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.