This virtual access will be available on 12/11/2023.

Head of Sports Science & Sports Medicine at Cricket Australia

Alex has years of experience working at the highest level of national cricket. He is the Head of Sports Science & Sports Medicine at Cricket Australia as well as a Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Through his experience working at the elite sporting level, he has become a leading expert in lumbar bone stress injuries.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Alex takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience in managing lumbar bone stress injuries covering topics that include:

  • Key anatomy factors
  • Bone stress continuum
  • Subjective assessment keys
  • Risk factors of age
  • Objective assessments
  • Extension in standing
  • Quadrant test
  • Palpation
  • Imaging
  • 3 Management stages
  • Running prescription
  • Assessing sport technique
  • Hypomobility in the thoracic spine
  • Return to play considerations

This webinar showcases some of our amazing Sports MAP Masterclass presenters. Each presenter takes the viewers 'into the clinic' with them as they showcase their years of experience and knowledge.

Also included is a sit down chat with foot and ankle expert Stuart Imer.

  • Jill Cook's research article - Revisiting the continuum model of tendon

Titled Sports Physiotherapist & Director at Grand Slam Physiotherapy

Belinda is an Olympic Sports Physiotherapist who has worked as a Physiotherapist with Professional Tennis for over 10 years. Initially working with Tennis Australia then after 6 years of full time work with the WTA, working at tennis events globally including Grand Slams, Belinda also worked at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Belinda now works at Grand Slam Physiotherapy, a Physiotherapy clinic in Geelong and Torquay, Victoria with her husband Ben and continues to work as a Physiotherapist with the WTA.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Belinda takes viewers through her extensive knowledge and experience on managing rotator cuff injuries in tennis, covering topics that include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Impingement
  • Posterior instability
  • Objective assessment
  • Active range of motion
  • Symptom modification techniques
  • Scapular assessment
  • Manual muscle testing
  • Palpation
  • Manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation phases
  • Strength progressions
  • Sports specific rehabilitation
  • Load progressions

APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

David completed a post graduate Masters In Sports Physiotherapy and has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (hip, knee, and ankle), tendon pathologies, and shoulder injuries.

Working with basketball teams and players remains a core focus of David's work, and he has previously developed return to training rehab progressions, injury prevention and screening programs. As part of his varied sports coverage experience, David has worked with :
- Australian Boomers mens national basketball team
- Sydney Kings NBL
- Sydney University Flames WNBL
- Netball NSW teams
- Rowing Australia (bronze provider)

In this Sports MAP Masterclass David takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience on managing lateral ankle sprains in sport, covering topics that include:

  • The mechanism of the injury
  • Key subjective clues
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Acute associated pathologies of inversion ankle injuries
  • Lateral ligament assessment
  • David's detailed rehabilitation approach and stages
  • Regaining ankle dorsiflexion
  • Objective strength and functional assessment
  • The relationship of hip strength and ankle injuries
  • Incorporating ball skills into rehabilitation
  • Extensive rehabilitation stage exercises
  • Risk reduction of recurrent ankle sprains

Head of Elite Performance and Development – Aspetar

Enda King is a world-renowned sports physiotherapist in the management of ACL and athletic groin pain. Enda was previously Head of Performance at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin where he completed his PhD in ACL management. He has over 40 peer reviewed publications regarding the management of athletic groin pain, biomechanical analysis after ACL reconstruction and the role of biomechanics in rehabilitation and athletic performance.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass, Enda takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience in analysing and rehabilitating reactive strength in ACLR athletes by covering such key topics:

  • Key plyometric evidence
  • Biomechanical considerations post ACLR  
  • Drop jump testing
  • Reactive strength index analysis
  • Force trace analysis
  • Objective assessment
  • Plyometric continuum
  • Common testing errors
  • Exercise prescription
  • Rehabilitation programming

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Gary is currently the Head of the Physiotherapy department of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne. Ha has worked at Olympic park as a part of a great team for over 10 years.
He has a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, and a special interest in the management of Cyclists, including injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance improvement.
Prior to Olympic Park Sports Medicine, he was a senior physiotherapist at Sandringham Sports Medicine for 10 years, where he was the physio manager. Whilst at Sandringham, he worked with The Sandringham Football Club in the VFL, and the Victorian Rugby Union squad.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Gary takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience in fitting cyclists correctly and managing their injuries. He covers topics that include:

  • Basic cycle science
  • Subjective assessment
  • Objective assessment
  • Dynamic assessment
  • Cyclist / bike fit
  • Cyclist assessment
  • Patient specific cycle modifications
  • Key rehabilitation exercises

APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist & APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Hamish is a Director at Elite Rehab & Sports Physiotherapy and has extensive experience working with both amateur and elite athletes. Since 2005 Hamish has worked with sporting teams, notably in clinical roles within professional sport including the Geelong Football Club (AFL), multiple rugby union teams and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Hamish has degrees in Physiotherapy and Human Movement and also holds a Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He currently lectures on sports physiotherapy courses and supervises Sports Physiotherapy Masters students. Whilst he treats all injuries, he has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Hamish takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience in managing shoulder instability in contact sport covering topics that include:

  • Injury classification
  • Subjective screening
  • Neurological screening
  • Psychological factors
  • The role of imaging
  • Objective assessment
  • Shoulder ROM assessment
  • Symptom modification tests
  • Rotator cuff assessment
  • Scapular assessment
  • Strength assessment
  • Manual therapy within rehab
  • Early stage rehab exercise progression
  • Closed and open chain progression
  • Mid stage exercise prescription
  • Plyometric re-training
  • Return to play considerations
This course opens on 03/11/2024.