Theatre 5 / Practice Growth Hub

Wednesday 9th May

Thursday 10th May


11.00 - 11.30

John Matthews

The mobilising of joints and soft tissue in sporting situations

The seminar will include many experiences of a leading physiotherapist in various sports, including tennis, basketball, football and canoeing. Having dealt with so many of the tennis stars of the last three decades, John has an insight into what works in keeping an athlete’s body functioning on a daily basis. Hear how this has been achieved!


11.45 - 12.15

Leonie Baxter

Energy-Emotion- Function

How the emotions affect the form and function of the body for better or worse. Focusing on key hormone systems, emotions associated with these and the biological impact that occurs if these aren’t managed well. How to manage emotions to limit their functional aspect, and appropriate nutrition when key systems fall out of homeostasis.


12.30 - 13.00

Martin Gossling

Wearable Technology: the Challenges of Bridging Medical, Sports and Workwear Sectors

Wearable technology now covers a wide range of devices and solutions, but there are still a number of key product barriers that effect all devices, across all sectors. Through his experience of applying custom made wearables into the sports sector, medical grade devices for remote monitoring in orthopedics and now developing mass market solutions for workwear monitoring, Martin will highlight the key product barriers to delivering cost-effective wearables today, rather than in the future.


13.15 - 13.45

Tor Davies

Online Tactics to Start Filling Your Practice Marketing Funnel

Practice Growth Hall: Seminar 2 - Following on from Jill’s presentation looking at ways to introduce new customers to your business, this session will focus on online tactics you can use in combination with offline tactics to get your brand and business in front of people. We’ll then look two simple ways you can begin to nurture these new online and offline leads towards becoming paying customers.


14.00 - 14.30

William Brandham

101 Reasons To Be Paperless In 2019

Traditionally practice management software was been built for appointment booking and basic invoicing. Of course, current systems can handle this, but usually tend to act as data storage, and do not aid the ability to help drive sales or utilize data. In this seminar we will discuss how going paperless we can protect clinicians and patients by ensuring there are always rigorous medical records and the patient is fully informed; and in 2019 be GDPR compliant.


14.45 - 15.15

Dr. Tian-Jun Wang

Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Management of Pain

Pain is the significant request of general public for acupuncture. There are several theories on the mechanisms of pain, whatever from western medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The TCM treatment, include Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine etc, should generate based on the individual differentiation and pattern identification. A great number of currently researches have proved that acupuncture is beneficial for different kinds of pain conditions such as headache and migraine, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, some neurological pain, fibromyalgia, etc The mechanism of acupuncture for pain management are vary. Acupuncture has been indicated may affect the areas of the brain that are known to reduce the sensitively to stress and anxiety; Acupuncture stimulation can release the endorphins and other neurohumoral factors.


15.30 - 16.00

Mr Andrew Williams

Percutaneous Cryogenic Neuro-ablation of Morton’s Neuroma under image guidance

Cryoablation is a technique used to destroy or damage tissue. It has been utilised in the medical field for many years and involves delivering extreme cold to the tip of a fine needle to destroy targeted tissues. It has been used for many diverse conditions including tumours, neuralgia and arrhythmias. The seednet system is a mobile console with a user interface to control the circulation of high pressure gases (argon & Helium) through closed tip cryoablation needles connected to the system. It produces an ice ball that destroys targeted tissues. The procedure is undertaken using ultrasound guidance to monitor the ablation area. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be undertaken using a local anaesthetic without the need for a hospital bed stay. The procedure involves infiltration of a local anaesthetic into the foot and inserting a 17 Gauge needle under ultrasound guidance. It is an ambulatory day case procedure.