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The Sporting Hip and Groin With Andrew Wallis

Course: The Sporting Hip and Groin with Andrew Wallis

Groin pain is often described under the umbrella term ‘Osteitis Pubis’ when in fact the systematic approach of clinical reasoning allows specificity with regard to diagnosis. Rather than a single entity, the literature actually supports nine clinically distinct variations around the pubic symphysis. The treatment of each entity is variable depending on the pathology and the anatomical structure involved.

Likewise Hip pathology in the sporting population is often diagnosed as FAI when in fact it is probable that many of this population is actually suffering the effects of dysplasia. As for groin pathology, the accurate diagnosis, and hence differentiation between impingement and instability will determine the appropriate treatment.

This course will examine the different pathological classifications and the evidence to support them. The practical component will cover objective examination and explore treatment options and directions. The content of the course is pitched at the highest level to ensure that both the new graduate and experienced clinician alike, will gain insight and treatment protocols that can be utilised immediately. 

Date: 30 April 2017

Time: 8.00 am-5.00 pm

Presenter: Andrew Wallis, APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Andrew is a Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapist who graduated in 1995 from the University of South Australia. He then went on to complete a Masters of Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1999 and 2000. 

Andrew has been employed at St. Kilda Football Club since 2007 and is currently the head physiotherapist at the club. He also works privately in Melbourne at Malvern Sports Medicine Centre. 

Prior to his time at St. Kilda FC, he worked at the Melbourne Victory Football Club having also worked at elite level with Netball, Cricket and Athletics. Working in the field of elite sport over the last 15 years, Andrew has developed a special interest in lower limb injury. 

Andrew works closely with several of Melbourne’s leading surgeons and Sports Physicians and has developed a special interest in hip and groin pathology which has led to the development of an evidence based assessment and treatment model.He also enjoys treating problems related to lower limb biomechanics, knee, ankle and foot pathology.

Registrations close: 17/04/2017


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