Strength and Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium

by Philip Smith, Coventry University
Monday 21st January 2013 - Article 3

In June 2012, Coventry University hosted its first joint Strength and Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium, in conjunction with the Journal of Sports Therapy. Around 50 delegates from both disciplines attended the event, and keynote speakers included Professor Erika Zemkova of Comenius University, Slovakia; Dr Mark Willems from the University of Chichester; Dr Jeremy Moody from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Dr Andy Drake from Leeds Metropolitan University. Presentations ranged from eccentric exercise in the elderly, to functional movement screening in children, via the training of UK elite race walkers, as well as a number of poster presentations. Abstracts of all presentations are published in the Winter Issue of the JST, and hopefully readers will find them both stimulating and informative. Delegates were enthusiastic about the event, and it is hoped that it can be repeated annually as it presents an opportunity for the professions to collaborate and learn from each other as well as developing their profile in a wider context.

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