2018 Information Programme


Keynote Theatre

Wednesday 9th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Ian Gatt, Great Britain Boxing

Boxing Injuries – What Is Our Recipe for Success?

Injury reduction and prevention strategies is a hot topic in sports. Well in boxing we must be doing something right as apparently our trend of injuries has improved over the years. We have even enhanced our approach to injury management reducing timescales and creating a culture of trust among the coaching staff, and wider practitioner network within the wider English Institute of Sport (EIS). What is our recipe for success? Well hopefully after hearing this presentation you will walk away with a few golden nuggets.

11.00 - 11.30 - Jamie George, Saracens & Rhys Carter, Carter & George Practice

Can we bring elite level rehab to the general public?

Professional athletes are given access to the highest standards of care. They are exposed to experts in their field, all working together to get them back on top form as fast as possible. They have access to the latest treatment technology, immediate scans and teams of specialists: from doctors and physiotherapists to nutritionists and strength and conditioning coaches. What can we learn from this? And how can this model be replicated to benefit the general public in a cost effective and accessible way?

11.45 - 12.15 - David Harvey, McLaren Applied Technologies

Physiological Challenges & Technical Insights of Working in Formula 1

The environment that an F1 driver is required to perform in can be very hostile and challenging. Uncompensable heat stress, dehydration, engine noise, cognitive strain and g-force are just a few of the factors which sap the energy and concentration of a driver leading to a decrease in performance. Collecting physiological data in this environment is equally challenging. This seminar will dissect some of the challenges of working in motorsport, but offer work around solutions with the technology available today.

12.30 - 13.00 - Keith Gladstone, Athletic Health

Working with Giants

Keith will share his experiences of working with the world's biggest humans. From the England rugby team to the World's Strongest Man competition, Keith will discuss the unique challenges and obstacles that the athletes and medical team face.

13.15 - 13.45 - Jill Woods, Practice Momentum

Ten Great Ways to Use Video to Grow Your Practice

Video is a great tool to help you promote your practice, support your patients, build relationships & really stand out from your competitors. Many health professionals are nervous about getting in front of the camera and of not being professional enough to produce videos. In this session, I want to debunk the myths around video & show you 10 great ways to use video to grow your practice.

14.00 - 14.30 - Bianca Zietsman, Bizi Sports

You Did Not Wake Up Today to Be Mediocre

Bianca will talk about how pushing through boundaries and comfort zones in every aspect of life can culminate in great things for both you and your athletes. You will learn how to use curiosity and how a “why” mindset will help you get the most out of you and your athletes. Bianca will encourage you to use the road that is less travelled and to ask the hard questions, then show you what to do when you want answers!

14.45 - 15.15 - Graham Dawson, H.M Prison/Graham Dawson Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy in Prison: Making a difference to the client and customer

Offender health management offers businesses a unique avenue to explore which may previously have been overlooked. The seminar will offer an insight in to working within this environment. It will discuss the benefits of offering a physiotherapy service not only to the client base, but also the customer, giving ideas for justification when approaching these establishments with business proposals.

15.30 - 16.00 - Dr Dan Reardon, Fitnessgenes

Science of DNA Analysis to Optimise Training, Recovery & Nutrition Strategies

Using DNA testing to unlock an individual’s genetics will optimise Nutrition and Training strategies for coaches to give them an edge at the elite sport level. Understanding genetics allows us to recommend what training volumes and frequencies are optimal for an individual, so coaches can bespoke programs across their athletes. Dr Reardon will discuss how FitnessGenes have already helped elite sports teams and athletes globally to utilise genetic based recommendations in their design of training and nutrition plans and how genetics can aid strategies around optimising recovery and ensuring an athlete is able to perform at the highest possible level.

Thursday 10th May

10:15 - 10:45 - Evan Kuester, 3DSystems

3D Printing and Prosthesis across species

3D Printing and Prosthesis across species will explore the variety of new prosthesis that have been created in recent years due to advancements in manufacturing technologies. The topics discussed during this seminar will range from creating prothesis and assistive devices for humans and animals alike as well as the software’s and technologies’ that were used to create them.

11.00 - 11.30 - Federico Picchetti, Isokinetic London - FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Motor Learning: A Way to Reduce Risk of Injury

The end-stage rehabilitation is the most critical time for an athlete. If the athlete return to play without pass specific battery tests, he has higher an higher Risk of re-injury. Nowdays the world of Rehabilitation and Sport Science is moving towards the Injury Prevention. Is it possible to reduce risk of injury? How can we do that? What we should do? Motor leariing can be one approach to work on Injury Prevention. Motor learning is relatively permanent change in the ability to execute a motor skill as a result of practice or experience which can lead to a better quality of sport specific movement

11.45 - 12.15 - Samantha Moss, Glo Wellbeing

The Spine Lifestyle. Assessing, treating, and thriving through back pain

Samantha talks you through the functional assessment and holistic treatment of patients with persistent spinal pain with particular emphasis on the use of lifestyle advice, relaxed breathing techniques, and cognitive functional therapy. Drawing on NICE guidance, pain science, and experience this seminar aims to pull together useful concepts for every day practice.

12.30 - 13.00 - Pete Burridge, Leicester Tigers RFC

Maximising the Potential of Millennials: A Physical Performance Perspective

In this seminar, Pete will discuss his perspective on working with young developing players, sharing some of the strategies he uses to best relate and engage with aspiring players. Pete will also discuss how he develops enduring physical capacities and ultimately maximises the physical potential of his players.

13.15 - 13.45 - Alaa Razak, Kensington Podiatry

Rehabilitation of foot and ankle: Incorporating Orthotics and flexibility for restoration

Strength and endurance is key for rehabilitation. However, what we also need to factor is at which stage does flexibility aid rehabilitation. When restoration of function is required, is orthotics really vital?

14.00 - 14.30 - Sergio Stelitano, McLaren Applied Technologies

Elite Pit Crew Performance – Changing Our Approach to Improving Performance

McLaren Applied Technologies is one of three businesses in the McLaren Group alongside their racing and supercar divisions. They work at the intersection of data, technology and human ingenuity to deliver quantifiable performance advantage from people, processes and systems across four key markets; motorsport, automotive, public transport and health. In this talk, pit crew performance coach at McLaren Applied Technologies, Sergio Stelitano, will talk about his role of pushing the boundaries of the possible to improve pit crew, and ultimately race team performance.

14.45 - 15.15 - Rosi Sexton, Olton Osteopathy

What being a professional fighter taught me about treating pain

Hand to hand combat and healing may seem like polar opposites, but in martial arts these are traditionally seen as two sides of the same coin. Rosi’s twin careers – professional fighter and osteopath – have overlapped in a number of ways; in this talk she reflects on some lessons from her unorthodox career path.

Theatre 2

Wednesday 9th May

11.45 - 12.15 - Erdal Mehmet, Magnacare Health Group Limited

The Healing Properties of Magnapulser Magnafield

Pulsed electric magnetic field therapy works at a cellular level to jump start your body''s natural healing and promote optimal health.

12.30 - 13.00 - Dr Jose Palomar Lever, P-DTR Global AG

P-DTR - New Neurological Reflexogenic Treatment

Aberrant afferent information is the cause of most neurological problems. With specific challenges to the mechano, chemo and nociceptors and the discovered predictable “rules” for them, it is possible to obtain a precise diagnosis of the functional problem. The difference in the CNS response under normal conditions (no dysfunction) and during the stimulation of a dysfunctional afferent input has been demonstrated extensively. The types of manual afferent inputs (stimuli) that are used can be produced in a variety of ways including light swiping (to stimulate the receptors of touch), local stretching (to stimulate Golgi receptors), deep pressure (Pacini receptors) and many more. Today, P-DTR works with most of the exteroceptors, interoceptors, and proprioceptors that form the afferent input to the CNS. The physiological explanation of this method is logical – each type of receptor (for example: Golgi, Pacini, vibration, nociceptors etc.) is stimulated and when the threshold for that receptor has been exceeded by the amount of stimuli, the stimuli are converted into electrical impulses. These electrical impulses form the afferent information that reaches the CNS with each type of input being relayed along their respective pathways. The CNS receives this information, interprets it and makes a motor or gland response based on the synthesis of all the information it has received, for example, the sensation of PAIN. It is synthesized directly in the brain and is a complex product of the information from the nociceptive, proprioceptive, and exteroceptor systems. Put simply, the sensation of pain would be the interpretation of the brain based on a complex integration of information from a variety of different sources. This knowledge gives us the opportunity to diagnose and treat our patients in a non-expensive and safe way.

13.15 - 13.45 - Caroline Barrow, Upledger Institute UK Director

What CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release Bring to Your Practice

What is CranioSacral Therapy and what could it add for your clients? Learn about the essence of this work, developed by Dr John Upledger DO, and why what he calls ‘SomatoEmotional Release’ is such a core part of the approach. Come and find out how a very client centred way of exploring any emotional aspects that arise in treatment helps in the resolution of many physical symptoms and patterns.

14.00 - 14.30 - Matt Hudson, Body Mind Workers

What if The Mind is Not The Brain?

Reaching the unreachable client keeps many professional therapists awake at night searching for the answer. If this resonates with you then you will definitely want to have the most up to date process for eliminating chronic pain and dis-ease. Behavioural Change Consultant, Matt Hudson, believes he has found the answer for you and he will demonstrate it. The method has also proven effective by enhancing sports performance in athletes.

14.45 - 15.15 - Emma Pihl, Swedish Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

Understanding the habits we can encourage to prevent problems caused by poor posture.

15.30 - 16.00 - Martin Gossling, 270 Vision Ltd

Wearable Technology: the Challenges of Bridging Medical, Sports and Workwear Sectors

Wearable technology now covers a wide range of devices and solutions, but there are still a number of key product barriers that effect all devices, across all sectors. Through his experience of applying custom made wearables into the sports sector, medical grade devices for remote monitoring in orthopedics and now developing mass market solutions for workwear monitoring, Martin will highlight the key product barriers to delivering cost-effective wearables today, rather than in the future.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Robert Whitehead, Artizan Medical

Prosthetics for difficult and non routine cases

A presentation discussing new trends and techniques to overcome complex clinical prosthetic cases using modern materials and technology. In some cases it is necessary to take a different approach in order to help resolve some of the medical/fundamental issues and aesthetic/functional concerns experienced by the patients. It can often be the case that finance is a difficulty so thinking of ways to provide the same high standard of work in a more cost effective way is needed.

11.00 - 11.30 - John Kiely, ND Sports Performance

Hamstring Resilience: Evolving an information-driven practice

Hamstring injuries are pervasive, in a wide variety of sports. Time lost to hamstring injury is costly, both financially and in terms of performance. Despite the prevalence of hamstring injuries there is little agreement on the best way to protect hamstrings from injury. This seminar blends practical experiences with emerging technologies to formulate a more coherent, and effective, way forward.

11.45 - 12.15 Kevin Young, Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG)

Acupuncture & the Management of Sports Injuries

In this presentation, Kevin will discuss current acupuncture treatments of Sports & tendon injury, including an introduction to treatment principles and techniques. Kevin will discuss the use of acupuncture with Sports injuries. How he has used acupuncture as an extra tool for treating injuries within Rugby, Professional boxing and Mixed Martial Arts as well as many other sports. Discuss the recent relevant research for and against the use of acupuncture. We will explore and discuss different needling techniques and treatment principles used with various injuries. Kevin has worked extensively in sports medicine for 20 years, and, like many therapists, battled in the search to find successful ways to deal with sports & tendon injuries, whether acute, chronic or ruptured. Studying acupuncture opened up new concepts and understanding of Sports Injury and tendon injuries for him. Using a fusion of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment principles, he now relishes every opportunity to bring to bear his combined skills in the treatment of Sports Injuries and tendinopathies.

12.30 - 13.00 - Dr. Stephen Barabas BSc., BVMS., MRCVS, K-Laser UK Ltd.

Why Class IV Laser Therapy is Essential for Modern Practices

In the 1960’s scientists discovered infrared laser photobiomodulation and its benefits for human health. By 2018, after 60 years of core and clinical science and technological equipment development, we can treat and manage a wide array of clinical wound, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. This lecture gives a brief overview of core science and clinical applications, and the benefits Class IV Laser therapy brings to modern human pain or rehabilitation clinics.

13.15 - 13.45 - Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Passion to Profit for Practitioners

Get More Clients! Help More People! Make More Money!

Would you like more clients? Or maybe earn more money doing the work you love? If you could learn the Top 3 Strategies for practitioners to get more clients would that be useful? In this seminar, Chris and Karene want to teach you how to get more clients, help more people and make more money so you can create your own six-figure practice! Sharing expertise gained from two decades experience in the practitioner world, multi-award winning entrepreneurs Chris and Karene will be candid about what actually works vs what is popular when it comes to running a successful Practitioner Business. Focusing on how to get more clients through your door, they will share the 5 Step System they have taught around the world to over 1000 practitioners. If you would like to get more clients, help more people or make more money, this is the seminar for you!

14.00 - 14.30 - Dr. Cameron Marshall, Complete Concussion Management Inc.

How to Implement an Effective Concussion Management Program for Therapists

This seminar will explore the evidence around the latest concussion treatments and rehab approaches for healthcare professionals. The current landscape of concussion is rapidly evolving, come learn how rehab professionals and manual therapists have an increasing role in this exciting field.

14.45 - 15.15 - Dr Simon Lack, Queen Mary University London

Why should I study an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine?

This short seminar will introduce the possible reasons why students elect to study for a master of science degree in sports and Exercise Medicine. It will introduce the audience to the skills that can be obtained and developed during the course, the clinical exposures offered and the benefits of undertaking research projects in the field.

Theatre 3

Wednesday 9th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Steve Guscott, EZFacility

The Top 8 Successful Facility Secrets

How likely are your members to keep coming back to you if you expose them to misinformation? Fitness trends are constantly changing, and you want to stay up-to- date with the most current health and wellness news. It’s not enough to rely solely on your own professional education. Our top eight successful facility secrets will help you stay ahead of the game.

11.00 - 11.30 - Mark Dunwell, HipTrac UK Limited

Home Manual Therapy for Patients with Intra-Articular Hip Pathology

Intra-articular hip pathologies such as hip osteoarthritis and FAI have no cures. Most patients are not immediate candidates for surgery, yet can still be greatly limited. Current research demonstrates conservative treatment, including manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, can greatly improve the signs and symptoms of these conditions during this delay. This presentation will focus on home joint and soft tissue mobilization techniques that should be performed by every patient.

11.45 - 12.15 - Fanny Swierczek, Casa Pronat – Fisiocrem

Be a #stopinertia advocate - the little aches and pains of starting a physical activity and how you can help your patients prevent them

Not everybody is a born-athlete, high performer and sport fanatic, but no matter the age, the background or the condition, whether it is only once a year for a charity event or if it is a habit that is here to stay, it all relies on the type of experience people will have. To insure physical activity will be a consistent component throughout their life, people need to find it enjoyable. Aches and pains can make or break the healthy habit of incorporating consistent physical activity in one’s life, and the therapist can make a difference on how to nurture patients with good habits, training planning and techniques to avoid injuries and early quitters.

12.30 - 13.00 - Jonathan Hobbs, AACP

Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain

This seminar outlines the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and dry needling at peripheral, spinal and supraspinal levels. The session will introduce clinicians to the anatomical and physiological approach to western medical acupuncture and dry needling and their utilisation in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. It discusses the clinically reasoned approach to the use of acupuncture and dry needling based on the relationship between the body’s mechanistic response to needling and pathophysiology.

14.00 - 14.30 - Pilar Sanchez, Capenergy Medical

Tecartherapy: the secret tool behind the elite sports player

Tecartherapy is a widespread application in the field of physiotherapy and is one of the usual practices in sport clubs used for the rapid recovery of elite athletes. Capenergy Medical, as a manufacturer and leader of TECAR Evolution equipment, thanks to its patented system of automatic treatments as well as the treatment of cross fires combining the power of a capacitive and resistive, favors a much faster recovery in which a stimulus of cell regeneration. In the sports field, Capenergy Medical has its own method of work that affects the clinical approach of the 24/48 hours of any sports injury, helping the sports doctors to have clear their decisions to realize the RTP (Return To Play Decision ). In this presentation, Capenergy Medical will discover the usual practices of various Soccer Clubs, from the knowledge of the injury mechanism to the exposure of new innovations in the field of TECAR ATERMICA with the presentation of clinical cases.

14.45 - 15.15 - Helen Drake BSc (Hons), Dip Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, rCNHC, Cytoplan

Optimal Diet for Musculoskeletal Maintenance, Repair and Recovery

Do you have patients that respond less well to treatment or who take longer to recover after injury? Do you consider this could be due to sub-optimal nutrition leading to ongoing inflammation or a lack of the specific nutrients needed for repair and recovery? More people than ever may be suffering from ‘hidden hunger’. This is when people are eating sufficient calories (often ‘empty calories’) but not getting sufficient nutrients for optimal health leading to a Nutrition Gap or Hidden Hunger. Food farming and production methods, lifestyles, stress and food choices are contributory factors. This talk will explain the foundations of an optimal diet and the importance of gut health, with a special focus on nutrients that research shows are important for musculoskeletal maintenance, repair and recovery.

15.30 - 16.00 - Aaron Swanborough, Clinic-All

Is your clinic ready for GDPR?

On the 25th May 2018, the new GDPR regulations will come into force and all companies and organisations throughout the European Union will need to comply. Clinic-all is already GDPR compliant and by using Clinic-all, you will have many of the functions required to ensure your compliance with the GDPR regulations. In this seminar, you will learn what is involved and how Clinic-all has tackled the new legislation.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Geoff Simons, Dr Carole Francis-Smith, Anthony Eldridge-Rogers, Sue Richardson, Private Practice Hub

Private Practice Hub's Q&A Session on the Business of Therapy

Private Practice Hub and their team of experts who will be answering delegate’s questions on running their therapy business.

11.00 - 11.30 - Nina Kuulas, UnikBed

Sleep Better – Feel Better. Effects of Sleep Ergonomics on Your Health and Wellbeing

UnikBed – Unikulma Physiotherapist Nina Kuulas speaks about the effects of quality sleep and sleep ergonomics on your health and wellbeing as well as your musculoskeletal system. Mrs Kuulas will discuss points to consider when choosing a pillow and a mattress. Part of the discussion will cover sleeping positions including advantages and disadvantages of each sleeping position.

11.45 - 12.15 - Helen Drake BSc (Hons), Dip Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, rCNHC, Cytoplan

Optimal Diet for Musculoskeletal Maintenance, Repair and Recovery

Do you have patients that respond less well to treatment or who take longer to recover after injury? Do you consider this could be due to sub-optimal nutrition leading to ongoing inflammation or a lack of the specific nutrients needed for repair and recovery? More people than ever may be suffering from ‘hidden hunger’. This is when people are eating sufficient calories (often ‘empty calories’) but not getting sufficient nutrients for optimal health leading to a Nutrition Gap or Hidden Hunger. Food farming and production methods, lifestyles, stress and food choices are contributory factors. This talk will explain the foundations of an optimal diet and the importance of gut health, with a special focus on nutrients that research shows are important for musculoskeletal maintenance, repair and recovery.

12.30 - 13.00 - Nigel Franchetti, BTL Industries Ltd

Insight into BTL and its medical grade physiotherapy devices

13.15 - 13.45

Benefits of knee bracing for patients with knee osteoarthritis

There is a growing evidence base for the benefits of off-loading knee bracing for patients with knee osteoarthritis. This seminar will look at the technology and evidence of this type of functional knee brace and how it can benefit patients in private practice.

14.00 - 14.30 - Rhiannon and Philippa Oakley, Oakley Coach

Empower your patients- the role of coaching in healthcare

Coaching skills are widely recognised as being invaluable to help improve patient engagement and compliance. In this sem-inar, you will learn the basic coaching skills practitioners can use in a clinical setting. The application of these skills is far-reaching, helping practitioners better understand patient behaviour and non-compliance, in turn seeing better outcomes from more engaged clients who are empowered to take an active role in their healthcare.

Theatre 3

Wednesday 9th May

11.00 - 11.30 - Rob Mast, Orca Medical

Ultrasound in the hands of an Extended Scope Physiotherapist (ESP)

Clinicians are increasingly interested in diagnostic ultrasound at the point of care. Those with appropriate training in musculoskeletal ultrasound are perfectly placed to embrace diagnostic ultrasound in their clinical environments. This seminar will briefly discuss how ultrasound could add value to a clinical consultation. It will also indicate the limitations and cautions of diagnostic ultrasound in a clinical environment. There will be a practical demonstration on basic scanning skills.

11.45 - 12.15 - Ruth Duncan, Myofascial Release UK (MFR UK)

Fascia and Pain

What is fascia’s role in pain? Fascia is involved in force transmission, lubrication, and cellular communication. It protects, connects and separates of all other structures and therefore must play a role in dysfunction and pain. This lecture will discuss what happens when fascia becomes injured and how it compounds body dysfunction. Scar tissue and adhesions will also be discussed including their contribution to structural imbalances, physiological distress and ultimately pain.

12.30 - 13.00 - Mohannad Al Naser

Spinal Decompression Using the Spinal Backrack System

All back pain is caused by bone deformity, nerve and disc pathology directly linked to compression. This seminar will demonstrate how Backrack works directly on the cause of backpain, decompressing the spine, hence treating the causes rather than symptoms of pain. It was developed exclusively for spinal joint decompression for back pain sufferers by B.M Luklinski. It's based on a unique concept and application in back pain treatment and prevention and is effective and safe to use.

13.15 - 13.45 - Dr. Stephen Barabas BSc., BVMS., MRCVS, K-Laser UK Ltd

Why Class IV Laser Therapy is Essential for Modern Practices

In the 1960’s scientists discovered infrared laser photobiomodulation and its benefits for human health. By 2018, after 60 years of core and clinical science and technological equipment development, we can treat and manage a wide array of clinical wound, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. This lecture gives a brief overview of core science and clinical applications, and the benefits Class IV Laser therapy brings to modern human pain or rehabilitation clinics.

14.00 - 14.30 - Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Passion to Profit for Practitioners

Get More Clients! Help More People! Make More Money!

Would you like more clients? Or maybe earn more money doing the work you love? If you could learn the Top 3 Strategies for practitioners to get more clients would that be useful? In this seminar, Chris and Karene want to teach you how to get more clients, help more people and make more money so you can create your own six-figure practice! Sharing expertise gained from two decades experience in the practitioner world, multi-award winning entrepreneurs Chris and Karene will be candid about what actually works vs what is popular when it comes to running a successful Practitioner Business. Focusing on how to get more clients through your door, they will share the 5 Step System they have taught around the world to over 1000 practitioners. If you would like to get more clients, help more people or make more money, this is the seminar for you!

14.45 - 15.15 - Martin Harvey, The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Platelet-Rich- Plasma – a novel bloody cure for lower limb injuries

An introduction to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) an innovative drug-free treatment for connective tissue injuries. It is prepared at point-of- use by the practitioner from a simple sample of the patients’ blood and administered by injection. It is an elegant follow-on to the NICE recognised (IPG438) use of autologous blood for tendinopathies.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Dr Jan Knight, Knight Scientific Limited

Monitoring fitness, fatigue and infection in one simple blood test

ABELsport™ is a novel capillary blood test (for use with a whole team or individual athletes) that measures the respiratory burst (activation of the NADPH oxidase) of certain white blood cells and relates this activity to parameters such as: fitness, infection, stress, fatigue, depression or combinations of, in an easily understandable format that enables the medical and coaching staff to intervene immediately with individual players as well as obtain a weekly visual over view of the state of the entire team.

11.45 - 12.15 - Paul Sidi, Celtic SMR Healthcare

Clinical Applications of Class IV Therapeutic Laser

Covering the benefits of Class IV therapeutic laser, the indications and how to maximise results in practice.

12.30 - 13.00 - Aaron Swanborough, Clinic-All

Is your clinic ready for GDPR?

On the 25th May 2018, the new GDPR regulations will come into force and all companies and organisations throughout the European Union will need to comply. Clinic-all is already GDPR compliant and by using Clinic-all, you will have many of the functions required to ensure your compliance with the GDPR regulations. In this seminar, you will learn what is involved and how Clinic-all has tackled the new legislation.

13.15 - 13.45 - David Sheehan, Fastform Medical

Custom-fitted orthoses for advanced Fracture & soft tissue treatment; Demonstrations

In this seminar and demonstration, learn how to easily mould and apply a custom-fitted FastForm orthosis to enhance the comfort and healing experience of active athletes. Physicians can now provide state of the art clinical solutions to active athletes for a better healing experience from injury through to recovery and also benefit from reduced procedures and costs. FastForm''s range of custom mouldable lightweight casts, splints and braces ensure a perfect anatomical fit and provide excellent support and immobilization for fracture management, and the treatment of joints and soft tissue injuries. Uniquely, FastForm''s durable orthoses are ultra-mouldable, breathable, waterproof, adjustable and multi-functional. This means that FastForm’s orthoses can be adjusted to compensate for swelling and muscle atrophy, easily removed & reapplied for limb inspection, range of motion exercises and rehabilitation - ideal for active athletes.

14.00 - 14.30 - Elizabeth Thompson, International Federation of Aromatherapists

How we can incorporate Aromatherapy into our daily lives

The use of Essential Oils has been practiced since Egyptian times. In our workshop today we will look into why the use of Essential Oils is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago and see how we can incorporate Aromatherapy into our daily lives for 21st Century living. Whether we are recovering for a cold, injury or operation, are looking into ways to ease pain or manage discomfort or feel overwhelmed, anxious or unable to sleep, this workshop will focus on the many ways Aromatherapy can be used to aid the rehabilitation process. Together we will explore what Essential Oils are, where they come from and how they can be chosen, blended, stored and used safely and appropriately to support our mental, physical and emotional well-being.

14.45 - 15.15 - Tracey Smith FMAR BSc (Hons), Association of Reflexologists

Reflexology, so much more than a ‘pamper’ treatment

Reflexology is often seem as one of the ‘soft’ therapies, more found in the beauty spa than in health but actually it is a therapy that crosses into both areas. While it can be enjoyed as part of a pamper package it also sits firmly within the cancer support field. Reflexology has a small evidence base and this will be discussed.

Theatre 5

Wednesday 9th May

11.00 - 11.30 - John Matthews, HFT Innovations

The mobilising of joints and soft tissue in sporting situations

The seminar will include many experiences of a leading physiotherapist in various sports, including tennis, basketball, football and canoeing. Having dealt with so many of the tennis stars of the last three decades, John has an insight into what works in keeping an athlete’s body functioning on a daily basis. Hear how this has been achieved!

11.45 - 12.15 - Leonie Baxter, ZYTO

Energy-Emotion- Function

How the emotions affect the form and function of the body for better or worse. Focusing on key hormone systems, emotions associated with these and the biological impact that occurs if these aren’t managed well. How to manage emotions to limit their functional aspect, and appropriate nutrition when key systems fall out of homeostasis.

12.30 - 13.00 - Martin Gossling, 270 Vision Ltd

Wearable Technology: the Challenges of Bridging Medical, Sports and Workwear Sectors

Wearable technology now covers a wide range of devices and solutions, but there are still a number of key product barriers that effect all devices, across all sectors. Through his experience of applying custom made wearables into the sports sector, medical grade devices for remote monitoring in orthopedics and now developing mass market solutions for workwear monitoring, Martin will highlight the key product barriers to delivering cost-effective wearables today, rather than in the future.

13.15 - 13.45 - Tor Davies, Co-Kinetic

Online Tactics to Start Filling Your Practice Marketing Funnel

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 2 - Following on from Jill’s presentation looking at ways to introduce new customers to your business, this session will focus on online tactics you can use in combination with offline tactics to get your brand and business in front of people. We’ll then look two simple ways you can begin to nurture these new online and offline leads towards becoming paying customers.

14.00 - 14.30 - William Brandham, Pabau CRM

101 Reasons To Be Paperless In 2019

Traditionally practice management software was been built for appointment booking and basic invoicing. Of course, current systems can handle this, but usually tend to act as data storage, and do not aid the ability to help drive sales or utilize data. In this seminar we will discuss how going paperless we can protect clinicians and patients by ensuring there are always rigorous medical records and the patient is fully informed; and in 2019 be GDPR compliant.

14.45 - 15.15 - Dr. Tian-Jun Wang, The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Management of Pain

Pain is the significant request of general public for acupuncture. There are several theories on the mechanisms of pain, whatever from western medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The TCM treatment, include Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine etc, should generate based on the individual differentiation and pattern identification. A great number of currently researches have proved that acupuncture is beneficial for different kinds of pain conditions such as headache and migraine, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, some neurological pain, fibromyalgia, etc The mechanism of acupuncture for pain management are vary. Acupuncture has been indicated may affect the areas of the brain that are known to reduce the sensitively to stress and anxiety; Acupuncture stimulation can release the endorphins and other neurohumoral factors.

15.30 - 16.00 - Andrew Williams, Institute of Podiatrists

Percutaneous Cryogenic Neuro-ablation of Morton’s Neuroma under image guidance

Cryoablation is a technique used to destroy or damage tissue. It has been utilised in the medical field for many years and involves delivering extreme cold to the tip of a fine needle to destroy targeted tissues. It has been used for many diverse conditions including tumours, neuralgia and arrhythmias. The seednet system is a mobile console with a user interface to control the circulation of high pressure gases (argon & Helium) through closed tip cryoablation needles connected to the system. It produces an ice ball that destroys targeted tissues. The procedure is undertaken using ultrasound guidance to monitor the ablation area. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be undertaken using a local anaesthetic without the need for a hospital bed stay. The procedure involves infiltration of a local anaesthetic into the foot and inserting a 17 Gauge needle under ultrasound guidance. It is an ambulatory day case procedure.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Jill Woods, Practice Momentum

Offline Tactics to Start Filling Your Practice Marketing Funnel

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 1 - The start of any good practice marketing funnel is awareness. People have to know you exist before they can start the journey to becoming a loyal patient. As a local business there are lots of things you can do to raise awareness of your practice. I want to share with you 5 great offline marketing tactics that you can use to make sure more & more people know you exist.

11.00 - 11.30 - Tor Davies, Co-Kinetic

Online Tactics to Start Filling Your Practice Marketing Funnel

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 2 - Following on from Jill’s presentation looking at ways to introduce new customers to your business, this session will focus on online tactics you can use in combination with offline tactics to get your brand and business in front of people. We’ll then look two simple ways you can begin to nurture these new online and offline leads towards becoming paying customers.

11.45 - 12.15 - Vicki Marsh, Head Start Clinics

How to convert patients from promotions to paying full price: The long versus the short sell

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 3 - Turning your marketing into paying patients doesn’t have to be a dark art. Learn two simple strategies to convert interested patients into paying ones. With real life examples from our Open Clinic Week I show you how to approach your promotions, free workshops and trial appointments to create loyal full price patients by positioning yourself as their top clinic of choice.

12.30 - 13.00 - Andy Hosgood, Your Perfect Practice

Expectation Matching – The Secret to Delivering An Amazing Customer Experience

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 4 - From the moment a client books and appointment, to walking through your door, they will be building an expectation of your business. If you can guide their expectations to match your service delivery, you can not only enhance the customer experience, but also dramatically increase their future bookings. In this session, we’ll examine specific ‘expectation matching’ techniques which help develop trust, likeability and rapport. And we’ll show you exactly where you can apply these techniques throughout the entire customer journey from the early discovery/awareness stage, through to nurturing the relationship, enquiring about booking and then attending the first appointment. It is a key ingredient in the process of building loyal customers.

13.15 - 13.45 - Andy Byrne, Triad Health

Grow Your Business by Making your Patients WANT to Come Back

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 4 - New patients are like gold dust to any therapy business. You work hard to market your clinic, you spend money on adverts, and time growing your reputation, but what do you do to make sure that you keep hold of those patients? This session will show you how to feel comfortable about re-booking your patients, and creating a list of engaged patients who not only want to come back, but will tell the world about how great your service is! Ethical retention of patients is the key to success!

14.00 - 14.30 - Ben Kench, The Business Booster

Powerful, Subtle Selling Tips To Increase Your Practice 50% – 100% This Year!

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 6 - Do you love what you do but feel awkward about the selling bit? Would you like to increase your revenues but you’re really busy and you just don’t know how? In this illuminating and energising seminar, Ben Kench, author of “Selling For Dummies” will share insights that his clients have used successfully to double and even treble their revenues. “If you genuinely heal people and improve their lives, then you have a duty to help more people! You simply have to improve for their sakes!” says Ben…and so in this session he will share ideas and techniques so that you can help more people than ever before in this next 12 months.

14.45 - 15.15 - Tor Davies, Co-Kinetic

Practice Growth Case Study: How we signed up 51 new clients for one clinic in just 5 days, with an ad spend of £230

Tor Davies and Clare Carrick will walk you step by step through a simple marketing strategy that delivered a huge return on investment (and one that is still growing at the time of writing). They will show you exactly how to replicate this same strategy so that you never again have to lie awake at night, worrying about not having enough new clients. This is a strategy that ANYONE can put into place quickly and easily, and they'll prove it!

15.30 - 16.00 - Jill Woods, Tor Davies, Vicki Marsh, Andy Hosgood, Andy Byrne, Ben Kench

Pitch any Sales or Marketing Related Question You Like to the Presenters of Today’s Practice Growth Session

All 6 speakers will be ready to answer any sales, marketing or business growth question you want to fire at them! Take this opportunity to pitch any business question you want to a hugely experienced group of entrepreneurs who have helped 100s business owners increase their profits and improve their both their personal and professional lives as a result.