travelling and has been to over 30 countries so far; he plays soccer and enjoys watching all sports but in particular the English Premier League.

Jayden is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Daniel Leahy

Exercise Physiologist

Daniel graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Seeking a tropical change and a fresh start to begin his career as an EP, Daniel joins us from South Australia, where he has lived his entire life. Having always been involved in sports growing up, the opportunity to study and work in a field which allows him to use his passion for exercise to assist people to live better lives was a natural choice. Placement opportunities across Adelaide and Darwin have exposed him to a range of chronic conditions and presentations, and he has experience working with NDIS, Medicare, DVA and Work Cover clients.

Daniel strives to work with clients to set out individualised and meaningful goals, and assists them to achieve these goals through specific and evidence-based exercise programs. Daniel is particularly interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, helping people to correct movement patterns, reduce pain and recover from injury or surgery. As well as this, he also has a keen interest in neurological conditions, helping people improve their physical function and quality of life through exercise.

Outside of work, Daniel has a passion for many sports, including AFL, cricket and basketball. He also enjoys travel and spending time exploring our own backyard.

Daniel is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Amy Webster

Dietitian

Amy is an accomplished Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) whose person-centred approach is both caring and compassionate, whilst also being realistic and achievable. Her warm and kindly demeanour, paired with her devotion to her clients’ health, resonates with people as they work together towards achieving a healthier lifestyle tailored to their individual circumstances. Amy holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. Since graduating, Amy has gained a wealth of experience, working across various settings, including hospital, community health and public health. Her experience has led to the development of her special interests in chronic health management in conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and also gut health. Outside of work, Amy enjoys time in nature bushwalking, kayaking, gardening and travelling.

Amy is available for Dietetic appointments at Broadbeach and Robina.

Ashleigh Graves

Shoulder & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Ashleigh joins the Sports and Spinal team with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Since graduating, Ashleigh has gained a wealth of experience working across all fields of physiotherapy, particularly within sports Physiotherapy, and has spent the past few years working in Rugby Union. Ashleigh is currently the Junior Academy Physiotherapist for the Queensland Reds.
Ashleigh enjoys the challenges of working in sports and applies this level of diligence in managing all of her patients. Her interests have led her to gain further qualifications in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture, Strength and Conditioning and Clinical Pilates. She has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of lower back, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries.
She enjoys working with people of all abilities and ages and believes in an evidence-based and individualised approach to help guide you towards your goals, whether that be moving out of pain, into performance or onto prevention.
Ash enjoys staying active and loves to get outside for a walk or play a social game of touch footy when not working.

Ashleigh’s main interests are lower back, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. 

Ashleigh is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Jorjia Earle-Broadley

Physiotherapist

Jorjia is a new graduate Physiotherapist joining the Sports and Spinal team. Jorjia studied at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and has graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy with Academic Excellence.

Jorjia is passionate about all aspects of physiotherapy and is driven to empower individuals to achieve successful health outcomes through encouraging self-management, improving movement and getting you back to what you love to do.

Through individualised assessment and a patient-centred holistic approach, Jorjia is motivated to assist you in reaching your goals. Jorjia is interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, powerlifting, sports physiotherapy and injury prevention.

Outside of the clinic, Jorjia enjoys strength training at the gym, grabbing a coffee, and spending time with her friends and family (especially her two rescue cats).

Jorjia is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She then spent several years in a public hospital in Tasmania, where she worked across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. She also has experience in the private hospital sector and aged care.

It was in her years in Tasmania that she developed a passion for Women’s and Men’s PelvicHealth after her work across maternity wards, outpatient pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain and post urogynaecological and prostatectomy surgeries.

She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health and is soon to finish completing her postgraduate studies in Pelvic Health at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in pre and post-natal management, prolapse, urinary incontinence, bladder concerns and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being and empowerment.

Outside of work, you can find Emily spending time with friends, curled up in a sunny corner with a good book, exercising and playing a sport, and exploring the great outdoors – hiking, swimming, playing in waterfalls… discovering all that this WA girl can in her new home on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, Buderim and Nambour locations.

Jarrad Heath

Physiotherapist

Jarrad completed his training at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, in 2014. He has recently returned from the United Kingdom and worked in a Private Practice and Public health setting.

Jarrad is currently completing his Post Graduate Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. He is enthusiastic about staying up to date with the latest research and evidence to assist his clients in achieving their goals.
Jarrad enjoys facilitating return to sports, having undergone an ACL reconstruction himself. He also enjoys facilitating return to work and activity by understanding exactly what each client needs.

He is a returned Sunshine Coast local who can’t get away from all this region has to offer. Jarrad can be found training for a triathlon, at the gym, walking his puppy or attempting to surf.

Jarrad is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Sam Cobourn

Sports, Lower Limb & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Sam is a graduate physiotherapist joining the Sports & Spinal team. Sam grew up in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie where he studied at Charles Sturt University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Distinction, Sam made the move up to the Sunshine Coast where he now calls home.

Sam believes that everyone deserves to live a prosperous, healthy lifestyle where they are able to move well and pain-free whilst participating in activities that are meaningful to the individual. This starts with a thorough assessment, closely followed by a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not only the symptoms but the root cause of the problem to ensure long-lasting results.

Outside of physio, Sam has an extensive martial arts background where he has instructed and competed at an international level representing Australia in both Russia and China. He enjoys an active lifestyle, loves the outdoors and won’t say no to a good time.

Sam has a special interest in Sports Physiotherapy, Lower Limb Physiotherapy & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 

Sam is available for Physiotherapy at our Coolum clinic.

Belinda Fribence

Exercise Physiologist

Belinda Fribence has Graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology on top of her degree in Bachelor of Exercise Science. As well as this, Belinda is a full member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Belinda’s passion in the field of Exercise Physiology is driven by her past as a competitive athlete in the world of Track and Field and sustaining carer changing injuries. As a result, she has become driven to provide holistic care with the aim of helping individuals regain their mobility and functionality as well as improving the methods of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Working closely with surfers and martial art athletes as well as being one herself she has developed a key passion in improving the longevity and mobility of joints, particularly in the hips. Working with the body in a 360-degree approach is a personal goal of hers and is aiming to build upon her knowledge and expertise in this field.

Belinda is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Beenleigh clinic.

Caitlyn Mann

Physiotherapist

Caitlyn completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Caitlyn has additional experience having been a Sports Trainer for the Pine Rivers Netball Association. Caitlyn has undertaken additional training and is a GLA:D® Registered Physiotherapist; delivering the best evidence-based management for hip and knee osteoarthritis. She is also one of our Physiotherapists who treats vertigo!

Caitlyn strives to provide optimal patient-centred care for all of her patients through her diligent, committed and compassionate approach. Caitlyn’s practice is a foundation derived from her appreciating the importance that every patient is unique; therefore, she utilises holistic care and collaborates with patients to individualise treatments to maximise patient outcomes.

Caitlyn is committed to helping you achieve any goal and is dedicated to ensuring that she will be your best advocate, support system, and educator and provide evidence-based guidance during your rehabilitation journey.

Outside of Physiotherapy, Caitlyn has numerous passions including netball and being outdoors.

Caitlyn is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra clinic.

Vidal Corte-Real

Physiotherapist

Vidal graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours from Griffith University in Brisbane. Raised in Brisbane, Vidal jumped at the opportunity for a change of scenery and moved to the Fraser Coast and to join the Sports and Spinal team in Hervey Bay. Vidal has a passion for tailoring exercise programs that allow his clients to achieve to their individual goals.

Vidal has a keen interest in sporting injuries and worked closely with many local sporting clubs alongside his studies. Vidal has also developed an interest in the field of major injury recovery. His paper exploring this topic is being published later this year, and he has been invited to present his work at the Australian Physiotherapy Conference.

In his spare time, Vidal enjoys exploring the great outdoors, visiting family and friends, and supporting the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.

Vidal is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Bree Regan

Exercise Physiologist

Bree is a new graduate from the University of Southern Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise majoring in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology. 

Bree has always lived a busy and active lifestyle, mainly through gymnastics, swimming, athletics, dancing and cheerleading. Some of which she continues to enjoy to this day. She also enjoys a regular walk at the beach or in the bush and a good TV show or movie to watch. 

Bree loves that exercise can be a fun and social way to improve our health and wellbeing for the short and long term and enjoys watching her client’s confidence grow quickly over time. Exercise can also be something that we share with our friends and family and does not need to be hard or a chore to be rewarding. Bree enjoys getting to know my clients, which helps her assist them as an individual and as a whole person to give them exercise plans that are best suited for their individual needs. Bree’s aim as an Exercise Physiologist is to help her clients reach their health and fitness goals and beyond so that they can live long happy, healthy and active lives.

Bree is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Ray Watts

Remedial Massage Therapist

In 2014, Ray completed her Cert IV in Massage Therapy Practice at Endeavour College. In 2017, Ray completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Ray has a friendly nature and aims to create positive change in people’s lives through their health and wellbeing.
Ray believes in a holistic approach to a person’s health and wellbeing, so she uses a combination of remedial and relaxation techniques during a typical massage treatment, including Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage.
Ray also offers Manual Lymphatic Drainage to assist the client’s lymphatic system and decrease oedema. Ray’s further study includes Craniosacral Therapy, Chapman’s Reflexes, oncology massage, and treatment techniques for TMJ disorders.
Outside of work, Ray enjoys spending time with her children, aged 11 to 22. Ray has always been involved with coordinating playgroups, mothers’ groups, kindy committees and school committees to give them a sense of community and show them how important it is to be involved in social networks.

Ben Bowering

Exercise Physiologist

Combining a love for exercise and a desire to help people, Ben dove straight into the studies of Exercise Physiology and through his experience has further cultivated a passion for Musculoskeletal and Neurological rehabilitation. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, he gained the skills and knowledge to guide people through their recovery, getting them back to what they love doing. Ben believes in a person-centred approach to rehabilitation, ensuring all individuals are listened to and involved in curating their treatment plan.

Ben is fortunate enough to be a lifelong local of the Sunshine Coast and has participated in most sports and activities the region has to offer. When he’s not working, you can find Ben out in the surf, on the golf course perfecting his swing, or in the kitchen testing new recipes.

Ben is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Simon Coghlan

Shoulder & Spine Physiotherapist

Simon has over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapy clinician, educator, and clinic owner. He has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, with professional rugby and cricket teams, in public and private hospital departments, universities and has run his own private practice.

Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2000 and completed an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 2008.

In 2009 Simon completed the British Medical Acupuncture Society’s Diploma in Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling. He is an accredited member and chair of the society’s Competence, Accreditation and Examining Board.

In 2018, Simon qualified as a Certified Health Coach, which has provided him greater knowledge regarding the role of lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and sleep on physical health, mental health, and pain management.

In 2021, Simon completed the Yale School of Management’s Certificate in Healthcare Management with the intention of further developing his management and leadership skills in a private physiotherapy setting.

Simon uses a Functional Integrated Physiotherapy approach that combines the best, most effective, and scientifically validated techniques derived from manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, medical acupuncture & dry needling, electrotherapeutics, and pain neuroscience education. He specialises in the treatment of shoulder and spinal pain conditions.

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

Grace Lobegeier

Exercise Physiologist

Grace graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) degree. She has a developing interest in mental health and metabolic conditions whereby when completing her degree wrote a paper for her thesis on the benefits of exercise on mental health.

Grace is always looking for ways to further improve her knowledge and enhance her client-centred care approach. She works alongside patients wherever they are at on their health journey and applies evidence-based practice to ensure the best outcomes possible.
Outside of the clinic Grace enjoys going to the gym, travelling, playing sports and exploring with her dog.

Grace is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Anita Seymour

Exercise Physiologist

Anita is a new graduate exercise physiologist from the local University of the Sunshine Coast. Anita studied exercise physiology to combine her two passions of exercise and helping people.

If not at work Anita can usually be found out with her dog at the beach, camping or chasing waterfalls on hiking trails. She is also heavily involved in local touch rugby league competitions.

Anita has a huge interest in living a healthy well-rounded lifestyle both physically and mentally, which she tries to recognise within each client’s session. Anita is motivated to help others achieve their goals in an individualised manner.

Anita is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology. During her final semester of university, Elise started working as a therapist within paediatrics focusing on neurological conditions. Additionally, Elise has completed training in mat work pilates and exercise oncology.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being, which is evident in her love of leading an active and balanced lifestyle. Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys challenging herself with her gym training, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise understands that physical activity will look different for everyone and believes in the importance of facilitating holistic, individual and achievable interventions. Elise endeavours to provide the highest level of care, service, and safety to her clients to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Elise is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside & St Lucia clinic.

Dylan Prescott

Exercise Physiologist

Dylan graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of the Sunshine Coast and was excited to return to his hometown of the Fraser Coast to further his career. With experience working as an athletic development coach with a Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning qualification, Dylan has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injuries and is passionate about providing a high level of patient-centred care through using exercise as medicine.

On his days off, Dylan enjoys playing a wide variety of sports, as well as camping and four-wheel driving with his family and friends.

Dylan is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Brooke Clark

Physiotherapist

Brooke graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours. Her research project explored sports-related concussions within Rugby in NZ, and she has an interest in sports physiotherapy. She has recently moved across the ditch and is excited to live on the coast in a sunnier climate.

Brooke is passionate about helping people to regain function so they are able to enjoy active lifestyles. Growing up in a very active family, Brooke knows the importance of reaching those fitness goals and not letting injuries be a barrier to movement.

Brooke has many interests outside of the clinic, including surf lifesaving, dance, netball, running, walking, and spending time at the beach.

Brooke is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Tim Low

Physiotherapist

Tim graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), with his research investigating sports injuries in adolescent rugby union players.
Tim has an interest in sports injuries and has a strong sporting background himself, growing up playing Rugby League, Rugby Union and Touch Football. Tim is motivated to provide the best possible care to his clients and help them achieve their health and fitness goals.
Tim is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enjoys strength and conditioning training, cycling, hiking, and playing social sport. On the weekend, he loves catching up with family and friends, watching sport, a good movie or reading a book to relax.

Tim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Gema Greasley

Physiotherapist

Gema graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. Gema has also completed additional training in Matwork & Reformer Pilates. Putting this knowledge into practice, she has been teaching Reformer Pilates.

Gema is passionate about empowering each individual to play an important role in their health journey. Gema acknowledges the uniqueness of each person and believes this is crucial in developing individualised treatment plans. She is determined to get people to their optimal level of function so they can get back to what they love and enjoy doing – pain-free. She recognises the importance of a tailored exercise program combined with a hands-on approach for long term management. Gema is invested in her patient’s health journeys and works strongly in collaboration with them to ensure their specific goals are achieved.

Aside from physiotherapy, Gema is extremely focused on her individual training goals in the gym and on the basketball court. Outside of the clinic, you will also find Gema going for coffee, hanging with friends or walking her miniature dachshund, Alfie!

Gema is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Annaliese Van Schouwen

Physiotherapist

Annaliese is a registered APA physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Griffith University, having received the Griffith Award for Academic excellence for each year of her studies. Growing up, Annaliese admired how her grandmother, who has 52 years of experience as a physiotherapist, was able to use her knowledge and skills to help others. Annaliese has experience working with Indigenous communities in locations such as Wondai, Kingaroy and Cherbourg, and hopes to continue this in the future. Annaliese aims to help patients achieve their individualised goals through education, hands-on treatment and home-based exercise programs. She hopes to deliver an optimal standard of care to her patients to help them achieve their goals and get them back to the things that they enjoy.
Annaliese is very passionate about movement and exercise, and their influence not only on physical health but also mental health. Motion is lotion! Outside of the clinic, Annaliese enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, travelling, and going to the beach.

Annaliese is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Beenleigh clinic.

Kim Wright

Physiotherapist

Kimberley graduated in 2021 from Griffith University with a Master of Physiotherapy after having completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2019. With many years of experience in a sport predominantly in the field of swimming at both club and state levels, she experienced an injury that required intensive rehabilitation. The injury and subsequent rehabilitation required for recovery, set in motion a fascination with how the human body works and the importance of rehabilitation post-injury. Kimberley is a qualified reformer Pilates instructor with a passion for incorporating Pilates into exercise programs to improve one’s health and wellbeing. Kimberley is interested in musculoskeletal, neurological and sports physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Kimberley enjoys the beach, chasing waterfalls, spending time with family and friends and taking reformer Pilates classes for her own health and wellbeing.

Kim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Olivia Bahr

Physiotherapist

Olivia grew up in Albury on the NSW/VIC border, where she completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy studies. Additionally, Olivia has recently completed training with DMA Clinical Pilates.

Olivia’s overall aim is to facilitate individuals in getting back to what they love doing, by creating management plans in collaboration with the client. Olivia enjoys using a combination of hands-on therapy, education and exercises prescription to ensure every client is achieving their goals.

In her spare time, Olivia has always been involved in a variety of sports including; swimming, water polo, netball and running. Olivia has also volunteered her time with local AFL teams providing game-day assistance and has developed a keen interest in the prevention and management of sporting injuries.

Having recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast, Olivia is looking forward to meeting friendly faces and getting to know the area.

Olivia is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Kyle McGrath

Physiotherapist

Growing up in Maryborough Queensland, Kyle completed his studies in Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. Kyle brings a strong knowledge of exercise prescription having also completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland and is committed to providing quality patient-centred care.

Kyle has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pain management. He believes in taking the time with patients to listen to their concerns and provide useful education that empowers them to get back to living the lives they want to lead!

Outside of the clinic, Kyle loves hiking and exploring the outdoors. He enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and spends his weekends cheering on the Parramatta Eels in the footy.

Kyle is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Roisin Fradd

Physiotherapist

Roisin graduated from ACU in Ballarat, VIC and is now a Sunshine Coast local. Roisin thoroughly enjoys private practice and looks forward to working with a wide variety of patients.
Roisin grew up in Victoria, playing netball and being a competitive rower.
She has a special interest in preventing and managing sports injuries after being involved in this area. When treating patients, Roisin has a firm view that the best results are found when the patient is at the centre of the care and in control of their rehabilitation/treatment pathway.
Outside of work, Roisin enjoys exploring the Sunshine Coast, getting outdoors and being in the water as much as possible.

Rosin is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Leilani Siamoa

Physiotherapist

Leilani graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Ballarat and recently made the move up to the Sunshine Coast. As well as physiotherapy, Leilani also completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science.

Having played semi-professional level basketball since the age of 15, Leilani is well aware of the impact that injuries can have on our bodies, both physically and mentally.

Leilani has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries and neurological physiotherapy and is passionate about promoting an active lifestyle and helping all achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Leilani loves being outdoors, adventuring waterfalls with friends, and being the number 1 supporter of the Western Bulldogs.

Leilani is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Rod Carroll

Sports, Trigger Point, Pregnancy & Reflexology Massage Therapist

Rod has been in the industry extensively and brings with him experience in sports, remedial and trigger point therapy. Rod is also experienced in reflexology and pregnancy massage.

Rod believes in the systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management caused by sports and work-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and general soreness from a wide variety of activities and postures.

Before any treatment begins, Rod carries out a thorough client consultation and assessment.
Rod listens to clients and works on the areas that require attention, applying the relevant and appropriate treatment to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health.

In his spare time, Rod enjoys surfing, swimming, running, and AFL Umpiring.

Having had professional coaching in triathlons (all disciplines) Rod has a good understanding of the sports-related issues and injuries that can occur and can assist to analyze and offer remediation.

Rod is available for Remedial Massage therapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Landon Inglis

Physiotherapist

Landon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies having previously completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science. He believes in a holistic, individualised approach to treatment and is very passionate about working together with the patient to help them achieve their goals. His prior experience working in the exercise industry has helped to shape his belief in the importance of movement and exercise as a form of rehabilitation.

He has worked with runners and Australian Rules Footballers previously, and continues to do so, however enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions.

Outside of work, Landon enjoys training and competing in running and triathlon events, and loves a trivia night. Landon has recently moved to the coast to further enjoy the lifestyle it provides.

Landon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Emma Doyle

Physiotherapist

Emma grew up in Melbourne but relocated to New Zealand to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. She decided to move back to Australia after graduating, seeking out the warmer weather on the Sunshine Coast.

Emma is passionate about getting people back to living their best lives. However, that looks for the individual. She works with her clients to establish meaningful goals, and together they strive to achieve them.

Emma enjoys training for triathlons, rock climbing, and exploring the local area in her spare time.

Emma is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Kim Goei

General Nail Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries & Diabetic Management Podiatrist

Kim was born and raised on the West coast, completing her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia. She has a kind, gentle manner with patients, with a strong focus on delivering high-quality care.

During her training, Kim gained valuable experience in Singapore working alongside podiatrists from other countries including the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. After completing her degree, Kim has worked in private practice in WA and Victoria before being drawn to the beautiful coastline and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Kim has completed advanced musculoskeletal training with Dr Paul Conneely in the areas of Dry Needling & Foot Mobilisations to aid in the management of lower limb dysfunction. Kim is proficient in delivering all aspects of podiatry care including General Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries and Diabetic Management.

Outside the clinic, Kim enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running & yoga.

Kim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Nambour and Maroochydore clinic.

Tallara Lebeter

Remedial Massage Therapist

After studying at the Endeavour College of Natural Health in Brisbane, Tallara spent the last five years working at multidisciplinary clinics in central London as a Sports Massage Therapist, learning from the best in the industry. Tallara’s down-to-earth nature and reputation for giving consistently thorough massages have helped a diverse range of people. She loves treating headaches, complex shoulder issues and nagging hip pain to support over-workers, pregnant people and weekend warriors. Your remedial massage with Tallara will see her combining traditional massage with movement, stretching and targeted trigger
point therapy with her (practically trademarked!) pointy elbows.
You can find Tallara on top of a mountain, indoor rock climbing, or drinking coffee under a Brisbane fig tree in her spare time.

Book in to see Tallara for Remedial Massage appointments at our Chermside clinic today.

Patrick McGaw

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pat Graduated from Q Academy Brisbane with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in September 2017. Pat has since expanded his clinical knowledge by continuing his professional education after completing his Diploma.
A highlight of Pat’s carer was being a member of the medical team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pat has worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist.
Pat uses various Remedial techniques in his treatments, including Cupping, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Rock blades Massage Tools, Deep Tissue Work and Relaxation Massages.
Pat likes to road cycle and loves going to the Gym. Pat also loves getting away for long weekends with his two dogs and camper trailer. In his downtime, you can catch him volunteering his time as a Motorsport Fire and Rescue office. Pat has also volunteered at various events in Bathurst, Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle, Australian and Singaporean Formula 1 GP and many local grassroots events in Ipswich and Warwick.

Pat is available for Remedial massage appointments at our Woolloongabba and Beenleigh clinic.

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.

Rachael Gilholm

Women's Health, Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management Dietitian

Rachael Gilholm is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sunshine Coast. Since graduation, Rachael has had experience in working within both public hospitals and within the community setting. Rachael is very excited to be transitioning into the private practice space. Rachael is passionate about supporting individuals to reach their health and nutrition goals. Rachael prides herself on optimizing an individual’s health and wellbeing through nutrition therapy and understands that food and nutrition mean so much more than just what we eat. Food brings people together and joy into our lives and for that reason, Rachael aims to work with our clients to make realistic and sustainable changes. Rachael has a special interest in, overweight and obesity, chronic disease management and Women’s health.

Rachael’s interest is in: Women’s Health, Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management

In Rachael’s spare time she enjoys going for hikes, spending time with her puppy, going to the markets and having a cheese platter accompanied with some wine.

Edward Hayes-Woods

Knee & Sports Physiotherapist

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Eddie began studying Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in 2014 and completed his degree in 2017. As a new graduate, he worked in the hospital setting, completing rotations through a rehabilitation ward, outpatient services, general medicine and general surgery.

Eddie made the move to private practice in 2019, his new role allowed him to develop as a clinician through mentorship with experienced physiotherapists. Eddie eventually took over the clinic’s programme for post-operative knee rehabilitation, this allowed for significant exposure to a range of knee conditions, especially ACL ruptures.

Eddie has worked as team physio for several rugby teams. He applies his own experience as a competitive runner and football (soccer) player to understand the demands on these athletes and effectively treat injuries while managing the person as well.

In his spare time Eddie can be found bouldering at the local climbing gym, cycling, swimming, running or strength training. Having explored New Zealand extensively and backpacked his way around South America, Eddie is looking forward to seeing all that Australia has to offer as well!

Edward is available for appointments at our Maroochydore location.

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.

 

 

Callum Smith

Physiotherapist

Callum completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2017 and has since been working in private practice in Brisbane and more recently on the Sunshine Coast. Callum enjoys meeting clients from all walks of life. He takes pride in tailoring treatment plans to fit each individual’s lifestyle and goals. A key philosophy Callum strives to practice, is taking the time to get to know the person in front of him and incorporate their input into their own rehabilitation. Callum enjoys seeing all manner of injuries and conditions and has completed advanced courses in the management of pelvic/low back pain and the injured shoulder. He is trained in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

Away from work, Callum enjoys playing Rugby in the local A-grade competition is a huge Sunshine Coast Lightning fan. Originally hailing from Charters Towers, North Queensland, Callum likes to escape the hustle and bustle by heading out bush or up the coast.

Callum is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana and Baringa clinic.

Ashley Vincent

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 5 years working in private practices across Brisbane, rural NSW and recently returned home to the Sunshine Coast.
Ashley has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, acute sporting injuries and dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background.
Ashley has training in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy and all forms of pilates.
She has also completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy enabling her to treat various pelvic floor conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and all things pre and postnatal. She has a passion for helping women achieve a healthy and happy quality of life.
Ashley is enthusiastic about providing a holistic approach to patient-centred care and providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long term management for her patients.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Kawana and Nambour clinic.

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 North Lakes clinic.

Robert Fischer

Physiotherapist

Robbie graduated from Griffith University with a Masters of Physiotherapy following a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2018.

Robbie has a deep passion for musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. In conjunction with Sports & Spinal, he is determined and excited to develop these passions further, allowing him to provide the best patient-centred care for all his clients. Through the combination of individualised exercise prescription, best evidence-based practice, and goal-oriented sessions, he intends to provide a quality service to his clients and significantly improve their quality of life.

Robbie has grown up on the Gold Coast and has been heavily involved in Surf Lifesaving which is where he developed his passion for community involvement and improvement.

Robert is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Robina clinic.

Caitlin Follett

Gut Health, Women’s Health & Diabetes Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who prides herself on focusing on her clients as a whole person and understands there is so much more to an individual than just what they eat. Since graduating with her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Caitlin has developed her interest in gut health, vegetarian and vegan nutrition, oncology, and chronic disease management.

Caitlin is passionate about making a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle by supporting her clients to create achievable and realistic changes in line with their goals. She uses a non-judgemental, friendly and tailored approach with her care, as she understands that it can be daunting opening up to someone about your health concerns and what you eat.

When she isn’t working, Caitlin enjoys exploring the Sunshine Coast by getting outside to go for walks or hikes, to the beach for a swim, or painting at home.

Caitlin is available for appointments at Kawana, Baringa, Nambour and Caloundra.

Claire Stutchbury

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Claire has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra and enjoys working with patients to achieve their goals. Since graduating, she has worked in practice treating a variety of problems. Her treatment techniques include dry needling, massage/manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education. Claire is passionate about furthering her knowledge to improve patient care and has a keen interest in Women’s Health. Claire can currently treat pre-and post-natal musculoskeletal pain, bladder incontinence, return to exercise/class screening (including internal assessments). Outside the clinic, Claire enjoys hiking, open water swimming, and travelling.

Claire is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Springfield location.

Destiny Fountain

Remedial Massage Therapist

Destiny is a Remedial Massage Therapist who enjoys incorporating various techniques into your treatments to ensure the best possible relief of your symptoms. Such methods may include cupping, passive stretches, trigger point, and myofascial therapy. Before your session, these are always discussed to clarify your needs and help tailor your customised treatment plan.

Since completing her remedial massage diploma in 2018 in Melbourne, Destiny has undergone specialised training in various modalities such as special needs (pediatric and palliative), pregnancy massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy. She loves a challenge and quenches her ongoing thirst for knowledge at the University of Queensland to narrow her focus to advanced treatments in the sports industry. Destiny joined our team in July 2021 and held an associate membership with Massage and Myotherapy Australia.

Destiny is available for appointments at our Woolloongabba and St Lucia clinics.

Chari Stewart

Sports Physiotherapist

Chari is an APA Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Otago in NZ, then went on to complete her Sports Physiotherapy Masters at the University of Queensland in 2012. Realising early in her career how important exercise prescription was in managing her clients and athletes, Chari completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science majoring in Physical Conditioning in 2009.

Chari has spent most of her career working in private practice and with various rugby teams from schoolboy to elite. More notably, she was a Physiotherapist at Rugby 7s during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and has consulted and travelled with QLD Reds Rugby, QAS Rugby 7s, and Rugby AU.

Chari is currently working part-time at the University of Queensland as a Clinical Educator in the Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Clinic. In this role, she facilitates the transition from theory to clinical practice for the final year Physiotherapy students.

Chari is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield location.

Sarah Brown

Dietitian

Sarah is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sarah enjoys meeting and working with new people and has a passion for supporting people achieve their goals through a client-centred approach, encouraging sustainable eating behaviours and using evidence-based practice. Sarah’s special interest areas include weight management, oncology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys roller skating, spending time with family and friends and taking her two German Shepards for a walk.

Sarah is available for Dietitian appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

Nicholas Roth

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Nicholas graduated from QUT in 2015. Nicholas previously worked in Far North Queensland and on the Sunshine Coast; he relocated to the Gold Coast in 2021 with his wonderful wife and daughter. Nicholas enjoys all things outdoors, and his favourite sport is soccer, where he has played interstate and overseas. On the weekends, he loves fishing, camping and visiting the beautiful beaches all along the Coast. Nicholas has a particular interest in Sports Biomechanics, Paediatric Podiatry and complex caseloads. He is kind and passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals and using the motto “prevention is better than cure” to get there.

Nicholas is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina and Broadbeach clinics.

Luke Rogers

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health. Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.
Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa clinics.

 

 

 

 

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 Woolloongabba clinic.

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.

Tim Dunstone

Sports Physiotherapist

Tim Dunstone gained his initial physiotherapy qualification in Adelaide from the renowned School of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He worked in Adelaide in both private practice and onsite in the industrial setting (in the automotive industry) for a few years. Tim served the profession’s peak association, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, on the SA Branch Council for four years.
Tim then moved to Sydney and completed two masters degrees in sports and manipulative physiotherapy and taught musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. He conducted some biomechanical research into low back injuries in elite rowers in the School of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney for three years. He was the Dean of St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney for eight years and Dean of St John’s College within the University of Queensland for four years.
Tim rowed and coxed to a national level with the Adelaide Rowing Club. He has since coached rowing to an elite level with the South Australian Sports Institute, the Sydney University Rowing Club, Wilderness School and the first eight at Scotch College in Adelaide. He has recently coached rowing for the last five years at the UQ Boat Club.
In his spare time, Tim enjoyed singing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir for eight years, who are the resident chorus for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, frequently performing in the Sydney Opera House. His performances with the Sydney Philharmonia included a tour of the UK in 2010, singing Maher’s 8th at the Royal Albert Hall on the opening night of the BBC Proms Series, in addition to concerts at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Australia House.
He has been the physiotherapist for elite soccer, cricket and rowing teams, and has more than seventeen years of private practice clinical experience. Tim is one of only 201 physiotherapists in Australia, who are dual titled members of the APA, as both an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In 2020 Tim was made a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He is also a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for the State of Queensland. Tim is married with two young daughters.

Tim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Beenleigh clinic

Bethany Perkins

Physiotherapist

Bethany completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Queensland. Bethany is passionate about improving the quality of life and helping people with their step-by-step recovery journey. Bethany loves to discover the root of the problem and work to overcome it through a holistic approach. Bethany strives to act in a compassionate, positive, and encouraging way and loves getting to know new people.

In her leisure time, Bethany enjoys playing touch football and volleyball, climbing mountains, beach swims, and sunset picnics.

Alexander Young

Physiotherapist

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University with Academic Excellence. Alex is passionate about his profession and motivated to empower individuals to gain positive health outcomes.

Through patient-orientated exercise programs and hands-on treatment, Alex is determined to help you reach your goals. Alex is interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy and injury prevention.

Outside of the clinic, Alex enjoys a round of golf, supporting the Boston Celtics and going to the beach.

Alex is available for appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Zoe Divall

Neck, Headaches, Vestibular Treatment & NDIS Physiotherapist

Zoe graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a passion for improving people’s lives through evidence-based effective treatment modalities focusing on patient-centred goals and long term outcomes. 

Zoe continues to do her extra training and ongoing professional development in neck/headache and vestibular treatments. Zoe creates treatment plans that aim to have you back to doing the things you love in a way that is realistic and has your goals at the core.

Zoe has always lived a very active lifestyle; is heavily involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and enjoys yoga, touch football and tennis. Zoe’s interest in a healthy lifestyle and general well-being will provide clients with a holistic treatment approach.

Zoe has a special interest in Neck & Headache Physiotherapy, Vestibular Treatment & NDIS 

Zoe is available for appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Mitchell Hill

Physiotherapist

Mitch completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hon) at Central Queensland University and has since enjoyed what working in private practice has to offer.

Mitch enjoys working closely with patients to give them control of their own rehabilitation and to reach their individual goals. He listens to his patients to ensure that he provides holistic health care to them. Since being in private practice, Mitch has undertaken extra coursework on the best management of various running injuries & has a particular interest area in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries. He has also recently undertaken certification to offer the GLA:D program; the best evidence management for hip & knee osteoarthritis. Mitch has been working alongside the Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic group to provide pre-operative education sessions for those undergoing hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Mitch looks forward to working closely with patients to help them achieve their goals. Outside of work, he enjoys spending his Saturdays on the cricket field and using every opportunity to experience the great outdoors.

Mitchell is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Corey Prior

Shoulder & Lower Limb Physiotherapist
Corey joined the Chermside Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy team after studying both Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. He has a strong interest in the human body and spent 3 years tutoring university students in anatomy. He is passionate about diagnosing the correct condition and delving further into identifying the true cause of somebody’s pain.
Corey is a Level 1 CrossFit coach and is an expert in the lower back, hip, knee and shoulder pain. He prides himself on keeping his patients active through the initial phases of injury and develops long term solutions for his clients. Corey provides practical solutions to technical movement considerations often missed.
Corey addresses his patients problems in a systematic ordered approach that looks at the whole person and is the primary contributor to the popular LVLUP online blog.

Outside of physiotherapy and coaching, Corey is passionately working on his own training and progressions. Corey also enjoys Sunday morning coffees and walks with his miniature dachshund, Sadie.

Corey is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Mandy Lung

Physiotherapist

After completing a degree in Exercise Physiology followed by Physiotherapy in Sydney, Mandy decided to explore more of Australia, particularly Queensland and its warmer waters.
Mandy’s experience in physiotherapy and exercise physiology has allowed her to see a wide range of conditions in both the public and private sectors. Mandy believes empowering clients through education and self-management strategies allows them to be in the driver seat of their own health so they can continue to do the things they love.

On days off, Mandy loves exploring the outdoors, hiking, heading to the beach and trying her hand in various sports.

Mandy is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

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.

Gabriel Bogatko

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Gabi is experienced in all facets of Podiatry, including musculoskeletal conditions of the feet and legs, video gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, paediatric foot/leg assessment, lower limb acupuncture/ dry needling and orthotic therapy. In addition to Bachelors of Podiatry, Gabi also holds a Diploma in Football Medicine through the FIFA Medical Network, which has created an excellent platform to connect with world-leading experts internationally.

Gabi has a good knack for building relationships with paediatric patients having great outcomes treating rheumatological, musculoskeletal, inflammatory disorders and juvenile arthritis.
With extensive knowledge working with the top running shoe brands and passionate about shoe technology and advances in footwear, Gabi is well across finding the fit for your foot.

Gabi has a strong interest in sport-related and is interested in incorporating this into her professional career. She enjoys meeting new athletes and helping them to be active participants in their own health and well-being. She understands the frustration of injury hampering runners from reaching their goals and can provide preventative solutions.
Gabi enjoys a challenge and is always looking to further her knowledge to provide the highest quality of podiatric care and treatment options.

With a great passion for improving mobility and patient goals, whether in the sporting field or day to day mobility, she is proficient and passionate about all aspects of her profession. She looks forward to greeting you with a smile in the clinic.

Gabi is available at our Caloundra, Coolum and Sippy Downs clinic.

Steve Osborne

Physiotherapist

Steve trained in the UK, qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002. He initially worked in the UK national health system for 6 yrs and then moved back to NZ to run his own clinic for 13yrs. Steve has an extensive background in the health and fitness industry after gaining an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science in 1992 and worked as a fitness instructor for over 10 years in Auckland and London.

Steve has been qualified in Acupuncture and Pilates since 2006. Steve has completed post-graduate training in Watson Headache Method, Manipulative Therapy Techniques, Dry Needling, Myofascial Massage, and trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Steve believes in functional training and getting to the cause of your problems, leading to a longer-lasting and more effective long-term result. Steve’s goal is to get you better than you were pre-injury/operation.

Steve is also a keen photographer, enjoys fishing and mountain biking and is kept busy by his three children.

Steve is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Jamie Lineburg

Physiotherapist

After growing up in Hervey Bay, Jamie spent several years living on the Sunshine Coast before pursuing a career in Physiotherapy. Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Central Queensland University and was excited to move back to his hometown to join the Sports and Spinal team. Jamie has an interest in Sports Physiotherapy and plans to complete postgraduate studies in this area.

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys heading out in his boat fishing, spending time with family and friends, and taking his golden retriever for walks on the beach.

Jamie is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Cara Niven

Lymphedema/General Physiotherapist

Cara completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Since leaving university, she has gained experience in many areas of physiotherapy, including musculoskeletal, chronic pain, pilates, orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation.

Cara has also undergone further study for the treatment of Lymphoedema and is a qualified Australasian Lymphology Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner. She is qualified to treat Lymphoedema in the upper and lower limbs, breasts, genitals, trunk, abdomen, and paediatrics. Her treatment involves manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise prescription and education. Cara can also treat and prescribe garments for other conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency and lipoedema. 

Cara decided she wanted a career in physiotherapy at a very young age. As an avid soccer player, her interest was sparked by the care and support she herself received from physiotherapists for injuries she sustained on the soccer field. Cara understands what it is like to have an injury and knows how it can affect an individual physically, socially and emotionally. Therefore, you can be reassured that she will have your best interests at the forefront of her care. Together you will smash goals and return to what you love doing.

Outside of work, you can find Cara playing soccer and drinking coffee.

You can find Cara at the Redcliffe clinic.

Karis Moffatt

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Karis graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University, Townsville at the end of 2020. Karis initially grew up in Cairns before starting her next journey on the Fraser Coast to see what it has to offer. Karis has developed a special interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, however, shares an equal interest in a musculoskeletal caseload.
Karis has a passion for all aspects of Women’s Health, however, plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal conditions, urinary incontinence and prolapse symptoms.
Karis has a positive and enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with the client to optimise outcomes and achieve rehabilitation goals.
In her spare time, Karis enjoys hanging out with friends, spending her days at the beach and finding new places to eat and drink

Karis is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Bayside/ Hervey Bay clinic.

Clint Frazer

Sports Physiotherapist

Clint is a qualified Sports Physiotherapist with extensive private practice experience and a background in elite sporting environments. Since graduating in 2006 Clint has worked in private practices specialising in shoulder and knee injuries. Over the past four years, he has held a senior physiotherapist position with the Brisbane Lions. Prior to this Clint has worked with both the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters with their NRL squads. Clint’s current interests involve a research project investigating the size of lower back muscles in elite athletes and the prevention of injury. When not working Clint enjoys surfing down the coast and spending time with his family.

Clint is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Georgia Nierfeld

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Georgia has graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She has gained experience in various areas throughout her clinical practice, such as cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological rehabilitation, and paediatrics. As her career progresses, Georgia has currently completed her Level 1 in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, enabling her to help women with a variety of pelvic floor conditions, such as incontinence and pre and postnatal.

Georgia has a passion for physiotherapy and health care, driven by the pursuit to help her clients overcome their physical barriers and achieve their goals in an active and client-centred approach. She enjoys working together with the client to develop a treatment plan that suits their needs.

Outside of work, Georgia enjoys participating in gym classes, going for bush works, volunteering for Bush care and spending time with friends and family.

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

Thomas Abraham

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained interest and extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics and neurological conditions while always looking to learn more. Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education which he is currently undertaking further study in. His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to provide each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription and education to name a few.

During school and university, Tom spent some time working with running footwear, specifically ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state-level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

 

Harris Johnston

Neck, Headache and Vestibular Physiotherapist

Harris completed his postgraduate Masters in Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Harris’s passion & focus remains on helping patients maintaining an active lifestyle whilst managing their acute or chronic injuries to regain their optimal level of function. Whether that be getting them back onto the sporting field, returning to the gym, back to work or just returning to be able to perform their usual daily regime.

Harris has a strong passion for a hands-on approach to his treatment and utilises various treatment modalities to achieve a positive outcome for his patients. Harris also loves implementing a structured rehabilitation program and preventative strategies to reduce the risk of re-injury, along with tailored stretches and exercises to help reduce pain and flare-ups.

Harris has strong interests within the neck, jaw, headaches and vertigo/dizziness demographic of patients and rehabilitation. Harris has completed additional courses focusing on neck pain, with most recently completing his introductory and advanced course on Vestibular Rehabilitation to provide the best outcomes for his dizzy/vertigo patients. Harris plans to continue learning & developing within this aspect of physiotherapy with him due to complete additional courses on jaw pain & headaches in early 2022.

Outside of work, Harris has a keen interest in rugby league, supporting the Penrith Panthers, going to the beach & trail hikes with friends, along with being an amateur photographer of nature & enjoys chasing the milky-way for some astrophotography.

Harris is available for appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Samantha Kiorgaard

Sports, Geriatrics & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Samantha studied a Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Samantha provides a warm and understanding environment in which she supports clients on their journey to improved wellbeing and quality of life. With her knowledge of food and medical nutrition therapy, she encourages sustainable eating behaviours and provides dietary advice that is guided by a client-centred approach, tailoring to the individual needs and unique background of each person. Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.
Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.

Sam is available for Dietitian appointments at our Maroochydore, Buderim and Sippy Downs clinics.

Holly Ryan

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Holly graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in Townsville. 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.

In addition, Holly has a special interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, having completed further training to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of incontinence, and pre and post-natal pelvic floor conditions.
Holly has a positive, encouraging and methodical approach to treatment, and has a passion for working 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 and Women’s Health appointments at our Caloundra clinic.

Peter Herzig

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Peter is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Sports Dietitian (AccSD) who is passionate about a client-centred approach to nutrition; tailoring advice and plans to the individual.

With a background in sport science and an extensive history of cycling, Peter enjoys fine-tuning the nutrition plans of all cyclists and is currently the consulting Dietitian to the QAS cycling squad. Peter is also very passionate about the nutritional needs of recreational, junior, club, Audax and Gran Fondo participants.

Peter’s interests lie not only in sport. He enjoys helping people from all walks of life to meet their nutritional goals by tailoring advice to their individual circumstances.

Particular interests to Peter include:

  • Nutrition plans tailored to the individual
  • Sports Nutrition: endurance sports specialist (cycling, running, tri), event nutrition, active child nutrition, recovery nutrition, fat loss, muscle gain, team sports.
  • Malnutrition management (weight gain)
  • Diabetes management
  • DVA clients
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
  • Balancing body composition goals and training recovery
  • Chronic Disease management and NDIS
  • Sustainable weight loss
  • Junior sports nutrition and everyday eating
  • Race planning
  • Advice for the travelling athlete
  • Presentations and Training Camps
  • Coeliac Disease
  • IBS

Pete is available for Dietitian appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Madison Simmons

Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Madison graduated from UQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed working as a private practice physiotherapist since. With his experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, Madison thrives on working with the Sports and Spinal team to work toward the individual goals of his patients.
Madison has extensive experience in helping people overcome chronic pain obstacles on their way to improving their quality of life and is a firm believer that with the right approach, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. As a result, treating chronic pain and injuries that won’t go away is Madison’s particular interest.
Madison has also developed a strong passion for treating sporting injuries after competing as an elite tennis player in Australia. Outside of the clinic, he has a passion for road cycling, hiking, and after relocating to the Sunshine Coast, surfing will be next on the list.
Overall, Madison utilises a holistic approach of hands-on therapy, dry needling, individual exercise programs and education to work with patients to achieve their personal goals.

Madison’s interests are Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Madison is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Tom Williams

Shoulder, Trunk & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Tom has graduated with a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. He has been involved in numerous sporting teams, including UQ Rugby Football Club, Toowong Football Club, UQ Swimming Club, and a physiotherapist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Tom also spends time teaching in the physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland.

Tom is passionate about exercise. He loves getting people back into exercise and sport, with a keen interest in running and swimming. His exercise science and strength and conditioning background have allowed him to bring a mixture of hands-on and exercise prescription skills to his physio work. Tom utilises manual therapy, breathwork, vision and vestibular training, and strength work to create efficient movement patterns with his clients. His goal is to help you move better and get back to exercise!

Tom is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Nigel Smith

Hamstring & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Nigel has an educational background in both Exercise and Sports Science and Physiotherapy.  Furthermore, he is an accredited APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and has worked within sports medicine clinics or elite sport since 2005.  He has been involved with professional Cricket, Soccer and Rugby Union teams and is currently the Head Physiotherapist for The University of Queensland Rugby Football Club.  Nigel is finalising his studies for his PhD thesis investigating hamstring injuries in AFL players and has published some of this research.

Nigel is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Paul Fien

Lower Back and Pelvis Physiotherapist

Principal physiotherapist and practice owner Paul Fien has extensive experience in sports and musculoskeletal practice.  Paul’s many years of practical experience have exposed him to a broad range of acute and long-term injuries – with Paul particularly enjoying the challenge of complex chronic injury recovery and management.

Paul has lead physiotherapy services for St George Rugby League and the University of Queensland Red Heavies Rugby Union – while also enjoying some ‘guest appearances’ for the Brisbane Lions. Outside of the various football codes, Paul previously coordinated physiotherapy services for the Tri-Alliance triathlon squad and has treated many national and international level athletes in track and field and cycling. A little know fact about Paul is that somewhere in his past, he even enjoyed a stint as a physiotherapist for the Holden Racing Team at Bathurst!

Paul is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location.

Jarryd Cowley

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jarryd has over 10 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist and during that time, Jarryd has worked with a range of clients, from world-class and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors. As an ex-track and field athlete and coach, Jarryd has a passion for encouraging people to be the best they can be. Jarryd enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (the boys), bush walks, beach runs and camping.

Jarryd is available for appointments at our Maroochydore clinic

Annie-Jihee Tak

Remedial Massage Therapist

Annie is passionate about helping you relax and enjoy the much-needed relief of all your muscle aches and pains. She takes great pride and satisfaction in her treatments and knowing she has helped improve your mood, movement and relaxation.

Annie has been providing amazing therapeutic results for over 10years now throughout Korea, New Zealand and Australia. She specializes in various treatments and techniques, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, and cupping to relax and improve your movement and function effectively.

Annie is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the Chermside clinic.

Jennifer Aviles

Physiotherapist

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling.

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Simran Shah

Ankle, Knee & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Simran joined Chermside Sports and Spinal after several years of working under close supervision with some of Queensland’s leading physiotherapists. In Brisbane, Simran works closely with some of the country’s leading hip, knee and ankle surgeons. She holds a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland and is currently studying for her masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Simran has developed a particular interest in knee and ankle injuries and uses a mixed approach of hands-on therapy and tailored exercise prescription to ensure that each of her patients achieves their goals. Simran prides herself on developing easy-to-follow step-by-step treatment plans that not only rehabilitate the original injury but also ensure her patients leave with their risk of re-injury being as low as possible.
Simran has also completed her Level 1 Sports Injury course along with additional training in hip management and vestibular physiotherapy.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing a variety of sports including tennis, basketball and badminton and travelling the globe

Simran is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Jacob Walmsley

Physiotherapist

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. Jacob, an avid learner and a people person, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool to ensure a full recovery.

Jacob is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and, in the past, has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions, particularly the shoulder, lower back and persistent pain. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Josh Cooper

Remedial Massage Therapist

Josh has graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness with a diploma in remedial massage and a Level 2 Sports Functional Movement Assessment.  He has a passion for assisting people in recovering from sports injuries and many other forms of pain or injuries people may have. Josh is always learning and incorporating techniques into treatments. Using Deep tissue Trigger points and many other techniques to help improve pain and movement.

Outside of work, Josh enjoys surfing and many other sports. He also loves travelling and exploring the world!

Josh is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Caloundra location.

Sherry Latonero

Remedial Massage Therapist

Sherry graduated Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy. Sherry decided to become a Remedial Massage Therapist as she is passionate and wanted to help patients increase their body movement. Sherry was drawn to remedial massage as she has always been fascinated by how the body works and how pain can affect people’s lives. Sherry does Dry Needling, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Cupping and Mobilisation.

When Sherry is not at work, you can find her Hiking and spending time with family. Sherry loves nature and being outdoors. Sherry has recently travelled to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the USA. She can’t wait to do more travel in the future!

Sherry is available for Remedial Massage appointments at North Lakes and Redcliffe.

Aidan Morris-Bullot

Physiotherapist

Aidan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sunshine Coast, and with many years experience in sport (predominantly soccer, swimming and running) at the club, state and national levels, Physiotherapy was a natural career choice for him.

Through his academic and sporting pursuits, which have taken him across New Zealand and Australia, Aidan has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, realising the important connection between physical and emotional wellbeing at all levels of physical functioning. As a therapist, he is passionate about promoting health and preventing injury and believes in a holistic approach to treatment through hands-on therapies, tailored exercise and education for optimal patient outcomes. Aidan is dedicated to continual personal and professional growth and thrives in helping others create change and kick goals.

Outside of work, Aidan is a keen football player and runner, and can be found involved in various sports, at the gym or exploring the outdoors.

Aidan is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Michael Gilbert

Physiotherapist

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours). He has experience working with sporting teams and athletes from various sports at local, state and national levels.

Michael has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly in injury prevention and sports physio. He is passionate about using hands-on treatment and therapeutic exercises to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients.

Michael enjoys the outdoors and many sports in his spare time, including cricket, rugby league, basketball, and golf.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

Marina Melnikoff

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Marina has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with first-class honours. She has since gained knowledge and experience in a range of areas for musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ treatment and dry needling.
Over the years, Marina has also pursued post-graduate courses in Women’s and pelvic health. She can treat a range of conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post-natal treatment, pessary fitting, pelvic pain syndromes, and pelvic girdle pain.

Marina has an extensive background in different sporting fields such as gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit. She believes in helping people stick with the training they enjoy and educating them on effective injury prevention strategies. She enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including spending time by the beach, diving, and running with her energetic Border Collie.

Marina is available for General Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Montana Morrison

Physiotherapist

Montana completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in her hometown of Townsville before relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. Driven by a passion for enhancing movement and kicking goals, Montana believes every individual requires a unique and holistic approach to ensure successful outcomes.

Montana has a clinical interest in complex presentations and persistent pain, as well as lower limb rehabilitation. With considerable changes in the management of chronic pain over the years, there is a critical role for physiotherapy and non-medical management. With training in the complex field of chronic pain management, Montana will deliver evidence-based treatment and give you the tools to strive for improved function.

Outside of work, Montana enjoys an active lifestyle, often participating in hikes and treks, and enjoys time at the gym. Overall, the beach is where you will find her when she is not in the clinic, attempting to master surfing.

Montana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

 

 

Sam Moyle

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a natural career choice for Sam, having competed at a high level in track and field, cricket, touch football and Australian Rules Football. He realised the impact of strong physical health and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Sam graduated from the University of Queensland with first-class honours and began his career in the public sector. He enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols and excellent communication skills to provide optimum client care. Sam has worked with and learnt from some of Australia’s leading neurological physiotherapists. He used these effective skills when screening for more serious conditions to ensure his treatment plans reflect the needs of his clients.

Sam then transitioned into private practice and was able to apply his knowledge and skills working with some of Queensland’s premier cricket and football clubs.

Sam has recently returned from working in the United Kingdom. He worked as a Lead Physiotherapist in the heart of London with some of the world’s leading sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons, enhancing his theoretical and practical knowledge within this vibrant and stimulating environment. Sam developed close working relationships with acclaimed shoulder, spinal and foot/ankle surgeons, constantly learning, refining and enhancing his current practice.

Sam looks forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to Sports and Spinal and learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator and active listener who will provide a hands-on approach to quality care and expert exercise prescription skills.

In his leisure time, Sam enjoys the outdoors. He loves to explore the South East Queensland walking tracks, and he is a keen cricketer and runner. Sam played cricket in England and is always looking to lower his 10km running PB. Sam’s overall professional goal is to provide optimum health care to all those who engage with him.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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.

Cat Egan

Physiotherapist

Cat completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with James Cook University and holds a passion for injury rehabilitation and prevention. Cat enjoys assisting her patients to decrease their pain, improve their movement and return to their work, hobbies and sports. Cat aims to enhance the quality of life of all her patients and firmly believes that movement is medicine.

Cat has worked in the health industry for the past 12 years. Cat has a unique view of the broader medical system, having previously worked at Caboolture Hospital on the surgical and medical wards. Cat has also worked in metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Queensland.

Cat has a young family, which has further ignited her interest in women’s health. Cat has completed the Australian Physiotherapy Association Introductory Women’s Health Course (Level 1).

Cat leads an active lifestyle and has competed at state, national and international events in Athletics. She is a previous two-time Oceania Champion in the Open Women’s Long Jump. Because of her sporting background, Cat understands the demands of training and competing and knows what it’s like to experience an injury and go through the rehabilitation process.

Cat has previously worked on the sidelines of many sporting events providing acute injury management to both players and spectators. Over the years events, Cat has worked at the Townsville Triathlon Festival, Cowboys Rugby League matches, the NAB AFL Cup and International Cricket Matches. Other events have included various school sports, motocross and motorsport events, rodeos and horse racing.

As well as this, Cat has worked in the aged care sector for a short time. Cat enjoyed being able to improve her elderly patient’s quality of life by using her hands-on physiotherapy skills, providing individualised exercise programs and being a friendly face for her patients to chat to. Cat now enjoys treating older patients in the clinic and always gets a kick out of seeing how much improvement her patients get from physiotherapy treatment for conditions such as osteoarthritis.

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.

On her days off, Cat enjoys walking and running to the local park with her daughter in her pram and spending time with her Husband and those nearest and dearest to her, including her seven-year-old cocker spaniel. Cat also enjoys taking her daughter to swimming lessons and riding her mountain and road bikes, especially along the Kedron Brook Bikeway. Cat’s long-term fitness goal is to put herself out of her comfort zone and compete in a sprint triathlon.

Cat is available on both weekdays and weekends for Physiotherapy appointments at our Northlakes clinic.

Beth White

Remedial Massage Therapist

Beth has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 10 years. She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Nature Care College.

Coming from Sydney, Beth worked with several chiropractic clinics supporting their clients and therapists. She is a past world champion para triathlete and has extensive experience managing high performing athletes and helping them to accelerate recovery between events.

Beth has additional training in deep tissue, trigger point therapy,  pregnancy, relaxation, and sports therapy massage modalities. Beth has managed clients recovering from spinal surgery, sports injuries, stroke and workplace rehabilitation.

Beth is a blind therapist and is supported by her guide dog Queenie. Beth has also worked with Guide Dogs in their community outreach programs, fundraising activities and as a public speaker.

Beth is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Sara-Jane Cheong

Physiotherapist

Sara graduated from ACU in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Before completing her Physiotherapy degree, Sara obtained a nursing degree. Here she worked with acute orthopaedic, medical, and surgical patients for over 8 years. Sara has a passion for rehabilitation and is interested in helping people achieve their full potential.

Sara enjoys walking her dachshund Oscar in her spare time, swimming at the beach, and watching AFL.

Montana Waddington

Physiotherapist With An Interest In Women’s Health

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st Class Honours. Having completed her Physiotherapy degree, she went on to work in private sports and musculoskeletal practice. It was there that she further developed her knowledge and application of manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques. She also completed courses in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture and conducted regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana returned from working in the UK at the end of 2019, where she gained invaluable experience in a private hospital and in private practice in central London. On the orthopaedic ward, Montana fostered her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols and developed key relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons.

She also worked in the boutique health and fitness space combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. She taught group classes and quickly established herself a leading Pilates Clinician in the heart of London. Montana helped her previous company develop pre and postnatal care pathways and is always looking to extend her knowledge in this space. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the quality of training she received overseas. Most recently Montana completed her Level 1 Women’s Pelvic Health course and is on track to complete Level 2 in 2022. She is enjoying seeing Women’s Health patients in the clinic and takes a weekly Pre/Postnatal Pilates class.

Being a keen runner, gym-goer, and cook, Montana loves promoting a healthy (but balanced) lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, and utilising the talented team here at Sports and Spinal to help her clients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is in a 2IC role. She is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

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 clinic.

Ed McHugh

Spinal Back Pain & Lower Limb Rehab Physiotherapist

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and completed an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2014. Ed is a highly skilled and dynamic physiotherapist with a proven track record of expertise in managing musculoskeletal conditions. Ed has previously studied Sports Science at the prestigious Loughborough University and combines his knowledge in this field to help develop effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription.

Ed has been fortunate to have worked in various clinical settings, which have given him a wholesome understanding of physiotherapy to a variety of patient groups and settings. Ed has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, corporate healthcare, occupational health and private hospital facilities, and running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in analysing movement patterns in their role in the injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using various manual techniques, acupuncture and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.

Ed has a special interest in Spinal Back Pain & Lower Limb Rehab 

Ed is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra clinic.

Renee Shaw

Physiotherapist

Renee graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with first-class honours. Her passion is for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, particularly acute injury management, spinal conditions and pre and post-natal patients. She also has extensive experience in clinical Pilates, teaching since 2013 and completing her APPI equipment certification in 2017.

Renee has a strong background in sport, currently participating in triathlons and running events on the Sunshine Coast. She has also completed extra professional development in running assessments and strength & conditioning, combining her love of sport, exercise and physiotherapy. Renee has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast to study medicine, and in her spare time, she loves running, cycling and hiking around the coast.

Renee is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana location.

 

Ainslee O’Connell

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Ainslee graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) and has been working in private practice since.

Ainslee completed her honours research in the biomechanical field with her paper ‘The effect of dynamic movement tasks on the restrictive properties of rigid strapping tape’, being presented at the 2019 Australian Podiatry Conference. With a passion for all things lower limb, Ainslee has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, biomechanics, injury prevention and footwear prescription/advice. Outside of Podiatry, Ainslee is a keen netballer and enjoys all things sport related.

Ainslee is available for Podiatry appointments at Buderim, Sippy Downs and Kawana.

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

Anna has over 10 years of experience in the Health industry working at a multidisciplinary clinic in Sydney. She obtained her Diploma of Remedial Massage from TAFE NSW in 2009, graduating with distinctions. She has also received awards for Academic Excellence and Health and Recreation Student of the Year in NSW.

To expand her knowledge of the human body, further her skills and achieve better results for her patients, Anna has completed additional training in Fitness at TAFE NSW and Kinesio Taping KT1, Thermal Stones, NST, MFR and MET.

Anna believes in the importance of regular massage treatments, exercise, and stretching to maintain a healthy state of body and mind. She aims to provide a full experience for her patients by professionally advising on overall health, wellbeing and fitness. She believes that a holistic approach to each patient is the key to help ease pain and meet treatment goals. Anna tailors each massage treatment to meet individual needs, and she believes that prevention is the best cure.

Anna is a very enthusiastic, passionate and caring person. In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling the planet. He loves to relax at the seaside with family and friends or just read a good book. She also enjoys walking, cycling, yoga and basketball.

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.

Tarin Cowley

Chronic Conditions & Pain Management 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’s interest is in Chronic Conditions & Pain Management 

Tarin is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Domonique Doyle

Psychologist

Domonique is a performance psychologist who has received a Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) from Queensland. Domonique has diverse experience working in mental health, including mental health case management, performance psychologist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and several sports academies, spinal cord injury, NDIS, work cover, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and general psychological counselling and services.

Domonique is passionate about helping clients improve their quality of life and achieve goals in a safe and heard environment through face-to-face, telehealth, and/or video platform.

Without restricting to any presenting issue, Domonique welcomes all enquiries for therapy with a special interest in depression and anxiety, athlete wellbeing, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support, work cover (including pain and injury support) substance use, LBTIQ+, and general counselling.

Domonique is available for Psychology appointments at our Coolum clinic, and is also available for online appointments.

Adrian Peterson

Remedial Massage Therapist
Adrian has been a Senior Remedial Massage Therapist in the Broadbeach clinic for over 7 years. He has built up a reputation to be one of the best in the area and gets results. His approachable manner and ability to address both firm and soft treatments means he can meet the needs of a diverse range of customers and their ailments. Adrian also uses cupping and dry needling in his treatments where possible. His passion for massage is the key to his outcomes, and with 100 % focus given at all treatments, you will get the results your after—Book in now online or by calling to restore your body.

Favourite Quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

Adrian is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Kristi Megano

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kristi graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage through Q Academy on the Sunshine Coast in 2017. She is interested in treating and assisting with neck and back concerns and utilises her remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy knowledge. Kristi’s decision and desire to become a Remedial Massage Therapist was born through her desire to make a difference and help people.

Kristi is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Springfield location.

Aleks Baruksopulo

Running, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Aleks has 15 years of experience as a Podiatrist with over 30,000 patient consultations. He has a special interest in sports and running injuries, including recently authoring a book called The Runner’s Foot Guide – Feet, Shoes, Myths & Tips. He is a podiatry managing partner at Sports & Spinal with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Aleks is skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis,  Biomechanics, Running shoe recommendations and Treatment of foot and lower limb conditions. He has both a bachelor’s degree in Podiatry (QUT) and Biomedical Science (UQ).

Aleks is available for ONLY RUNNING, SPORTS & EXERCISE Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Carly Burch

Shoulder & Neck Physiotherapist

Carly has gained a wealth of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in the management of neck and shoulder pain. Carly has a passion for working with her patients to help them overcome injury and return to optimal function. She will work relentlessly to help you achieve your goals. Carly often utilities Pilates-based rehabilitation with her patients to allow them to continue to improve beyond their injury. Carly is likely to be found out on the run with her dog Ollie when she’s not at the clinic or out to breakfast with friends.

Carly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location.

Sophie Wilkins

Women's Health Interest, Strength & Conditioning & Rehabilitation 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’s interests are in Women’s Health. Strength & Conditioning & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Sophie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum location.

Julia Camporeale

Psychologist

Julia has many years of experience as both a psychologist and physiotherapist making her perfectly positioned to have a great understanding of both professions, particularly the impact of pain and its underpinnings and complexities for clients. With her physiotherapy and psychology background, Julia has an excellent understanding of disability. She also has a passion for counselling and working with clients to understand situations and make forward plans for the future.

Julia is available for Psychology appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist

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.

 

Damien Stewart

Psychologist

Damien has completed a Master of Applied Psychology (Sport & Exercise) and a Master of Philosophy (Psychology) degree at Queensland, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, an Associate Member of the College of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Damien is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. As well as this, Damien is a full member of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Convenor of the APS Military and Emergency Services Interest Group. Damien came to psychology from a 19-year career in the emergency services sector at state and federal levels. During this time, he worked in various areas that called for excellence in performance and a dedication to achieving highly valued organisational outcomes.  Damien is registered to work within the Medicare, WorkCover Queensland, and private health insurance systems.

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Nick studied at Griffith University, where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in sporting injuries since working with elite athletes from a range of sports. His interests are specifically shoulder, knee and ankle injuries and teaching his patients how best to maximise their rehab journey to get back to what they love doing. Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he provides his clients with the most relevant, up-to-date, and evidence-based treatments.

Nick is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

 

Sally Livock

Bariatrics & Eating Disorders Dietitian

Sally is a senior Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian, having worked in both the Public and Private sectors.

She has extensive clinical experience, having held the position as consultant dietitian at Noosa, Selangor and Sunshine Coast Private Hospitals and is currently a consultant dietitian at The Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Sally has extensive experience in private practice having built a large private practice on the Sunshine Coast over the past 25 years. She has developed specialist skills in the management of Eating Disorders-working closely with CYHMS, EDOS and specialist teams, and Bariatrics –having worked as the dietitian in a large Bariatric practice for the past 15 years. Sally has also developed a client-centred counselling approach to managing weight loss, diabetes, and chronic disease.

She has a passion for education and mentoring. Her current role as Manager of the Teaching Clinic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where she provides teaching and supervision to final year dietetic students, enables this to be realised.

Sally’s philosophy is empowering clients via education, coaching, and support to achieve their health goals.

Sally is available for Dietitian appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

Tim Boyle

Running, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Tim graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist in 2006. He has gained valuable experience over the last eight years working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic. Within this setting, Tim had the pleasure of working alongside medical & allied health professionals, including Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists.

Tim enjoys a broad scope of podiatry, including sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessments and recommendations, diabetic foot assessments, and treatment of toenails and skin conditions.  Tim is particularly passionate about running biomechanics and footwear advice/prescription, a special interest that commenced through his strong interest in athletics and involvement in the footwear industry.

Over the years, Tim has treated several senior and junior athletes from various sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

Tim is a sports enthusiast himself, having been involved in several sports from a young age competing at a state level in Athletics and Basketball.

“I see that working in a strong multi-disciplinary team ensure the best treatment and outcome for my patients.”

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Coolum locations.

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.

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.

Gemma Egan

Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis 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 the 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’s interest is in Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis Exercise Physiologist

Gemma is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum and Sippy Downs location.

 

Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in August 2013. She is also a qualified therapist in advanced Dry Needling.

Since qualifying Emily has worked as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist within Physiotherapy clinics in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved travelling overseas to training camps and European and World Triathlon events, helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition. Emily also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1.

Emily is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Nambour location.

Dianne O’Donnell

Remedial Massage Therapist

Di has worked for Sports and Spinal since 2008, and every day she sees the real benefits of a regular soft, deep tissue massage. She has always been passionate about treating sports injuries, pregnancy massages, and pre and post-surgery treatments.

Di has a special interest in deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point therapy and lymphatic massages. She also has a keen interest in neck and back injuries but enjoys treating all areas of the body.

Di works alongside every physio at Sports & Spinal to assist in a patient’s recovery to a life of better health. Di believes it doesn’t matter how old you are or your fitness level; everyone will benefit from a remedial massage.

Di is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Buderim location.

Lucy Taylor

Women’s Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. She has since completed post-graduate studies in a range of women’s health conditions and is devoted to continuously expanding this skill set. Lucy can assist with questions and concerns related to pre and post-natal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxing, endometriosis, menopause, pelvic pain conditions and other bladder and bowel dysfunctions. She is very passionate about delivering you the latest research-based treatment and empowering you with the knowledge and exercises to achieve your goals.

Lucy is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Cielo O’Neill

Musculoskeletal & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Cielo (pronounced “Shell-o”) graduated from the Australian Catholic University with first-class honours. Her research focused on how people cope after rupturing their anterior cruciate ligament – a major stabilising ligament in the knee. Cielo is passionate about providing high-quality treatment by keeping up to date with the latest research and applying evidence-based practice. In 2017, Cielo was invited to present her thesis at the national Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Sydney held at the International Convention Centre. Her research is currently submitted for publication as the leading author.

She has since undertaken multiple professional development courses to continue broadening her knowledge of treating sports-related injuries, specifically the knee. Cielo has a keen interest in treating dance- and sports-related injuries, having undertaken eight years of classical ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance. Cielo is passionate about using a holistic approach to help people get back on their feet and achieve their goals, whether to improve daily function, return to recreational or competitive sports and or optimise general health and well-being.

Cielo is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield location.

Alex Rachcoff

Shoulder, Knee, Foot & Ankle Physiotherapist

Alex has gained valuable experience in treating foot/ankle/shoulder/knee/ and spinal conditions from his years of working in Private and Public rehab in Australia and the UK. Since returning to the coast, he extensively treats post-operative and non-operative patients from some of the best specialists from Brisbane and the sunshine coast. Using a holistic approach, he can tailor treatment to the individual and their goals.

Alex is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim location.

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.

Meredith Hill

Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments Physiotherapist

Meredith has extensive experience as a Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor but has focused her practice in recent years on lower limb injuries. Meredith has a special interest in endurance sports, triathlon, and running-related injuries as a professional triathlete herself. Meredith completes running assessments in the clinic using video analysis to diagnose and manage chronic running injuries. Meredith also has years of experience in post-operative rehab and compliments her treatments with dry needling, Kinesio taping, and gym-based functional strength training.

Meredith’s interests are in Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments

Meredith is currently on Maternity Leave

Julie Gear

Neck, Head & Vestibular Physiotherapist

Julie graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1998 and has gained a wealth of experience working in busy clinics around the world, including a professional sports centre in France, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, and a clinic in the ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland. She has also worked with rugby teams in New Zealand and the England Volleyball team in the UK.

Julie has postgraduate training in Vestibular Physiotherapy, Ergonomics, and Pilates. Julie has been using the Dean Watson approach since 2005. Julie is also a qualified acupuncturist, having studied both in the UK and China. Julie combines her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and dry needling with traditional physiotherapy treatment techniques for optimum results.

Julie has a special interest in Vestibular, Neck & Headaches.

Julie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra location.

Ben Hones

Neck & Shoulder Physiotherapist

Ben completed his Physiotherapy degree in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 2010. Since then, he has treated a range of patients in private practice and has developed a clinical interest in treating neck and shoulder conditions.

He supports patients towards their individual goals by supporting his practice with the latest evidence, postgraduate courses, and a holistic approach.

He enjoys all things outdoors, with sporting interests including hiking, surfing, rugby, and martial arts.

Sophie Stewart

Chronic Pain & Back Physiotherapist

Sophie graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2010 and has worked in private practice ever since. Sophie has a huge passion for physiotherapy and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with great importance on active rehabilitation and education towards long-term self-management. Her passion lies in rehabilitation from chronic conditions, persistent pain and rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment.

The evidence is overwhelming to indicate that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment yields the best outcomes for patients. Therefore Sophie places great importance on communication between the patient, physio and all health professionals involved in the recovery process. Sophie believes this team approach will ensure the best possible outcome and care for her patients.

Sophie is currently on Maternity leave.

Dion Wallace

Shoulder, Knee & Sports Rehab Physiotherapist

Working in the field for almost a decade, Dion has completed a post-graduate Masters in Physiotherapy on a background of a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
Dion likes to think outside the box and help return clients to their optimum level of function, and manage acute and chronic pain, whether that is in the home, at work or in the sporting environment.
Dion has completed additional studies in Sports injury, Musculoskeletal Injury and Chronic Pain Management and enjoys working with a wide variety of patients to help them achieve their goals.
Dion has a keen interest in AFL and Rugby Union outside of work.

Dion is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Baringa and Kawana locations.

Sean Campbell

Managing Partner

Simon Burley

Managing Partner

Simon Burley has developed expertise in shoulder conditions over many years of postgraduate training. He has completed level III Sports Physiotherapy at the Australian Institute of Sport. Simon also runs the Sunshine Coast Shoulder Clinic with some of the Coast’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.

“The shoulder is a complex and challenging joint that is very reliant on the surrounding musculature working properly. Hence a joint particularly suited to physiotherapy treatment when injured or painful.” Simon Burley

Simon also sets up exercise programs for weight loss and fitness/strength training. He works closely with the Coast’s leading medical team for patients undergoing lap-band surgery.

Simon was the physio for the New Zealand Track and Field athletes as they prepared for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and several well-known athletes on the Sunshine Coast.

Simon has 1 published article on shoulder pain (Please click the title below):

  1. A systematic approach to diagnosing and managing disorders of the shoulder joint and surrounding structures

Simon has also been involved with Shoulder research trials (Please click the titles below):

  1. Conservative management of shoulder rotator cuff tears
  2. Feasibility and acceptability of a standardised shoulder exercise program for supraspinatus full-thickness tears

Simon has been selected from thousands of physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA). This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.

Jana Rydwanski

Lower Limb & Acupuncture Physiotherapist

Jana studied in New Zealand and graduated with a Bachelors in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy in 2006 from AUT. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2010 and a Master of Health Practice in 2011. She worked in New Zealand for five years before coming to Australia, during which time she has been the physiotherapist for Rugby teams and ran gym-based rehabilitation programs. She has the honour of having an article published in the international physiotherapy journal, Physical Therapy Reviews. Jana believes in a holistic approach to injury and management, is highly dedicated to exercise, and regularly attends further training to ensure that her clinical skills and knowledge are updated.

Jana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim location.

Briony McSwan

Neck Pain & Headache Physiotherapist

Briony has been with Sports and Spinal since 1998. She has a wealth of experience in all areas of physiotherapy but for over a decade has focussed particularly on the treatment and management of head, neck and jaw pain, and dizziness and vestibular dysfunction.

Briony has achieved Competency level Vestibular training and has been a Watson Headache practitioner for over 15 years. Watson techniques for headaches are internationally recognised and renowned and can be a breakthrough in managing chronic headaches and migraines.

Briony is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location. To book an appointment with Briony, please contact the Maroochydore clinic on 07 5479 1777.

Andrew Duff

Lower Limb & Sport Injuries

Andrew Duff has been working with both a national level and international athletes since graduating in NZ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009.
Throughout this time he has worked with NZ Youth Olympic, Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes, including being part of a successful gold medal Paralympic campaign in 2010, Sochi 2014, and most recently South Korea in 2018.
Andrew enjoys working with and supporting his patients to achieve their goals, applying his extensive knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury prevention to fully rehabilitate your injuries and develop and strengthen performance in your selected area.

Andrew is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana location.

Koren West

Lower Back, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological, NDIS Physiotherapist

Koren graduated from Bond University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy.  During that time, she worked closely with Tennis Australia in Brisbane and the junior elite tennis players in the prevention of lower back and spine injuries.

Since graduating Koren has been focusing on spinal rehabilitation and in particular, acute and chronic lower back pain and has continued her education along this path.  Koren has a particular interest in managing patients with a holistic approach to their active rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team. Koren is passionate about ensuring that every patient she sees is provided with education and a plan regarding their specific condition to assure their goals are met, leading to a greater recovery.

Koren also runs weekly group classes incorporating Pilates type exercises along with functional/physiotherapy exercises for core strength and stability which fits in perfectly with her lower back interest.

Other areas Koren enjoys working with are chronic complex musculoskeletal pain conditions and neurological conditions. In Koren’s spare time she enjoys kickboxing, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Koren has a special interest in Lower Back Physiotherapy, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological Physiotherapy & NDIS

Koren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Louise Meek

Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain Physiotherapist

Louise has spent most of her career focusing on treating shoulder conditions working with both the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and high diving.  Louise continued to work with the shoulder team on the sunshine coast after moving to join the Sports and Spinal Team in 2010.  She was an Australian Institute of Sport athlete for 6 years in high diving and was a representative on the Australian team for 5 years, which is where her passion for physiotherapy originated.

Louise has been selected from thousands of the physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA) This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.

Over the last few years, Louise has loved working with the ‘Sunshine Coast Chronic Pain Team’ assisting people with persistent pain.  “This is defiantly an area I love working in and get a lot of fulfilment.  You can make a truly significant difference in someone’s daily life.”  She spends time working with the pain specialists on the coast who meet regularly to have the most optimal care and management of her patients.

She focused her post-graduate studies in these areas making sure all treatment and advice are up to date and evidence-based to provide the most optimal outcome for the client. Louise is very passionate about an educational, active and functional approach to treatment to allow the individual to learn and manage their injury to prevent a recurrence. “I feel this gives people the tools to be the driver of their recovery”. 

Louise’s interests are in Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain

Louise is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Laura Perry

Low Back & Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, and since then has been working in rehabilitation centres and private practice. Laura has developed a passion for low back and spinal rehabilitation and working closely with GPs and specialists. Laura believes in a holistic approach to injury and management by addressing issues at a functional and impairment level to help her patients achieve their goals and get them back to optimal functioning and performance.

Laura has postgraduate training in lower back and pelvic injuries and clinical Pilates and spinal rehabilitation. She regularly attends further training to ensure that her clinical skills and knowledge are kept up to date. Laura enjoys the outdoors, surfing and spending time with family and friends.

Laura is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location.

Joakim Wisting

Shoulder & Neck Physiotherapist

Originally from Norway, Joakim completed his physiotherapy degree in South Australia before working throughout Australia and Europe in hospital and private practice. Joakim has developed a special interest and knowledge in treating the shoulder, upper limb, and pelvis through regular postgraduate courses. Joakim has a special interest in mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which he keeps fit through regular training and competing in.

Joakim has a special interest in Shoulder & Neck Physiotherapy 

Joakim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra clinic

Danielle Keogh

Low Back & Hip/Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

Danielle has developed expertise inaccurate diagnosis and treatment of low back and hip pain and regularly attends national and international conferences dedicated to these areas to stay up to date with research and current evidence for optimal patient care and positive outcomes.

Danielle is very passionate about exercise rehabilitation and helping people return to their optimal physical and mental health through Pilates. Danielle is experienced in identifying biomechanical dysfunction and using exercise specific techniques ensuring great outcomes. Danielle is an avid horse rider in her spare time, competing in dressage competitions with her two horses.

Danielle is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim location.

CLINIC LOCATIONS

National NAIDOC Week 🟡⚫🔴⁠
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Celebrations are held across to celebrate and recognize the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ⁠
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NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. ⁠
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You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country.
Dry July, Are You In? 🍺⁠
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Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. ⁠
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The funds you raise as part of your Dry July will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment. ⁠
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Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So, you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win! ⁠
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Use the link in our bio to learn how you can be dry this July 👍
Global MND Awareness Day 🧠⁠
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Last week marked MND day. MND or Motor Neuron Disease causes messages from the motor neurones to gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes in their thinking and behaviour.⁠
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There is no cure for MND but regular treatment can help to retain function and quality of life and provide comfort.⁠
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Our allied health team can assist with MND and can help patients live fuller lives through a range of our services including Physiotherapy, OT, Dietetics and Exercise Physiology 🏃‍♂️⁠
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To learn more get in touch with your local team today.
$245,000 raised for SunnyKids! 💙⁠
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The annual Wine Makers lunch held last month had a record-breaking $245,000 raised for SunnyKids! ⁠
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The money raised will enable the not-for-profit organisation to expand its crucial social programs such as SunnyKids in School and Mentoring Through Sports.⁠
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Well done to our team members and local Doctors who attended the event. It was such an amazing achievement 🙌
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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🚻 Over 5 million Australians – 1 in 4 people aged 15 years or over – experience bladder or bowel control problems. This number is predicted to grow to 6.5 million by 2030.⁠
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🚻 80% of people with urinary incontinence are women.⁠
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🚻1 in 3 women who ever had a baby wet themselves.⁠
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🚻 Strong pelvic floor muscles are necessary for bladder and bowel control and good sexual function.⁠
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🚻 Pelvic floor muscle exercises have been shown to prevent and treat incontinence at any age.⁠
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🚻 Less than 2 out of 10 women (7.66%) do their pelvic floor exercises daily.⁠
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🚻 70% of incontinent people do not seek help.⁠
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🚻 Bladder and bowel control problems are not a natural part of ageing or having a baby.⁠
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🚻 Incontinence can have a long-term physical and emotional impact; affecting self-esteem, motivation and independence.⁠
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If you need help with your bladder or pelvic health get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal today and let us help you 🙌
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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WHAT IS INCONTINENCE?⁠
Incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of:⁠
👉 Urine (wee) from the bladder – known as urinary incontinence⁠
👉 Faeces (poo) or flatus (wind) from the bowel – known as faecal incontinence.⁠
👉Incontinence can range in severity from a small leak to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.⁠
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Though Incontinence can impact a person's life quite dramatically, there are treatments and solutions to help manage it. ⁠
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Our Women's health team is one of those solutions! Our team can help both MEN and women with their pelvic health. ⁠
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To find out more head to our bio
World Continence Week 💗⁠
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World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the World Federation For Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP) to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.⁠
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This year it takes place from the 21 – to the 27 of June and during the week the WFIPP highlights the impact urinary incontinence can have on our lives and encourages those living with it to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.⁠
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Our Women's Health team are highly trained to assist women with continence. Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal and see how we can help today 🙌
Men's Health Week ♂️⁠
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Did you know that we have a range of services that can help you with your health? The Sports & Spinal team are here to assist you in getting back on track with your health, whether it be recovery, getting fitter or sorting out your diet-our team can do it all. ⁠
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Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal and let us help you today👍
Men's Health Week 2022 ⁠
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There are five key barriers that prevent men from seeking support and information for their health. It's important that we break these barriers down and encourage men that their health is not worth hiding behind! ⁠
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Understanding the five barriers 👇⁠
1. Hoping it's not an issue?⁠
You might be experiencing denial⁠
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2. Taking too long to do something about your health?⁠
This is known as delayed information seeking⁠
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3. Worried that asking for help is perceived as being weak?⁠
This is called the social construct of masculinity and it can be a barrier to us looking after our health⁠
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4. Have trouble talking about your health?⁠
Feeling nervous or embarrassed about starting a conversation can be a barrier to getting the support you need.⁠
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5. Not sure what information to trust?⁠
Figuring out what health information you can trust can be a barrier to taking action on our health.⁠
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Need some help? Head to healthymale.com to learn more👍
Men's Health Week 2022 ♂️⁠
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Good health is essential for a good life. But there are barriers that get in the way of keeping our body and mind in good nick and sometimes we need help to break them down. ⁠
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It's important to understand what's stopping you so you can take proactive steps to overcome it. ⁠
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See our recent blog on the five factors that prevent men from seeking support for their health and how to overcome them. ⁠
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It’s getting a little chilly around here ❄️⁠
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So why not make a hearty and nutritious Minestrone soup for your next dinner? Adding a soup mix like this one is a great way to boost the fibre and plant protein content of your meals! 🌿🌱⁠
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Here’s the recipe:⁠
🍲 1 cup Italian Soup Mix⁠
🍲 3 cups water⁠
🍲 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁠
🍲 ½ brown onion, sliced⁠
🍲 1 tsp crushed garlic⁠
🍲 1 carrot, diced⁠
🍲 1 small potato, diced⁠
🍲 ½ zucchini, diced⁠
🍲 100g frozen spinach⁠
🍲 1 tbsp tomato paste⁠
🍲 1 stock cube⁠
🍲 ½ tsp oregano⁠
🍲 Pinch of basil⁠
🍲 Pinch of parmesan⁠
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1. Prepare the soup mix as per packet instructions.⁠
In a medium saucepan add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Once translucent, add the potato, carrot, tomato paste, stock and water. Cook for 10 minutes.⁠
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2. Add the spinach and zucchini and season with oregano. Cook for another 10-15 minutes.⁠
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3. Once ready to serve, dish into bowls and top with parmesan cheese and basil and Voilà!!⁠
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The best part about minestrone is that you can use almost any veggies you have that are looking a little sad in the crisper! ⁠
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What Matters To You Day? 💙⁠
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What matters to you day encourages meaningful conversations between patients, caregivers, families and their health care providers.⁠
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WMTYD is a great way and reason to advance person and family-centeredd care, which is something we are all about here at SSP. ⁠
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What matters to Sports & Spinal is that we inspire, engage & empower everyone on their journey of health & well-being. This is something that underpins everything we do 🙌⁠
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#whatmatterstoyouday2022 #WMTYD2022 #sportsandspinal
Account Update! 📣 
Our Springfield team have created a new Instagram account @sportsspinalspringfield 

Be sure to check them out and chuck them a follow for awesome health content 🙌🏻 

The Springfield team celebrated in style for this year's Biggest Morning Tea. 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 and the BMT wants to change that. 

Morning teas across the country will help raise vital funds to bring us closer to a cancer-free future.
Saturday marked National Cheese Day! 🧀⁠
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We all love a little bit (or a lot!) of cheese in our diets but sometimes cheese can come with the stigma that it's not good for us. To help clear that myth up, Sports & Spinal Dietitian Caitlin has weighed in on what she thinks about cheese in our diets 👇⁠
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Cheese Pros:⁠
 🧀 Good source of protein and calcium⁠
 🧀 Lots of different types that can be used for different things⁠
 🧀 Hard cheeses are low in lactose so are still suitable for people with lactose intolerance⁠
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Things to be mindful of:⁠
 🧀 Can be more energy-dense, so you may like to choose lite options depending on your nutrition goals⁠
 🧀 Need to be mindful of food safety when including them in sandwiches/salads/other dishes⁠
🧀 Need to keep cold with an ice brick in a cool bag when at school or work if you don't have access to a fridge⁠
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If you need help with their cheese intake or diet get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today!
Do you know what MS is? How does it affect the human body? Can it be treated? Let us explain 👇⁠
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🧠 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Today, 2.8 million people around the world have MS.⁠
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🧠 MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition. It is caused by damage to myelin – a fatty material that insulates nerves. In MS, the loss of myelin affects the way nerves conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain. Symptoms can include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness, memory problems, and fatigue.⁠
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🧠 Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is two to three times more common in women than in men. There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are available which can modify the course of the disease.⁠
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The Sports & Spinal team can help those with MS. Get in touch with our team today to learn more ⁠
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#ms #worldMSday #sportsandspinal #wearehereforyou
No other stage of life stresses the pelvic floor more than pregnancy and childbirth. Even caesarian births affect the pelvic floor as it still stretches and bears the weight of the pregnant uterus for nine months. ⁠
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Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.⁠
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Our Women's Health team can assist with all your pre-natal needs whether it be⁠
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💗 Pregnancy massage ⁠
💗 Pregnancy Exercise Classes ⁠
💗 Pelvic Pain ⁠
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We're also here to help during the post-natal stages too! Get in touch with your nearest clinic to find out more
World MS Day 🤍⁠
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World MS Day is officially marked on May 30. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). ⁠
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The Sports & Spinal Team are qualified to help people with MS through a range of therapies whether it is Physio, EP, Dietetics, Podiatry or Remedial Massage #wearehereforyou⁠
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Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Team today and see how we can help 💚⁠
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#worldMSday #MS #sportsandspinal #msconnections
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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Exercise is vital for women across all stages of life.⁠
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Not only is being active important for your physical and mental health, but it can also play a crucial role when dealing with a range of women’s health conditions. ⁠
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Our women's health and exercise physiology team can assist with exercise prescription and education. Needing some help? ⁠
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Contact our team today 💻
Exercise Right Week 🏃‍♂️⁠
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How does exercise help with mental health? ⁠
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There is ample evidence that suggests exercise is an effective treatment method for people suffering from acute and chronic mental illness.⁠
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Exercise can make a big difference in mood and needs to be a fundamental part of mental health treatment. Even one workout a week is known to have great benefits.⁠
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Exercise can also counteract the side effects of some medications such as reducing the risk of falling by strengthening muscles and helping control body weight and blood pressure.⁠
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If you need help with getting more exercise into your life contact your nearest SSP exercise physiologist 💪