SPORTS & SPINAL ST LUCIA

clinical pilates

St Lucia

Level 1, Building 21C UQU ComplexUnion RoadSt Lucia QLD 4067

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St Lucia Sports & Spinal is located at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, on the Ground Floor, Building 21C. Conveniently located near Taringa, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Springhill, Paddington, Auchenflower, Milton, Rosalie, Bardon and other surrounding suburbs.

With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes utilise various exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability.  

This can be done either using the Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze table, exercise ball etc.) in a CSM Studio class or the form of a Mat Class, utilising bodyweight and minimal equipment. From here, we build and progress your program as appropriate with continued advice and education throughout, so you left feeling a better version of YOU.  

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a fitness regime for life, performed on a mat or with specialised equipment. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, these classes will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalised and moving with ease.

Both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists run our classes with Clinical Pilates Experience. Clinical Pilates refers to one-on-one Pilates that are often used for injury rehabilitation and used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Sports & Spinal offers both and can cater to your exact needs.

All patients are required to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist before beginning any of our classes. This is to familiarise patients with any equipment, positions, exercises and identify any injuries/restrictions that we may need to be aware of prior to a patient attending a class.

St Lucia Sports & Spinal is NDIS registered and accepts Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. 

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are perfect for toning and reshaping the body. It works on creating long, lean muscles, toning all of those hard to target areas such as the abdominals, inner thighs, buttocks, back of thighs, sides and backs of the arms. For toning, these classes are best performed 3 to 5 times a week through a combination of studio sessions, mat classes and home exercises.

Pilates exercises are performed through a wide range of movements and work on lengthening the muscles at the same time as strengthening them. To increase flexibility, stretching exercises need to be performed daily.

The Clinical Pilates exercises used in our Core, Strength & Mobility classes focus on strengthening the weakened postural muscles and stretching the tight muscles that pull the body into these poor postures. Studio sessions are the best way to improve posture as our physiotherapists can develop a program to target your specific postural problems. Pilates can also be used for back pain as it relaxes and strengthens the muscles, easing the discomfort.

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes use Clinical Pilates techniques which are fantastic for injury rehabilitation and prevention as it works on core stability, posture, flexibility, and correcting muscle imbalances and weaknesses via specific strengthening. It can be used for arthritis, neck pain, back pain and various injuries.

Pilates is the secret tool that many high level and recreational athletes use to enhance their performance, decrease the risk of injuries and provide much-needed cross-training. Each sport has specific strength and flexibility requirements. When you book in for an assessment, your physiotherapist will look at the things you need to work on to improve your performance and then proceed to design a Pilates program for you.

✓ Back pain

✓ Neck pain

✓ Shoulder problems

✓ Hip and knee pain

✓ Arthritis

✓ Rehabilitation from injuries

✓ Rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery

✓ Neurological problems e.g. rehab from stroke or head injury, cerebral 

✓ Rheumatological issues  

✓ General conditioning concerns palsy, Parkinson’s disease

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology and has additional training in exercise oncology and Pilates. Elise also has experience working in paediatrics, focussing on neurological conditions. While Elise enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, she has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being and understand that this will look different for everyone. Elise endeavours to facilitate holistic, individualised, and achievable interventions for the best possible patient outcomes.

Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys leading an active and balanced lifestyle, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

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

POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling. 

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement. 

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs! 

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling. 

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern. 

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today! 

#sportsandspinal #sportsandspinalphysio #physiotherapy #physio #health #exercise #exercisephysiology #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealth #kneepain #rehab #manueltherapy

POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling.

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement.

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs!

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling.

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern.

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today!

#sportsandspinal #sportsandspinalphysio #physiotherapy #physio #health #exercise #exercisephysiology #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealth #kneepain #rehab #manueltherapy
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March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility. 

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis. 

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms. 

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio

March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility.

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis.

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms.

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio
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Trendsetters in our @sportsandspinalcaloundra clinic in their @archiesfootwear slides 

Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

#archies #slides #footwear #archiesfootwear #archiesthongs #archsupport #physio #podiatry #summer

Trendsetters in our @sportsandspinalcaloundra clinic in their @archiesfootwear slides

Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

#archies #slides #footwear #archiesfootwear #archiesthongs #archsupport #physio #podiatry #summer
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Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what's best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️ 

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health. 

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!

Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what`s best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health.

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!
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✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise 

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

#sportsandspinalphysio #sportsandspinal #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthprofessionals #diet #dietician #dietetics #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealthmonth #health #wellbeing #education

✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

#sportsandspinalphysio #sportsandspinal #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthprofessionals #diet #dietician #dietetics #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealthmonth #health #wellbeing #education
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It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health! 

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health. 

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽

It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health!

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health.

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽
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Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!

Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!
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For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪
 
Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best. 

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌

For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪

Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best.

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌
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Parking and Directions at St Lucia Sports & Spinal:

1. Enter UQ from the Sir Fred Schonell Drive entrance. Continue along the road and drive straight through the roundabout (an athletics field will be on your left).

2. Turn left into Blair Drive, then turn right into the 2nd street on the right – Union Rd.

3. Proceed along Union Rd and turn left at the top of the road  – at the “Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio” sign

4. Follow the road as it veers right. Our sign-posted car parking area will be on your right. The entrance to St Lucia Sports & Spinal is approx. 20 metres away, to your right.

Free Parking

  • There are 5 bays on either side of the parking area to choose from.

  • Please tell reception on arrival your car rego

  • On Saturdays, free parking is available everywhere on campus.

Public Transport

The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus has a very convenient public transport system, with frequent service available via both bus and City Cat.

City Cat

  • Take a City-Cat to the University of Queensland stop.
  • Exit the terminal and walk straight ahead, Walk out of the end of the terminal (heading west) along the path with the lake on your left.
  • Take the right-hand path when it splits, up the elevated walkway to the UQU Building. St Lucia Sports & Spinal is in front of you to the right, next to the Bike Shop

Bus

  • There are two bus stops at UQ, St Lucia campus.

  • The first stop is located at Chancellor’s Place near the J.D. Story building. There is a map of the campus located near this bus stop. Please refer to this map to locate the Union Complex building (look for the swimming pool image and Union Road).

  • The other bus station is located at UQ Lakes (photo at right). Buses travel across the ‘Green Bridge’ to access this terminal. Walk out of the end of the terminal (heading west) along the path with the lake on your left. Take the right hand path when it splits, up the hill to a carpark. BSSP is in front of you on your right as you cross the carpark.

  • For timetables and further information, try the TransLink Website or call TransLink on 13 12 30.