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From injury to performance: Lessons to share in dance and sports

From injury to performance: Lessons to share in dance and sports

10 February 2011

This one-day dance and sports medicine conference is aimed at medical practitioners, allied health professionals, dancers and all those who support their performance. An enjoyable, relaxed day to hear inspirational speakers, share knowledge and catch up with old friends and colleagues.

Date: Monday 4th April 2011

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Organised by: Dance UK and The Royal Society of Medicine

Key topic: The causes, impact, effective prevention and management of injuries in dance and sport

Cost: from £35 for Dance UK Members who book early, a HUGE reduction on full RSM fees

Register your place at this one day conference which will examine the causes, impact, effective prevention and management of injuries in elite dance and sport.

The programme aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach, with presentations from medical practitioners, allied health and fitness professionals in addition to personal insights from a leading dancer and sports person.

The first part of the day will give an overview of best practice in the approach to better understand dance and sports injury using effective research methodologies to inform and develop prevention strategies.

The second part of the day will focus in on the foot and ankle, two areas where both athletes and dancers commonly incur injury, to illustrate how interdisciplinary clinical practice can bring about the optimal outcome of return to performance in the shortest possible time, resulting in fitter, stronger and better athletes/dancers.

The conference advocates a multidisciplinary approach, with presentations from leading sports and dance medicine doctors, surgeons, health professionals and scientists in addition to personal insights from Angela Towler, dancer with Rambert Dance Company, and a leading sports person.

You can find more information about the day and how to book here: http://www.danceuk.org/events/upcoming/

Here is a short video of Angela Towler and her Osteopath, Paul Morrissey, talking about her experience of dance injury: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BUk1k65HAI&feature=player_embedded

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