Melbourne, 13 June-13 December 2021

Physiosports Brighton bring together a stellar line-up of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in the area of hip and groin injury management.  An online forum of lectures, workshops and discussion to help advance your clinical reasoning and management options.





Dr Enda King
Sports Physiotherapist & Performance Rehabilitation Specialist
Sports Surgery Clinic, Ireland

Dr Rintje Agricola
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Post-Doctoral Researcher
Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Mr Jon Baré
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

Andrew Wallis
APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
St Kilda Football Club

Dr Joanne Kemp
APA Sports Physiotherapist & Post-Doctoral Researcher
LaTrobe Sports & Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Dr Andrea Mosler
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist* & Post-Doctoral Researcher
LaTrobe Sports & Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Mr Jit Balakumar
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

Leanne Rath
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist*
Physiosports Brighton

Kane Spagnolo
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Carlton Football Club

Paula Baird-Colt
Exercise Movement Specialist
Physiosports Brighton

Dr Andrew Rotstein
Victoria House Medical Imaging

* Specialist Sports Physiotherapist is title awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy upon completion of the Specialist Training Program.


  • 9 prerecorded lectures
  • 5 prerecorded practical workshops
  • 1 live panel Q&A discussion with the authors of the lectures (approx 1.5 hours)
  • 1 live panel Q&A discussion with the authors of the workshops (approx 1.5 hours)
  1. Differential diagnosis of Athletic Groin Pain – Andrew Wallis
  2. Risk Factors for Hip & Groin Pain in Athletes – Andrea Mosler
  3. Rehabilitation Considerations in Athletic Groin Pain – Enda King
  4. Development of Femoroacetabular Impingement – Rintje Agricola
  5. Physiotherapist-Led Treatment of FAI Syndrome in Young & Middle Aged Adults – Joanne Kemp
  6. Surgical Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement – Jon Bare
  7. Hip Instability: A Fusion of Perspectives – Leanne Rath
  8. What is Hip Instability & How Should it be Managed? – Jit Balakumar
  9. The High Performing Hip: Lessons Learned En Pointe – Paula Baird-Colt


  1. Radiology of the Hip & Groin – Dr Andrew Rotstein
  2. Assessment and Diagnosis of Athletic Groin Pain – Andrew Wallis
  3. Planning and Staging Rehabilitation in Athletic Groin Pain – Kane Spagnolo
  4. Assessment and Diagnosis of Hip Pain – Leanne Rath
  5. Conditioning Exercises for the Hip – Paula Baird- Colt



  • Lecture and Workshops available – NOW!
  • Live Q&A Panel (Lecturers) – Recorded and online now.
  • Live Q&A Panel (Workshops) – Recorded and online now.
  • Symposium closes – 9am Monday 13th December 2021


You will have access to watch and rewatch any lecture, workshop or Q&A at any time, at your own leisure, until the 13th December.


Course price – $695

Click here to register or email to find out more.

Dr Enda King

Sports Physiotherapist & Performance Rehabilitation, Specialist Sports Surgery Clinic, Ireland

Enda King has over 10 years’ experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist with athletes and coaches across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland.

Enda completed his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree at Trinity College, Dublin and then completed his Masters of Manipulative Therapy at Curtain University in 2009. Currently working on his PhD (3D Biomechanics after ACL Reconstruction) with University of Roehamption in London, Enda combines the use of 3D biomechanics and high-level residential rehabilitation to optimize performance and an efficient recovery after injury. At the Sports Surgery Clinic in Ireland his work involves cutting edge methodology for hip and groin injury prevention and rehabilitation.

He has worked with athletes across a wide variety of disciplines including rugby, soccer, AFL, NFL, UFC, boxing, jockeys and GAA with his main area of expertise being through the hip and groin and ACL/knee rehabilitation. Enda has a number of peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on groin injuries, ACL Return To Play and Return To Performance After Injury.

Dr Rintje Agricola

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Post-Doctoral Researcher, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Dr Rintje Agricola studied Medicine at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. At the same University, he received his PhD (cum laude / with honor). His PhD at the department of orthopaedic surgery concerned the development of the hip joint and the role of morphological risk factors in the development of hip osteoarthritis. He primary focused on the relationship between femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome and osteoarthritis.

During his PhD, he did a fellowship at the Nuffield department of orthopaedics, rheumatology, and musculoskeletal sciences at the University of Oxford. After his PhD he went to Doha, Qatar, for a fellowship at the Aspetar orthopaedics and sports medicine hospital on the development of FAI morphology in youth football players. From 2015, he worked as a registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery. From 2021, he works as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at St. Anna’s hospital and is a senior researcher at Erasmus University medical centre and is both clinically and scientifically specialised in hip pathology.

Mr Jon Baré

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

Mr Jonathan Baré is an Australian and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in hip and knee surgery including the treatment of sports injuries and arthritis. He was born and educated in Melbourne, completing his medical degree at Monash University in 1992. He undertook orthopaedic training in Melbourne and obtained a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003.

Jonathan completed further training overseas. He spent 18 months in Oxford, UK, as a fellow at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre specifically training in complex knee surgery. He then spent a further 12 months working at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) focusing on revision hip and knee surgery. During his overseas training Jonathan gained experience in sports surgery, osteotomy of the hip and knee, hip arthroscopy and all aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery. He was also involved in research and medical education.

Since returning to Melbourne in 2005 Jonathan has joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. He is currently a member of The Girdlestone Society (Oxford) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Andrew Wallis

APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, St Kilda Football Club

Andrew Wallis is an APA Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapist who is currently a Senior Physiotherapist with the St. Kilda Football Club (since 2007) and works privately in Melbourne at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine Centre and Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.

Over the last 20 years, Andrew has worked in both a clinical setting and with an elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon, and athletics.

Andrew works closely with several of Melbourne’ 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.

In addition, he works as clinical supervisor on the Master’s program at La Trobe University.

Associate Professor Joanne Kemp

APA Sports Physiotherapist & Post-Doctoral Researcher, LaTrobe Sports & Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Associate Professor Joanne Kemp is a Principal Research Fellow at Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre and is a titled APA Sports Physiotherapist of 25+ years’ experience. Joanne has presented extensively on the management of hip pain and hip pathology in Australia and internationally. Her research is focused on hip pain including early onset hip OA in younger adults, and its impact on activity, function and quality of life. She is also focussed on the long-term consequence of sports injury on joint health. She has a particular focus on surgical and non-surgical interventions that can slow the progression and reduce the symptoms associated with hip pain, pathology and hip OA. Joanne maintains clinical practice in Victoria.

Dr Andrea Mosler

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist* & Post-Doctoral Researcher, LaTrobe Sports & Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Andrea Mosler is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist and NHMRC Research Fellow at La Trobe University. She is currently working on hip and groin pain, injury prevention, and women in sport research projects. Her PhD investigated the risk factors for hip and groin pain in professional male football players and was conducted while working at Aspetar, Qatar as Senior Physiotherapist and Head of CME/CPD. Prior to that, Andrea worked as a clinician for 18 years at the Australian Institute of Sport, mainly with the sports of water polo and gymnastics. She was also an Australian team physiotherapist at many International sporting events including the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics Games.

Mr Jit Balakumar

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

Jit Balakumar is a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon with a expertise in lower limb surgery, namely, joint preservation surgeries of the hip (hip arthroscopy, osteotomies and impingement surgery) and joint replacement.

After he completed a fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Mr Balakumar completed a diploma and fellowship of Knee Surgery in Paris V University in Paris, France. In 2008 he was recognized for his talents and was accepted into the very competitive and highly sought after paediatric surgery fellowship at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital Boston. He honed his skills with emerging techniques in joint preservation surgeries across the paediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

His unique understanding of orthopaedics across all age groups makes Mr Balakumar versatile in treating these conditions being able to offer both joint preservation and replacement options. He has a number of publications in peer review orthopaedic literature and continues to present at international orthopaedic meetings. Mr Balakumar also teaches orthopaedic surgeons, trainees and medical students.

Leanne Rath

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist*, Physiosports Brighton

Leanne Rath is a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist (FACP). Since graduating from LaTrobe University in 1990, Leanne has gained extensive work experience with The Australian Ballet (2006-2009), The Australian Institute of Sport (1998 – 2005), the Olympic Games (with The Australian Gymnastics Team, Sydney 2000), the Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002) and in private practice.
Leanne’s areas of special clinical interest are related to the hip, pelvis and groin; foot and ankle; prevention of chronic pain transition in the active population; dance injury management/prevention; gymnastics injury management/prevention; athletic and running injuries; and any recalcitrant sports injury presentation. She also lectures extensively on these topics.
Her diverse team involvements have developed broad experience and perspective. Leanne is interested in the integration of skill acquisition theory, systems thinking and complexity principles into clinical practice.

Kane Spagnolo

APA Sports Physiotherapist, Carlton Football Club,

Kane is an APA Sports Physiotherapist who graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University 2015.
Kane returned from Canberra where he completed the Post Graduate Scholar position at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 2016. During his time at the AIS he worked with a variety of junior and senior athletes, as well as undertaking a research project into recurrent hamstring injuries and hip and groin pain in adolescent soccer players.
Kane has worked as the team physiotherapist for the West Coast Eagles and St Kilda AFL clubs and is currently the physiotherapist for Carlton Football Club whilst maintaining some clinical hours at Physiosports Brighton. Hamstrings are a special interest area for Kane, as well as hip and groin and other lower limb injuries.

Paula Baird-Colt

Exercise Movement Specialist, Physiosports Brighton

Paula Baird-Colt graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and began her professional dance career with the West Australian Ballet before joining The Australian Ballet.
After 17 years as a professional dancer, Paula retrained in the Pilates Method and commenced teaching at the Australian Ballet School a dance specific conditioning program (2001 – 2007). A member of The Australian Ballet’s multidisciplinary medical team (2006 – 2019) as body conditioning specialist, Paula innovated and delivered injury prevention, rehabilitation and repertoire specific conditioning programs. Paula extended her role at The Australian Ballet to work in the Education Unit (2008 – 2015) under Education Consultant Helen Cameron on the company’s education partnerships and outreach program ‘Out There, The Australian Ballet in schools’.
Paula’s special interest areas are hips, lower legs, pointe work, dance footwear and the use of real time ultra sound as a biofeedback movement education tool.
Her teaching practice combines visual, auditory, and tactile cues naturally and a capacity to individualise a range of exercises from various movement methods.
In addition to her work with professional dancers Paula’s expertise is sought by elite athletes. A member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science she has presented internationally and here in Australia.

Dr Andrew Rotstein

Radiologist, Victoria House Medical Imaging

Dr Andrew Rotstein is the clinical director of MRI, CT and Nuclear medicine at Victoria House Medical Imaging. Andrew has a keen interest in musculoskeletal radiology and is a local expert in Radiology guided musculoskeletal and spinal injections.
Andrew is a Monash University graduate and a former Melbourne University anatomy tutor. Andrew trained as a Radiologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital and subsequently completed fellowships in Neuroradiology, Breast imaging and Musculoskeletal imaging.
Andrew has given numerous radiology presentations at national conferences and is actively involved in 3T MRI and ultrasound research. Andrew is a Radiology specialist for athletes of AFL teams, Cricket Australia, Australian Open tennis, VIS, Rugby and A-league soccer teams.
He was an official Radiologist for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and has an ongoing involvement in trainee education at Victoria House Medical Imaging and Melbourne University.