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THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF THE ARTISTIC ATHLETE

  Saturday March 30th 2019 St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland

Control The interdisciplinary management of the artistic athlete

Physios In Sport, in collaboration with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the University of Edinburgh, offer a unique regional event for those dealing with performers whether they be on stage, the ice rink, the slopes, the big top, the pool, the arena. Set in the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh with a venue just off the famous royal mile, practitioners from all disciplines – physios, medics, educators, coaches, therapists, scientists and researchers are invited to join the event to discuss the topic of CONTROL. Book the date NOW: Saturday, 30th March 2019 Friday evening special course also available CPD Values: Friday 3 hours; Saturday 7 hours. Interested in exhibiting? Click HERE

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The topic of Control is our central theme for the event. In aesthetic sports and with performers this concept can mean different things. Our event aims to delve deeper into the topic and promoting new thoughts, ideas and strategies to maximise our performance outcomes in this unique group of athletes and artists.

  • Leadership is key to any organisation. Our panel of speakers will discuss their various takes on being In Control and how they drive and develop the cultures within their organisations.
  • Where does Control lie. Our invited speakers will examine the evidence from their specialist fields of research and give practical solutions to empower you to deal and cope with artists and performers in a positive way.
  • Controlling healthy weights in aesthetic sports. Energy, body image, weight are contentious topics within the field. Above all, athlete and performers need to be healthy in order to train and execute the highly skilled movement of their art form. Healthcare providers and trainers have a duty of care to ensure they are working in partnership with their athletes to achieve optimal fuelling to sustain their workload. Our presenters will show the latest developments in the field in order to achieve this.
  • Control of common injuries in aesthetic and aerial sport. Reducing the risk of injuries is a keystone to improving performance. Our physio experts from the field, including speakers from British Gymnastics and Cirque du Soleil, will present on the epidemiology of the injuries they see in the artistic field and highlight their clinical knowledge, decision-making processes and management strategies to control injury incidences.
  • Two ‘Duels’ will be presented, where two experts using evidence battle to convince you that their side of argument is superior. Previous topics have included the use of Cryotherapy, Tradition and Screening. Our two topics to be debated will be released shortly.

Extra Friday Evening Courses:

Choose from EITHER (these are at different locations)

A. Our main bolt on course for Friday evening explores CONTROLLING HYPERMOBILITY.

  • Extreme flexibility is a desired trait in many artistic disciples. Key speakers in the field, including Royal Ballet physiotherapist and researcher Moira McCormack, will present work on how to assess those athletes, discuss the issues that those who are hypermobile can face and provide experiential workshops on techniques to control issues they may face.

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B. A FREE session designed specifically for new members, students and those wishing to review their career paths:

  • Control Your Career Path – How you can control your career path and how the ACPSEM can help guide you on that route.

 

Is it for me?

If you are a primary healthcare practitioner who is looking for increasing understanding of what is known about the role the mind plays in rehab, and how we can maximise this. You want cutting-edge science mixed with examples from the coal face in elite sport, but with applications to the high street clinic or gym where the couch to 5k is more common than televised performance. It’s an event suited to all practitioners, irrespective of experience and levels of psychology, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation training. It will enhance your current techniques with evidence-based and clinically relevant protocols, aimed at improving your patient athlete outcomes no matter what level they are exercising at. It’s ideal for coaches, physical preparation personnel and therapy staff at all levels of sport. Develop a greater understanding of the importance that the brain and the mind plays in addition to physical attributes! For added value you also get a high quality CPD

Speakers

Our first class speakers include:

Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley

Paul is Director of Performance Medicine for Cirque du Soleil, based in Montreal and managing the medical services for 1200 artists across 18 shows and a team of 50+ Therapists. Paul is a qualified Medical Educator for First Aid and Trauma Management for World Rugby, and a Gold level member of the ACPSEM, originally graduating as a Physiotherapist in 1999 from the now QMU in Edinburgh.
Jason Laird

Jason Laird

Jason is an experienced sports physiotherapist currently working for the English Institute of Sport as the Lead Physiotherapist for British Gymnastics. Jason has extensive experience of elite performance environments having previously worked at the Royal Ballet Company, British Judo and the Chelsea FC Academy.
Prof. Almuth McDowall

Prof. Almuth McDowall

Almuth McDowall is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. Her research is focused on work-life balance and well being, performance and professional development.  She is a regular contributor to the media, and well published in academic and practitioner outlets
Terry Hyde

Terry Hyde

As an ex professional dancer and now a psychotherapist, Terry has a unique perspective of dancers’ mental health and is able, by means of talks, to be proactive and, offering by therapy, to be reactive. In 2017 Terry set up the website www.counsellingfordancers.com
Terassa Taylor

Terassa Taylor

Terassa is the lead Physio and Clinical Specialist in Sports Medicine at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health.  She is a Clinical Lecturer at UCL on the Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc program, as well as Medical and Sports Science Team Lead for the British Ice Skating (BIS) Association within Figure Skating
Dr Niall Elliott

Dr Niall Elliott

Dr Niall Elliott is the Head of Sports Medicine at the Sportscotland Institute of Sport.  He has worked in this field for the past 18 years, crossing the globe with Team GB and Team Scotland in roles such as Head of Sports Medicine for Team GB for the Sochi, Rio and the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.
Moira McCormack

Moira McCormack

Moira was trained at the Royal Ballet School and danced with the Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and London Festival Ballet. After a dance career she trained as a ballet teacher working internationally before embarking on physiotherapy training and now lectures for the MSc’s in Sports Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine at UCL
Prof. Dave Collins

Prof. Dave Collins

As an academic, Dave has over 350 peer review publications and 70 books/chapters.  Research interests include performer/coach development, expertise, and peak performance. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 70 World or Olympic medallists plus professional teams and performers
Alan Caig Wilson

Alan Caig Wilson

Alan is a graduate of the International Feldenkrais Federation Berlin 1 training and since 2007 has run a Private Feldenkrais practice in Edinburgh and Ipswich. Alan has also been Visiting Tutor in Feldenkrais at London Contemporary Dance School;  Visiting Tutor in Feldenkrais and The Body Think Process at the Polish Institute for Choreotherapy, Poznan.  
Mandy More

Mandy More

Mandy has been a senior physiotherapist at the SportScotland institute of sport for the past 10 years. She is presently management Lead for West, Grampian, Tayside and Fife Institute Networks and physio Lead for the Athletics, Boxing, Sailing and Tennis programmes.
Wendy Timmons

Wendy Timmons

Wendy Timmons is Programme Director and of the MSc Dance Science and Education at the University of Edinburgh. Following a long career as a dance practitioner, Wendy joined the University in 2005 and has worked to successfully established dance as an area for teaching and research at Edinburgh
Dr Boni Rietveld

Dr Boni Rietveld

Boni Rietveld is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire for Music in The Hague (trumpet, 1976), of Leiden University (MD, 1978, PhD, 2017) and a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon (Leiden, 1987). He specialised in dancers’ and musicians’ injuries with W.G.Hamilton, orthopaedic surgeon of the New York City Ballet Company. His doctoral thesis was ‘Performing Arts Medicine with a focus on Relevé in Dancers’
Shelly Power

Shelly Power

Shelly Power teaches nationally and internationally for Polestar Pilates, and administers exams, conducts Pilates workshops and Polestar Educator trainings worldwide. She is a frequent presenter at international fitness and Pilates conferences. As Curriculum Director, Shelly brings a unique and fresh approach to the work of Joseph Pilates.
Renee McGregor

Renee McGregor

Renee is a leading Sports and Eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in clinical and performance nutrition, with Olympic (London, 2012), Paralympic (Rio, 2016) and Commonwealth (Queensland, 2018) teams. Her aim is to “Empower Balance in a Performance Driven World”.
Sunita Kerai

Sunita Kerai

Sunita completed a MSc. in Applied Sport Psychology in 2017 from St Mary’s University and is currently doing a Ph.D. in collaboration with St Mary’s to develop impactful resources to support physiotherapists working in high-performance sports environments.

Christopher Hampson

Christopher Hampson

Christopher trained at the Royal Ballet Schools. His choreographic work began there and continued at English National Ballet (ENB), where he danced until 1999 and for whom he subsequently created numerous award-winning works. He joined Scottish Ballet as Artistic Director in 2012 and was appointed Artistic Director / Chief Executive in 2015  
Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson

Stuart is the current National Team Lead Physiotherapist for Scottish Rugby Union. He began his career with the NHS before moving to New Zealand to complete his first post-graduate qualification. In NZ he worked in both Private Practice and Professional Sport, returning to Scotland as Head Physiotherapist with Edinburgh Rugby  
Dr Nicola Brown

Dr Nicola Brown

Nicola is Programme Director of Postgraduate Research at St Mary’s University and leads the Female Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster. She is also member of the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth. Nicola’s main research interests are in the area of female health and exercise
Dr Carolina Baeza-Velasco

Dr Carolina Baeza-Velasco

Dr. Baeza-Velasco is Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor on Psychopathology at Paris Descartes University, and researcher at the Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Post Acute Care of the University Hospital of Montpellier (INSERM U1061) in France
Lisa Howell

Lisa Howell

Lisa is a physiotherapist, author, international guest speaker, practicing owner of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and creator of The Ballet Blog. She is a well-respected international author and educator, developing numerous programs drawing on her 18 years of clinical experience working almost exclusively with dancers
Mark Pace

Mark Pace

Mark worked internationally as a classical ballet dance artist and teacher. He is currently teaching at the University of Edinburgh on the MSc Dance Science and Education degree and is a PhD candidate researching Talent Development. He is currently consulting on the talent development programme (Re-skilled) at Northern ballet
Greg Retter

Greg Retter

Greg joined the Royal Ballet Company to take up the new post of Clinical Director in October 2013. His background is in sport where he had previously managed the British Olympic Association’s Intensive Rehabilitation Unit for elite Olympic athletes, based at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

The Programme

The detailed programmes will follow soon – keep checking back.

Saturday Programme

Friday Exclusive Programme

The Venue

The venue for this important event is the renowned St Cecilia’s Hall – Concert Room and Music Museum to the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is widely regarded was one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. The ‘Athens of the North’ as it has been nicknamed is a city of high culture and lofty ideals, of art and literature, philosophy and science.  The city allows for meandering walks exploring the World Heritage sites of the Old Town and New Town, as well as its numerous museums and galleries. It is here within the walls of one of these beautiful museums, St Cecilia’s Hall, home to one of the most important historical musical instrument collections in the world that CONTROL will be held. St Cecilia’ s is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall and the Georgian venue is a real hidden gem,  in the heart of Edinburgh’s Cowgate. The Cowgate is part of the lower level of Edinburgh’s Old Town which lies below the elevated streets of South Bridge and George IV Bridge and is a short hop from the imposing Edinburgh Castle and tourist mecca of the Royal Mile. Click HERE for Travel Information. Click HERE for Hotel Information

Event PARTNERs

We are pleased to announce the Partners organising this important Event as: ACPSEM | IADMS | University of Edinburgh

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ACPSEM is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The Association exists to further the education and networking opportunities of Chartered Physiotherapist with an interest in Sports & Exercise Medicine. Membership is open to CSP members only, whether resident in the UK or overseas. Memberships from £21. Contact admin@physiosinsport.org to find out more.
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The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is a non-profit organisation focused on advancing the health and wellness of the dance community by bringing together professionals in the various fields of performing arts medicine, research, and dance education. The organisation was formed in 1990 and has grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to over 1,400 members at present world-wide, representing over 40 countries. IADMS hosts an annual conference and regional meetings designed to promote discourse between industry professionals. IADMS has a quarterly publication, The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, among other member benefits. Find out more about all of our offerings at www.iadms.org
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Firmly rooted in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities. Degrees offered at the institute for Sport, PE and Health Sciences include the MSc Dance Science & Education that provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory that underpins dance as an art form. Find out more at www.ed.ac.uk/education/graduate-school/taught-degrees/dance

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