Hervey Bay Dietitian

Dietitian @ Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

“Eat Well, Live Well”

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team are dedicated to helping others achieve their health goals. Our fully qualified dietitians 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 and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases and obesity. We will always keep you informed and involved in the management of your health journey.

Our Dietitian’s areas of expertise: 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.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the Dietitian team @ Hervey Bay

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

Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

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Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

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Redcliffe Dietitian Page

Dietitian @ Redcliffe Sports and Spinal

“Eat Well, Live Well”

Sports & Spinal Physio Redcliffe is located at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf.  Redcliffe Sports & Spinal is conviently located at Clontarf Bayside Plaza. We are located next to the Clontarf Bridge Medical Centre. Conveniently located near Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, MargateWoody Point and Scarborough. Redcliffe Sports & Spinal can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

Sports & Spinal Redcliffe features on-site car parking. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Redcliffe practice is popular for Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage,Dietetics, Pilates, Podiatry, Psychology & Exercise Physiology.

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.

Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are fully qualified, University-trained, food and nutrition experts.
Our Dietitian will help you achieve your health-focused goal and assist with helping you achieve optimal nutrition.
Our dietitians will explain the science behind food and nutrition, and provide a detailed nutrition plan that will assist you in your short or long term goals. Our Dietitian’s goal is to work with you to set your own goals and develop useful strategies to implement in everyday life; we can help to make real 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!

Meet the Dietitian team @ Redcliffe

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Tarni Sanewski

Dietitian

Tarni is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by inspiring healthy diet and lifestyle choices using a patient-centred approach. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Tarni has since had clinical experience working with acute cardiac and respiratory patients in hospital. Special interest areas include rehabilitation, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and gut health.

Outside of work, Tarni enjoys hiking, climbing mountains, exploring new places, drawing and photography. She is always experimenting with new foods, recipes and keeping up to date with the latest research in nutrition and dietetics.

Tarni is available for Dietetic appointments at our Buderim, Kawana, Redcliffe, Chermside and North Lakes locations

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Recliffe Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf

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Redcliffe Exercise Physiology

Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Redcliffe

Sports & Spinal Physio Redcliffe is located at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf.  Redcliffe Sports & Spinal is conviently located at Clontarf Bayside Plaza. We are located next to the Clontarf Bridge Medical Centre. Conveniently located near Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, MargateWoody Point and Scarborough. Redcliffe Sports & Spinal can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

Sports & Spinal Redcliffe features on-site car parking. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Redcliffe practice is popular for Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage,Dietetics, Pilates, Podiatry, Psychology & Exercise Physiology.

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.

“Your greatest wealth is health”

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals, providing exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.

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

Here at Sports and Spinal our EP’s have a special interest in treating:

Injury Rehabilitation, Weight Loss, Women’s Health, Athletes, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Pilates, Hydrotherapy, Gym Based Programs, Home Based Programs, Falls Prevention, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis.

✓ Assistance in positive lifestyle change

✓ Improvement in your heart health

✓ Control of diabetes

✓ Rehabilitation after a cardiac event

✓ Improvement in recovery post-cancer treatment

✓ Injury rehabilitation

Q. I just found out I’m pregnant, can I still exercise or will it harm the baby?

A. You can definitely still exercise when pregnant, even up to the final stages before birth under professional supervision. Regular exercise has shown multiple benefits in maintaining physical fitness, reducing the risk of gestational diabetes, reducing labour time and increased energy levels. A thorough assessment by one of our Exercise Physiologists enables us to identify your current fitness levels, any muscular imbalances and prescribe an appropriate program with modifications throughout each trimester of your pregnancy.

Q. I want to get back into exercise after having a baby. Where do I start?

A. It’s important to understand your body has experienced 9 months of physical and physiological changes, therefore your response to exercise may differ to before pregnancy. Following the medical clearance up to 6-8 weeks post-delivery, an assessment prior to commencing any exercise program is required. Readiness to return to exercise following the birth of your baby can be influenced by a number of factors including prenatal fitness, your wellbeing goals and the delivery. Seeing an Exercise Physiologist can assist you in designing a safe rehabilitation program, targeting pelvic floor and core strength, hip stability and increasing cardiovascular fitness.

Q. I have noticed my balance has decreased. Is this normal and can it get better?

A. Feeling unstable can be related to a number of factors such as previous falls, muscle weaknesses, medications and increasing age. Upon assessment with one of our Exercise Physiologists, we can use exercise to develop a program specific to balance training by improving confidence, muscular strength, co-ordination and thereby balance. Through consistent practice, we can increase the difficulty of balance tasks due to adaptations and improvements.

Accredited Exercise Physiologist develop individual rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions/injuries to ensure they return to sport/hobbies/daily activities faster and at the same level they were prior to the injury,
Conditions could include;

  • Ligament tears/sprains
  • Tendinopathies
  • Muscle tears/strains
  • Chronic back, hip, knee conditions
  • Poor core strength

At Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we take a collaborative approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation and our Exercise Physiologists work very closely with our Physiotherapists to ensure an optimal rehabilitation program is obtained for the patient. This approach ensures an overall reduced number of treatment sessions with a better end result for patients.

I have Diabetes, will exercising reduce my blood sugar levels too much so I have a hypoglycaemic episode?

Everybody benefits from regular exercise. If you have diabetes or are at risk of diabetes it plays an important role in keeping you healthy. Exercise does reduce your blood sugar levels, but make sure you take a few easy steps will reduce your risk of having a hypoglycaemic episode. Few easy tips to get the most out of the exercise with Diabetes:

  • Have appropriate meals prior to exercise, e.g. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels before, if possible during (if you are having any symptoms of low blood sugar), and after exercise to assess your requirements for extra food.
  • Drink extra fluid before, during and after exercise to avoid dehydration. The fluid may be water or a sweetened drink if extra carbohydrate is required. 250 ml every 15 minutes or one litre of fluid per hour is recommended.
  • Take extra carbohydrates before and during exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia. Extra carbohydrate is often needed after exercise. Discuss adjusting carbohydrate intake with your doctor or dietitian.
What are the benefits of exercise for people with type 2 Diabetes?

Exercise benefits people in many different ways, listed below are a few benefits specific to people with diabetes:

  • Improves your diabetes management through improving your blood glucose control
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Improves cholesterol
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improves blood flow
  • Boost energy and mood and helps tame stress
What should I do before I start an exercise program?

Before you start a physical activity program, you should:

  • Talk with your health care team e.g. Doctor, nurse, Diabetes educator prior to starting an exercise
  • Book in to see an Exercise Physiologist assess your starting point and build you a safe and specifically tailored exercise program
  • Plan ahead and set realistic goals
  • Find someone to exercise with or a group exercise program to help keep you motivated and keep exercise enjoyable
  • Decide how you’ll track your physical activity and blood glucose levels. It is important to track your BGL to avoid hypo/hyperglycaemic episodes. Keep a record of your physical activity to track your progress
  • Reward yourself with a non-food item or activity when you reach your goals. For example, treat yourself to a movie or buy a new plant for the garden

What makes an accredited “Exercise Physiologist” different from a “Personal Trainer”?

Although there are similarities to personal trainers, our Exercise Physiologists are able to offer more.  An Exercise Physiologist must have completed a Bachelor or Master’s degree over a number of years in the area, offering specialist advice and guidance and are recognised as health professionals. They approach their work in an evidence-based, scientific way, with a strong understanding of anatomy and human physiology and pathophysiology.  Their work is also covered by health care rebates, so you can get money back on your time with them.

What is the difference between a personal trainer (PT) and an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?

Exercise Physiologist  Personal Trainer
4 Year University Trained.  Accredited though Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Less formal training
Qualified and insured to design and deliver exercise therapy and lifestyle programs for a healthy life style Qualified and insured to design and deliver fitness programs to persons of low risk only
Medicare and Private Health rebates available NO rebates available
Can design and implement periodised training programs for elite athletes.  Provide assistance in enhancing sports performance Personal trainers are not qualified to work with elite athletes or sports groups without further qualifications/courses
Can do EVERYTHING a Personal Trainer can do plus MORE, and SAFER

Q. Am I too old for strength exercises?

A. No, you are never too old. Actually, maintaining strength is more important the older you are. Leg strength, in particular, becomes an important factor in maintaining your independence and being able to live independently in your own home. Simple things like getting up and down from a chair or toilet, walking upstairs and balance all require good leg strength. Pop in to see one of our Exercise Physiologists to get a simple yet effective home exercise to keep you strong, confident and mobile.

Q. How can exercise help my high blood pressure?

A. Exercise is a very useful tool in helping to lower blood pressure. After you exercise your blood pressure will come down a little bit and stay down for between 4-10hrs. If you go out every day and exercise you will get a lasting lower blood pressure.

If you are unsure or feeling worried, book an appointment to see one of our Exercise Physiologists to have your Blood Pressure and Heart rate monitored during exercise, and a tailored exercise program to suit your level of fitness.

Q. What is the best way to lose weight?

A. A combination of diet and exercise has been proven to be the best method of weight loss. More than 250 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (Huffed and puffed, but still able to carry a conversation) per week is required. Weight-bearing exercise- walking/jogging has been proven to be more effective in losing weight than non-weight-bearing- e.g. cycling, aqua aerobics and swimming.

The addition of strength training, 2-3 days a week, will assist with slowing down the muscle loss process and helping to speed up your metabolism.

The saying is correct that you can’t out-train a poor diet!

Working closely with our Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist will give you best-indiviualised results.

Q. Is High-Intensity Interval Training or normal walking better for weight loss?

A. Neither one is significantly better than the other. When combined with a good diet, they yield similar results. It comes down to personal preference, level of fitness and time availability.  If you haven’t exercised lately, it is better to start with a continuous moderate-paced exercise to build your foundation of fitness before embarking on HIIT training.

HIIT CONTINUOUS MODERATE
Can be completed in less than 20 minutes. Need to build up to 60 minutes’ continuous moderate exercise
Intervals of MAXIMAL effort followed by periods of rest.  E.g. 20 sec Hard/ 40 sec easy Can include walking, cycling, swimming, rowing.
Hard on the body to get to your maximal intensity.  Need a good base of fitness before beginning. Gentle on the body.
Generally done on a stationary bike (safest), running intervals, hill climb intervals
Patients with cardiac issues and injuries will need to be monitored closely.

Q. How do I stop excessive skin after weight loss?

A. This can be minimized through gradual weight loss, with the aim of up to a 1% body mass loss per week (E.g 100kg should aim for 1kg mass loss per week). Adding strength training into your program 2-3 days per week will also assist in preserving the lean muscle mass that gives you tone that can be lost during weight loss.

Meet the Exercise Physiologist @ Redcliffe

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Kerryn Wilson

Exercise Physiologist

Kerryn is an accredited Exercise Physiologist after completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Kerryn truly believes that exercise is a way of life and moving your body has endless benefits that you can’t get from anything else. Kerryn is passionate about helping people and sharing her knowledge to help others. Her extremely friendly, motivating and caring personality will ensure you get the best experience possible throughout your journey. Kerryn has an interest across all areas and is developing one in neurological conditions.  Kerryn has had a lot of teaching experience and uses this when it comes to teaching exercises and technique.

Outside of work, Kerryn loves swimming, being active outdoors and dancing.

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

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Recliffe Sports & Spinal can be found at Shop 18, Clontarf Bayside Plaza, 9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf

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Hervey Bay Exercise Physiology

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

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

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

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

Meet the Exercise Physiologist @ Hervey Bay

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

Faith Cochrane

Exercise Physiologist

Faith is an Exercise Physiologist from Tasmania, graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, who now considers the Sunshine Coast home.
Faith is motivated to optimise the quality of life for all that come to see her, ensuring sessions and programs address personal goals, current ability and lifestyles.
She has a passion for Women’s Health and movement analysis, looking at how to you’re moving daily that has an impact on your musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During her time off Faith likes to mountain climb, mountain bike, play soccer and be down on the beach with her dog. Faith believes that motion is lotion so let’s get moving!

Faith is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

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Are you suffering from headaches & migraines? Find out how our Physiotherapists can help!

 

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 given year and 90% will suffer headaches in their lifetime.

They can affect everyone very differently with some only experiencing a mild ache at the back of the head and some suffering debilitating pain with associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Nearly all of those with migraines and about 60% of those with tension type headaches will experience reductions in social activity and work capacity.

Headaches and migraines can have many triggers or driving factors. One thing they all have in common is, when you are having an episode there is increased nervous system activity in the brainstem (specifically the Trigemino-Cervical Complex or TCC). Understanding this is key to understanding the various management strategies of headaches and migraines.

The TCC has nerve fibres connecting to it that come from the upper three joints of the neck, the TMJ (Jaw Joint), the head and face. Due to this amazing convergence of nerves, a stimulus in one or more of these areas can contribute to sensitivity amongst all of them.

You can think of your headache or migraine-like a bucket of water and when that bucket overflows you get a headache. If there is pain, stiffness or dysfunction coming from the upper neck joints, the jaw, the head, or face this will start to fill the bucket up. So when there is increased tension or stiffness in the neck, you are more likely to overflow the bucket and get a headache. If you have jaw joint stiffness, pain, or even have had recent dental work performed, this can also lead to increased information heading toward the TCC, further filling up the bucket.

On the other hand, some systemic factors can reduce the size of the bucket. For example, if you are stressed, anxious, experiencing poor sleep, smoke or have a poor diet, these can all increase your nervous system sensitivity, therefore reducing the size of the bucket. This means it does not take as much to fill up the bucket and you may find yourself more prone to experiencing migraines and headaches. There are other rare medical conditions that could be the primary cause of the migraine or headache and your GP, a Neurologist and your health care team should be able to identify these if that is the case.

The positive aspect of having so many contributing factors is that this means there is a range of treatments that could be utilised. These health practitioners could all have something to add:

  • Physiotherapist: Can treat the cervical spine, the jaw or other contributing musculoskeletal issues
  • Dentist: Can treat the jaw and bite (if you clench or grind the teeth)
  • Dietitian: Can help you optimise your diet which can help with sleep, weight management, inflammation, and wellbeing
  • Psychologist: Can help you if you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed
  • Neurologist: If you experience persistent or severe headaches, a Neurologist can help diagnose more complex causes or suggest a range of treatments such as medication or botox injections to reduce the tone in the muscles and block chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry signals from your brain that are perceived as pain.

If you would like more information and guidance, talk to our Physiotherapists or Dietitians for advice about how to best plan the management of your headaches or migraines.

 

Written by Shoulder, Neck and Headache Physiotherapist Adam Horwitz

Adam graduated from The University of Sydney with an applied science degree in Exercise and Sports Science followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy. He has undergone further training in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling as well as attended a range of courses for the management of shoulder pain, headaches, TMJ Disorders (Jaw Joint) and spinal pathologies.

Adam developed a keen interest in Physiotherapy and injury management through competing in Football, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Squash over the years. He uses a variety of techniques to help diagnose and treat his client’s injuries. His effective treatment planning includes easy to understand advice and education, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisations and exercise prescription.

His inpatient hospital training gave him an in-depth knowledge of medical management of a variety of conditions and the effect hospitalisation can have on the body after discharge. Adam is fortunate to have worked with some of the leading hip, knee, shoulder and spinal specialists in the country. He is well experienced rehabilitating patients following joint replacements, including; Total Knee Replacements, Total Hip Replacements and Total Shoulder Replacements.

Through further training in Pilates and his involvement with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Adam has a deep understanding of human movement, biomechanics and how to use exercise to stimulate adaptation and recovery.

Adam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.


Hervey Bay - Nikenbah

Bayside Physiotherapy / Sports & Spinal 4 minutes away from Nikenbah

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the team @ Hervey Bay

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

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions particularly of the shoulder and lower back. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping to make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic

Book Now Youtube

Jacob Walmsley

General Physiotherapy

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. An avid learner and a people person, Jacob, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool, to ensure a full recovery.

Book Now Youtube

Jennifer Aviles

General Physiotherapy

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Lily Hayter

General Physiotherapy

Lily grew up in Hervey Bay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, Lily couldn’t wait to get started working in the community she grew up in. With a growing interest in Women’s Health, Lily plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal care.

Lily enjoys empowering others during treatment so that clients can reach their goals and return to full potential. Exercise and post-operative care is also becoming of an increasing interest. When Lily is not in the clinic she can be found taking her dogs for a walk along the beach and sipping on a coffee.

Lily is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

 

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

General Physiotherapy

Simran moved up to Hervey Bay 2 years ago after completing a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Simran has a special interest in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries along with sports-related injuries. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports especially tennis and travelling.

Book Now Youtube

Haydon Choi

General Physiotherapy

Haydon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland, physiotherapy was a natural career choice. Haydon has recently moved to Hervey Bay and brings with him a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

As a therapist, he is passionate in his approach to promoting health and guiding rehabilitation. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment through exercise, education and hands-on therapies. Haydon is committed to continued personal and professional growth to aid in his ability to guide others to kick goals. Outside of work, Haydon can be found participating in a variety of sports and exploring Australia’s national parks.

Haydon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Hervey Bay.

Book Now Youtube

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is currently also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location

Book Now Youtube

Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

Latest Education

Are you suffering from headaches & migraines? Find out how our Physiotherapists can help!

  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…

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Should I exercise If I’m Sick? Advice From Our Exercise Physiologist

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.…

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Healthy Recipe From A Dietitian: 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…

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Hervey Bay - Wondunna

Bayside Physiotherapy / Sports & Spinal 10 minutes away from Wondunna

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the team @ Hervey Bay

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

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions particularly of the shoulder and lower back. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping to make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic

Book Now Youtube

Jacob Walmsley

General Physiotherapy

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. An avid learner and a people person, Jacob, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool, to ensure a full recovery.

Book Now Youtube

Jennifer Aviles

General Physiotherapy

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Lily Hayter

General Physiotherapy

Lily grew up in Hervey Bay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, Lily couldn’t wait to get started working in the community she grew up in. With a growing interest in Women’s Health, Lily plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal care.

Lily enjoys empowering others during treatment so that clients can reach their goals and return to full potential. Exercise and post-operative care is also becoming of an increasing interest. When Lily is not in the clinic she can be found taking her dogs for a walk along the beach and sipping on a coffee.

Lily is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

 

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

General Physiotherapy

Simran moved up to Hervey Bay 2 years ago after completing a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Simran has a special interest in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries along with sports-related injuries. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports especially tennis and travelling.

Book Now Youtube

Haydon Choi

General Physiotherapy

Haydon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland, physiotherapy was a natural career choice. Haydon has recently moved to Hervey Bay and brings with him a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

As a therapist, he is passionate in his approach to promoting health and guiding rehabilitation. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment through exercise, education and hands-on therapies. Haydon is committed to continued personal and professional growth to aid in his ability to guide others to kick goals. Outside of work, Haydon can be found participating in a variety of sports and exploring Australia’s national parks.

Haydon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Hervey Bay.

Book Now Youtube

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is currently also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location

Book Now Youtube

Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

Latest Education

Are you suffering from headaches & migraines? Find out how our Physiotherapists can help!

  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? Advice From Our Exercise Physiologist

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

Healthy Recipe From A Dietitian: 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


Hervey Bay - Point Vernon

Bayside Physiotherapy / Sports & Spinal 8 minutes away from Point Vernon

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the team @ Hervey Bay

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

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions particularly of the shoulder and lower back. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping to make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic

Book Now Youtube

Jacob Walmsley

General Physiotherapy

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. An avid learner and a people person, Jacob, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool, to ensure a full recovery.

Book Now Youtube

Jennifer Aviles

General Physiotherapy

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Lily Hayter

General Physiotherapy

Lily grew up in Hervey Bay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, Lily couldn’t wait to get started working in the community she grew up in. With a growing interest in Women’s Health, Lily plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal care.

Lily enjoys empowering others during treatment so that clients can reach their goals and return to full potential. Exercise and post-operative care is also becoming of an increasing interest. When Lily is not in the clinic she can be found taking her dogs for a walk along the beach and sipping on a coffee.

Lily is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

 

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

General Physiotherapy

Simran moved up to Hervey Bay 2 years ago after completing a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Simran has a special interest in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries along with sports-related injuries. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports especially tennis and travelling.

Book Now Youtube

Haydon Choi

General Physiotherapy

Haydon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland, physiotherapy was a natural career choice. Haydon has recently moved to Hervey Bay and brings with him a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

As a therapist, he is passionate in his approach to promoting health and guiding rehabilitation. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment through exercise, education and hands-on therapies. Haydon is committed to continued personal and professional growth to aid in his ability to guide others to kick goals. Outside of work, Haydon can be found participating in a variety of sports and exploring Australia’s national parks.

Haydon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Hervey Bay.

Book Now Youtube

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is currently also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location

Book Now Youtube

Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

Latest Education

Are you suffering from headaches & migraines? Find out how our Physiotherapists can help!

  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? Advice From Our Exercise Physiologist

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

Healthy Recipe From A Dietitian: 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


Hervey Bay - Eli Waters

Bayside Physiotherapy / Sports & Spinal 6 minutes away from Eli Waters

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the team @ Hervey Bay

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

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions particularly of the shoulder and lower back. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping to make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic

Book Now Youtube

Jacob Walmsley

General Physiotherapy

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. An avid learner and a people person, Jacob, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool, to ensure a full recovery.

Book Now Youtube

Jennifer Aviles

General Physiotherapy

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Lily Hayter

General Physiotherapy

Lily grew up in Hervey Bay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, Lily couldn’t wait to get started working in the community she grew up in. With a growing interest in Women’s Health, Lily plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal care.

Lily enjoys empowering others during treatment so that clients can reach their goals and return to full potential. Exercise and post-operative care is also becoming of an increasing interest. When Lily is not in the clinic she can be found taking her dogs for a walk along the beach and sipping on a coffee.

Lily is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

 

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

General Physiotherapy

Simran moved up to Hervey Bay 2 years ago after completing a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Simran has a special interest in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries along with sports-related injuries. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports especially tennis and travelling.

Book Now Youtube

Haydon Choi

General Physiotherapy

Haydon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland, physiotherapy was a natural career choice. Haydon has recently moved to Hervey Bay and brings with him a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

As a therapist, he is passionate in his approach to promoting health and guiding rehabilitation. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment through exercise, education and hands-on therapies. Haydon is committed to continued personal and professional growth to aid in his ability to guide others to kick goals. Outside of work, Haydon can be found participating in a variety of sports and exploring Australia’s national parks.

Haydon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Hervey Bay.

Book Now Youtube

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is currently also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location

Book Now Youtube

Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

Latest Education

Are you suffering from headaches & migraines? Find out how our Physiotherapists can help!

  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? Advice From Our Exercise Physiologist

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

Healthy Recipe From A Dietitian: 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


Hervey Bay - Urangan

Bayside Physiotherapy / Sports & Spinal 16 minutes away from Urangan

Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

Our 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 Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Meet the team @ Hervey Bay

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

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions particularly of the shoulder and lower back. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping to make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic

Book Now Youtube

Jacob Walmsley

General Physiotherapy

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. An avid learner and a people person, Jacob, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool, to ensure a full recovery.

Book Now Youtube

Jennifer Aviles

General Physiotherapy

Jennifer graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She migrated to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2017. Jenn is dedicated to optimising the quality of life in every patient and has a passion for neurological and pediatric patients.

During her time off, Jenn enjoys playing recreational AFL and netball, as well as going in being outdoors and travelling

Jennifer is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Book Now Youtube

Lily Hayter

General Physiotherapy

Lily grew up in Hervey Bay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, Lily couldn’t wait to get started working in the community she grew up in. With a growing interest in Women’s Health, Lily plans to continue her postgraduate studies in antenatal and postnatal care.

Lily enjoys empowering others during treatment so that clients can reach their goals and return to full potential. Exercise and post-operative care is also becoming of an increasing interest. When Lily is not in the clinic she can be found taking her dogs for a walk along the beach and sipping on a coffee.

Lily is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

 

Book Now Youtube

Simran Shah

General Physiotherapy

Simran moved up to Hervey Bay 2 years ago after completing a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Simran has a special interest in the treatment of lower back and lower limb injuries along with sports-related injuries. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys keeping up with the latest evidence-based practices.

Simran has done extra training in Pilates and Vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing all sports especially tennis and travelling.

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Haydon Choi

General Physiotherapy

Haydon graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies. Having also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Queensland, physiotherapy was a natural career choice. Haydon has recently moved to Hervey Bay and brings with him a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

As a therapist, he is passionate in his approach to promoting health and guiding rehabilitation. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment through exercise, education and hands-on therapies. Haydon is committed to continued personal and professional growth to aid in his ability to guide others to kick goals. Outside of work, Haydon can be found participating in a variety of sports and exploring Australia’s national parks.

Haydon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Hervey Bay.

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Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is currently also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location

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Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

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Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

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