Sandie Chambers is a Human & Equine Sports Performance Scientist and Psychologist.
Sandie is a world authority on the use of Thermography for identifying and monitoring injuries in the Human & Equine Sports field. Sandie discovered the benefits of Infrared thermography for the human and equine athlete in 2003 and following years of research and testing developed highly comprehensive, standardised and reliable training programmes in the use of thermography (to be used to identify early signs of inflammation allowing for intervention to take place and for monitoring recovery of existing injuries) for the sport coach, veterinarian, physiotherapist and other sports professionals. Sandie has trained over 900 students worldwide and has developed live programmes as well as comprehensive online programmes for foreign students.
Sandie''s programmes have recently been approved by City and Guilds and she delivers training through Sporttherm and Equitherm . Sandie also provides consultancy to companies that require an expert in her field. Some of Sandie''s clients include, vets from the Dubai Equine hospital and Godolphin''s, she has just recently returned from Abu Dhabi after training a member of the Dubai Royal family in the application of Thermography for monitoring racing camels.
Sandie is currently continuing her research with Bury St Edmunds RUFC in the benefits of using thermography for helping to identify concussion injuries in Rugby.
Functional IR thermography for early detection, evaluation, intervention and monitoring of sport associated injuries.
This seminar will show how using infrared Thermography (thermal Imaging) can enhance the ability to identify early, the onset of training and performance associated injury. How thermal imaging can help us understand better the athletic functions of what is happening in the body during sporting activity, for example we can see where there are areas of heat from inflammation and where there are areas of cold as a possible result of damaged blood supply and damaged nerve supply.
How it can be used reliably by the coach, physiotherapist and athlete for better evaluating the athlete’s physiology pre-season, during training and competition and post season, therefore enabling optimum performance levels both in-season and off season. Also, how this will help coaches, physiotherapists to ensure players and athletes are fit for selection, that they are not hiding injuries and prevent more damage if selected to play or perform and therefore ensuring individual, team and club success.