Staff

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Karl McDonald

Founding Director

PGD MPhty, BPhty, BPhEd

Karl is a very experienced Physiotherapist who founded Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy in 2004 and is now one of three directors.

He is currently Team Physiotherapist for the Manu Samoa and Southland Stags Rugby Teams. He has previously worked with the New Zealand Kiwis (5 years) Highlanders and Otago Rugby Teams (5 years) and the Southern Steel Netball Team.

He has treated a wide range of athletes from social to high performance level as well as many people with non- sports related injuries and enjoys the challenge that each individual injury presents.

He now works out of the High Performance Unit upstairs from Sportsmed dealing mainly with Stags and Stags academy athletes. If you would like to see Karl please call the sportsmed team for appointment and surcharge information.

He has a post graduate qualification in Manipulative Physiotherapy and is very much a hands on physiotherapist as well as using rehabilitation exercises tailored to the individual’s needs.