ACT  |   NSW  |   NT  |   QLD  |   SA  |   TAS  |   VIC  |   WA

Victorian branch End of Year breakfast

Join us for breakfast on Friday 18 November 2016. 

Femoroacetabular impingement: What is it, does it matter and what can we do to manage it?

Hip pain is common in active young and middle aged people. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a leading cause of sport-related hip and groin pain, and increases the risk for end-stage hip osteoarthritis (OA). At present, some controversy exists around the most appropriate assessment and management of FAI. This presentation will discuss FAI, whether it matters and what evidence exists on how it should be managed.

Keynote presenter - Dr Joanne Kemp

Joanne KempDr Joanne Kemp is a titled APA Sports Physiotherapist and a Research Fellow at the Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University. She maintains clinical practice and has presented extensively on the management of hip pain and hip pathology in Australia and internationally. Her research is focused on hip pathology including early onset hip OA in younger adults, and its impact on activity, function and quality of life. She has a particular focus on surgical and non-surgical interventions that can slow the progression and reduce the symptoms associated with hip pathology and hip OA.

Date: Friday 18 November 2016

Time: 6.30am for a 7.00am start. Event concludes at 9.00am

Where: Melbourne Park Function Centre
Batman Avenue, Melbourne

How to register
Register early to avoid disappointment. Registrations close Friday 4 November 2016
Download the fillable PDF form and complete online. Once completed please email back your form.  
We’ll finalise your table and liaise directly with your table host for confirmation.
We’ll also record your continued professional development (CPD) hours after the event has run (note: you need to attend this event to qualify for CPD recognition).
Questions? Please phone the APA Victorian Branch on (03) 9092 0882

Register by 18 October to go in the draw to win a Skins Voucher valued at $200.00

Professor Kay Crossley—APA Sports Physiotherapist
Professor Kay Crossley is the Director of the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Her main research focus is on the prevention and management of patellofemoral pain and early-onset osteoarthritis after sports-related injuries.

Kay is a physiotherapist with many years of experience in clinical sports physiotherapy and has contributed to a number of sports medicine and physiotherapy texts, including every edition of “Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine”.

She maintains a strong research interest in optimising treatments for patellofemoral conditions (pain and osteoarthritis). Additionally, she has developed a new focus of research, which encompasses three major fields. The major focus is on the development and prevention of osteoarthritis following sports related injuries, with fields in patellofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral pain, knee osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction and hip OA following hip-related injuries (including FAI and labral tears).

Mr Parminder Singh—Orthopaedic Surgeon
Parminder is a fully trained orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, completing his five years orthopaedic training as a registrar at the prestigious Oxford orthopaedic training program in the UK. He completed his fellowship training in high volume hip arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement, including anterior minimally invasive hip replacement in Melbourne and London with Associate Professor John O’Donnell and Professor Richard Field respectively. Parminder joined Hip Arthroscopy Australia in 2013.

He has a special interest in young adult hip disease including femoroacetabular impingement, hip and knee replacements, keyhole hip and knee surgery, implant development, research and education. Parminder is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Monash University and also teaches keyhole hip surgery courses in Melbourne and Sydney.

He has provided supportive research to the design and developments of new hip replacements and is currently an editor of the Oxford textbook Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and has published numerous research papers, book chapters, and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr Drew Slimmon—Sport and Exercise Physician
Drew Slimmon is currently the Head Doctor at the Geelong Football Club and was previously a doctor at the Hawthorn Football Club from 2008–2010. Drew provides sports medicine services to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Surf Event. He consults at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Geelong Campus.

Drew’s special interest areas include treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, treating patients with chronic pain and improving patient’s lifestyles through dietary and exercise modification.

He has published research in international journals on recurrent exertional compartment syndrome and exercise induced asthma. He is a firm believer that exercise is medicine.

Research and publications:
  • Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction Prevalence in Elite Australian Rules Footballers. NZJSM, Vol 40, No. 2, 2013; Drew Slimmon, Karen Holzer, Peter Brukner, Michael Makdissi

  • Sports Ankle Injuries - Assessment and Management. Australian Family Physician 2010 Jan-Feb;39(1-2):18-22; Drew Slimmon, Peter Brukner

  • Caffeine during Exercise Improves Cognitive and Cycling Performance. Clin J Sport Med 2009 Sep;19(5):440-1 Steve Reid, Drew Slimmon



Beiersdorf, DJO Global, Steel Blue, HESTA, CBA, Maurice Blackburn


   Understanding the TAC fee structure
  Treating patients injured in a traffic accident should not mean patient or practitioner is left out of pocket.
   Mobile disability service drives change
  Earlier this year, non-for-profit organisation Scope launched its first specialised physiotherapy service for rural Victorian children - GoKids Mobility Service. Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, APAM, speaks about the dream that became reality.
   What happens at a job show?
  The APA Student Job Show takes place in October each year, connecting future physiotherapy graduates with employers from across several fields of physiotherapy.
   Centre of hope in the slum
  Simone O'Connor, APAM, spent a week in 2017 volunteering her physiotherapy skills in Nairobi, Kenya. The experience taught her many things - about life and her own practice as a physiotherapist.
View all