Theatre 6

Wednesday 9th May

Thursday 10th May


10.15 - 10.45

Antonio Robustelli

Advances in wearable EMG technology and application in elite sport

The seminar will be focused on the recent advances in EMG wearable technology for sports applications. We will go through some basics of EMG theory with a special focus on how EMG application can be implemented in both individual and team sports.


11.00 - 11.30

Carl Todd

Management for multiple groin-related entities post hip joint arthroscopic surgery

To date there is limited evidence of post surgical management of FAI following hip joint arthroscopy surgery. Several rehabilitation protocols have previously been documented (Emara et al. 2011; Edelstein et al. 2012; Jayasekera et al. 2013; Pierce et al. 2013; Griffin et al. 2013; Takia-O’Donnell 2015). All of which includes managing weight bearing, hip joint range of motion, exercises and therapeutic treatment techniques (Wall et al. 2013). However, in spite of this, a recent scoping review highlighted 44% of patients fail non-surgical management approaches for hip joint FAI (Peters et al. 2017). Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to highlight the management for multiple groin-related entities in patients that have previously failed rehabilitation post hip joint arthroscopic surgery.


11.45 - 12.15

Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerance and performance

When our bodies are working hard to achieve a physical goal it makes sense to ensure that the food we are eating is working with us, not against us. YorkTest, through its B2B brand Lorisian, works closely with fitness professionals who recognise the damaging effects that food intolerances have on performance. Many fitness professionals introduce food intolerance testing at the beginning of any fitness or weight loss regime in order to ensure that their client’s diet, is at its best possible right from the start. Dr Gill Hart provides an update on the science behind gut microbiology, food intolerance and performance.


12.30 - 13.00

Tim Brownstone

Beneficial Impacts of Infrared on Performance and Recovery: Earth, Space and Beyond…

Drawing on experiences and research from KYMIRA Sport, Tim will explore the various benefits of infrared light on performance and recovery. Applications vary from use with athletes, through to use in rehabilitation and even as part of a daily regime in space exploration.


13.15 - 13.45

Marcus Hannon

Are carbohydrates still king for exercise performance in 2018?

Although carbohydrate has consistently been shown to improve performance, (especially in high-intensity sports), recently the importance of carbohydrate in sport has been questioned with many now promoting a low carbohydrate high fat approach. This presentation will look at carbohydrate research from the past and present and attempt to clear up some of the confusion. Practical advice that Marcus delivers to the athletes he works with will also be presented.


14.00 - 14.30

Robert Maguire

Training from the eyes down, the 1% cutting edge

An insight into the world of visual skills training in elite sports. Looking into methods, implementation ,and benefits and the reasons why we can no longer over look this area of performance training.


14.45 - 15.15

Mark Beggs



15.30 - 16.00

Dr Nigel Abraham

Stress, Food Intolerance & Sport Performance: Overtraining Syndrome

Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and IgG mediated immunity against food antigens is of growing interest. Fatigue, mood disturbances, under performance and gastrointestinal distress are common among athletes. Intense exercise can initiate a stress response activating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes, resulting in increased intestinal permeability followed by specific IgG response against food antigens, leading to food hypersensitivity and the activation of inflammatory responses, negatively impacting on athletic performance.