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Tokyo, Townsville, Paris and beyond, Dr Aubrey sets forth in the name of the game

Dr Brendon Aubrey, Townsville’s only sport and exercise physician, is now a ‘permanent fixture’ at Sports Clinic NQ at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ $40 million purpose-built community, sports, education and health centre in Townsville.

Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel said Dr Aubrey’s one-of-a-kind expertise was another important step toward transforming the Hutchinson Builders Centre into a world-class destination for athletes of all codes to prepare, perform and recover.

“As a Sport and Exercise Physician, Dr Aubrey is able to combine orthopaedics, radiology and rehabilitation with nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sports psychology to deliver holistic support to athletes of all levels,” Mr Reibel said

“He’ll undoubtedly be an invaluable resource for those who are passionate about sport and exercise in the North.”

A born-and-bred North Queenslander, Dr Aubrey said it was ‘always his intention’ to return to the region after completing his specialist training in Brisbane.

“As well as being home to professional sports teams such as the NRL and NRLW Cowboys, North Queenslanders in general are very active at work and in their spare time, particularly our defence community,” Dr Aubrey said.

“For this reason I’d expect to see patients present with acute or overuse musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, neck and back pain, Work Cover injuries and concussion, and requiring specialist procedures such as compartment pressure testing or injection therapies when clinically indicated,” he said.

“I’ll also be supporting patients to safely engage in physical activity when they have complex requirements relating to adolescence, disability, mental health and pregnancy.”

Dr Aubrey is currently serving as the Team Doctor for the Australian Men’s Basketball squad, having travelled to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and will again to the Paris Olympics in July.

He has also supported elite athletes in rugby league, soccer, Aussie rules, rowing, volleyball and athletics, including the Townsville-leg of 2023’s Rugby League World Cup.

When not volunteering at junior basketball five nights per week, Dr Aubrey can be found on the local golf course and spending time with his family.

“I’m drawn to the relaxed lifestyle and small town feel here, which will be ideal for my wife and I to raise our three children,” Dr Aubrey said.

Dr Aubrey will practise at Sports Clinic NQ, alongside Hutchinson Builders Centre tenants Townsville Orthopaedics & Sports Surgery, North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre, James Cook University Performance Science Hub and Apricus Health.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.