Dr. Molly Connolly

• BAppSc(Ex&SportSc) • MPhty • PhD

Physiotherapist, Exercise & Sports Scientist, Pilates Instructor


Dr. Molly Connolly

• BAppSc(Ex&SportSc) • MPhty • PhD

Physiotherapist, Exercise & Sports Scientist, Pilates Instructor


Molly Connolly is a Physiotherapist, Exercise and Sports Scientist, and Pilates instructor at PhysioTec, Tarragindi, Brisbane. Molly's undergraduate degree was in Exercise and Sports science and she completed a PhD of the title: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding low back pain in elite adolescent tennis athletes. She has worked as a biomechanist in tennis and swimming and was the project lead and biomechanics consultant for a research project in collaboration with the Boston Red Sox and La Trobe University, exploring the use of biomechanics technology in reducing elbow injuries in elite baseball pitchers. She also has a love of triathlon! Molly completed a post-graduate Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Adelaide.



Molly completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2014 before going on to study her Honours at La Trobe University and her PhD at Victoria University exploring the causes of low back pain in elite adolescent tennis players.

Molly joins the team after working with a variety of sporting organisations across Australia, most notably: the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), The Boston Red Sox and Tennis Australia. Here, Molly provided a range of biomechanical services including 3D technique analysis, equipment tailoring services and researched various load monitoring technology.

Molly has also provided regular sports science and post-match recovery services to Australian Open athletes for the past 7 years.

Following a 6 year career in elite sport Molly wished to work with a broader demographic in the injury space and went on to study her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Here, Molly found her love for working with people from all walks of life and helping them achieve their goals. Molly combines her previous experience with evidence-based practice to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Outside of work Molly has a wide variety of interests. Molly loves the outdoors and can often be found paddle boarding, swimming, running, cycling, or camping. She also loves to bake and garden when at home.

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Blogs by Molly


Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

By Molly Connolly | 1 May 2024

You may have recently found yourself experiencing pain in your lower buttock and wondered “Is this my back, my hip or my hamstring?” If you have pain and tenderness over…


Hip Osteoarthritis

By Molly Connolly | 1 September 2023

Have you experienced a deep pain in and around your hip? There can be many different causes of hip pain, but hip osteoarthritis has some common telltale symptoms. Does it…


Lower Back Pain in Overhead Sports: Causes and Treatment

By Molly Connolly | 3 April 2023

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints amongst athletes and recreational players in overhead sports. Have you felt increased stiffness in your back while tennis serving? Or…

Clinic Location

Our Brisbane Physiotherapy Clinic, services areas including: Brisbane, Tarragindi, Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Rocklea, Yeronga, Annerley, Camp Hill, Carindale, Coorparoo, Salisbury, Sunnybank, Greenslopes, Seven Hills, Acacia Ridge, Indooroopilly, Woolloongabba, etc.

Because of our expertise in hip conditions, dance injuries and performance, and hypermobility, we also have people visiting us from all over Queensland, Australia and even international visitors. We also have a telehealth service for remote patients.

23 Weller Rd, Tarragindi QLD 4121, Australia

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