Angela Jackson, Physiotherapist – Injury Rehab Network Event
Managing the Overloaded Younger Athlete
Angela Jackson is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has spent the last 34 years seeking to understand why some young athletes get injured, yet others don’t. As a youngster, Angela played every sport going before developing a series of knee injuries that halted her sporting dreams. Her determination to educate young athletes on reducing their injury risk has fuelled a career that has taken her from Canada to working with national teams, clubs and schools across many sports becoming an expert in understanding all aspects of youth athlete development.
For 15 years, she has been the Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Cheshire Cricket Board supporting the Emerging Player Programme, their coach education programme and providing workshops for parents and athletes on injury prevention and performance. She has also created coaching resources for the England & Wales Cricket Board Coaching Association “Wings to Fly” programme. Through her work with cricketers, Angela became aware of the number of young children playing sport with low back pain. She is passionate about reducing the incidence of lumbar stress fractures in younger athletes through raising awareness and education.
Her passion for sharing her knowledge is evident whether she is presenting on athlete development or the prevention of lumbar stress fractures through talks and workshops in schools, clubs and sporting organisations. She has created the course Developing the Younger Athlete for fellow professionals available through Therapist Learning online.
Angela Jackson – Chartered Physiotherapist
Angela’s presentation, ‘Managing the overloaded younger athlete’ will consider how the pressures on young athletes often exceed the ability of their body to adapt and to cope. Angela will discuss the importance of education and early identification of the factors that contribute to injuries and illness in the growing athlete. She will cover the key areas that need to be monitored and addressed when developing younger athletes, including Overtraining Syndrome and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports. She will share how she monitors workload and the reaction to training including nutritional intake.
The talk from Angela will last around 30 – 40 minutes followed by time for questions and answers.
This free online event for anyone studying or working in the field of sports rehabilitation is taking place on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 7pm. Sterosport are delighted to deliver this and all Injury Rehab Network events in collaboration with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT).
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