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.

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 Master 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.

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