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Benita Olivier (PhD) is an associate professor and researcher in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has been involved in many research projects which investigated the kinematics of, amongst others, the cricket fast bowling action.

 

Parallel to these projects, she has established the Wits Physiotherapy Movement Analysis Laboratory. She is an avid researcher with a high level of research productivity. Benita is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. In 2017, she was selected as member of South African Young Academies of Science (SAYAS).

 

She was a recipient of the Friedel Sellschop Award for exceptional young researchers in 2014, was identified by the Mail & Guardian as one of the top 200 most influential young South Africans and was a finalist in the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Stars Awards.Heracademic vision includes development of evidence in the prevention of sports injury and musculoskeletal dysfunction, the optimisation of athletic performance and the analysis of movement.

Local Speakers & Presentations

 

PROF BENITA OLIVIER

Local presentations

 

Dr Christa Janse van Rensburg - Exercise is the unreplaceable medicine

Kim Buchholz – Exercise prescription

Chris Allen – Biomechanics of running

Joanne Enslin de Wet – Visceral manipulation

Lene van Heerden – Myofascial Activated Posture

Jaqui Koep – Exercise as a treatment for Pain

Dr Wendy Holliday – Cycling injuries

Prof Benita Olivier - The ball, the back and the bowler – protecting our fast bowlers

Arnold Vlok – ACL injuries and rehabilitation

Dr Gerhard Vosloo – Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion

Megyn Robertson – Vestibulo-Occular rehabilitation after concussion

Joanne Enslin de Wet

Joanne Enslin de Wet BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA

 

Joanne Enslin-de Wet is a qualified physiotherapist with degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town and Boston University. Joanne spent five years working at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The time spent in America inspired her to direct her skills treating the person as a whole - assessing each patient from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective. She has furthered her studies extensively abroad in many areas of physiotherapy and osteopathic medicine.

Her area of interest started with looking at the effect the sacroiliac joint (pelvis) has on sports injuries and lower back pain. Joanne started presenting courses on this subject in 1996 and lecturing both locally and abroad and presenting at congresses locally and internationally.

 

The importance of maintaining the treatment (structural integrity) became apparent as patients presented with a recurrence of their symptoms. In 1997 she introduced Pilates into the treatment programme, and furthering her Pilates training with Stott PilatesTM Toronto Canada in 1998

 

Pilates had a significant impact on treatment and maintaining corrections, but there was still an element missing that had a select few patients returning with recurring symptoms. A deeper level needed to be addressed .The introduction of CranioSacral therapy as part of the treatment impacted on the success of the treatment. Joanne studied CranioSacral therapy with the Upledger Institute USA.

 

She continued her pursuit in finding the best possible treatment for re occurrence of injuries. In Joanne’s view Visceral Manipulation has been the missing link. Visceral Manipulation can have a vast impact on  treating re occurring injuries. Joanne is a teacher for the Barral Institute USA and teaches Visceral Manipulation both locally and abroad.

 

 

 

Christien Mann

Co-founder MAP Movement®

Christien Mann is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and BASI Mat Work Instructor. Her main focus is to motivate people to move from the fear of pain to freedom of movement, with the aim to change chronic pain patterns such as lower back and neck pain through movement.

 

Her passion is to educate people about movement and their own bodies: to help them fully understand that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Working with the body she realised the need to look at the body as a unit instead of separate components. Deriving information from various sources she formulated a technique together with Lené van Heerden to address this need. This technique is now called the MAP Movement.

Lené van Heerden

Co-founder MAP Movement®

Lené van Heerden is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and owner of a physiotherapy practice in Pretoria. Fields of interest include sport rehabilitation and movement. After working years at different sport practices she realised a solution needs to be found for chronic recurrent injuries.

 

Fascia movement techniques have proven to make a significant difference in the rehabilitation of the athletes treated in practice. Together with Christien Mann she is now teaching MAP classes and MAP courses to people hungry for movement.

MAP Movement: Redefining the core

Myofascial Activated Posture, also known as MAP Movement, is movement

therapy, created to help you move more freely.

 

The MAP Introduction and Trainer courses are movement courses created to address the misconceptions around movement and re-training of posture. The known model of movement and training is based on the muscle isolation theory whereby muscle and movement become static and rigid. With the knowledge we have now we realise that movement happens in fascial planes and therefore we need to re-educate movement patterns and redefine the core.

 

MAP fills the gap between movement as we know it and movement as we want it to be. Let’s move out of defence into power and enable ourselves to move the way nature intended. So, the emphasis is on movement and not on manual therapy techniques. We focus on creating movement in the different fascial lines, breathing techniques to create movement and how it all interconnects.

 

Come learn how we can make your fascial bodysuit work FOR you!

Kim Buchholtz is a lecturer in neuromusculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town. She graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2005 at UCT, completed her OMT1 in 2009 and graduated with her MPhil Sports Physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. She has worked in an outpatient neuromusculoskeletal and sports setting since graduating, starting her private practice in 2009, before joining UCT as a part-time lecturer in 2016. In addition to her lecturing responsibilities with both undergraduate and postgraduate students, she supervises multiple MSc in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy students in the area of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. She has been course convenor of the Cape Town SPT1 course since 2015.

 

Kim is currently registered for her PhD at UCT, investigating the factors affecting injury in multi-stage mountain cycling events. She has traveled as head Physiotherapist of the Australian Blind Cricket team to the Blind Cricket World Cups held in Cape Town (2014), India (2017) and the UAE (2018). She has a particular interest in injury epidemiology and in the factors affecting injury in sport.

 

 

Kim Buchholtz

CHRIS ALLAN

Chris Allan qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams.  He now runs the performance and rehabilitation centreat“Velocity Sports Lab” in Hout Bay, Cape Town.  He is currently the Chairperson of the Western Cape Sports Interest group of the SASP.

 

Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome during running.  He has a special interest in treating endurance sports patients, using a strong rehabilitation and biomechanical perspective.

Chris does all the knee and biomechanics lectures for the UCT Mphil program, as well as the Cape town SPT1 course.  He uses a very practical approach in his lecturing, focussing on a clinically reasoned approach to patients. Chris has also done a lot of the endurance sports events he supports, including ten Two Oceans Marathons, four PUFFER ultra-trail runs and the ABSA Cape Epic to name a few.

Antonio Robustelli

Antonio Robustelli is a professional sports performance consultant and applied sport scientist from Italy: his area of expertise includes injury prevention, sports technology, strength training programming, speed development, recovery monitoring and return to play assessment. He works worldwide since 16 years with semi-professionals, professionals and Olympic athletes as well as professional teams in various disciplines (football, athletics, basketball, rugby, cycling, weightlifting, volleyball, swimming, martial arts, waterpolo, tennis, archery etc.).

 

Regularly invited as a Keynote Speaker to hold lectures during international conferences in Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning, he is a Guest Lecturer in Performance Science at Setanta College in Ireland as well as Invited Lecturer at the National Sports Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria).

As a strength & conditioning specialist, Antonio has coached hundreds of individual athletes in different sports competing at Olympic Games, European Championships and World Championships. As a performance consultant he is consulting with individual athletes, Federations and professional teams (football, basketball, rugby) in Europe, Asia and USA.

 

Furthermore he cooperates with high-end tech companies worldwide for research and development of new technologies in the field of sports performance training and monitoring.

 

His main areas of interest and research are: eccentric overload and overspeed training, autonomic nervous system, foot biomechanics, load absorption monitoring technologies.

He is currently writing his first book entitled "Applied Sports Technology: The Science of Testing, Monitoring, Training and Recovery".

 

TALK OUTLINE

 

Foot Pressure Mapping Technology in Sport

In this presentation we are going to discuss the role of applied technology and how to integrate foot pressure mapping in both individual and team sports. The first part of the lecture briefly reviews the basic concept of foot pressure mapping biomechanics and the second part will be focused on data output and how to analyse movement and biomechanics by looking at how the foot interact with the ground.

 

 

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Local presentations

 

Dr Christa Janse van Rensburg - Exercise is the unreplaceable medicine

Kim Buchholz – Exercise prescription

Chris Allen – Biomechanics of running

Joanne Enslin de Wet – Visceral manipulation

Lene van Heerden – Myofascial Activated Posture

Jaqui Koep – Exercise as a treatment for Pain

Dr Wendy Holliday – Cycling injuries

Prof Benita Olivier - The ball, the back and the bowler – protecting our fast bowlers

Arnold Vlok – ACL injuries and rehabilitation

Dr Gerhard Vosloo – Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion

Megyn Robertson – Vestibulo-Occular rehabilitation after concussion

Benita Olivier (PhD) is an associate professor and researcher in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has been involved in many research projects which investigated the kinematics of, amongst others, the cricket fast bowling action.

 

Parallel to these projects, she has established the Wits Physiotherapy Movement Analysis Laboratory. She is an avid researcher with a high level of research productivity. Benita is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. In 2017, she was selected as member of South African Young Academies of Science (SAYAS).

She was a recipient of the Friedel Sellschop Award for exceptional young researchers in 2014, was identified by the Mail & Guardian as one of the top 200 most influential young South Africans and was a finalist in the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Stars Awards.Heracademic vision includes development of evidence in the prevention of sports injury and musculoskeletal dysfunction, the optimisation of athletic performance and the analysis of movement.

Joanne Enslin de Wet BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA

 

Joanne Enslin-de Wet is a qualified physiotherapist with degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town and Boston University. Joanne spent five years working at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The time spent in America inspired her to direct her skills treating the person as a whole - assessing each patient from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective. She has furthered her studies extensively abroad in many areas of physiotherapy and osteopathic medicine.

Her area of interest started with looking at the effect the sacroiliac joint (pelvis) has on sports injuries and lower back pain. Joanne started presenting courses on this subject in 1996 and lecturing both locally and abroad and presenting at congresses locally and internationally.

 

The importance of maintaining the treatment (structural integrity) became apparent as patients presented with a recurrence of their symptoms. In 1997 she introduced Pilates into the treatment programme, and furthering her Pilates training with Stott PilatesTM Toronto Canada in 1998

 

Pilates had a significant impact on treatment and maintaining corrections, but there was still an element missing that had a select few patients returning with recurring symptoms. A deeper level needed to be addressed .The introduction of CranioSacral therapy as part of the treatment impacted on the success of the treatment. Joanne studied CranioSacral therapy with the Upledger Institute USA.

 

She continued her pursuit in finding the best possible treatment for re occurrence of injuries. In Joanne’s view Visceral Manipulation has been the missing link. Visceral Manipulation can have a vast impact on  treating re occurring injuries. Joanne is a teacher for the Barral Institute USA and teaches Visceral Manipulation both locally and abroad.

 

 

 

Christien Mann is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and BASI Mat Work Instructor. Her main focus is to motivate people to move from the fear of pain to freedom of movement, with the aim to change chronic pain patterns such as lower back and neck pain through movement.

 

Her passion is to educate people about movement and their own bodies: to help them fully understand that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Working with the body she realised the need to look at the body as a unit instead of separate components. Deriving information from various sources she formulated a technique together with Lené van Heerden to address this need. This technique is now called the MAP Movement.

Lené van Heerden is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and owner of a physiotherapy practice in Pretoria. Fields of interest include sport rehabilitation and movement. After working years at different sport practices she realised a solution needs to be found for chronic recurrent injuries.

 

Fascia movement techniques have proven to make a significant difference in the rehabilitation of the athletes treated in practice. Together with Christien Mann she is now teaching MAP classes and MAP courses to people hungry for movement.

MAP Movement: Redefining the core

Myofascial Activated Posture, also known as MAP Movement, is movement

therapy, created to help you move more freely.

 

The MAP Introduction and Trainer courses are movement courses created to address the misconceptions around movement and re-training of posture. The known model of movement and training is based on the muscle isolation theory whereby muscle and movement become static and rigid. With the knowledge we have now we realise that movement happens in fascial planes and therefore we need to re-educate movement patterns and redefine the core.

 

MAP fills the gap between movement as we know it and movement as we want it to be. Let’s move out of defence into power and enable ourselves to move the way nature intended. So, the emphasis is on movement and not on manual therapy techniques. We focus on creating movement in the different fascial lines, breathing techniques to create movement and how it all interconnects.

 

Come learn how we can make your fascial bodysuit work FOR you!

Kim Buchholtz is a lecturer in neuromusculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town. She graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2005 at UCT, completed her OMT1 in 2009 and graduated with her MPhil Sports Physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. She has worked in an outpatient neuromusculoskeletal and sports setting since graduating, starting her private practice in 2009, before joining UCT as a part-time lecturer in 2016. In addition to her lecturing responsibilities with both undergraduate and postgraduate students, she supervises multiple MSc in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy students in the area of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. She has been course convenor of the Cape Town SPT1 course since 2015.

Kim is currently registered for her PhD at UCT, investigating the factors affecting injury in multi-stage mountain cycling events. She has traveled as head Physiotherapist of the Australian Blind Cricket team to the Blind Cricket World Cups held in Cape Town (2014), India (2017) and the UAE (2018). She has a particular interest in injury epidemiology and in the factors affecting injury in sport.

Chris Allan qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams.  He now runs the performance and rehabilitation centreat“Velocity Sports Lab” in Hout Bay, Cape Town.  He is currently the Chairperson of the Western Cape Sports Interest group of the SASP.

 

Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome during running.  He has a special interest in treating endurance sports patients, using a strong rehabilitation and biomechanical perspective.

Chris does all the knee and biomechanics lectures for the UCT Mphil program, as well as the Cape town SPT1 course.  He uses a very practical approach in his lecturing, focussing on a clinically reasoned approach to patients. Chris has also done a lot of the endurance sports events he supports, including ten Two Oceans Marathons, four PUFFER ultra-trail runs and the ABSA Cape Epic to name a few.

Antonio Robustelli is a professional sports performance consultant and applied sport scientist from Italy: his area of expertise includes injury prevention, sports technology, strength training programming, speed development, recovery monitoring and return to play assessment. He works worldwide since 16 years with semi-professionals, professionals and Olympic athletes as well as professional teams in various disciplines (football, athletics, basketball, rugby, cycling, weightlifting, volleyball, swimming, martial arts, waterpolo, tennis, archery etc.). Regularly invited as a Keynote Speaker to hold lectures during international conferences in Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning, he is a Guest Lecturer in Performance Science at Setanta College in Ireland as well as Invited Lecturer at the National Sports Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria).

As a strength & conditioning specialist, Antonio has coached hundreds of individual athletes in different sports competing at Olympic Games, European Championships and World Championships. As a performance consultant he is consulting with individual athletes, Federations and professional teams (football, basketball, rugby) in Europe, Asia and USA.

 

Furthermore he cooperates with high-end tech companies worldwide for research and development of new technologies in the field of sports performance training and monitoring.

 

His main areas of interest and research are: eccentric overload and overspeed training, autonomic nervous system, foot biomechanics, load absorption monitoring technologies. He is currently writing his first book entitled "Applied Sports Technology: The Science of Testing, Monitoring, Training and Recovery".

 

TALK OUTLINE

 

Foot Pressure Mapping Technology in Sport

In this presentation we are going to discuss the role of applied technology and how to integrate foot pressure mapping in both individual and team sports. The first part of the lecture briefly reviews the basic concept of foot pressure mapping biomechanics and the second part will be focused on data output and how to analyse movement and biomechanics by looking at how the foot interact with the ground.

 

 

Local presentations

 

Dr Christa Janse van Rensburg - Exercise is the unreplaceable medicine

Kim Buchholz – Exercise prescription

Chris Allen – Biomechanics of running

Joanne Enslin de Wet – Visceral manipulation

Lene van Heerden – Myofascial Activated Posture

Jaqui Koep – Exercise as a treatment for Pain

Dr Wendy Holliday – Cycling injuries

Prof Benita Olivier - The ball, the back and the bowler – protecting our fast bowlers

Arnold Vlok – ACL injuries and rehabilitation

Dr Gerhard Vosloo – Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion

Megyn Robertson – Vestibulo-Occular rehabilitation after concussion

Benita Olivier (PhD) is an associate professor and researcher in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has been involved in many research projects which investigated the kinematics of, amongst others, the cricket fast bowling action.

 

Parallel to these projects, she has established the Wits Physiotherapy Movement Analysis Laboratory. She is an avid researcher with a high level of research productivity. Benita is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. In 2017, she was selected as member of South African Young Academies of Science (SAYAS).

 

She was a recipient of the Friedel Sellschop Award for exceptional young researchers in 2014, was identified by the Mail & Guardian as one of the top 200 most influential young South Africans and was a finalist in the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Stars Awards.Heracademic vision includes development of evidence in the prevention of sports injury and musculoskeletal dysfunction, the optimisation of athletic performance and the analysis of movement.

Joanne Enslin de Wet BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA

 

Joanne Enslin-de Wet is a qualified physiotherapist with degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town and Boston University. Joanne spent five years working at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The time spent in America inspired her to direct her skills treating the person as a whole - assessing each patient from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective. She has furthered her studies extensively abroad in many areas of physiotherapy and osteopathic medicine.

 

Her area of interest started with looking at the effect the sacroiliac joint (pelvis) has on sports injuries and lower back pain. Joanne started presenting courses on this subject in 1996 and lecturing both locally and abroad and presenting at congresses locally and internationally.

 

The importance of maintaining the treatment (structural integrity) became apparent as patients presented with a recurrence of their symptoms. In 1997 she introduced Pilates into the treatment programme, and furthering her Pilates training with Stott PilatesTM Toronto Canada in 1998

 

Pilates had a significant impact on treatment and maintaining corrections, but there was still an element missing that had a select few patients returning with recurring symptoms. A deeper level needed to be addressed .The introduction of CranioSacral therapy as part of the treatment impacted on the success of the treatment. Joanne studied CranioSacral therapy with the Upledger Institute USA.

 

She continued her pursuit in finding the best possible treatment for re occurrence of injuries. In Joanne’s view Visceral Manipulation has been the missing link. Visceral Manipulation can have a vast impact on  treating re occurring injuries. Joanne is a teacher for the Barral Institute USA and teaches Visceral Manipulation both locally and abroad.

Co-founder MAP Movement®

Christien Mann is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and BASI Mat Work Instructor. Her main focus is to motivate people to move from the fear of pain to freedom of movement, with the aim to change chronic pain patterns such as lower back and neck pain through movement.

 

Her passion is to educate people about movement and their own bodies: to help them fully understand that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Working with the body she realised the need to look at the body as a unit instead of separate components. Deriving information from various sources she formulated a technique together with Lené van Heerden to address this need. This technique is now called the MAP Movement.

Lené van Heerden is a co-founder of MAP Movement®. She is a qualified physiotherapist and owner of a physiotherapy practice in Pretoria. Fields of interest include sport rehabilitation and movement. After working years at different sport practices she realised a solution needs to be found for chronic recurrent injuries.

 

Fascia movement techniques have proven to make a significant difference in the rehabilitation of the athletes treated in practice. Together with Christien Mann she is now teaching MAP classes and MAP courses to people hungry for movement.

 

MAP Movement: Redefining the core

Myofascial Activated Posture, also known as MAP Movement, is movement

therapy, created to help you move more freely.

 

The MAP Introduction and Trainer courses are movement courses created to address the misconceptions around movement and re-training of posture. The known model of movement and training is based on the muscle isolation theory whereby muscle and movement become static and rigid. With the knowledge we have now we realise that movement happens in fascial planes and therefore we need to re-educate movement patterns and redefine the core.

 

MAP fills the gap between movement as we know it and movement as we want it to be. Let’s move out of defence into power and enable ourselves to move the way nature intended. So, the emphasis is on movement and not on manual therapy techniques. We focus on creating movement in the different fascial lines, breathing techniques to create movement and how it all interconnects.

 

Come learn how we can make your fascial bodysuit work FOR you!

Kim Buchholtz is a lecturer in neuromusculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town. She graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy in 2005 at UCT, completed her OMT1 in 2009 and graduated with her MPhil Sports Physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. She has worked in an outpatient neuromusculoskeletal and sports setting since graduating, starting her private practice in 2009, before joining UCT as a part-time lecturer in 2016. In addition to her lecturing responsibilities with both undergraduate and postgraduate students, she supervises multiple MSc in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy students in the area of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. She has been course convenor of the Cape Town SPT1 course since 2015.

 

Kim is currently registered for her PhD at UCT, investigating the factors affecting injury in multi-stage mountain cycling events. She has traveled as head Physiotherapist of the Australian Blind Cricket team to the Blind Cricket World Cups held in Cape Town (2014), India (2017) and the UAE (2018). She has a particular interest in injury epidemiology and in the factors affecting injury in sport.

 

 

Chris Allan qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams.  He now runs the performance and rehabilitation centreat“Velocity Sports Lab” in Hout Bay, Cape Town.  He is currently the Chairperson of the Western Cape Sports Interest group of the SASP.

 

Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome during running.  He has a special interest in treating endurance sports patients, using a strong rehabilitation and biomechanical perspective.

 

Chris does all the knee and biomechanics lectures for the UCT Mphil program, as well as the Cape town SPT1 course.  He uses a very practical approach in his lecturing, focussing on a clinically reasoned approach to patients. Chris has also done a lot of the endurance sports events he supports, including ten Two Oceans Marathons, four PUFFER ultra-trail runs and the ABSA Cape Epic to name a few.

Antonio Robustelli is a professional sports performance consultant and applied sport scientist from Italy: his area of expertise includes injury prevention, sports technology, strength training programming, speed development, recovery monitoring and return to play assessment. He works worldwide since 16 years with semi-professionals, professionals and Olympic athletes as well as professional teams in various disciplines (football, athletics, basketball, rugby, cycling, weightlifting, volleyball, swimming, martial arts, waterpolo, tennis, archery etc.). Regularly invited as a Keynote Speaker to hold lectures during international conferences in Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning, he is a Guest Lecturer in Performance Science at Setanta College in Ireland as well as Invited Lecturer at the National Sports Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria).

 

As a strength & conditioning specialist, Antonio has coached hundreds of individual athletes in different sports competing at Olympic Games, European Championships and World Championships. As a performance consultant he is consulting with individual athletes, Federations and professional teams (football, basketball, rugby) in Europe, Asia and USA.

 

Furthermore he cooperates with high-end tech companies worldwide for research and development of new technologies in the field of sports performance training and monitoring.

 

His main areas of interest and research are: eccentric overload and overspeed training, autonomic nervous system, foot biomechanics, load absorption monitoring technologies. He is currently writing his first book entitled "Applied Sports Technology: The Science of Testing, Monitoring, Training and Recovery".

 

TALK OUTLINE

 

Foot Pressure Mapping Technology in Sport

In this presentation we are going to discuss the role of applied technology and how to integrate foot pressure mapping in both individual and team sports. The first part of the lecture briefly reviews the basic concept of foot pressure mapping biomechanics and the second part will be focused on data output and how to analyse movement and biomechanics by looking at how the foot interact with the ground.