Hamstrung: The Injury Journey

Dr Andrew Jowett

Andrew Jowett realized at a young age that despite his obsession with sport and diverse sporting interests that he was never destined for a career as a sportsman. Throughout his medical training however he maintained his links and interests in sport to develop his expertise combining both passions. This culminated in the fabulous adventure that was the World Cup in Germany 2006 as the Socceroos national team doctor.  

On a daily basis Andrew wishes to assist members of the general public achieve their sporting, health and fitness goals by drawing upon his expertise at the elite level as well as his personal sporting mediocrity!

Andrew has special interests in sports such as all football codes, baseball and throwing sports as well as musculoskeletal problems such as exercise-induced leg pain, groin pain, tendon problems and shoulder pain. His master’s research was into compartment syndrome and he continues to investigate exertional leg pain.

Andrew is passionate about Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and the concept of multidisciplinary sports medicine. He has developed his role at the clinic to take on the position of clinic director to further enhance Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre as a leading provider of sports medicine services, education and training.

Andrew completed 14 seasons as a doctor with Collingwood FC in 2009. He was fortunate enough to maintain his involvement in elite teams by joining the Hawthorn FC medical team in 2012 and provides back-up medical support 3 premierships later!

He served as team doctor for the Australian Socceroos from 1996-2006, continued to advise FFA on medical matters including the medical structure of the A-League before joining Melbourne Victory as medical director in 2014.

He led the accreditation in 2013 of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre as Australia’s only FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence as part of a worldwide chain of 32 centres.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians as well as holding affiliations to Sports Medicine Australia and AFL Medical Officers Associations both as a member and on the executive. Andrew was appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) in 2013 and Chairman of Sports Medicine Australia in 2015.


For all general enquiries please contact:

Sports Medicine Australia – Victoiran Office
375 Albert Road
Albert Park  VIC  3206

Ph: 03 9674 8777
Fax: 03 9674 8799
Email: smanat@sma.org.au

The Hamstrung: The hamstring injury journey conference will take the delegate through the athlete’s journey during a hamstring injury from, prevention all the way to return to play. It will showcase talks from all disciplines of the multidisplinary team involved with hamstring injury management with learning points from the combination of landmark research projects and vast clinical expertise.