Dr Jo Brown is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and the lead physiotherapist at the Sunshine Coast Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. 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.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role. Jo graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Otago in 2000 and went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture in 2002. After working with Surf Life Saving and regional rugby and sevens teams in New Zealand Jo came to Australia, finding her feet amongst the Australian Winter Olympic speed skating, snowboarding, and aerial ski teams.
Jo’s passion for water sports however took her back to swimming and she has since dedicated the last 10 years of her work-life to overhead sports. Jo has worked and extensively travelled for Swimming Australia. A career highlight has been working as an Australian Open physiotherapist, whilst travelling as the Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager for the Australian Paralympic Swim team at the London 2012 games was perhaps her most challenging of roles.
2016 - current
Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager for the Australian Paralympic Swim in London
Working with both elite and recreational athletes to help them to return to sport from injury.
Ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment, through the guidance of injection therapies, of musculoskeletal injuries.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS, Orthokine), and Autologous Tenocytes (Ortho-ATI) in the treatment of joint, muscle, and tendon injury.
"Characterisation of a Simple Method of Platelet-rich Plasma Production and Activation with Autologous Thrombin" (submitted, American Journal of Sports Medicine)
"MRI Scanning of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in Flexion" (submitted, American Journal of Sports Medicine)
Personal sporting interests
Road Cycling - Road and Criterium Racing qualified for Gran Fondo UCI World Championships in Albi, France (August, 2017)