Athletic Groin Pain Symposium Sydney (Virtual Access)


Course Instructors

Dr Steve Saunders
Groin Consultant AFL, NRL, EPL, NBA, NFL, NHL | Consultant Science and Medicine Geelong Football Club
Steve is a well renowned Physiotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction. He is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader of performance management and has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international conferences. Steve was recently the High Performance Manager/ Director of Sports Science and Medical Services at the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. Prior to this he has been a valuable and trusted consultant on groin pain to many professional teams in Australia over the years. Steve completed his PhD candidature in 2007 at the University of Queensland investigating the motor control mechanisms underlying control of the lumbo-pelvic region during human locomotion in normal and low back pain subjects.
Andrew Wallis
Sports and Manipulative physiotherapist
Andrew is a Sports and Manipulative physiotherapist who is currently employed as the head physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club. He has worked as part of the team at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine Centre since 2007. Over the last 15 years, Andrew has worked in both a clinical setting and in an elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon and athletics. Andrew is the keynote presenter for ‘The Hip & Groin Clinic’, which delivers courses for the Sporting hip & groin and muscle injury management.
Paula Charlton
Sports Physiotherapist PhD Groin Prevention, Performance Health Manager at Triathlon Australia
Clinical Doctorate of Physiotherapy, Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning), Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy). Employment History: Performance health Manager- Triathlon Australia (Present)Senior Sports Physio & Strength & Conditioning Coach- AISPhysiotherapist Melbourne Football Club (AFL)Physiotherapist Melbourne Storm under 20’s
Anthony Hogan
Anthony has focused his physiotherapy career on groin injuries, particularly in the football codes. He participates in a Groin Injury Clinic at Wakefield Sports Clinic with Dr James Ilic (Sports Physician) and is the groin injury consultant for Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide United Football Club. Anthony travels throughout Australia, the UK and Europe to lecture and work as a consultant for professional football clubs and elite sports organisations. Involvement with Teams and Associations: Current: • Port Adelaide Football Club • Adelaide United Football Club • Adjunct Lecturer UniSA • Sports Medicine Australia • Sports Physiotherapy Australia Previous: • Consultant – AFL, NRL, NBL teams • Consultant – UK Premier League and Championship teams • Consultant – UK Guinness Rugby Union Premiership teams • Team Physio – Australian Triathlon team • Team Physio – Australian Duathlon team • Team Physio – SA Cricket team
Dr Alison Grimaldi
Physiotherapist, Researcher & Educator
Dr Alison Grimaldi - Physiotherapist, Researcher & Educator With 30 years of clinical experience and particular expertise in the management of hip, groin and lumbo-pelvic pain and dysfunction, Dr Alison Grimaldi is Principal Physiotherapist at Physiotec and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Alison also has a special interest in the assessment and optimisation of lumbo-pelvic and lower limb biomechanics for running, change of direction and all weightbearing sports, aiming to maximize an athlete’s performance outcomes and minimize risks of injury or re-injury.
Dr Neil Halpin
Specialist Sports Physician

Specialist Sports Physician
MBBS Sydney 1997
FACSP 1991
Full-time private sports practice since 1987
Team Physician 31 years various clubs
Sydney Roosters 1982-1997
Newcastle Knights since 1988
Newcastle Jets since formation
Extensive involvement with sports and related education Newcastle and Western Suburbs Sydney
Special interest chronic inguinal pain in sportsmen




  • Day 1
    • Chronic groin pain - What I see - STEVE SAUNDERS
    • Pubic Overload in change of direction athletes - ANDREW WALLIS
    • Assessment of the pelvis & groin - STEVE SAUNDERS
    • Pubic Overload - assessment, unloading & contributing factors - ANDREW WALLIS
    • Hip & pelvic pain in female endurance athletes - PAULA CHARLTON
    • Rehabilitation - Chronic groin pain - STEVE SAUNDERS
    • Addressing contributing factors for pubic pain & overload - ANDREW WALLIS
    • Rehabilitation of a chronic groin pain presentation: How & where to start? - STEVE SAUNDERS
    • Addressing contributing factors for pubic pain & overload - ANDREW WALLIS
    • Key Strength & Conditioning lifts to complement groin pain rehabilitation - PAULA CHARLTON
  • Day 2
    • Solving the difficult cases - ANTHONY HOGAN
    • Groin pain & hip instability - ALISON GRIMALDI
    • Testing to guide your Diagnosis & Rehabilitation - ANTHONY HOGAN
    • Assessment of groin pain in the context of hip instability - ALISON GRIMALDI
    • Long standing athletic groin pain - DR NEIL HALIPN
    • Key aspects to rehabilitation - ANTHONY HOGAN
    • Groin pain & hip instability - ALISON GRIMALDI
    • Rehabilitation workshop - ANTHONY HOGAN
    • Management of groin pain in the context of hip instability - ALISON GRIMALDI