Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Student Conference

Sports Therapy & Rehab Student Conference - Call for submission of abstracts

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: 6 April 2018

Oral presentation guidelines

Poster presentation guidelines

Abstract guidelines


Abstract submissions to Lance Doggart -


Delegate registration

Registration closes 4th May

Delegate day tickets include conference entry, goodie bag, access to the exhibitor area, lunch and refreshments. Full delegate tickets include all this plus an invite to a formal meal at the evening awards presentation.

Link to conference flyer

Sports Therapy & Rehab Student Conference - Exhibitors

Announcing Keynote Speaker

Prof Kathy Myburgh, is a distinguished Professor of Physiological Sciences University of Stellenbosch South Africa

  • Retired champion gymnast
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Internationally renowned and respected researcher

Combines expertise both in basic sciences and applied science including mechanisms of injury and recovery.

Workshop 1 - Sports Science Lab

Using kinetics and kinematics to analyse golf performance
Sarah Martin and Vicki Evans

The golf swing requires complex movement patterns and a synergy of the entire kinetic chain. This workshop utilises a state of the art Trackman and golf simulator system, 3D cameras and force platforms to analyse a golf swing of a novice and professional golfer. Supported by professional lady golfer, Sammie Giles.

Workshop 2 - Sports Therapy Room

The benefits of massage during pregnancy
Nikita Baker

Pregnancy massage has many effects on the body physically and emotionally. This workshop expands your knowledge on the benefits and effects of massage during pregnancy. Whilst demonstrating the techniques and positioning throughout the massage.


Workshop 3 - Room E206

Social support and the injured athlete.

Alister McCormick

High-quality social support is essential for injured athletes, with the potential to benefit their wellbeing, adherence, and return to play. But how do you ensure that injured athletes receive good social support, and what is the role of the sports therapist or rehabilitation professional? These questions will be addressed during the workshop.  

After dinner speaker

Samantha Giles is this year's after dinner speaker.

Samantha Giles is a Cornish professional golfer who has represented England.

She is the first female amateur golfer to hold all three major English women's amateur titles, English Women's Mid-Amateur, English Women's Open Stroke Play and the English Women's Amateur Championship

About Plymouth

Plymouth Marjon University is located in Derriford, on the northern edge of Plymouth. Our city is packed with character and charm and delegates may enjoy waterside dining at the Barbican or the Royal William Yard. Or if you love the great outdoors then it is a short trip to the beach or to Dartmoor National Park. With transport links by road and rail, Plymouth Marjon University is easily accessible.