Ross Smith has over 40 years’ experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, including with the Australian Olympic Team and the Australian Army.

Ross has worked with the VFL/AFL Fitzroy Football Club and the Australian Women’s Hockey Team. In 1984, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation. In the same year, he began working with the Australian Olympic Team, he served twice as a team Physiotherapist and then four times as the Chief Physiotherapist.

In 2006, Ross joined the Australian Army Reserve as a physiotherapist in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. He became a Special Services Officer and graduated with the rank of Lieutenant.

In 2010, Lieutenant Smith was posted to a Special Forces Unit, where he was involved in the rehabilitation of injured 2 Company, 1 Commando Regiment members returning from Afghanistan. After observing Special Forces training courses, he identified the common problems for the soldiers undertaking these high-intensity activities and developed physical training programs for both injury prevention and rehabilitation that were of significant benefit to the company.

From 1988 until 2014, Ross was a Member of the Australian Olympic Committees Medical Commission. From 2010 until the present, he has been a Member of the Academic and Clinical Standards Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Sports Physiotherapy Australia. From 1996 until the present, he has been a Patron Member of the Victorian Epilepsy Foundation.

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