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2019 FAST Speakers

Dr. Marc Cesana 

Dr Marc Cesana has vast experience in elite sports medicine in both Australian Rules Football and Soccer. He is currently working as the Sports Doctor at the Wakefield Sports Clinic. He has worked with the Adelaide Crows Football Club for 11 years and is currently the senior medical officer. He has spent 10 years as the team doctor with the Olyroos including the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has also been the Medical Officer for the Glenelg Football Club, Adelaide Thunderbirds, the Socceroos for the Kuwait Tour during the Asian Cup Qualifiers and for the Hyundai A-league. His interests include Australian Rules, Soccer, Concussion Management, Military Medicine and Diving Medicine. Dr Marc Cesana has previously been the Medical Director for the SA Sports Medicine Association.

Professor Jack Anderson

Professor Jack Anderson joined Melbourne Law School in 2017. Previously, he taught at the University of Limerick from where he was appointed a Senior Research Scholar by the Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences in 2002. Prof Anderson’s primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in the area. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, international conference papers and other seminars on the topics of sports law. Jack is also a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland. In 2016, he was appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and appeared on the list of arbitrators of the CAS Ad hoc Division for the UEFA EURO 2016 (European football championships).


Kerstin Tromans

Kerstin completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2013 from the University of Adelaide. Since then she has worked in various roles at Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Hospital, primarily in Emergency. Kerstin is now completing her specialist training in general practice. Kerstin has a special interest in sports medicine and has worked with the Norwood SANFLW team for the last 2 years. Kerstin will be persuing a job  working at Wakefield Sports Clinic in 2019. In Kerstin's free time her hobbies include playing netball, hiking and waterskiing up the river.

Andrea Sparrow

Andrea Sparrow is an Accredited Sports Dietitian (APD, ASD), Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Anthropometrist (ISAK). Andrea brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion from 8 years of private practice, 8.5 years of workplace health promotion, and 26 years of competitive track sprinting to her business, Sustenance Sport and Health. Assisting athletes to achieve their performance goals is a particularly rewarding aspect of her work. Andrea provides evidence-based nutrition strategies to athletes from various sporting backgrounds, and from all ages, levels and abilities. She has worked as the SANFL Sports Dietitian for 4 seasons, as well as having worked with Marion Swimming Club, Water Polo SA, DanceSpace and Volleyball SA. 

 

Lauren Edwards

Lauren graduated from Flinders University with both a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. With a Level 2 Sports Trainer certificate, Lauren has acquired many years of experience through a number of sporting codes inclusive of Australian Rules Football (Fremantle Football Club, North Melbourne Football club, South Adelaide), Tour Down Under and both National Swimming and Volley Ball Championships.Lauren is passionate about injury prevention, management, maintenance and a successful return to sport. Her interest stems from 20 years of continuous competition and training as an athlete. She is an active member of TnT Athletic Development Club and has competed in numerous national and state athletic competitions as well as being state champion in sprints and hurdles over the years. She has also been runner up in the final of the 2014 Bay Sheffield Women's Gift.

 

Mike Heynen
Michael Heynen is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience. He has been a team Physiotherapist for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL since 2001 and also the consultant Physiotherapist to the internationally acclaimed Australian Dance Theatre since 2005. Michael is regularly invited to present workshops and lectures both in Australia and internationally. His special interests areas include Hamstring Injuries, Hip & Groin Injuries and Dance Injuries.

 

Ric Wojciechowski
Experienced Business Owner with a demonstrated history of working within the sports injury management industry. Skilled in Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, and Trigger Point Therapy. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Diploma Remedial Massage focused in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage from Australian Institute of Fitness.

 

Damien Norsworthy
Damien Norsworthy is an Intensive Care Paramedic with SA Ambulance Service and the course coordinator for the SA Sports Medicine Association Spinal Management Course. Damien has worked with a range of sports across his career as a Paramedic.


Carlie Altmann

Carlie Altmann is a Podiatrist based at SPORTSMED SA. She is experienced in dance assessment and rehabilitation, lower limb injury prevention and performance enhancement. Carlie has a particular interest in netball, gymnastics and running related injuries. She is a tutor and lecturer in the Podiatry Undergraduate Program at the University of South Australia as well as a Guest Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Sports and Musculoskeletal Masters Program also at UniSA. She is currently on the Education Committee for the SA Sports Medicine Association.