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Mike Healy, Managing Director Sports ER International – Injury Rehab Network Event

Location Steroplast Healthcare

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Mike Healy is the founder and Managing Director of Sports ER International Limited, a UK-registered company that provides sport-specific, ‘fit for purpose’ education and training in pre-hospital emergency care, and consultancy on risk assessment and medical emergency action planning related to the sports environment. Sports ER have delivered courses and workshops in Barbados, Egypt, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.

He has 25 years of clinical experience working in a pitchside and courtside setting in professional football, rugby union and basketball. For 15 years he worked at the English Football Association and from 2009-2016 was Head of Medical Education and responsible for the strategy, development, and delivery of a suite of medical emergency management courses from elite professional to grassroots level. In 2012 he was a Doping Control Station Manager at the London Olympics. Currently, he is an FA Supervising Officer facilitating the anti-doping programme in the English Premier League and Football Leagues.

He is a skilled specialist instructor who has personally directed and delivered over 150 high-level courses to more than 2500 medical practitioners; the majority of whom work in elite sport. Mike is also a lecturer and at the University of Birmingham (MSc SEM programme) and at the University of Central Lancashire (BSc Sports Therapy programme).

This in-person event, taking place at Steroplast Healthcare in Manchester, is being delivered in partnership with the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).

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Mike’s session will address the essential topics of clinical governance in sport, the initial assessment of the unconscious athlete and the on-field musculoskeletal injury assessment and clinical decision-making process.

  • Clinical governance issues are now huge – 3 doctors were previously found guilty of manslaughter and given suspended prison sentences for not following CPR protocols and using defibrillators. Recent claims from rugby league players that they were not assessed by medical staff (who down the line may be found culpable) are just two examples.
  • The initial assessment process of the unconscious athlete underpins EVERYTHING!
  • On-field MSK injury assessment and clinical decision-making should be ‘bread and butter’ to sports therapists. Something therapists will be doing every day when pitchside. Unfortunately, not always performed that well.

These are essential topics for both novice and experienced pitchside practitioners.

This free in-person event for anyone studying or working in the field of sports therapy is taking place on Monday 24th January 2022 from 10 am – 1 pm. Sterosport are delighted to deliver this event in collaboration with the Sports Therapy Organisation.

Read the post event blog here

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