The EIS helps elite athletes to improve performance through the delivery of science, medicine, technology and engineering. Our job is to increase the probability of an athlete being successful.
At the EIS we think of ourselves as ‘the team behind the team’ and aim to provide sports, coaches and athletes with the best package of support, delivered by the best people in the best possible environment.
Our Performance Solutions team work to help coaches and Performance Directors to improve the performance of their athletes by; developing the Performance Pathway to feed the pipeline of new talent into sports, optimise training programmes, improve the health and availability to train of their athletes and to maximise performance in competition.
Working in a multidisciplinary team can be frustrating and difficult at times. Creating a team requires a clear strategy with objectives and boundaries and good communication. To ensure a functioning and useful team, members must... Read More
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the worst knee injuries to sustain in sport, with less than 50% of athletes returning to sport in the first year following surgery and high rates of... Read More
This article discusses the possible benefits and mechanisms of effect of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT). The terminology is also clarified, making it easier for the reader to interpret the literature on this subject.
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition caused by the degeneration of the joints. Treatment can involve a combination of approaches, including exercise, lifestyle changes and pain relief and ultimately surgery. This article describes the use of... Read More
Suboptimal levels of vitamin D are now recognised as a worldwide public health problem (1), having a range of effects through many mechanisms. A wide range of individuals – even the supremely fit – can... Read More
Professor Cathy Speed BMedsCi, Dip Sports Med, MA, PhD, FRCP, FFSEM (i) (UK) is a consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine.
She is based at The Fortius Clinic, London, and at the Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance in Cambridge. She is also a senior physician for the English Institute of Sport.
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Dr Ian Horsley MSc PhD, MCSP MMACP CSCS is currently the lead physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport (North West), and a technical lead.
He completed his PhD in 2013 which investigated the intrinsic causes of shoulder injuries within the rugby tackle.
He is an associate lecturer at Salford University lecturing on the Sports Rehabilitation MSc, working with Lee Herrington, and continuing upper limb and lower limb research.
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Dr Benjamin Rosenblatt PhD, ASCC is passionate about working with coaches and athletes to help them find the most effective training approaches to help them win matches, tournaments and competitions. He is a senior strength and conditioning coach at the English Institute of Sport. He leads the physical preparation programme for the GB Women’s Hockey team in the build up to the Rio Olympic Games. Ben is also the S&C coach for several international judo fighters who have won Olympic, Commonwealth and World Cup medals and is a physical performance and rehabilitation consultant for the English Cricket Board. Ben completed his PhD in a biomechanical analysis of the principles of training in 2014. Prior to his work with GB Hockey, Ben was the senior rehabilitation scientist of the British Olympic Association’s Intensive Rehabilitation Unit. Within this role he worked in a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative training methods to accelerate the rehabilitation of injured athletes. Ben took on this role after leading the Sports Science and Conditioning department of Birmingham City FC for two seasons. Ben is a consultant for football clubs, rugby clubs and national governing bodies of sport, and has written book chapters and presented at international conferences on rehabilitation and training.
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