As a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Rod McLean has clinical experience in a variety of health care settings in both Australia and overseas.
Rod graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and then worked initially at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane before spending eight years overseas. This included work in private practices, public health care system, private hospitals and with international sporting teams (British Rowing, British Swimming and the Minardi Formula One Team). The Minardi Formula One Team and Mark Webber were kept in top shape during the 2002 formula one season where Rod travelled with the team to all of the races.
In the United Kingdom, Rod also helped the Great Britain Senior A Rowing Team perform at three consecutive World Championships (2002, 2003, 2004) and Senior B World Rowing Championships (2005). He has maintained his involvement in elite sport, working with the British World Class Start and Potential Rowing from 2005-2007 and the Queensland Performance Camps in 2008. Rod has brought this expertise back to Queensland and looked after the QAS rowing team at the 2009 Australia Rowing Championships.
An expertise in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy has been developed by Rod and was honed by his management of a large multidisciplinary practice in London (2005-2007). Since returning to Australia, Rod completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2008.
Rod has taught at continuing professional development courses in London and presented at rowing Coaches conferences in the UK. He has a commitment to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.