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Type II Diabetes Education and Exercise Program

We are looking for a group of 100 patients to participate in a study to assess the effect of an 8 week exercise intervention program to improve control of blood glucose levels, lose weight and hopefully long term reduce their reliance on insulin or in best case scenario remove the need for medication entirely. Our program is FREE for eligible participants. We will not be charging patients above the Medicare Benefit scheduled fee. This means you have nothing to lose, other than weight and medication!

Program is made up of:

  • 1 x 45mins individual initial assessment – Our Accredited exercise physiologist will assess your medical history, exercise and physical activity history and personal goals. Additionally your current health status, body composition, blood glucose levels and medication will be benchmarked.  
  • 8 week program consisting of 8 x 60mins group session, this will be broken into:
    • 45mins exercise session – Guided session in our state-of-the-art rehab gym. Made up primarily of resistance based exercises (strength) as research has shown this to be the most beneficial form of exercise for stimulating insulin sensitivity. Cardiorespiratory exercise will also be included to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

    • 15mins education session – at the end of each session we will have a group discussion on particular topics. This way you can bring your own experiences and management strategies to the group.

To participate, you will need to visit your GP for a referral to our team for the program.

You will need a GP management plan (item 721 or 732) to be referred to our Accredited Exercise Physiologist team for an Assessment for group services (item code 81110) and for an 8 week Exercise Physiology – group service (item code 81115).

You will be provided with useful resources and materials to take home. Additionally you will be given a home exercise program and some basic dietary advice. (More complex cases will be given dietician details).

We will be tabulating our data and writing the results up for publication. This data can be provided to your GP on completion of the program.

If you have further questions please contact Emily Holzberger, the Exercise Physiologist running the program, via phone (3398 7022) or email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  


Massage Menu

To help you get the most out of your massage at the Institute of Sports and Spines, please choose the style of massage that best meets your needs and expectations for today.

Remedial Massage

  • This style of massage adapts a range of techniques to help eliminate and relieve aches and pains, cleanse patients of acids and deposits, and work to rehabilitate and prevent loss of function. Remedial massage also connects with the mind, body and soul making it a suitable form of treatment to individuals suffering with emotional distress or otherwise used as a common form of ultimate relaxation. Many people like this style of massage as it is adaptable to how they present.

Deep Tissue Massage

  • The purpose of this style of massage is to release muscle congestion, respond to loosening muscle tissues as well as helping the circulation of blood and oxygen. Generally a deep tissue massage is beneficial when targeting specific areas of discomfort. Through the use of applying direct deep pressure to thick muscles, individuals can gain pain relief. This is a more intense style of massage suited to people who like an intense massage.

 Trigger Point Therapy

  • Trigger Point Therapy differs from other massage styles by being specific to the individual patient and the exact site of pain. Trigger points are active centres of muscular hyperactivity, which commonly cause pain to the individual. These points are also known as ‘knots’, and are treated by alleviating the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

Sports Injury Massage

  • Rehabilitating sporting injuries or ailments can be a tiring and long process. Massage therapy play’s an important role by encouraging blood flow, stretching tight tissues, breaking down adhesions, and flushing out swelling in joints for a quicker healing process. Sports massage tends to be tailored specifically to the site of the injury and the associated or compensated areas. This type of massage is very effective if the individual has a specific injury wanting to be assessed. 

Tui na Massage (pronounced ‘twee naw’)

  • Tui na is a Chinese medicine form of therapeutic massage that works on muscle groups, joints, sites of pain and poor circulation, whilst also working the same meridians and points used in Acupuncture. This is a technique using primarily hand style massage and can be done as a dry massage or oil based massage. This is a strong massage style and is suited to people who like a heavier more intense style of massage. 

Dry Massage

  • This is David’s preferred Massage style. If the fear of removing clothing worries the individual, then this is a suitable alternative. The massage therapist is able to locate the patients muscle tension or ’knots’ through clothing and is able to perform various techniques with the same effect.

Swedish Massage

  • If a relaxing, slow and gentle massage sounds appealing, look no further than a Swedish massage. This style of massage works to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. This is done by the therapist performing gliding strokes, stretching, tapping and kneading.


Strength and Fitness Class

Stength and Fitness classes at Institute of Sports and Spines are designed and run by our clinical team.

The classes integrate elements of aerobic and strength training. Exercises are kept as functional as possible while incorporating all major muscle groups of the body. This ensures a highly challenging and satisfying workout. There are always alternatives offered for each exercise if need be. Those with less experience will be offered easier variations, while those with more gym experience will be offered more challenging variations.

When designing the program, we take into consideration movement limitations and gym experience to produce a routine that caters for all participants.

The class includes full instruction of each exercise and analysis and coaching of exercise technique. While participants are given motivation throughout the session, you are welcome to work through each exercise at your own intensity.

The class goes for 1 hour and is conducted in a fully supported environment by our Exercise Physiologist.

When: THURSDAYS 6.15pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

Stretch and Mobility Class

Our stretch classes at Institute of Sports and Spines are designed to give you a whole body workout to improve your flexibility and mobility.


Classes are run by our clinician team with extensive experience in strength and exercise training. Each class is designed to mobilise your entire ability and vary each week so that you continue to learn new stretches that you can utilise at home.


The advantage of having a clinician running a class is if you have specific problems or issues they can help modify and improve the stretches to suit your individual presentation.

When: TUESDAYS 5.45pm arrival for 6.00pm start.

Please book ahead with reception as classes are limited.


Institute of Sports and Spines new facility at 820 Old Cleveland Road Carina, 4152, is aimed at combining the ability to conduct performance testing with clinical treatment and management as well as rehabilitation and training programs for both the athlete and general public.
Our facility aims to be patient centric, driven by your goals, so that we achieve the outcome you desire.
With a 20 year history involving both competing in, training and treating elite athletes and the general public, Don Williams and his team of professionals are more than happy to discuss your healthcare needs.

Services provide include; Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Remedial Massage, gait analysis, sports performance testing, video bike fitting, video gait analysis, rehabilitation program development (pre and post operative).

Conditions treated; General aches and pains, back pain, neck pain, disc injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, hip pain and injuries, knee pain and injuries, muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, tennis and golfers elbow, whiplash, scoliosis, headaches and migraines, sports injuries, running gait issues, bike position issues, stability and postural dysfunction, repetitive strain injuries, nerve root entrapments

Operating hours:

Monday 7.30 am to 7.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wednesday 7.50 am to 7.30 pm
Thursday 7.30 am to 7.30 pm
Friday 7.30 am to 5 pm

Conveniently located to service the following areas:

Alexandra Hills | Balmoral | Belmont | Birkdale | Brisbane | Bulimba | Cannon Hill | Capalaba | Carina | Carindale | Chandler | Clayfield | Cleveland | Gumdale | Hawthorne | Hemmant | Holland Park | Lota | Lytton | Manly-West | Manly | Mansfield | Morningside | Mt Gravatt | Murarrie | Ormiston | Pinkenba | Ransome | Seven Hills | Sheldon | Thornside | Thornlands | Tingalpa | Wakerly | Wellington Point | Wishart | Wynnum

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Monday 7.30 am to 7.30pm

Tuesday 8.30 am to 1pm

Wednesday 9 am to 7.30 pm

Thursday 7.30am to 7.30pm

Friday 7.30 am to 5pm