Academic News, Webinars

Free webinar – Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury

As we continue to work with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series: Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury.

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Time: 3 pm BST
Presenter: 
Dr Daniel Fong, PhD, FISBS, FHKASMSS

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Ankle sprain is common in sports and therefore it is worth investigating and preventing. The webinar will first cover a series of biomechanics studies on ankle inversion sprain mechanism. This involved a forensic motion analysis on video footages of real injury incidents. The second part will present a wearable anti-sprain system to prevent the injury by monitoring the injury hazard by motion sensors and preventing it by stimulating shank muscles for very quick corrective motion. Current attempts to modify the device for prehabilitation will also be presented. Continue reading

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Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?

 

As we continue to work with BASES we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series is now available for playback

This webinar will outline the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective. The role of technology as an assessment tool and as a driver of change will also be discussed. Participants will be challenged to reflect on their personal position surrounding the discipline’s influence on the cricket landscape.

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Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods

Symp logoThe 17th International Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement will take place in Jyvaskyla, Finland from the 21st-23rd September. It includes the most current research from leading scientists in the field.

The theme of the symposium is Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods. Provisional session titles include Biomechanics of Human Locomotion, Sports & Technology, Eccentric Exercise, ‘Should You Be Stiff or Flexible?’, Motor Control and Learning. Tickets are still available online.

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The assessment and treatment of low back pain

97814504729131_zoom The third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for treating those with low back maladies.

It provides detailed insights into injury assessment by an expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions.

A web resource features 23 handouts that can be edited and printed to suit practitioner and patients’ needs.

In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free.

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Neuromechanics of Human Movement

This newly updated edition of Neuromechanics of Human Movement draws on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics to explore how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion.

This approach is much different from the traditional method, which focuses solely on mechanics and does not consider the role of the sensorimotor system in the control of human movement.

Significant content updates presents information relevant for both research and clinical environments, including more contemporary examples throughout the text and a new chapter on movement analysis.

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Early birds and night owls perform best at different times

Ealy RiserOur internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers.

A study by a team at the University of Birmingham and published in the journal Current Biology, showed performance times varied by 26% throughout the day.

Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while night owls were best in the evening.

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Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis online course

Referencing over 250 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis supplies professionals with an array of clinical applications and readers will come away with an understanding of ways to build on standard practice while gaining a new appreciation for the performance benefits that gait analysis can provide.

This online continuing education course includes the Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis eBook, access to online video and an exam containing questions based on the content from the e-book.

Price: £55.99 I €72.80

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Diagnosis and treatment of head-related injuries

The Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine presents techniques for diagnosis and treatment of head-related injuries to enable medical professionals to provide the best care possible.

A strong focus is placed on concussion owing to the serious risks related to this common injury and the book outlines how to recognise, assess and treat concussions, enabling practitioners to treat athletes exhibiting signs of this dangerous condition.

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