Female Athletes are not Niche

Female Athletes are not Niche

Date: 22 Jun 2022
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm AEST
Where: South Yarra, Victoria

About the Event

While the sex data gap in sports and exercise science research is slowly closing, the need for research dissemination is increasing. But with 40% of all sport participants women, the notion that female athletes are niche is inconsistent.

Join Dr Phoebe Henry in June where she will break down key topics into actionable tools to help improve outcomes for active women and girls, and help prevent female athletes from becoming a niche.

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm AEST
Venue: South Yarra Spine & Sports Medicine, Level 1, 56 Claremont Street, South Yarra, VIC

Registration closes 5:00pm 20 June 2022.



Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this seminar are:

  • Understand the ‘female factors’ that contribute to injury;
  • Learn the key performance and training factors for female athlete;
  • Learn the latest research for exercise prescription during pregnancy;
  • Understand up-to-date evidence about the menstrual cycle and exercise performance; and
  • Improve your ability to navigate perceived taboo topics


Dr Phoebe Henry

Phoebe Henry is a chiropractor and accredited exercise scientist working in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Melbourne. She completed her undergraduate studies at RMIT University in 2018, where she was awarded the RMIT Sports Chiro Australia Graduate of the Year and received a 2018 FICS Student Scholarship.

Alongside working in private practice, Phoebe has researched the impact of pelvic motion during running gait to earn a first class honours degree, completed a Diploma of Exercise Studies and gained the ICSC. Phoebe’s interest in chiropractic stemmed from her experience as a gymnast enduring multiple injuries, but as her career and study progressed, she became increasingly frustrated at the misinformation and lack of knowledge surrounding female-specific sports and exercise medicine. From this, Phoebe founded The Girl Factor in late 2021, a project dedicated to breaking down barriers that prevent girls and women participating in physical activity. She is now on a mission to disseminate research into clinical practice to better reduce injury risk and optimise performance for female athletes, and ultimately empower more girls and women to remain physically active.

Seminar Costs

AICE Sports & Exercise Members:  Free
ACA Student Members: 
ACA members: 
Non ACA members:  $99.00

Registration closes 20 June 2022.