• Location: Aura, Crown Plaza Level 12, 110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to present The Sporting Shoulder – a focus on instability – Tasmania Symposium.

This event will be available to all our SMA delegates in Tasmania and around the country with this event sure to be one you won’t want to miss. The all day symposium brings together the best multi-disciplinary sport medicine professionals to talk all things shoulders and you will also hear from Olympic and Commonwealth Games Javelin Thrower Hamish Peacock – who will share the athletes perspective.

Headlining the talented speaker line up will be keynote speaker Dr Margie Olds – who  specialises in the management of shoulder injuries and is well regarded nationally and internationally for her clinical and research work in the area of shoulder rehabilitation. 

See the full list of speakers in the ‘Speakers’ tab and see the full day program via the ‘program tab’.

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

The Sporting shoulder – a focus on instability  

9.00-9.15 Registration  

9.15-9.30 Welcome & house keeping Paul Chrisford – SMA TAS Pres  

SESSION 1: Focus on return to sport  

9.30-10.10 Key note: Shoulder instability and re-injury risk  

Margie Olds – New Zealand Physiotherapist & Researcher  

10.10-10.30 The throwing athlete  

Kate Moore – Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist, Waterpolo Australia SSSM Lead  

10.30-10.50 Load monitoring – return to sport after shoulder injury  


10.50-11.10 Questions for MO + KM 

11.10-11.30 Break   

SESSION 2: The athlete experience  

11.30-11.50 Case Study – Javelin throwing Injury  

Kellie Wilkie – Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist 

Dr Steve Reid – Sports Physician 

Mr Richard Jamison – Orthopaedic Surgeon 

11.50-12.30 Panel Discussion / Interview led by Kellie Wilkie 

Dr Steve Reid – Sports Physician  

Mr Richard Jaimeson – Orthopaedic Surgeon  

Hamish Peacock – athlete  

Evan Peacock – coach  

12.30-1.10 LUNCH  

SESSION 3: Shoulder Instability considerations  

1.10-1.30. Surgical considerations  

Mr Matt Wilkinson – Orthopaedic Surgeon  

1.30-1.50 Posterior Shoulder Instability  

Sally McLaine – Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist & researcher  

1.50-2.20 Managing shoulder instability in-season: immobilising, return to sport & kinesiophobia  

Margie Olds – New Zealand Physiotherapist & Researcher  

2.20-2.40 Questions MW, SMc, MO  

SESSION 4: Practical Considerations: Strength Testing and Taping

2.50 – 3.20 Shoulder strength testing update 

Margie Olds and Sally McLaine

3:20 – 3:50 Shoulder taping through the season: evidence/options


3.50-4.00 Wrap up – Drinks at Venue after!


Dr Margie Olds will be the Keynote speaker, she specialises in the management of shoulder injuries and is well regarded nationally and internationally for her clinical and research work in the area of shoulder rehabilitation. Her passion for shoulder rehabilitations has extended to her having designed and developed a specific shoulder brace for use in sport and she is the Founder of ‘Flawless Motion’. Margie’s PhD investigated shoulder instability after a first-time shoulder dislocation. She is the founder and owner of the Auckland Shoulder Clinic and passionate about sharing her expertise with other therapists. Margie has been awarded Physiotherapy Specialist status from the NZ Physio Board, one of only a few in New Zealand, and the only one in Auckland.

Sally McLaine is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist with a special interest in sports injuries and the shoulder. She works at Physiotas Launceston and teaches casually at the University of Tasmania. Sally completed her PhD thesis: “Shoulder strength, scapular position and pain in young swimmers” in 2019 and has publications in this area. She is a member of Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists of Australasia. Working as a volunteer at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and with several sports teams has been among her career highlights.

Kellie Wilkie is a Managing Director and Principal Physiotherapist of BODYSYSTEM Physio in Hobart. She is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and was the Lead Physiotherapist for Rowing Australia in the Rio Olympic cycle.  Kellie travelled with The Australian Rowing Team for 9 consecutive years including being an Australian Olympic Team Physiotherapist for the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games. Kellie is a clinician with special interest in the sporting spine and shoulder girdle complex.  Kellie is a business owner that is passionate about providing a work environment that prioritises the health and wellbeing of all staff.

Dr Steve Reid started his career in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in New Zealand and worked for five years with the Chiefs Super Rugby Team. He has been an SEM Physician in Hobart since 2004. Steve has been the Medical Director for the Hobart International WTA Tennis Tournament since 2005 and a member of the Australian Open Tennis Medical Team since 2018. He was a doctor for the Australian Rowing Team from 2013 to 2020, and in 2016 he was a Rio Headquarters Doctor for the Australian Olympic Team. Steve has recently been appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Tasmanian Institute of Sport. He was Chair of Training for the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians for four years.

Kate Moore is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. She is the Sports Science and Sports Medicine Co-ordinator as well as Lead Physiotherapist for Water Polo Australia. Kate supported the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team, The Stingers, at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Kate has published papers on both ACL injuries and outcomes following hip arthroscopy. Through her work in Water Polo she has a special interest in shoulder injuries.

Dr Matt Wilkinson MBBS FRACS CIME is a young, highly experienced, and widely published, general orthopaedic surgeon. Originally hailing from Liverpool, Dr Wilkinson first came to Australia early in his school days, and spent most of his orthopaedic career based in North Queensland before moving to Hobart in 2019.

He has spent the last few years working as the Clinical Director of Orthopaedics, and the Director of Orthopaedic Training, at the Townsville Hospital; the Director and the Chairperson of the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland; an executive committee member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Qld; Adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University; and visiting medical officer to the Townsville, Cairns and Mackay Hospitals. He has been an Australian Army Reservist, and an active member of the humanitarian arm of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Outreach, making several trips to Fiji to teach advanced trauma courses to local surgical trainees.

Dr Richard Jamieson is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspecialty expertise in upper limb surgery. Dr Jamieson was raised in Hobart and graduated from the University of Tasmania Medical School with First Class Honours, a Deans Honour Role and was also admitted to the Golden Key Society. He completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Queensland and the AOA Surgical Anatomy Course at the University of Sydney. Dr Jamieson completed orthopaedic fellowship training in Tasmania and Victoria in metropolitan and regional centres. Dr Jamieson then went on to complete a hand and upper limb fellowship at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, Dandenong and Austin Hospitals. He has also completed further fellowship training overseas at the Kaplan Hand Institute in Barcelona, Wrightington Hospital in the United Kingdom and Amphia Hospital in the Netherlands.

Dr Jamieson operates privately at Calvary Hospital, Lenah Valley, Calvary St. John’s Hospital, along with the Hobart Private Hospital. He also has a public appointment at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

After winning a silver medal at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships, Hamish Peacock started compiling an impressive senior career, competing at the 2013 and 2015 IAAF World Championships and winning bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

In April 2016, Hamish won the national javelin championship with a throw of 82.84m. He had earlier thrown 82.81m in Perth, but both distances remained tantalising close to the required Rio qualifying mark of 83.00m. He resolved this by nailing a qualifier of 83.53m in May in Japan. He went on to record another three qualifying marks 83.17m in Spain, 84.25m in Norway and 84.39m in Hobart.

In Rio, he threw 77.91m, missing qualification for the final. In April 2017, he defended his national title with a big 84.36m, just 3cm shy of his PB, and the second longest throw in the history of the Australian Championships. At the world championships, he threw a solid 82.46m to placed 14th in the qualifying rounds, just short of a berth in the final.

In fifth place at the mid-way point of the 2018 national javelin title, Hamish recovered late in the competition to grab his third consecutive title with a throw of 79.38m. It also guaranteed his selection in his second Commonwealth Games team.

Hamish has successfully combined his sporting career with graduating from the University of Tasmania with a degree in Civil Engineering with honours. His younger brother Huw competed in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and has also been named in the 2018 Australian team.

Registration is essential!!

Early Bird SMA Members: $180

Early Bird Non-Members: $280

Early Bird SMA Students Members: $100

Early Bird pricing available until the 16th of July, 11:59pm AEST.