LISTEN + LEARN FROM 29 International Speakers
Editor in Chief JOSPT
‘Challenges and pitfalls in return to play in elite sport'
We are delighted to introduce our first speaker, Dr. Clare Ardern, Editor in Chief JOSPT; Dr Ardernis an Australian-trained physiotherapist and senior researcher in sports medicine at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Her research has focused on return to sport after injury the rates, determinants of success, improving the clinical approach and how high-caliber meta-research can help clinicians make quality decisions.
Dr. Ardern will share her expertise in her presentation titled ‘The challenges and pitfalls in return to play in elite sport’.
Director of Medicine, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Surgical considerations in ACL Reconstruction in the elite athlete
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker; Mr Ray Moran Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director at Sports Surgery Clinic.
Mr Moran is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (Ireland) and is the former President of the Irish Orthopaedic Association. Having completed a fellowship in Atlanta Georgia and in Nottingham U.K. He has devoted his surgical practice to the management of Knee Pathology and in particular ACL surgical intervention.
Mr Moran will share his expert opinion in his presentation on the “Surgical considerations in ACL reconstruction in the elite athlete”.
Director of the International Knee and Joint Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Surgical considerations in meniscal and chondral pathology in the elite athlete
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Dr Charles H. Brown Jr, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of the International Knee and JointCentre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mr Brown specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with meniscal and knee ligament injuries. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the ACL Study Group. He has been awarded the AOSSM Herodicus Award twice and he has also won the AOSSM Aircast Award for his work on the anterior cruciate ligament.
Dr Brown is world-renowned as an innovator, lecturer and surgeon educator in the areas of knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery and knee ligament reconstruction.
He is a pioneer in the development and design of arthroscopically-assisted ACL reconstruction techniques and instrumentation, suture based all-inside meniscal repair surgical techniques and instrumentation, and the use of hamstring tendon grafts for ACL reconstruction.
Dr. Brown will share his expertise in his presentation titled, ‘Surgical Considerations in Meniscal and Chondral Pathology in the elite athlete.’
Head of Performance, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Role of 3D biomechanical analysis in RTP after ACL Reconstruction
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Dr. Enda King PhD MSc Sports Physiotherapist and Head of Performance Rehabilitation here in the Sports Surgery Clinic.
In early 2019 Enda completed his PhD through the University of Roehampton in London exploring the influence of 3D Biomechanical analysis on outcomes after ACL reconstruction. His greatest areas of expertise lies within hip and groin related injuries, 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 20 peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on groin injuries, 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 in his presentation will explore the role of 3D biomechanical analysis in RTP after ACL Reconstruction.
Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator, New England Patriots, USA
ACL Rehabilitation and RTP in the elite athlete
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Emidio Pacecca, rehabilitation co-ordinator with the New England Patriots, USA. Emidio has worked extensively in professional sport from his role as Medical services manager with Carlton Football club in Melbourne, Australia to his role as head physiotherapist with Western Force (RugbyWA). In his presentation Emidio is going to share his experience and expertise in the role of ACL rehabilitation and RTP in the National Football League (NFL)
Sports Physiotherapist, Oslo Sport Trauma Research Centre, Norway
ACL injury Prevention in Elite Handball Players
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Grethe Myklebust PT, PhD a professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centrein Oslo, Norway. Grethe has served as team PT for the female national teams in handball, soccer and the national teams in beach volleyball for twenty years. She has also worked as PT at the Olympic games in Seoul in 1988 and Sydney in 2000. She has 30 years clinical experience in sports clinics, latest at the Norwegian Olympic Centre. She is the past vice president of the Norwegian Society of Sports Physiotherapy, and has also been a member of the Medical Commission in the International Handball Federation (IHF) for two years. Grethes main research area is related to handball and soccer injuries, especially shoulder, knee-and ankle injuries, and injury prevention.In her presentation Grethe is going to cover ACL injury prevention in Elite handball players.
Head of SSC Lab, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Strength and power profiling in the management of elite athletes with low back pain
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Dr. Neil Welch, Head of SSC Lab here at Sports Surgery Clinic.
Neil completed his PhD thesis at Dublin City University exploring the role of maximum strength, explosive strength, reactive strength and deceleration in rehabilitation and performance.
The results from this PhD thesis have made novel contributions in relation to both rehabilitation from chronic musculoskeletal conditions and athletic performance. The findings have helped to inform his clinical practice and aid in the design of future research.
He also has extensive experience working with those with chronic low back pain with publications in the area.
In his presentation, Neil is going to explore Strength and power profiling in the management of elite athletes with low back pain.
Cricket Australia’s Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine
Management and RTP of low back pain in elite cricketers
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Alex Kountouris. Cricket Australia’s Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, a Physiotherapist and a Lecturer, Alex has a PhD in Cricket Injuries, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Alex Kountouris is a renowned figure in the work of Cricket with over 20 years’ experience working with professional athletes and facilitating them back to play post injury to the highest level of sporting participation.
Alex has numerous publications related to the elite cricket player and return to play as seen in a recent paper on hand fractures and a systematic review on medical-attention injuries in cricket players.
Alex recently examined mental health screening in injured male and female elite athletes using the athlete psychological strain questionnaire.
In his presentation, Alex will examine the management and return to play in elite crickets with low back pain.
Head Physiotherapist, Birmingham Royal Ballet, UK
Management and RTP of low back injury in elite dancers
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker KateDavis a chartered physiotherapist and an expert in sport and functional movement rehabilitation. Kate is the head physiotherapist at the Birmingham Royal Balletin England. In this role Kate guides and facilitates dancers back to the highest level of performance following injury. Kate has extensive experience working with a wide variety ofelite athletes from her work with the Great British equestrian team to England Rugby. Having worked with TeamGB at the Rio Olympics. Katie rides competitively, which combined with her clinical expertise, allows her to support athletesto physically prepare and perform at the highest level.In her presentation Kate is going to examine the management and return to performance aspect following low back injuries in elite dancers
Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
Management of low back pain in elite rowers
Fiona Wilson is a physiotherapist and an associate professor in Trinity College Dublin where she is head of the physiotherapy programme. She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience and has worked in the UK, South Africa and Dublin.
She is passionate about translating evidence into meaningful practice and has focused on athlete low back pain and brain health in her research.
She was head physiotherapist for rowing Ireland for 10 years and is now the first physiotherapist to be part of the FISA (the international rowing governing body) Sports Medicine Commission.
She still practices clinically and specialises in rowing low back pain.
In her presentation, Fiona is going to share her expert opinion regarding the management of low back pain in elite rowers.
Head of Physiotherapy, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Management and RTP of cervical injury in elite rugby
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Colm Fuller, Head of Physiotherapy and Lead physiotherapist for concussion rehabilitation here at the Sports Medicine department in the Sports Surgery Clinic.
Colm has extensive experience in professional sport from working as senior physiotherapist with London Irish Rugby Club and Munster Rugby to his role as lead physiotherapist for Ireland Rugby national men's team, accompanying them at multiple Six Nations tournaments and the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Colm is currently undertaking his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Eanna Falvey at UCC, Cork investigating the role of neck strength in concussion. In his presentation Colm is going to explore the management and decision making around return to play post cervical injuries in the elite rugby player.
Orthopaedic Consultant, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Surgical management of the unstable ankle in elite sport
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker; Mr Johnny McKenna Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon here at Sports Surgery Clinic.
Mr McKenna is a Clinical Fellow of the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne and an Honorary Fellow in foot and ankle surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia.
Mr McKenna has worked as an Irish Senior Specialist Registrar and has devoted his surgical practice to the management surrounding foot and ankle pathology in the athletic population.
Mr Johnny McKenna will share his expert opinion in his presentation on the ‘Surgical management of the unstable ankle in elite Sport’
Orthopaedic Consultant, Imperial College, London
Surgical management of chondral injury in the ankle in elite athletes
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Professor James Calder. As a founding member of the Fortius Clinic, Professor Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries. James works with international athletes and sports professionals including Premier League soccer teams and Aviva Premiership rugby clubs in addition to the British Olympic team.
James remains actively involved in research projects at the Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic. He is President of ESSKA-AFAS and immediate Past-Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group. James served on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK and has done since 2011, his main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment (keyhole surgery) of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries. In his presentation James is going to explore the surgical management of chondral injuries to the ankle in the elite athlete.
First Team Physiotherapist West Bromwich Albion Football Team
Rehabilitation and Return to Play of Ankle injuries in Elite Football
Fraser is the First Team Physiotherapist for West Bromwich Albion Football Team. He holds an MSc Sports Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, a BSc Hons Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University, and a BSc Hons Sports & Exercise Science with Biology from Nottingham Trent University.
Fraser has extensive experience working in the professional sporting environment. From his role as head physiotherapist and performance lead at British Basketball to his role as first team physiotherapist with Newcastle Falcons premiership rugby club. He is a consultant on the ‘Foot and Ankle’ working with an elite client group from premiership football to individual elite athletes. Fraser lectures at health Education Seminars on the ‘Foot and Ankle complex’ focusing specifically on the Sporting foot and ankle.
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Strength and biomechanical analysis in the management of foot and ankle injury
Colin is a strength and conditioning coach at the Sports Surgery Clinic specialising in the rehabilitation of lower limb running injuries, as well as performance. He has a keen interest in Achilles tendon and plantar flexor muscle adaptations to exercise, and is currently undertaking a PhD working under Professor JB Morin at the University of Côte d’Azur investigating Achilles tendinopathy rehab and lower limb biomechanics. He also leads the SSC’s Run Lab service which involves lower limb strength and power, running gait assessment and physiological testing. He has undergraduate degrees from University of Limerick and Setanta College, and a Master’s degree from University College Dublin. Colin has been working at the Sports Surgery Clinic since 2014 before which, he enjoyed a long career in elite sport where he competed at 2 Olympic Games (2008 and 2012), World and European Championships in the 50km walk.
Orthopaedic Consultant, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Surgical management of the unstable shoulder in elite sport
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Mr. Hannan Mullett, Orthopaedic Consultant here at Sports Surgery Clinic.
Hannan specialises in all types of shoulder surgery with a particular interest in managing sports injuries such as shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries.
He routinely treats professional athletes and is active in research in optimising return to play.
Hannan completed a Fellowship in Upper Limb Surgery in New York at the Mount Sinai hospital and a second Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
He is the Founder and President of the Irish Shoulder & Elbow Society, Co-chairperson European Shoulder & Elbow organizing committee, National delegate European Shoulder & Elbow Society, Member of European Shoulder & Elbow Society, Member of British Shoulder & Elbow Society, Member of the American Shoulder & Elbow Society and Member of the Watanabe Shoulder Society.
Having recently published a systematic review on return to sport after surgical treatment for anterior shoulder instability Mr. Mullett is going to examine the surgical management of the unstable shoulder in elite sport.
Orthopaedic Consultant, AZ Monica, University of Antwerp
Surgical management of elbow injuries in elite sport
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Professor Roger van Riet, Orthopaedic Consultant, AZ Monica, University of Antwerp. Since 2008 he has been working as an elbow surgeon and fellowship director at AZ Monica, Orthopaedic Centre Antwerp. He is a former member of the Institutional review Board and later the Medical board of the hospital.
Professor van Riet has published over 100 peer reviewed papers on elbow surgery and more than 50 book chapters. He is the Associate Editor at Shoulder & Elbow, Clinics in Orthopaedic Surgery and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery EST. Professor van Riet was the first president of the Belgian Elbow and Shoulder Society and a current member of the board. He is a former member of the elbow committee of both ISAKOS and ESSKA. He is the former chair of the SECEC Rehab Committee and currently, he is the chair of the Healthcare delivery Committee of SECEC and member of the executive committee.
In his presentation Professor Van Riet is going to examine the Surgical management of elbow injuries in elite sport.
Specialist Physiotherapist Shoulder, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
The role of 3D biomechanical analysis in RTP following shoulder stabilisation
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Edel Fanning. Edel is a chartered physiotherapist and leads the upper limb rehabilitation service at the Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin. Prior to working in Dublin, Edel worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for a number of years in the UK National Health Service. She has presented at both national and international conferences on rehabilitation of the shoulder. Edel has a keen interest in shoulder biomechanics, the sporting shoulder and injury prevention and has worked with elite athletes from a wide range of sporting disciplines.
Edel is currently completing her PhD at UCC investigating the use of return to play criteria post glenohumeral joint stabilisation. In her presentation Edel is going to examine the role of 3D biomechanical analysis in the management of the athletic shoulder.
Athlete Health Lead, British Swimming, UK
Management and return to performance of shoulder pain in elite swimming
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Jane Carré, Athlete Health lead (and Physiotherapist) for British Swimming. Having come from a multisport environment including working with hockey, football, netball and rugby athletes, with British Bobsleigh and at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Jane has worked in elite swimming since 2014. She was part of Team GB supporting swimmers at the Rio 2016 Olympic games, as well as having worked at multiple World, European and Commonwealth Games.
In Jane’s role at British Swimming she leads on the overall athlete health strategy, which includes planning the return to training and high level performance for elite swimmers following shoulder injury. In her presentation Jane is going to discuss the ‘management and return to performance of shoulder pain in elite swimming’.
Professor in Physiotherapy School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Management and RTP of shoulder reconstruction in elite rugby
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Professor of physiotherapy Nicola Phillips, Cardiff University, Wales. Nicola is Programme Manager for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy and a part time consultant physiotherapist with Welsh Rugby Players Association and Wales Touch Association.
Nicola has extensive experience working with elite athletes includes the Welsh and British Weightlifting teams, professional rugby Union, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. Nicola is a Board member on UK Anti-Doping and Commonwealth Games Council for Wales. Research and clinical interest within this field is in functional rehabilitation of knee and shoulder injuries. In 2019 New Year's Honours List, she received an OBE for her services to physiotherapy. In her presentation Nicola is going to discuss the Management and RTP of shoulder reconstruction in elite rugby.
Abdominal/Groin 'Core Surgeon', Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, USA
Surgical management in athletic groin pain
Dr. William C. Meyers has dedicated more than 30 years pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of core muscle injuries (formerly known as athletic pubalgia and “never rightfully called sports hernia”).
In 2013, he founded the Vincera Institute, which joined 7 different academic institutions in the study and care of hip and groin injuries.
Dr. Meyers is probably the leading authority on the awareness that the whole core, inclusive of the hip joint, deserves a specialty status in medicine.
Trained in thoracic, vascular and general surgery, Professor Meyers is a Harvard graduate and spent 21 years at Duke University where he headed general, liver, biliary, pancreatic and minimally invasive surgery.
There, he had the largest liver surgery practice in the USA for many years, wrote the first peer-reviewed paper on laparoscopic cholecystectomy and established many other surgical procedures.
He founded the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, authored over 300 publications, and had continuous RO1 and VA Merit Review funding in basic physiology.
“As a hobby”, he helped cover the Duke University sports teams and US Soccer Teams, which triggered him to figure out, in the fresh cadaver lab, much of the true functional anatomy of the pelvis. In Philadelphia, he helped lead two medical schools to come out of bankruptcy and helped create Drexel University College of Medicine.
He obtained an MBA from Wharton in 2003 and maintains Professorships at Duke, Jefferson and Drexel Universities.
He has authored/edited several books, including his most recent: Introducing the Core - Demystifying the Body of an Athlete, (Slack, Inc, 2019 available on amazon.com and healio.com), in which he illustrates some of the fascinating discoveries within the core, beginning with Archimedes jumping out of the bathtub.
Director of Sports Medicine, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Non-surgical management of athletic groin pain
Next in the line-up is our own Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller, Director of Sports Medicine, SSC.
Andy has extensive experience working in professional sport, as Team doctor to British Olympic Rowing, England Rugby, Melbourne Storm Rugby League and the New Zealand Black Ferns. He qualified from Imperial College London and spent 16 years in the Royal Navy culminating in Director of Research at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and the Royal Navys only Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Andy has over 40 publications on the biomechanics of groin pain, the expedited return to sport following groin injury, exertional lower limb pain and running re-education. He is also the author of Clincial Sports anatomy. His most recent publications around athletic groin pain, examine the anatomical diagnosis in relation to the clinical findings, MRI findings and patient-reported outcome measure. He then related these findings to the biomechanical evaluation of change of direction identifying three clusters of movement patterns. Andy will argue that the anatomical diagnosis matters less than the movement diagnosis in the prescription of rehabilitation, and that resorting to surgical intervention is a misguided attempt at expedition.
Specialist Physiotherapist Groin, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin
Role of 3D biomechanics in the management of athletic hip and groin pain
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Sam Baida. Sam is a Senior physiotherapist and clinical lead in Athletic hip and groin pain rehabilitation here at the Sports Surgery Clinic. Prior to working in Dublin, Sam worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for a number of years in the UK National Health Service. He has extensive experience working with athletes from his days in Adeladie working in the Olympic Sports Clinic to his current work as lead physiotherapist with the Monaghan Senior Football team, GAA.
Sam is currently completing his PhD at Dublin City University in conjunction with SSC in the management of Athletic hip and groin pain. Sam in his presentation will explore the role of 3D biomechanical analysis in the management of athletic hip and groin pain.
Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. Louis Blues, National Hockey League, USA
Management of hip and groin injury in the National Hockey League (NHL)
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Eric Renaghan Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. Louis Blues, National Hockey League. Eric has extensive experience working in professional Hockey working as assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks. Eric recently completed his graduate studies in Biomechanics at Lindenwood University. His main interest is in neuromechanics and movement expression as it relates to sport performance.
With extensive background in force plate technology and an understanding of alternative and cutting-edge approaches to human performance Eric applies his knowledge and experience for the advancement of those that he coaches. In his presentation Eric is going to explore the management of hip and groin injuries in the National Hockey League.
Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery, London
Surgical management of hamstring and rectus femoris tendons in elite sport
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Professor Fares Haddad, Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery, Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, London. Fares was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards. He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He became a Hunterian Professor in 2005, and obtained his Chair at UCL in 2010.
Fares’ work also encompasses minimally invasive hip and knee surgery and novel strategies to manage patients with knee ligament injuries. He provides medical input at elite level for a number of sports including football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts. He is Medical Director of the NFL in the UK and is Editor in Chief of the The Bone and Joint Journal. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. In his presentation Professor Fares Haddad is going to examine the Surgical management of hamstring and rectus femoris tendons in elite sport.
Performance Director, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA
Injury Rehabilitation and Performance in Elite Sport Settings – An Integrated Model in the NBA
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Lorena Torres. Performance Director 76ers with the National Basketball Association.
Lorena is a Sports Scientist (PhD) and strength and conditioning coach, and currently a fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University Melbourne, Australia.
She has an extensive educational and research background spanning five different universities across the globe, with specializations in sports performance and sports science. She has authored or co-authored research on topics such as hydrotherapy and recovery, basketball training and game demands, player tracking devices, and the implementation of technology and innovation in sports organizations. Lorena has a broad range of experience working in Professional sports, with golfers, tennis players, with basketball players at F.C. Barcelona, the Spanish Swimming Federation, and as a lead voice with the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) as a Sport Scientist and Research and Development Coordinator over four seasons, prior to joining the Sixers in 2019 as a Performance Director. In her presentation, Lorena is going to explore the management and return to play common injuries in the NBA.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfredson Tendon Clinic, Malmo, Sweden
Surgical management of chronic lower limb tendinopathy in elite sport
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Dr. Håkan Alfredson. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfredson Tendon Clinic, Malmo, Sweden. Prof Alfredson received his PhD in Sports Medicine from Umeå University in 1997. At Umeå University he subsequently received an Associate Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1999, and a full Professorship in Sports Medicine in 2002. He has been Doctor for the Swedish National Junior Ice Hockey Team, and for 8 years was physician for one of the best Ice Hockey teams (Färjestad BK) in Sweden.
His research has focused on the chronically painful tendon. Collaborative work with Dr Öhberg at the Radiology Department and Professor Forsgrens group at the Anatomy Department has lead to the design of new treatment methods for especially the chronically painful Achilles and Patellar tendons. Dr Alfredson has published more than 100 original peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews, and has been invited keynote speaker at international conferences in more than 20 countries. Dr Alfredson was awarded the Distinguished Swedish Price in Sports Science 2003, and has received several best paper and best poster awards at international conferences. In his presentation Dr. Aldredson is going to examine the ‘Surgical management of chronic lower limb tendinopathy in elite sport’
Senior Physiotherapist, St Kilda Football Club, Australia
Management of hamstring injury in Australian Rules Football
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Andrew Wallis, head of medical, St Kilda Football Club, Australia. Andrew is a Sports and Manipulative physiotherapist who is currently employed as the head physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club. He has worked as part of the team at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine Centre since 2007. Over the last 15 years, Andrew has worked in both a clinical setting and in an elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon and athletics.
Andrew works closely with several of Melbourne’s leading surgeons and Sports Physicians and has developed a special interest in hip and groin pathology which has led to the development of an evidence based assessment and treatment model. He also enjoys treating problems related to lower limb biomechanics, knee, ankle and foot pathology. In his presentation Andrew is going to discuss the management of hamstring injuries in Australian Rules football.
Lead Men’s Physiotherapist, English FA, UK
Management of quadriceps injury in elite football
We are delighted to introduce our next speaker Steve Kemp, men’s lead physiotherapist with the England Senior Football team with 20 years’ experience in professional sports in the UK and abroad. Steve is currently studying for a PhD in Ankle Ligament rehabilitation at Imperial College London. He is a guest Lecturer at Birmingham University and University college London.
Steve spent 4 years as Head of Medical Services for Wolverhampton Wanderers, before taking up a position as Elite Football Physiotherapist at the Perform Sport Medicine complex, based at St George’s Park. He has also had stints at Leeds United, Preston North End and Busan Icons in South Korea. He has additionally worked as a private physiotherapist with athletes from numerous sporting professions. Steve is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and is a Gold-accredited member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM). In his presentation Steve is going to examine the management of quadriceps injury in elite football.