Previous injury, fatigue or poor movement skills are just some of the factors that can contribute to an injury. Understanding how to manage these and how best to prepare your body for your sport will be key if you want to perform at your best in training and in competition.

Upon completion of this course, you will have learned preparation and load management and why general wellbeing is the key preventative element.

Meet your Course Experts

Dr Jill Cook

Jill Cook is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury.

Dr Ebonie Rio

Ebonie is a post-doc researcher at La Trobe University and has completed her PhD in tendon pain, Master’s Sports Phys, Ba. Phys (Hons) and Ba. App Sci. Her research has been awarded by multiple bodies and her clinical career includes the Commonwealth Games 2006, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, 2012 London Paralympics and more.

Dr Sean Docking

Sean is a researcher who recently completed his PhD in “Characteristics, and risk factors, of tendinopathy: translational research between the human and equine athlete.” Sean is a post-doctoral research fellow at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.

Dr Michael Girdwood

Michael is a physiotherapist and researcher with an interest in sports medicine and tendinopathy. He has worked clinically with a variety of sports from Australian rules football to water polo players. He is especially interested in clinically driven research and the use of exercise and strengthening for rehabilitation.