Sports Symposium Speakers


Alex Fielding

Injury Risk Post-Concussion: Is our Return to Play Criteria Up to Scratch?

Alex is a physiotherapist, chiropractor and director of Your Health Sport and Spine.
He has a special interest in chronic back pain and sports injuries and is currently the head physiotherapist for Redfield College Old Boys Rugby Club.



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Andrea Feinbier

Failure to Plan is Planning for Failure: Programing Concepts to Optimise the Rehab Process

Andrea obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2006 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of New Brunswick.



Brett Jarosz

Sports Related Concussion (SRC): 3 of the 11 'R's of SRC Management

Brett is a practicing sports chiropractor with a strong clinical interest in athletic and sporting injuries; neuro-orthopedic rehabilitation; corrective exercise strategies and optimising athletic performance.



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Cassie Atkinson-Quinton

Keeping up with the Jones: Applying Clinical Neuroscience to everyday Practice

Cassie studied at RMIT University graduating with distinction. She is an International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICSSP), Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) and Quantitative Electroencephalogram Diplomate (QEEGD).


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Charbel Daher

Introduction and Application of Blood Flow Restriction Training

Charbel is a graduate of two leading Australian Universities. He completed a Bachelor of Biological Science (Anatomy and Physiology) from the University of Western Sydney and continued his studies at Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Masters of Chiropractic Science.


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Damiano Tomassoni

Plantar Fasciopathy in the Athlete: Diagnostic, Rehabilitation & Return to Play

Damiano is a dual qualified sports chiropractor and physiotherapist. He enjoys and has experience in treating and rehabilitating sporting injuries and has treated various types and levels of athletes including runners, dancers, martial artists, soccer players and footballers.


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Jenni Brozena

Fixing Gait Dysfunction in Swimmers for Return to Play Success

Jenni is an international sport scientist and managing director of Aqueous, a sports management firm specialising in building human performance and rehabilitation programs for swimming-related facilities.



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Lisa Watkins

Language and its Importance in Recovery & Rehabilitation

Lisa graduated in 2012, completing her Masters of Clinical Chiropractic at RMIT as the ACA Graduate of the Year. During her masters program she also completed her Certificate 3 & 4 in Health and Fitness (Personal Training), as well as becoming an Enhance Running technician.


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Lorenzo Campagna

Hamstring Injury Prevention & Return to Performance

Lorenzo has a Bachelor of Medical Science from Sydney University and completed his Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University in 1997. He has an ICCSP and a Post Grad Dip in Sports Chiropractic from Murdoch University and is currently the owner and principal at Spinal and Sports Care in Sydney.



Matthew Wall

Postnatal Return to Play

Matthew graduated from Macquarie University in 2009 and has a keen interest in working with athletes from injury management, through to performance optimisation using the assessment and optimisation of functional movement and capacity.


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Nicky Kirk

Science and Application of Recovery Part 1-3

Nicky is a registered chiropractor, and has a masters in sports medicine. He in the process of completing the functional neurologic orthopedic rehab course and combines elements of medical, functional and performance science in his daily practice.


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Noah Emanuel

Balancing Nutrition and Supplementation for Recovery

Noah is a recent graduate of NWHSU School of Chiropractic. After graduation he became the Sports Nutrition Fellow for the Human Performance Centre at NWHSU run by Dr Tim Stark. He works with a number of high performing athletes using nutrition to enhance performance, weight management & recovery.


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Peter Garbutt

Applying the Cool Stuff you Learn in a Seminar

Graduating from Macquarie University in 1995, Peter has worked with sporting teams constantly for the past 20 years at both local and international level. He is the immediate past president of Sports Medicine Australia, the current President of FICS and also the Pacifice Region Representative.



Peter Mason

The Importance of Strength & Conditioning Knowledge

Peter is the owner and principal practitioner of Chiropractic Nutrition Strength (CNS). He started CNS after graduating university in 2012, and it is now a leading Sports Chiropractic Clinic consisting of 4 sports chiropractors, 2 exercises physiologists and 2 massage therapists.


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Sarah Elston

The Power of Lifting: Rehabilitation through Powerlifting

Sarah completed her chiropractic studies in 2009 from RMIT University. Since graduating, she has taken an interest in sports injuries, which has led her to develop a keen interest in strength and conditioning, completing her ASCA Level 1 Coaching in 2018. 


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Stephen King

Stop Guessing, Start Measuring

Stephen has a unique background being a dual-masters qualified physiotherapist and osteopath, as well as being an S + C Coach and Personal Trainer and is aware of the key issues health and fitness professionals around the world face.


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Steve Hewitt

Rehabilitating Breathing Dysfunction

Steve graduated end of 2003 and completed his DACNB in 2006 and has been in private practice since graduating. He runs a movement based practice in Mount Eliza, incorporating concepts from pain science, SFMA, PRI and multi-modal manual techniques.

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Chiara Tomassoni

Adductor Injuries ("Groin Strains") why won't we talk about it.

Chiara is a Sports Chiropractor at MEDICUS, a multidisciplinary practice in Melbourne, Australia. Chiara’s experience and commitment to a variety of sports and teams continue to take her interstate and internationally several times a year, while also maintaining involvement at a more local level.


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Tony Cassis

Keeping up with the Jones: Applying Clinical Neuroscience to Everyday Practice

Tony completed a 3 year Bachelor, and a 2 year Master of Clinical Chiropractic from RMIT- both with distinction. After graduation he began practicing at Small Street Clinic under the guidance and mentorship of Dr Paul Noone where he completed a 3-year associate program in chiropractic complex case management.


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