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Sam Rosengarten

Sports Physiotherapist

Bachelor Physiotherapy (Hons)
Masters Sports Physiotherapy University of Melbourne
Research Fellow University of Melbourne

Sam Rosengarten


Sam is a highly experienced Sports Physiotherapist, with a passion for sports medicine. He has worked with some of the best clinicians and sports people from around the world. He currently holds a strategy and advisement role at The University of Melbourne as well as lecturing, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, both in Australia and internationally.

He is passionate about physiotherapy as a profession, from clinical and teaching to research and innovation. With a strong interest in injury prevention through analysis of athletic movement, rehabilitation of injuries with sports specific return to play targeting, Sam’s goal is not just getting back to competition but exceeding pre injury levels of performance.



Pathogenisis (causes and mechanism) of Tendon injuries and Biomechanical Analysis of Athletic Movement in Injury Prevention.



  • Achilles tendon structure improves on UTC imaging over a 5-month pre-season in elite Australian football players. Rosengarten S.D., Cook J.L., Docking, S. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 2015
  • Australian football players' Achilles tendons respond to game loads within 2 days: an ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) study.  Rosengarten SD, Cook JL, Bryant AL, et al. Br J Sports Med 2014;0:1–6.
  • Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy. Rosengarten S.D., Cook J.L., Docking, S., et al. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2014
  • Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation, An innovative technique for injury-prevention and monitoring of tendinopathy. Rosengarten S.D., Docking, S., Daffy, J. et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013
  • Bilateral changes in unilateral Achilles tendinopathy quantified using Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation. Rosengarten S.D., Docking, S., Daffy, J. et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013


Invited Speaking Engagements:

2012 - 2nd World Congress on Tendinopathy (Vancouver)

2013 - European College of Sports Physicians Conference (Frankfurt)

2014 - International Olympic Committee World Conference on the Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport (Monaco)


Involvement with teams and associations:


  • Head of Injury Prevention for Buffalo Sabres NHL (2015 - 2017)
  • Melbourne Football Club’s Physiotherapy Research and Injury Prevention Coordinator
  • 5 years as a Sports Physiotherapist at Carlton Football Club (2008- 2013)
  • 2 tours as Physiotherapist for the Australian International Rules Football team (2011 – 2013)
  • Physiotherapist at the Western Bulldogs Football Club,
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club (UK)


Positions held:

Portfolio- Advisory Private Sector, National Interest Group Liaison: Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, Sports Medicine Australia, Vic Medicare Local Stakeholder Committee (VMLSC).

  • Honorary Fellow University of Melbourne
  • Visiting lecturer at Brunel University in London and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in Netherlands.



  • Bachelor Physiotherapy ( Hons )
  • Masters Sports Physiotherapy ( University of Melbourne )


Professional memberships and positions:

  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member of Sports Physiotherapy Australia


Personal sporting experience:

  • Played competitive cricket in both Australia and the UK
  • Played competitive football
  • Enjoys golf and running.



Carlton Physiotherapist Sam Rosengarten interviewed by Brad Johnson from Fox Footy
Chris Judd treated by Carlton Physio Sam Rosengarten at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne
Jack Trengrove attended to by AUS team physio Sam Rosengarten and AUS team doctor Ian Stone during match against Ireland at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne
Lance 'Buddy' Franklin prepares with Australian Team Physiotherapist Sam Rosengarten, Australia v Ireland Croke Park (International Rules)
Michael Jamison prepares for training with Carlton Physio Sam Rosengarten
Sam Rosengarten attends to Buffalo Sabres player Josh Georges during NHL match against Dallas Stars
AUS team Physiotherapist, Sam Rosengarten, attends to Jack Trengrove on the field
Sam Rosengarten heading out with the team at 3rd period, Buffalo Sabres V Montreal Canada
Sam Rosengarten instructing  Brad Johnson, from Western Bulldogs AFL, in core activation
Sam Rosengarten Northen Bullants with Simon White
Sam Rosengarten presenting to NBA Oklahoma City Thunder's medical staff
Sam Rosengarten speaks to medicos from around the world on 'management of tendinopathy' at The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness, Monaco.
Sam Rosengarten treats Stuart Law at English County team, Lancashire
Sam Rosengarten visits NBA club Oklahoma City Thunder
Sam Rosengarten with Chris Judd, Carlton AFL
Sam Rosengarten with Eddie Betts, Carlton AFL
Sam Rosengarten with Jason Akermanis, Western Bulldogs
Visy Park Carlton AFL's state-of-the-art lab under the watchful eyes of mechanical engineer Hossein Mokhtarzadeh and sports physio Sam Rosengarten.
  • South Caulfield Cricket Club
  • Gold Coast Suns
  • Williamstown VFL
  • Melbourne Mustangs
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Melbourne Cricket Club
  • Melbourne Aces
  • Sydney Swans
  • Melbourne Rebels
Recover Sports Medicine Working at the Top Level
Memberships and Associations
  • Worksafe
  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Polestar Pilates Australia
  • Medicare
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
  • Australian Association of Massage Therapists
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Sports Dietitians Australia
  • Australian Podiatry Association (Vic.)
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Australian Physiotherpay Association
  • APPI Pilates
  • The Australian Psychological Society
  • Myotherapy Association Australia