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. 



Team associations

Australian Open Physiotherapist

Tennis Australia Physiotherapist

Tennis Queensland physiotherapist

Queensland Academy of Sport Satellite provder

Swimming Australia preferred provider

Dance Edge dance studios

2004 -present
Performing Arts Factory

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

Sunshine Coast and Queensland Womens rugby sevens

SSSM Co-ordinator for Swimming Australia - Paralympic program

Swimming Australia contract physiotherapist

Swimming Queensland physiotherspit

WTA Tennis- Private physiotherapist for Ana Ivanovic

Physiotherapist for dancing with stars



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.