Rehabilitation Science Research Group set to present at sports therapy conference
The event, hosted by the University of St Mark & St John in association with the Sports Therapy Organisation will be held on the 6 May and eight Leeds Beckett lecturers from the Rehabilitation Science Research Group are set to showcase their work.
As Group, lead Dr Peter Francis, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation & Health Sciences, explained: “This conference provides an excellent opportunity for researchers in our Faculty to showcase their work, engage in new research taking place across the country and share best practice within the field.
“Our Rehabilitation Science Research Group is growing in the depth and quality of its research output and this conference enables the group to disseminate our research collectively. The research presented at this conference will also be showcased at an internal event on Friday 1 July in the Woodhouse lecture theatre.”
Professor Cathy Speed, Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine and Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of St Mark & St John will be the conference Keynote Speaker.
Dr Jayne Powell, National Talent Development Manager at the English Lacrosse Association, will be the after-dinner speaker at the evening awards presentation.
The Rehabilitation Science Research Group is split into three themes.Gareth Jones leading the first theme which focuses on injury surveillance in sporting populations. Dr Peter Francis leads the second theme which investigates muscle function across the lifespan; whilst Adam Gledhill leads the final theme which focuses on the psychology of sports injury.
The Leeds Beckett researchers will be presenting the following research at the conference:
- Adam Gledhill - Toward an understanding of acute stage re-injury anxiety in competitive athletes.
- Ashley Jones - A Qualitative Study on the Influences and prescriptions of proprioceptive training within the rehabilitation of lateral ankle ligament injuries in elite soccer.
- Aaron Caseley - The effect of kinesiology taping on rectus femoris muscle belly displacement and contraction time.
- Cassie Oddy - A reduction in plantar heel pain and return to sport after a barefoot running intervention in a female triathlete with plantar fasciitis.
- Helen Llewellyn - The effect of a Pilates exercise programme on perceived functional disability and pain associated with non-specific chronic low back pain.
- Lawrence Mayhew - The inter-rater reliability of the tuck jump assessment in elite female soccer players.
- Peter Francis - A prospective observational study of injuries among League of Ireland football clubs.
- Richard Partner - The rugby shoulder score as a method to detect sub-clinical shoulder dysfunction in professional rugby league players.