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The Sociedade Nacional de Fisioterapia Esportiva (SONAFE) in Brazil has been named the newest member of the IFSPT.

The group, 444 members strong, is led by president Luciana De Michelis Mendonça, PhD, MSc. Founded in 2003, the group has grown substantially over the past several years.

"It's exciting to have Brazil join our ranks, especially with the country hosting the Olympics this year," says Bente Andersen, IFSPT board member and membership chair. "We are also happy to have our first member organization in South America."

Brazil is, in fact, the largest country in both Latin and South America, with well-established physical therapy and sports physical therapy programs.

We will feature our newest member in an upcoming newsletter.

You can find out more about the group at their website: 

Welcome to the IFSPT! 
Mentors needed for physical therapy associations and education programs in West Africa 
With Handicap International, WCPT has been successful in securing a grant from USAID to strengthen the profession in post-conflict countries in West Africa: Mali, Niger and Senegal.
We are now seeking to appoint two mentors for each country, one to support the development of the professional association and the other to support the physical therapy education programmes.

We know in our stakeholder groups that there are many talented and experienced individuals who could fulfil these roles and welcome your support in disseminating the opportunities. Perhaps you can share it with your committee members, past and present, and also the education programmes in your country? Please note we are ideally looking for individuals who can communicate in English and French.
Full details are on our website: http://www.wcpt.org/vacancies

Closing date 19 August 2016.


Final abstract and workshop submission for The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport is fast approaching (1 September 2016). We are presenting a tremendous opportunity to support you in submitting abstracts and workshop proposals for the conference. We are excited to announce that Prof Roald Bahr, the Chair of the Scientific Committee, will be available to share his expertise and strategies improve your chances of abstract acceptance.

We invite you to make most of this is a rare opportunity to ask Prof Bahr questions about your abstracts and workshops; and soak up some of his expert knowledge!

Monday, 1 August 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Online (on Twitter follow #IOCprev2017)
Prof Bahr tweets from @RoaldBahr

Click on the link here to register

Anyone planning to submit an abstract/workshop proposal

Quick tips for Twitter chat participants:
- Register for the twitter chat
- Have a think about questions you'd like to ask
- At the designated time, go to #IOCprev2017 tchat.io room; a simple, powerful tool that automatically insert our hashtag so you can easily interact and keep up with fast-paced Twitter chats as it updates and refreshes in real time.
- Always include the chat hashtag (#IOCprev2017) in your tweets
- Use Twitter handles in your Tweets
- Reply directly for 1:1 conversations
- Don't be afraid to contribute and jump in!

We hope you will seize this opportunity and join our conversation!
For any question regarding the chat, you can contact Mrs. Nirmala Perera, The Organising Partner Publications  

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific committees

DECEMBER 1-3, 2016 
J oin us in exciting Las Vegas at the beautiful Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino for Team Concept Conference 2016! as SPTS and IFSPT bring you not only the biggest and brightest names in sports medicine in the US, but the world!

This intensive three-day course will feature a golf medicine symposium on day one, followed by an educational session and welcome reception sponsored by Theraband.

Day Two brings hands-on labs, themed sessions and a keynote speech by Richard Parks, famed extreme athlete from Wales.

Richard Parks is a former Wales international rugby union player turned Extreme Environment Athlete. He now spends his life taking on expeditions and challenges, which push the boundaries of human performance.

As a professional rugby player and back row forward, Richard made a name for himself as a hard and prolific tackler, representing Wales and The Barbarians. During his professional career spanning 13 years, he played for Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons. He won the Principality Cup with Pontypridd and The Powergen Cup with Leeds.

Following his forced retirement from rugby, Richard made history twice with two incredible feats of endurance; a world first expedition called the 737 Challenge, where in July 2011 he became the first ever person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles (the North Pole, the South Pole and the summit of Everest) within 7 months. In January 2014 he became the first Welshman, and the fastest ever Brit, to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted to the South Pole.

Utilising both his commercial and performance experience, Richard proudly serves his country as a Sport Wales board member.

Day Three focuses on more sessions and labs, including a return to play session presented by IFSPT members.

Your new knowledge can be put to use immediately in your daily practice upon your return. This is a fantastic opportunity for our newest member organizations, Canada and Brazil, to meet fellow members and the IFSPT Executive Committee!

Special pricing for IFSPT members, too!

A block of reduced-price hotel rooms are also available. See the TCC website for all the details.

Don't miss this opportunity...register now for TCC 2016, December 1-3!
Ulsterman relishing looking after major stars as Chief Physio of Team GB
By Steven Beacom
Compliments of the Belfast Telegraph 
Published 7/20/16
Phil never got the chance to race around the track at the Games or play hockey, despite being good enough to feature at Ulster and Irish schools level in that sport.

He has represented Ireland (Beijing 2008) and Great Britain (London 2012) at the Olympics, however, and is currently in Rio, complete with Team GB uniform, preparing for the latest installment of the most watched multi-sports event on the planet, which begins next month.
Glasgow's area of expertise is sports medicine and out in Rio the affable 42-year-old will have an extremely important role as Team GB's Chief Physiotherapy Officer.

Already in Brazil, the Head of Sports Medicine at the Sports Institute Northern Ireland at Ulster University in Jordanstown is preparing the best set-up possible for the athletes from the different sports soon to descend on South America.

They could be virtual unknowns or huge stars like Jessica Ennis-Hill (below) or Andy Murray. Glasgow is determined to do his utmost for them all.

Overseeing every aspect of physiotherapy and offering support to all in a Team GB vest, Dr Phil will also hand out advice where it is required.
"To be Chief Physio for the British Olympic team is probably the top job in my sphere and I was delighted to get it," says the father of three.
"I had to go through a rigorous selection process and since being appointed last May a lot of preparation work has been going on. The Games will be the end product of that hard work.

"In my role I sit alongside the Chief Medical Officer, Niall Elliott, from the Scottish Institute, whose father is originally from Northern Ireland. We will work together to provide support across the whole GB team.

"Some sports are very self-sufficient with people they employ throughout the year and they will bring that support staff with them.

"Our role is to support them and create the optimum environment for team members to compete. The Olympic Games is different to anything else and anything can happen. We have to be prepared for that.
"I want to ensure that the physiotherapy service is the appropriate standard right across the board.

"We have liaised with the different sports and their team leaders to see what their needs are and have put together a plan from there.

"We will have some of the biggest names in sport in Team GB such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Andy Murray (below) and so forth. Our job is to make sure that they and all the other athletes are able to perform to their best and have what they need to do that.

"My role on the ground will be a floating role whereby I go in and fix problems or provide consultation. I feel lucky to work in this rarified atmosphere of high performance, high pressure and high drama."
Glasgow believes that his work at the Sports Institute at Ulster University will help him in Rio.

"I head up the Sports Medicine services and interact with a range of sports day in day out and those skills are very transferable to what I'll be doing at the Olympics," says the Doctor who worked with the Northern Ireland squad at the last two Commonwealth Games.

"Knowing about performance and what it takes to win will help me in Rio. You can sit in a room and treat people but that is different to being trackside or pitchside when the pressure is on to make the right decisions."

Married to Heather, from Ballinderry outside Lisburn, Dr Phil has three children; Sam 8, Charlie 7 and Isabella 5. Over the next five weeks Skype and FaceTime will become a friend to the family.
"We are used to me being away with my work but this is the longest time. I'm out in Rio for nearly three weeks before the Games start," he states.

"That is not without its challenges but we will Skype and FaceTime as much as possible and when the Games begin the kids can watch on television and see where daddy is."

While Glasgow, who worked for Ulster Rugby between 2000 and 2004, has to remain on call there are certain events he would love to attend in Rio.

The 100m Olympic final, which he witnessed in Beijing and London, is an obvious one.

He adds: "Rio being Rio there are some events taking place at iconic venues.

"The rowing will be amazing because the Christ the Redeemer Statue will be behind where the teams are competing on the water and the Beach Volleyball is on Copacabana beach so that would be fun to see too. I think visually on television it will be striking."

Proud of his roots the former Cookstown High pupil, who went on to Jordanstown to complete his Physiotherapy degree before starting his working life at Whiteabbey Hospital, is delighted that two players from his hometown, David Ames and Ian Sloan, are in the GB hockey team and that fellow Cookstown men Aaron Hughes and Stuart Dallas played so well for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016.

His mum Jean still lives in the county Tyrone town. He recalls: "When I got the role, we went to see my mum and Heather asked her if I heard the news about the job. When Heather told her my mum said 'that's great... now what do you want for your dinner?' which put it in perspective. In my wee world of sport and the Olympics it is a big deal but I'm sensible enough to see what it is.

"I'm relishing the experience. Sport gives you emotions that nothing else can give you. It gives you the joy of victory and the pain of defeat and everything in between. I'm sure the Rio Olympics will be incredible."

Phil Glasgow will be a speaker at Team Concept Conference Las Vegas, December 1-3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join him, along with the SPTS and IFSPT at this exceptional conference! Information and registration may be found here. 

Phil is also spearheading the work through Physios in Sport and the IFSPT in hosting the Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy in Belfast, October 6-7, 2017, along with the IFSPT General Meeting. Put it on your calendar now!
Offered in a convenient downloadable format! Test online!

Each Home Study Course (HSC) consists of five or more chapters, along with a final examination. The final examination consists of five questions from each chapter. To receive continuing education credit, HSC participants must complete the final examination successfully online through the SPTS Learning Management System. Certification of successful completion and award of the CEUs will be downloadable immediately. Course participants must score 80% on the final examination in order to successfully receive credit hours. 
As always, SPTS and IFSPT members receive deep discounts on Home Study Courses.

These courses have been approved as appropriate for use by the IFSPT Education Committee. You can find out more about these courses and purchase here.

Editor: Lindsay Becker, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-M3 
Editor: Michael Rosenthal, PT, DSc, SCS, ECS, ATC, CSCS

Editor: Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, MAcc, ATC  
Editor: Teresa L. Schuemann, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS 
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Link here for more information and to order! 
PRICE: Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries Acute Management of Soft Tissue Injuries:Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation Guidelines
A Document Produced by Physios in Sport 

PRICE full guidelines including postage and packing:
Within the UK = €20 
Within EU excluding the UK = €21 
To the USA = €22 
Other countries on request.
To order, contact Lisa Kerry at info@physiosinsport.org
2016 Conferences


November 4-6, 2016
Information and Registration

November 5-6, 2016
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Portland, Oregon
icSPORTS 2016
Fourth International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support
Porto, Portugal
November 7-9
Link here for information

Sportfisio Switzerland Conference
BernExpo, Bern, Switzerland
November 18, 2016  
Traumatology, Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery (TUSYAD) Congress
November 22-26, 2016
Wyndham Levent Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
Website, information and registration

Dutch Annual Sports Medicine Conference 2016
November 24-25, 2016
Information to come...save the date!

Partnered conference with the IFSPT
December 1-3, 2016
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
IFSPT Members pay only $555 USD
Attend with a friend and each only pays $500 USD!

2017 DATES

Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries
February 2-4, 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen


July 2-4, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Follow this link for more information!

Join Physios in Sport and the IFSPT for the Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy and the IFSPT General Meeting in Belfast next fall!

Attention Member Organizations:  
Are you sponsoring a physical therapy, sports physical therapy or sports medicine conference in 2016 or 2017?

Please send the information regarding your conference to   Mary Wilkinson, IFSPT marketing director, for addition to the IFSPT newsletter and website! Newsletters are published every other month, so please submit your material as early as possible. You are also welcome to provide updates as your event draws closer!
Would you like to contact IFSPT?
Email: mwilkinson@opusdesignad.com
Office mailing address:
1358 Monmouth Drive
Westfield, Indiana 46074 USA
Fax: 01 317 669 8276