Michael O’Brien

Hip and Groin


Michael is currently undertaking his PhD in Hip Dysplasia and also consulting from Melbourne Orthopaedic Group Sports Medicine. Over the past 10+ years his experience has included working in elite sport, hip and groin research, and a clinical caseload. 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)
  • APA Physiotherapist