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Jessica McDonald

As a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy, before returning to Griffith University for her postgraduate studies in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.

She has a special interest in treating shoulder injuries, as well as neck and lower back pain. As Jess works closely with orthopaedic and spinal surgeons on the Gold Coast, she can optimise your recovery following injury and guide you through your rehabilitation post operatively.

Jessica has a passion for treating sporting injuries and has worked with elite athletes, both domestically and internationally, including basketball, soccer, AFL, rugby, cricket and was the physiotherapist for the Australian Olympic Kayaking Team in preparation for Tokyo, 2020.

Jessica is qualified in advanced acupuncture and dry needling for all injury types. This can be particularly effective for managing migraines, headaches and jaw pain, as well as calming the neural system for patients who suffer from chronic pain. As a Senior Physiotherapist, Jess is confident in treating complex presentations by providing symptom relief, while also addressing the underlying pathology.

In her free time, Jess is an avid CrossFitter and loves relaxing on the beach.