Thursday, 5 June 2008

LTA Sports Medicine Congress London 21+22 June 2008

The LTA are delighted to announce the 2008 LTA Sports Science
and Sports Medicine Conference to be held on 21st and 22nd of
June, 2008 just prior to the start of
The Championships, Wimbledon.

The program includes presentations and workshops from the
world’s leading experts in Sports Science, Sports Medicine,
Tennis and High Performance Sport, some highlights include:

Day 1 - Saturday 21st June

Dr Donald Chu – the world’s leading expert on athletic
training and plyometrics will provide the opening
keynote presentation.

Dr Mark Kovacs from the United States Tennis Association
will present on some of the latest tennis training techniques.

Graeme Maw
will conclude the first day who will draw on
extensive experience as a Sports Scientist and Performance
Director to highlight the benefits of sports
science to everyday training and coaching practices.

Day 2 – Sunday 22nd June

Leading rehabilitation experts Todd Ellenbecker,
Director of Sports Medicine,
ATP Tour and Prof. Ann Cools, Dept. of Rehabilitation,

University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium will feature in
a session focusing on advanced rehabilitation techniques.

Dr Ulrike Mushaweck
will present on the latest surgical
techniques for hernia repair as part of session dedicated
to innovative treatments in sports medicine.

Dr David Connell
, Radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic
Hospital will present the latest findings from imaging
research on spinal injuries.

This conference will be of interest to a wide range athlete
support staff – strength and conditioning professionals,
coaches, doctors and physiotherapists involved in non-elite
and elite sport.

Registration and Cost

The conference will be held at the Millennium Gloucester
Hotel, Harrington GardensLondon SW7 4LH.


Day 1, Saturday 21st June is £105
(plus optional £20 for dinner event)*

Day 2, Sunday 22nd June is £125

* This will be held at the National Tennis Centre on
Saturday 21st June 2008 7.00pm - 10.30pm


To register please contact Isobel Newling on 020 8487 7183
or email: Isobel.newling@LTA.org.uk
or fax the form below to 0208 487 7308.

The Full registration form and conference
program can be found at the following LINK

CLICK HERE











Monday, 2 June 2008

A review of plantar heel pain of neural origin: differential diagnosis and management.

Ali M. AlshamiCorresponding Author Contact Information, a, E-mail The Corresponding Author, Tina Souvlisa and Michel W. Coppietersa

aDivision of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld. 4072, Australia


Received 18 January 2006;
revised 28 December 2006;
accepted 15 January 2007.
Available online 30 March 2007.

Abstract

Plantar heel pain is a symptom commonly encountered by clinicians. Several conditions such as plantar fasciitis, calcaneal fracture, rupture of the plantar fascia and atrophy of the heel fat pad may lead to plantar heel pain. Injury to the tibial nerve and its branches in the tarsal tunnel and in the foot is also a common cause. Entrapment of these nerves may play a role in both the early phases of plantar heel pain and recalcitrant cases. Although the contribution of nerve entrapment to plantar heel pain has been well documented in the literature, its pathophysiology, diagnosis and management are still controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this article was to critically review the available literature on plantar heel pain of neural origin. Possible sites of nerve entrapment, effectiveness of diagnostic clinical tests and electrodiagnostic tests, differential diagnoses for plantar heel pain, and conservative and surgical treatment will be discussed.

Job Opportunity Sports Medicine - club Dr Totenham Hotspur FC

Job Advertisement Totenham Hotspur FC

A vacancy has arisen at Totenham Hotspur Football Club for the
position of club Doctor on a fixed term part time basis.

We are looking to appoint a Club Doctor to be based in London on
a fixed term, part-time basis. The Doctor will report directly
to the Head of Medical Services, be involved in routine medical
care,ensure Doping Control Regulations are met and maintaining
legally robust player medical records.

Key responsibilities include:

The Doctor is required to attend daily clinics, all home and away
First Team games, as well as any tours involving the First Team,
providing the full duties of a medical officer, in accordance with
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The Doctor will maintain the health and fitness of squad members
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The position will also monitor and advise on the rehabilitation of
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Other responsibilities include providing Primary Care management
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The successful applicant must:

be of good standing on the GMC GP Register, or the GMC Specialist
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Closing Date: Wednesday 18 June 2008 at 5.00pm

Short-listed candidates will be notified no later than 20 June
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