Steve Saunders - Chronic Groin Pain: Intrapelvic Dysfunction


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Steve is a Consultant, Clinician, Researcher and Educator, currently working with Elite Sporting Teams in a variety of sports world-wide.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass Steve presents both theory and practical based content covering intrapelvic dysfunction & its potential contribution to chronic groin pain.

Some of the topics covered are;

  • Chronic Groin pain
  • Pain provocation tests
  • Anatomy of the pubic girdle
  • SIJ/ Lumber spine differentiation
  • Pelvic Function & Dysfunction
  • The STORK Assessment
  • Active straight leg raise test
  • Palpation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transverse Abdominis Re -training

Masterclass Outline

Intrapelvic dysfunction & its contribution to chronic groin pain
Part 1
Part 2


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.

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