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Injury Rehab Network – 2021 Events

Following the success of the Injury Rehab Network in 2019 and 2020, we are very excited to announce initial plans for a schedule of monthly events in 2021 in partnership with BASRaT. The events will include talks from exceptional 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 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 endurance cyclist Josh Quigley, Paralympian Hannah Dines, leading physiotherapist Dave Fevre, Academic and elite sports 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.

2021 Injury Rehab Network Events

Following the success of the Injury Rehab Network in 2019 and 2020, Sterosport is very excited to announce initial plans for a schedule of monthly events in 2021 in partnership with BASRaT. The events will include talks from exceptional guest speakers and will be online initially. In the spring and summer, we hope to return to face to face events but will also have a live stream.

2021 Event Details:

  1. 27th Jan 6 pm – Gary Lewin (international football)

Gary is one of the most experienced physios working in professional and international football with past positions at England, Team GB, and Arsenal FC. Gary has over 30 years’ experience including 22 year’s leading the medical team at Arsenal FC.

From 2008 to 2016 Gary was Head of Physiotherapy Services to the FA and Lead Physiotherapist to the England Senior Men’s team. Gary headed up the medical team at five FIFA World Cup Finals, four UEFA European Championship Finals and two FIFA Under 20 World Cup Finals. Gary was also the Lead Physiotherapist to the Team GB Football Team at 2012 London Olympic Games.

In June 2017 Gary was appointed Head of Medical Services at West Ham United before leaving at the end of a one-year contract in June 2018. In that time Gary implemented a media structure and rehab programme to ensure player development was a priority.

In 2019, Gary set up the Lewin Sports Injury Clinic with his cousin Colin Lewin. He works as a consultant physiotherapist for the Arsenal Women’s Team and is an affiliated tutor for the FA ATMMiF Course.

Find out more about Gary Lewin and his Injury Rehab Network talk here.

Gary’s talk ‘Rehabilitation on the road in elite sport’ will provide insight into the complexities of working in international football and the logistics around international competitions. Sign up for your free place here.

  1. 25th Feb 7 pm – Dr Claire Minshull (strength & conditioning)

Claire is one of the most highly respected researchers, active rehabilitation and conditioning specialists in the UK. She has worked in the field of sports medicine and health for 20 years as a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant and as a Practitioner. She has designed, led and managed major clinical and nonclinical research trials, supervised several PhD students, and has published over 30 research papers in leading peer-reviewed sports medicine journals. Claire’s area of expertise means that she uniquely spans the gap between the physiology of conditioning and physiotherapeutic rehabilitation. She is Principal Researcher at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital and Director of Get Back To Sport, an international education and training company.

Claire’s talk, ‘The Principal Role of Strength & Conditioning: Prevention or Treatment?’ will explore Conditioning Efficacy and the role of strength and conditioning in both the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

  1. 24th Mar 7 pm – Prof Len Funk (shoulder surgeon)

Len Funk is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes. His practice has evolved to specialise completely on sports and soft tissue injuries of the shoulder. Providing second opinions, treating complex cases, and performing revision surgery makes up a large proportion of his work. He practices closely with similar colleagues who specialise in complex trauma and shoulder replacement surgeries, as well as therapists dedicated to complex shoulder rehabilitation. Len’s talk ‘The Athletes Shoulder – The Surgeons Perspective’ will explore shoulder injuries in sport and their treatment.

  1. 21st Apr 7 pm – Diane Ryding (Manchester United Academy)

Diane Ryding is Head Physiotherapist for the Foundation and Youth Development Phases at Manchester United Football Club (MUFC). She 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 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.

  1. 12th May 7 pm – Prof Bill Ribbans (foot and ankle surgeon)

Professor Bill Ribbans is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Sports Medicine. With over 40 years’ experience in sports medicine, Bill has worked as Chief Medical Officer and Honorary Surgeon for many sports organisations. Bill’s specialism is foot and ankle surgery, and he has recently published a book ‘Knife in the Fast Lane’. The presentation from Bill ‘The Athletic Ankle. When do lax ligaments need surgery?’ will investigate ankle injuries, their diagnosis and treatment.

  1. 14th Sep 7 pm – Dr Ian Horsley (shoulder physio)

Ian has been a physiotherapist for nearly 30 years. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently, Ian is Lead Physiotherapist and Technical Lead for the North West for the English Institute of Sport, Clinical Director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, associate lecturer at Salford University, and member of the EdCom for EUSSER and BESS.

He worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, was a member of the Team GB HQ medical team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and currently is a Consultant Physiotherapist to England Football.

Ian’s talk ‘Return to play testing considerations for the sporting shoulder’ will explore various shoulder injuries, implications and strategies for return to play.

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