Sporting Hip and Groin – Andrew Wallis

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 – Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

Groin pain is often described under the umbrella term ‘Osteitis Pubis’ when in fact the systematic approach of clinical reasoning allows specificity with regard to diagnosis. Rather than a single entity, the literature supports nine clinically distinct variations around the pubic symphysis. The treatment of each entity is variable depending on the pathology and the anatomical structure involved.

Likewise, hip pathology in the sporting population is often diagnosed as FAI when in fact it is probable that many of this population are suffering the effects of dysplasia. As for groin pathology, the accurate diagnosis, and hence differentiation between impingement and instability, will determine the appropriate treatment.

This course will examine the different pathological classifications and the evidence to support them. The practical component will cover objective examination and explore treatment options and directions. The content of the course is pitched at the highest level to ensure that both the new graduate and experienced clinician alike, will gain insight and treatment protocols that can be utilised immediately.

This course is ideal for any clinical or health professional working with people presenting with hip or groin pain. All health professionals, students and new graduates are welcome to attend. For more information, email

Take a closer look at the course detail below…

About the Course Tutor

Andrew is currently employed as the head physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club, a position he has held since 2007. Privately, he works at Lifecare Sports Malvern Medicine and Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in association with several of Melbourne’s leading surgeons and sports physicians.

He is also a clinical supervisor on the Master’s program at La Trobe University. 

Over the last 20 years, Andrew has developed a special interest in hip and groin pathology having worked in both a clinical setting and within the elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon and athletics. Andrew has developed an evidence based assessment and treatment model for pathology related to the hip and groin. He also enjoys treating problems related to lower limb biomechanics and muscular injury, in addition to knee, ankle and foot pathology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To competently differentiate central pubic pathology
  2. To competently differentiate anterior, lateral and posterior hip pathology
  3. To competently differentiate lower abdominal pathology including rectus abdomonis pathology, conjoint tendons lesions and sportsmen’s hernia.
  4. To develop an appropriate management plan based on identification of the appropriate clinical entity
  5. To develop competent use of radiology to assist in diagnosis of FAI/DDH & groin pathology

Course Program

Day 1

08.00 : Introduction

08.15 : Groin pathology – Differentiation of pathological presentations

10.15 : Morning tea

10.40 : Groin subjective/objective examination

11.45 : Groin treatment options/planning

12.45 : Lunch

13.30 : Hip pathology – Differentiation of pathological presentations

15.00 : Afternoon tea

15.15 : Hip subjective/objective examination

16.15 : Hip treatment and options/planning

17.00 : Conclusion/questions.

Day 2

08.00 : Case study 1 – Hip

09.00 : Case study 2 – Groin

09.45 : Femoral versions

10.30 : Morning tea

10.45 : Lateral Hip pathology

11.45 : Posterior Hip pathology

12.45 : Lunch

13.30 : Sportsmans’ Hernia

14.00 : Iliopsoas Syndrome

14.45 : Alternative treatments for the groin

15.00 : Afternoon tea

15.15 : Post operative Hip management

15.45 : Return to Sports

17.00 : Conclusion and questions

Investment and Payment Details

The investment includes course booklet and catering. Certificate of attendance issued by Andrew Wallis and PhysioCentral

Early bird rate:

  • $ 5500HKD
  • $ 5400HKD (Group booking of 2+ participants‡)

Standard rate:

  • $ 6000HKD
  • $ 5900HKD (Group booking of 2+ participants‡)

‡A single transaction payment for all participants is required. Registration details of the other participants should be emailed to

Applications close:

  • Early Bird: 7th July 2019
  • Standard Rate: 11th October 2019

Payment Details
Payment can be made via PayPal or Bank Transfer after the acceptance of the terms and conditions and completion of the registration details.

Event Location

The Pilates Practice
2/F, Shama Place, 30 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong

Event Fees

Early Bird – Single Participant
HKD 5500.00
Early Bird – 2+ Participants
HKD 5400.00
Standard – Single Participant
HKD 6000.00
Standard – 2+ Participants
HKD 5900.00