• Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth WA

Sports Medicine Australia invite you to join us for an information packed day of professional development and networking at our WA Symposium focused on high performance knowledge and techniques for the community level athlete.

Sessions include:

  • Succeeding with strength training: how to do it!
  • Rethinking running: gait and sprint biomechanics to improve every runner
  • Supplements: what’s in, what’s out – and does anything actually work?
  • Tech gadgets and measurements: now you have the data, how to apply it!
  • Sports taping: fact versus fiction, dynamic versus static taping
  • FIFA 11+ Practical application for all sports
08.00Registration Opens
08.30 – 10.00Succeeding with Strength
Strength Training ParametersKate Luckin
Best Markers for Athletic PerformanceSean Connolly
10.00-10.30Morning Tea
10.30-12.00Rethinking Running
Gait and Sprint Mechanics
Running for Return to PlayBen Bowtell
12.00-13.00FIFA 11
FIFA11+: ACL Injuries – Risk Reduction Strategies in PracticeKate Beerworth
13.00-14.00Lunch and Meet a Mentor (13.00-13.30)
14.00-15.00Technology for Technique
Using GPS Data to Improve PerformanceJames Reyburn
Biometrics in Sports Medicine – Are you using your apps and smart devices to its full potential?Ian Wee
15.00-15.30Afternoon Tea
Who, What, Where?Simone Allen
Fact Vs Fiction: Dynamic Vs StaticIan Wee, Simon Trinca and Ben Bowtell



Ben is a Physiotherapist, Masters Student, Exercise Sports Scientist, Master Trainer for Runity, National Classifier for Paralympic Athletics and the Managing Director of Run Up.

Kate is a Physiotherapist, Sport Scientist and founder of The Endurance Movement Physiotherapy. Kate has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and is currently a PhD Candidate. Kate is also an Ironman Athlete.

Simone is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Advanced Sports Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) , Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and further education in Sports Nutrition.

Simone runs “Nutrition Works”, a private practice specialising in Sports Nutrition in Perth, works with several sporting groups including West Coast Eagles, WildCats and Triathlon WA and lectures in Exercise and Sports Nutrition at Curtin University. Simone is passionate about providing practical nutrition advice that assists athletes in achieving their personal goals

Sean Connolly is the Director of Atlas Performance Group with a focus on high performance training for all athletes, and development of future coaches. With a Masters In Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, he has trained Olympic, international and national athletes across a variety of sports including football, basketball and athletics.

Simon Trinca is the director of Forte Physiotherapy PTY LTD.

Simon’s career in allied health began in 2004, qualifying as an Exercise Physiologist, majoring in Human Biology. Simon’s experience in the exercise sector secured him an active role in providing individualised training programs, biomechanical drills and skill development to professional soccer players.

In 2005 Simon commenced his BSc Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland, and completed his degree in Perth at The University of Notre Dame.

Simon’s combined expertise allows for diagnostic proficiency and advanced development of injury management pathways for return to sport/work. Simon’s experience includes; musculoskeletal injury management, post orthopaedics and rehabilitative care. In addition, Simon’s experience in ergonomic and pre-work screening assessments provides corporate industries with invaluable information regarding a potential employee’s suitability for placement.

James Reyburn has always had an interest in sport, playing both soccer and cricket as a junior growing up. In young adulthood, he found a love for skiing and with that passion, he worked with state and national level athletes at Perisher Ski Resort, NSW. He returned to WA to further his knowledge completing an exercise physiology degree at Murdoch university. Whilst at Murdoch University, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Peel Thunder where he was lucky enough to experience premiership success twice. In his final year at Peel Thunder, James completed an honours degree investigating training load monitoring in semi-professional athletes using various types of training load monitoring measures to monitor athletes training loads over and entire WAFL season in all aspects of training. James is currently completing a PhD at the Western Australian Cricket Association exploring the use of GPS to monitor athletes’ training loads, specifically with fast bowlers.

Kate is an experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist from Adelaide and has spent 14 years working with Football Federation Australia.  Kate was the Westfield Matilda’s Head Physiotherapist from 2007 -206 and is now working in a new role as National ACL Prevention & Injury Prevention Coordinator.

Kate is passionate about increasing the awareness around the implementation of ACL prevention strategies across all sports and other clinical interest’s return to play and return to performance for all lower limb conditions.

Registration is essential!

SMA Members – $80

Non – Members – $95