Michael is a physiotherapist at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group (MOG) Sports Medicine and a Research Fellow at La Trobe University. He recently completed his PhD investigating impairments and outcomes in adults with  hip dysplasia.

Clinically Michael sees predominantly hip and groin injuries, ranging from athletes with sport-related pain, children with developmental conditions, and young adults with early-onset arthritis.

Over the past 15 years his experience has included working in elite sport, hip and groin research, teaching, and clinical work. Prior to commencing research, he was working with Melbourne Victory Football Club. He has published papers on groin strength testing modalities in football players (A-League and AFL), surgical outcomes for hip dysplasia, rehabilitation for circus athletes with hip pain, and strength and functional performance measures in football players with hip dysplasia.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Michael discusses how hip dysplasia presents in adult and how we can manage these patients. He covers topics including:

  • Classification and epidemiology of hip dysplasia in adults
  • Subjective and objective indicators that differentiate dysplasia from FAI or other common hip complaints
  • Imaging for hip dysplasia
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Management of hip dysplasia in the active population
  • Strength progressions
  • Surgical management options

Course Information


Course Instructor

Michael Perrin Michael Perrin Author

Soft Tissue Injuries - VA

$296.89USD inc. GST
6 months of access

Soft Tissue Injuries - LIVE attendee

$462.19USD inc. GST
6 months of access

This course does not have any sections.

Associate Professor at the University College Dublin School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

Eamonn has extensive clinical experience having previously worked as a Charted Physiotherapist for a number of years as well as being recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading academic sports physiotherapist with involvement in over 150 peer reviewed publications

In this SportsMAP Masterclass Eamonn uses his evidenced based experience to discuss how to to approach the clinical assessment and management of ankle injuries and resultant chronic ankle instability.

He covers Key Topics such as:

  • Classification of ankle instability
  • Predisposing factors to chronic ankle instability
  • How to assess for ankle instability
  • Changes in dynamic and static postural control following ankle injury
  • Kinematics of ankle sprain injury/reinjury
  • Manual treatment for ankle instability
  • Options for bracing and taping treatment of ankle instability
  • Rehabilitation strategies for balance/hopping and landing following ankle injury

Orthopaedic Surgeon at OrthoSport Victoria

Lachlan Batty is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon with international sub-specialist training in knee surgery, joint replacement surgery, shoulder surgery and sports medicine.

Lachlan serves on the Young Professionals Taskforce for the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic (ISAKOS) and the Patient Education Committee for the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Lachlan takes viewers through the extensive considerations in treating and managing surgically repaired knee ligament injuries.

High Performance Consultant & Athletic Shoulder Expert

This masterclass takes viewers through a comprehensive rehabilitation of a pectoral strain from the acute stage through to return to performance.

Ben focuses heavily on objective data collection using hand held dynamometry and force plate assessment techniques. This information is then applied practically within the context of mid to late stage rehabilitation and rate of force development for athletic performance.

Ben Ashworth is a shoulder specialist with over two decades of elite sports experience. Ben has worked as a physiotherapist within organisations such as:

  • Arsenal FC
  • British Olympics Association
  • British Judo
  • English Institute of Sport
  • Director of Performance for AC Sparta
  • Currently, Ben is the Director of the Athletic Shoulder which consults with teams and individuals from around the world including MLB, EPL, MMA, WTA and Olympic and collegiate sport athletes.

Ben's education history includes the completion of a Master of Physiotherapy and a Master in Strength & Conditioning. Additionally, Ben is also currently undertaking his PhD in shoulder performance monitoring at Liverpool Hope University. He is credited with the development of the ASH Test - a valid and reliable test that is widely used to assess an athlete's long-lever shoulder strength and rate of force development

Expert musculoskeletal physio

In this SportsMAP Masterclass, Stuart delves into  syndesmosis injuries  with an emphasis on diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation and return to play. Syndesmosis injuries are an often misdiagnosed latersal ankle injury and can have significant ongoing symptoms if not managed correctly. In this masterclass Stuart provides an expert guide to accurate diagnosis and grading of syndesmosis injuries, mobilisation techniques for the talocrural and inferior tibiofibular join and a systematic rehabilitation and return to play algorithm.

Key Learnings

  • The key mechanism of syndesmosis  injury is forced dorsiflexion + external rotation. In practice, this is often caused by internal rotation of the tibia on a fixed foot
  • The West Point System is used to classify injuries into 4 groups - grade 1 stable, Grade 2a stable, Grade 2b unstable & Grade 3 Unstable. It is important to classify the injury correctly for appropriate and timely management
  • >12% increase in space at syndesmosis on weightbearing CT compared with nonweightbearing or the injured side is correlated with an unstable syndesmosis injury
  • Syndesmosis injury diagnostic tests lack specificity - a battery of tests combined with imaging should be used

Former Liverpool FC head physiotherapist

Matt Konopinski is a highly decorated specialist sports physiotherapist practicing in the UK. He is the Co-founder and Head Physiotherapist for Rehab 4 Performance, a specialist sports rehabilitation facility in Liverpool.

Prior to this, Matt has over 15 years of experience in professional football. He has worked as the Head Physiotherapist for Liverpool, Rangers and Barnsley FC. Additionally, Matt has spent time as Men’s team Physiotherapist at the FA, England’s football governing body. He specialises in lower limb rehabilitation and optimising performance through biomechanics.

Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Michael Vadiveloo is a knee specialist with over 30 years clinical experience. Graduating in 1986, Michael was more recently awarded a specialist knee physiotherapist by the Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009.

He is currently the director of City Baths Spinal and Sports Medicine, Energize Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates Studio and the Knee Clinic in Melbourne.

Michael was St Kilda’s physiotherapist in the AFL for over 14 years (1991 – 2005) and lecturers regularly around Australia and internationally on the topic of knee-based pathologies. As part of this, Michael has presented for La Trobe University and the Australian Physiotherapy Association for many years.

In addition, Michael is also the developer of ‘SMARTherapist’, an app which allows patients to better follow the advice of their therapist or trainer between appointments. 

Principal Physiotherapist of the Australian Ballet and Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University

Dr. Sue Mayes is a world leading expert in both foot and ankle and hip joint health. Sue has been the Principal Physiotherapist of The Australian Ballet since 1997 and Director of Artistic Health.

Sue was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University following completion of her PhD in 2017. In addition, she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in 2018. Sue has over 22 research publications involving the foot, ankle and hip joint health. In 2020, Sue was awarded an Order of Australia for her contributions to the field of physiotherapy.

Sue regularly consults for professional sporting clubs within Australia and around the world on the management of complex foot and ankle pathology.

In this SportsMAP Masterclass, Sue takes viewers through a comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation plan for chronic ankle instability and posterior impingement. Key topics that are covered include:
- Midfoot and hindfoot anatomy
- Palpation
- Subtalar assessment
- Posterior impingement assessment
- Graded objective testing
- Subtalar and talocrural mobilisation treatment techniques
- Taping
- Comprehensive graded rehabilitation
- Stair protocols
- Reformer exercises
- Imaging