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FREE Injury Rehab Network event – Diane Ryding Manchester United Academy

Tackling Paediatric Sports Injuries

Diane Ryding, Head Physiotherapist for the Foundation and Youth Development Phases at Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) is the expert guest speaker for the next free event of the Injury Rehab Network. This free online event for anyone studying or working in the field of sports rehabilitation is taking place on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 7 pm. Sterosport are delighted to deliver this and all Injury Rehab Network events in collaboration with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT).

Diane received her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Manchester University in 2000 and worked in the NHS for the next decade. In 2010 she received her MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Diane has been involved in academy football since 2004 initially working as a Casual Academy Physiotherapist at MUFC, progressing to her current role in 2010. During her time with MUFC, Diane has seen a significant expansion in the Academy system, managing the increasing medical requirements of an evolving Academy programme. Her role is to ensure that paediatric injuries are managed appropriately whilst considering growth and maturation and ensuring that the long-term athletic development of the player takes precedent over short-term gains.

Diane is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is an FA Affiliate Medical Tutor for the English Football Association and has taught on international sports trauma management courses for SPORTS ER. Diane has recently had three chapters published in ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Sports Physiology and Injury Management’. These chapters introduce concepts around working in an elite football academy along with diagnosing and managing paediatric injuries. Diane is currently involved in supporting research around Cardiac Profiling in Academy footballers.

Diane’s presentation Tackling paediatric injuries, will focus on paediatric sports injuries, both the common presentations and those that are not to be missed! Diane will discuss the importance of clinical reasoning skills to accurately diagnose and treat injuries.

The talk from Diane will last around 30 – 40 minutes followed by time for questions and answers. 

Book your free place – click here to register

  • Date – Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Time – 7 pm
  • Location – Online (Zoom)
  • Sign up for free

About the Injury Rehab Network

Following the success of the Injury Rehab Network in 2019 and 2020, we are extremely honoured and proud to have a schedule of events with such exceptional guest speakers in 2021 in partnership with BASRaT. Diane’s talk follows a fantastic start to the year with expert guest speakers football physio Gary Lewin, rehabilitation and conditioning specialist Dr Claire Minshull and The Shoulder Doc, Professor Len Funk. The events include talks from expert guest speakers and will be online initially. In the spring and summer, we hope to return to face to face events and will also have a live stream.

“The Steroplast Injury Rehab Network is a superb and innovative idea that can only benefit therapists. To provide an opportunity for local multidisciplinary therapists to learn from each other and others, whilst networking and introducing people that can help each other is simply groundbreaking. Having had the pleasure to attend a recent event, the positive discussion and energy in the room was palpable. Steroplast have truly hit it out of the park with this!” – Mike James – The Endurance Physio and Director at Sports Injury Fix

Sterosport is an arm of Steroplast Healthcare dedicated to supporting sports professionals in Manchester and the surrounding area. In 2019, Sterosport established the Injury Rehab Network as a means for sports injury professionals to network, share ideas and collaborate. The events provide a fantastic opportunity for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for any therapists, physios, rehabilitators, or other sports professionals to keep up to date with the latest thinking, developments, and evidence in the sector.

The format of each event is a keynote speech, followed by a discussion and facilitated networking. The Injury Rehab Network organisers work hard to source well-known authorities or personalities in sport. Previous speakers include Professor Len Funk, Dr Claire Minshull, expert football physio Gary Lewin, endurance cyclist Josh Quigley, Paralympian Hannah Dines, leading physiotherapist Dave Fevre, Academic and elite sport rehabilitator Lee Herrington, Prof Shah Khan (The Scan Doctor), Consultant hand, wrist and elbow surgeon Mr David Murray and Andy Hosgood, co-founder of Summit Physiotherapy.

The next event of the Injury Rehab Network

The next event of the Injury Rehab Network is hosted by BASRaT and will take place online (via Zoom) on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 7 pm. Anyone professionally involved with sporting performance and rehabilitation from injury is welcome to attend. However, while attendance is free, places are limited, so they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To reserve a place, just sign up with BASRaT – click here to register

There is even a LinkedIn group for the Injury Rehab Network where the latest updates and information are shared.

About BASRaT

BASRaT is the UK regulator and professional association for Sport Rehabilitators and an advocate of improving health through Physical Activity. Find out more about the excellent work of BASRaT including more events to get involved with on the BASRaT website.

All sports injury professionals (physios, therapists, rehabilitators) can benefit from BASRaT associate membership. If you are an MSK professional already registered and insured elsewhere then associate membership is open to you. Being an associate member will give you the following benefits:

  • Access to professional support and guidance
  • Be part of the BASRaT member’s community forum and Facebook group
  • Get notified first about our CPD events and webinars
  • Access to discounts with our partner organisations
  • Access to BASRaT jobs page and member resources
  • Support our work in developing the MSK industry nationally and internationally

Associate membership is just £5 per month by direct debit. If you’d like to become an associate member, all you need to do is complete this form: Associate Member Sign Up.

About Steroplast Healthcare

Established over two decades ago, Steroplast is today a leading UK wholesaler of pharmaceuticals, distributor of diagnostic equipment and supplier of a comprehensive range of medical disposables. The company’s heritage is built around the medical sector, with a healthcare range of over 1,000 lines, it continues to expand to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. Many of the best-known brands in healthcare work with Steroplast Healthcare, including the British Red Cross who relies on the company as an exclusive supplier. Sterosport was established in early 2019 as an arm of the company dedicated to supporting the sports community.

For more information, please contact Andrew Watson on 0161 902 3030 or email andrew@steroplast.co.uk.

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