Speakers

Athol Thomson

Athol Thomson is a podiatrist and research scientist at Aspetar Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Originally from Australia he has also worked with elite sporting clubs and federations in the UK, Ireland, USA and now Qatar. Recent research...

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Kristian Thorborg

Kristian Thorborg is an Associate Professor at Copenhagen University from Denmark, and a Specialist in Sportsphysiotherapy, with expertise in the assessment and management of patients with hip and groin pain. He did his Masters in Sportsphysiotherapy at Melbourne...

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Tony Strudwick

Tony is currently Head of Performance at Manchester United F.C. This post involves managing staff and performance services of all players within the Academy structure. Tony was recruited by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007 to lead innovation and change within the sports...

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Emma Stokes

Emma Stokes BSc (Physio), MSc (research), MSc Mgmt, Phd is an associate professor in physiotherapy and a fellow of Trinity College Dublin where she teaches on the entry to practice programmes in Dublin and Singapore. The focus of her research and teaching is...

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James Moore

James is currently employed by the British Olympic Association (BOA) where he is the Lead for Performance Services, and the Manager of the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) at Bisham Abbey. He was appointed as Deputy Chef de Mission for Performance Services for Team...

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Rod Whiteley

Rod Whiteley got his PhD in throwing related injury from the University of Sydney the same year that he completed the Australian College of Physiotherapy's inaugural intake of specialist sports physiotherapists, which was more years ago than he cares to remember....

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Robin Sadler

Robin is Head Physiotherapist of Derby County Football Club and has also worked for 16 years at Manchester City Football Club, initially as Head Academy Physiotherapist followed by 10 years as First Team Physiotherapist. Having trained as a physiotherapist at the...

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Tony Schneiders

Professor Tony Schneiders is Head of Department for Exercise and Health Sciences in the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University, Australia.  Tony has been a registered Physiotherapist for over 30 years with significant clinical...

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Toby Smith

Toby is a physiotherapist who qualified in 1994 and has an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He spent 9 years working in elite track & field athletics between 2007-2016. He was previously lead physiotherapist on the British Athletics endurance program. He has...

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Tim Gabbett

Dr. Tim Gabbett has 20 years experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of sports. He holds a PhD in human physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the ‘Applied Science of Professional Football’ (2011), with...

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Stuart Warden

Stuart J. Warden, BPhysio (Hons), PhD, FACSM, is Associate Dean for Research within the Indiana University (IU) School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor within the Departments of Physical Therapy (IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences),...

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Holly Silvers

Holly J. Silvers is a board certified Physical Therapist specializing in sports orthopaedic rehabilitation in Santa Monica, CA.    She is a PhD candidate in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics at the University of Delaware.  She is a graduate of Western University of...

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Samuele Marcora

Professor Samuele Marcora studied sports science and human physiology at the University of Milan (Italy), the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (USA), and the University of Wales-Bangor (UK). After a successful academic career at Bangor University, Professor Marcora...

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Phil Glasgow

Phil Glasgow is a highly experienced sports physiotherapist who has worked with elite athletes from a wide range of sports at numerous major championships. Phil was Chief Physiotherapist for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and was Head of Sports Medicine at the...

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Noel Pollock

Dr Noel Pollock graduated with Honours in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast and completed an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Bath University. He is Chief Medical Officer for British Athletics, leading a multidisciplinary medical...

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Nicola A.Maffiuletti

I obtained my PhD degree (Sport Science) in 2000 from the University of Burgundy in Dijon (France), where I subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor. Since 2005 I am the Head of the Human Performance Lab at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich (Switzerland). My...

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Nicol van Dyk

Nicol van Dyk is a physiotherapist in the Rehabilitation Department at Aspetar Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Originally from South Africa, he graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University in 2005, and completed his MSc...

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Martin Hägglund

Martin Hägglund is a physiotherapist and associate professor working at Linköping University, Sweden. He completed his PhD in 2007 on epidemiology and prevention of football injuries. He is a senior researcher in the Football Research Group that has conducted injury...

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Mario Bizzini

Mario Bizzini, PhD, MSc, PT is as a research associate at the Schulthess Clinic in Zürich, Switzerland. He worked 12 years for the FIFA Medical Research and Assessment Center (F-MARC), and he is currently with the Swiss Concussion Center and the Human Performance Lab....

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Karim Khan

Professor Karim Khan, MBBS, PhD, FACSEP, FFSEM (UK) FFSEM (Ireland). Karim is an Australian-trained sport and exercise physician who worked at the elite level with Australian teams in basketball, volleyball and (field) hockey. He was the doctor for the Australian...

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Igor Tak

Igor Tak was born in Tilburg (05-07-1971) and raised in Goirle (The Netherlands). After graduating from high school (Gymnasium β) at Mill Hill College, he graduated his Physiotherapy Bachelor in Utrecht in 1996. Besides his clinical work as a consulting...

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Ebonie Rio

Ebonie is a post doctoral research fellow at La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre and has completed her Phd in tendon pain, Masters Sports Phys, Ba. Phys (hons) and Ba. App Sci.  Her research has been awarded Victorian Fresh Scientist of the year...

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Stephen Patterson

Dr Stephen Patterson is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the School of Sport, Health & Applied Sciences at St Mary’s University, London.  He graduated with a 1st Class honours BSc (Sport and Exercise Science) from Napier University, Edinburgh in 2005...

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Alex Scott

Dr. Scott is a graduate of the UBC Physical Therapy program, and the UBC Experimental Medicine PhD program. His research targets a widespread problem, overuse injuries and chronically painful tendon disorder in workers and athletes. His research has been highlighted...

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David Opar

David Opar (PhD) is a hamstring injury researcher from Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. David’s work has focused on the identifying and modelling the risk of hamstring injury in athletes and has also examined improvements in rehabilitation...

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Chris Bleakley

Chris Bleakley (PhD BSc Hons MCSP SRP) graduated as a physiotherapist from Ulster University in 2000. After completing his PhD in acute soft tissue injury management in 2004, he worked in a split clinical/research post within the Faculty of Life and Health Science....

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Eamonn Delahunt

Dr. Eamonn Delahunt is an Associate Professor in the University College Dublin School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. He graduated with a first class honours BSc [Physiotherapy] in 2003. Upon graduation he was the first-ever physiotherapist to...

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Andy Massey

Andy Massey is Head of Medical Services at Liverpool F.C. He began his career in the game as a professional footballer before graduating with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and commenced a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. He then completed a qualification in Strength and...

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