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‘Pathways, Performance & Therapy – A Data Driven World’.

Vald SSC Santry

The Sports Medicine Department at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic is delighted to host VALD Performance for an Educational Evening in March.

Date: 11th March

Time: 7 pm

Location: Sports Medicine Department, Gullivers Retail Park. (Please note this event is not being streamed or recorded)

This event will focus on data and technology in sports and how it helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation. It will consist of presentations from the following VALD and UPMC Sports Medicine Clinicians.

Dr Matthew Bourne.

Associate Professor Matthew Bourne is an applied exercise scientist who spearheads the sports
injury stream of research in Griffith’s Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE).
As the recipient of an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship, A/Prof Bourne applies
cutting-edge human measurement technologies to identify athletes at risk of lower limb injury and
develop evidence-based prevention strategies. He is internationally renowned for his research
into the prevention of hamstring and traumatic knee injuries, having published >60 peer-reviewed
articles in this area in the past 5 years.

Amanda Fielding.

With a background in high-performance sports, Amanda is leading our Women’s Sports and Pathway
space and is working to better understand the constraints and barriers of testing female athletes and
grassroots sports. Through the collection of objective measurement data, we are able to provide a
better picture and understanding of an athlete’s growth and development through longitudinal data that
otherwise would not be accessible. Working directly with sports to better prescribe a testing battery in
line with the needs of female athletes and adolescents in a scalable and educational setting, Amanda
has a thorough understanding of what will be required to ensure testing technology is affordable and
impactful, in addition to generating data, providing actionable insights, and building revenue.

Dr Neil Welch, Head of UPMC SSC Lab Services and Research. 

‘Introduction to deceleration biomechanics in ACL rehab’

Rapid decelerations and change of direction are the most common mechanisms of ACL injury and an important part of the return to play process. This talk will cover the factors that contribute to ACL injuries during those movements and what to watch out for during rehabilitation.

Please note this event will be hosted at our Sports Medicine Department in Gullivers Retail Park and not at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic.

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The Sports Medicine Department at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic is delighted to host VALD Performance for an Educational Evening in March.
Date: 11th March 2024
Time: 7pm
Location: Sports Medicine Department at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic- Gullivers Retail Park.
This event is free of charge