Bruce Rawson, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (As Awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy May 2010), FACP
Performance and Rehabilitation Consultant
B.Hum.Movt, B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), Masters Sports Physiotherapy
National Sports Medicine and Athlete Performance Manager Australian Baseball (since 2001)
Bruce Rawson is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist, based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Bruce’s experience over the past 25 years have included working as a treatment based physiotherapist in a private practice setting along with working as a touring physiotherapist with many state, national and international sporting teams including the Australian Olympic Team (2004) and the Brisbane Bears AFL. Most recently Bruce was engaged as the Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation for the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Team in the NRL from 2006-2009.
In 2004 Bruce traveled to Athens as Physiotherapist for the Australian Olympic Baseball team, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalists, where Bruce was responsible for maximizing performance and recovery as well as acting as team physiotherapist.
Bruce’s experiences in sport combined with a degree and extensive background in exercise science have assisted him to develop significant expertise in the development of High Performance Sports Programs. Throughout his professional career Bruce has taken on lecturing positions to educate other physiotherapists, fitness professionals and the general population in appropriate injury management and prevention. This had led to Bruce becoming involved in University education of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapy programs along with Undergraduate Exercise Science degree programs. Bruce’s experience and expertise have further been recognized with Bruce being appointed as Convener of the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy Program at Griffith University from 2002-2005. Bruce also holds the position of Assistant Professor at Bond University, lecturing in Sports Science within the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine. Bruce also consults to the Australian Weightlifting Federation, lecturing and assisting in the development of High Performance coach education programs in conjunction with holding a level III Sports Power Coaching Qualifications.
Bruce’s passion is the integration of evidence based exercise into treatment, rehabilitation and performance, and the emergence of neuroscience as a key consideration in performance and rehabilitation. His experience with High Performing Teams has led Bruce to be a sought after as a speaker on this subject. The goal of this site is to inform readers on current exercise trends and also to update on Bruce’s workshops, lectures and presentations. Bruce currently consults privately as a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist at Clem Jones Centre Physio & Rehab in Brisbane and at Pindara Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine on the Gold Coast. Over the last 3 years Bruce has also consulted as a Clinical/Team Leader in the Neurosurgical Screening Clinic and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic at Gold Coast University Hospital, Qld.