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IFSPT is a world-wide Federation, recognised as a subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), representing national organizations of Sports Physiotherapy. The efforts of IFSPT are directed towards Member Organizations and their individual members in serving athletes of all ages and abilities through excellence in education, research, practice, and clinical specialisation. The intention of the IFSPT is to be the international resource for Sports Physical Therapists all over the world.

  

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR IFSPT MEMBERS  

 

One of the primary goals of the IFSPT is to provide quality educational programming for its members. Continuing education is an essential part of developing and maintaining high quality performance standards for sports physical therapists worldwide.

Not only does IFSPT create such opportunities, but is pleased to share the many conferences, courses and educational documents our member organizations have developed.

Of particular note in this issue of our education newsletter are two events partially supported by the IFSPT:

Congresso Nazionale GIS-AIFI-SIFiR  

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND BEST PRACTICES

Featuring IFSPT President Dr. Nicola Phillips as speaker 

  • October 9-10
  • Grand Hotel Tiziano
  • Lecce, Italy

Registration and information 

 

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN SPORTS INJURIES 

Presented by the IFSPT, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Medicine Australia and ASPETAR 

  • October 19, 2014
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Leverrier St, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
  • Featuring speakers
    • Maria Constantinou, APA, IFSPT
    • Dr. Mario Bizzini, PhD, IFSPT, FIFA
    • Dr. Anthony Schneiders, PhD, IFSPT, Central Queensland University
Space is limited. Register now!


Also approaching soon:

Sports Trauma Management Course (2 day)
25 & October 2014

This Internationally recognised, highly regarded and essential course, provides core on-field trauma skills and is essential for all healthcare staff working in sport. It was approved pitch-side course for medical staff covering the 2012 Olympic games in London UK.

For further information, please contact:

Shaju Kareem
CME Co-Ordinator
NAD Al SHEBA Sports and Rehabilitation Centre
Dubai
Tel 00971501401001
e-mail: shaju@nassc.ae
Luxembourgish Society of Sports Physiotherapy (SLKS) Conference
Muscle Injuries in Sports: From Rehab to Safe Return

November 15, 2014, Luxembourg

 

Sportfisio Switzerland Annual Conference

  • Bern, Switzerland 
  • Friday, November 21
  • Topic: Function, structure & sports
  • Current site: http://www.sportfisio.ch/symposium-2014-news/?lang=en
  • More information to follow: save the date!

 

Team Concept Conference 2014

  • December 4-6
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort
  • Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
  • December 4: Full day of education sponsored by the editorial committee of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Educational Session and Welcome Event Thursday, 5-7:30 pm.  
  • Keynote presentation by Dr. Richard Steadman, the founder and managing partner of the Steadman Clinic
  • December 5-6: Head-to-Toe programming for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of the athlete

 

WCPT Congress in Singapore

A new update is available. Please link to this newsletter here

FUTURE CONFERENCES: PLAN NOW!
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Congresso Nazionale GIS-AIFI-SIFiR  

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND BEST PRACTICES

Featuring IFSPT President Dr. Nicola Phillips as speaker 

  • October 9-10
  • Grand Hotel Tiziano
  • Lecce, Italy

Registration and information 

Programme 

 

 

 

Current Concepts in Sports Injuries

Presented by the IFSPT, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia

  • October 19, 2014
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Leverrier St, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
  • Featuring speakers
    • Maria Constantinou, APA, IFSPT
    • Dr. Mario Bizzini, PhD, IFSPT, FIFA
    • Dr. Anthony Schneiders, PhD, IFSPT, Central Queensland University
    • Dr. Lynley Anderson, PhD, University of Otago
    • Dr. Gordon Waddington, PhD, University of Canberra
    • Dr. Juan Manuel Alonso, ASPETAR
    • Craig Purdam, AIS
    • Mark Brown
    • Dr. Alex Donaldson
    • Nello Marino

Space is limited. Register now!  

 

 

Sports Trauma Management Course (2 day)
25 & 26 October 2014

 

This Internationally recognised, highly regarded and essential course, provides core on-field trauma skills and is essential for all healthcare staff working in sport. It was approved pitch-side course for medical staff covering the 2012 Olympic games in London UK.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Shaju Kareem 
CME Co-Ordinator 
NAD Al SHEBA Sports and Rehabilitation Centre 
Dubai 
Tel 00971501401001 
e-mail: shaju@nassc.ae 

 

 

Physios in Sport
Clinical Reasoning in Exercise and Performance Rehabilitation

 

 

Luxembourgish Society of Sports Physiotherapy (SLKS) Conference
Muscle Injuries in Sports: From Rehab to Safe Return
  • November 15, 2014
  • Luxembourg
Speakers
  • Gino.M.Kerkhoffs, Prof.Dr.med; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Wilhelm Bloch, Univ-Prof.Dr.med; Cologne, Germany
  • Isabel Andia, PhD; Barakaldo, Spain
  • Gilles Hendel, PT; Bettembourg, Luxembourg
  • Kristian Thorborg, PT.PhD; Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Carl Askling, PT.PhD, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mario Bizzini, PT.PhD; Zürich, Switzerland
For information or registration, follow this link  To contact the organizer, please use this email: mail@sport-kine.lu


Sportfisio Switzerland Annual Conference
  • Bern, Switzerland 
  • Friday, November 21
  • Topic: Function, structure & sports
  • Confirmed speakers:
    • S. Sahrmann (USA)
    • P. McNair (NZ)
    • C. Stecco (ITA)
    • N. Maffiuletti (ITA-FRA-CH)
    • E. Andreotti (CAN-CH)
  • Current site: http://www.sportfisio.ch/symposium-2014-news/?lang=en
  • More information to follow: save the date!
  •  Programme-2014  
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Team Concept Conference 2014

  • December 4-6
    Green Valley Ranch Resort
    Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
  • December 4: Full day of education sponsored by the editorial committee of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Educational Session and Welcome Event Thursday, 5-7:30 pm.

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 Danish Sports Medicine Conference
  • January 22-24, 2015
  • Radission Blu Scandinavia Hotel
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Speakers:
    • David Felson, US
    • Teppo Jarvinen, Finland
    • Ewa Roos, Sweden
    • Bill Vincenzino, Australia
    • Per Holmich, Denmark
    • Stefan Lohmander, Sweden
    • Johannes Tol, Netherlands
    • Michael Kjaer, Denmark
    • Grethe Myklebust, Norway
    • Peter McNair, New Zealand
    • Karen Silbernagel, Sweden
    • And many more exciting speakers!
  • For more information, click here 

The Finnish Sports Physiotherapist Association presents Prevention: Mission Possible 2015
In cooperation with the IFSPT
  • 20-22 March 2015
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • This is an inaugural international sports physiotherapy conference in Finland, presented in cooperation with the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy. Today in sports physiotherapy, the importance of sports injury prevention programs and preventive strategies are recognised as determinant in therapeutic strategies. Therefore it is obvious that injury prevention and illness in sport is an important focus of sports physiotherapy as well.
  • Speakers
    • Phillip Glasgow, Northern Ireland
    • Kati Pasanen, Finland
    • Nicola Phillips, Wales, and president of the IFSPT
    • Ann Cools, Belgium
    • Lee Nobes, England
    • Mario Bizzini, Switzerland
    • Cormac O Muircheartaigh, Singapore
    •  Rajat Chauhan, India
    • Marie-Elaine Grant, Ireland
    • Carl Askling, Sweden
    • Christian Thorborg, Denmark
    • Jouko Heiskanen, Finland
    • Sami Kalaja, Finland
    • Matti Vartianen, Finland
    • Sarah Mottram, UK
    • Fredrik Johansson, Sweden
       
  • Registration now open! Follow this link!  
     

 

 

 

The 8th World Congress on Science and Football is a multidisciplinary congress focusing on five codes of football: Soccer; Rugby; and Australian, American and Gaelic Football. The congress will highlight the newest research results, methodologies and applied approaches.

 

The congress, to be held May 20-23, 2015, expects to attract more than 500 participants from all over the world. We hope to gather international scientists from the natural, human and social sciences, as well as practitioners, to exchange knowledge and participate in a dialogue on both mono- and multidisciplinary aspects of football.

 

We are pleased to announce that the 8th World Congress on Science and Football in 2015 has opened for:

  • Registration for WCSF2015.
  • Submission of abstracts for WCSF2015

Several speakers are confirmed, and abstracts are invited within the overall themes:

  • Physiology, biomechanics and sports medicine.
  • Social sciences and humanities. 

Link here to find out more about the congress' scientific and social programme as well as registration and abstract submission.

 

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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!
IFSPT 2015 General Meeting and Symposium: In Conjunction with the Swiss Sportfisio Conference Return to Play
  • General Meeting: Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • IFSPT/Swiss Sportfisio Conference: November 20 and 21, 2015
  • Exciting international speakers!
    • Ben Clarsen, Norway
    • Mark De Carlo, USA
    • Phil Glasgow, UK
    • Marie-Elaine Grant, UK - IOC
    • Havard Moksnes, Norway
    • Tony Schneiders, NZ - IFSPT
    • Jan Shrier, Canada
    • Kristian Thorborg, Denmark
    • Kevin Wilk, USA
    • Erik Witvrouw, Belgium and Qatar
  • Save the Date! More information to come. Follow this link. 

Attention Member Organizations:  

Are you sponsoring a physical therapy, sports physical therapy or sports medicine conference in 2014 and 2015?  

Please send the information regarding your conference to Mary Wilkinson, IFSPT marketing director, for addition to the IFSPT newsletter and website! Newsletters are published each month, so please submit your material as early as possible. You are also welcome to provide updates as your event draws closer!  

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPIST REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE IN SEVEN MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS FOR
IMMEDIATE REGISTRATION. 
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If you would like to take your skills to the world, this is the pathway you should choose! Registered International Sports Physical Therapists (RISPT) are immediately recognized as individuals possessing the knowledge, experience and skills to work in the worldwide field of sports.

While RISPT status does not license an individual in other countries, it does notify that the individual has achieved the highest level of qualification in his or her country.

Currently, members of the following member organizations are able to apply and receive acceptance immediately.
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Ireland: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy
  • New Zealand: Complete the Specialisation Pathway through the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Must complete specialisation in the Musculoskeletal Category. Applications for NZ Board MSK Specialty must have a sports focus with evidence provided. 
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom: Continuing Professional Development Level 3, Gold
  • United States: APTA Sports Certified Specialist
Cost for registration is only 50 euros and is good for five years. Renewal is available for 20 euros. A certificate will be emailed to you in order that you may print and display it.


Register today and be recognized for your accomplishments as an international sports physical therapist!
PRICE: Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries 

 

This course, presented by Physios in Sport, is now available for purchase for IFSPT members!



PRICE full guidelines including postage and packing:

Within the UK = €31
Within EU excluding the UK = €32
To the USA = €33
Other countries on request.

 

To order, contact Lisa Kerry at info@physiosinsport.org

LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE...WHEREVER YOU ARE! HOME STUDY COURSES NOW AVAILABLE TO IFSPT MEMBERS AT DISCOUNT
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No time to participate in conferences outside your clinic? No travel  budget? No time for classroom study with family commitments?

The IFSPT has approved the SPTS Home Study Courses for credits toward International Sports Physical Therapy Registration...and IFSPT members receive a generous discount. Courses may be purchased and downloaded immediately...you can start learning right away.

Offered in a convenient downloadable format, each Home Study Course (HSC) consists of multiple chapters (monographs) along with a final examination. Chapters are approximately 15-30 pages in length and require 4 to 6 hours to complete. The final examination consists of approximately 5 questions from each chapter. To receive continuing education credit, HSC participants must complete the final examination and return the answer sheet to the SPTS home office via email or fax. A course certificate will be sent to the course participant upon successful completion of the final examination.

Experience TCC 2013 through video lessons and gain CEUs through testing for each day.

Editor: Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC
Editor: Teresa L. Schuemann, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

 

The SPTS Sports Certified Specialist Examination Preparatory Course

Editors: Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS and Timothy Tyler, PT,  MS, ATC

Designed for preparation for the Sports Certified Specialist Examination in the United States, this fourteen-chapter course covers many areas the average clinician does not experience in daily practice.  

 

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN SHOULDER REHABILITATION 

Editor: Chuck Thigpen PT, PhD, ATC

 

RUNNING 

Editors: Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD and Mitchell J. Rauh, PT, PhD, MPH, FACSM

 

PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT SPORTS MEDICINE: MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION OF INJURIES UNIQUE TO THE YOUNG ATHLETE 

Editors: Donna  L. Merkel, PT, MS, SCS, CSCSand Joe Molony, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS

 

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN EVALUATION, EXAMINATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE KNEE  (2011) 

Editor: Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS

 

REHABILITATION OF THE HIP  

Editors: Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC and J. Craig Garrison, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC

 

REHABILITATION OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE INJURIES OF THE KNEE  (2010) 

Editor: Timothy Tyler, PT,  MS, ATC

 

THE SPINE IN SPORTS 

Editor: Barb Hoogenboom PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

 

INJURY PREVENTION IN SPORTS MEDICINE 

Editor: Mike Mullaney, PT

 

REHABILITATION OF THE AGING ATHLETE 

Editor: J. W. Matheson, PT

 

Other courses are available. To learn more about these courses, follow this link to the SPTS website.