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Return to Play & Injury Prevention: the Performance Continuum

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6233 NE 78th Court

Portland, OR 97218

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Return to Play & Injury Prevention: the Performance Continuum

Speakers from UK to Portland. Combining Pain Science and Injury Prevention.

This two-day workshop of practical sessions, discussions and theory will cover key areas ranging from managing training loads to specific injury diagnostics and return to sport. It will ask questions of what we really understand about injury burden and prevention, raising issues about context and the shared decision-making process that facilitates optimum recovery and re-integration. Topics such as the sociology of decision-making, physical literacy, affordances and self-determination theory as they affect patients and athletes will be discussed. There will also be an examination of mechanotransduction as it relates to how we consider load management in rehab and training, and how we design programs in light of tissue stress and risk modifiers. The workshop combines research with evidence based solutions from soccer, rugby and the world of sport tackling some of the most difficult injury issues that health professionals, conditioners, sport scientists and coaches face in elite and amateur sports.

We will explore the enabling of psychological conditioning rather than purely describing physical competency-driven analysis. The three phases of participation, play or performance established within the Return to Sport Continuum will ultimately affect the decision-making process in deeming athletes ‘fit for sport’.

We will examine loading programs in younger populations and recreational athletes as well as within elite sports, and challenge participants in considering specific prehab, warm up and conditioning drills or exercises that can be applied at elite and amateur levels with an eye on performance outcomes. An extensive reference list will be supplied that will be source material for much of the content contained in the workshop in addition to clinical experiences across sporting contexts and environments. These sessions would be beneficial for those operating in sporting or performance settings, as well as healthcare clinics as they are appropriate for anyone who is involved in injury, sports medicine, performance, strength and conditioning or player welfare. These workshops will evolve to keep pace with the breath-taking wealth of published data and papers in this changing field.


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Dr. Alan McCall (UK and FRA)

Consultant Researcher in Football Medicine and Performance

Alan is an applied researcher and practitioner with over 10 years of experience working in elite professional and international football. This includes six seasons in the UEFA Champions League, and 2 FIFA World Cups with the Socceroos and the Young Socceroos.

Currently, Alan is working in elite European soccer, and collaborating on various research projects with National football governing bodies and federations as well as sports injury research centers around the world. His research work includes various publications in international peer reviewed journals and texts. He is Associate Editor of the prestigious British Journal of Sports Medicine. His main research interests are in injury prevention and recovery in elite football.

Stephen Mutch MSc BSc MCSP

Stephen graduated with a Physiotherapy BSc from Queens College, Glasgow and MSc (Sports Physiotherapy) from University College London. His first physio positions were in the Northwest of England (NHS) and in Auckland (NZ) before signing up to full-time professional sport with Scottish Rugby from 1998-2007 RWC, working as 7s physio from 1999-2006 in addition to consultancy work with the Scottish Institute of Sport from its inception.

Stephen will be Head of Physiotherapy for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in Gold Coast. He has worked as HQ/Lead Physiotherapist to a number of sports at multi-event Games, such as Team Scotland at Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 (also Deputy Head of Team) and the Youth Games of 2000, 2008 (co-Physio Head), World University Games (GB) 2009, with 2015 & 2017 as Head Physio plus the gold medal-winning Australian Womens’ Water Polo Commonwealth team of 2002. He was amongst the physical therapies staff at the polyclinic within the Athletes’ Village in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

As well as being Clinical Director at a private practice in Edinburgh, Stephen continues to work as a clinician in various elite-level sports, in addition to working with the Scotland National Rugby Team during competitions such as 6 Nations Championships and World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015)

Stephen is actively involved in PhD research into Return to Sport, and as co-author of papers & texts in Return to Play plus sport and movement. He enjoys speaking engagements across the world, including various coach education experiences with sportscotland, Glasgow City Council and Pro Performance Rugby.


The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 CE hours.

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