About Scott


Scott graduated from Bond University in 2014 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree.

Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney.

Scott is a Senior Physiotherapist with a strong background in sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. His career began in a clinical role at John Flynn Hospital. The last 6 years he has been in a busy private practice managing a mixed case load of youth through to masters athletes.

His experience has seen him work with local rugby league clubs, professional surfers and the USA Waterpolo team.

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Scott Johnstone Physio features in Surfing life with The Surfers Guide To Physical Recovery


Scott has experienced his own share of injury undergoing shoulder surgery and also overcoming a serious lower back injury. This personal experience with injury allows him to be empathetic and understand what it is like to be on the other side of injury.

He is a big advocate of using an individual approach to each person and each injury. Scott has developed a unique approach to treatment by combining the latest science, hands on techniques, exercises and mindset training to get the best outcomes for each patient.


Scott has been involved in a research capacity at the Surfing Australia High performance centre and has published research in the area of musculoskeletal shoulder assessment.

Scott is also a published writer with Surfing Life Magazine and spends a month each year working at Hidden Bay Resort in the Mentawai Islands.

He actively shares helpful tips and surfing knowledge over on Instagram.

Hidden Bay Resort in the Mentawai Islands with Scott Johnstone

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