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Staff Profile

Bruce Rawson

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010)
Masters of Sports Physiotherapy

Bruce is one of only a small number of Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in QLD and Australia. 

Australian Baseball National Team Physiotherapist and Sports Medicine Coordinator (2001 - current)
Gold Coast Titans NRL Head Physiotherapist (2007-9)
Australian Olympic Team Physiotherapist Athens 2004

He still travels with the Australian Team to their major competitions; recently -  Junior World Championships (2104) in Mexico; Australia vs. Major League, Sydney, 2014; Australia vs. All-Stars of the ABL" (2012), and the Baseball World Championships (2011) in Panama (which was quite an experience!).  

Bruce manages many Baseball specific programs - including the QAS/QLD Baseball Development Program and the Major League Baseball (MLB) Academy held anually on the Gold Coast.

The ‘Throwing Shoulder and Elbow’ and 'Late Stage Rehab and Conditioning Programming' are particular areas of clinical interest, and Bruce is asked to present these topics regularly on post graduate physiotherapy courses, sports medicine workshops and seminars.

In 2016 Bruce will commence a consulting role with the Brisbane Bullets in the NBL.

In 2013, Bruce presented at the Australian National Physiotherapy Conference (October, Melbourne) with Specialist Sports Physiotherapist Rod Whitely - "Throwing Injuries in Sport".

In 2015, Bruce presented "The Sporting Shoulder" course with Peter Blanch and Andrew McGough - a 1 day workshop to post-graduate physiotherapists.

Bruce has had many highlights throughout his Physio career. He enjoyed his 3 years as the head Physio for the Gold Coast Titans, and he rates the Athens Olympics (2004 - physiotherapist to the Australian Baseball team – silver medallists!) as very special.

Based on the Gold Coast for the last 20+ years, Bruce has extensive clinical, professional and sporting experience. He has been heavily involved (convener/lecturer) with the Griffith University Masters of Sports Program for many years, and has also previously held the position of Qld Chair for the Sports Physiotherapy Group for the Australian Physiotherapy Association..