Psychology @ Robina Sports & Spinal

Psychology @ Robina Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio Robina is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. You can find us on the 3rd floor of the HQ Building (Corner of Riverwalk & Laver Drive) at 36/58 Riverwalk Avenue, with convenient car parking right out the front. The clinic is a 2-minute drive from the town centre and conveniently located near Merrimac, Mudgeeraba, Varsity Lakes, Reedy Creek, Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Waters, Tallai, Worongary and Carrara.

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.

Robina Sports & Spinal 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 Robina practice is popular for Psychology as well as Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Remedial Massage, Podiatry and Dietetics.

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 @ Robina

Scroll through the list and click the faces to find out more information about our team.

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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Robina Sports & Spinal can be found at HQ Building (Corner of Riverwalk & Laver Drive) at 36/58 Riverwalk Avenue Robina QLD 4226

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Finding Robina Sports & Spinal and Parking Information:

To find the HQ Building, from the Pacific Motorway M1, take exit 82. Turn onto Robina Parkway and continue towards Robina Shopping Centre. At the first roundabout turn left (onto Laver Drive) and you will see the HQ @ Robina building on your right.

Robina parking is available at the front of the building in the ‘visitor’ car parks. If these are full, we have 2 spaces available on basement level 1. To access the basement level car parks you will need to turn left out of the car park and do a U-turn at the roundabout, followed by a U-turn at the next roundabout, then turn left into Riverwalk Avenue, and the entrance to the Basement car park is on your right. As you enter the Basement car park turn left and we have 2 designated car parking spaces, which are numbered 36.

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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.

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

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 4 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. 


What is a Concussion?

Collaborated by Hayley Wilkinson, Briony McSwan Sports & Spinal Maroochydore and Sabrina Maynard Sports & Spinal Kawana.

What is a concussion?

A sports-related concussion can be defined as a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces (Berlin Consensus Guidelines, 2016). It is caused by either a direct blow to the head, face or neck. It’s important to note a blow to anywhere on the body, transmits an ‘impulsive’ force to the head can cause a concussion.

Only 6% of concussion results in loss of consciousness. Just because someone didn’t lose consciousness doesn’t mean they won’t have a concussion.

40% of concussions show up at the time of injury, however, 30% evolve over time showing the importance of monitor patients or people with a suspected concussion.

Some symptoms to look for with a concussion include:


• Headache
• Fogginess (cognition)
• Rapid and exaggerated changes in mood
• Irritability
• Loss of consciousness
• Memory loss
• Unsteady, unbalanced
• Slowed reaction time
• Drowsiness

Concussion should not be taken lightly in any case but take to the emergency department if people are presenting with:

• Neck pain
• Increasing confusion and irritability
• Repeated vomiting
• Seizure or convulsion
• Weakness or tingling/burning in arms or legs
• Deteriorating conscious state
• Severe or increasing headache
• Unusual behaviour change
• Double vision

'If in doubt sit them out'

We don’t want anyone having a second impact (second impact syndrome) where they suffer a second concussion before the symptoms of the earlier one have subsided.
A second impact can cause the brain to swell rapidly and catastrophically which will then lead to further neurometabolic changes and cell death

Most people are unaware that there is treatment available to help reduce symptoms and return to sport faster.
Initial rest from cognitive, physical and environmental factors as needed is indicated for the first 48 hours. Then as tolerated start graduated return to cognitive and physical activity – need to treat the individual.
Limit: screen time, physical activity, school, socializing, stressful activities
Allow: Increased sleep, hydration and nutrition
Integrate: 5minutes every hour of symptom-free activities (no headaches, dizziness, fatigue)
Alternate between types of activity = cognitive/physical/visual. Integrate screen time sooner on a structured basis.

All activities should be introduced slowly and gradually whilst monitoring symptoms. Some types of activities you could alternate between are listed below:

Rest:

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Listening tasks- audiobooks, quiet music
• Meditation or relaxation (sooner rather than later)
• Colouring
• Short walk indoors or out
• Brushing the pet

Cognitive:

• Reading
• Computer
• Memory tasks
• Problem-solving
• Cooking
• Planning activities

Cardiovascular/physical:

 

 

 

 

 

• Increased HR – walking, cycling, jogging
• Household tasks – cleaning, dishes
• Yoga

Environmental:

• Light exposure
• Noise exposure
• Busier places/events
• Talking in group

General rule:

The athlete needs to be symptoms free for the same amount of time they have had symptoms prior to returning to contact sport.
Successful return to school/work must come before return to sport (game). Especially, in youth and adolescents

The average length of return to sport/play :

• 14 days for girls
• 15 days for girls
• 2 days earlier if received treatment right away/report it right away.
Non-sport-related concussions take longer than sport related = whiplash, falls.
It is worth noting most sports will have specific return to play guidelines and protocols. Generally, you will need to be signed off by a qualified GP before getting back to your sport.

Here at Sports & Spinal, we are able to assist you and in getting back to your regular activities, we can provide physiotherapy that includes:

  • Neurological, Vestibular (balance/dizziness) and Musculoskeletal assessment

  • Neck and headache treatment

  • Safe implementation of a graded rehabilitation program to prepare for returning to sport/work

  • Providing specific exercises for reducing some symptoms

  • Assessing for return to school/work and return to sport

Recovering from a concussion can be a frustrating process. Each patient will require individualized care during their concussion management process. Some may recover quite quickly, while some may have a difficult time progressing.  If you need advice on concussion or you have symptoms lasting longer than one month contact our team and they will be happy to book you in an appointment with our wonderful team of Physiotherapist!

Meet two of our expert Physiotherapist that can assist with a concussion in our Maroochydore clinic: 

Hayley Wilkinson

Hayley has also completed further study in Concussion Management and is passionate about helping athletes return to their sport safely following a concussion particularly if they continue to experience persistent symptoms.

Hayley has been working for the Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club the past 4 years and has developed an interest in treating sporting and lower limb injuries.

Briony McSwan

Briony has been with Sports and Spinal since 1998. She has a wealth of experience in all areas of physiotherapy but for over a decade has focussed particularly on the treatment and management of head, neck and jaw pain, as well as dizziness and vestibular dysfunction.

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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.

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

Meet the team @ 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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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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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 telehealth appointments.

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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 4 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.

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

Meet the team @ 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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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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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 telehealth appointments.

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 4 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Headaches and Migraines

  Have you ever woken up with a splitting headache that does not seem to shift? Feeling hopeless and unable to think clearly? You are not alone. 50% of people will suffer from headaches in a…

Read More

Should I exercise if i’m sick?

With winter being well and truly upon us, as an exercise physiologist, I regularly get asked If you should still exercise if you feel yourself getting sick or if you're just not feeling great.…

Read More

Gut-Loving Minestrone Soup

Want an easy to make winter warmer? Look no further. 🥰👩🏼‍🍳 It’s getting a little chilly and I have jumped at the opportunity to make my favourite, gut-loving soup, Minestrone! These bowls have 16…

Read More


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.

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

Meet the team @ 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

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

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 telehealth appointments.

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 4 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Headaches and Migraines

  Have you ever woken up with a splitting headache that does not seem to shift? Feeling hopeless and unable to think clearly? You are not alone. 50% of people will suffer from headaches in a…

Read More

Should I exercise if i’m sick?

With winter being well and truly upon us, as an exercise physiologist, I regularly get asked If you should still exercise if you feel yourself getting sick or if you're just not feeling great.…

Read More

Gut-Loving Minestrone Soup

Want an easy to make winter warmer? Look no further. 🥰👩🏼‍🍳 It’s getting a little chilly and I have jumped at the opportunity to make my favourite, gut-loving soup, Minestrone! These bowls have 16…

Read More


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.

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

Meet the team @ 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

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

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 telehealth appointments.

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 4 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Headaches and Migraines

  Have you ever woken up with a splitting headache that does not seem to shift? Feeling hopeless and unable to think clearly? You are not alone. 50% of people will suffer from headaches in a…

Read More

Should I exercise if i’m sick?

With winter being well and truly upon us, as an exercise physiologist, I regularly get asked If you should still exercise if you feel yourself getting sick or if you're just not feeling great.…

Read More

Gut-Loving Minestrone Soup

Want an easy to make winter warmer? Look no further. 🥰👩🏼‍🍳 It’s getting a little chilly and I have jumped at the opportunity to make my favourite, gut-loving soup, Minestrone! These bowls have 16…

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.

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

Meet the team @ 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

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

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 telehealth appointments.

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 4 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

Servicing Areas

Latest Education

Headaches and Migraines

  Have you ever woken up with a splitting headache that does not seem to shift? Feeling hopeless and unable to think clearly? You are not alone. 50% of people will suffer from headaches in a…

Read More

Should I exercise if i’m sick?

With winter being well and truly upon us, as an exercise physiologist, I regularly get asked If you should still exercise if you feel yourself getting sick or if you're just not feeling great.…

Read More

Gut-Loving Minestrone Soup

Want an easy to make winter warmer? Look no further. 🥰👩🏼‍🍳 It’s getting a little chilly and I have jumped at the opportunity to make my favourite, gut-loving soup, Minestrone! These bowls have 16…

Read More


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.

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

Meet the team @ 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

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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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 telehealth appointments.

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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 4 hours free parking for our customers. Enter the car park from either Victoria Avenue or Charles Avenue.

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