Womens Health @ Springfield Sports & Spinal

Springfield Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio Springfield is situated within the Waterworx Aquatic Centre. The clinic can be found within the heart of Springfield, at 22 A Commercial Drive, Springfield. Located West of Brisbane, we proudly offer high-quality health care services to the greater Springfield area with suburbs conveniently located near Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira, Bellbird-Park, Spring Mountain, Goodna, Redbank Plains, Greenbank, Forest Lake and other surrounding suburbs.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is avaibale at our Maroochydore clinic. Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists have completed post graduate training in this specialised field and have experience with a broad range of issues that may present during the different stages of a woman’s life including pregnancy, birth, menopause and everything in between. Our team is committed to learning everything they can about conditions that affect women (and sometimes men!), and are constantly attending conferences, courses, and seminars to ensure they stay up to date with the most current research.

Some of the conditions they commonly treat include:

– Incontinence (leakage from the bladder and bowel)

– Prolapse

– Constipation

– Mastitis

– Pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain

– Cancer Rehabilitation

– Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse

– Return to exercise after pregnancy

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDISregistered, 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 Springfield clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage, Pilates, Dietetics, Podiatryand Hydrotherapy.

Meet the Women’s Health team @ Springfield

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Lucy Taylor

Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy & Pilates

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland where she also conducted research alongside a world-renowned Physiotherapist. Lucy is passionate about delivering holistic patient-centred care and establishing individualised rehabilitation programs so that you can achieve your goals and return to the things you enjoy in life sooner. Lucy is devoted to continuously expanding her skill set and knowledge so that she can provide superior treatment to every patient.

Lucy is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba, Springfield and Beenleigh locations.

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Please see below for more information on the type of conditions our therapists can help with:

Pelvic Health & Continence (also referred to as Women’s Health Physiotherapy or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) is the area of Physiotherapy that deals with conditions relating to the bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, and pelvis, as well pregnancy-related conditions including mastitis and lower back pain.

Our Physiotherapists are specially trained in pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and work closely with local specialists, surgeons, GPs and other health professionals to ensure that the treatment you are being provided is of the highest level, and supported by current evidence.

Some of the areas and conditions that they are able to assess and treat include:

  • Pregnancy & Post Natal
    • Pelvic Girdle Pain
    • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD or DRAM, Tummy Muscle Separation)
    • Post Natal Pelvic Floor Checks and Return to Exercise Assessment
  • Incontinence (Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, and Fecal Incontinence)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Mastitis (Maroochydore only)
  • Constipation
  • Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pre and Post Gynae Surgery Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (Tummy Muscle Separation, RAD, DRAM)

We like to allow 60mins for your initial appointment (in most cases, this may vary in some circumstances) to ensure that there is enough time to take a detailed and thorough history and to allow plenty of time for discussion, education, treatment, and questions.

Your initial appointment will involve some form of assessment, but this will depend on the condition you are seeking treatment for. Where appropriate this may consist of an internal vaginal exam, but this will be discussed in more detail at your appointment where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the reasons behind the assessment. Other assessment methods include real time ultrasound, biofeedback and musculoskeletal screening.

After your assessment, your Physiotherapist will be able to discuss with you the diagnosis, and the options for treatment. This may involve a variety of things including (but certainly not limited to) pelvic floor muscle training, bladder and bowel management and strength and exercise programs. You will always leave our rooms with a good understanding of your diagnosis and with a comprehensive plan in place to improve your symptoms.

What Do I Wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in!

Do I need to bring anything?
Any relevant scans, letters or reports, as well as current medication lists. Sometimes we will also require a full bladder if we are planning on using the ultrasound machine for assessment, but the reception staff will let you know prior to your appointment

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. Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is very common during pregnancy due to the major changes that occur within your body both physically and hormonally. A combination of hands-on treatment, strength and conditioning and mobility work is used to treat these aches and pains throughout pregnancy.

Pregnancy Exercise Classes

Exercise in pregnancy has been shown to reduce complications such as gestational diabetes and pre eclampsia and is a great way to reduce and treat pelvic girdle pain. The classes are run from our Sippy Downs practice and offer a supportive environment to keep you strong and active right up until delivery.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a blessing and is a thrilling, special time in your life that should be cherished. However, it can also be a physical and emotional rollercoaster, which is why it is so important for mums-to-be to take some time out to relax, be pampered and ease the aches, pains, and tension that come with pregnancy.

At Sports & Spinal we have a special pregnancy massage cushion, enabling Mums-to-be to be massaged while laying on their stomach. Our massage therapists use a specialised massage oil blend to massage your entire body focusing on the areas that most need work.

All initial massages are charged at 50% off – contact your local clinic to book in otday!

Postnatal Follow-Up

A Pelvic Floor check is an essential part of your post-natal recovery and is highly recommended prior to returning to exercise to prevent any long term complications. Our Physiotherapists work closely with our Exercise Physiologist to ensure new mums are building their pelvic floor strength as well as their general strength and fitness to support their lifestyles and health and fitness goals. We also offer specific post natal ‘Active Mums’ strengthening classes which achieve all of the above in a supportive class environment, where little ones are welcome!

The term ‘pelvic floor’ refers to the group of muscles that sit at the base of the pelvis. Their job is to provide support to the pelvic organs; bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum, as well as maintain continence.

The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened during pregnancy and childbirth, but they are can also be affected by constipation, a chronic cough and repetitive heavy lifting. Menopause can also influence how these muscles work.

Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are several different types of incontinence.

Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with exercise, coughing, sneezing or movement such as rolling bed or standing from a chair.

Urge Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with the urge to go to the toilet. People often describe this as ‘not quite making it in time!’

Fecal Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of stool; liquid or formed.

The term prolapse refers to any movement of the pelvic organs from their original position. Prolapse is commonly seen in women following childbirth but can happen at any stage during a woman’s life. Common symptoms include feelings of bulging or heaviness in the vagina or anus, difficulty emptying the bladder and/or bowel and difficulty keeping a tampon in.

If you are in need of  Women's Health Physiotherapy services, contact us and see how we can help today!

Springfield Sports & Spinal can be found at 22A Commercial Dr, Springfield QLD 4300

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Parking @ Springfield

There is plenty of parking space conveniently situated outside our clinic at the end of the driveway just off Commercial Drive.

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Womens Health @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Women's Health @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Sports and Spinal Physio Chermside is situated at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Just a short drive north of Brisbane’s central business district, our Chermside clinic is conveniently located near Aspley, CarseldineEverton Park, Mitchelton, NundahStaffordBoondallBanyoTaigum, and Wavell Heights. The clinic can easily be accessed via car or public transport.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is avaibale at our Chermside clinic. Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists have completed post graduate training in this specialised field and have experience with a broad range of issues that may present during the different stages of a woman’s life including pregnancy, birth, menopause and everything in between. Our team is committed to learning everything they can about conditions that affect women (and sometimes men!), and are constantly attending conferences, courses, and seminars to ensure they stay up to date with the most current research.

Some of the conditions they commonly treat include:

– Incontinence (leakage from the bladder and bowel)

– Prolapse

– Constipation

– Mastitis

– Pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain

– Cancer Rehabilitation

– Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse

– Return to exercise after pregnancy

Chermside Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. 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 Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bubs Classes, Psychology, Remedial Massage, Psychology and Dietetics services in the Chermside area.

Meet the team @ Chermside

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Haleh Faham

Women's Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Haleh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since been working in private practice as well as the hospital and community aged care settings. She has a special interest and training in Women’s Health and incontinence physiotherapy and helps women better understand and manage their conditions. She continues to have a keen interest in developing her knowledge and skills to enhance her treatment approach.

Haleh enjoys helping patients through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Her true satisfaction is having a positive impact on a person’s overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest.

Outside work, Haleh loves hiking, swimming, playing keyboard and oil painting

Haleh is also fluent in Persian.

Haleh is available for appointments at our Chermside clinic.

 

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Please see below for more information on the type of conditions our therapists can help with:

Pelvic Health & Continence (also referred to as Women’s Health Physiotherapy or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy) is the area of Physiotherapy that deals with conditions relating to the bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, and pelvis, as well pregnancy-related conditions including mastitis and lower back pain.

Our Physiotherapists are specially trained in pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and work closely with local specialists, surgeons, GPs and other health professionals to ensure that the treatment you are being provided is of the highest level, and supported by current evidence.

Some of the areas and conditions that they are able to assess and treat include:

  • Pregnancy & Post Natal
    • Pelvic Girdle Pain
    • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD or DRAM, Tummy Muscle Separation)
    • Post Natal Pelvic Floor Checks and Return to Exercise Assessment
  • Incontinence (Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, and Fecal Incontinence)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Mastitis (Maroochydore only)
  • Constipation
  • Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pre and Post Gynae Surgery Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (Tummy Muscle Separation, RAD, DRAM)

We like to allow 60mins for your initial appointment (in most cases, this may vary in some circumstances) to ensure that there is enough time to take a detailed and thorough history and to allow plenty of time for discussion, education, treatment, and questions.

Your initial appointment will involve some form of assessment, but this will depend on the condition you are seeking treatment for. Where appropriate this may consist of an internal vaginal exam, but this will be discussed in more detail at your appointment where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the reasons behind the assessment. Other assessment methods include real time ultrasound, biofeedback and musculoskeletal screening.

After your assessment, your Physiotherapist will be able to discuss with you the diagnosis, and the options for treatment. This may involve a variety of things including (but certainly not limited to) pelvic floor muscle training, bladder and bowel management and strength and exercise programs. You will always leave our rooms with a good understanding of your diagnosis and with a comprehensive plan in place to improve your symptoms.

What Do I Wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in!

Do I need to bring anything?
Any relevant scans, letters or reports, as well as current medication lists. Sometimes we will also require a full bladder if we are planning on using the ultrasound machine for assessment, but the reception staff will let you know prior to your appointment

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. Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain is very common during pregnancy due to the major changes that occur within your body both physically and hormonally. A combination of hands-on treatment, strength and conditioning and mobility work is used to treat these aches and pains throughout pregnancy.

Pregnancy Exercise Classes

Exercise in pregnancy has been shown to reduce complications such as gestational diabetes and pre eclampsia and is a great way to reduce and treat pelvic girdle pain. The classes are run from our Sippy Downs practice and offer a supportive environment to keep you strong and active right up until delivery.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a blessing and is a thrilling, special time in your life that should be cherished. However, it can also be a physical and emotional rollercoaster, which is why it is so important for mums-to-be to take some time out to relax, be pampered and ease the aches, pains, and tension that come with pregnancy.

At Sports & Spinal we have a special pregnancy massage cushion, enabling Mums-to-be to be massaged while laying on their stomach. Our massage therapists use a specialised massage oil blend to massage your entire body focusing on the areas that most need work.

All initial massages are charged at 50% off – contact your local clinic to book in otday!

Postnatal Follow-Up

A Pelvic Floor check is an essential part of your post-natal recovery and is highly recommended prior to returning to exercise to prevent any long term complications. Our Physiotherapists work closely with our Exercise Physiologist to ensure new mums are building their pelvic floor strength as well as their general strength and fitness to support their lifestyles and health and fitness goals. We also offer specific post natal ‘Active Mums’ strengthening classes which achieve all of the above in a supportive class environment, where little ones are welcome!

The term ‘pelvic floor’ refers to the group of muscles that sit at the base of the pelvis. Their job is to provide support to the pelvic organs; bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum, as well as maintain continence.

The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened during pregnancy and childbirth, but they are can also be affected by constipation, a chronic cough and repetitive heavy lifting. Menopause can also influence how these muscles work.

Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are several different types of incontinence.

Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with exercise, coughing, sneezing or movement such as rolling bed or standing from a chair.

Urge Urinary Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine with the urge to go to the toilet. People often describe this as ‘not quite making it in time!’

Fecal Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of stool; liquid or formed.

The term prolapse refers to any movement of the pelvic organs from their original position. Prolapse is commonly seen in women following childbirth but can happen at any stage during a woman’s life. Common symptoms include feelings of bulging or heaviness in the vagina or anus, difficulty emptying the bladder and/or bowel and difficulty keeping a tampon in.

If you are in need of  Women's Health Physiotherapy services, contact us and see how we can help today!

Chermside Sports & Spinal can be found at 2/832 Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

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Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

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Psychology @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Psychology @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Sports and Spinal Physio Chermside is situated at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Just a short drive north of Brisbane’s central business district, our Chermside clinic is conveniently located near Aspley, CarseldineEverton Park, Mitchelton, NundahStaffordBoondallBanyoTaigum, and Wavell Heights. The clinic can easily be accessed via car or public transport.

We believe that a strong relationship between client and therapist is the foundation through which a client will progress towards their therapeutic and life goals.  Psychology @ Sports & Spinal offer a range of flexible service delivery options to suit your needs

Chermside Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. 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 Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bubs Classes, Psychology, Remedial Massage and Dietetics services in the Chermside area.

 

Booking can be made online or contacting our clinic directly, we do not require a referral from your GP to get booked in however to see our clinical psychologist under the Mental Health Care Plan by Medicare you will need to see your GP, the process starts with your GP preparing a Mental Health Care Plan which you then bring to your first appointment. A Mental Health Care Plan is not required to receive a rebate from your private health fund.

Meet the team @ Chermside

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Kate Brayley

Psychologist

Kate is a registered general and performance psychologist with a Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise) from the University of Queensland. She has practised as a psychologist in a wide range of settings including the performing arts, sport and exercise, clinical psychology, and drug and alcohol support services. She draws on a range of evidence-based therapies to promote self-awareness and support clients to develop and maintain social, emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. She has a genuine, warm and respectful style, and believes that everyone has the potential and ability to realise their own strengths. She is interested in the relationship between physical and mental/emotional health, and in the benefits of being proactive in the prevention of mental health issues.

Her areas of interest and experience include:

  • Managing and developing lifestyle changes
  • Supporting life transitions
  • Providing support for injury and pain management
  • Dealing with stress, anxiety and depression
  • Overcoming barriers to exercise/physical activity
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Managing goal setting and action planning

Kate is available for Psychology appointments at Sports & Spinal Chermside, Robina and Broadbroach.

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Chermside Sports & Spinal can be found at 2/832 Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

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Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

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CSM (Clinical Pilates)

At Sports & Spinal we offer top quality Core Strength and Mobility (CSM) classes, these classes are based on Clinical Pilates Exercises.

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

CSM classes utilise a variety of exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability. the classes are inspired by clinical Pilates movements and equipment, utilising levers and resistance to promote correct muscular activation patterns, postural awareness and core strength.

Classes Available:

At Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy we offer four different classes.

  1. Beginners Mat CSM

this is a small group class (maximum of 6 participants) suitable for beginners and those new to clinical Pilates exercises. this class runs through fundamental exercises and is a perfect starting point to prepare you for progression into our intermediate and studio classes.

  1. Intermediate Mat CSM

This class is the next step after the Beginner’s course. New exercises are introduced and are progressively more challenging.

  1. Advanced CSM

This class is suitable for those with a good understanding of clinical Pilates-based exercises. These classes include more complex moves and exercise flows to challenge strength and coordination.

  1. Studio CSM

The equipment adds another dimension to mat work and targets areas that can’t be reached with mat work exercises alone. The equipment adds more resistance and therefore increases toning benefits for the entire body. These classes are suitable for beginners with every session tailored to your individual needs.

What makes doing our CSM classes different to a Gym/Pilates Studio?

Our classes are instructed by fully qualified Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists who will utilise their expertise to ensure you maximise your recovery and achieve your goals in a safe, friendly and professional environment. Our therapists can also tailor exercises to help you reach your fitness goals.

Want to book in?

To ensure you get the most out of our classes, it is vital to perform an assessment in rooms to ascertain your goals and tailor a program specific to your needs. During this consultation, you will be shown the equipment and the basics of our classes. You will also be told which class you would benefit most from. If you have an injury or condition, let your therapist know as this will enable them to tailor your program to your individual needs.

Want TWO weeks FREE?

We are pleased to let you know we are now offering 2 weeks of FREE classes when you book in a class initial assessment. This allows you a risk-free period to see if our classes are right for you!

Contact your local clinic to book in your initial assessment today and gain access to 2 weeks of unlimited FREE classes.

FAQ

Do I get a rebate back from my health fund?

How much will they rebate per class?

Yes and we can do on the spot claiming if you pay as you go. Unfortunately, we won’t know how much you’ll get back until we swipe your health fund card through our hicaps machine. If you’d like to know prior to joining our classes you can call your health fund to enquire.

Depending on whether the class is taken by a Physiotherapist or an Exercise Physiologist the following codes will apply:

560 - Physiotherapy code
502 - Exercise Physiology code

What do I wear to these classes & do I need to bring anything in particular?

When doing our classes wear a singlet or T-shirt and some tights or shorts. Anything you can move freely in and feel comfortable stretching in etc. We don’t wear shoes in our classes so bring along some socks. You’ll need a towel with you and a drink bottle is optional. Everything else you’ll require is supplied for you.

How often should I do your CSM classes?

We suggest doing our mat and/or equipment classes at least once a week, although we do encourage you to commit to a regime for 2-5 sessions a week, whether that be additional classes or a home-based exercise.

I’ve done Pilates Classes before. Do I need to have an initial consultation?

Yes. We like to assess what level you’re at so that you’re definitely going into the right class. If you feel that you know which class you’d like to do just give us a call and we will happily chat with you!

We offer CSM classes at Buderim, Coolum, Chermside, Kawana, Maroochydore, Nambour, North Lakes, Robina, Sippy Downs and Woolloongabba

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Contact your local clinic to book in for your initial assessment!


Chermside Pilates

Clinical Pilates @ Chermside Sports & Spinal

Clinical Pilates is now referred to as Core, Strength and Mobility Classes Studio or Mat to keep in line with recent changes to Private Health Insurance.
Sports & Spinal’s Clinical Pilates classes are based on seven key principles: Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Flow and Efficiency of Movement and Flexibility.

Benefits of our classes are Improved Core Strength & Posture, Increased Flexibility & Muscular Strength, Injury Prevention, Injury Rehabilitation, Restoring Regular Movement, Improved Breathing Control, Enhanced Muscular Control & Co-Ordination, Improved Fitness Levels & Balance, Pre & Post-Natal Exercises.

Safe, dynamic stability programs, with small group participants of 4 people in a session. The class runs for 60 minutes and is ran by University Qualified instructors (Either Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist). The intimate classes mean that you form a relationship with your Pilates Instructor who will know your body and what you need.

Our classes are ideal for injury rehabilitation and prevention, pre and postnatal recovery and are individually tailored rehab programs based on goals and initial assessment.

To begin our classes, you will need to have an initial assessment, with one of our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist, the clinician will conduct an initial assessment and design a program specific to your needs. After the initial assessment, the first 2 weeks are FREE! (Unlimited classes). Once the 2-week trial ends, Sports & Spinal have the flexibility to book sessions individually, in a pack of 10 or within a membership (3, 6 or 12 months & direct debit options available, speak to reception to find out more)

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes sessions are claimable on Private Health Insurance.

Our Pilates classes are held within our Chermside Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic which can be found at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre. Bookings are essential for Core, Strength & Mobility Classes.

Classes are available Monday to Saturday. 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 Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bubs Class, Psychology, Remedial Massage and Dietetics.

Meet the Instructors @ Chermside

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Alana Dinsdale

Neck, Jaw & Headache

Alana is a passionate physiotherapist who is experienced in working with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. She enjoys the challenge of finding and addressing the root cause of a problem and works closely with her patients and other health professionals to deliver the best treatment possible.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from UQ in 2012, Alana has gone on to further her knowledge through various conferences and courses.

She has developed a particular interest in spinal rehabilitation, and treatment of neck pain, TMJ dysfunction and headaches. Alana uses a number of techniques with her patients including dry needling, manual therapy, exercise prescription and pilates.

Alana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Jess Morey

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Jessica graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University. Her Physiotherapy passion lies within the sporting and athletic domain, which has developed from an extensive history with Athletics, competing as a middle distance runner.

Jess believes in treating the presenting injury while also treating the underlying cause, allowing her clients to successfully perform at their peak all year round. Jess strives to work as a partnership with her clients to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment, allowing you to achieve your goals and get back to the things you enjoy.

Jess is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Matthew Crear

Exercise Physiology

Matt graduated from James Cook University with a bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) in 2016. Since he spent two years working in Hervey Bay where he was able to implement an injury prevention program to a wide variety of athletes. Along with his interest in aiding athletes to return to full health post-injury, Matt also worked closely with those who have osteoporosis, T2DM and general musculoskeletal injuries.

Matt started work with Sports and Spinal in 2019, where he has grown to develop a special interest in a return to sport / full capacity, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, persistent pain and chronic disease management.

Matt is a passionate fitness enthusiast who has battled through several injuries himself. Currently, you’ll find Matt playing golf a few times a week, in the gym, doing pilates or running, along with playing social sports wherever he can.

Matt is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside location.

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Adam Horwitz

Shoulder & Neck Rehab

Adam Horwitz completed his Master of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Sydney, following completion of a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He developed a keen interest in physiotherapy as a young athlete overcoming injuries when competing in football, rugby union and martial arts.

He has a passion for assessment and treatment of shoulder conditions in particular. He also has a keen interest in treating the neck and headache conditions involving the cervical spine. With his experience as a sports trainer and Pilates instructor, he strives to help his clients control their pain and achieve their functional goals.

Adam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Sam Moyle

General Physiotherapy

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 where he enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols as well using his excellent communication skills in providing 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 made the transition 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 as well as learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator, an 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.

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Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

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Chermside

Chermside Sports & Spinal

Sports and Spinal Physio Chermside is situated at Suite 2, 832 Gympie Road, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Just a short drive north of Brisbane’s central business district, our Chermside clinic is conveniently located near Aspley, CarseldineEverton Park, Mitchelton, NundahStaffordBoondallBanyoTaigum, and Wavell Heights. The clinic can easily be accessed via car or public transport.

Chermside Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. 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 Chermside clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Mums & Bubs Classes, Psychology, Remedial Massage, Psychology and Dietetics services in the Chermside area.

Sports & Spinal also have telehealth consultations available for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide. Our telehealth platform enables allied health Practitioners to use telehealth for secure video consultations and live exercise demonstrations. Our Telehealth consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailed treatment plan to help reach their health goals. To find out more about Telehealth click here.

Meet the team @ Chermside

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Michael Davis

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab

Michael studied in New Zealand and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology. He has gone on to complete a postgraduate certificate in western acupuncture and has attended NZMPA courses for the management of neck, low back and upper limb pathologies.

Michael has developed a high level of experience in spinal rehabilitation working closely with neurosurgeons (BrizBrain & Spine), pain specialists and GPs. In his time in New Zealand, he formed a strong interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy working with numerous sporting teams, schools, high-performance athletes and the general public. He has a client-centred approach, working together with patients and their treating specialists to achieve optimal function and performance in their personal or sporting goals.

In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and many sports including cricket, rugby, tennis and golf.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Alana Dinsdale

Neck, Jaw & Headache

Alana is a passionate physiotherapist who is experienced in working with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. She enjoys the challenge of finding and addressing the root cause of a problem and works closely with her patients and other health professionals to deliver the best treatment possible.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from UQ in 2012, Alana has gone on to further her knowledge through various conferences and courses.

She has developed a particular interest in spinal rehabilitation, and treatment of neck pain, TMJ dysfunction and headaches. Alana uses a number of techniques with her patients including dry needling, manual therapy, exercise prescription and pilates.

Alana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Jess Morey

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Jessica graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University. Her Physiotherapy passion lies within the sporting and athletic domain, which has developed from an extensive history with Athletics, competing as a middle distance runner.

Jess believes in treating the presenting injury while also treating the underlying cause, allowing her clients to successfully perform at their peak all year round. Jess strives to work as a partnership with her clients to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment, allowing you to achieve your goals and get back to the things you enjoy.

Jess is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Jason Vaughan

General Physiotherapy

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He is passionate about seeing clients achieve their short and long-term goals to improve their health and quality of life. Jason’s focus is on providing active, evidence-based approaches for his clients to ensure they receive the highest level of care.

Jason has a keen interest in all areas of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, particularly in acute & chronic pain, the lower limb and sports injuries for all levels of athletes. Over the past three years, he has enjoyed providing pitch-side first aid coverage for a range of football, rugby union and league teams such as Olympic FC, Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union, Easts Tigers Rugby Union, Normanby Hounds Rugby League and Marist College Ashgrove.

Outside of work, Jason enjoys basketball, rugby, cooking and travel.

Jason is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location

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Adam Horwitz

Shoulder & Neck Rehab

Adam Horwitz completed his Master of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Sydney, following completion of a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He developed a keen interest in physiotherapy as a young athlete overcoming injuries when competing in football, rugby union and martial arts.

He has a passion for assessment and treatment of shoulder conditions in particular. He also has a keen interest in treating the neck and headache conditions involving the cervical spine. With his experience as a sports trainer and Pilates instructor, he strives to help his clients control their pain and achieve their functional goals.

Adam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

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Sam Moyle

General Physiotherapy

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 where he enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols as well using his excellent communication skills in providing 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 made the transition 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 as well as learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator, an 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.

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Haleh Faham

Women's Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Haleh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since been working in private practice as well as the hospital and community aged care settings. She has a special interest and training in Women’s Health and incontinence physiotherapy and helps women better understand and manage their conditions. She continues to have a keen interest in developing her knowledge and skills to enhance her treatment approach.

Haleh enjoys helping patients through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Her true satisfaction is having a positive impact on a person’s overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest.

Outside work, Haleh loves hiking, swimming, playing keyboard and oil painting

Haleh is also fluent in Persian.

Haleh is available for appointments at our Chermside clinic.

 

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Matthew Crear

Exercise Physiology

Matt graduated from James Cook University with a bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) in 2016. Since he spent two years working in Hervey Bay where he was able to implement an injury prevention program to a wide variety of athletes. Along with his interest in aiding athletes to return to full health post-injury, Matt also worked closely with those who have osteoporosis, T2DM and general musculoskeletal injuries.

Matt started work with Sports and Spinal in 2019, where he has grown to develop a special interest in a return to sport / full capacity, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, persistent pain and chronic disease management.

Matt is a passionate fitness enthusiast who has battled through several injuries himself. Currently, you’ll find Matt playing golf a few times a week, in the gym, doing pilates or running, along with playing social sports wherever he can.

Matt is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside location.

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Ashleigh East

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ashleigh has been practicing massage for over 5 years and completed her Remedial Massage Therapy studies at the Australian Institute of Applied Science in early 2016. She is very results driven and loves to see improvement in her clients and their well-being.

Ashleigh uses Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue/ Remedial techniques to ensure her clients walk away with more movement and less tension with a special interest in the management of chronic headaches and neck tension. She is also trained in relaxation and pregnancy massage.

Ashleigh is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Chermside location.

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Dylan McDonald

Podiatrist

Dylan graduated from Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist, following earlier studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science (Hons.) at the University of Queensland. He continually expands on his knowledge and skills to keep up-to-date with the developing science behind lower limb conditions and injuries.

Whilst Dylan has a special interest in sports and biomechanical podiatry (including paediatric patients), he has experience treating all aspects of general lower limb and foot care. Dylan utilises biomechanical assessments, gait/movement analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessment and recommendations, dry needling and general/diabetic screenings to get the best outcomes for his clients. He has a unique skillset in foot mobilisation and manipulation which has formed part of his continuing clinical expertise.

Dylan has been involved in numerous sports as a junior athlete, particularly in AFL where he has previously held roles as a strength and conditioning coach and sports trainer (current) with the Queensland Junior Talent programs. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys travelling, live music and working on his handicap out on the golf course.

Dylan is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, Woolloongabba and Springfield locations.

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Louise Dunn

Podiatrist

Louise Dunn gained her Bachelor of Science (podiatry) degree at the University of Brighton in the UK. She previously worked in the NHS, focusing on Diabetes/wound management and rehab care for a number of years. Louise emigrated with her family to Australia in 2003 and has continued with her work in the private sector, providing a range of treatments from general foot care to orthotic therapy, nail surgery, footwear advice and children’s feet. Louise does both clinical work and home visits in the local community, treating private patients, DVA, EPC and Transition Care.

Louise is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside location

Louise is available for Podiatry home visit appointments around North Lakes

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Chelsea McCallum

Dietitian

Chelsea studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Since graduating, Chelsea has gained experience in recipe development, aged care, corporate wellness, disability and one-on-one consults. She has further developed her knowledge in irritable bowel syndrome, the gut microbiome, and gut health attending several workshops and courses within Australia and internationally in the UK. Chelsea also welcomes clients wanting to achieve weight loss, those with dyslipidemia and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

All patients are welcomed including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Chelsea is available for Dietitian appointments online as well as at our Chermside, Woolloongabba, Springfield and North Lakes locations.

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Chermside Sports & Spinal can be found at 2/832 Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

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Parking @ Chermside

Parking is located through the keep clear off Hamilton Road to the rear of the building. Sports and Spinal have 5 car parks along the front wall that are shared with Campbell cosmetic Hearing.

If these parks are full please try and park along the back fence or in the parking allocated for other businesses closest to Hamilton Road. Do not park in the large area nearest to chemist warehouse (behind Mega Buy) to avoid being towed

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