David Battersby

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist

David is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015), recognised by the National professional association as an expert in athlete care and sporting injuries.

 To achieve this he underwent a rigorous two-year training programme under some of the leading physiotherapists in Australia and then passed clinical examination that ensures he is practising at a high level worthy of the specialist title. There are currently less than 50 Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in the country and only two on the Gold Coast.

He is currently a consultant physiotherapist for the Gold Coast Suns, as well as managing a number of sprint athletes from the QAS track and field programme. Prior to this he was physiotherapist for the Matildas and had been part of their campaigns at the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, and the 2016 and 2021 Olympics

David has a specific interest in treating lower limb injuries, particularly the hip and groin. His experience in treating this area has been gained through 20 years of working with athletes, professional and amateur, and medical experts in a wide variety of sport.

His expertise and experience allows him to provide the most detailed assessment of complex problems and establish a detailed plan based on the needs of his clients. His aim is to get any athlete, big or small, elite or recreational, to reach their potential and to be able to achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves