B.App.Sci. Phty., MSc., APA, FASMF, Sports Physio.

Area of Expertise
Sports Taping

Sports Taping course


Maria Constantinou is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled Sport Physiotherapist and a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FASMF). Maria worked as a Sports Physiotherapist at a number of major sporting events including the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the Pan Pacific Masters Games in 2008 and 2010.


Maria has served on a number of committees of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia organizations. She is the current Sports Physiotherapy Australia representative to the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP). Maria is a Lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus. Her interests include musculoskeletal assessment and management of sporting injuries. Maria has presented at a number of international and Australian sports medicine and physiotherapy conferences, symposia and professional development events. One of Maria’s interests is the international advancement of the sports physiotherapy profession. Maria is also interested in life-long learning in the physiotherapy profession which includes the facilitation and convening of postgraduate studies and the use of reflection in clinical practice. Maria has a number of publications including the international book ‘Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions’ which she co-authored with Mark Brown in 2010. Maria’s research interests include the neuromechanics of hip joint osteoarthritis, which is the focus of her current PhD studies.

Relevant qualifications/experience

BPhty,  MPhty(Sports), GradCertEd
APA Sports physiotherapist
Fellow Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Lecturer in Physiotherapy Griffith University 2006-current
Secretary, International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT)
Australian Delegate for Sports Physiotherapy Australia on the IFSPT
Developed and convened Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Program Griffith University 2007- 2010
Associate Lecturer in Physiotherapy,  University of Queensland 2000-2005
Clinical Educator and  Supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapist students 2000-2011
Sports physiotherapist at Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Australian University Games 2007, Pan Pacific Masters Games 2008, Australian Indigenous Rugby Tournament 2011
Presented at several national and international sports physiotherapy and sports medicine conferences and developed and presented several international professional development workshops, including taping workshops in Australia, Brazil, Norway, Greece and Cyprus.
Author of book:
Constantinou M and Brown M: Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal conditions, 2010, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney,, ISBN 978 0 7295 39173