Assess Treat Manage Perform

Assess Treat Manage Perform
Event on 2015-04-25 09:00:00

Assess Treat Manage Perform



Action sports athletes are unique characters, and we've had the privilege of working with world class action sports athletes for over 12 years.   They are innovators and rule breakers, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, challenging beliefs and inspiring others. The system of support in place has to be as innovative and unique as the athletes themselves, the nature and demands of the different sports pushing the boundaries of sports and exercise medicine.  


In this workshop we will show you what we have learned working with these athletes, how to build and work with an expert team, adding value to you as a practitioner.


The landscape in sport has changed dramatically over last 5 years.  The days of traditional governing bodies and institute based performance practitioners being the only people resourced to deliver performance services to athletes has changed.  This is also true in the fitness industry, the rise of the independent 'Strength & Conditioning' facility has caused a re-think in the traditional fitness chains as they too move with the times.  It would have been hard to imagine 5 years ago a 'rig' and lifting platforms in a traditional chain gym, but that's what is happening now.


The lines between strength & conditioning coach in professional sport and personal trainer in a gym have never been more blurred than they are now.  As funding structures change within professional sport, more and more athletes are seeking independent advice as they want to take more control of their preparation.  For the trainer in a gym, this presents an opportunity to attract athletes, gain valuable experience and increase earning potential.


However, it's not just the professional athlete who can benefit from this shift in paradigm.  As a performance practitioner in an extremely competitive market, ensuring you have a point of difference is key.  For private clients whether they're professional athletes, weekend warriors, obstacle course racers or someone who simply wants to be treated like an elite athlete – being able to understand and deliver those services as part of a multidisciplinary team is vital.

Programme For The Day


09.00 – Arrival


09.30 – Welcome and introduction by Darren Roberts'Build Your Team’


10.00 – Doug Jones – '5 Pillars' – Doug will teach you 5 key assessments, commonly used by physio’s, that you should carry out on clients.  He’ll also demonstrate how to communicate those assessments to medical practitioners, treatment paths and what to expect from ongoing management.


11.00 – Break


11.15 – Dr John Rogers – 'What's Up Doc?' – John will explain the role of the sports & exercise medicine doctor, how they fit into a multidisciplinary team, the skills they have available to you and how you can work with SEM doctors to provide a complete service.


12.00 – Lunch


13.00 – John Noonan – 'Am I Ready?' – John will take you through practical training applications for injured athletes and clients, as well as programme design and considerations for return to full activity.  


14.00 – Break


14.15 – Ric Moylan – ‘The Business Of Professional Sport’ – This seminar will show the you how to create a lucrative business as a strength and conditioning consultant, as an option to working for a club or team.   There will be a direct comparison between the two roles, which will lead to the question :- Why would you want to work for a club?


You will then be shown how to attract athletes into your business, develop your own business reputation and brand, and further your business based on the athletes who are under your watch.


15.00 – Break


15.15 – Darren Roberts – 'The Future Of Performance Is..….’ – Darren will discuss how he manages athletes with complex injuries and their performance.  Where he see's performance and it's provision to athletes heading, how that can impact everyone in all walks of life and the role of the practitioner in this ever changing environment


16.00 – Round Table Discussion – All presenters from the day including special guest


17.00 – Finish

About The Presenters



Dr John Rogers – John's first Consultant post was at the tertiary referral Defence Military Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court in Surrey. This post provided John with valuable experience in the rehabilitation of service men and women with chronic injuries, disability and chronic pain. From 2008 to 2013 John worked as Endurance and then Institute Medical Officer to British Athletics at the National Performance Institute in Loughborough before leaving to focus on developing Sport & Exercise Medicine services in Manchester. He had the pleasure of working with Team GB endurance track and marathon athletes including Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe for several years at altitude training camps in France and Kenya in preparation towards the 2012 Olympics and was fortunate enough to work trackside throughout the athletics programme at the London Olympic Games. He was also privileged to work as team doctor to the British Paralympic Athletics team at the IPC world champs in France in 2013 and has worked extensively with Great Britain & N Ireland teams at World and European Cross Country Championships since 2007.


Doug Jones – Doug Jones is the Clinical Director at Harris & Ross and is also the Lead Physiotherapist at Spire Manchester Hospital. He started as a Junior Physiotherapist at Sale Sharks in 2006 and progressed to become the Head Physiotherapist before leaving in 2010 for London Wasps Rugby Union, where he was the Head of Sports Medicine for three seasons. Alongside this, he worked as a physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine and also worked with the England Saxons for their Six Nations tournament and summer tours.


Ric Moylan – Ric is the head performance, conditioning and nutritional advisor for numerous world class athletes. He works with and advises WBA World Champion Scott Quigg and ATP tennis player Liam Broady in all aspects of their physical development and performance.  Ric has worked with fighters such as British Champion Anthony Crolla, as well as former Commonwealth Champion Denton Vassell.  Other fighters such as British and Commonwealth champion Tony Bellew and British and Commonwealth Champion Frankie Gavin, English Boxing Champion Nav Mansouri and junior ABA Champion Ronnie Heffron have also used Ric’s services for strength and conditioning for their fights. Athletes as diverse as the England Tug Of War team, and UKBFF Champion Nina Ross, have all turned to Ric for guidance and improvement in their performance. Ric specialises in teaching fitness professionals the skills needed to create a unique product for themselves and their business.


John Noonan – An extremely passionate and enthusiastic speaker, John presented last year at both annual UKSCA and ASCA National conferences on his work with elite snowsport athletes. John is the Head Athletic Trainer and Lead of Research & Innovation for the GB Park and Pipe team, working with athletes competing in World Cup and Olympic competition programs.  In addition, John is undertaking a PhD in applied sport science at Liverpool John Moores University, researching the world’s first performance taxonomy of freestyle ski and snowboard athletes, to inform the prescription of evidence-based training for world-class, freestyle performers.  Accredited with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, John has over 10 years coaching experience working previously with a number of professional Rugby and Football teams, and continues to consult with athletes across multi-sports.



Darren Roberts – Has worked with world class extreme sports athletes since 2002, establishing and delivering the high performance programme for Red Bull UK from 2008 to 2013.  Darren continues to deliver performance services for elite extreme sports athletes with complex injuries, as well as presenting at performance conferences around the world on his experiences.  Darren was also invited to present on performance management of extreme sports athletes to the astronaut training team at NASA.


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