Work Place Wellness

Invest in your most valuable asset... your employees!

At Sports & Spinal we understand the importance of health, the impact that good health has on an individual and the effect that a healthy employee can make to the bottom line of a business.
Our team is focused on providing top quality corporate health services. These include executive health checks, health assessments, and employee wellbeing programs which focus on the employee, their individual circumstances and the specific needs of the organisation.

The corporate health initiative: 

Essential steps to a business’s success:

In today’s fast-paced working society a lot of emphases is placed on productivity, performance, and profit margins with employee satisfaction and health often takes a back seat. This has led to an increase in worksite injuries, sick days and unhealthy and unhappy employees.
Research has shown that corporations can save 25% of direct and indirect costs of managing employees’ health risks and disease if addressed.

Services delivered for a safer workplace

· Safe Manual Handling within the workplace
· Health checks and screening
· Ergonomic and Postural education
· Exercise within the workplace
· Injury Prevention education
· The Health and Productivity Institute of Australia found an average saving of $5.81 for every $1 spent on employee well being

Why choose us?

Our aim is to help employers identify and address health risks within their organisations. We support them to make a change by overcoming obstacles that prevent them from realising their full potential.

The facts:

·  Healthy employees are nearly three times more productive than unhealthy employees
·  Unhealthy employees take up to nine times more sick leave than their healthy colleagues

“Our rehab plan is working very well, it has been embraced by our staff and used by several staff members. The manual handling sessions have been invaluable. Our staff learned so much through those sessions and, as a result, we are seeing fewer injuries and an increased level of awareness for themselves and their work with our clients”
Terri Beal SwimFit Finance Administration Manager

Every organisation benefits from the right mix of people and we are really proud of our multi-talented and fully integrated clinical team including; Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Remedial Massage Therapists, Dietitian, Podiatrist & customer services and support teams. Between us, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure that we can fully understand every aspect of your business and deliver the highest quality occupational health services tailored to your needs.

Physiotherapy
Our specialised Physiotherapy treatments are used to correct and rehabilitate problems including back and neck pain, sporting injuries, ligament and tendon injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and more.

Dietetics
Our Dietitians prescribes dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, and obesity.

Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiologists (EP) are university trained health professionals who are experts in chronic disease, sports and exercise science.

Remedial Massage
Our Remedial Massage Therapists’ aim is to find and treat the cause of the disorder, not only the symptoms. Remedial massage has the ability to speed muscle recovery, restore circulation and release muscle tightness.

Podiatry
Our Podiatrists are trained to deal exclusively with the foot and lower limb. Our experts will get to the source of your symptoms working with you to address your goals, relieve pain, regain mobility and effectively treat your feet problems.

1) Rapid return to work

  • Appointment within 24 hours guaranteed
  • Working closely with the employer to ensure a rapid return to work
  • Minimise Insurance Costs: limit the progression of injured staff members progressing to formal WorkCover claims
    Facilitate building relationships with a local GP with an interest in musculoskeletal medicine

2) Injury prevention

  • Reduced Injuries/Sick days & Workcover claims
  • Workplace Assessment and cost-effective recommendations to prevent injury. Options include specific manual handling and ergonomic presentations individualised to your business OR onsite and in S&S rooms Physio

3) Health & wellness

  • Increase Productivity & Staff Engagement
  • Involves a cost-effective assessment of staff and workplace with individualised recommendations to ensure optimal health of staff and meet specific needs of the organisation. May also include staff presentations on exercise (Exercise Physiologist), diet (Dietitian) and optimal performance (Psychologist).

Options include onsite or in Sports & Spinal rooms tailored exercise sessions or remedial massage.

CLINIC LOCATIONS

World IBD Day 💜⁠
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#IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. ⁠
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There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.⁠
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The Sports & SPinal Dietitian team can assist in managing IBD through nutrition and education. Get in touch with your nearest nutrition team today 💜⁠
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#worldIBDday ⁠
@beenleigh_sportsandspinal
Working through the planking pain together all to raise awareness for breast cancer. Go team 🤍

#teamwork #physio #sport #exerciseright #plank #corestrength
We have an amazing program that is less about 'dieting' and more about the psychological reasons behind why YOU eat and what YOU eat and how we can make positive changes to improve your diet, health and lifestyle. ⁠
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Curated by our expert Dietitians the Diet, Behaviour & Beyond program is tailored to your health and wellbeing goals 🤍⁠
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Head to our bio to find out more
Early last month we were lucky enough to have run a photoshoot with the talented @occhilism.moments, our women's health team and some beautiful Sunshine Coast mumma's 🤍⁠
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 It was an amazing afternoon spent with some incredible women! ⁠
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If you or someone you know needs help with their women's health needs, get in touch with our team today 💗
For all of 2022, we are celebrating 30 years of Sports & Spinal! ⁠
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Over this time we have helped thousands of patients, engaged with local communities, developed long-lasting allied health relationships and more. ⁠
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We are very proud of the achievements and milestones we have made and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and our teams 💙⁠
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Watch this space as we have a heap of plans installed to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
World Hygiene Day 🤝⁠
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This year's theme for World Hand Hygiene Day is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility's safety culture and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean their hands at the right times and with the right products.⁠
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Sports & Spinal prides itself on instilling high hygiene standards across all our practices and services. We take hygiene seriously 🧼⁠
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Unite, talk and work together on hand hygiene for high quality safer care everywhere.⁠
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#worldhygieneday #sportsandspinal #washyourhads #sanitiser
Chronic pain can be worsened by underlying inflammation. There are a few key nutrients that can help to reduce inflammation and help to manage chronic pain.⁠
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Head to our bio to read more!
The Sports & Spinal website is being updated! 💚⁠
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Due to the launch occurring today the site may be down throughout today and tomorrow. We do apologise for any inconvenience but if you do run into any trouble with accessing the site or making a booking, please check back soon ⁠
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We are so excited to officially launch our new site to you!
Say G'Day to Sam👋⁠
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Sam is one of our Sports & Spinal Dietitians practising out of our Buderim, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.⁠
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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. ⁠
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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. ⁠
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Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.⁠
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Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.⁠
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Head to our bio to learn more about Sam and how she can help you with your diet and nutrition needs 💚
In honour of March being Endometriosis Awareness month, we wanted to give a shoutout to an amazing foundation called the Pelvic Pain Foundation. ⁠
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PPFA brings medically responsible, positive, and interactive education to schools in Australia. ⁠
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PPFA is committed to supporting teenagers who suffer severe period pain, pelvic pain, and endometriosis to allow them to fulfil their potential and live the best life possible.⁠
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We applaud the PPFA team and all of their work! 🙌
Our Caloundra SSP team doing what they do best 🙌🏻 #sportsandspinal #pilates #clinicalpilates #caloundra
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s control of their body movements. In Australia, it affects 100,000 people with 38 people being diagnosed every day.⁠
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Our multidisciplinary team can help patients with Parkinson’s through exercise, diet and nutrition 💚⁠
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If you or someone you know may need assistance please get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic today
EASTER HOURS 🥚⁠
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Easter is somehow already here!? And that means we have some changes to our usual opening hours ⁠
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GOOD FRIDAY: Closed ⁠
EASTER SAT: Closed ⁠
EASTER SUN: Closed ⁠
EASTER MONDAY: Closed⁠
TUESDAY 19TH: We are back!⁠
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Please contact your local clinic to find out more or to rearrange any appointment times 💙
Say G'day to Prue 👋⁠
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Prue works as a Women's Health physio at our Chermside Sports & Spinal Practice. Prue is passionate about getting people back to doing what they love. Her treatment plans combine hands-on treatment with tailored exercise programs.⁠
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Prue is a qualified Pilates instructor and has completed additional coursework in lateral hip pain. Her most preferred areas to treat include the lower back, hip and pre and post-natal conditions. Prue is currently completing her Women’s Health Physiotherapy training to complement her current skillset.⁠
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One of Prue’s strengths as a clinician is using easy-to-understand language to explain complex anatomical terms. She consistently receives raving reviews from her patients.⁠
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Outside of work, Prue enjoys the outdoors and many sports, particularly swimming and running.⁠
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Head to our bio learn more and see how Prue and the Chermside SSP team can help you 💙
Have you heard about our Diet, Behaviour and Beyond program? ⁠
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Our Dietitian team have developed a sustainable, maintainable and fun diet program that allows you to eat more, learn more, and be more! (is this even possible?)⁠
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Yes, yes it is. Contact your nearest clinic to find out more 🍏
Meet Ash! 👋⁠
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Ash is one of our amazing Women's Health Physios based on the Sunshine Coast. Ash currently has the capacity for appointments at our Kawana clinic so if you require assistance with⁠
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❣️Antenatal & Postnatal MSK pain ⁠
 - SIJ, Back, Abdominal wall separations, Coccyx⁠
❣️Thoracic⁠
❣️Carpal tunnel⁠
❣️Bladder incontinence ⁠
❣️Return to exercise/ Exercise class screenings including internal pelvic floor assessments ⁠
❣️Women's Health Pilates & Classes ⁠
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Get in touch with the Kawana team today! ⁠
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☎️ 07 5438 8511⁠
✉️ kawana@sportsandspinalphysio.com.au
"Since graduating, I have been working for Sports & Spinal for the last 3 years, and as a Podiatrist, it has allowed me to grow immensely both professionally and personally."⁠
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Hear from our amazing Sunshine Coast Podiatrist, Ainslee O'Connell about her Sports & Spinal career journey so far. Ainslee is an incredible Podiatrist that continues to raise the bar not only in her field but also as a health professional.⁠
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Keep up the great work Ainslee!💙⁠
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Head to our Bio to read more!
Have you read our recent LinkedIn article?⁠
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We reflected on our New Grad program that we held at the end of January. Head to our bio to read more 💫