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Randall Cooper B.Physio M.Physio, APAM FACP is an experienced sports physiotherapist who has worked with some of Australia's most notable sporting organisations and has consulted from the internationally renowned Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008 Randall also attained the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
He is the founder and managing director of Premax, an Australian company that manufactures a range of sports skincare and massage creams, and he has also designed the Thermoskin Cooper Knee Alignment Sleeve.
As an adjunct lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Randall advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. He provides support to the Centre, actively assisting in translating research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners and the general public.
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