Joshua Heerey




Western-Australia, Australia
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Dr. Joshua Heerey is a physiotherapist and post-doctoral research fellow at La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


Dr. Joshua Heerey is a physiotherapist and post-doctoral research fellow at La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

He obtained his PhD in 2021, with his research programme focussing on understanding the relationship between hip joint imaging findings and pain, and risk factors for development of early hip osteoarthritis in football players. He has published numerous articles examining the diagnosis and treatment of intra-articular hip conditions and is a current member of the International Hip-Related Pain Research Network and Young Athlete’s Hip Research Collaboration, which are multi-disciplinary international research teams created to improve the care of people living with hip and groin conditions.

Dr. Heerey works clinically at Lifecare Prahran Sports Medicine Clinic in Melbourne. He has a particular interest in the management of longstanding hip and groin conditions.

  1. Clausen S, Heerey J, Hartvigsen J, Kemp JL, Arnbak B. Do imaging findings modify the effect of non-surgical treatment in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis? A systematic literature review. BMJ Open. 2023 Mar 16;13(3):e065373. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065373. PMID: 36927583; PMCID: PMC10030490.
  2. O’Brien MJM, Jacobsen JS, Semciw AI, Mechlenburg I, Tønning LU, Stewart CJW, Heerey J, Kemp JL. Physical impairments in Adults with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) undergoing Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Oct 1;17(6):988-1001. doi: 10.26603/001c.38166. PMID: 36237653; PMCID: PMC9528691.
  3. Reiman MP, Agricola R, Kemp JL, Heerey JJ, Weir A, van Klij P, Kassarjian A, Mosler AB, Ageberg E, Hölmich P, Warholm KM, Griffin D, Mayes S, Khan KM, Crossley KM, Bizzini M, Bloom N, Casartelli NC, Diamond LE, Di Stasi S, Drew M, Friedman DJ, Freke M, Glyn-Jones S, Gojanovic B, Harris-Hayes M, Hunt MA, Impellizzeri FM, Ishøi L, Jones DM, King MG, Lawrenson PR, Leunig M, Lewis CL, Mathieu N, Moksnes H, Risberg MA, Scholes MJ, Semciw AI, Serner A, Thorborg K, Virgile A, Wörner T, Dijkstra HP. Infographic. Consensus recommendations on the classification, definition and diagnostic criteria of hip-related pain in young and middle-aged active adults from the International Hip-related Pain Research Network, Zurich 2018. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jan;55(2):115-117. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102219. Epub 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32868314; PMCID: PMC7788225. Open Access
  4. Jones DM, Crossley KM, Ackerman IN, Hart HF, Dundules KL, O’Brien MJ, Mentiplay BF, Heerey JJ, Kemp JL. Physical Activity Following Hip Arthroscopy in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: A Systematic Review. Sports Med Open. 2020 Jan 28;6(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40798-020-0234-8. PMID: 31993831; PMCID: PMC6987281.
  5. Heerey JJ, Kemp JL, Mosler AB, Jones DM, Pizzari T, Scholes MJ, Agricola R, Crossley KM. Correction to: What is the Prevalence of Hip Intra-Articular Pathologies and Osteoarthritis in Active Athletes with Hip and Groin Pain Compared with Those Without? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med. 2019 Jul;49(7):1139-1141. doi: 10.1007/s40279-019-01108-7. Erratum for: Sports Med. 2019 Jun;49(6):951-972. PMID: 31020547.

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