Join the experts from Down Under

Combined Sports Physiotherapy Level 1/ Level 1 Sports Trainer

25-26 June 2016

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) have jointly developed a two-day course, 'Combined Sports Physiotherapy Level 1/ Level 1 Sports Trainer,' for physiotherapists working in sport that covers techniques and skills relevant to both clinical physiotherapy situations and also sports event coverage.

Australian experts, Associate Professor Mark Brown and sports physiotherapist Maria Constantinou, will guide you through this intensive course that will develop your skills to a recognised international standard. Maria and Mark have over 30 years' experience in the field working at various Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.

Renowned Australian presenters


Associate Professor Mark Brown
Mark is an APA Sports Physiotherapist, and adjunct Associate Professor in the Griffith University Centre of Musculoskeletal Research. Mark was the Director of Physiotherapy for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.           

Maria Constantinou
Maria is an APA Sports Physiotherapist whose sports event experience includes the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Maria has taught several courses internationally in sports physiotherapy and taping.



Course overview

Usually each of these courses is a full two day program, however by combining common course components and incorporating an online pre-reading and assessment component the four days of training have been condensed into two. The course consists of 16 hours of theoretical and practical sessions on topics including:

  • role of the sports physiotherapist
  • evidence informed sports injury prevention
  • basic nutrition and hydration in sport
  • tissue healing
  • immediate management of injuries and medical conditions in sport
  • emergency care
  • introduction to sports taping
  • assessment, diagnosis and management of the ankle, knee and shoulder in sport.


On completion course participants will receive two certificates: 

  • Sports Physiotherapy Australia Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy Course 
  • Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer

Prerequisite qualifications

Relevant tertiary qualifications and registration to practice as a Physiotherapist in Hong Kong.

Recommended skills or experience

A current basic first aid certificate or equivalent knowledge.


Date:25 - 26 June 2016


Queen Elizabeth Hospital 

30 Gascoigne Rd

Yau Ma Tei

Hong Kong

Download the course program here.

Payment and registration

To register, please fill out the form and send to the APA Professional Development team by 10 June 2016.

Please note the APA can only process credit card payments in Australian dollars, if you wish to make the payment in Hong Kong dollars you will need to arrange payment by EFT transfer.

Register before 13 May to receive your early bird price.

Early bird HKPA member: HK$3490.00

Early bird Non-member: HK$4070.00

Standard HKPA member: HK$3780.00

Standard non-member: HK$4360.00


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