Join Master of Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy students, educators, and keynote speaker Associate Professor Karin Gråvare Silbernagel (University of Delaware) for the 2021 Master of Physiotherapy: Sports Physiotherapy Conference 2021 at 8am Saturday 6 November 2021 (AEST).

With current students discussing their research topics, and Associate Professor Karin Gråvare Silbernagel's presentation Tendinopathy: if one size fits all is out, then what?, this year's conference will be relevant for the entire sports physiotherapy community.

Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Karin Gråvare Silbernagel

Title: Tendinopathy: if one size fits all is out, then what?

Karin Grävare Silbernagel Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA.

At University of Delaware, Karin runs the Delaware Tendon Research Group. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 30 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine and her expertise is in the clinical aspects of tendon injury. Her work has been directly integrated in to the clinical guidelines for treatment of patients with tendon injuries. Karin has presented her research at numerous conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals (100+ published articles to date). She has also been invited to speak about her research at conferences nationally and internationally.

As the principal investigator of Tendon Research Group at the University of Delaware, Karin is working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. The Delaware Tendon Research Group is an interdisciplinary team focused on improving treatment outcomes for tendon injuries. Karin's research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful tendinopathy and complete tendon ruptures.  Karin's research is funded by the NIH, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council.


Time Zoom Room 1 Zoom Room 2
8am Speaker: Bill Vicenzino:
Introduction and welcome to conference

Keynote presentation

Speaker:  Associate Professor Karin Gråvare Silbernagel, University of Delaware

Title: Tendinopathy: if one size fits all is out, then what?


Speaker: Lindsay Muir

Title: Reducing injury risk and enhancing performance in female athletes: Does the menstrual cycle matter?

Speaker: Alexander Barnett

Title: Warming up and injury prevention: what is the evidence?


Speaker: Daniel Evans

Title: Athlete mental health:  Implications for injury risk and rehabilitation

Speaker: Hannah Gordon

Title: Injuries in skiers: Can they be prevented and how?


Speaker: Juliette Harrisson

Title: Placebo effects in sports physiotherapy practice

Speaker:  David Ternes

Title: Managing work load in adolescents: what is the state of play?


Speaker: Stent Card

Title: Blood flow restriction training: update for rehabilitation of sports injuries

Speaker: Krystal Weir

Title: Osgood-Schlatter Disease: an evidence informed approach


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