Jonathan Ko


Jonathan is an APA titled sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. The title serves as a mark of formally recognised distinction for expert knowledge and skills in the area of sports and musculoskeletal/spinal physiotherapy which is awarded through the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Over the years, Jonathan has developed passion and superior skills in identifying and correcting bio-mechanical faults. This has earned him a reputation as a health professional who has the ability to treat not only the symptoms but more importantly the source of the patient's problems.

In the field of sports, Jonathan has worked with various teams of different levels ranging from Division 5 to Nationals. Higher performance involvements include experiences with the Australian Touch Football Association, Sydney AFL premier league and SA premier rugby union club. He has also worked as part of the medical team at the CrossFit Regionals (Pacific Region, Australia) and the Australian National Judo Championship. He is also active in providing physio coverage to special events such as the City-2-Surf, the SMH Half-Marathon and other sporting championships.

For his profession, Jonathan is currently serving his term as the chairperson for the NSW chapter of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. He is also actively involved in teaching and convening professional development courses for other registered physiotherapists and health professionals.

Application of real-time postural device for neck pain 17 May 2019 Cervical
Top 11 recommendations for best practice care in MSK pain 01 May 2019 Musculoskeletal
Do obese adults walk differently in shoes vs. barefoot? 16 Apr 2019 Musculoskeletal
The rate of full-thickness rotator cuff tear progression. 06 Mar 2019 Shoulder
The effects of weight loss on knee pain and kinematics 18 Feb 2019 Knee
Predictors of recurrent lateral ankle sprains 04 Feb 2019 Ankle
Criteria for return to running after ACL reconstruction 21 Jan 2019 Knee
Foam rolling quadriceps to alter hamstrings pain threshold 09 Jan 2019 Knee
Lumbar mobilisations and hamstring ROM 16 Dec 2018 Lumbar
Exercise programs to prevent a new episode of neck pain 05 Dec 2018 Musculoskeletal
Manual therapy for knee OA: what are the benefits? 19 Nov 2018 Musculoskeletal
Cold water immersion following Ironman triathlon 19 Oct 2018 Musculoskeletal
Rotator cuff pathology and shoulder mechanics 24 Sep 2018 Musculoskeletal
2018 consensus statement on treatment of Patellofemoral Pain 13 Sep 2018 Musculoskeletal
Risk factors for hamstring injuries in football 16 Jul 2018 Musculoskeletal
Effect of static vs. PNF stretching on hamstring flexibility 02 Jul 2018 Musculoskeletal
Risk factors for overuse injuries in runners 18 Jun 2018 Lower extremity
Patellofemoral pain treatment for runners 04 Jun 2018 Musculoskeletal
Regional manual therapy and motor control exercise for LBP 22 May 2018 Musculoskeletal
Corticosteroid vs. anaesthetic injections for shoulder pain 09 May 2018 Musculoskeletal
Manual Therapy and Plantar Fasciitis 23 Apr 2018 Musculoskeletal
Accuracy and safety of dry-needle placement 09 Apr 2018 Musculoskeletal
Lower limb injury prevention with foot orthoses 28 Mar 2018 Musculoskeletal
Shoulder strength values and ratio for swimmers without pain 12 Mar 2018 Musculoskeletal
Pull-down exercises and the subacromial space 02 Mar 2018 Musculoskeletal
"Text neck" and neck pain in young adults 14 Feb 2018 Musculoskeletal
Mobilization alone or with neuroplasticity education in CLBP 29 Jan 2018 Musculoskeletal
Predicting recurrence of LBP after an acute episode 15 Jan 2018 Musculoskeletal
Safe lifting: what do health professionals believe? 11 Dec 2017 Musculoskeletal
What patients think about the cause of their CLBP 29 Nov 2017 Musculoskeletal
What do patients seek in primary care physiotherapy? 16 Nov 2017 Musculoskeletal
Subacromial Shoulder Pain - those who have and don't have it 31 Oct 2017 Shoulder
Manual therapy for LBP with associated disc degeneration 18 Oct 2017 Lumbar