2023 Injury Rehab Network Events

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The Sterosport Injury Rehab Network events continued to grow in 2022 and we are grateful to the expert guest speakers who provided such insightful and interesting presentations. We are very excited to announce plans for a schedule of monthly events in 2023 in partnership with BASRaT. The events will include talks from exceptional expert guest speakers with a combination of online and face to face events.

Find out about the 2024 Injury Rehab Network events.

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Mike James – Endurance Physio

“The Steroplast Injury Rehab Network is a superb and innovative idea that can benefit therapists. To provide an opportunity for local multidisciplinary therapists to learn from each other and others, whilst networking and introducing people that can help each other is simply groundbreaking. Having had the pleasure to attend a recent event, the positive discussion and energy in the room was palpable. Steroplast have truly hit it out of the park with this!”

Mike James – The Endurance Physio.


About the Injury Rehab Network

Sterosport is an arm of Steroplast Healthcare dedicated to supporting sports professionals in Manchester and the surrounding area. In 2019, Sterosport established the Injury Rehab Network as a means for sports injury professionals to network, share ideas and collaborate. The events provide a fantastic opportunity for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for any therapists, physios, rehabilitators, or other sports professionals to keep up to date with the latest thinking, developments, and evidence in the sector.

Dr Carl Todd









Dr Carl Todd – Consultant Osteopath in Sport & Excercise Medicine

“I was invited during 2022 by Andrew Watson to give a lecture as part of the Injury Rehab Network events from Sterosport with BASRaT. This is a unique platform for multidisciplinary practitioners to not only network together but to gain high quality training to fulfil their continued professional development requirements.

I was particularly impressed by the way Andrew marketed and presented the online event through social media. Throughout this period, he remained in constant communication with me to ensure that I was kept up to date with any new developments or changes. The diverse range of practitioners that attended this event made for a great interactive learning experience that was clearly reflected by the array of questions I received at the end. All in all, it was a pleasure to deliver my presentation and share my experience through the Injury Rehab Network platform.”

Dr Carl Todd, Consultant Osteopath in Sport & Exercise Medicine – Carl Todd Clinics

The format of each event is a keynote speech, followed by a discussion and facilitated networking. The Injury Rehab Network organisers work hard to source well-known authorities or personalities in sport.

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Fiona Rosamond, Podiatrist

“I was beyond honoured to have been invited to speak remotely at an Injury Rehab Network event. The communication from initial talks to the days prior was excellent from Andrew. There was a wide range of health professionals online listening globally. This is testimony to how highly regarded the Injury Rehab Network events are & the quality of CPD involved.

The slot was perfect timing to present without feeling rushed and an opportunity for questions at the end. The range of speakers, sports & topics is varied, and I look forward to joining in again soon.”

Fiona Rosamond, Podiatrist – Hands for Feet


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2023 Event Details

Steve Simbler









25th January at 7pm – Steve Simbler MRPharm.S (
Meds On Track)

Steve Simbler has worked as a pharmacist in elite sport for over 20 years, initially in a supply capacity, and for the past 10 years in providing medicines management consultancy and software to teams in the Premier League and English Football League as well as national governing bodies for football, rugby, athletics, tennis, cricket, rowing, and cycling amongst others.

Steve was one of the lead pharmacists for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, then again for the London 2017 Athletics and Para-Athletics World Championships. In 2015 Steve was the pharmacy advisor for the Rugby World Cup. Steve is a member of the British Cycling Clinical Governance Committee.

In 2006, sport doctors approached Steve to advise on obtaining a reliable source of vitamin D that could pass tests for WADA-prohibited substances, and this prompted an association with Synergy Biologics, makers of Pro D3. Steve continues to work with them, heading up their sports division, and has a special interest in vitamin D and its benefits, especially in sport.

Since 2016, Steve has been a pharmacist panel member for the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee, and worked since January 2021 as a vaccinator in my local community Covid vaccination centre.

Steve’s presentation, Medicines Management in Sport” will discuss the management of pharmaceutical items in sports teams.

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Mr Andy Williams









8th February at 7pm – Mr Andy Williams, Knee Surgeon (
Fortius Clinic)

Mr Andy Williams is a Knee surgeon at, and founder of Fortius Clinic, London; Reader at Imperial College, London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford. 

Mr Williams completed a fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with Peters Myers / McMeniman. Andy was Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore from 1997 – 2000 and then spent 15 years as consultant at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Andy focuses exclusively on ‘sports knee’ surgery. 80% of patients are professional athletes.

He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles. His study of knee motion employing weight-bearing, ‘dynamic’ MRI was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2005-2006. The  current focus of Andy’s work is on the MCL after a period of work on the anterolateral soft tissues and surgery.

He was a lead editor of the 39th Edition of Gray’s Anatomy. He was on the executive of British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He sits on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and previously that of The Bone and Joint Journal. He was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship (2002). He was named in the UK’s Top 100 Doctors by the Times newspaper in 2011. He is the first UK member of The Herodicus Society, a U.S. sports surgery organisation.

Andy’s presentation, “ACL reconstruction in professional athletes – A surgeon’s perspective” will discuss the following:

  • Surgery is ‘always’ needed in this group
  • Timing
  • Reconstruction or repair? (Not yet for repair)
  • Graft choice
  • Femoral tunnel placement 
  • Making the operation work – addition of surgery for peripheral lesions e.g. menisci, lateral tenodesis, and MCL
  • Rehab principles: effusion is the enemy, and restoration of neuromuscular control and motion patterns, the best friend
  • Mr Williams results: recently published data for pro football and other sports.

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23rd February at 7pm – Jon Fearn, Physiotherapist

Jon qualified as a physiotherapist in 1991 from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and then worked for over 6 years in variety of medical disciplines in the NHS from neuro-disability to amputees at St Georges and Queen Mary’s hospitals. 

During this period he followed his passion to work in sport, starting to work part-time in amateur rugby and American football.

In 1997 Jon completed a Masters degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University College London together with working in private practice and working in the academy at West Ham United. The following year, he joined West Ham medical team full time working with first team and enjoyed 4 years there. 

In 2001, Jon became Head of medical services at Reading FC where over 9 years he was part of the management staff which saw Reading go from League 1 to the Premier League developing the department to meet the increasing demands placed on it at the higher level of the game.

Jon then joined Chelsea Men’s first team in 2010 where he has undertaken numerous roles, including from a performance perspective traveling with the squad to games, managing and rehabilitating injured Men’s first team players, leading and co-ordinating the Academy medical team and assisting with Women’s first team injured players rehabilitation when required. 

Jon has lectured at many international sport medicine conferences and on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. He is currently an honorary lecturer at Queen Mary’s University and a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham on the MSc programmes. He has particular interest in the management of lower limb tendinopathy, hip and groin related pain and rehabilitation of football related injuries. 

Jon loves the outdoors, keeping fit and spending time with family.

Lessons from working in elite football

With over 30 years of experience working as a physiotherapist in the NHS, in private practice and in elite level sport, Jon has noticed how the service we aim to provide patients differs enormously both in terms of the type of problems we see, facilities available and how we try to resolve them. Jon feels we can learn from the type of service we deliver to athletes in elite sport, to provide a more thorough approach to our patients in our clinical environments and endeavour to achieve a more successful outcome. 

Be more creative, bespoke and analytical in our approach and on the way, enjoy ourselves!

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Leanne Simoncelli









9th March at 7pm – Leanne Simoncelli, Physiotherapist (
Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health)

Leanne Simoncelli is currently working as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the ISEH – Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health. Leanne qualified with a MSc in Sports Medicine and Exercise Health from UCL in 2015. Her research focused on ACLR Return to Sport Testing.

Leanne qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2004. She has further training in Shockwave Therapy, Acute Sports Trauma Management, Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture, Advanced Hydrotherapy (Aquatics Therapy), Spinal Manipulation, Sports Massage, Gait analysis, Cycle Ergonomics, Taping / Strapping and most importantly Advanced Rehabilitation and return to sports planning.

Leanne has worked with a variety of sports teams and International sporting events. Some highlights include the rowing and sprint canoe events at the London 2012 Olympics at Eton Dorney, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the 2015 European Games in Baku, World University Games in Naples 2019 and Chinese Taipei 2017, Physio support to the match officials at Twickenham and Milton Keynes at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, England Academy Netball, Netball Tour to New Zealand, European Trophy Championships for Ladies Hockey, British University & College Sports, Multiple London Marathons, London Ride100, Rowing training camps in Portugal, Sark Island Adventures with NIKE athletes, Multiple UK School Games, Hampstead and Westminster Hockey and Barnes Rugby. Leanne also worked at Stratton Ski Resort in Vermont, USA for 2 seasons.


Leanne’s presentation, “Optimising and individualising ACLR Rehabilitation”, will investigate how using objective measures as well as age, gender and sport specific normative data can best guide the tailored-made progressive return to sport rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction or injury.

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Wayne Diesel

27th March at 7pm – Dr Wayne Diesel, Physiotherapist with PhD in Exercise Physiology

Dr Wayne Diesel is a University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, graduate Physiotherapist with a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town.

Over the past 30 years, he has gained extensive experience working, as both a physiotherapist and Head of Department, across 3 continents and multiple different sports. Teams including the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), Miami Dolphins (NFL), Tottenham Hotspurs and Charlton Athletic (EPL), Gloucester Rugby, Springbok Rugby, Bafana Bafana, Western Province Cricket, South African Field Hockey and South African Women’s Gymnastics. As well as the Head Physio for South African Olympics (1996), Commonwealth (1998) and All African (1995) Games. These experiences, plus a passion for continued academic involvement, taught him the value of working within a truly holistic interdisciplinary team.  At the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) the performance team comprised of Athletic Trainers, Physiotherapists, Sports Scientists, Strength & Conditioning coaches, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Pilates-trained S&C coaches and Massage Therapists. Over the three seasons with the Spurs, his role as Director of Player Care was to coordinate performance initiatives provided by the different specialists and collaborate with the Medical Department. 

Since semi-retirement in June 2021, he has maintained his physiotherapy registration, in the UK and USA, regularly reviews scientific articles prior to publication, awarded a Fellowship to the Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Programme, and accepted an offer to be a scientific advisory board member for Euleria, a company specialising in tele-rehab using gaming-technology. Wayne is currently working as Performance Consultant for Red Bull where he is helping to look after extreme sports athletes including downhill mountain bikers. Wayne’s personal objectives are now to give back to the physiotherapy profession by encouraging and mentoring young aspiring physiotherapists. In addition, working together with a team’s medical department to provide additional therapy to individual players, on a consultancy basis, is his goal.

Wayne’s talk, “My Long Walk to Retirement”, will focus on key aspects and lessons learned from working in different sports and countries.

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John Dickinson









20th April at 7pm – John Dickinson, Professor in Sport & Exercise Sciences (
University of Kent)

John is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kent. He has 20 years’ experience supporting the care athletes receive to optimise respiratory health. 

John established the University of Kent Exercise Respiratory Clinic in 2013, which has supported Olympic and professional athletes as well as recreational athletes overcome respiratory issues such as asthma, exercise induced bronchoconstriction and breathing pattern disorders.

He also runs a clinic at the Centre for Health and Human Performance in Harley Street, London.

Professor Dickinson’s presentation, “Optimising care for asthma, exercise induced bronchoconstriction and disordered breathing patterns in athletes” will explore optimal care from practitioners for asthma and exercise induced respiratory problems.

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Lyn Griffiths

May event postponed – future date TBC – Dr Lyn Griffiths, Medico-Legal Expert

Dr Griffiths graduated in Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital in 1976 and subsequently was a GP in Rugby for 17 years. After 3 years as Director of Primary Care in Warwickshire, Lyn joined the Medical Protection Society where he remained as a Senior Medico legal adviser until retirement in 2017. During this period he graduated in 2004 with a Masters in Healthcare Law from Nottingham where his dissertation focused on the legal implications of “Doping and Injury in Sport.

Dr Griffiths currently sits as a member of the Independent Judicial Panel that deals with appeals and disciplinary and licensing issues for horse racing in the UK.

In 1985, Lyn and other clinicians interested in Sports Medicine started a community sports medicine clinic based at Coventry City FC which continued for several years.

Lyn worked as a Senior Medical Officer at Racecourses for 27 years and also acted as a Medical Officer in Rugby Union and a number of other sports.

The presentation from Dr Griffiths, Potential Ethical and Legal Issues for Clinicians in Elite Sport” will start by looking at the areas of conflict that clinicians in all sports can face but focusing on the elite.

Lyn will examine the expectations of the participant, the employer, the coach, and other participants and the options available when these collide. Dr Griffiths will also look at what regulators and the courts expect of any medical professional in sport.

Lyn will present a number of real (anonymised) case scenarios and open these cases for discussion and take any questions.

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12th June at 6.30pm – Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud, Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctor

Marwan is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor specialising in tendon problems, musculoskeletal ultrasound and interventional therapy.

He qualified from the University of Manchester Medical School and went on to do GP training, followed by more specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He has worked in elite sports since 2007 in the Rugby League Super League, Premiership Rugby Union, Premiership Football,  UK Athletics, England Rugby League and England Football.

Although he has worked across a vast range of sports, he has extensively worked in rugby as Head of Medical Services for Leeds Rhinos, Lead Doctor for Sale Sharks and Lead Doctor for England Rugby League Men’s. He is a reviewer for the British Medical Journal for Sport and Exercise Medicine and is the National Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor for Connect Health, the UK’s largest independent musculoskeletal healthcare provider. He works across Yorkshire and the North West of England in NHS musculoskeletal services.

Marwan will discuss Concussion in Rugby, drawing on experience in both rugby union and rugby league. His presentation will consider the management and prevention of concussions in sports, longer-term consequences and what the future of concussions may look like.

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Grant Downie Circle

4th July at 7pm – Grant Downie OBE, Chartered Physiotherapist

Grant Downie OBE is a Chartered Physiotherapist by profession with 36 years’ experience in professional football & elite sport, including work at three professional football clubs & within a National Governing Body.

He now works as a Consultant in Medical & Performance Solutions in High Performance Sport with clients including Arsenal FC, The Premier League, The SFA, Aberdeen FC & Ross County FC. Grant is a mentor to 14 leading performance leads & practitioners in high-performance sport.

Grant is keen to help others to thrive in professional sports medical teams and says, “I would like to help inspire younger practitioners to acquire the skills to develop people who can perform under pressure & thrive, who understand their mind, body & soul & yet remain a decently balanced human being.”

Grant’s presentation, “Maximising your Impact in the VUCA World of Professional Football” will share insights from learning over 35 years in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) professional football sector. Grant will discuss techniques for having tough conversations, lessons learned and the importance of leadership, communication, teamwork and decision-making.

Grant has kindly shared the slides for his presentation for practitioners to read and consider ahead of the event.  Download presentation here

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31st July at 7pm – Steve Phillips, Head of Performance at Crewe Alexandra FC

Steve Phillips began his career working in the NHS as rotational physio at Salford Royal Hospital. He then moved into professional football as Salford City’s Head Physiotherapist. There he won back-to-back promotions, most recently in a play-off final at Wembley.

Steve then moved to Crewe Alexandra FC, where he has spent four seasons, also achieving a promotion to league 1 during this period. He is currently their Head of Performance, overseeing the Sports Science and Medical departments. Steve is coming to the end of his MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.

Steve has a special interest in sports injuries and has set up his own clinic in Manchester alongside his work at Crewe.

The presentation, “Calf Muscle Strain Injuries: Assessment, Management and Prevention” will discuss the differences between Gastroc and Soleus injuries and how to manage them in a sporting setting.

Steve said, “I am delighted to be invited to speak at an injury rehab network event, having attended most of the events for the past few years. It is an honour to join the esteemed list of speakers and be able to add to the quality CPD already delivered.”

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19th September (6pm – 8.30pm at UA92 Manchester) – Ibrahim Kerem, (Manchester United Women)

Ibrahim Kerem is an Australian trained Sports Physiotherapist with a strong background of work in Professional Football. He has also worked as an educator at the University of Technology Sydney as a demonstrator of Human Anatomy and a lecturer of Advanced Sports Injury Management.

He spent several seasons working in the Australian A-League as Head Physiotherapist at Sydney FC, before moving to the UK to work with Blackburn Rovers FC to take up the role of Rehabilitation Physiotherapist and Clinical Specialist.

Ibrahim is the Head of Physiotherapy for Manchester United Football Club’s Women’s First team, and utilises a background in Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning and Football Coaching to aid in creating athlete-centred processes and high performance systems of working.

He has a special interest in performance rehabilitation and ACL injuries in professional football, and recently presented on this topic at the Isokinetic Football Medicine conference in Lyon. 

Ibrahim’s presentation, “The 4 key ‘FLOW’ factors to consider during non-surgical ACL rehabilitation in professional football” will discuss the factors affecting rehabilitation from ACL injuries in professional football.

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Nick Grantham

19th September (6pm – 8.30pm at UA92 Manchester) – Nick Grantham, (ZERO226 Performance)

Nick’s practical, down-to-earth approach to enhanced athletic performance sees him in demand with Olympians, professional athletes, and sports teams the world over. Currently Lead First Team Strength and Conditioning coach in the Premier League, Nick has spent more than two decades working with the world’s most talented athletes, from premiership footballers to the Royal Ballet, Cirque du Soleil, and professional golfers.

Nick was the one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport. One of his key differentiators is his wealth of experience collaborating with allied health professionals and merging injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning to get top athletes back to full strength and pre-injury, performance levels.

“Robust, Resilient and Ready – Physical Preparation in High Performance Football”

In this presentation, Nick will share insights from his practical approach to creating strong and healthy players capable of withstanding and recovering from the demands of training and competition, ensuring they are fully prepared to perform at the weekend.

Nick will discuss the application of objective measures to inform and influence his programming decisions and how he applies the concept of collective individualisation to provide tailored programmes across the first team squad.

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Rowena Johnson

5th October at 7pm – Prof Rowena Johnson, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist (Fortius Clinic)

Professor Rowena Johnson is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist with expertise in diagnostic imaging and image-guided treatments of elite athletes, including diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided interventions. She works with numerous international athletes and clubs including within the Premier League, Championship football, Lawn Tennis Association, British Olympic team, British Athletics, British Triathlon, international rugby and cricket, and the Royal Ballet. She works at the Fortius Clinic, London which is a FIFA accredited medical centre of excellence. She is a full professor of Sports Medicine Imaging at the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University which is the largest provider of sport in UK higher education. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Dartmouth, USA. 

She is the Chair and Clinical Lead of the Royal College of Radiologists Education, overseeing the clinical radiology annual congress, national and international meetings and the online education platform. She has also been appointed to the Royal College of Radiologists Faculty Board, Scientific Council of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and Vice-Chair of their UK/Ireland panel. She has led iRefer, the Royal College of Radiologists’ flagship publication. This is an internationally recognised framework for patients to have the optimum investigation and intervention for all radiological specialties including musculoskeletal, and ensure high standards of care.

“Imaging of groin and hip pain in athletes”

Rowena’s presentation will look at the optimum radiological modalities for imaging groin and hip pain in athletes. It will explain the anatomy and imaging of the inguinal canal, and the use of selective nerve blocks to diagnose the cause of pain. It will also discuss the anatomy and classification of Pyramidalis- Anterior Pubic Ligament- Adductor Longus Complex (PLAC) injuries, alongside correlation with the imaging and surgical findings. Furthermore, it will discuss radiological findings in hip pain in athletes, including advanced imaging techniques as well as common incidental findings related to sports. 

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19th October at 7pm – Jonathan Bell FRCS (ORTH), Orthopaedic Consultant, Wimbledon Clinics

Jonathan is an orthopaedic consultant exclusively treating patients with knee problems. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of knee surgery, including arthroplasty in the sportsman. Indeed, the vast majority of his surgery relates to a sports injury or a desire to return to sports or just remain active. Sports men and women, particularly skiers, travel from all over Europe to seek his opinion.

Jonathan set up Wimbledon Clinics over 20 years ago. He is passionate about multidisciplinary work and, as such, has built up a unique team of specialists. Despite being a busy surgeon, Jonathan believes in offering expert nonsurgical care within the clinic, and this encompasses all aspects of care, including sports medicine. He is an ideas person who is constantly looking for novel ways of working and collaborating with local practitioners, particularly through education. He has, for the last three years, run online MDT/ educational meetings. Jonathan treats from the once-a-week five-side footballer through to elite athletes but his underpinning rationale is to keep the active active.

In addition, Jonathan advises a number of companies, including the insurance industry, pharma, Biotech and imaging.

Jonathan is married to Claire Robertson (a consultant physiotherapist specialising in patella femoral and fat pad). They have two children, a dog and two alpacas. When not working, Jonathan likes being outdoors, hiking, fishing and skiing.

The presentation, “Meniscus Tears and other complex injuries of the Knee” will discuss the treatment and rehabilitation of sports knee injuries.

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David Lloyd

8th November at 7pm – Professor David Lloyd (MBBS, FRCS, PhD)

Professor David Lloyd is Professor of Hepatobiliary, Laparoscopic and Groin Surgery at the University of Leicester, UK. He trained as a liver transplant surgeon in London, Chicago and Hamburg and has pioneered many laparoscopic procedures and developed a microwave machine to treat liver cancer which is now being used all around the world.

He has a special interest in groin surgery and groin anatomy and has described a new third-type of inguinal hernia which challenges the current definition of only having two.

He has also developed a new procedure for the treatment of groin pain known as the Lloyd Release Procedure which releases the tension in the inguinal ligament and strengthens the groin. This procedure has proven successful for elite athletes and is beneficial for the treatment of some patients with chronic groin pain particularly those who have undergone previous open mesh repair of an inguinal hernia. He has an international practice attracting elite athletes from around the world.

Surgery for Groin Pain – The Lloyd Release Procedure

Approximately 5% of athletes will suffer from groin strain during their sporting career. Most of whom will recover with conservative treatment and physiotherapy. However, some will require specialist surgery particularly those with high impact sports such as football and rugby. Most clinicians agree that there is a weakness in the groin which needs to be strengthened either by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

Professor Lloyd believes that many athletes develop a strain or a repetitive injury to the inguinal ligament at the attachment to the pubic tubercle which causes increased tension and pain. If the ligament and tension are released and the groin reinforced with a soft mesh, then most athletes can return to their sport within weeks.

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Geraint Griffiths

6th December at 7pm – Geraint Griffiths, Optometrist (Sport Vision UK and Optical3 Opticians)

Geraint Griffiths: BSc Mech Eng., MSc Optometry and vision sciences, Dip Schoolvision, Dip Sportvision, MASvP MCOptom.

Geraint is the proprietor of Optical3 Opticians and Managing director of SVUK Ltd. He is author of the Diplomas in Sport and Schoolvision Practice and Chair of the Association of Sport and Schoolvision Practitioners (ASvP)

He is also a former College of Optometrists examiner and Councilor for the East Midlands region (2008 – 2020) and Sports Vision expert to the British Standards Institute, BSI committee PH2, Safety eyewear, with a special interest in leisure wear and sunglasses.

His current research is around the prevention of ocular, systemic and psychological morbidity through an understanding of the relationship between binocular vision and occupational visual needs, including reading difficulties and sport.

His interest in biomechanics (binocular vision) was inspired by his first degree in Mechanical Engineering, dyslexia and his Optometrist father. In athletics, Geraint represented Great Britain internationally and held the Welsh High Jump record for three years. He held the British Masters’ record for 11 years.

“The prevention of and rehabilitation from visually related sporting morbidity”

Geraint will discuss how sporting performance is directly related to vision and how optimising vision or correcting existing visual problems is the most important preparation for competitive sport.

In his presentation, Geraint will consider eye protection, contact lenses, the role of eye dominance and the predisposition to:

  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyslexia
  • Different sports

Geraint will examine a theory of sporting visual psychology, the effect of visual and general fatigue, prevention of acquired disease and understanding sporting excess including:

  • Arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Drug abuse

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