• Location: Online - via Zoom

Sports Medicine Australia is excited to present the event ‘Strength and Conditioning’ as part of the 2021/22 SMA Event Series.

This event will be presented by John Contreras who is an APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist. John will cover:

  • The role of strength training in Physio / Allied Health
  • How to easily set up a strength training program
  • Supporting patients from rehab to training

This event is $20 for SMA Members and $50 for Non-Members. 

This event will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm (AEDT) online via Zoom  

Please ensure you check the time zone. Upon booking a calendar link will be available to save to your time zone. 


John Contreras
APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Pilates Coach
B.Physio (Hons) B.Sc M.ExSci M.Sports Physio
Instagram: @rtr_physio

John is an APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist who graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001. He completed a Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2011 from Edith Cowan University and a Master of Sports Physiotherapy from Latrobe University in 2016.

John has a special interest in designing injury prevention and sports performance gym programs for athletic patients following lower limb and spinal injuries. He also has over 14 years of experience teaching Physiotherapy based Pilates, Strength Training and exercise rehabilitation courses to health professionals across Australia, the UK, Europe, Brazil and the USA.

Using his experience combining Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning and Pilates training principles, and with a desire to assist other health professionals deliver exercise therapy with a strong evidence base, John launched Resistance Training Rehabilitation (www.resistancetrainingrehabilitation.com) in 2012.

John has previously worked with Football Federation Victoria (FFV) state squads, Brentford Football Club (UK), the Victorian Bushrangers, Collegians FC (VAFA Premier) and various triathlon teams. He currently has an interest in providing gym-based rehabilitation programs and assisting the athletic development of young and adolescent athletes.

John is currently based in Melbourne consulting from Physiosports Brighton (www.physiosports.com.au)