Dónal Ahern

Sports Physiotherapist

Dónal is an experienced sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Initially trained in Dublin, Ireland, he then moved to New Zealand – working in club rugby and at ATP Tour tennis events in Auckland.

Since arriving in Melbourne, Dónal has continued to develop his understanding of the profound impact pain and injury has on peoples’ lives, and the best ways to help everyone – athletes and office-workers – overcome the challenges they face.

Dónal completed the Master of Sports Physiotherapy program at the University of Queensland, his thesis exploring the underlying causes of persistent kneecap pain. His interest in hamstring injury prevention lead to him presenting on the topic at the 2019 Sports Medicine Australia conference.

In addition to working in clinic at CHP, Dónal is the Head Physiotherapist at Richmond FC VFL, where he focuses on integrating strength and conditioning principles into injury management – resulting in optimal recovery times and improved athletic performance.

Outside of work, Dónal spends his time exploring Melbourne’s unique cafés, reading the odd book, and fitting in a few games of 5-a-side soccer.


Clifton Hill (Physiotherapy)
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