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 to best 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. He also enjoys snowboarding and CrossFit.

Bree Baart

B.ExSpSc & B.Phty (Hon)

Bree graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science followed by a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University. Recently moving from Bathurst to the Central Coast Bree is excited to join the HealthPoint Mingara team and make the most of her new Coastal lifestyle. Bree has a particular passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy alongside past experience in both cardiopulmonary and neurological rehabilitation.   During her studies Bree was a strength and conditioning intern for the Western Region Academy of Sport where she developed her clinical interests in improving sports performance, injury prevention and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She takes an evidence-based approach to patient management by prescribing personalised exercise programs, helping patients to achieve specific goals and empowering them to live a healthy and active life through education.   Bree played representative netball for the Bathurst netball association and while studying at university continued her involvement with netball as a strength and conditioning coach at local and representative levels. Outside of the clinic Bree enjoys living an active lifestyle by participating in netball, running and going to the gym.

Tim McDonald

B.ExSpSc & B.Phty (Hon)

Tim is the most recent addition to the HealthPoint team. He graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2013 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science along with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2017.

Tim employs a modern, evidence-based physiotherapy approach to pain and injury treatment through patient education, load management and early implementation of strength and conditioning principles. He endeavours to formulate goals and treatment plans specific to each patient to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. Tim enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal presentations but has a particular interest in knee pain and ACL rehabilitation. He is also a strong advocate of movement as medicine.

Outside the clinic, Tim is an avid mountain biker, road cyclist and member of the Central Coast Triathlon Club.


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HealthPoint Mingara T: 4314 0400 F: 4314 0404