• Location: Bayview Eden - 6 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004

Join us for our last major full-day symposium in Melbourne for 2019! At ‘Shouldering the Load: Breaking Down the Shoulder Complex’ you’ll come away with practical strategies for effectively managing shoulder injuries both in the clinic and pitchside.

Learn about:

  • The latest evidence and demonstration of advanced examination techniques for the sporting shoulder
  • Assessment and management of the swimming & weight-bearing shoulder
  • Assessment & management of traumatic sporting shoulder injuries
  • Efficacy of injections in the shoulder
  • Imaging of the shoulder
  • Surgical interventions for shoulder injuries
  • Diet management during injury
  • Athlete experience of shoulder injuries with Ben Daley (Melbourne Rebels)

Great opportunity to network with other allied health professionals and get your CPD points!

Earlybird discount available now until 11.59pm on 1st July 2019.

8:00am – 8:55amRegistration
8:55am – 9:00amWelcome
Basics of The Shoulder
9:00am – 9:15amAn Overview of Anatomy and Biomechanics of the ShoulderDr Rod Whiteley
9:15am – 9:35amAssessment Pearls/Advanced Examination Techniques of the ShoulderDr Rod Whiteley
9:35am – 10:05amImaging of the ShoulderDr Paul Marks
10:05am – 10:20amInjectables of the ShoulderDr Jane Fitzpatrick
10:20am – 10:40amNetworking and Coffee Break
The Sporting Shoulder
10:40am – 11:10amThe Swimming Shoulder – Common Injuries and AssessmentDr Craig Boettcher
11:10am – 11:40amSwimming Shoulder RehabKylie Holt
11:40am – 12:10pmThe Throwing Shoulder – Common Injuries and AssessmentDr Rod Whiteley
12:10pm – 12:40pmThrowing Injury RehabAlison Low
12:40pm – 1:20pmNetworking and Lunch Break
The Sporting Shoulder Continued 
1:20pm – 1:50pmThe Weight-bearing Shoulder – Common Injuries and AssessmentDr Kathy Yu
1:50pm – 2:10pmWeight-bearing Shoulder RehabKate McGillivray
2:10pm – 2:40pmThe Contact Shoulder – Common Injuries, Assessment and Immediate ManagementDr Andrew Jowett
2:40pm – 3:10pmMulti-directional Instability of the Shoulder & it’s RehabDr Sarah Warby
3:10pm – 3:30pmNetworking and Coffee Break
The Sporting Shoulder Continued 
3:30pm – 4:00pmSurgical OptionsA/Professor Greg Hoy
4:00pm – 4:30pmDiet with Shoulder InjuriesDr Dominique Condo
4:30pm – 4:40pmThe Athlete Experience of the Shoulder InjuryBen Daley
4:40pm – 5:00pmFacilitated Panel DiscussionBen Daley, A/Prof Greg Hoy, Dr Rod Whiteley
5:00pm – 5:15pmClose



Dr Paul Marks is a radiologist specialising in sports and spinal imaging and treatment. He graduated from Monash university in 1989 with honours. He undertook his radiology training at the Austin hospital in Melbourne graduating in 2000.

After completing a dual fellowship in sports imaging in Australia and San Francisco, He works as director of radiology at The Avenue hospital for 10 years and was founding radiologist at AAMI stadium.

Over the last 5 years he has been director of radiology at Imaging Associates Box Hill. He has worked closely with many AFL clubs and elite athletes over his career providing Game Day imaging for the Hawthorn Football Club over 10 years.

Dr Marks has a strong belief in education and training, lecturing extensively throughout Australia. He has run a successful fellowship program over several year-end has worked closely with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and overseen PhD and masters research.

Kate has completed tertiary studies in both Exercise and Sport Science (majoring in dance) and subsequently a BA of Physiotherapy, and MA of Sports Physiotherapy.

Becoming an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist in 2012, Kate has worked extensively in sports Physiotherapy at the elite level and is the current Senior Physiotherapist for the Australian Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team and the Australian Diving Team. Her broad elite level experience also includes medical management of athletes across a wide variety of sports at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Diving Australia, AFL, Tennis Australia and dancers from the Australian Ballet.

Over the last 10 years, much of Kate’s elite sports Physiotherapy experience has been with Gymnastics Australia, travelling interstate and overseas with the team. More recently Kate accompanied the Australian team on their successful 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games campaign in addition to 2017 and 2018 World Gymnastics Championships.

Kate has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the Australian and New Zealand Pain Society, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australian Pilates Method Association, Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics Victoria

Throughout her career, Kate has maintained a special interest in the use of specific exercises for biomechanical retraining, rehabilitative and specific strength and conditioning purposes. Kate began studying Pilates in 1996 and went on to complete further training through the Australian Pilates Method Association, which currently recognises her as a Level 4 Professional Practitioner.

Associate Professor Greg Hoy is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder, upper limb and hand surgery.

Greg is Melbourne born and educated and completed his medical training at Monash University. After completing his surgical training, he joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic training program, and completed this in 1991. He is dual qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian College of Sports Physicians.

Following his orthopaedic training, he spent two and a half years in post-graduate training, both in Australia and overseas. He spent time in Fellowships with Ian Henderson in Melbourne, Sports Med SA in Adelaide, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford U.K., and Wrightington U.K. He also spent 6 months as a travelling Fellow, primarily in the United States and Germany.

Greg returned to Melbourne to join Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in 1993 and has been a visiting surgeon at the Alfred Hospital from 1993-2002. He is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery of Monash University and works as a Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

His work encompasses hand and wrist surgery (including trauma), all forms of shoulder surgery and a particular interest in elbow surgery. He performs a significant amount of his surgery under arthroscopic control and has stayed at the forefront of technology with development in all aspects of upper limb surgery.

Dr Dominique Condo is an experienced Accredited Sports Dietitian, lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Deakin University and Vice President of Sports Dietitians Australia. She consults to Geelong Cats Football Club, WNBL Deakin Melbourne Boomers and in private practice, having extensive experience working with both junior and elite athletes offering nutritional support and advice.

Dominique has a special interest and experience in nutritional support for recovery and rehabilitation and the dietary management of food intolerances and disordered eating. Dominique is actively engaged in sports nutrition research, specifically in the areas of energy availability and the relationship between diet and sleep in athletes.

Registration is essential

Early bird pricing is available until 1st July 2019

SMA Member – $150

Non-Member – $200

Student SMA Member – $100

Student Non-Member – $125