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Angie Fearon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra where she teachers entry level physiotherapists and undertakes clinical research; she is a research and clinical physiotherapist (PhD, M(Phty),  B(AppSc)). Angie has over 30 years of clinical and over 10 years of research experience.

Angie’s research aims to provide clinicians with tools to address daily clinical challenges. Angie’s primary area of research is the assessment and management of hip pain.  She has lead research into clinically diagnosing Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and differentiating it from hip osteoarthritis; understanding the significant burden of disease of the Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome; clarifying the pathology of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, and understanding the relevance of imaging in this area.

Angie’s current research is examining different ways of treating Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. She is also looking at the relationship between back and hip impairments; early intervention for hip osteoarthritis and refining imaging in this area.

Angie regularly speaks to physiotherapists and consultant surgeons with respect to the assessment and management of people with complex back, pelvis and hip problems.  Angie maintains a private practice in Canberra, Australia, Hip Physio; is a visiting physiotherapist at the Australian Institute of Sport and works in an advanced practice physiotherapist role with Professor Paul Smith.

Angie is the current national chair of the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Australia group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. 

In 2012 she won the ACT Australian Physiotherapy Association research day "Best Paper" award. Angie was awarded the 2010 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport.  Port Douglas 4 - 6 Nov. 2010. “Wendy Ye award for best paper on women and sport.” 

Student Projects Available

I am currently available to supervise Higher Degree by Research Students in the following areas

(subject to faculty/institute capacity and approval)

  • The biomechanical relationship between low back pain and hip impairments
  • Treating Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - what are the options?
  • What is the relationship between imaging and clinical findings for gluteal tendinopathy?
  • Early intervention for hip OA: what is effective?

Please contract me if you are interested in any of these topics, or if you have a similar topic that you would like to explore. 


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