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  • Psychological aspects of return to play - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (14 mins)

    This content consists of a 14 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Phil Hopley is a Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of LPP, a specialist psychological health and performance consultancy with a global reach. He consults at 54 Harley Street and at the Roehampton Priory where he is Deputy Medical Director.

    Dr Hopley specialises in stress, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions and Sport Psychiatry. He is clinical lead for LPP's Confidential Sport Counselling Service providing 24/7 support to players and athletes in 14 UK based sports. In addition he consults to a range of Governing Bodies and Player Associations on mental health issues and related matters including Therapeutics Use Exemption matters. In 2012 he led the LPP team providing on-call Specialist cover to the 10,000 competing athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Dr Hopley played rugby for London Wasps for a decade including two years as a semi-professional, representing England Students & the Barbarians along the way. Despite years experimenting, he has found no better way of de-stressing than hitting a small white ball around the green fields of southern England.

  • Ankle lateral ligament injury: evidence for optimal conservative management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (15 mins)

    This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Bill Ribbans studied at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (1973-1980) and qualified as a Bachelor in Science, Medicine and Surgery. He holds Fellowships in Surgery at the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh and the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Ph.D.

    Professor Ribbans' principle surgical training took place in the London area with Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard University. He is registered as a fully accredited medically qualified Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of a number of professional organisations. Professor Ribbans' main clinical interests are the foot and ankle, as well as the knee. He has been involved in elite sport since 1981 and has looked after many athletes at a national and international level during the last 30 years.

    He is currently Chief Medical Officer for Northants CCC and Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to a number of organisations, including the English National Ballet and Northampton Town Football Club. Professor Ribbans is regular lecturer both at home and abroad. He is credited with over 150 scientific papers and current research interests include Injury Prevention in Sport, Sports Medicine Ethics, and Musculoskeletal Genetics.

  • Optimal rehabilitation and return to play following lateral ligament and syndesmosis injuries - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Neal Reynolds completed his BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 1995, and his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Wales in Cardiff in 2010.

    He then gained physiotherapy experience in West Bromwich, before working as Head of Physiotherapy at Oxford United and Norwich City Football Clubs. Mr Reynolds then spent a couple of years as the 1st Team Physiotherapist for Arsenal Football Club, before going on to become the Head of Medical Services with Norwich City. Mr Reynolds has vast experience of working in professional football.

  • Syndesmosis - picking the winners evidence for optimal conservative management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Graham McCollum is currently the head of the Foot and Ankle unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and in private practice at Life Kingsbury hospital and UCT private academic hospital.

    Dr McCollum completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Groote Schuur, University of Cape Town. He then travelled to London and Baltimore, USA, to complete two fellowships with renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons, Mr James Calder and Dr Mark Myerson gaining excellent exposure to a combination of sports injuries and complex foot and ankle reconstruction.

    He is a consultant for the national rugby and cricket teams as well as many of the provincial and local club sports teams. His areas of interest include endoscopy and arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and repair, ankle and foot trauma, genetics of tendon disease and sports injury prevention at school level. He also performs outreach work in rural parts of South Africa where access to basic Orthopaedics and foot and ankle surgery is poor.

    Dr McCollum remains active in academic medicine and teaching of both postgraduates and undergraduates at the University and travels several times a year to international meetings and conferences.

  • Picking the losers - consensus on classification and early operative intervention - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (15 mins)

    This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr James Calder graduated from The London Hospital and gained his surgical fellowship in 1995. He spent another six years training in Orthopaedic Surgery, winning the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship, and submitted his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2001.

    Mr Calder gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2001. He completed his training with a fellowship in Brisbane and was awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA. He gained fellowship of Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2007.

    He was appointed Consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 2002 moving to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014.

    Mr Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries. He works with international athletes and sports professionals including: Premier league football teams; Premiership rugby teams; the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.

    Mr Calder's main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries. He remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, of which he was a founding member. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal, vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group.

    He serves on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK and is Medical Adviser to Dance UK .

  • Deltoid and spring ligament tears in the athlete: when do they need surgery? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (18 mins)

    This content consists of a 18 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, in Cape Town. He completed his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and at the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA.

    Dr Coetzee's special orthopaedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine.

    He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/ Fairview Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program; as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal, and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopaedic journals. Dr Coetzee is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopaedic surgeons.

    Dr Coetzee has been asked to lecture and teach in more than 20 countries on all continents, and he is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. He was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopaedics Today in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has been nominated as a "Top Doc" by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also an official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Minnesota Vikings American Football team.

  • Posterior ankle impingement in dancers - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (10 mins)

    This content consists of a 10 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, in Cape Town. He completed his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and at the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA.

    Dr Coetzee's special orthopaedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine.

    He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/ Fairview Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program; as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal, and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopaedic journals. Dr Coetzee is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopaedic surgeons.

    Dr Coetzee has been asked to lecture and teach in more than 20 countries on all continents, and he is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. He was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopaedics Today in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has been nominated as a "Top Doc" by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also an official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Minnesota Vikings American Football team.

  • Perineal tendon tears and what do you do about a symptomatic POPS? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

    This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Mark Myerson is an internationally-recognised leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has developed numerous breakthrough procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities.

    In addition to his active clinical practice, Dr Myerson travels frequently around the world as part of a humanitarian program for underprivileged and disabled citizens with deformities, simultaneously teaching and enabling surgeons in those countries to continue care of these patients.

    He has authored more than 200 research publications, as well as four text books covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is also a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the globe as consultant and educator. Dr Myerson has trained hundreds of residents and surgeons, and education of surgeons continues to be integral to his work.

    Dr Myerson is a past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as well as the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. He is a consultant to the orthopaedic industry, an honorary member of numerous international orthopaedic societies, and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopaedic foot and ankle practice.

  • Peroneal instability - acute (should you routinely deepen the groove?) - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Michael Lutz qualified at the University of Queensland in 1998 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics) in 2007.

    He completed a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery with Mr James Calder at The Hampshire Foot and Ankle Centre, the North Hampshire NHS in Basingstoke, and the Sports Orthopaedic Centre in London, followed by a fellowship in Baltimore America with Dr Mark Myerson. He returned to Brisbane to specialise in Foot and Ankle Surgery at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital.

    Dr Lutz has special interests in all aspects of adult and adolescent foot and ankle pathology, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, and lower limb trauma.

  • Subtle mid-foot sprains - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

    This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Peter Rosenfeld trained at the Royal London Hospital, including one year at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and attained the FRCS (Orth) in 2003. From there he went on to specialise in Foot & Ankle surgery with the internationally recognised Dr T.Saxby.

    Mr Rosenfeld was appointed as the Consultant Foot & Ankle surgeon to St Mary's Hospital, London in 2004. Adopting a broad based approach, he developed the service at St Mary's into a regional foot & ankle unit, receiving tertiary referrals from across Southern England. He was then appointed Head of the Foot & Ankle Unit at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

    He is the regional speciality trainer in foot and ankle orthopaedics and sports medicine and has particular fields of research in ankle replacement and cartilage reconstruction. In 2012 he was appointed as Foot & Ankle Surgeon for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mr Rosenfeld is also the nominated National Reference Surgeon for the Salto Ankle Prosthesis, training other surgeons and establishing best surgical practice. He is Founder and Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons courses on ankle replacement, arthroscopy and anatomy courses. Mr Rosenfeld lectures on Foot & Ankle Surgery and Sports Medicine at the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and internationally on Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics.

  • Social Media Watch - January 2016

    There are some great resources available on social media sites, here are some of the best ones in this quarter's Social Media Watch roundup.

  • Massage Fusion [Book Review]

    This review looks at the recently published title Massage Fusion: The Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari. Reviewed by senior performance therapist Paula Clayton.

  • Plantar Plate Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins) [Video]

    This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, in Cape Town. He completed his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and at the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA.

    Dr Coetzee's special orthopaedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine.

    He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/ Fairview Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program; as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal, and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopaedic journals. Dr Coetzee is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopaedic surgeons.

    Dr Coetzee has been asked to lecture and teach in more than 20 countries on all continents, and he is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. He was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopaedics Today in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has been nominated as a "Top Doc" by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also an official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Minnesota Vikings American Football team.

  • When is a painful bipartite sesamoid a fracture and what's the treatment? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Bill Ribbans studied at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (1973-1980) and qualified as a Bachelor in Science, Medicine and Surgery. He holds Fellowships in Surgery at the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh and the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Ph.D.

    Professor Ribbans' principle surgical training took place in the London area with Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard University. He is registered as a fully accredited medically qualified Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of a number of professional organisations. Professor Ribbans' main clinical interests are the foot and ankle, as well as the knee. He has been involved in elite sport since 1981 and has looked after many athletes at a national and international level during the last 30 years.

    He is currently Chief Medical Officer for Northants CCC and Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to a number of organisations, including the English National Ballet and Northampton Town Football Club. Professor Ribbans is regular lecturer both at home and abroad. He is credited with over 150 scientific papers and current research interests include Injury Prevention in Sport, Sports Medicine Ethics, and Musculoskeletal Genetics.

  • Sesamoiditis - is excision an option? Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (8 mins)

    This content consists of an 8 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Christopher Pearce is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. His orthopaedic training was in London and he gained the FRCS (Orth) in 2007.

    His foot and ankle fellowships were in London, Basingstoke and Dresden where he was involved in the treatment of many elite professional athletes. He now looks after the foot and ankle needs of many of the athletes (as well as the diabetics) in Singapore having taken up a consultant post there in 2011. In 2013 Dr Pearce was appointed Adj. Asst. Prof at the National University of Singapore.

    He remains actively involved in research and regularly teaches and lectures internationally. Dr Pearce's research is focused on cartilage, tendon and ligament disorders as well as arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments of sports injuries and trauma to the foot and ankle. He is on the Editorial Board of KSSTA Journal, and is a member of ESSKA-AFAS and the Achilles Tendon Study Group.

  • Acute Plantar Fascia Injuries: What can be done for this 'showstopper' injury? Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins) [Video]

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Ben Forster was educated in Brisbane and received his Medical Degree from the University of Queensland in 1991. He completed his orthopaedic training in 2000 and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in that year.

    His Fellowship Training was undertaken in Foot and Ankle surgery in Bristol, United Kingdom, knee surgery studies in Southampton, United Kingdom, and further training in Lecco, Italy. He has a special interest in sports and arthroscopic surgery.

    Dr Forster is an Associate Clinical Lecturer with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and ISAKOS. He has a public appointment at the Mater Hospital, South Brisbane. He is also involved with the Queensland Reds Rugby Union Team, Brisbane Lions AFL, Gold Coast Suns AFL, North Queensland Cowboys NRL, Gold Coast Titans NRL, along with the Queensland Ballet.