Psychology @ Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

Psychology @ Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

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

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Psychology as well as Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

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 @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

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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Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

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Why Do Cross Fit Injuries Occur? Written by Cassie Kennett

Written by Cassie Kennett, Sports & Spinal's Cross Fit Enthusiast and Physiotherapist. 

Why do CrossFit injuries occur??

Firstly, what is CrossFit?

For those of you that have not yet joined the CrossFit ‘cult’, CrossFit is a form of exercise that incorporates rapid and successive high-intensity ballistic movements from the likes of gymnastics, Olympic lifting and powerlifting, with just a few other functional movements incorporated. Due to the higher intensity and very technical movements, Crossfitters can be prone to injury. More specifically, injuries are believed to occur due to a few very common reasons.

Reason a) Advanced movements attempted by not so advanced athletes (i.e. technique, and more importantly, technique under load)

Reason b) Inconsistency of training

Reason c) Poor core strength and stability

Reason d) Spike in volume and load of training /weights

Now, this can affect anyone. I see it most commonly in newbies and in competitors.

Typically, people new to the sport represent the largest population of injury. However, they are generally of a larger body mass and do not have a background in gymnastics or Olympic lifting – which is a major component of the sport. These movements are very technical and can take weeks-months-years to master and perform in WOD, so don’t rush it. Take it slow and use only the bar/stick to the progressions until you and your coach are comfortable in moving up in weights and/or movements. Now, I’m not trying to scare off any potential new crossfitters reading this, so read on to find out how best to avoid injury when starting.

Inconsistent training is another risk factor for injury. The individuals that can only make 1-2 sessions a week/fortnight have less of a chance at mastering the movements and being able to RX the workouts. This, as well as the potential deconditioning that comes with inconsistent training, can make them more prone to injury. CrossFit workouts typically involve high reps, heavyweights all completed as fast as possible - not the best combination for sporadic training.

Core strength and stability is imperative for not only all lifts in CrossFit but in all positions under load. Think about it. Which of these two positions looks better? If you picked A, you’ve just saved yourself from a potential back injury. Knowledge of and use of core strength in all movements will not only improve technique, but it will also help prevent injury. This ‘rib flare’ is a common mistake that overextends/overarches the back which is a loss of core engagement and control, which ultimately protects the back.

Conversely, competitors, whose technique is usually on point, are more likely to become injured when there is a sudden increase in load and volume of training. – i.e. training for a comp, undertaking a new program or starting CompTrain (check it out, you won’t be disappointed). Weights increase, accessory work takes a step back, and hours at the gym increase.

There is a training continuum, if you will, that depicts a training: rest ratio that is optimal for the sport of CrossFit. Typically, gyms will program 6 days per weeks to cater for everyone’s schedule. This does not mean that to be ultimately fit, you have to train for 1-2hrs 6 days a week. No. This is put in purely to give people options. A training regime that allows one day off during the week – i.e. train Mon-Wed, rest Thurs and train Fri-Sat is an optimal training schedule as it allows recovery during the week which not only promotes rest for the body (trust me, you need it) but rests for the mind. However, other recommendations made by CFL1 courses state that a 5on, 2 off training roster is also beneficial. People that train above this recommendation risk injury.  While they may progress quickly at the beginning, eventually the volume catches up to them in the form of an injury.

Now don’t get me wrong, injuries in this sport is not a particularly common thing, and won’t happen to everyone. There are definitely ways to avoid injury, however, as in any sport, it still happens. The best way to avoid injuries is to:

  1. Start off slowly with VERY lightweight (if you’re a beginner)
  2. Focus on getting the technique right first (leave your ego at the door – there’s no need to lift heavy weight if you cannot do the movement)
  3. Have rest days and work on mobility. Yes, mobility.

The most common injuries seen are in the low back, shoulders, knees and wrists. Unless people have come from a gymnastics/weightlifting background, they can come across these when beginning CrossFit. These will be covered in the next couple of blog entries.

So what do we do about these injuries??

See your Physiotherapist!

At Coolum, Cass is a CrossFitter herself and is able to design a rehab program based around CrossFit movements and goals. She is also able to provide advice regarding technique and progressive loading to rehabilitate current and prevent future injury. 


The Secret To Improving Your Balance, Written By Exercise Physiologist Matthew Crear

The Secret to Improving your balance

The Secret To Improving Your Balance, Written By Exercise Physiologist Matthew Crear

The importance of improving or maintaining an individual’s functional abilities is essential to achieving a greater quality of life. Functional abilities, refer to the ability of an individual to have the physiological capacity to carry out activities of daily living safely and without undue fatigue (1). A primary contributor to maintaining quality of life is balanced ability or limiting the risk of falls, both of which have been found to be directly influenced by one’s strength and stability (2).

Having adequate balance doesn’t solely refer to being able to stand on one leg or step over obstacles unbothered. But relates to functional activities such as navigating through the garden, managing stairs or inclines and in the instance where balance is lost, being able to gather it without falling or causing harm.

Once the age of 50 is reached, it is estimated that each subsequent year results in 1.4-2.5% decrease in lean muscle mass. And at 65 years of age this significantly increases with research reporting one-third of the population experiencing a fall annually. Of that one third, as many as 35% sustain a serious injury (3, 4). Aside from causing poor balance and increased risk of falls, loss of strength and stability is also associated with slow walking speed, poor endurance while completing tasks, inability to rise from a chair and frailty (5).

It has been identified that individuals that participate in regular exercise interventions significantly decrease their risk of falls and causes harm to themselves. Different forms of exercise that have been found to be beneficial are (6, 7):

  • Walking
  • Group-based strength classes
  • Pilates

As exercise physiologists, we play a vital role in providing you with exercise which suits you or finding suitable classes for you to join We account for your individual conditions and abilities, access to equipment and the goals you are trying to achieve. Completing regular supervised exercise is the simplest way to improve whole body strength, functional ability, and deter falls.

There is a surplus of benefits associated with all types of physical activity, which have proven benefits for all ages and abilities. Luckily, it’s never too late to kick off your journey to better health and begin participating in regular exercise

At Sports & Spinal we offer a 1 on 1 consultation with an Exercise Physiologist and a range of exercises classes!

Core, Strength & Mobility Classes (Studio & Mat Clinical Pilates)

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.

Blooming Bellies & Active Mums

Blooming Bellies to Active Mums are two classes designed for your specific needs during the antenatal and postnatal period. The changes your body undergoes during the childbearing years require specific, targeted exercises by trained professionals to ensure that you safely remain strong and active.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a specific therapist supervised treatment and exercise program in a heated pool (32°C). Hydrotherapy is often used to improve strength and flexibility before beginning a gym or home-based program. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Being at a constant safe depth it is not necessary to be a competent swimmer in order to benefit.

The New You

Incredible personalised health and wellness classes developed by the expertise of the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist and Dietitian team.

These classes are all about taking small steps to create big, lasting lifestyle changes for THE NEW YOU!

Our Exercise Physiologists are trained in wellness coaching to help you lose weight, stay motivated with your rehab classes and self manage your condition with expert guidance.

Move 4 Life

The Sports and Spinal team are highly skilled in developing exercise programs to suit everyone individual needs as we age, particularly in relation to people who have conditions which limit them physically and affect their quality of life e.g. arthritis, stroke, a fracture, osteoporosis or heart disease.

Interested in doing classes?

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 and injuries/restrictions we need to be aware of prior to attending a class.

Contact your local Sports and Spinal location to arrange a consultation. After this assessment, your first two weeks of classes is FREE!

More about Matthew Crear

Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) from James Cook University (Townsville) in 2016. Following two years working in a private clinic Hervey Bay, Matt has developed an eagerness to aid in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic illness. Matt is passionate about ensuring that every patient he sees is provided with education regarding their specific condition to assure a greater quality of life. Matt has developed a special interest in the management of return to sport, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain, osteoporosis and chronic disease management. In his spare time, Matt enjoys competitively playing hockey and touch football and fills in his spare time riding his mountain bike and playing golf.

Matthew is available for Exercise Physiology consultations at our Chermside clinic

 

References

  1. Samuel, S. E., Shaji, E. P., & Suresh, B. V. (2018). Correlation between Balance and Functional Ability in Elderly: A Pilot Study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 12(1), 47–51.
  2. In-Hee, L., & Sang-Young, P., (2013). Balance Improvement by Strength Training for the Elderly. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 25(12), 1591-1593.
  3. KARINKANTA, S., KANNUS, P., UUSI-RASI, K., HEINONEN, A., & SIEVÄNEN, H. (2015). Combined resistance and balance-jumping exercise reduces older women’s injurious falls and fractures: 5-year follow-up study. Age & Ageing44(5), 784–789. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afv064
  4. Macaluso A, De Vito G: Muscle strength, power and adaptations to resistance training in older people. Eur J Appl Physiol, 2004, 91: 450–472.
  5. Mangione, K. K., Miller, A. H., & Naughton, I. V. (2010). Cochrane Review: Improving Physical Function and Performance With Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Older Adults. Physical Therapy90(12), 1711–1715.
  6. Cameron ID, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD005465.
  7. Gillespie LD, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;9:CD007146.

 


Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 5 mins away from Mermaid Beach

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 5 mins away from Mermaid Beach

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

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Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

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Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

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Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

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Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

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Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

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Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

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Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

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Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

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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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Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

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Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 6 mins away from Miami

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 8 mins away from Miami

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

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Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

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Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

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Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

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Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

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Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

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Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

Book Now Youtube

Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

We’ve all been there, in the situation where we are pestered by our peers and family with the dreaded question – “What’s your new year’s resolution?” Our minds go into overdrive thinking of what we…

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Back to School Shoe Buying Tips by Expert Our Expert Podiatry Team

A child spends 30+ hours a week in their school shoes, so it is essential that they are fitted correctly. During the first 12-15 years of our lives our feet grow very quickly and external forces…

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Christmas Opening Hours

For all Sports & Spinal hours, around Christmas and New Years and returning to normal hours on the 2nd of January, please see below. - avoid disappointment with appointment times, remember - get…

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Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 6 mins away from Mermaid Waters

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 4 mins away from Mermaid Waters

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Book Now Youtube

Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

Book Now Youtube

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

Book Now Youtube

Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

We’ve all been there, in the situation where we are pestered by our peers and family with the dreaded question – “What’s your new year’s resolution?” Our minds go into overdrive thinking of what we…

Read More

Back to School Shoe Buying Tips by Expert Our Expert Podiatry Team

A child spends 30+ hours a week in their school shoes, so it is essential that they are fitted correctly. During the first 12-15 years of our lives our feet grow very quickly and external forces…

Read More

Christmas Opening Hours

For all Sports & Spinal hours, around Christmas and New Years and returning to normal hours on the 2nd of January, please see below. - avoid disappointment with appointment times, remember - get…

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Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 4 mins away from Broadbeach Waters

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 4 mins away from Broadbeach Waters

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Book Now Youtube

Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

Book Now Youtube

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

Book Now Youtube

Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

We’ve all been there, in the situation where we are pestered by our peers and family with the dreaded question – “What’s your new year’s resolution?” Our minds go into overdrive thinking of what we…

Read More

Back to School Shoe Buying Tips by Expert Our Expert Podiatry Team

A child spends 30+ hours a week in their school shoes, so it is essential that they are fitted correctly. During the first 12-15 years of our lives our feet grow very quickly and external forces…

Read More

Christmas Opening Hours

For all Sports & Spinal hours, around Christmas and New Years and returning to normal hours on the 2nd of January, please see below. - avoid disappointment with appointment times, remember - get…

Read More


Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 11 mins away from Bundall

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 11 mins away from Bundall

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Book Now Youtube

Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

Book Now Youtube

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

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Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

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Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

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Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 14 mins away from Surfers Paradise

Broadbeach Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, 14 mins away from Surfers Paradise

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

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Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Book Now Youtube

Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

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Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

Book Now Youtube

Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

We’ve all been there, in the situation where we are pestered by our peers and family with the dreaded question – “What’s your new year’s resolution?” Our minds go into overdrive thinking of what we…

Read More

Back to School Shoe Buying Tips by Expert Our Expert Podiatry Team

A child spends 30+ hours a week in their school shoes, so it is essential that they are fitted correctly. During the first 12-15 years of our lives our feet grow very quickly and external forces…

Read More

Christmas Opening Hours

For all Sports & Spinal hours, around Christmas and New Years and returning to normal hours on the 2nd of January, please see below. - avoid disappointment with appointment times, remember - get…

Read More


Broadbeach

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal

The Raw Therapies team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Raw Therapies/Sports & Spinal Broadbeach is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us within the Oasis Shopping Centre 2/75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach with convenient car parking under the shopping centre. The clinic is in shop 36 which is on the second floor next to My Fitness Club. Your local Broadbeach clinic is conveniently located near Surfers Paradise, Bundall, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters and Miami.

Broadbeach Physio clinic 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 Broadbeach practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology Dietetics, Psychology and Remedial Massage in Broadbeach.

Meet the team @ Broadbeach

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physio

Nick studied at Griffith University where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy.

He has a keen interest in sporting injuries which came through his own experience as a semi-professional rugby player as well as working closely with elite athletes from a range of sports. Recently, Nick has worked with the Gold Coast SUNS AFL team for the past  4 years as well as contract work with the ACT Brumbies, Kangaroos NRL, Jillaroos NRL, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and the NSWIS Diving.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he is providing the most relevant, up-to-date and evidence-based treatments to his clients. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, running, swimming and cycling.

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate Surman

Musculoskeletal Physio

Kate graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked solely in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Kate has a special interest in the shoulder and knee and enjoys treating sport-related injuries of all levels. She also enjoys working with adolescents.

Kate plays AFL and is currently in the Gold Coast SUNS women’s AFL academy, Kate has made it into the 2020 AFLW squad.

If she is not working or playing footy you will find her doing any type of outdoor activity, in particular, surfing.

Kate is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Book Now Youtube

Marina Melnikoff

General Physiotherapy

Marina completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.

Marina has an extensive sporting background in gymnastics, powerlifting and athletics. She also holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours, which assisted in developing her passion in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Marina believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care and utilising exercise therapy throughout treatment to optimise outcomes and achieve patient goals.

Outside of work she can often be found at the beach, surfing or diving. She enjoys an active lifestyle outdoors that provides new and exciting challenges.

Marina is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

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

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Adrian Peterson

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

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

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

Book Now Youtube

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

Experienced Podiatrist with a special interest in Sports and Running Injuries. Business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Sports Podiatry, Running Analysis, Biomechanics, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb sports and running injuries. He has a Bachelor of Health Science, Podiatry from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Aleks is available for Podiatry appointments at our Robina & Broadbeach locations.

Book Now Youtube

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2015. Since graduating Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach, Robina & Springfield locations.

Book Now Youtube

Vanessa Belvedere

Nutritionist

Vanessa is a qualified Nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition Degree majoring in Public Health. Vanessa is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and a certified Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach.

She specialises in nutrition coaching that teaches the foundations of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the art of weekly meal prepping (so you’ve got more time for the fun things in life) and weight loss.

Vanessa can provide nutrition advice that is based on the individual’s lifestyle and belief system, as she is a  huge believer in one size does not fit all.

Please note no health funds apply when booking in with Vanessa. 

 

Book Now Youtube

Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina locations

Book Now Youtube

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.

Book Now Youtube

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 39, Level 2 Oasis Shopping Centre 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218.

Finding Broadbeach Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

Broadbeach Sports & Spinal is located on the second floor on the beach side of the Oasis Shopping Centre

The Oasis Shopping Centre is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach just a short stroll from the sand and surf of Broadbeach at 75 Surf Pde Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Public transport along the Gold Coast Highway is comfortable and frequent with several stops within walking distance.

Public transport options include train, bus and taxi. Queensland’s first Light Rail also have a stop nearby. For more information on this please visit www.goldlinq.com.au

Broadbeach parking is available onsite with 3 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Time To Smash Those New Year Goals!

We’ve all been there, in the situation where we are pestered by our peers and family with the dreaded question – “What’s your new year’s resolution?” Our minds go into overdrive thinking of what we…

Read More

Back to School Shoe Buying Tips by Expert Our Expert Podiatry Team

A child spends 30+ hours a week in their school shoes, so it is essential that they are fitted correctly. During the first 12-15 years of our lives our feet grow very quickly and external forces…

Read More

Christmas Opening Hours

For all Sports & Spinal hours, around Christmas and New Years and returning to normal hours on the 2nd of January, please see below. - avoid disappointment with appointment times, remember - get…

Read More