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Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre's Rachael Cowan.

Rachael Cowan has brought her extensive knowledge and experience in physiotherapy to Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre.

Ms Cowan is a physiotherapist and anatomy demonstrator undertaking a PhD at La Trobe University. Her research area of interest is gluteal tendons and muscles, with one research project being undertaken in partnership with the Australian Ballet.

A physiotherapist with the Australian women’s national football teams, Ms Cowan’s primary service is to the Young Matildas.

She was a physiotherapist for Scottish Premiership football’s Heart of Midlothian FC academy under-U17s and served as head physiotherapist for the senior women at Box Hill United Soccer Club in the WNPL from 2015 to 2017.

Ms Cowan was also a member of the medical team covering the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders event in June 2016.

As a sessional academic demonstrating anatomy to physiotherapy students at La Trobe University and University of Melbourne, Ms Cowan is trained in clinical Pilates and offers pre-pointe assessments for dancers.

With a special interest in tendons and lower-limb injuries, she has previously undertaken a post-graduate research project on benign joint hypermobility syndrome.

More information and bookings at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre are available by visiting opsmc.com.au or phoning 1300 859 887.

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