Michael O'Brien




Michael is currently employed as the lead physiotherapist for Melbourne Victory Football Club - National Premier League & National Youth League. He also works as a research assistant at La Trobe University’s Sports and Exercise Medicine Research centre where he is assisting on the FORCE project, a study looking into hip and groin pain in Soccer and AFL.

He is part of our Hip and Groin group alongside Andrew Wallis and Alesha Gledhill-Tunks, working closely with melbourne's leading orthopaedic surgeons and physicians to provide conservative management or post-surgical rehabilitation for various conditions.

He hails from New Zealand where he graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2008. He has spent his career working in a variety of settings across New Zealand, Scotland, England and New South Wales which have helped him hone his sports injury and musculoskeletal skills. 

In addition to complex hip and groin pathology, Michael has particular experience working with adolescent athletes, developing college sports programmes, academy screenings, and working with elite athletes. Other sports experience includes all codes of football, basketball and netball. Outside of the clinic he is an avid soccer player and runner.

Michael O'Brien