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 6

Wednesday 9th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Antonio Robustelli, Omniathlete

Advances in wearable EMG technology and application in elite sport

The seminar will be focused on the recent advances in EMG wearable technology for sports applications. We will go through some basics of EMG theory with a special focus on how EMG application can be implemented in both individual and team sports.

11.00 - 11.30 - Carl Todd, The Carl Todd Clinic

Management for multiple groin-related entities post hip joint arthroscopic surgery

To date there is limited evidence of post surgical management of FAI following hip joint arthroscopy surgery. Several rehabilitation protocols have previously been documented (Emara et al. 2011; Edelstein et al. 2012; Jayasekera et al. 2013; Pierce et al. 2013; Griffin et al. 2013; Takia-O’Donnell 2015). All of which includes managing weight bearing, hip joint range of motion, exercises and therapeutic treatment techniques (Wall et al. 2013). However, in spite of this, a recent scoping review highlighted 44% of patients fail non-surgical management approaches for hip joint FAI (Peters et al. 2017). Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to highlight the management for multiple groin-related entities in patients that have previously failed rehabilitation post hip joint arthroscopic surgery.

11.45 - 12.15 - Dr Gill Hart, Yorktest Laboratories

Food intolerance and performance

When our bodies are working hard to achieve a physical goal it makes sense to ensure that the food we are eating is working with us, not against us. YorkTest, through its B2B brand Lorisian, works closely with fitness professionals who recognise the damaging effects that food intolerances have on performance. Many fitness professionals introduce food intolerance testing at the beginning of any fitness or weight loss regime in order to ensure that their client’s diet, is at its best possible right from the start. Dr Gill Hart provides an update on the science behind gut microbiology, food intolerance and performance.

12.30 - 13.00 - Tim Brownstone, Kymira Sport

Beneficial Impacts of Infrared on Performance and Recovery: Earth, Space and Beyond…

Drawing on experiences and research from KYMIRA Sport, Tim will explore the various benefits of infrared light on performance and recovery. Applications vary from use with athletes, through to use in rehabilitation and even as part of a daily regime in space exploration.

13.15 - 13.45 - Marcus Hannon, Everton FC

Are carbohydrates still king for exercise performance in 2018?

Although carbohydrate has consistently been shown to improve performance, (especially in high-intensity sports), recently the importance of carbohydrate in sport has been questioned with many now promoting a low carbohydrate high fat approach. This presentation will look at carbohydrate research from the past and present and attempt to clear up some of the confusion. Practical advice that Marcus delivers to the athletes he works with will also be presented.

14.00 - 14.30 - Robert Maguire, E14 Sports Performance/Fife Flyers Ice Hockey Club

Training from the eyes down, the 1% cutting edge

An insight into the world of visual skills training in elite sports. Looking into methods, implementation ,and benefits and the reasons why we can no longer over look this area of performance training.

15.30 - 16.00 - Dr Nigel Abraham, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences

Stress, Food Intolerance & Sport Performance: Overtraining Syndrome

Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and IgG mediated immunity against food antigens is of growing interest. Fatigue, mood disturbances, under performance and gastrointestinal distress are common among athletes. Intense exercise can initiate a stress response activating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes, resulting in increased intestinal permeability followed by specific IgG response against food antigens, leading to food hypersensitivity and the activation of inflammatory responses, negatively impacting on athletic performance.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Phil Lees, Kinetic Athlete Management

Stories from the field: the benefits of unified athlete management

In professional sport, the difference between victory and defeat is tiny. Titles are decided by tenths of a second; the bounce of a ball can make or break a career. In a world of such narrow margins, backroom staff must work as efficiently as possible; professional coaches require a state-of-the-art athlete management system. In this seminar, Phil will describe how Kinetic – a digital platform which integrates all aspects of athlete management into one application – can benefit your club. Looking in particular at our work with Wakefield Trinity, Phil will demonstrate how Kinetic can streamline all areas of athlete management including communication, collaboration and video analysis. Phil will also discuss how the standardised reporting of data can make your processes more efficient and how Kinetic can help you prepare for the advent of GDPR.

11.00 - 11.30 - Dr Amir Pakravan, European College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP)

Medical Cover for Elite Sporting Events and Competitions

An overview of the scope of medical cover for elite sporting events, including requirements, different aspects of the medical cover planning and challenges.

11.45 - 12.15 - Dr Nick Allen, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Tipping Pointe

This session will look to introduce you to the nature of training and performance in elite ballet and explore where sports may use aspects from dance in their own pursuit of success.

14.00 - 14.30 - Steve Raby, ProSports Technology

Sports Technology - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Ugly truth is that over 90% of sports clubs are in survival mode, affecting the whole ecosystem of sport, from grassroots to elite organisations and the ongoing development of our future athletes. While technology can help, there are a number of ‘buts’. The Bad side of technology is that it can be expensive and only the elite clubs have the financial muscle to buy the best. Which widens the gap between the haves and the have nots even further. The Good news is that there are ways for all clubs to benefit from new technology, whatever your club’s budget. In terms of performance both on and off the pitch. Find out how to help your club meet the challenge and gain an edge.

Theatre 7

Wednesday 9th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Dr. Cameron Marshall, Complete Concussion Management Inc

Managing Concussions in Sports

This seminar will explore the evidence around the best-practices for concussion management as it relates to sport. Coaches and sport executives will benefit from information on the latest scientific evidence to help guide the implementation or improvement of a sports concussion management program.

11.00 - 11.30 - Juan J Jasso Jr., Federación Latinoamérica de Rugby League

Developing Rugby League in Non-traditional Areas: Increasing Performance

The challenges of raising performance of Rugby League in Latin Americas to ensure sport demands are met through coaching and education. How it came about, how it went and what is next?

11.45 - 12.15 - Cathy Brown, Boxology

How boxing can be transferred onto everything

Boxing isn’t just for boxers, it helps condition the body and mind for all other sports and for life. Cathy shares her past life experiences and shows how boxing can be transferred on to everything and why she created Boxology®️

12.30 - 13.00 - Tony Tracey, Sports Science Innovations Ltd

Fitlight Trainer - A Revolutionary Wireless Visual Lights Training Technology

Discussion of the Fitlight Trainer Wireless Visual Lights Training Technology describing the full integrity of its capabilities and where its uses are now being applied

13.15 - 13.45 - Anna-Marie Watson, Ultra Marathon Champion & Performance Coach

Finding Your Flow

What is flow? Imagine you’re running a race. Your attention is highly focused on your physical movements, the power of your muscles, each intake of air into your lungs, and the feel of the trail beneath your feet. You’re utterly absorbed and focused in the present; that perfect moment. Time seems to fall away. ‘Flow’ is the synchronisation of energy on a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. During this state of complete immersion in an activity the mind and body work harmoniously and is associated to peak performance. Join this session to uncover the roots of flow from positive psychology research, recognise flow characteristics, discover the skills-challenge “sweet-spot”, explore how to access flow fundamentals, unlock your flow state and optimise performance.

14.00 - 14.30 - Klinckaert Jeroen, Intelligent Motion

Remotion Therapy, from motion to movement & performance.

The latest research on myo-fascia, biomechanics and their impact on the neural patterning. What’s the implication of the neural fascial matrix and the role of the fascial sensory organ within movement and the effect on performance? Next to the neural patterning, the combination of the myofascial web with the neuro-musculo-skeletal system will allow us to see the benefits of Biotensigrity and how we can have an impact on this system with movement & performance.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Dr Daniel Grant, Tom Craggs and Nick Anderson, Medichecks

Blood testing: The Missing Piece in Sports Performance

Helen Marsden, CCO and co-founder of Medichecks, and running coaches Tom Craggs and Nick Anderson talk about how markers in our blood can give key insights into training, performance and recovery.

11.00 - 11.30 - Rita Rozsas, Kinesiology for Sports

How You Can Eliminate Emotional Stress Yourself in 5 Minutes (before a game)

Emotional stress plays an important role when it comes to professional sport. It influences behaviour, efficiency and overall accomplishment on and off pitch. Professional athletes report feeling anxious, panicky, low self-esteem (or false confidence) when it comes to performing under pressure. Emotional stress starts to get more recognition nowadays, but it is still at the starting line compared to manual work and therapies on the athlete’s physical body. In this seminar you’ll be introduced to an easy to follow, very effective routine that eliminates emotional stress immediately. You can do it yourself in 5 minutes as part of the game preparation, so you can enter the field feeling relaxed, focused and able to perform to the best of your ability. (This routine can be used by anyone, no need to be a professional athlete)

11.45 - 12.15 - Dr Edward Rethinasamy M.B. BCh. B.A.O. D.A. FFARCSI, BioSportsFit Ltd

Train Muscle and Mind for Peak Performance whilst Reducing Injury

Introductory background of Conscious and Subconscious Brain control on the muscular function of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle groups. Development of skeletal muscle groups to increase and improve performance through Specific Skeletal Muscle Fibre Type Training (Type 1, Type 2a and Type 2x). Using this training to manipulatively control the Subconscious Brain to develop Cardiac Muscle for the purpose of improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients together with the removal of carbon dioxide and lactic acid from the exercising skeletal muscle groups. This will help raise your Anaerobic Threshold. Reduction of Musculoskeletal Injury through the development of Type 1 muscle fibre training. Increased Musculoskeletal development has to be supported by appropriate nutrition. Life-long events that can positively or negatively influence peak performance are identified. Mind training can then be instituted to enhance the positive effects and eliminate the negative effects of these life-long events on improving peak performance. Other psychotherapeutic modulation training can further enhance a higher level of peak sporting performance. The individual takes charge and control of their Muscle and Mind.

13.15 - 13.45 - Dr. Maria Makeeva-Hellenbrand, OxyHealth Europe

Hyperbaric Therapy for Peak Performance & Rapid Injury Recovery

In the last decade the intensity of athletic training has significantly increased resulting in more frequent sports-related injuries and over-training. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used by over 500 Olympic and professional athletes and their medical training staff for faster injury recovery, decreased re-injury risk, increased endurance and post-training fatigue relieve. This presentation will cover indications for HBOT therapy, physiological and therapeutic effects, and show practical applications of HBOT for both professional and amateur athletes to help achieve rapid injury recovery & Peak Performance.

14.00 - 14.30 - Jason Black, StatSports

Using real time data to enhance on field performance

The analysis and construction of enhanced training sessions through the utilization of real time athlete monitoring technology.

Theatre 8

Wednesday 9th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Dr Edward Rethinasamy M.B. BCh. B.A.O. D.A. FFARCSI< BioSportsFit Ltd

Train Muscle and Mind for Peak Performance whilst Reducing Injury

Introductory background of Conscious and Subconscious Brain control on the muscular function of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle groups. Development of skeletal muscle groups to increase and improve performance through Specific Skeletal Muscle Fibre Type Training (Type 1, Type 2a and Type 2x). Using this training to manipulatively control the Subconscious Brain to develop Cardiac Muscle for the purpose of improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients together with the removal of carbon dioxide and lactic acid from the exercising skeletal muscle groups. This will help raise your Anaerobic Threshold. Reduction of Musculoskeletal Injury through the development of Type 1 muscle fibre training. Increased Musculoskeletal development has to be supported by appropriate nutrition. Life-long events that can positively or negatively influence peak performance are identified. Mind training can then be instituted to enhance the positive effects and eliminate the negative effects of these life-long events on improving peak performance. Other psychotherapeutic modulation training can further enhance a higher level of peak sporting performance. The individual takes charge and control of their Muscle and Mind.

11.00 - 11.30 - Roberto Vavassori, Chinese Olympic Committee

How to monitor athletes in a cost effective way

Monitor training load and athlete preparedness for training and competition using excel templates which can be simple created and customized for individual or team needs. This is ideal for environments with low budgets, professionals that want to initiate into monitoring or sports sciences and also big club interested in having more information about their athletes status

11.45 - 12.15 - Richard Groves and Ian Treacy, ILG Business Ltd

The ILG Elite sports platform and its benefit to your team

The ILG Elite Sports platform, created by ILG Business Ltd to improve day to day processes within sports teams which in turn improves the performance of that team. With invaluable features such as Pro Review, group messaging, team feed and a secure cloud based hub area, it eradicates the use of emails and a number of different software applications giving sports professionals more time to concentrate on winning games and improving their performance on the pitch. Richard will discuss the importance of security within software applications and how easy it is for information to be leaked. He will also be joined by Ian Treacy, from IBM Digital Business who will discuss the IBM Watson product which is also linked to the ILG Elite Sports platform and the benefits of AI within sports software.

12.30 - 13.00 - David Weir CBE Q&A sponsored by Beet It Sport

Question and Answer with six-time Paralympic Champion

13.15 - 13.45 - Eddie Hall, Muhdo Health Ltd

Eddie Hall – What my Muhdo DNA profile showed me

Q&A with Eddie Hall, World’s Strongest Man and what his DNA profile told him about his genetic gifts and his genetic barriers and how that relates to improving sporting performance, reducing risk of injury, improving recovery and rehabilitation and matching macro/micro nutrition to genetics. In a world of marginal gains Eddie talks about why DNA profiling can help any athlete improve their performance and reduce risk of injury.

Thursday 10th May

10.15 - 10.45 - Brendan Chaplin, Strength and Conditioning Education

Injuries are Opportunities: Strength and Conditioning for Injury Prevention

In this session Brendan will share with you how to design productive programmes for your clients and athletes. With a specific focus on injury prevention, Brendan will share how injuries occur along with coaching and training interventions that will develop robust and resilient individuals.

11.45 - 12.15 - Daniel Herman & Mike McGurn, Bio-Synergy

Exploring the impact and role of sports nutrition over 2 decades

How as a result of the professionalisation of sport since the 1990s sports nutrition has played a bigger role in player performance and how to avoid pitfalls when deciding on which brand(s) to partner with.

12.30 - 13.00 - Ian Wynne, ProBiometrics

Connect with your Vagus nerve - discover your potential

Measurement of the parasympathetic nervous system can close the loop between training stimulus and individualised response to the training load. The audience will learn how measuring the parasympathetic nervous system via vagal tone provides the most accurate, objective measure of training load response, incorporating the effects of all daily activities upon your training stimulus and the human body. This provides invaluable information for coaches and trainers to optimise their session content and programming, enhancing the impact on their athletes. Tapping directly into vagal tone activity ‘live’ it is possible to show the neuroceptive response to the subject’s environment, highlighting the crucial balance between recovery and stress. Ian will talk about how Probiometrics’ innovative wearable technology can be deployed to maximise human performance overcoming the limitations of HRV based systems when monitoring the nervous system.