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Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2018

FSEM Annual Scientific Conference in partnership with ISCP and ARTI

The workshops include: 

Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff with Prof Paula Leudwig
Rehabilitation of Shoulder Instability with Martin Asker
Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder
Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder with Stuart Wildman
Assessment of the Shoulder post stabilisation with Edel Fanning
Training Power in the Shoulder with Nick Grantham
Examination of the Shoulder with Hanna Mullet
Examination of the Shoulder with Andrew Wallace




FSEM Annual Scientific Conference in partnership with ISCP and ARTI

The workshops include: 

Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff with Prof Paula Leudwig
Rehabilitation of Shoulder Instability with Martin Asker
Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder
Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder with Stuart Wildman
Assessment of the Shoulder post stabilisation with Edel Fanning
Training Power in the Shoulder with Nick Grantham
Examination of the Shoulder with Hanna Mullet
Examination of the Shoulder with Andrew Wallace

The speakers:

Nick Grantham

Nick Grantham is a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes.  

Nick’s first job was as head of sport science for British Gymnastics at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre. In 2001, Nick moved from gymnastics to England Netball, to work in one of the first full-time strength and conditioning roles in high-performance UK sport. Two years later, he became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport, leading its West Midlands team across three sites.  

Travelling extensively in support of teams at major championships and on international tours, Nick has gained unrivalled access to leading high-performance facilities around the world, including: New Zealand Rugby, England Rugby, Wales Rugby, Manchester City, the US Olympic Training Centre, UFC Hight Performance Centre and even the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.   

Leaving the English Institute of Sport in 2007, Nick established himself as a Performance Enhancement Specialist working with the Chinese National Football team, the RFU, Great Britain’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Championship and Premiership football teams. Nick has worked with athletes who have competed at four Olympics and has a Performance Consultant for Nike and is currently working with Trek Factory Downhill Mountain Bike Team. 

A sought-after expert on strength and conditioning, Nick has featured in leading publications such as: Men's Health and Men's Fitness. Nick is a best selling author and his first book, You're Hired: an insiders guide to becoming a strength and conditioning coach, tackles the biggest problem faced by aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, breaking into the profession and forging a successful career. 

As an international speaker on the physical preparation of elite athletes, Nick has also delivered workshops for the Football Association, British Olympic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
 
Martin Asker
Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The overall aim of his PhD project is to deepen the knowledge in shoulder function in elite adolescent handball players and the specific aim is to investigate risk factors for, and prevention of shoulder injuries in such population. He also has a special interest throwing biomechanics and its relationship to throwing performance and injuries. Martin is also a board member of the Medical Committee of the Swedish Handball Federation and part of the medical team of the Swedish youth-16 national handball team.
 
Edel Fanning
 
Edel is a chartered physiotherapist and leads the upper limb rehabilitation service at the Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin. Prior to working in Dublin, she worked as a Shoulder Specialist Physiotherapist for a number of years in the UK National Health Service. She has presented at both national and international conferences on rehabilitation of the shoulder. Edel has a keen interest in shoulder biomechanics, the sporting shoulder and injury prevention and works with elite athletes from a wide range of sporting disciplines. She is currently completing her PhD at the University College Cork under the mentorship of Dr Eanna Flavey and Professor Ann Cools, investigating the use of return to play criteria post glenohumeral joint stabilisation. Her work explores the role of 3D biomechanics and the use of novel upper limb functional tests in assisting return to play decision making post shoulder reconstruction in contact athletes.
 
Hannan Mullett
 
Hannan specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes, with particular interest in shoulder injuries in Rugby and contact sports. He is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Sports Surgery Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Blackrock clinic since 2005. 

He is a founder member of the Irish Shoulder and Elbow society . He is an honorary senior lecturer at the RCSI. 

He is involved in a number of research projects and regularly teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate medical, sports therapy and sports medicine students. Hannan lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organizations including the American Shoulder & Elbow surgery Society, European Shoulder & Elbow Society and British Shoulder & Elbow Society. He is the national delegate for Ireland for the european shoulder and elbow society.
 
 
Andrew Wallace
 
Andrew Wallace graduated from medical school at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 1987 followed by postgraduate research in bone healing leading to a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He returned to Sydney to complete his orthopaedic training, followed by fellowships in shoulder surgery in Sydney and in Calgary, Canada. Whilst in Canada he developed an interest in basic science aspects of soft tissue healing, and the relationship of shoulder instability to arthritis. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Surgery at Imperial College London in 1999 and worked in the NHS as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary's Hospital.

His major clinical interest is in the field of shoulder surgery, particularly the development of arthroscopic techniques for minimally-invasive reconstruction. In addition to an interest in sports injuries he also undertakes shoulder joint replacement. He is the principal orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to professional rugby clubs in the south of England and to the English Rugby Football Union, and has treated elite athletes from Premiership and European football clubs, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Board of Cricket Control for India, the British Olympic Association, the British Judo Association and the English Institute of Sport.

He has published widely on the biology and mechanics of soft connective tissues, particularly ligament and tendon, and development of novel methods of joint stabilisation for prevention of degenerative joint disease. 
In 2002 he was the Travelling Fellow of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow to the USA, and is an active member of that society, the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  

In 2003 he established the Watanabe Club, a group of shoulder arthroscopists dedicated to the promotion and teaching of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Through this initiative, the faculty (now numbering 40 colleagues) have run more than 50 courses throughout the UK and trained over 1200 surgeons in fundamental skills and techniques. In 2009 he was elected to Membership of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the United Kingdom, and also elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is one of the founders of the Fortius Clinic in London, established in 2011, which is the largest single provider of specialist musculoskeletal services in the United Kingdom. In 2012 he was selected as the lead shoulder surgeon for the London Olympic Games. Over the last 20 years, he has treated over 18,000 patients in private practice and annually performs approximately 400 operative procedures.
 
Eanna Falvey
Dr. Falvey has been involved in team coverage for Hurling, Football, Boxing, Rugby and Australian Rules football at elite levels. Dr. Falvey graduated from University College Cork School of Medicine before working clinically and researching at the Department of Rheumatology, Sports and Exercise Medicine in Cork University Hospital. He undertook a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne and completed a PhD at University College Cork.
He was appointed the Director of Sports Medicine at the Sports Surgery Clinic in 2008. He is heavily involved in the clinical research programme and is also clinically active there on a weekly basis.
He was the Irish Senior Rugby Team Doctor from 2009 spanning the Rugby World Cups of 2011 and 2015. He was Doctor to the successful British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013, and was Doctor with Munster Rugby for 4 years from 2003–07 including the inaugural Heineken Cup win in 2006. He was the Irish Amateur Boxing Association High Performance Unit Physician from 2009–2016 during a period of unrivalled success for Irish boxing.
He is an active member of the Irish sports medicine community. He is a member of the IRFU Medical Advisory Committee, a board member of the Faculty of Sports Medicine and is a member of the IRB Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) working group.
Dr Falvey is Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine at University College Cork, where a new generation of sports and exercise medicine practitioners are being trained.
Having worked in professional and elite sport for more than a decade, as a former international amateur boxer Dr. Falvey brings personal experience of competition – failure, injury and success – to match a unique clinical skill-set.
As a clinician researcher Dr. Falvey has worked, and collaborated with, some of the leading names in world sports medicine. His research output over the last decade has included a textbook, numerous book chapters and over 30 peer-reviewed publications. His work is continuously informed by research, ensuring patients receive elite-level care while avoiding non-evidence-based practice.
 
 
Start Wildman
 
Stuart works as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer in the NHS. Over the past 3 years he has embraced digital innovation and initially founded The Ultrasound Site Ltd (https://theultrasoundsite.co.uk) , a free access diagnostic MSK ultrasound website. This led him to a new start up in the form of a smartphone application called SonoMentor. At its launch in February 2016 it received over 1000 downloads, it is now undergoing further development work. Through the The Ultrasound Site, he organises and teaches on regular educational training courses on diagnostic MSK ultrasound and MSK guided injections in London. 
Working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist working in the NHS in London requesting imaging. He performs ultrasound guided steroid injections. MSK Sonographer with a PG Cert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at Canterbury Christchurch University, and is using this daily within his practice to enhance clinical decision making and also to assist with guided injections. Stuart graduated from The University of Southampton in 2003, and has completed an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire in 2012. He is MMACP qualified and has also undertaken post-graduate training in MSK imaging. He has been working as an ESP for five years in London. Stuart is a member of the executive committee of two professional networks at The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, EPADU (Electrophysical agents and Diagnostic ultrasound) and ACPOMIT (The Association for Chartered Physiotherapists with an interest in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy).
 
Paula Ludewig
 
Paula Ludewig is a Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She received her MA in Physical Therapy and PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa. Her topic of research and teaching expertise are in the area of orthopaedic biomechanics, with particular interest in mechanisms of injury and rehabilitation approaches for the shoulder. She has published numerous papers in international journals and also also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 

She is a leading expert in her field. In 2015, Professor Ludewig was awarded the Catherine Worthingham Fellow Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - the highest honor bestowed by the APTA. 

Her most recent research is looking to improve the treatment of shoulder injury through better understanding of injury mechanisms as well as more accurate diagnosis through the development of clinical protocols that can aid physicians and healthcare professionals. 



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