Caloundra Sports and Spinal Remedial Massage

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Remedial Massage @ Caloundra Sports & Spinal

Our massages at Sports & Spinal focus on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury. Our highly trained professionals use techniques designed to ease your aches, improve your health and help you to feel relaxed once more. Regular massages can reduce the risk of injury that may occur in everyday activities.
Sports & Spinal understand that everyone is different; if you are an athlete or a sedentary office worker, our experienced therapist will curate a personalised plan to improve your quality of life!
Sports & Spinal’s Massage Therapists work closely with our Physiotherapists to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment to help you meet your goals.

Sports & Spinal Physio Caloundra is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We can be found on the corner of Ormuz Avenue & Kalinga Street in suite 4 of the building ‘Bradfield House’ with Ochre Health Caloundra. Your local Caloundra clinic is conveniently located near Golden Beach,  Caloundra West, Little Mountain, Aroona, Dicky Beach, Battery Hill, Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach.

Sports & Spinal Caloundra features on-site car parking. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Caloundra clinic is a popular choice for Sunshine Coast residents looking for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage TherapyClinical PilatesPodiatry and Dietetics.

Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. Regular remedial massage will assist managing recurrent injury or prevention. Remedial massage achieves this through reducing cramps and spasms, relax overused muscles, and avoid muscular restrictions in joint range of motion.

Benefits of remedial massage

  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Increase the range of movement in joints
  • Recover from minor injuries
  • Reduce stress and headache
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Speed up the removal of toxins and metabolic waste

Our  Physiotherapists have a comprehensive knowledge of foot and ankle biomechanics and can effectively treat a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries including:

Achilles tendon pain, Heel Pain, Plantar fasciitis, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Acute sprains and strains, Muscle dysfunction, Tibialis posterior tendinopathy and Ligaments Injury

How Can We Help?

Your Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist will provide you with long term solutions for your recovery and tailor your treatment plan to your history, injury and physical goals.

Your rehabilitation exercises are designed to quicken your recovery and build strength to prevent further injury. This may involve seeing a podiatrist, modifying footwear, or a combination of stretching, taping, and specific rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the structures of the foot and ankle.

Massage also helps recovery from soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Everybody experiences some form of stress through work, family, the environment and society. Mental tensions, frustrations and insecurity cause the most damage. Hormones released by stress actually shrink the vessels, inhibiting circulation.

A stressed mind and body means the heart works harder. Breathing becomes rapid and shallow and digestion slows. Nearly everybody process is degraded. Studies show stress can cause migraines, hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, some peptic ulcers, etc. In fact, researchers have estimated 80% of disease is stress-related. Soothing and relaxing massage therapy can counteract the effects of stress.

What Injuries can Massage Treat?

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sore shoulder and neck
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Over-use injuries
  • Shin splints

Lymphatic Massage is commonly referred to as Lymphatic Drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aids in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.

If you had a recent injury or a surgery, suffer from poor circulation or are physically inactive your limbs may be swollen up and your lymphatic system will need help to be effective again.

With manual Lymphatic Drainage lymph vessels are stimulated to open up and collect the excessive fluid which is then directed to the lymph nodes where it is filtered and can re-enter the bloodstream.

In addition, lymph nodes filter waste from our body cells and assist the immune system in building an immune response, that is why manual Lymphatic Drainage is also indicated if you want to boost your defences and detox.

What Conditions May Benefit from a Lymphatic Massage:

Some of the conditions that may benefit from lymphatic drainage massage include:

  • Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention
  • Swelling of a limb: pre or post-surgery
  • Lymphoedema
  • Post-mastectomy or breast cancer treatment
  • Breast tenderness & congestion
  • Fibromyalgia & Lupus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Hormonal & emotional imbalances
  • Cellulite fat accumulation
  • Recurrent infections such as colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinus & yeast infections

Pregnancy massage at Sports & Spinal is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. Our massage therapists adapt their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time, it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone’s lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time. Pregnancy or prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy designed to decrease stress/anxiety, reduce swelling in the legs and arms, improve circulation and reduce musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During pregnancy, many women experience low back, pelvic and buttock pain due to hormonal changes and the additional load placed on their body due to their growing baby.

Women who undergo massage therapy during pregnancy consistently report decreased anxiety, stress, leg pain, lower back pain and improved sleep. Pregnancy massage has even proved to be effective during labour in managing pain and improving the emotional experience of labour.

The benefits include:

  • Preparation of muscles required in childbirth.
  • Neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and imperfect posture.
  • Assist in maintaining proper posture.
  • Emotional support through nurturing touch.
  • Relaxation and decreased insomnia.
  • Lower levels of cramping particularly in the calf muscles.
  • Reduced sciatic pain.

Meet the team @ Caloundra

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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.

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Caloundra Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 4, Bradfield House, 20 Kalinga St, Caloundra QLD 4551

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Your Local St Lucia Podiatry Clinic

Podiatry @ St Lucia Sports & Spinal is located at the UQ University. Podiatry @ St Lucia Sports & Spinal covers the areas of Taringa, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Milton, ChapelHill, Kenmore, Springhill, Rosalie, Paddington, Auchenflower, Bardon and other surrounding suburbs.

Podiatrists are health professionals trained to deal exclusively with the foot and lower limb. The feet are a very complex part of the body, and allow you to perform vital functions and activities, so they should not be neglected. If you have pain or problems with your feet, a Podiatrist is the best health professional to assist you.
Our fully qualified Podiatrists are dedicated to providing you with the best possible level of care.

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 foot problems.
Podiatry @ St Lucia Sports & Spinal focuses on understanding clients clinical, and lifestyle needs to develop a comprehensive, practical and individualised treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, the client is empowered to develop self-management strategies that are targeted towards maximising the benefit of treatment over the long term.

Whether you are looking to prevent an ongoing injury, restore function or improve mobility, or general podiatry treatment, Sports & Spinal’s podiatrist can offer you the best advice and treatment to get you back to your full potential.

Our Podiatry services at St Lucia include:

General Foot Care, Sports Injuries, Foot and Lower Limb Injuries, Heel Pain, Footwear Advice, Video Gait Analysis, Running/Sports Orthotics, Work and Casual Orthotics, Paediatric Conditions, Diabetic Foot Care, Ingrown Toenail Management, Warts/Verrucas, Diabetic Care and Children’s Foot Care.

Our Podiatry clinic features on-site car parking. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local St Lucia clinic is popular amongst locals looking for Podiatry, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Massage

Our Podiatrists at St Lucia believe in understanding the whole picture and background, taking the time to work through this and develop a full understanding is of the highest priority. A full hour is most likely utilised to achieve this. Involving:

  • A discovery phase including history taking, understanding expectations, goals, current level of understanding, barriers and desired outcomes
  • Hands-on assessment and diagnosis
  • Functional assessment – depending on the presenting condition, biomechanical assessment involves thorough sport or activity specific testing and evaluation
  • Treatment
  • An improvement plan mapped out to get you to where you need to be 

Sports injuries often involve muscle, bone, tendons and soft tissue of the foot and lower limbs.

Typical sporting injuries include:

  • Achilles Tedonothapy
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Pain

Treatment may include: 

  • Ultrasound
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Strapping/Taping
  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Footwear Perscription
  • Orthoses

Sever’s disease is an acute injury to the growth plate at the back of the heel which is most common in young athletes. It is most common between the ages of 10-12.

In children, there is a growth plate located where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. During periods of rapid growth, the calf muscle and Achilles tendon become tighter causing excessive forces through the growth plate. Forcible and repeated contraction of the calf muscle can injure the growth plate causing pain.

Symptoms:

  • Pain where the Achilles inserts into the heel pain
  • Pain increases during exercise
  • Tender through the back of the heel and may be some localised swelling

Causes:

  • Tightness/Weakness through the calf complex
  • Foot biomechanics
  • Overtraining
  • Playing sport on hard surfaces
  • Inadequate footwear

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity Modification
  • Icing
  • Foot Tapping
  • Padding
  • Heel Raises
  • Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Calf/Achilles Stretching and Strengthening
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotic Therapy

Orthotics, more correctly termed here as Foot Orthoses, are shoe inserts that are placed into your footwear to assist rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries. These can be either non-custom or custom foot orthoses and both can play an important role in treatment depending on the condition, the amount of support that is required and the time frame you have been suffering from the condition.

Custom foot orthoses are prescribed from your specific biomechanical measurements and exact dimensions of your feet to assist in an overall treatment plan to alleviate long-standing foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain.

They are often best used alongside physical therapy to aid in deloading injured soft tissue structures so that they are better able to heal and recover. It is important to understand however they are not a magical cure, nor do they train your arches to set them higher despite some misleading information you may come across. Used as part of an overall treatment plan they can be a very valuable addition to getting you back to pain-free movement.

Custom foot orthoses may assist in helping treat the following conditions:

Plantar fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome, Achilles Tendinopathy, Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction, Peroneal Muscle Tendinopathies, Midfoot Arthritis, Painful Bunions, Big Toe Joint Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Morton’s Neuroma, Intermetatarsal Bursitis, Metatarsalgia, Diabetic Ulcers, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Shin Splints, Sever’s Disease and Persistent Calf Tears

At Sports & Spinal Podiatry we have the latest & highest quality foot orthoses technology. We take pride in ensuring your customised foot orthoses are designed and made to the highest quality using the latest materials & most accurate methods; such as 3D laser scanning technology and computer-aided design and manufacturing.

Morton’s Neuroma is typically described as a compression of the nerve that runs in between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.  Due to compression, this can cause scar tissue to form and an enlargement of the intermetatarsal nerve. A Morton’s Neuroma usually occurs in an unstable foot type and/or wearing tight-fitting footwear for extended periods of time.

An unstable foot type has the effect of causing instability in the forefoot, this instability increases the movement of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal and as a result, causes the irritation and impingement of the nerve.

Wearing tight-fitting footwear causes a squeezing effect through the forefoot and therefore impingement of the nerve through compression forces.

The pain is generalised through the ball of the foot and can be described as a shooting/burning pain, which worsens while weight-bearing and wearing tight-fitting footwear.  Pain may radiate through the 3rd and 4th toes.  Pins and needles or sharp shooting pain may be experienced when the forefoot is squeezed together and pressure is applied to the foot.

Treatment May Include: 

Conservative Management Includes Icing, Massage, Foot Taping, Padding, Stretching, Foot Strengthening, Adequate Footwear, Footwear Modification or Function Foot Orthoses.

Injections of local anesthetic or cortisone may also be used by Sports Physicians to help relieve painful symptoms.

Ingrown toenails are toe nails that tend to grow inwards and dig into the flesh of the toe, causing redness, swelling and even infection when left untreated.

Ingrown toenails can be caused by incorrectly cutting toenail techniques and incorrect footwear.

Your podiatrist may have to perform a  partial toenail avulsion procedure, it is a safe and effective treatment that is performed by an experienced podiatrist under local anaesthesia. The aim of the procedure is to remove enough of the nail, generally without the toe being cut or stitched. Followed by the application of a chemical that prevents that small part of the nail from regrowing. Your toe will then be carefully dressed to assist with the healing and protect the surgery site from any infection.

Follow up appointments will be made with our Podiatrist until fully healed, however, the pain will ease within a few days.

Podiatry @ Sports and Spinal can treat general foot care.

General foot care involves:

  • Ingrown Nails
  • Curved Nails
  • Thicken Nails
  • Hard Nails
  • Fungal Infections
  • Cracked Heals,
  • Callus/Corns
  • Plantar Warts
  • Bunions
  • + Much More

We offer a full range of foot care service to meet and exceed all of your foot health needs.

The plantar fascia is thick conservative tissue that supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is where the plantar fascia becomes damaged, inflamed and painful.  The most common site of pain is the posterior portion of the fascia located at the plantar heel.

The onset of pain is usually gradual, appearing for no apparent reason and without a history of trauma.  Pain on weight-bearing is sharp, usually worse first thing in the morning, gradually subsiding, then reoccurring after rest and at the end of the working day.

Common causes include excessive pronation, high rigid arches, hypermobility in the foot and ankle, calf muscle tightness, inadequate footwear for activity and environment and working on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis

Rest, Ice/ Heat, Massage, Stretching, Foot/Calf Strengthening, Padding, Foot Tapping, Adequate Footwear, Orthotic Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Diabetes is a disorder that affects the entire body – including having severe consequences for the feet.

Foot complications include:

  • Callus
  • Ulceration
  • Deformity
  • Infection
  • Possible Amputation
  • Damage to the nerves in the feet
  • Damage to the blood vessels in the lower limb

For those who have diabetes, it is essential to have regular visits with a Podiatrist, to ensure mobility and prevention of long term foot complications.
If there are any concerns, your Podiatrist will implement an individualised treatment plan.

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Level 1, Building 21C UQU Complex, Union Rd, St Lucia QLD 4067

Parking and Directions @ St Lucia

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.

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