North Lakes Podiatry, 7 minutes away from Dakabin

Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal, 7 minutes away from Dakabin

Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal

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Your Local North Lakes Podiatry Clinic

Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Dakabin, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, Burpengary, Kallangur, Narangba, Caboolture, Morayfield and Murrumba Downs. The clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

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

Our experts will get to the source of your symptoms, working with you to address your goals, relieve pain, regain mobility and effectively treat your foot problems.
Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal focuses on understanding clients clinical, and lifestyle needs to develop a comprehensive, practical and individualised treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, the client is empowered to develop self-management strategies that are targeted towards maximising the benefit of treatment over the long term.

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

Our Podiatry services at North Lakes include:

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

Our Podiatry clinic features on-site car parking 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 North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Podiatry as well as Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, and Hydrotherapy classes.

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

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

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

Typical sporting injuries include:

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

Treatment may include: 

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

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

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

Symptoms:

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

Causes:

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

Treatment may include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment May Include: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Podiatry @ Sports and Spinal can treat general foot care.

General foot care involves:

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment for plantar fasciitis

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

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

Foot complications include:

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

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

Meet the team Podiatry team @ North Lakes

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Louise Dunn

Podiatrist

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

Louise is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside location

Louise is available for Podiatry home visit appointments around North Lakes

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Thomas Abraham

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Since leaving university, he has gained an interest in sports injuries, biomechanics and wound care and is always looking to learn more, allowing him to provide the best treatment he can. Tom has also spent some time working with running footwear, specifically ASICS.
During school and university, Tom was actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state-level on a few occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Dietitian @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

The Dietitian team are dedicated to helping patients achieve their health goals and providing the best possible level of care. Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team will get to the source of your symptoms and work with you to address your nutrition/health goal; they will use nutrition information and education to help you achieve your goals. Our Dietitian team have a passion for making a healthy lifestyle not only achievable but also sustainable. As Accredited Practicing Dietitians, our team are here to support you in every way.

Our Dietitian’s areas of expertise include:
Eating Disorders, Weight Loss/Gain, Bariatric Surgery, Type 1/2 Diabetes, ​Food Allergies/Intolerances, Digestive Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, ​Women’s Health, Pregnancy + Lactation, Fatty Liver Disease, Anemia, PCOS and Heart Disease.

Dietitian @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy classes.

Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are fully qualified, university-trained food and nutrition experts. Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team will help you achieve your health-focused goal and assist with helping you achieve optimal nutrition. The team will explain the science behind food and provide a detailed nutrition plan to assist you in your short or long term goals. Our goal is to work with you to set your own goals and develop practical strategies to implement in everyday life; we can help make fundamental changes to each lifestyle. Whatever your food and nutrition concerns are, we are here to offer you support.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 20% of Australian. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) refers to a collection of symptoms including diarrhoea and/or constipation as well as accompanying symptoms such as bloating and abdominal pain. The cause of IBS is not known, but several factors appear to worsen symptoms. These can include some of the foods we eat, stress or an infection.

Our dietitians believe that many different food & lifestyle factors can trigger gut symptoms, our job is to work with you to help identify which strategies are right for you. Diet plays a significant role in managing IBS as we can modify the diet to identify any “trigger” foods which may make IBS symptoms worse. Our Dietitian will help you start eliminating foods, and you may be expected to follow the low FODMAP Dietitian as well as following lactose-free, wheat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free diets. The low FODMAP diet is used in the short term to establish which foods, if any, are triggers for your IBS symptoms. A strict elimination period of around 2-6 weeks is indicated for most IBS sufferers, at which point foods will be reintroduced to determine your triggers.

Our dietitians have a particular interest in the FODMAP diet and would love to help you to minimise your IBS symptoms to limit the impact they are having on your life! We also ensure that you are eating a healthy variety of foods and not missing out on any essential nutrients.

Losing weight is a confusing task in today’s world! There is so much information available on different food products, what we should & shouldn’t eat and what new diet is taking over as the latest craze. It is important not to put your body in harm’s way and to ensure you are only taking on advice which is evidence-based and accurate. Achieving a healthy weight is important to reduce your risk of many co-morbidities such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. It is also important to make sure you do so in a healthy way by making small, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle. Our dietitians can help you to set achievable goals and work with you to determine strategies which are going to work for you!

Our Dietitians can help by:

  • Ideas for meal and snack ideas
  • Meal planning and food preparation tips 
  • How to identify nutritional labels on foods
  • Identifying and reducing times when you eat for reasons other than hunger
  • Decreasing the frequency that you eat past fullness 
  • Learning to better listen to your hunger and fullness cues
  • Suggestions for balancing meals with foods that will nourish your body
  • Normalising your eating so you can still enjoy foods you love! 
  • Finding movement and activities, you enjoy for fun and to improve your fitness

Our Dietitians are able to help with monitoring and managing diabetes.  Diet is a major component which has a very big impact on your short- and long-term diabetes management. Knowing what type of diet and lifestyle can help in the prevention and management of diabetes is essential for those who are at risk of this condition.

Our team of dietitians are passionate about using the latest research to develop innovative, effective approaches that actually work. There is a lot of information available about your diet which makes it crucial to ensure you are getting reliable and accurate information to enhance your health!

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Georgia Volz

Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba, North Lakes, Redcliffe and Chermsideclinics.

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive North Lakes QLD 4509

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Exercise Physiology @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal

Exercise Physiology @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

Our Exercise Physiology 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 North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy classes.

“Your greatest wealth is health”

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals providing exercise and lifestyle therapies to prevent and manage chronic disease, injury, and disability.

An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4 year, University-trained Allied Health professional who is an exercise prescription expert. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your injuries, health status and goals.

Our Exercise Physiologists at Sports & Spinal can help your condition by working with you to formulate an appropriate treatment plan to assist in reaching your specific goals. Exercise Physiologist’s use movement and exercise in conjunction with specific education and motivational guidance to treat and manage your conditions.

Sports & Spinal’s accredited Exercise Physiologist can assist with:

  • Diabetes & Obesity
  • General Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Women’s Health
  • Aging
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Paediatrics
  • Cancer

Exercise facilitates changes within the body that increases its efficiency. This allows us to be able to manage conditions or diseases, that can cause our bodies to not function to the best ability.

You can expect our Exercise Physiologist to listen to your personal story and ask questions, so they can work with you to guide an appropriate treatment plan. Our Exercise Physiologist will complete a detailed, goal-focused, clinical, and functional assessment.

Treatment will vary and be specific to you but will likely involve modified movement and exercises to build your capacity and function through strength, fitness, balance, and more. Treatment will change and progress while working alongside your Exercise Physiologist. Our Exercise physiologists will provide education on health, conditions, injuries and what to do and what not to do may take place in different environments, including our onsite gym, your regular gym and pools, depending on your interests and goals. Our Exercise Physiologist believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and will work with other health professionals to help manage your condition.

Meet the Exercise Physiologist @ North Lakes

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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that consider each patient’s goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has a passion for postoperative patients rehabilitation as well as return to sports athletes at all levels.

Zac also holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has worked in the strength and conditioning industry for the past 3 years. He likes to spend time rock climbing, playing tennis, or riding his motorbike during his time off.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

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Kurt Kidman

Exercise Physiologist

Kurt completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 at the Australian Catholic University. Since this time, Kurt has been working in injury prevention, Kurt has developed a passion for treating injuries whilst helping prevent them and improve the client’s quality of life. From this passion, Kurt gained entry into a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University, which he has since completed.

During Kurt’s placement, he worked with a wide variety of clinical conditions and from this, Kurt has developed further interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and metabolic conditions. Outside of work, Kurt plays Beach Volleyball and has played numerous sports in the past, including A.F.L, Rugby Union and Indoor Netball.

Kurt is available for appointments at our Kawana and North Lakes clinics.

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive North Lakes QLD 4509

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Tips TO Make Sure Your Work Space Is Ergonomic

Tips From A Physiotherapist: How To Make Sure Your Workspace Is Ergonomic

Spending more time working from home? If so, you could be at risk of developing more aches and pains. While the home is a more relaxed environment, sending emails from the kitchen bench or having meetings in the lounge room, studies have shown that a long-term poor ergonomic setup could lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders.

Our physiotherapist provides tips on working from home:

  • Ensure your back support supports the natural curves of your spine
  • Chair height appropriate to ensure feet are flat and supported on the floor (sometimes you need to use a box or some books to accommodate for screen height)
  • Sit with your elbows and knees at a 90-degree angle
  • Set up the monitor so that the top line of text on the screen is at resting eye level

Along with a correct ergonomic setup, implement frequent, short breaks where you stand up, stretch or walk around a bit. This could be a simple as standing up for a phone call, having a snack, or making a cup of tea or coffee. Studies have proven that movement relaxes tissues, loosens joints and prevents stiffness, improves circulation, reduces fatigue, and builds stamina.

What Sports & Spinal Physiotherapists can do for you:

  • Our physiotherapists will help to quickly identify any risks early in your workstation set up BEFORE they develop into more serious conditions
  • Teach you the most effective stretches and exercises you can do to help when working from home -prevention is always better than cure!
  • This will help to boost your productivity levels and energy when working
  • Help to prevent time off work and sick days attributed to poor ergonomics leading to musculoskeletal problems
  • Help YOU to provide a solution to your work environment

Desk Stretches from our Physio Ed 

If you are experiencing any issues with working from home, contact our physiotherapists to discuss how they can help you.

Written by Physiotherapist Ed McHugh

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2014. Ed is a highly skilled and dynamic physiotherapist with a proven track record of expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Ed has previously studied Sports Science at the prestigious Loughborough University and combines his knowledge in this field to help develop effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription.

Ed has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of clinical settings which have given him a wholesome understanding of physiotherapy to a variety of patient groups and settings. Ed has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, corporate healthcare, occupational health, and private hospital facilities as well as running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in the analysis of movement patterns in their role in the injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using a variety of manual techniques, acupuncture, and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.

Ed is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra clinic.

 


Women's Health @ Sports & Spinal North Lakes

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Women’s Health @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

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

Some of the conditions they commonly treat include:

– Incontinence (leakage from the bladder and bowel)

– Prolapse

– Constipation

– Mastitis

– Pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain

– Cancer Rehabilitation

– Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse

– Return to exercise after pregnancy

Our Women’s Health clinic @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy classes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Do I Wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in!

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

No other stage of life stresses the pelvic floor more than pregnancy and childbirth. Even caesarian births affect the pelvic floor as it still stretches and bears the weight of the pregnant uterus for nine months. Maintaining pelvic floor strength and function throughout your pregnancy and postnatally is essential.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

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

Pregnancy Exercise Classes

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

Pregnancy Massage

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

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

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

Postnatal Follow-Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the team @ North Lakes

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Montana Waddington

Women's Health/ General Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st Class Honours. Having completed her Physiotherapy degree, she went on to work in private sports and musculoskeletal practice. It was there that she further developed her knowledge and application of manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques. She also completed courses in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture and conducted regular Mat Pilates sessions.
Montana returned from working in the UK at the end of 2019, where she gained invaluable experience in a private hospital and in private practice in central London. On the orthopaedic ward, Montana fostered her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols and developed key relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons.
She also worked in the boutique health and fitness space combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. She taught group classes and quickly established herself a leading Pilates Clinician in the heart of London. Montana helped her previous company develop pre and postnatal care pathways and is always looking to extend her knowledge in this space. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the quality of training she received overseas.
Most recently Montana completed her Level 1 Women’s Pelvic Health course and is on track to complete Level 2 in 2022. She is enjoying seeing Women’s Health patients in the clinic and takes a weekly Pre/Post natal Pilates class.
Being a keen runner, gym-goer, and cook, Montana loves promoting a healthy (but balanced) lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, and utilising the talented team here at Sports and Spinal to help her clients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is in a 2IC role. She is available for appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

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Your Local North Lakes Podiatry Clinic

Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Dakabin, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, Burpengary, Kallangur, Narangba, Caboolture, Morayfield and Murrumba Downs. The clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

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

Our experts will get to the source of your symptoms, working with you to address your goals, relieve pain, regain mobility and effectively treat your foot problems.
Podiatry @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal focuses on understanding clients clinical, and lifestyle needs to develop a comprehensive, practical and individualised treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, the client is empowered to develop self-management strategies that are targeted towards maximising the benefit of treatment over the long term.

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

Our Podiatry services at North Lakes include:

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

Our Podiatry clinic features on-site car parking 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 North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Podiatry as well as Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, and Hydrotherapy classes.

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

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

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

Typical sporting injuries include:

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

Treatment may include: 

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

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

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

Symptoms:

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

Causes:

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

Treatment may include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment May Include: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Podiatry @ Sports and Spinal can treat general foot care.

General foot care involves:

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

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

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

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

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

Treatment for plantar fasciitis

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

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

Foot complications include:

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

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

Meet the team Podiatry team @ North Lakes

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Louise Dunn

Podiatrist

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

Louise is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside location

Louise is available for Podiatry home visit appointments around North Lakes

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Thomas Abraham

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Since leaving university, he has gained an interest in sports injuries, biomechanics and wound care and is always looking to learn more, allowing him to provide the best treatment he can. Tom has also spent some time working with running footwear, specifically ASICS.
During school and university, Tom was actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state-level on a few occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Psychology @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal

Sports & Spinal Physio North Lakes is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

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

North Lakes Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Psychology as well as Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise PhysiologyRemedial Massage, Dietetics, and Hydrotherapy classes.

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 our Psychologist @ North Lakes

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Julia Camporeale

Psychologist

Julia has many years of experience as both a psychologist and physiotherapist making her perfectly positioned to have a great understanding of both professions, particularly the overall pain experience and its underpinnings and complexities for clients. Through working for many years with physiotherapy injuries but also in areas of long term pain throughout many regions of Australia, Julia has developed her skills and a deep understanding of both physical pain and the psychology behind it. Julia has worked in the paediatric physiotherapy field for over three years and has developed a specialist area in working with children, particularly with autism spectrum disorder and in disability management.

Julia is available for Psychology and Paediatric Physiotherapy appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes location.

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Wrist Injury By Sports & Spinal's Hand Therapist, Bethany Butler | Sports & Spinal

Have you had an injury to your wrist?

This week, we're giving a big shout out to our resident Hand Therapist - Bethany Butler -Bethany is Sports & Spinal’s physiotherapist with a special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. We'll be celebrating all things wrist & hand this week with special articles on how to best recover from an upper limb injury.

Hand Therapist work with a wide variety of people, including athletes, manual labourers, new mothers, elderly people, and children, basically, they're our hidden heroes getting people back to the things they love after significant trauma & loss.

Bethany would like to share her blog with you all:

Have you had an injury to your wrist and you now find it difficult to weight bear through your hand and wrist during activities such as Pilates, Boxing or Gym training? Or, do you experience pain when simply pushing up from a chair?

You may be experiencing pain localised to the side of your wrist (below your little finger – see image below) with twisting motions of your wrist such as: wringing out wet clothes; turning a doorknob; lifting or carrying an object with your palms turned upwards? These are all symptoms of an injury to the ulnar side of your wrist.

Specifically, you might have a TFCC ligament injury. The Triangular Fibro-Cartilage Complex (commonly called the TFCC) is one of the most commonly injured structures from a fall on an outstretched hand or with a heavy twisting motion of the wrist. An injury to the TFCC may also occur at the same time you break your wrist and is quite often missed by the emergency department if they’ve only done an x-ray to check the bone injury. The TFCC is the main ligament and support structure on the ulnar side of the wrist that stabilises the forearm against load and rotational forces (such as twisting and grasping objects) TFCC injuries are painful, especially when lifting, carrying objects and loading on your wrist to push/pull.

Consultation with a Hand Therapist is recommended to determine whether you have a TFCC injury, or pain on that side of your wrist to help diagnose the specific problem. Hand Therapists have the specialised skills required to examine a painful wrist and use their knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to prescribe appropriate treatment for each different wrist injury. They can also determine whether you need to see your GP for X-rays, ultrasound or MRI.

Hand Therapy for a TFCC injury may involve:

  • Assessment of your wrist to determine the appropriate treatment approaches specific to your injury
  • Educate you on the specific biomechanics and activities that will aggravate your symptoms – so you can adjust and reduce your pain & allow the injured structure to heal
  • Prescribe the correct splint/orthoses for your needs:
    Option 1: To provide a larger wrist splint to immobilise the wrist (for example a thermoplastic custom-made orthoses)
    Option 2: prescribe a Wrist Widget® splint which takes over for the TFCC and prevents the radius and ulna from spreading which provides pain relied & may allow you to continue training and using your wrist for daily activities while it heals
  • Prescription of graded postural and stabilising exercises at the right stage of your rehabilitation and in a graded-manner, which has been shown to improve pain, strength, stability, and coordination to help you regain normal use of your wrist after injury.

Meet Bethany:

Bethany has almost finished her post-graduate study to become an Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) through the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover full hand and arm function back after injury.

After completing her physiotherapy degree in Brisbane at the Australian Catholic University, Bethany moved up to the Sunshine Coast and has always worked within the private physiotherapy clinic setting treating all areas of the body. She has since continued her study in predominately treating shoulder, wrist & hand conditions, but still integrates Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation into her treatment of the upper extremity.

Bethany loves to see people take control of their health in a holistic manner and loves treating complex injuries. She values building long-term relationships with patients, doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals; working cohesively together to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend time writing music, surfing & living an active lifestyle outdoors – enjoying the best of the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

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Sports & Spinal Physio North Lakes is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

North Lakes Sports & Spinal features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy classes.

Meet the team @ North Lakes

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Montana Waddington

Women's Health/ General Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st Class Honours. Having completed her Physiotherapy degree, she went on to work in private sports and musculoskeletal practice. It was there that she further developed her knowledge and application of manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques. She also completed courses in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture and conducted regular Mat Pilates sessions.
Montana returned from working in the UK at the end of 2019, where she gained invaluable experience in a private hospital and in private practice in central London. On the orthopaedic ward, Montana fostered her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols and developed key relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons.
She also worked in the boutique health and fitness space combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. She taught group classes and quickly established herself a leading Pilates Clinician in the heart of London. Montana helped her previous company develop pre and postnatal care pathways and is always looking to extend her knowledge in this space. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the quality of training she received overseas.
Most recently Montana completed her Level 1 Women’s Pelvic Health course and is on track to complete Level 2 in 2022. She is enjoying seeing Women’s Health patients in the clinic and takes a weekly Pre/Post natal Pilates class.
Being a keen runner, gym-goer, and cook, Montana loves promoting a healthy (but balanced) lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, and utilising the talented team here at Sports and Spinal to help her clients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is in a 2IC role. She is available for appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

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Georgia Nierfeld

Women's Health/ General Physiotherapist

Georgia has graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She has gained experience in various areas throughout her clinical practice, such as cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological rehabilitation, and paediatrics.  

Georgia has a passion for physiotherapy and health care, driven by the pursuit to help her clients overcome their physical barriers and achieve their goals in an active and client-centred approach. She enjoys working together with the client to develop a treatment plan that suits their needs.  

As her career progresses, Georgia is eager to expand her knowledge in specialties such as Women’s Health and neurological rehabilitation. Outside of work, Georgia enjoys playing a social sport, such as Touch Football, going for bush works and spending time with family and friends. 

Georgia is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

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Julian Tubman

Physiotherapist

Julian graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney before moving up to Brisbane. Growing up in Sydney, Julian was involved in many sports and competed in athletics, cross country and triathlons at a high level. He counts himself lucky to have experienced many injuries, which sparked his interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
As an accredited Level 1 ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach, Julian has experience implementing specific programs to optimise performance in athletes and the general population. He is passionate about the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, knowing the frustrations of this process all too well. He believes in empowering his clients to achieve their physical best, prevent injuries and lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Julian has also provided coverage for NSW Athletics and Netball events as a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer. He is interested in overuse injuries, including bone stress injuries, tendinopathies and improving running performance.
He is excited to use his experience with sports injuries, strength and conditioning, and strong hands-on skills to optimise patient outcomes. In his spare time, you’ll find Julian exploring Brisbane, and its surrounding, running, swimming or cycling.
Julian is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes clinics.

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Cat Egan

Physiotherapist

Catherine completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with James Cook University before relocating to Brisbane. Catherine holds a passion for injury rehabilitation and prevention and enjoys assisting her patients in returning to their work, sports and hobbies. Catherine has a unique view, having previously worked in the emergency services, aged care and on the acute hospital wards in various locations around Queensland.

Catherine’s has various clinical interests, including musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Having previously competed at both national and international levels in Athletics and having dealt with various injuries herself, Catherine knows the demands of training and competing and strongly believes that movement is medicine!

Catherine also has clinical interests in women’s health and occupational rehabilitation and enjoys visiting patients in their homes who would otherwise have difficulty attending the clinic.

Catherine leads an active lifestyle, enjoys taking her two dogs for outings, spending time with family and friends and travelling. She also enjoys triathlon training, especially whilst her husband is away for work.

Catherine is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Northlakes clinic.

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Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast after completing his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. He strives to deliver enjoyable exercise programs that consider each patient’s goals and previous experiences to help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has a passion for postoperative patients rehabilitation as well as return to sports athletes at all levels.

Zac also holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has worked in the strength and conditioning industry for the past 3 years. He likes to spend time rock climbing, playing tennis, or riding his motorbike during his time off.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

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Kurt Kidman

Exercise Physiologist

Kurt completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 at the Australian Catholic University. Since this time, Kurt has been working in injury prevention, Kurt has developed a passion for treating injuries whilst helping prevent them and improve the client’s quality of life. From this passion, Kurt gained entry into a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University, which he has since completed.

During Kurt’s placement, he worked with a wide variety of clinical conditions and from this, Kurt has developed further interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and metabolic conditions. Outside of work, Kurt plays Beach Volleyball and has played numerous sports in the past, including A.F.L, Rugby Union and Indoor Netball.

Kurt is available for appointments at our Kawana and North Lakes clinics.

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Sherry Latonero

Remedial Massage Therapist

Sherry graduated Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy. Sherry decided to become a Remedial Massage Therapist as she is passionate and wanted to help patients increase their body movement. Sherry was drawn to remedial massage as she has always been fascinated by how the body works and how pain can affect people’s lives. Sherry does Dry Needling, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Cupping and Mobilisation.

When Sherry is not at work, you can find her Hiking and spending time with family. Sherry loves nature and being outdoors. Sherry has recently travelled to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the USA. She can’t wait to do more travel in the future!

Sherry is available for Remedial Massage appointments at North Lakes and Redcliffe.

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Georgia Volz

Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba, North Lakes, Redcliffe and Chermsideclinics.

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Thomas Abraham

General Care, Sports & Exercise Podiatrist

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Since leaving university, he has gained an interest in sports injuries, biomechanics and wound care and is always looking to learn more, allowing him to provide the best treatment he can. Tom has also spent some time working with running footwear, specifically ASICS.
During school and university, Tom was actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state-level on a few occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Redcliffe locations.

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Louise Dunn

Podiatrist

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

Louise is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside location

Louise is available for Podiatry home visit appointments around North Lakes

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Julia Camporeale

Psychologist

Julia has many years of experience as both a psychologist and physiotherapist making her perfectly positioned to have a great understanding of both professions, particularly the overall pain experience and its underpinnings and complexities for clients. Through working for many years with physiotherapy injuries but also in areas of long term pain throughout many regions of Australia, Julia has developed her skills and a deep understanding of both physical pain and the psychology behind it. Julia has worked in the paediatric physiotherapy field for over three years and has developed a specialist area in working with children, particularly with autism spectrum disorder and in disability management.

Julia is available for Psychology and Paediatric Physiotherapy appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes location.

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