MP MSK Matters is an initiative of MP Sports Physicians to enable us to bring together members of our practitioner community to enhance collegiality and educational opportunities whilst building professional and personal relationships through a series of 3 educational events per year.

Each event will involve an academic learning component, a guest speaker and dinner.

MP MSK MATTERS is run as a not for profit. Where possible, sponsorship will be organised for events. We are proud to announce our current sponsors: Zaparas Lawyers, LMT Surgical Regenerative Medicine & I-MED Radiology.

From 2024, participants will have the option of registering for all 3 sessions or just individual sessions at a nominal cost.

The anticipated cost for the 2 available sessions in 2023 is:

Event 1: Free

Event 2: $15 per person

MSK matters events are open to all practitioners working in musculoskeletal health. We would love to hear from you – if you are interested in presenting on a topic, please reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of the page to register your interest!

We think this will be a fantastic way to reconnect after the isolating years of COVID and hope you will join us!

Our Values: Inclusion Collaboration Support Cooperation

Come and have a natter about the things that matter

Upcoming events

Event 1

Tuesday 25th July 2023 6:30pm-9:30pm


  • Dr Andrius Ramonas: Striding Strong: The Link between Running Injuries and Running Technique.
  • Dr Alice McNamara: The physical toll of elite rowing.
  • Dr Prasanna Gamage: Experiences travelling with deaf cricket players.
  • Dr Leesa Huguenin: What is Cellular Matrix and how can it be used?

Guest Speaker:

  • Bill Tait, General Manager High Performance at Victorian Institute of Sport

“Exceptional Performance Teams – the Key to Success in Brisbane 2032 and Beyond”

As we strive to achieve our best ever outcomes at the Brisbane 2032 Paralympic and Olympic Games, Australia’s high-performance sport system (HPSS) is undergoing a transformative journey. The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has taken the lead in developing a groundbreaking sector-wide strategy with a vision to “Win well and inspire Australians.” One of the core pillars of this strategy is the pursuit of “World Class Knowledge and Practice” within our Performance Teams, encompassing athletes, coaches, performance support staff, carers, and guides.

Bill led the development of this pillar, harnessing the expertise of some of Australia’s most innovative and successful performance team members. During our upcoming event, Bill will delve into the defining characteristics outlined in the strategy and discuss their implications for the professional development of practitioners over the next decade on the ‘Green & Gold Runway’ leading up to Brisbane.

Event 2

Tuesday 24th October 2023 6:30pm-9:30pm


  • Dr Chris Hasenkam: Lumbar Bone Stress Injuries and Issues in Women’s Cricket
  • Dr James Ooi: Injury and Biomechanical Considerations of the Gymnast
  • Lachlan Wakeling: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis & Rehab Framework.
  • Dr Bianca Scotney: ACL Cross Bracing Protocol

Guest speaker:

  • Mick Gayfer
    1990 Collingwood FC Premiership player

Mick Gayfer was an elite AFL footballer at a time when football was still combined with full time work. He tasted premiership success with Collingwood in 1990 and will speak to us on his unusual path to elite football and the approach to training during his career.

RSVP: Midnight on Friday the 13th of October 2023.

Mornington Bowls Club

765 Esplanade, Mornington

Victoria 3931

Street parking available

MP MSK Matters events are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: