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Saturday March 30th 2019

St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland


The interdisciplinary management of the artistic athlete

Physios In Sport, in collaboration with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 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

More details and speaker information to follow soon – keep checking back.


  • How advances in neurophysiology, pain and exercise science understanding connects the evidence with practical opportunities to embrace techniques easily in the week following the event.
  • The musculo-skeletal potential of tendon rehab due to neuroplasticity changes of appropriate exercise. Learning about assessment and management strategies from what is already known about exercise-induced changes linked to cortical mapping, using shoulder injuries as an exciting and practical example.
  • How the analysis of behaviours/actions offer insight into the decision-making processes taking place in the brain, and how virtual reality might help shape some of the future rehab in sport -and see how it is already in use!
  • How recognised physios and pain coaches reconcile pain science, sensorimotor-training and mindful practice with hands-on treatment for athletes in pain
  • The significant relationship between poor sleep and lower general health, increased stress and increased confusion, and how these factors may interact with each other. Learn how monitoring of and interventions to enhance sleep may be required to improve athletes’ wellbeing and performance.
  • Why behaviours of the support staff are key in rehabilitation and performance, with recent examples from one of the biggest clubs in football!

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


Our first class speakers include:

Professor Damian Hughes

Professor Damian Hughes

Professor Damian Hughes is an international speaker and best selling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.
Michelle Biggins

Michelle Biggins

Michelle Biggins is a chartered physiotherapist who has worked in elite sport for over ten years. She has worked as physiotherapist at the last two Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and London 2012. She is head physiotherapist for Ireland for the World University Games……
Professor Cathy Craig

Professor Cathy Craig

Cathy Craig is a professor of perception in action Psychology and Director of the Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University Belfast. With over 20 years’ research experience and 80 scientific publications, she is a recognized ‘thought leader’ in the use of VR in sport…..
Jo Gibson

Jo Gibson

Jo Gibson MCSP MSc.(Adv. Practice) is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital , a Consultant in private practice and provides a consultancy role for several elite Sports teams. She has worked as …..
Adrian Mallows

Adrian Mallows

Adrian is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Deputy Director of Education for the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex, UK. Adrian has extensive experience in relation to musculoskeletal health and currently leads the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme. Additionally…..
Adam Gledhill

Adam Gledhill

Adam Gledhill is Course Director of Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. Adam’s research is informing the working practices of athlete support networks and coaches in talent development and injury rehabilitation…..
Richmond Stace

Richmond Stace

Richmond Stace is a Specialist Pain Physiotherapist | Pain Coach | Entrepaineur | International speaker, lecturer & writer. Richmond’s purpose is to reduce the suffering in society caused by chronic and persistent pain; the No1 global health burden…

The Programme

In this year’s The Sporting Mind we’re covering some of the most significant fields in brain-body relationships, introducing the latest developments in:

• sensorimotor training & mindful practice
• the science of behaviour in sport
• tendon neuroplasticity training
• cortical mapping
• virtual reality with athletes
• sleep & the impact on performance

NB We will update the programme as guests are confirmed so keep checking for the latest version

Saturday Programme

Friday Exclusive Programme

The Venue

The venue for this important event is the magnificent Imperial War Museum in London.

The IWM and its ground-breaking galleries tell the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day. It’s a great opportunity to explore history as well as learning and networking.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

We are pleased to announce our Exhibitors and Sponsors for this important Event as:

Groupe Winback | SportTape |Flexchair | BSN Medical | Bath University

how to Book your place


The prices are shown below. Click here to go straight to the secure booking section on our main Physios in Sport website (opens a new page)

Standard booking Prices

 (From 1st July)

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