Free-to-attend Conference and Seminar Sessions

When you register for your free pass to attend COPA you will gain access to a huge range of seminar sessions, workshops and the Thought-Leaders Conference. The COPA specific timetable is shown below, but you can also click here for the full programme including Elevate and Elite Sports Expo streams. You can also view individual streams by clicking on the buttons below.

Elevate Thought-Leaders Conference Maximising wellbeing and performance seminar stream The Business of Physical Therapy Seminar Stream

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Podiatry and Performance

In association with the College of Podiatry

Why podiatry and foot health is essential to sport and fitness. The College of Podiatry will be running workshops including ‘ask the podiatrist’ and demonstration sessions.


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Applications of Acupuncture for Elite Sports

In association with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Join the AACP, UK’s largest acupuncture association, to learn the latest in acupuncture techniques and have the opportunity to ask the experts. From the physiological and neurological mechanisms of acupuncture to its practical application within elite sports, the line-up promises to educate, inform and inspire no matter what professional background you come from. Whether you have been integrating acupuncture into your practise for years, or you are completely new to the technique, everyone will learn something new.


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Sports Massage Techniques

JING Massage, in partnership with Affinity, will be running a series of workshops and demonstrations across the 2 days of COPA 2019. Visit the JING demonstration area to understand more about a variety of different massage techniques. From sports massage and deep tissue through to advanced musculoskeletal, JING and their partner organisations will be on hand to explain the latest innovations in massage therapy.


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Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:20 The impact of a good night’s sleep on wellbeing, resilience and performance Wellbeing & Performance
09:55 - 10:35 If you want happier clients and a more profitable business, customer service is the key! Business of Therapy
10:50 - 11:30 The evolution of hydration and human performance Wellbeing & Performance
10:55 - 11:35 Creating a strong and credible digital marketing strategy Business of Therapy
11:05 - 11:55 Prevention not cure - what is the role of personalised care? Conference
11:55 - 12:35 Data for improved clinical care and patient outcomes Business of Therapy
12:15 - 12:45 Keynote Address: Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England Conference
12:50 - 13:30 Delivering impact and value through workplace wellness Wellbeing & Performance
12:55 - 13:35 What does the new Long Term plan mean for AHPs? Business of Therapy
13:05 - 14:00 What is the future of sport and mass participation? Conference
13:50 - 14:30 Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition Wellbeing & Performance
13:55 - 14:35 Understanding the implications of First Contact Practitioners Business of Therapy
14:50 - 15:30 Plant power: the rise of veganism and plant based diets Wellbeing & Performance
14:55 - 15:35 How to deliver exercise in the community and co-location of services Business of Therapy
15:50 - 16:15 The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report - the golden age of fitness? Conference
15:50 - 16:30 Intermittent fasting and time restricted feeding: is the timing of when we eat as important as what we eat? Wellbeing & Performance
16:40 - 17:30 What do customers really want? Conference
16:50 - 17:30 Prehabilitation – preventing injuries before they happen Wellbeing & Performance
16:55 - 17:30 Empowering patients: promoting self management and behaviour change Business of Therapy

Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:30 The foundations of human movement: simplifying the complex puzzle Wellbeing & Performance
10:00 - 10:25 Keynote Address - Professor Dame Sally Davies Conference
10:45 - 11:35 What will it take to get our children active? Conference
10:50 - 11:30 The importance of using Biomarkers for optimisation in sport and for preventative healthcare Wellbeing & Performance
10:50 - 11:30 The importance of using Biomarkers for optimisation in sport and for preventative healthcare Wellbeing & Performance
10:55 - 11:35 Community connections and social prescribing Business of Therapy
11:50 - 12:20 Podiatry, foot health and performance – what you need to know Wellbeing & Performance
11:55 - 12:45 Tackling inequalities - creating an active society Conference
11:55 - 12:35 Making your practice profitable: create a financial safety net and the freedom to work on your own terms Business of Therapy
12:50 - 13:20 Exploring alternative conditioning methods: off feet conditioning for on feet performance Wellbeing & Performance
12:55 - 13:35 Treatment outside the clinical setting Business of Therapy
13:55 - 14:35 What are the benefits of group consultations Business of Therapy
14:20 - 14:45 In conversation with ‘Dot’ Perkins, Captain, Invictus Games 2018 and Registered Physiotherapist Conference
14:50 - 15:20 Longevity and anti-ageing Wellbeing & Performance
14:55 - 15:35 Creating a corporate wellness service Business of Therapy
15:50 - 16:30 Integrating digital tools into patient care and support Business of Therapy
15:50 - 16:20 Electric Muscle Stimulation and Blood Flow Restriction training – for improved athletic performance Wellbeing & Performance

Sessions on Sunday 8th September 2019

Time Session Stream