MSK, Sports & Ex. Physio
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Zoe Russell is an APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who joined the PhysioWorks team in 2008.
Zoe is one of only a few physiotherapists in Australia who is recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as both a Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, plus a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Zoe holds an undergraduate dual-degree Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. She has subsequently completed her postgraduate Master’s qualifications in both Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Zoe is currently undertaking the Physiotherapy Specialisation (FACP) training program in Sports Physiotherapy.
As one of Zoe’s patients, you’ll find her a very friendly physiotherapist who will focus your injury management by combining her knowledge acquired from both Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. This approach provides you with a multifaceted approach to treating your injury, performance and preventing injury recurrence.
Her experience and knowledge of sporting biomechanics and the demands of both elite and recreational sporting pursuits, allow her to diagnose, treat and help you recover more quickly! Zoe has an interest in treating lower limb (hip, knee and ankle) soft tissue, joint and tendon injuries as well as post-surgical rehabilitation of the hip, knee and ankle.
What is an APA Sports & Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Title?
Being a Titled APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist or Titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist is protected by the APA. Titled Physiotherapists have proven themselves as highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners, which provides you, the patient, with the confidence that you will receive high-quality, evidence-based care.
Zoe is a highly experienced Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and combines her clinical work at PhysioWorks with her work with elite sports teams.
Zoe is currently the Head Physiotherapist for the following teams:
- Brisbane City Football Club
- Australian Indoor Netball Federation
- Indoor Netball Federation of Queensland
Zoe has had previous appointments with the following organisations:
- New Zealand Indoor Netball
- South Africa Indoor Netball
- Cricket Tasmania
- Melbourne Ice (Women’s Ice Hockey)
- Queensland Academy of Sport – Rugby League
- Northside Wizards Basketball
Zoe was a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Personal Athletic Experience
Zoe’s experience is not only limited to her role as a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist! Zoe is also a former National level Indoor Netball player, who has represented both Queensland and Australia. When she is not at PhysioWorks, Zoe enjoys an active lifestyle, in addition to her Netball commitments for Queensland and Australia, Zoe also swims, attends the gym, and plays several recreational sports.
Zoe’s Special Interests
- Knee Pain
- Ankle Injuries
- Hip & Groin Pain – including muscle injuries around the thigh and pelvis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Elbow, Wrist & Hand
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Core Stability Muscle Retraining
- Shoulder Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- BPPV (Vertigo)
- TMJ / Jaw Dysfunction
- Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
Zoe is a Registered Physiotherapy Provider with:
- All Private Health Insurance Funds
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- CTP & Sports Insurers