GALLERY: Family health and wellbeing

19 April 2017

Whether it’s for you or your little ones, we have a fantastic range of health and wellbeing services in South East Queensland. From massage therapists to chiropractors, osteopaths and speech therapy, here is a list to help get your family on the right track.

Suncoast Fitness Group

14/102 Wises Road, Maroochydore

170419 SunCoastfitness

Suncoast Fitness Group holds many fitness classes each week, so it’s easy to find something to suit you. The classes are designed to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of ability, experience or fitness level. Qualified instructors will guide you through a program that will not only be challenging but also enjoyable. Locally owned and operated by a team of fitness and health professionals dedicated to making your life healthier, fitter, and more fun, Suncoast Fitness Group can assist you with your health and fitness goals. There is also a crèche, run by a team of highly professional and caring staff, giving you the confidence to train in the gym hassle free. There’s even a special offer running at the moment – pay just $13 for 30 days + a FREE personal training session. Click here to activate this offer.

Acquiesce Massage

5/5-9 Lakeshore Avenue, Buderim

Acquiesce Massage offers pregnancy massages that ensure you feel very relaxed and comforted. Each massage is specifically suited to the expectant mother’s needs. Their selection of belly pillows allow pregnant women to lie safely on their front, easing pressure to the back and enabling her to have a professional massage throughout her entire pregnancy.

Children's Sunshine Chiropractic

4/86 Burnett Street, Buderim/85 Bowman Road, Caloundra 

Children’s Sunshine Chiropractic have two clinics on the Sunshine Coast and practitioners who are trained in chiropractic paediatrics. Common conditions that they can assist with in babies include colic, reflux, flat head syndrome, breastfeeding issues, sleeping issues, delayed crawling/walking, constipation and irritability. In children, they can help with headaches, poor posture, back pain, bed wetting, constipation and problems with concentration.

SunCoast Women’s Centre

Suite 5, Ground Floor, Sunshine Coast Surgical & Specialist Centre, 5 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya

Dr Petra Ladwig is a gynaecology and IVF specialist on the Sunshine Coast. Her Suncoast Women’s Centre aims to provide comprehensive gynaecological care to women of all ages. As well as offering fertility assessments and treatments, the clinic can advise on pelvic floor issues, incontinence, abnormal smears and menopause.

Entire Podiatry

Various locations, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Entire Podiatry provides quality podiatry services for the whole family. They can assist with problems associated with flat feet, heel pain, growing pains, in-toeing, ingrown toenails and warts. The podiatrists can also provide advice regarding foot development, from sensory input during infancy, through to the prevention of foot-related sporting injuries during adolescence.

Chatbox Speech Pathology and Nutrition


Chatbox is a home-visiting speech pathology service and specialises in delayed language, literacy and articulation (sound errors) and social skills. The practitioners have backgrounds in behaviour disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders and they are great with challenging kids. They can help diagnose problems and create a plan to make things better. It also has a clinic for picky eaters. They service all areas from Caboolture in the north, to Ormeau in the south and out west to Ipswich.

Child and Adolescent Development Service 

Suite 3C, Building 3, 2-4 Flinders Parade, North Lakes

Child and Adolescent Development Service offers individual therapy sessions that provide in a safe environment to explore and address concerns. They can deal with issues relating to anxiety, sadness and depression, stress management, grief and loss, neurodevelopmental problems (including ADHD and ASD), intellectual functioning, problems with attention, concentration and memory, learning difficulties and other educational concerns, social difficulties and difficult behaviour. Advice is also provided to parents to support the child’s progress through therapy and afterwards.

Victoria McLelland Osteopath

Suite 50, 207 Currumburra Road, Ashmore

Victoria McLelland practises a newborn, infant, child and pregnancy osteopathic clinic. She can help with problems in children including sporting injuries, postural problems/scoliosis, growing pains, headaches and orthodontic work and fractures. In babies, osteopathy may help settle irritated nervous systems and mechanical stresses from the birthing process. In pregnant women, she can help treat lower back pain and sciatica, pubic symphysis pains or coccyx pain, hip and groin pains, upper back pain and sore rounded shoulders and headaches.


Written by

Kerry White

Kerry is the Senior Writer for Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City. Kerry moved to Australia from England in 2013 with her husband and two daughters. She worked as a sub-editor in London for seven years before she had her girls. She now calls the Sunshine Coast her home and is making the most of its glorious weather and beaches. She enjoys baking, especially when she has a glass of wine in hand, and is a part-time Psychology, Criminology and Justice student. She also shares her home with two cats and her daughters' imaginary dogs.

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