World-leading sports medics to share stories at Leeds Met
The session, which will be held at the Great Hall in the James Graham Building at the University's Headingley Campus from 3 to 6pm, will be led by Peter Brukner, the specialist sports and exercise physician currently working with the Australian cricket team and founding partner of the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne, and Karim Khan, the Director of Research and Education at the Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar and editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
Peter Brukner has been team physician for national athletics, swimming and men's hockey teams and professional football clubs, including Liverpool Football Club. Karim Khan has worked with the Australian Women's Basketball team, the Australian Ballet and with leading sports physiotherapists and doctors across the world.
Adam Gledhill, Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Health Sciences and organiser of the event, commented: "The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is delighted to welcome Peter Brukner and Karim Khan, lead authors of the acclaimed Clinical Sports Medicine text, to Leeds Metropolitan University. The event will include a variety of topics within contemporary sports therapy; ranging from current thinking on hip and groin management to career-orientated aspects of working within professional sports and career development.
"Peter and Karim will draw heavily on their wealth of clinical, field, and research experiences to contextualise topics and provoke critical thought. The seminar demonstrates the value the Faculty places on professional career development and enhancing student exposure to topics with a focus on their future employment."
The session is free to attend and places should be booked at:http://bruknerkhan.eventbrite.co.uk