Kinetics Whangaparaoa

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Adress: 632 Whangaparaoa Rd,
Stanmore Bay, Auckland, 0932

Jody McGowan

Senior Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGC (Child health), MPhil (Sport and Exercise), MPNZ, SEPNZ

Jody completed her physiotherapy training in 1999 and has been part of the physiotherapy team at Kinetics since 2010. Over her career, she has worked as a Physiotherapist in both New Zealand and the UK, primarily in musculoskeletal clinics. Jody has extensive experience working with clients of all ages and is well sought-after for her expertise in sports physiotherapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, and general injury management.

Jody developed a keen interest in managing paediatric musculoskeletal injuries and successfully achieved a postgraduate qualification in Child Health in 2016. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree researching the injury burden of over-training and early specialization in youth athletes. Her research was published in early 2020 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and she was invited to contribute a chapter on this topic for a book titled “Myths of Sport Coaching” published in December 2021. Jody continues to be actively involved in youth injury research, currently working with NZ Rugby to pilot a concussion management programme in community rugby players. Links to Jody’s publications can be found here.

Jody also has a mentoring role at Kinetics and is a great support for our younger members of staff.

Jody was born and raised on the North Shore and now lives on the Hibiscus coast with her husband and two children. Jody has a life-long love of sport and the outdoors, enjoying boating, fishing, snow sports, touch rugby and hockey.