The Football Sports Injury Conference

The Football Sports Injury Conference

The Football Sports Injury Conference - Melbourne 2022

This conference will be the biggest and best Sport Injury & Rehabilitation event Australia has seen for many years.  Held at the world class facility of the Essendon Football Club, this conference will cover the most prominent injuries from the football codes of Rugby, Soccer & Australian Football. The line up boosts Australia’s leading clinicians and researchers delivering content that is pitched towards experienced clinicians working with athletes.

A number of prizes will awarded across the weekend with live music on the Saturday evening to unwind and enjoy each others company.

WHEN: 12th-13th March 2022
WHERE: Essendon Football Club (The Hanger)
INVESTMENT: $695 (Inc GST, catering & live entertainment. Booklet not provided
Attendees will receive access to all the content filmed after the event.

March 12th-13th 2022

Sat: 8.30am-6.30pm
Sun: 8.30am- 5.00pm

The Hanger- Essendon Football Club 275 Melrose Dr Melbourne Airport)

$695.00 (places limited with capacity)
(Early Bird rate closes 30th January)

Virtual Access is Available

Virtual access will provide registrants full access to the course content filmed by a team of professional videographers.

  • Access to the content will be available from three weeks after the live event
  • You will have access to the content for 6 months.
  • Includes a certificate for CPD record keeping.

Virtual Access Investment:  $425.00 (Aus)


Football Conference

  • Sarah Warby
    Shoulder Physiotherapist/ Researcher
  • Tim McGrath
    Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist (PhD)
  • Tania Pizzari
    Physiotherapist & Researcher (La Trobe University)
  • Lachlan Penfold
    Director of Performance- Melbourne Storm
  • Dr David Spurrier
    Doctorate of Physiotherapy
  • Greg Hoy
    Shoulder Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Brooke Patteron
    Physiotherapist (PhD) & Research Fellow La Trobe University
  • Ebonie Rio
    Physiotherapist (PhD) & Researcher La Trobe University
  • Jullian Feller
    Knee Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Sue Mayes
    Principal physiotherapist & medical team manager at The Australian Ballet
  • Jill Cook
    Professor, Sports Physiotherapist, Expert Tendon Researcher & Clinician
  • Enda King Phd
    Sports Physiotherapist
  • Stuart Imer
    Foot & Ankle Physiotherapist
  • Professor Craig Purdam
    Ex Head Physical Therapy - AIS
  • Andrew Wallis
    Sports and Manipulative physiotherapist
  • Martin Wollin
    Senior Sports Physiotherapist - AIS

Key Notes

Key Notes Football

  • Martin Heppell
    The Resilience Project


Day 1
8:30Nick KaneWelcome
8:45Jullian FellerPCL Surgical Considerations & chondral pathology
9:30TIm McGrath Non Surgical PCL Rehabilitation
10:15Q & A
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00Craig PurdamSecond opinion cases- What do I see? (pre recorded lecture)
11:45Martin WoillinPrevention Systems in team sports
1:20Award #1Award: The Bruce Reid Study Grant 2022
1:30David SpurrierBone Stress- A return to running case study
2:15Stuart ImerSyndesmosis Return to Play
3:00Afternoon tea
3:30Ebonie RioPersistent Pain in Athletes
4:15Martin HeppellThe Resilience Project
5:15Drinks, Networking, Live Music
Day 2
8.30Greg HoyThe 'other' shoulder surgeries (AC joint, SCJ & posterior dislocation)- when & why?
9.15Sarah WarbyShoulder Rehabilitation... the missing links
10:00Award #2Female Clinician in Sport Award 2021
10:15Morning tea
10.30Tania PizzariSoft Tissue Injuries- Whats working? What isn't?
11:15Andrew WallisThe Troublesome Distal Hamstring: Biceps Femoris T Junction Injuries
12.00Enda KingChronic Groin Pain (pre recorded lecture)
1:30Sue MayesCan we translate our knowledge of hip pain in dancers to field sport athletes?
2:15Brooke PattersonMy vision for ACL risk mitigation in female footballers
3.00Afternoon tea
3:15Jill CookSecond opinion Tendons- what do I see?
4:00Lachlan PenfoldRehabilitation Systems & Culture
4:45Final sign off

Terms & Conditions

* In the event the conference is unable to run due to COVID -19 (or any other unforeseen circumstances), the event will be postponed and participants will have the options to attend the new date or opt for a refund minus online transaction fees.
* Virtual access registrants will gain access to the content from 3 weeks following the live event.
*The Sports Map Network reserves the right to cancel a course with sufficient notice.
In the case a course is cancelled you will be refunded the registration cost in full minus the online credit card processing fees.
* If you cancel your place on the course, a refund of the course fee (minus $100 Administration fee) will be made if written confirmation is received four weeks prior to the course date. No refund provided with in 1 week of course date
* All course participants should hold current Personal and Professional Liability Insurance, as this course includes practical components.
* Sports MAP reserves the right to change the venue location in which case no refunds or financial reimbursement to be granted.
* Sports MAP reserves the right to change presenters due to unforeseen circumstances with no refunds or financial reimbursement to be granted.
* There are no refunds for cancellation of the virtual access
* Prices include GST and catering