Hamstrung: The Injury Journey



Dr Chris Bradshaw

Dr Chris Bradshaw is currently Sports Physician in charge at the Collingwood Football Club.

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Mr Brian Devitt

Brian is an Irish orthopaedic surgeon. He is currently undertaking a PhD in association with LaTrobe University and OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit. He is responsible for overseeing the research activities at OSV.

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Prof Karim Khan

Prof Khan is a co-author of Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine and current Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)

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Prof Craig Purdam

Craig is Head of the Physical Therapies Department, Australian Institute of Sport.

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Tania Pizzari

Dr Tania Pizzari

Dr Tania Pizzari is a researcher in the Department of Physiotherapy at La Tobe University and an adjunct research fellow for the Australian Centre or Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention.

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Dr David Opar

Hamstring injury researcher and member of the ACU Hamstring Injury Group

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Andrew Jowett

Dr Andrew Jowett

Andrew has special interests in sports such as all football codes, baseball and throwing sports as well as musculoskeletal problems such as exercise-induced leg pain, groin pain, tendon problems and shoulder pain.

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Dr David Connell

Dr Connell is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist and is recognised as a world expert in muscle imaging and tendon regeneration.

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Dr Tom Entwisle

Current academic and research interests include distal musculotendinous T junction tears of the biceps femoris muscle, muscle contusions, multidirectional instability of the shoulder and autologous cytokine therapy.

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Peter Blanch

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Mark Young

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Jack Hickey

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Dr Anthony Schache


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Katherine Shone

Sports Performance Dietitian/Nutritionist

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For all general enquiries please contact:

Sports Medicine Australia – Victoiran Office
375 Albert Road
Albert Park  VIC  3206

Ph: 03 9674 8777
Fax: 03 9674 8799
Email: smanat@sma.org.au

The Hamstrung: The hamstring injury journey conference will take the delegate through the athlete’s journey during a hamstring injury from, prevention all the way to return to play. It will showcase talks from all disciplines of the multidisplinary team involved with hamstring injury management with learning points from the combination of landmark research projects and vast clinical expertise.