Michael Orford

Michael Orford

Principal Physiotherapist


Graduating from Newcastle University, Michael has spent the majority of his professional practice treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Having completed post-graduate training in spinal physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy and dry needling, Michael treats all musculoskeletal conditions. Michael has a special interest in managing acute and persistent spinal pain, tendon pathologies and shoulder injuries. Working with netball, oztag and rugby league teams at representative levels, Michael has extensive experience and knowledge in athlete performance and injury management.


Michael is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest evidence in musculoskeletal and sports injury management, taking an analytical and hands-on approach to his work. Through examining his patient’s individual presentation, Michael ensures his patients have a thorough understanding of their condition and how best to reach their goals.


A local to the Central Coast, Michael has a love of the beach and being active. Michael is a patrolling member of Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club and also enjoys snowboarding and Crossfit.

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

BPhty (Hons), APAM Accredited


Paul graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours. Paul has a particular interest in managing lower limb injuries, low back pain, and adopting a proactive approach to sports injury prevention.


In addition to being a Physiotherapist, Paul is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation).


Paul is passionate about applying evidence-based interventions, with a strong emphasis on exercise prescription and the integration of strength and conditioning to rehabilitation. 


In his spare time, Paul enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, including cycling and playing touch football, as well as keeping up to date on the latest Physiotherapy research.