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.
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.
Australian Open Physiotherapist
Tennis Australia Physiotherapist
Tennis Queensland physiotherapist
Queensland Academy of Sport Satellite provder
Swimming Australia preferred provider
Dance Edge dance studios
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.