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Michael Blackie BDS the Park Practice – Injury Rehab Network Event

Oral Health Impact on Performance in Elite Sport

Read the post event blog and watch the recording here

Michael started The Park Practice in late 1999. Having always had strong sporting interests, which were based around rugby, Michael realised the impact dental health can have on sporting performance. Over the last 10 years, Michael has developed a strong interest in the impact oral health can have on elite sporting performance.

Michael was involved at London 2012 Olympics, working “pitchside” at the contact sports. Mainly taekwondo, boxing, judo, and fencing, Michael also worked at the rugby sevens at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Park Practice is the official dentist for Team Scotland and provided an oral health toolkit for all athletes before the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Since 2018 the Park Practice has had a contract with Glasgow Warriors professional rugby team, providing an emergency service whenever required and part of the pitchside medical team for every home match. As well as providing bespoke mouthguards for the squad.

Glasgow Rocks, who are Scotland’s representatives in the BBL professional basketball league, also work with The Park Practice, with their players being the first team to wear mouthguards when playing.

Sport Scotland refer athletes needing emergency treatment to The Park Practice and Michael has helped athletes from a whole range of sports, from curling to badminton and recently Olympic swimmers.

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This free online event for anyone studying or working in the field of sports rehabilitation is taking place on Thursday 3rd March 2022 at 7 pm. Sterosport are delighted to deliver this and all Injury Rehab Network events in collaboration with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT)

Oral Health and Elite Sport

Michael’s presentation, “Oral Health Impact on Performance in Elite Sport” will discuss how the oral health of elite athletes can be a cause for concern and the impact it can have on sporting performance.

The presentation will look at:

  • Causes of poor oral health and why it is more prevalent in elite athletes.
  • “Dental Facts” areas of oral health that athletes should be aware of.
  • Real-life examples of how oral health issues impact training and performance across a range of sports.
  • Prevention is the name of the game. How can we educate athletes that simple prevention factors will preclude oral health issues from impacting their success?

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Book Your Free Place – Click here to register

  • Date – Thursday 3rd March 2022
  • Time – 7pm
  • Location – Online (Zoom)
  • Sign up – Register for free

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