Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Biomechanics expert set for showpiece Asia visit

Professor Jim Richards is set to embark on an international seminar tour of five countries later this month.

The trip begins on 20 April at the Sports Medicine Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and culminates in Singapore during early May at the prestigious World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2015.

Professor Richards will give a keynote address at the sixth ISN International Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference (SMSS 2015) in Kuala Lumpur.

His lecture will focus on athletic taping and bracing of the knee, and will consider their usefulness for clinical and sporting activities.

He will also lead a seminar at the Pune Rehab Course, India, which will discuss the Biomechanics of ACL injuries and preventative bracing, before attending the National Taipei University of Technology and National Taiwan University and the Hong Kong Chiropractor Foundation.

Professor Richards said: "I'm very happy to be to be giving a talk at the International Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference. It's a great honour to be invited to be a keynote speaker at such a prestigious event.

"Attending the Pune Rehab Course is also exciting, because it's the first time there has been a dedicated day for rehabilitation. I'm really excited to continue to grow our international links, in particular with two of our collaborating Universities in Taiwan."

Professor Richards' colleagues from our Allied Health Professions Research Unit, Dr Jessie Janssen and Professor James Selfe, will join him for the final leg of the tour at the WCPT Congress.

The four-yearly event will be attended by over 3,000 delegates and has had over 2,000 papers submitted. It brings together prominent international speakers and is the world's largest, and most important, physical therapy gathering.

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