Kelsie Ford

Kelsie Ford

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist


Kelsie Ford 
MPhty(Sports)., DPhty., BSpSci
APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Kelsie graduated from Bond University on the Gold Coast with a Doctor of Physiotherapy (2013) and a Bachelor of Sports Science (2010). In 2018, Kelsie completed further studies to attain a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through the University of Qld. Kelsie enjoys treating athletes of all sports and levels, however has extensive knowledge and experience in netball, touch football and rugby league.

Over her 8 years of clinical practice, Kelsie has continued to follow her passion in elite sport, having worked with an array of clubs and representative teams including the Gold Coast Titans, Golden South Jaguars, South Coast Netball Association and South Qld Sharks Touch Football Association.

Kelsie has a particular interest in athlete screening, injury prevention and holistic rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, particularly of tendons and the foot/ankle. Kelsie is an endorsed program provider of the Netball Australia Knee Injury Prevention Program and is passionate about educating young athletes on the importance of rehabilitation and doing the little things right.

After taking 2020 off to welcome the arrival of her son, Hugh, Kelsie is looking forward to returning to private practice.

Away from work, Kelsie enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, keeping active and enjoying a good coffee or red wine.

Qualifications

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)- 2018
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy- 2013
  • Bachelor of Sports Science- 2010
  • Introduction to Primary Contact Physiotherapy in the Emergency Department- 2019
  • ASADA Level I and II Anti-Doping Certificates- 2018
  • Netball Australia Endorsed Provider ‘KNEE Program for Physios’- 2018
  • Alison Grimaldi: Understanding Tendinopathies; Hip and Pelvis-2017
  • APA Level 2 Sports Physio Course 2015
  • APA Level 1 Sports Physio Course 2014
  • Jill Cooke Tendinopathy course- 2014
  • GEMT Level 1 Trigger Point Dry Needling course- 2013

Involvement with Sporting Teams

  • 2019: QLD Country Women’s rugby league team physio, National Championships. Gold Coast
  • 2017: Central QLD Crows Women’s rugby league team physio, State Carnival. Gold Coast
  • 2017: South Coast Netball Association Physiotherapist- State Age Carnival
  • 2015-2018: Bond Uni Golden South Jaguars Netball team physio (Tier I & II) Qld State Netball League
  • 2015: Touch football World Cup team physio USA & Chile. Coffs Harbour
  • 2014-2015: Bilambil Jets rugby league club team physio (A grade)
  • 2013-2018: South QLD Sharks Touch Football Assoc. team physio National Touch League Champs. Coffs Harbour
  • 2013- Gold Coast Titans National Rugby League Club (Physio Intern)