Enda King

Enda King PhD MSc | Sports Physiotherapist | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Researcher | Educator

You see what you look for and you look for what you know – a biomechanical approach to hip and groin pain

Hip and groin pain present formidable challenges in the athletic domain, impacting performance and leading to chronic symptoms. This conference presentation delves into the intricate biomechanical aspects of addressing such debilitating conditions in athletes. While much of the focus athletic groin pain is on the anatomical diagnosis – less focus is placed on how that area has become overloaded/symptomatic. Drawing upon extensive expertise in sports physiotherapy and biomechanics, the presentation will cover insights into innovative strategies for assessing the biomechanical drivers of athletic hip and groin pain.
Central to the discourse is the recognition of the complex interplay between biomechanics, musculoskeletal function, and athletic performance. Through a comprehensive understanding of these factors, the presenter advocates for tailored intervention strategies that target the underlying causes of hip and groin pain, rather than merely addressing symptoms. The importance of precise biomechanical assessment techniques in identifying contributing factors to hip and groin pain is emphasized. By leveraging advanced motion analysis technologies and clinical expertise, insights will be provided on how targeted interventions, such as corrective exercise protocols and gait retraining, can restore optimal movement patterns and mitigate injury risk in athletes.
Ultimately, this presentation underscores the significance of a biomechanically informed approach in effectively managing hip and groin pain in athletes. By integrating cutting-edge biomechanical insights with clinical expertise, personalized interventions can empower athletes to overcome pain, optimize performance, and excel in their sporting endeavors.

About Enda King
Enda King PhD MSc combines his roles as a sports physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and educator through his work with individual athletes and elite teams across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head Elite Performance and Development in Aspetar, Doha, Qatar and traveling internationally to work with athletes and professional clubs.

Through his base at the renowned FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Aspetar, Qatar, Enda combines his clinical and research work through the use of 3D biomechanics and high-level residential rehabilitation to optimise performance and efficient recovery after injury. He has worked with athletes and consulted for teams across a wide variety of disciplines including rugby, football, AFL, NBA, NFL, UFC, boxing, jockeys and GAA. His greatest areas of expertise lies within hip and groin related injury, as well as knee / ACL rehabilitation, and he is committed to performing innovative research to develop robust methods for injury prevention and rehabilitation in elite sport. Enda has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on Athletic Groin Pain, ACL Return To Play and Return To Performance After Injury. Enda also authored the hip and groin chapter in “Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation”.

Enda completed his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in Trinity College, Dublin in 2005 then moved to Perth, Australia to undertake the renowned MSc Manipulative Therapy in Curtain University in 2009. Graduating with distinction Enda returned home and has focused his work in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Ireland around cutting edge methodology for hip and groin injury prevention and rehabilitation. In early 2019 he completed his PhD through the University of Roehampton in London exploring the influence of 3D Biomechanical analysis on outcomes after ACL reconstruction.