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Dr Chris Ball

Sports Doctor / Founder

Chris is a Townsville local and was born in the Townsville General Hospital. He graduated from James Cook University in 2005 and started work as a doctor in 2006. He achieved his masters degree in Sports Medicine in 2009 and his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. He is the medical officer for all North Queensland Cowboys squads including NYC, NRL and development players. He has worked extensively with elite teams in the NRL, AFL, WNBL, NBL and with elite boxers, rowers, mixed martial artists and track and field athletes.


Dr Brendon Aubrey

Sports Doctor

Brendon completed his medical degree in 2008 through James Cook University in Townsville. Following this he spent time working in the Queensland public hospital system in Redcliffe and Brisbane gaining experience mostly in Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Brendon commenced Specialist Training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2013 in the Melbourne area. Past team coverage includes: Melbourne Victory W League, Australian U17 Mens Basketball, Australian Mens Volleyball (Volleyroos), Australian U21 Rowing, Brisbane Lions, Melbourne Storm, Frankston Dolphins VFL, Norths Devils QRL, Redcliffe Dolphins QRL and GPS Rugby Union.

Brendon has a keen interest in treating all aspects of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Specific services and special interests include: Management of all acute and overuse musculoskeletal injuries, Exercise prescription and weight loss management, Elite athlete management, Neck and back pain, Work Cover injuries, Osteoarthritis, Adolescent sport and exercise medicine, Athlete screening, Sports concussion, Injection therapies, including ultrasound guided (e.g. cortisone, PRP), Shockwave therapy, Compartment pressure testing and Basketball related injuries.


Dr Zach Baker

Team Member

Zach graduated from James Cook University in 2019 and is currently completing his GP training as well as a masters degree in Sports Medicine with plans to commence further specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Current and previous team/event coverage includes: North Queensland Cowboys, Townsville Blackhawks, Townsville Fire, St. George Illawarra Dragons, NRL Indigenous All Stars, Penrith Panthers, Gold Coast Titans, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers and Queensland State Boxing Titles.



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