by APA Sports & Manipulative Physiotherapists
Available courses 2019
Professional development sessions
Andrew Wallis and his colleagues are available for tailored professional development sessions in Melbourne and interstate.
Hip & Groin Physiotherapists
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.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (Sports & Manipulative)
APA Sports & Manipulative Physiotherapist
Alesha is a titled Sports Physiotherapist who currently works privately at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine and the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. In addition to her clinical commitments, Alesha is a physiotherapist with Football Federation Australia (FFA), working with the Matildas and the junior representative national teams.
Prior to linking with FFA, Alesha gained considerable sporting experience with Cricket Victoria as the Head Physiotherapist of the VicSpirit and previously with Cricket Australia in the national talent camps. Alesha’s particular interest is in the treatment of lower limb injuries and in several years working alongside leading orthopaedic surgeons and sports physicians, Alesha has gained valuable experience and insight into the treatment of hip and groin conditions.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)
APA Sports Physiotherapist)
Michael is currently undertaking his PhD in Hip Dysplasia and clinically consults out of Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine. Over the past 10 years his experience has included working in elite sport, hip and groin research, and clinical consultations. Prior to commencing research he was working with Melbourne Victory Football Club. He has published data on Groin strength testing and its relationship with injuries, in both A-League and AFL athletes.
In addition to treating complex hip and groin problems, Michael regularly manages patients with knee injuries needing to return to high-level sport. He has particular experience working with adolescent athletes, developing college sports programmes, and academy screenings. Other sports experience includes all codes of football, basketball and netball.
Michael works closely with Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons and physicians to provide conservative management and/or post-surgical rehabilitation for various conditions.
Michael hails from New Zealand where he graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2008, receiving the Elizabeth Michael award for Clinical Excellence. He has spent his career working in a variety of settings across New Zealand, Scotland, England and New South Wales before relocating to Melbourne.
Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
Professional development sessions are also available with Andrew Wallis. Please contact Alesha Coonan for further information.