The 2017 Conference will focus on the things that can make a significant difference, the ‘What if?’ Are you aware of the problems scar tissue can cause, the adhesions and dams affecting fascial continuity and function? How common running injuries can result from changed and changing body structure and function? How the (para)sympathetic nervous systems can impact on performance? How a focus on media marketing can significantly build your practice?

 Answers to these questions and more will be raised by a great series of presentation and workshops. 

Dan Buchanan, Tor Davies, Emma Holly and Owen Lewis are at the top of their respective games and will be posing the ‘What if?’ from which you and your practice should seriously benefit. 

All of this plus presentations from those who really understand the benefits of soft tissue therapy, Kelly Sotherton, elite athlete, trainer, SMA Ambassador plus Shane Kelly, Head of Physical Therapy at British Athletics and a huge promoter of soft tissue therapy within athletics and a wider sporting community. Do not miss this the 2017 SMA Conference—and of course the AGM and BBQ that follow!



08:30
Registration opens

09:00
PAUL MEDLICOTT
SMA CHAIR
Welcome address

09:30
EMMA HOLLY
Investigation scars, adhesions and consequent dysfunction: Learn how scar tissue affects your clients' mobility and function.

10:15
Morning Break

10:30
SHANE KELLY
British Athletics Track & Field Therapists Program: Shane will be giving an insight into opportunities for members within the British Athletics Track & Field Therapists Program


10:50
KELLY SOTHERTON
Keynote address: Hear Kelly Sotherton (Olympic athlete) talk about her experience of sports massage therapy

12:00
TOR DAVIES
Developing your practice: Practical advice and demonstration of a proven marketing formula to guarantee attendees acquire an evergreen supply of new clients

13:00
Lunch

14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00
WORKSHOPS
A series of three one-hour group workshops for all.

SESSION 1: EMMA HOLLY
In this hands-on workshop Emma will be sharing some scar tissue techniques and looking at dysfunction.

SESSION 2: DAN BUCHANAN
A very experienced practitioner in professional sport will be giving you strategies to help competing athletes overcome stressful situations.

SESSION 3: OWEN LEWIS
Improve your knowledge of anatomy trains in a practical session with Owen Lewis to help your clients minimise injuries and improve their running

17:00
Conference close

17:15
SMA Annual General Meeting
Restricted to SMA members, please register to attend

18:00
DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00
BARBECUE



18:00
DRINKS RECEPTION

At the De Vere Beaumont Estate,
all attendees are welcome!


19:00–21:00
BARBECUE
Ticketed event £30.00 pp


ACCOMMODATION

DE VERE BEAUMONT ESTATE

For those wishing to stay on site, we have negotiated a preferential rate for conference attendees which is reserved until August 4. After this date similar rates apply but room availability cannot be guaranteed. Rates start at £107.00 for a single room, £119.00 for a double.




Book Conference

  • 16 Sep 2017 08:30
    De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Book BBQ Tickets

  • 16 Sep 2017 19:00
    De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Book AGM Ticket (Free)

  • 16 Sep 2017 08:30
    De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ
  • 16 Sep 2017 17:15
    De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Book Accommodation

  • 15 Sep 2017
    De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ




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