Lachlan Fooks completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy qualification at La Trobe University and is currently an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist. He has worked at OPSMC since 2008 alongside his role as Team Physiotherapist at the Collingwood Football Club. Further to his work in elite sport and private practice, Lachlan has worked in orthopaedic and trauma rehabilitation. He has had broad experience working with recreational and elite athletes, and has a particular interest in football, hockey, running and snow-sports injuries.
Lachlan has a clinical interest in injuries associated with the shoulder, ankle, knee and hip, and has developed particular skills in the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries involving the hamstring, calf and quadriceps. Post-operative management of upper limb and lower limb conditions are also areas where Lachlan has gained considerable clinical experience. He strives to enable those with frustrating and debilitating injuries to have a successful return to their previous level of participation. Whether it is walking The Tan, preparing for an Ironman or recovering from surgery, everyone has their own unique goals and the subsequent management plan must be equally unique.
Lachlan believes in evidence-based practice and adopts the most current assessment techniques and rationale to provide clients with a differential diagnosis and appropriate intervention. By thoroughly assessing each individuals needs, Lachlan is able to develop a personalised program to achieve the desired outcome.
Lachlan has been personally exposed to elite training environments as a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport Hockey Program and as a state hockey representative over many years. He continues to enjoy keeping fit through running, mountain biking and snowboarding.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- Senior Physiotherapist (AFL) – Collingwood Football Club (2012–Present)
- Physiotherapy Masters Placement – Liverpool Football Club (UK) (2011)
- Physiotherapist (VFL/ AFL Rehab Coordinator) – Collingwood Football Club (2008–2011)
- Physiotherapist – Victorian U21 Hockey Team (2008-2010)
Research / Publications
Professional Conference Presentations
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