• Location: Deloraine Community Complex, 2 Alverston Drive, Deloraine TAS 7304

Come and join us in April for the Northern Tasmania Trainers’ Conference.

This workshop-based event will focus on the assessment and treatment of common sporting injuries obtained in contact sports such a AFL, soccer and netball. Learn the latest taping techniques plus get an introduction to pre and post game massage.

This event is a must if you are considering obtaining your Level 2 Sports Trainer accreditation, or simply wish to further your knowledge as a trainer, coach or sporting official.


Zac is currently in the final stages of a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University. As well as working at Physiotas, Zac is the State Strength and Conditioning Manager and Physiotherapist for the AFL Tasmanian Football Academy.

Zac’s main clinical interest is in the application of strength and conditioning to the rehabilitating athlete, whether that be at the elite level or the weekend warrior. Other areas of interest include chronic and acute low back pain, and shoulder pain.

Zac’s personal interests include football, strength training and riding horses.

Born in Tasmania Lauren studied at Sydney University, completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with first class Honours in 2013.  Following this Lauren worked at a private rehabilitation hospital in Westmead, NSW, and spent a year working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

Lauren has an interest in all musculoskeletal areas of physiotherapy including sports injuries, paediatrics and post-surgical rehabilitation. Lauren uses thorough assessment, education and individualized exercise programs to help patients achieve their physical and lifestyle goals.

Maintaining an active and productive life is Lauren’s priority for herself and her patients. Outside work Lauren spends her time horse riding, water skiing and swimming.

Joe is a Director of Physiotas. He grew up in Launceston and studied at UTAS and UNISA. Joe has a special interest in sporting hip and groin pain, as well as knee injuries across all age groups. Joe is about to complete his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy which has given him the opportunity to work with many elite and sub elite football and soccer teams. He worked with AFL TAS, Football Federation TAS and Hockey Tasmania.

Joe is an avid triathlete who you will find running and riding along the streets of Launceston most days.

Sally is an APA Sports Physiotherapist with a special interest in sports injuries and the shoulder. After studying and working in Melbourne, Sally moved to Tasmania and then achieved the Sports Physiotherapy title in Perth, W.A. She is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists of Australasia.

Sally is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania where she is investigating shoulder strength and pain in young swimmers. Working at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and with several sports teams has been among her career highlights.

Sally also has a passion for running and has completed (and enjoyed!) a marathon in every Australian state!

Marty has a Diploma of Remedial Massage (Australian College of Massage), Diploma of Sports Massage (BSY) , Diploma of Sports Injuries (BSY) and is a Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist (OMERI)

He has treated a range of athletes from weekend warriors through to international athletes including Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives.

Marty has also been a therapist at National Championships / sporting events and has provided massage for professional sporting clubs. He offers Sports, Remedial, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Relaxation massage, Myofascial Cupping, Corrective Stretching, Dry Needling, Muscle Balance Analysis and Functional Fascial Taping.

Register now and secure your space!

  • SMA Member: $65
  • Non Member: $100

We also have a Conference Registration plus Membership offer, which is available for a limited time only. Pricing combines Conference Registration and SMA Sports Trainer Membership (usually $180) for a total of $185.

Please note: This membership includes insurance. To be eligible for SMA Sports Trainer Membership, you must hold a current SMA Level 1 or Level 2 Sports Trainer Accreditation.