Dr. Brooke Patterson
B.Physio | PhD
Dr Patterson is a physiotherapist and research fellow at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. After working in a variety of public, private, and sports settings, she completed her PhD in 2020, investigating the risk of arthritis at a young age after ACL injury, and how physiotherapist-led interventions can help improve outcomes beyond the typical rehabilitation period.
Brooke has sustained an ACL injury herself, played in the first three seasons of the women’s national Australian Football League, and is now coaching. Currently, she is coordinating an injury prevention clinical trial in women’s community Australian football.
Follow her research updates on Twitter @Knee_Howells and LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brookepatterson-ACL