An evening with the experts

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Course Instructors

Jill Cook
Professor, Sports Physiotherapist, Expert Tendon Researcher & Clinician
Jill Cook is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill's research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.
Hamish Macauley
Director Elite Sport Rehab & Physiotherapist Geelong Football Club (AFL)
Hamish has extensive experience working with both amateur and elite athletes. Among Hamish’s past roles include Head Physiotherapist of the Geelong Cats (AFL), Australian Rugby Union team lead physio & Head Physiotherapist of the Brumbies Super Rugby team. Hamish has degrees in Physiotherapy and Human Movement. He also holds a Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Whilst he treats all injuries, he has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation. Hamish has just moved back to Canberra from his time in AFL to carry on his role as clinical director at Elite Sports & Physiotherapy.
Ebonie Rio
Physiotherapist (PhD) & Researcher La Trobe University
Ebonie is a post doc researcher at La Trobe University and has completed her PhD in tendon pain, Masters Sports Phys, B. Phys (Hons) and B. App Sci. Her clinical career has included Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Australian Ballet School, Melbourne Heart Football Club, Alphington Sports Medicine Centre, Victorian Institute of Sport, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, 2012 London Paralympics, 18 months travelling with Disney's The Lion King stage show.
Enda King Phd
Head of Elite Performance and Development @Aspetar

Enda King MSc has over 10 years experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist with athletes and coaches across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. Enda completed his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in Trinity College, Dublin in 2005 then moved to Perth, Australia to undertake the renowned MSc Manipulative Therapy in Curtain University in 2009.

Graduating with distinction Enda returned home and has focused his work in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Ireland around cutting edge methodology for hip and groin injury prevention and rehabilitation. Currently working on his PhD (3D Biomechanics after ACL Reconstruction) with University of Roehamption in London, Enda combines the use of 3D biomechanics and high-level residential rehabilitation to optimize performance and an efficient recovery after injury.

He has worked with athletes across a wide variety of disciplines including rugby, soccer, AFL, NFL, UFC, boxing, jockeys and GAA. His greatest areas of expertise lies within hip and groin related, as well as knee / ACL rehabilitation, and he is committed to performing innovative research to develop robust methods for injury prevention and rehabilitation in elite sport.

Enda has a number of peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on groin injuries, ACL Return To Play and Return To Performance After Injury. Enda also authored the hip and groin chapter in Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.

He currently lives in Ireland with his wife Michelle, and children Eleanor, Ethan and Iarlaith, while travelling internationally to work with athletes and professional clubs in conjunction with the Sports Surgery Clinic.


  • MSc Manipulative Therapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • BSc Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • UKSCA Phd candidate at University of Roehampton (3D Biomechanics after ACL reconstruction)
Stuart Imer
Foot & Ankle Physiotherapist
Stuart is one of Australia’s foremost physiotherapists in the treatment of Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. Stuart has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and a long working association with Foot and Ankle orthopaedic surgeons. He has worked in Foot and Ankle surgical clinics for 22 years, alongside some of Australia’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. He has a wealth of experience in post-surgical rehabilitation of foot and ankle disorders and aims to be the recognized leading physiotherapist in Australia, for these treatments. Stuart has an ongoing commitment to developing new treatment philosophies and protocols, and to communicating this body of knowledge to associated professions. Stuart was the Team Physiotherapist to the Australian Cross Country Ski Team for 15 years and has a keen personal interest in all snow sports. These elite endurance athletes have a high tendency for overuse injuries of the lower limb.
Andrea Mosler
Specialist Sports Physiotherapists PhD
Andrea is a specialist sports physiotherapist. She has completed her PhD investigating the risk factors for the development of hip and groin pain in professional football players. Employment History • Sports Physiotherapist Aspetar Sports Medicine Center • Sports Physiotherapist – Australian Institute of Sport • Sports Medicine Coordinator- Women Water Polo National team • Team Physiotherapist- Olympic Games- 2000, 2004 & 2008.
Professor Craig Purdam
Ex Head Physical Therapy - AIS
Craig Purdam was the Deputy Director of Athlete Services for 3 years and the Head of Physical Therapies at the Australian Institute of Sport for 35 years. He has worked as a clinician for elite sport for over 40 years and has been a physiotherapist to five Olympic Games (1984-2000) and a longstanding physiotherapist to the Australian National Men's Basketball team over that period. He has worked with the Australia national track and field, rowing and swimming teams along with AFL football. Craig was awarded the Australian Sports medal in 2000. In 2009 he was appointed as adjunct Professor to the University of Canberra and La Trobe University in 2018. Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate (1975)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Sports (1992)
  • Master in Sports (2000)
  • Specialist Sports Physiotherapy following his Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Science from La Trobe University (2018)
Craig's major clinical and research interests are in the fields of tendinopathy, chronic hamstring injury, calf injury and tissue loading, adaptation and healing mechanisms. He has co-authored around 60 scientific papers and book chapters in these fields.
Peter Malliaras
Associate Professor and Tendinopathy Specialist Physiotherapist

Peter is the Clinical Director Physiotherapist at Complete Sports Care

Peter's passion and expertise is managing patients with long term tendon pain, sometimes referred to as tendinopathy or tendinitis.

Aside from his clinical work Peter is an Associate Professor at Monash University where he leads various tendinopathy research projects and supervises PhD and MSc students. He regularly presents at conferences and seminars, teaching other clinicians about tendinopathy management. He loves teaching and the opportunity it provides to significantly shift clinicians’ thinking and management of tendinopathy patients.

David Hillard
APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

David graduated from the University of SA in 1999, and has completed a post graduate Masters In Sports Physiotherapy. He is also an ASCA accrediated Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach.
He has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (hip, knee, and ankle), tendon pathologies, and shoulder injuries.
As Zone 34’s senior Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist David offers consultations for complex cases and second opinion.
Through our Telehealth service he provides video consultations to basketballers around Australia and Worldwide. This service has proven to be extremely valuable to Australian athletes based in US NCAA College programs.
Information on the management and rehabilitation of common basketball injuries is available on David’s website basketball.physio




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