Keynote Theatre 1

Wednesday 9th May

Thursday 10th May


10.15 - 10.45

Ian Gatt

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 and Rhys Carter

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

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

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

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 togrow your practice.


14.00 - 14.30

Bianca Zietsman

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

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

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.