Sports physiotherapist

Ivan hooper

Ivan is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist who has degrees in Physiotherapy and Sports Science, including a Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy. He currently works part time with Swimming Australia in the role of Manager of Clinical Services and Lead Physiotherapist, and also part time with the Queensland Academy of Sport Rowing Program. The remainder of his time is spent with QSMC. He previously worked for the Australian Institute of Sport for 13 years.

For 7 years, Ivan held the position of Sports Medicine Coordinator and Lead Physiotherapist for the National Rowing Centre of Excellence, based in Canberra. He has also worked as Sports Physiotherapist to the AIS Diving Program. Ivan has been selected as Team Physiotherapist on the Australian Olympic Team for all Olympic Games from Sydney 2000 through to Rio 2016, working with kayaking, rowing, diving and archery. Attending five Olympic Games with the Australian Olympic Team is a unique achievement. Ivan represented Australia as an athlete in the sport of rowing and went on to be the Physiotherapist with the Australian Rowing Teams for 16 years. He has also worked with the Australian Kayaking and Australian Diving teams. Ivan has served on National Committees for Sports Physiotherapy Australia including being Chairman from 2009-2012.

Ivan treats at our Woolloongabba clinic. Involvement with sports teams include:

  • Sydney 2000 Australian Olympic Team (Sprint Kayak)
  • Athens 2004 Australian Olympic Team (Rowing) 
  • Beijing 2008 Australian Olympic Team (Rowing)
  • London 2012 Australian Olympic Team (Rowing)
  • Rio 2016 Australian Olympic Team (Headquarters)
  • Australian Rowing Team 1997 – 2012
  • Australian Kayaking Team 1998 – 2002
  • Australian Diving Team 2014
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Get To Know Ivan

I enjoy treating shoulders, the rib cage and the lower back

My first job was working on a farm. 

Probably coaching rowing or watching the kid’s participate in sport

I love watching all sport, but watch very little of it on TV.

Rowing, Cycling and Running

I was lucky enough to go to the Olympic Games as a Physio.

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