• Master of Physiotherapy Studies

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Human Movement Studies)


Special interest in:

Completing his studies at the University of Queensland, Karl has a Bachelor of Applied Science in human movement and a Postgraduate Masters of Physiotherapy Studies.


He has previous experience working with the Brisbane Capitals in the QBL as one of their physiotherapists. He also worked in private practice seeing a wide variety of sporting injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and complex case musculoskeletal problems. Whilst in private practice he contracted to a mental health hospital providing musculoskeletal care to patients with PTSD, depression/anxiety and eating disorders. He has experience in strength and conditioning training working as a personal trainer providing support to the QRL referees.


Karl has extensive Knowledge in the treatment with Shockwave Therapy. He has successfully treated many different pathologies with this cutting edge devise.

He has further qualifications in the field of shoulder rehabilitation and has extensive knowledge in the management of knee and ankle pathologies.


In his spare time he loves motorbike riding in the Hinterland and crossfit in the evenings.

  • Shockwave therapy

  • Manual therapy

  • Dry needling

  • Accredited ART Practitioner- Active Release Techniques

  • Shoulders- Lyn Watson Method

  • SIJ- Barbara Hungerford Method

  • Spinal Manipulation

  • Pre, post and non operative rehabilitation

Karl Ballhaus - Senior Physiotherapist