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Gordon McDonald

Gordon Mc Donald


Physiotherapy Director. Co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1993.

After more than 40 years of clinical management, Gordon is no longer consulting with patients, but remains actively involved in assisting with managing The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre while supporting and mentoring other Practitioners.

Gordon graduated from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences (Latrobe University) in 1982.  He began work at Box Hill Hospital that year and gained experience in the management of acute injuries particularly in the outpatient department.

In 1984, Gordon and Roger Moore established practices in the Northern suburbs and the CBD and in 1989 they began work at the North Melbourne Football Club when they were Club Physiotherapists until 2010.

During this time, Gordon further developed his skills in diagnosis, treatment and management of the conditions presenting in the elite AFL footballer.  Gordon has a strong focus in determining the causes of his patient’s condition, providing patient education and promoting self management strategies.

Gordon has a warm, caring and friendly personality and seeks to ensure that his clients receive the experienced and most comprehensive care he can provide.


  • 1982 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
  • 2006 DMA Pilates (Reformer)
  • 2014 Dry Needling (Intermediate)
  • 2015 Dry Needling (Advanced)
  • Clinical Educator 4th Year Physiotherapy students (Clinical Practice)

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Sports Medicine Australia

Professional Achievements:

  • Life Member North Melbourne Football Club

Involvement with Teams and Associations:

  • Senior Physiotherapist North Melbourne Football Club 1989 – 2010
  • Life Member North Melbourne Football Club

Personal Sporting Achievements:

  • Craigieburn Football Club (Juniors – 1983) (Premiers 1979)
  • Melbourne Marathon 1998
  • Melbourne Half Marathon 2008
  • Puffing Billy Fun Run 2009
  • Sydney City to Surf 2012
  • Great Ocean Road Half Marathon 2013
  • Member Dunes Golf Club