Full Workshop Program

Day 1 Focus
The Economic Burden of Sports Injuries & Return To Play

10.20 - 11.10
FC Basel 1893 Academy and the role of force data in training planning and return-to-play decisions
To reduce the dropout of talents and to increase performance efficiently FC Basel 1893 Academy relies strongly on objective data. A crucial part of the implemented test battery are force data measured with the Kistler MARS system (force plates and analysis software). During the workshop strength and conditioning coach Thomas Bernhard and sport scientist Sabrina Zingg from the academy (youth department) will present test modules to get insights in power output and how these force data are combined with other performance tests to get a complete overview of the motor abilities of an athlete.

12.00 – 12.50
The Connected Athlete: The Role Data Science Plays In Athlete Management
Phil Anderson, ‎Senior Account Manager, Kinduct Technologies
Callum Mayer, Client Success Manager, Kinduct Technologies

13.50 – 14.40
How To Identify Multi-directional Deficits In Elite Athletes (the game changing final 20% of rehab to optimise performance and prevent injuries)
Darren Finnegan, Lead Physio, GB Basketball

15.40 – 16.30
Engaging The Professional Footballer In Functional Rehabilitation Using A Humanistic Approach To Mitigate Injury Frequency
Johnny Wilson, Head of Sports Medicine, Notts County FC

Day 2 Focus
The Role of Technology & Innovation In Managing Injury Risk

09.10 – 10.00
An Introduction To Injury Burden Across Elite Sports: How To Mitigate Injury Occurrence And Reduce The Economic & Performance Burden
Stephen Mutch, Senior Physio, Scottish Rugby Union

13.00 – 13.50
Biomechanical analysis in daily assessment routines – Possibilities of functional movement screening and online biofeedback training
Therapy success and performance in sports used to be measured just by quantity – higher, faster, farther. When it comes to achieving these goals, quality of movements becomes essential – coordination, symmetry, efficiency.
Therefore these categories have to be evaluated and controlled continuously, if not even become part of the everyday work of therapists and trainers.
Complex movement, EMG, pressure/force distribution and strength analyses used to be performed in biomechanical labs, far away from any sports field and everyday situations.
Furthermore the effort needed to produce this data has been way too big relative to the consequences and outcomes. Today the goal is to establish high-end biomechanics in real conditions and present results universally understandable.

This workshop addresses everybody from coaches to those involved in the medical departments as well as strength and conditioning. The goal is to get hands on the latest biomechanical high-end technology and work out methods of implementing them into assessment and biofeedback training routines.

Velamed Science in Motion