This highly practical and interactive two day conference presents the latest in the diagnosis, management and prevention of cycling related injuries as well as training for performance.
Learn from highly experienced practitioners who have worked with both amatteur and elite cyclists.
The course will cover:
- Epidemiology and aetiology of cycling injuries
- Detailed management of cycling related injuries from novice to professional
- Biomechanical assessment on and off the bike
- Detailed bike-fit, including significant practical session
- Cycling specific exercise based injury prevention
- Rehabilitation of injuries from acute to end-stage, as well as conditioning the cyclist for performance
Objectives of the course:
- Understand important principles to guide assessment and rehabilitation of overuse and biomechanical injuries
- Understand ideal and potential pathological cycling biomechanics
- Develop clinical skills to assess potential structural and functional biomechanical factors which may be linked to injury
- Develop skills to complete thorough biomechanical assessment and bike fit.
- Develop skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply cycling specific interventions when treating cycling related injuries
- Understand the importance of the foot pedal interface in the management of cycling related injuries
- Improve clinical reasoning when choosing a treatment plan for the injured cyclist
Robert Brown, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine
Robert was the Head Physiotherapist for ORICA-Greenedge Pro-cycling team, working with Australian High-Performance cycling. This included stage wins and the team holding the Leaders Jersey in all three Cycling Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana) including two stage wins and four days in the yellow jersey at the 2013 Tour de France.
Robert graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2010, following on from his Graduate Entry Masters in Physiotherapy in 2006 and Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science) with honours in 2003, both from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Robert has previously worked for Brisbane Roar Professional Football Club in the A-League winning a premiership and 2 championships.
Robert’s special areas of interest are prevention and management of Cycling and Football related injuries.
Dan Guillemette, Lead Physiotherapist Team Sky
Dan Guillemette is responsible for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of injuries within Team Sky. He has a special interest in elite cycling set-up and kinematics, and the clinical relevance of conventional notions in bike set-up. Dan currently leads the team’s bike fitting processes and the management of the collective position data.
Born in Guernsey, Dan attained his BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Bradford in 2004. After some time in the NHS he returned to Guernsey in 2006 to work in private practice, specialising in sports orthopaedic medicine. Throughout this period he retained his interest in a variety of sports and worked with elite cyclists, Guernsey FC and as Lead Physio for Guernsey athletes taking part in multiple International Island Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In 2011 Dan gained his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath and was subsequently offered a part-time position with Sky at the Tour of Denmark. He became the lead physiotherapist in 2012 and has been an integral member of the team’s success including victories at the 2012 and 2013 Tour De France and the 2012 Olympic Games where Dan was the physiotherapist to the GB men’s and women’s road cycling teams.
Dan remains a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath and as a former elite amateur cyclist, he continues to cycle as much as time allows.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole conference, it was a great atmosphere for learning with top speakers and a huge knowledge base being offered.”
“Good balance of theory and practical in a very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.”
“It was very up to date and evidence based, sports specific and relevant. Great combination of theory and practical. Excellent speakers!”
The conference is suited to health professionals with an interested in managing cycling related injuries such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, doctors, fitness / strength & conditioning coaches, exercise physiologists, osteopaths, chiropractors, bike set-up practitioners.
Full program is being finalised and will be released shortly.
For questions and enquireies please contact Robert Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org