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  • Specific indications for surgical intervention - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

    This content consists of a 11 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 .

  • USS stripping injections – a role for Ostenil? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Dr Justin Lee qualified from the University of London in 1995 after winning several undergraduate medical school prizes. After completing basic surgical training in London and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999, he pursued a career in diagnostic radiology.

    Dr Justin Lee was appointed to the Consultant Staff at the Chelsea and Westminster in February 2005 after completing his training there. He developed his musculoskeletal interest at the Chelsea and took up Honorary Fellowships in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford in his final year of training.

    Dr Justin Lee has a particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and sports imaging. He provides radiology services for the Artois ATP tennis tournament and works with various Premiership football and rugby clubs as well as working with the British Olympic medical team. Dr Justin Lee has also worked as a radiologist for the NFL International Series UK and the British and Irish Lions rugby squad.

    Dr Justin Lee is the author of three book chapters and has written for 35 PubMed publications in musculoskeletal imaging. He has also contributed to Gray's Anatomy. Dr Justin Lee has presented at national and international science research meetings on numerous occasions and is a tutor on BMUS, UKRC MSK Ultrasound and Oxford Skills courses, and is also Lead Organiser for the London course in Clinic Radiology.

  • UTC scanning — predicting the future - 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 Jarrod Antflick graduated from both the University of Technology, Sydney, with a BHSc in TCM and then from the University of Sydney with a BAppSc in Physiotherapy. He also has a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Lat Trobe University, Melbourne.

    Mr Antflick has specialised in elite sport, working for five years in track and field in the US, and more recently for British Athletics. He shares his time between consulting at Fortius Clinic and is Director of Tendon Performance (UK) where he consults to elite sports such as Premiership Rugby and English Premiere League teams. More recently he became the Director of an elite sports consultancy, Total Performance, in the USA working with NBA basketball players suffering with tendon injuries.

    He shares his time between clinical work (at Tendon Performance, Complete Physio, The Fortius Clinic and transiting to the USA for Total Performance). He has attended major championships such as the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (2013) and numerous Samsung Diamond League events. He is currently undertaking research into the effect of tendinopathy on tendon structure in Achilles and patella tendons utilising UTC in elite sports persons.

    Mr Antflick also works in management of tendon injuries in equine athletes, presenting this year at British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). He has been studying the effects of tendinopathy on limb stiffness in equine populations with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London.

  • Painful eccentric calf muscle training for Achilles tendinopathy. When and why? - 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 Håkan Alfredson is a world renowned Tendon Specialist and Orthopaedic Consultant from Sweden, specialising in the Achilles, Patella & Elbow tendons. He is a professor of sports medicine and an orthopaedic surgeon, with a PhD in bone mass. He received his PhD in Sports Medicine from Umea University in 1997, receiving an Associate Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1999, and a full Professorship in Sports Medicine in 2002.

    Professor Alfredson is one of the world's leading consultants in tendons. He runs a Clinic in London at Pure Sports Medicine and has a practice in Umea, Sweden. He has been Doctor for the Swedish National Junior Ice Hockey Team, and was Physician for (Farjestad BK) in Sweden.

    Professor Alfredson's research fields are chronic painful tendon conditions, especially the Achilles and patellar tendon, and treatment of cartilage injuries of the knee. Collaborative work with Radiology colleagues and Anatomy colleagues has led to the design of new treatment methods for the chronically painful Achilles and Patellar tendons, and also other tendons.

    He is the author of over 150 published articles, working predominantly with Achilles and patella tendons, and he has been invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences in more than 20 countries.

  • The influence of loading on tendon in the treatment of tendinopathy - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

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

    Professor S. Peter Magnusson completed his Bachelors of Science, Physical Therapy at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A in 1986. He also completed his Doctor of Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998.

    Some of Professor Magnusson's committee work includes the Swedish Research Council (VR), Evaluation panel for musculoskeletal diseases and Anaesthesiology, and Radiology (2014-current). This also includes the Danish Ministry of Science, Evaluation of Nordic Sports Science Centers (2010-2011), and the UCSF strategy group (2011-2012). He worked with the Scientific Advisory Board for Danish Physical Therapists between 2009-2011, the Bispebjerg Hospital Research Council (2007- current), and the Copenhagen Capital Region Research Council (2007- current).

    Professor Magnusson's main area of work focuses on tendon adaptation to loading, ageing and injury. He has contributed to and published 167 peer reviewed articles, three books and 12 book chapters and is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen and Bispebjerg Hospital also in Copenhagen.

  • Science of mid portion tendinopathy: what's new? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Dr Graham Riley is a biochemist with a research focus on the molecular pathology of tendon.

    A graduate of the University of Bristol, he has worked in a number of research areas in both academia and industry, including muscular dystrophy (Pasteur Institute, Paris), haemopoeitic stem cells (Institute of Cancer Research, London) and parasitology (Wellcome Laboratories, Beckenham).

    Dr Riley completed his PhD at the Rheumatology Research Unit in Cambridge, investigating the biochemical changes that underlie chronic tendon pathology in the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder. In 1996, he was appointed Head of the Soft Tissue Research Group at the Rheumatology Research Unit, and formed his own research group to investigate the cell and molecular pathology of tendons, ligaments and fascia.

    Dr Riley has an international reputation in the field of tendon pathology, and has published a number of key papers. In particular, his work on the role and regulation of metalloproteinases in tendon matrix turnover has resulted in several well-cited publications, and his contribution to the field was recognised by the award of a Senior Research Fellowship from Arthritis Research UK in 2007. He brought his research group to UEA the same year.

  • Role of endoscopic calcaneoplasty - 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 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.

  • Management of patella tendinopathy - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

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

    Dr Jonathan Rees graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 1995 and had postgraduate training at five London teaching hospitals. Between 2004 and 2012 he was a Consultant at Headley Court, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

    Since 2012 Dr Rees has been Consultant in Rheumatology and Sports Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, University of London.

    He has worked in sports including Professional Football, Rugby Union and Disability Sport. Dr Rees was Medical Officer to the Great Britain 2008 Paralympic Team in Beijing. He was a member of the LOCOG Sports Medicine Advisory Group between 2008-2012 and a Consultant at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    Dr Rees' Medical Doctorate from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2008 Basic Research Prize. He has published around 20 articles in peer review journals including highly cited articles in particular on tendinopathy.

    Dr Rees regularly lectures nationally and internationally and has been interviewed by both BBC and ITN news. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Section.

  • Insertional tendinopathies and the entheseal organ: The bigger picture - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

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

    Professor Cathy Speed is a Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is also a Senior Physician for the English Institute of Sport, Chief Medical Officer to GB Badminton and to Middlesex County Cricket Club and the Academy at the Lords Ground, London. She is Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of St Mark & St John. Professor Speed trained at Nottingham, Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge and has done fellowships in the USA and Budapest.

    Professor Speed's clinical practice blends both her specialities of Rheumatology and Sport & Exercise Medicine in the delivery of care. She has a particular clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis and recalcitrant tendinopathies in sport and in bone health in young athletes. Her academic interests include regenerative medicine in joint and tendon pathologies. She is active in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has published widely.

  • Orthoses: What is the evidence they help? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

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

    Mr Justin Coulter completed his undergraduate training at Wits in South Africa in 1995 and soon after moved to London.

    He worked in the NHS for 2 years while also building a private practice and entered full time private practice in 1997. His interests lie in sports medicine, conservative management of foot and ankle disorders and the effects of hypermobility on foot function.

    Mr Coulter has worked and continues to work with a multitude of sporting bodies including UK athletics, English Institute of Sport (EIS), England cricket, Saracens, Northampton Saints and Wasps Rugby Clubs as well as Premiership football. He also provides musculoskeletal podiatry services to The Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet.

  • Science/mechanobiology: What is different about the insertion? - 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 Graham Riley is a biochemist with a research focus on the molecular pathology of tendon.

    A graduate of the University of Bristol, he has worked in a number of research areas in both academia and industry, including muscular dystrophy (Pasteur Institute, Paris), haemopoeitic stem cells (Institute of Cancer Research, London) and parasitology (Wellcome Laboratories, Beckenham).

    Dr Riley completed his PhD at the Rheumatology Research Unit in Cambridge, investigating the biochemical changes that underlie chronic tendon pathology in the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder. In 1996, he was appointed Head of the Soft Tissue Research Group at the Rheumatology Research Unit, and formed his own research group to investigate the cell and molecular pathology of tendons, ligaments and fascia.

    Dr Riley has an international reputation in the field of tendon pathology, and has published a number of key papers. In particular, his work on the role and regulation of metalloproteinases in tendon matrix turnover has resulted in several well-cited publications, and his contribution to the field was recognised by the award of a Senior Research Fellowship from Arthritis Research UK in 2007. He brought his research group to UEA the same year.

  • What do we know of the potential long-term consequences of concussion? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (17 mins)

    This content consists of a 17 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Willie Stewart is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed postgraduate training in Neuropathology in Glasgow, with a particular emphasis in training on forensic neuropathology and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

    Dr Stewart's research programme focuses on describing the range of pathologies in acute and long term survivors of TBI, with reference to pathologies linking TBI to neurodegenerative disease; work supported by major national and international grants from the US National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defense, the European Community, the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist's Office in Scotland.

    Dr Stewart is frequently invited to contribute to national and international conferences and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurotrauma and the recently launched Concussion. He has also been called on by the Scottish, Irish, Welsh and UK Governments to advise on concussion in sport and is a member of World Rugby' Independent Concussion Advisory Group and the Football Association's Expert Panel on Concussion and Head Injury in Football.

  • What is considered an advanced level of concussion care or the gold standard? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (19 mins)

    This content consists of a 19 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Jon Patricios achieved his degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992 followed by a Sports Med & Exercise Science qualification from the University of Sheffield in 1995. He was a Fellow at American College of Sports Medicine in 2007, Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine in 2011 and Fellow of the International Sports Medicine Federation in 2013.

    He is Chief Medical Officer for the MTN Qhubeka cycling team and the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, Founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa, and serves on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS).

    Dr Patricios has been a team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and basketball, is a member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees and the Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts.

    Dr Patricios serves on World Rugby's Concussion Advisory Group. He is also a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and is in his his second term as President of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). He has published in South Africa and internationally on the topics of concussion, musculoskeletal injuries and doping and spoken at international conferences worldwide.

  • Recognise and remove: Why is this still a challenge and how can we get better at it? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (17 mins)

    This content consists of a 17 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Caroline Finch is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), one of only 9 research centres worldwide to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Professor Finch has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally.

    Her research has been funded by the NHMRC, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia, to name a few. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion and Sports Medicine.

    Professor Finch's research has been adopted and directly used to inform safety policy by Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion and injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies.

  • What is concussion? The science of the injury and how to recognise it - 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 Robert Cantu is a founder of the Centre for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University Medical School where he is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

    He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Section Co-Chair Mackey-White National Football League Players Association Health and Safety Committee; Founder and Medical Director Sports Legacy Institute; Member World Rugby Concussion Advisory Group; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Centre for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Amongst other posts Dr Cantu is also Senior Advisor at Brain Injury Centre and Adjunct Staff, and Vice President Chair Scientific Advisory Committee National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

    Dr Cantu also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams. He is also a professional consultant to the USA Rugby Medical & Risk Committee sub-committee for Sports Concussion. He has published over 400 scientific articles including 33 books on Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Sports Medicine. He received his BA degree from the University of California Berkley. Jointly, in medical school and graduate school, he received his MA degree in endocrinology in 1962, and in 1963, his MD from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Following a surgical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1963-1964, he began a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and simultaneous position of research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his residency in 1968, Dr Cantu joined the neurosurgery staff at MGH, where his practice and laboratory were located, while assuming the position of Acting Assistant Director of Neurosurgery and Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Boston City Hospital.

  • How can you reduce the risk of injury to a team? What can individual practitioners do? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (22 mins)

    This content consists of a 22 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Simon Kemp graduated from St Mary's Hospital in 1986 and gained his Diploma in Sports Medicine from London University in 1992. Having completed his Primary Care training in the UK, he worked as a Sports Physician in Wellington, New Zealand from 1994-6. Returning to the UK, was a lecturer in Sports Medicine at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1997.

    From 1998-2001, was team physician to Fulham Football club and Medical Officer to the English Basketball Association. In 2001, he joined the Rugby Football Union. He is the Tournament Medical Director for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Chief Medical Officer for the Rugby Football Union and was the team physician during the Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2003 and 2007.

    runs a private Sport and Exercise Medicine service in SW London focussing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

    is currently a member of the World Rugby Medicine, Science and Research and Head Injury Assessment Working Groups, and has major research interests in injury and injury epidemiology and concussion risk management.