Expert boosts Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre

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 or phoning 1300 859 887.

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