Dr Jo Brown is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and the lead physiotherapist at SportsMed Sunshine Coast. Jo has worked with eight sports at an international or elite level and with 17 years in private practice she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role.

 
  Dr Jo Brown - Physiotherapy in Maroochydore

 Dr Jo Brown - Physiotherapy in Maroochydore

Jo Brown divides her time between SportsMed Sunshine Coast and Physiosync in Noosa Junction, where she is also the practice principal.

Jo graduated from the University of Otago in 2000 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the Canterbury University.

Jo became a Titled Sports Physiotherapist in 2006, after completing a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy. In 2014, as a scholarship student, Jo completed her PhD at the University of Sunshine Coast School of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Her project, endorsed by Swimming Australia, involved working closely with swimming athletes and investigated the precursors to injury in the swimmer's shoulder. 

 

 
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Team associations

2017
Australian Open Physiotherapist

2014-present
Tennis Australia Physiotherapist

2014-present
Tennis Queensland physiotherapist

2010-present
Queensland Academy of Sport Satellite provder

2009-present
Swimming Australia preferred provider

2011-present
Dance Edge dance studios

2004 -present
Performing Arts Factory

2009-2017
Provider Swimming Australia high performance program at University of the Sunshine Coast

2013-2015
Sunshine Coast and Queensland Womens rugby sevens

2011-2013
SSSM Co-ordinator for Swimming Australia - Paralympic program

2009-2014
Swimming Australia contract physiotherapist

2009-2012
Swimming Queensland physiotherspit

2010-2011
WTA Tennis- Private physiotherapist for Ana Ivanovic

2010
Physiotherapist for dancing with stars

 
 

PROFESSIONAL INterests

Jo has a special interest in upper limb and overhead sporting injuries, particularly in those athletes playing tennis and swimming. As a result of being a swimmer herself, completing her PhD, which studied shoulder injuries in swimmers, and her experience working with Olympic, Paralympic and open water swimmers and elite tennis players Jo has an extensive knowledge in treating shoulder injuries. Jo's experience has also sparked her interest in wrist and elbow injuries and their role in shoulder injuries as part of the kinetic chain.

Jo’s other area of interest is dance medicine. She has developed a strong following in the dance community across the Sunshine Coast. Jo has completed Australian Physiotherapy Association and IADAMS dance physiotherapy qualifications. Jo is involved in all aspects of dance care including injury prevention, pre-pointe and pre-full time assessments, and the management of dance specific injuries. 


Personal sporting interests

Lifestyle is why Jo calls the Sunshine Coast home. An avid surfer, kitesurfer and swimmer Jo chooses to give back by being involved in her local surf lifesaving club.

Jo is also a keen road cyclist, mountain biker, skier, and snowboarder.


Contact Dr Jo Brown on 07 3063 0500 to make an appointment.