Seminar Theatre 9

Wednesday 7th June

Thursday 8th June


11.00 - 11.30

Tom Whittaker

Objectively driving training philosophy; Optionality for continual progress in strength training.

An insight into the development of processes use to drive and evaluate force production capabilities; the evolution of performance strategy. The seminar will cover how continuous efforts to think deeply and observe carefully lead to the development and application of real world strategies in strength training.


11.45 - 12.15

Professor John Brewer

Human Performance in the older elite athlete

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12.30 - 13.00

Georgios Arealis

The Use Of PRP in the Treatment of Sports Inujuries

The use of treatment of platelet rich plasma in the treatment of sports injuries, from acute ligament to muscles injuries to treating arthritis. We will answer questions about what it is, how it works, what conditions can be treated and how effective it really is.


13.15 - 13.45

Sandie Chambers

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.


14.00 - 14.30

Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki

The use of physiological analytics in informed coaching decision-making

Every athlete is different in their physiological profile. Knowing athletes’ individual responses to training and recovery helps to optimize training for each athlete and reach their best. The seminar provides information on how to help coaches to put physiological knowledge at play to make better coaching decisions for each athlete. Real-life examples of utilizing heart rate and heart rate variability based metrics in elite sports is presented.


14.45 - 15.15

Andy Barker

How To Get Athletes To Do As We Want

What we do, say and the perceptions of what players think of both us and what we deliver ultimately affects our intended outcomes. We need to get athletes on-side to get what we want. We also need to be better salespeople to promote what we do and showcase our skills in a way that supports getting athletes to do what we want them to do.


15.30 - 16.00

Duncan Ogilvie

From McDonalds to Wembley (with a stop in rio)

The Journey from mcdonalds to professional boxing in front of 90000 at Wembley. Olympian Lawrence Okolies progression to the professional boxing ranks in 4 years. The strength and conditioning perspective.


16.15 - 16.45

Stuart Elwell

Assessing Movement for the promotion of health, physical competence and athletic performance

The assessment of movement has been a staple of clinical evaluations and pre-participation screening for decades. The use of a systems based approach for movement assessment allows the targeted intentions of rehabilitation programs, exercise prescription and physical capacity development to be carried out in a a logical, reliable and accountable manner. The assessment of movement health, competency and capacity are logical progressions based upon a neurodevelopmental approach to human movement. Movement patterns transcend population groups and are species not sports specific - the assessment of movement is a fundamental part of physical health and athletic performance and should be the entry point before any intervention. This seminar will describe the fundamental key components of pattern based movement assessments, their place in health care, exercise health and elite athletic development.