The Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy - Optimal Loading in Sport, Belfast, 6th & 7th October 2017

Duration:2 days
Fees:Full fees listed, member discounts applied for ACPSEM, Registered International Sports Physical Therapists, BASEM, BASES. Members need to log in for discounts to apply
Who can attend:This is an interdisciplinary event - all health professionals and sports practitioners are welcome
Terms & ConditionsDownload

Availability: Out of stock



For delegate prices click here

To find out more about the congress, speakers, programme and exhibitors please click here 


The Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy - Optimal Loading in Sport will be in held at the Titanic in Belfast, Friday 6th - Saturday 7th October 2017

Following the 2010 publication of the ACPSEM Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries1 its authors recommended the inclusion of “Optimal Loading” by practitioners to enhance biological healing. This fundamental change in management from a passive approach to an active strategy was reflected in the suggestion to change the management mnemonic from PRICE to POLICE2.

Understanding what Optimal loading should be in rehabilitation and injury prevention is essential for Sports Physiotherapists and Sports Medicine Practitioners.

The Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy aims to deliver this cutting edge knowledge from identified experts from across the world as hosted by the 2010 authors.

The conference will examine optimal loading for various tissue types and systems eg muscle/ligament /tendon/bone/neurological, and present each system moving through:

a) The hard science

b) Translating science into practice

c) Worked examples/ case studies from elite sport environments.



1) Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries in Sport

2) PRICE needs updating should we call the POLICE? CM Bleakley, P Glasgow, D C MacAuley BJSM 2011