Harley Donoghue grew up on the Central coast of NSW in Australia, but is a University of Sydney trained Physiotherapist. Harley is now based in Randwick, Sydney and running a successful Physiotherapy business and working for a prestigious school. He is currently undertaking a Masters degree to progress his knowledge, completing a Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy degree.
Snow sports have always been a big part of Harley’s life. He came for a working season at Hakuba Physio in 2017, where he fell in love with the region and the Japanese culture.
Harley enjoys helping athletes with all sporting injuries. With a strong passion in rehabilitation and exercise prescription to not only assist in return to play (or ride) but also to optimise performance! His thorough understanding of knee, shoulder and other orthopaedic injuries is based on his experience working in an emergency orthopaedic clinic, as well as being the Physio for a GPS Rugby school in Sydney.
Get to know Harley
Undergraduate: University of Sydney – Bachelor of Applied Science – Physiotherapy
Post graduate: Australian Catholic University – Masters of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy (currently undertaking)
Shore School Sydney – Physiotherapist (Current)
AUSA Basketball Facility – Head of Physiotherapy and Performance
St Vincent’s Hospital – Physiotherapist
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
I have an energetic and fun approach to life and work, balanced well with experience and professionalism. I think this allows me to build personal connections, with the end goal to always help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Favourite Conditions to Treat:
- Acute sporting knee and shoulder injuries
- Hand injuries
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Surfing, snowboarding and playing music.
What would be your personal motto?
Money can’t buy you happiness
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my father – someone who has experienced a lot of adversity in his life, and yet overcome each hurdle with no complaints.
Your most-outstanding achievement:
Playing NSW country rugby union.