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 Moving Medicine Seminar Steam COPA Workshop: Podiatry COPA Workshop - Applying Acupuncture Sports Massage Workshop by JING

Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:45 - 10:15 Demonstration - Plantar Heel Pain
Jeremy Ousey, Podiatrist
Podiatry
09:45 - 10:30 The physiological and neurological mechanisms of acupuncture
Jonathan Hobbs, Consultant, Senior Lecturer and Tutor, AACP
Acupuncture
09:50 - 10:20 The impact of a good night’s sleep on wellbeing, resilience and performance
Tiina Hoffman, Exercise Physiologist , Firstbeat
Wellbeing & Performance
09:50 - 10:30 Everybody active everyday: the role of the health professional
Dr Natasha Jones, Vice-President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Sarah Ruane, Strategic Lead for Health, Sport England
Moving Medicine
09:55 - 10:35 The business of therapy: ask the expert
Sue Richardson, Content Manager, Private Practice Hub
Geoff Simons, Founder, Private Practice Hub
Chris Lambert-Gorwyn, Business Growth Experts for Health , Passion to Profit for Practitioners
Chris Munro, Director, Clinic Answer
Business of Therapy
10:00 - 11:15 The Bowen Technique: The ultimate soft tissue manual therapy
Julian Baker, Bowen teacher and therapist, European College of Bowen Studies
Sports Massage
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Keynote Address: Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture Media and Sport
Mims Davies MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society , Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Conference
10:30 - 11:00 Ask a Podiatrist - Nicola Wilson
Nicola Wilson, ESP Podiatrist Dynamic Health (CCS)
Podiatry
10:45 - 11:25 The evolution of hydration and human performance
Marie-Louise Farag, Group Head of Nutrition, Cellnutrition
Dr Marc Bubbs, Performance Nutrition Lead, Canada Basketball
Wellbeing & Performance
10:45 - 11:30 Acupuncture in sports
Kevin Young
Acupuncture
10:45 - 11:30 Acupuncture & the Management of Sports Injuries: Knee
Kevin Young
Acupuncture
10:50 - 11:30 How movement can help with Primary prevention
Dr Andrew Boyd, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, Public Health England and Royal College of GPs
Dr Rebecca Gould, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Moving Medicine
10:55 - 11:35 Creating a strong and credible digital marketing strategy
Jack Chew, Managing Director , Chews Health Ltd
Business of Therapy
11:00 - 11:45 Deep Oscillation® - A game changer in injury rehabilitation
Chris Boynes, Physiotherapist, Chris Boynes Physiotherapy
Physio Focus
11:05 - 11:55 Prevention not cure - what is the role of personalised care?
Helen Gilburt, Policy Fellow, The Kings Fund
James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Charity and Market Development Director, Nuffield Health
Thomas Kearney, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England
Ruthe Isden, Head of Health and Care Influencing, Age UK
Conference
11:15 - 11:45 Demonstration - Assessment & Management of acute ankle inversion injury
Jeremy Ousey, Podiatrist
Podiatry
11:30 - 12:45 Myofascial release for low back pain related to herniated discs and sciatic nerve pain
Meghan Mari, Jing Massage
Rachel Fairweather, Jing Massage
Sports Massage
11:40 - 12:00 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): improving athletic performance and accelerating recovery
Dr Maria Makeeva, OxyHealth Europe
Wellbeing & Performance
11:45 - 12:30 Session title TBC
Mike Chapman
Acupuncture
11:50 - 12:30 Prescribing movement for Ischaemic heart disease
John Rogers, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Manchester Sports Medicine
Stefan Kluzek
Moving Medicine
11:55 - 12:35 Data for improved clinical care and patient outcomes
Dr Graeme Wilkes, Medical Director , Connect Health
Euan McComiskie, UK Health Informatics Lead, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Business of Therapy
12:00 - 12:30 Ask a Podiatrist - Nicola Jones
Nicola Jones, Podiatrist
Podiatry
12:15 - 12:45 Keynote Address: Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive , Sport England
Conference
12:15 - 12:35 Stress, Food Intolerance & Sport Performance: Overtraining Syndrome
Dr Nigel Abraham, Scientific Director, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences
Wellbeing & Performance
12:45 - 13:30 Acupuncture and Anatomy - merging worlds
Lynn Pearce, Tutor, AACP
Acupuncture
12:50 - 13:30 Delivering impact and value through workplace wellness
Dr. Ken van Someren, Director, KvS Performance
Simon Shepard, Chief Executive, Optima-life
Dr Paul Smith, Business Development Director , ART Health Solutions
Wellbeing & Performance
12:50 - 13:30 Prescribing movement for Cancer
Dr Rebecca Robinson, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Department of Oncology, Weston Park Hospital NHS
Dr Anna Lowe, Physical Activity Clinical Champion, Public Health England
Nick Atkins, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Enable Leisure & Culture
Moving Medicine
12:55 - 13:35 What does the new Long Term plan mean for AHPs?
Sue Hayward-Giles, Assistant Director of Practice and Development , The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Business of Therapy
13:00 - 13:30 Demonstration - Taping (HaplaWave)
Emma Price, Podiatrist and Clinical Director, Supafoot Cheltenham Ltd
Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist , Health and Care Professions Council
Podiatry
13:00 - 14:15 Myofascial Release Shoulder Master Class - treating frozen shoulder, impingement syndromes and tendonitis
​Ruth Duncan, Sports Therapist / Advanced Myofascial Release Practitioner / Owner and lecturer, Myofascial Release UK
Sports Massage
13:05 - 14:00 What is the future of sport and mass participation?
Chris Grant, Managing Director , 14A
Nico Heslop, Head of Sport, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Nigel Walker, National Director , English Institute of Sport
Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport
Conference
13:50 - 14:30 Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition
Dr Glenys Jones, Acting Chief Executive & Communications Manager , Association for Nutrition
Chris Cashin, Nutrition and Sports Nutrition Lead, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Dr Ali Hill, Solent University
Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic and World Champion
Wellbeing & Performance
13:50 - 14:30 ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?' How physiotherapists are supporting people with long term conditions to become more active
Dr Anna Lowe, Physical Activity Clinical Champion, Public Health England
Rachel Young, Neurological Physiotherapist , Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy and Associate Lecturer , Sheffield Hallam University
Christopher Tuckett, Physiotherapist and Falls Practitioner, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, and NEC member of AGILE
Moving Medicine
13:55 - 14:35 Understanding the implications of First Contact Practitioners
Sarah Withers, Head of FCP Implementation , The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Sylvia Wojciechowski, Lead Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Frimley Health Foundation Trust
Business of Therapy
14:30 - 15:20 Physical activity a catalyst for change in the criminal justice system?
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
Professor Rosie Meek, Criminological Psychology, School of Law, Royal Holloway University of London
Dr Phillip Lee MP, Former Justice Minister
Justin Coleman, Director of Operations and Secretariat, Alliance of Sport
Chrissie Wellington, Global Head of Health and Wellbeing, Park Run
Conference
14:30 - 15:00 Demonstration - Pronation & Supination of the foot, what does it all mean?
Sean Savage
Podiatry
14:30 - 15:45 Introduction to sports and advanced clinical massage workshop: The Jing Method
Rachel Fairweather, Jing Massage
Meghan Mari, Jing Massage
Sports Massage
14:50 - 15:30 Plant power: the rise of veganism and plant based diets
Anne-Marie O'Shea, Head of Nutrition , Future Fit Training
Tilly Spurr, Course Lead - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Future Fit Training
Wellbeing & Performance
14:50 - 15:30 Prescribing movement for Depression
Dr Amit D Mistry, Sports & Lifestyle Psychiatrist, Specialist Registrar in Eating Disorders
Hayley Jarvis, Head of Physical Activity, Mind
Moving Medicine
14:55 - 15:35 How to deliver exercise in the community and co-location of services
Matthew Wyatt, Consultant Physiotherapist-London, Clinical Lead -South, Connect Health
Business of Therapy
15:15 - 15:45 The Future Is Now: Footscan & Phits 3D Printed Orthotics
George Cummins, Director, Gait and Motion Technology
Podiatry
15:45 - 16:30 Trigger Points
Jonathan Hobbs, Consultant, Senior Lecturer and Tutor, AACP
Acupuncture
15:50 - 16:15 The State of the UK Fitness Industry - the golden age of fitness?
David Minton, Managing Director, Leisure DB
Conference
15:50 - 16:20 Intermittent fasting and time restricted feeding: is the timing of when we eat as important as what we eat?
Tilly Spurr, Course Lead - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Future Fit Training
Wellbeing & Performance
15:50 - 16:30 Prescribing movement for Dementia
Dr Romila Bahl, Kings Collage
Steven McFadyen, Programme Partnerships Officer – Sport & Leisure, Alzheimer’s Society
Tracey Shorthouse, Retired Nurse
Moving Medicine
15:55 - 16:35 Developing personal leadership and creating the internal culture for explosive growth
John Davie, CEO and Founder, UK Physio Business Growth
Business of Therapy
16:00 - 17:15 Plantar Fasciitis – How do decrease pain for your clients
Rachel Fairweather, Jing Massage
Meghan Mari, Jing Massage
Sports Massage
16:40 - 17:30 What do customers really want?
David Minton, Managing Director, Leisure DB
Justin Musgrove, Chief Executive , Bannatyne Group
Jamie Ward, CEO and Founder, PayAsUGym
Jan Pieter (JP) Lips, Head of Unified Commerce Enablement, Adyen
Rob Chandler, Head of Customer Loyalty, Sky
Conference
16:45 - 17:15 Ask a Podiatrist - Emma Price and Mike Radcliffe
Emma Price, Podiatrist and Clinical Director, Supafoot Cheltenham Ltd
Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist , Health and Care Professions Council
Podiatry
16:50 - 17:20 Prehabilitation – preventing injuries before they happen
Cheyne Voss, Physio Director, Ten Health & Fitness
Wellbeing & Performance
16:50 - 17:30 Prescribing movement for falls and frailty
Dr Phil Clelland, Registrar in Sports & Exercise Medicine, NHS and English Institute of Sport
Sarah Wheatley, Exercise Specialist, Long Term Conditions, Age UK Oxfordshire
Moving Medicine
16:55 - 17:30 Empowering patients: promoting self management and behaviour change
Dr Tim Anstiss, Medical Director, The Academy for Health Coaching
Business of Therapy

Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:45 - 10:15 Demonstration - Taping (HaplaWave)
Emma Price, Podiatrist and Clinical Director, Supafoot Cheltenham Ltd
Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist , Health and Care Professions Council
Podiatry
09:50 - 10:30 The foundations of human movement: simplifying the complex puzzle
Jamie Bond, FC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Manchester City FC Academy
Ed Archer, Director Athlete Academy, Manchester City FC Academy
Wellbeing & Performance
09:50 - 10:35 How to successfully promote your business – on and offline
Tor Davies, Physio turned Founder, Co-Kinetic
John Davie, CEO and Founder, UK Physio Business Growth
Business of Therapy
09:50 - 10:30 Prescribing movement for MSK pain
Dr James Baldock, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leila Heelas, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, OPTIMISE - Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences / Clinical Director, MSK programme, St George’s University of London and Kingston University / Health Innovation Network
Moving Medicine
10:00 - 10:25 Keynote Address - Professor Dame Sally Davies
Professor Charlie Foster OBE, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health, University of Bristol
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department for Health
Conference
10:00 - 11:15 Oncology Massage - Stretching - What Works Best
Susan Findlay, Director, NLSSM
Sports Massage
10:30 - 11:00 Ask a Podiatrist - Matt Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Consultant Podiatrist, The College of Podiatry, , London & Podiatric Clinical Lead, Virgin Money London Marathon
Podiatry
10:45 - 11:35 What will it take to get our children active?
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
David Stalker, CEO, MyZone EMEA
Jayne Molyneux, Director Children and Young People, Sport England
Dr William Bird MBE, GP and CEO, Intelligent Health
Conference
10:50 - 11:30 The importance of using Biomarkers for optimisation in sport and for preventative healthcare
Danielle Nimmock, England Elite Distance Runner and Head of Exhibitions, London Marathon Events
Nick Anderson, Running with us
Wellbeing & Performance
10:50 - 11:30 Active Hospitals Feasibility Pilot
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Dr Chris Speers, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Moving Medicine
10:55 - 11:35 Community connections and social prescribing
Jennifer Neff, Co Founder and Co Chief Executive , Elemental Solutions
Phil Veasey, Public Health, Community Engagement Consultant and Sports Development Consultant
Business of Therapy
11:15 - 11:45 The Future Is Now: Footscan & Phits 3D Printed Orthotics
George Cummins, Director, Gait and Motion Technology
Podiatry
11:30 - 12:45 An integrative manual therapy approach using MFR, STR and trigger point therapy to tackle chronic neck pain, whiplash and headaches
Meghan Mari, Jing Massage
Rachel Fairweather, Jing Massage
Sports Massage
11:50 - 12:20 Podiatry, foot health and performance – what you need to know
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Consultant Podiatrist, The College of Podiatry, , London & Podiatric Clinical Lead, Virgin Money London Marathon
Wellbeing & Performance
11:50 - 12:30 Prescribing movement for Inflammatory rheumatic disease
Dr Ralph Smith, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Tom O'Dwyer, Physiotherapist; Programme Manager Rheumatology, Genomics Medicine Ireland
Moving Medicine
11:55 - 12:45 Tackling inequalities - creating an active society
Professor Robert Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
Hayley Lever, Strategic Manager, GM Moving
Karen Creavin, Chief Executive , The Active Wellbeing Society
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Chris Perks, Executive Director Local Delivery, Sport England
Cllr David Jeffels, North Yorkshire County Council and member of our Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Local Government Association
Conference
11:55 - 12:35 Making your practice profitable: create a financial safety net and the freedom to work on your own terms
Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Business Growth Experts for Health , Passion to Profits for Practitioners
Chris Lambert-Gorwyn, Business Growth Experts for Health , Passion to Profit for Practitioners
Business of Therapy
12:00 - 12:30 Ask a Podiatrist - Foot orthoses, lets break down the myths
Nick Knight, MSK Podiatrist, NK Sports Podiatry
Podiatry
12:50 - 13:20 Exploring alternative conditioning methods: off feet conditioning for on feet performance
Kevin Paxton, Head of Academy Sport Science , Leicester City FC
Wellbeing & Performance
12:50 - 13:30 Prescribing movement for Type 2 Diabetes
Dr Chris Speers, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Rob Andrews, Associate Professor of Diabetes and Honorary consultant, University of Exeter
Moving Medicine
12:55 - 13:35 Treatment outside the clinical setting
Rachel Young, Neurological Physiotherapist , Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy and Associate Lecturer , Sheffield Hallam University
Gavin Church, Senior Physiotherapist , Community Stroke Service
Liz Murray, Community Health Development Manager , Valley Leisure
Dr Ali Ali, Consultant, Department of Elderly Medicine , Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Business of Therapy
13:00 - 13:30 Demonstration - Blister Padding and Offloading Techniques
Emma Price, Podiatrist and Clinical Director, Supafoot Cheltenham Ltd
Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist , Health and Care Professions Council
Podiatry
13:00 - 14:25 Rotators of the Hip
James Earls, Bodyworker, Born to Walk
Sports Massage
13:10 - 14:00 How do we solve the low back pain epidemic?
Jack Chew, Managing Director , Chews Health Ltd
Dr Jonathan Hill, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Keele University
John Doyle, Professional Head of Physiotherapy, Nuffield Health
Claire Horner, Physiotherapist
Conference
13:45 - 14:15 Ask a Podiatrist - Emma Price and Mike Radcliffe
Emma Price, Podiatrist and Clinical Director, Supafoot Cheltenham Ltd
Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist , Health and Care Professions Council
Podiatry
13:50 - 14:30 Ending the stigma of mental ill-health & the role of physical activity in promoting positive mental wellbeing
Dr Dane Vishnubala, chief medical advisor, Active IQ and lead clinical champion, , Physical Activity Yorkshire, Public Health England
Rob Stephenson, Founder, InsideOut
Lorna Tweed, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University
Wellbeing & Performance
13:55 - 14:35 What are the benefits of group consultations
Alison Manson, Group Consultations National Training Lead, Group Consultations
Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and Public Health England Physical Activity Champion
Business of Therapy
14:20 - 14:45 In conversation with ‘Dot’ Perkins, Captain, Invictus Games 2018 and Registered Physiotherapist
Professor Robert Copeland, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
Dot Perkins, Registered Physiotherapist and Captain , Invictus Games 2018
Conference
14:30 - 15:00 Demonstration - Functional/Surface anatomy of the foot, ankle and ligament.
Liam Stapleton, Sports Medicine Podiatrist, Kent Sport Podiatry
Podiatry
14:30 - 15:45 Tried and tested top tips to kickstart your bodywork business
Tor Davies, Physio turned Founder, Co-Kinetic
Meghan Mari, Jing Massage
Rachel Fairweather, Jing Massage
Sports Massage
14:50 - 15:20 Longevity and anti-ageing
Oliver Patrick, Executive Director, Viavi
Wellbeing & Performance
14:55 - 15:35 Creating a corporate wellness service
Mark Armour, Clinical Director -Musculoskeletal Services and Executive Management Team , RehabWorks
Richard Peters, Chief Medical Officer , Network Rail
Business of Therapy
15:10 - 15:40 In conversation with Gareth Thomas, former Welsh International Rugby Player
Greg Whyte OBE, world renowned sport scientist, physical activity expert & director of performance, the Centre for Health and Human Performance
Gareth Thomas, former Welsh International Rugby Player
Conference
15:15 - 15:45 Ask a Podiatrist - Emma Barnes
Emma Barnes, Podiatrist
Podiatry
15:50 - 16:30 Integrating digital tools into patient care and support
Dr Tom Carlisle, NHS Navigator – DigitalHealth - London Accelerator, Health Innovation Network
Ben Wanless, Consultant Physiotherapist and AHP Digital and Innovation Lead , St George's University Hospital NHS Trust
Joe Head, Head of Operations , IPRS Group
Ashley James, Clinical Lead of Occupational Health Physiotherapy Services, IPRS Group
Business of Therapy
15:50 - 16:30 Electric Muscle Stimulation and Blood Flow Restriction training – for improved athletic performance
Jens Vatter, Head of Education EMS International, Glucker College, miha bodytec
Dr Bruce Paton, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Extended Scope Practitioner and Clinical Lecturer, UCLH and Institute of Sport Exercise & Health, UCL
Wellbeing & Performance
15:50 - 16:30 Prescribing movement for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients
Dr Brinda Christopher, Consultant in Sports Medicine, Third Space
Jenna Peel, Physical Activity & Behaviour Change Lead, British Lung Foundation
Professor Sally Singh, Professor of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Glenfield Hospital
Moving Medicine
16:00 - 16:30 Demonstration - TBC
Nick Knight, MSK Podiatrist, NK Sports Podiatry
Podiatry
16:00 - 16:30 What is CranioSacral Therapy?
Caroline Barrow, CranioSacral Therapist, Instructor and Director, Upledger Institute UK & College of Body Science
Sports Massage