• Location: Online - via Zoom

Sports Medicine Australia is excited to present the second debate of the 2021/22 SMA Event Series – Hamstring Rehabilitation- Surgery vs non-Surgical.  This event will be held online and feature leading sports medicine professionals’ perspectives to Hamstring Rehabilitation, offering a friendly debate as to the benefits of both surgical and non-surgical approaches to recovery from a Hamstring injury.  

All presenters will share their own experiences with the different approaches and what they have found throughout their careers. Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask the panel questions during the live Q&A. 

Finalised presenters for this event are Dr Jack Hickey and Dr Peter Brukner. Don’t forget to check the ‘Speakers’ tab for details.

Registration is essential – sign up and secure your spot today. 

This event is $20 for SMA Members and $50 for Non-Members, and will be held from 7:00-8:30pm (AEST) via Zoom.


Dr Jack Hickey is a researcher with the Sports Performance, Recover, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre and lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne.

Between 2015 and 2018, Jack completed his PhD thesis titled “Hamstring strain injury: objective assessment tools and exercise-specific progression criteria during pain-threshold rehabilitation” under the supervision of Dr David Opar at ACU. Jack was awarded the 2018 Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal for most outstanding PhD thesis in exercise and sports science and his research has received several other awards, including the prestigious ASICS Medal for the best overall paper at the 2017 Sports Medicine Australia Conference.

In addition to research, Jack has been an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) since 2012, working in a range of private practice settings, specialising in clinical assessment and exercise for musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Jack continues to practice as an AEP servicing clients through the ACU Exercise Lifestyle Clinic and consulting to elite athletes with hamstring injuries as part of his role with the SPRINT Research Centre. This consultancy compliments Jack’s ongoing research interests, which are focussed on developing objective assessment tools and optimising exercise rehabilitation to improve performance outcomes for injured athletes.

Peter Brukner OAM, MBBS, FACSP, FACSM, FASMF, FFSEM is a specialist sports and exercise physician and the founding partner at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. Peter is a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher. His most recent team appointments have been as Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club and, until 2017, Team Doctor for the Australian cricket team. 

Peter is Professor of Sports Medicine at the La Trobe Sport & Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Peter has published widely internationally with a number of books, book chapters and over 100 original research articles. He is the co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine, a best selling general sports medicine text in its fifth edition as well as Stress Fractures, Food for Sport,  Encyclopedia of Exercise and Sport Health and Clinical Sports Anatomy. 


  • SMA Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $50