Dr Joanne L

Dr Joanne L Kemp

Research Fellow, APA Sports Physiotherapist

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre


PhD, M Sports Physio, B App Sc (Physio)



Membership of professional associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Sports Medicine Australia, Osteoarthritis Research Society International

Area of study


Research interests

Joint Orthopaedics

- Hip arthroscopy

Joint Rehabilitation

- Hip pain, FAI, hip osteoarthritis

Recent publications

  1. Kemp JL, Collins NJ, Makdissi M, Schache AG, Machotka Z, Crossley KM “Hip Arthroscopy for intra-articular pathology:  A Systematic Review of Outcomes with and without Femoral Osteoplasty.” British Journal Sports Medicine 2012; 46(9): 632-643 Winner Best Systematic Review 2012-2013
  2. Kemp JL, Schache AG, Makdissi M, Sims K, Crossley KM “Greater understanding of normal hip physical function may guide clinicians in providing targeted rehabilitation programmes” Journal Science Medicine in Sport 2013; 16: 292-296
  3. Kemp JL, Schache AG, Makdissi M, Sims K, Crossley KM “Response to Men are stronger than women- also in the hip.” Journal Science Medicine in Sport 2013; 16(5): E4-E5
  4. Retchford, T, Crossley, K.M, Grimaldi, A, Kemp, J.L, Cowan, S M “Can local muscles augment stability in the hip? A narrative literature review” Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 2013; 13(1): 1-12
  5. Kemp JL, Collins NJ, Roos EM, Crossley KM “Psychometric Properties for patient-reported outcome measures for hip arthroscopic surgery” American Journal of Sports Medicine 2013; 41: 2065-2073
  6. Kemp JL, Collins NJ, Roos EM, Crossley KM “Response to Measurement Qualities of Hip and Groin Outcome Scores” American Journal of Sports Medicine 2014; 42: NP7-NP13
  7. Hatton AL, Kemp JL, Brauer S, Clark R, Crossley KM “Dynamic single-leg balance performance is impaired in individuals with hip chondropathy.” Arthritis Care and Research 2014; 66:5 709-716.
  8. Kemp JL, Makdissi M, Schache AG, Pritchard MG, Pollard TCB, Crossley KM “Chondropathy of the hip at arthroscopy: prevalence and relationship to labral pathology, FAI and patient-reported outcomes.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 2014; 48(14): 1102-1107
  9. Kemp JL, Crossley KM, Roos EM, Ratzlaff C “What fooled us in the knee may trip us in the hip: Lessons learned from arthroscopy” British Journal of Sports Medicine 2014; 48(16): 1200-1201
  10. Kemp JL, AG Schache, M Makdissi, K Sims, MG Pritchard, KM Crossley. “Are hip ranges of motion and muscle strengths impaired in people with hip chondropathy?” J of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 2014; 14(3): 334-342
  11. Kemp JL, MacDonald D, Collins NJ, Hatton AL, Crossley KM “Hip arthroscopy in the setting of hip osteoarthritis: A systematic review of pain and function outcomes and the risk of progression to total hip arthroplasty” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2015. 473(3): 1055-1073
  12. Thorborg K, Tijssen M , Habets B , Bartels E , Roos E , Kemp JL, Crossley K,  Hölmich P “Patient-reported outcome questionnaires for young to middle-aged adults with hip and groin disability: a systematic review of the clinimetric evidence” British Journal of Sports Medicine 2015;49:812
  13. Kemp JL, Moore KM, Fransen M, Russell T, Crossley KM “A randomised clinical trial for the efficacy of physiotherapy intervention for early-onset hip osteoarthritis: The HIPO trial. A study protocol for a Phase II clinical trial” Trials 2015 16(1)
  14. Finch, CF, Kemp JL, Clapperton AJ “The incidence and burden of hospital-treated sports-related injury in people aged 15+ years in Victoria, Australia, 2004-2010: A future epidemic of osteoarthritis?” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2015 23(7) 1138–1143
  15. Emery C, Roos E, Verhagen E, Finch CF, Bennell K, Story B, Spindler K, Kemp JL, Lohmander S “Design and conduct of randomized controlled trials for joint injury prevention in sport and recreation: recommendations from a task force of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2015 23(5) 815–825
  16. Kemp JL, Newton J. White PE, Finch CF   “Implementation of concussion guidelines in community Australian Football and Rugby League – the experiences and challenges faced by coaches and sports trainers” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2016 19(4) 305-10
  17. Kemp JL, Makdissi M, Schache AG, Finch CF, Pritchard MG, Crossley KM. “Is quality of life following hip arthroscopy in patients with chondrolabral pathology associated with impairments in hip strength or range of motion? A cross-sectional study.” Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. Online first
  18. Charlton P, Bryant A, Kemp JL, Crossley KM, Clark R, Collins NJ “Single-leg squat performance is impaired 1-2 years after hip arthroscopy” PM&R. Online first
  19.  Beumer L, Wong J, Warden SJ, Kemp JL, Foster P, Crossley KM “Effects of exercise and manual therapy on pain associated with hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis” BJSM Online first
  20. Filbay SR, Kemp JL, Ackerman IF, Crossley KM “Is quality of life impaired in people with hip chondropathy?” J Hip Preservation Surgery. Online first
  21. Ackerman I, Kemp JL, Hinman R, Crossley KM “Hip and knee osteoarthritis affects young people too” Submitted to Medical Journal of Australia
  22. Freke M, Kemp JL, Risberg MA, Svege I, Semciw A, Crossley KM “Physical Impairments in symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review of the evidence” BJSM; 2016 Online first
  23. Kemp JL, Risberg MA, Schache AG, Makdissi M, Pritchard MG, Crossley KM Patients with chondrolabral pathology have bilateral functional impairments after unilateral hip arthroscopy: A cross-sectional study. JOSPT; 2016 In press





  1. Kemp J, Crossley K, Schache A, Pritchard M “Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine” “Hip pain” 2012 McGraw Hill Sydney
  2. Crossley KM, Kemp JL, Grimaldi A “Hip related pain” in Grieves Modern Manual Therapy 4th ed.
  3. Kemp J, Crossley K, Agricola R, Schache A, Pritchard M “Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine 5th ed.” “Hip pain in athletes” 2016 McGraw Hill Sydney (In press)