Feature Theory Presentation


Stuart Hinds

Assessment and Treatment of Frozen Shoulder
The frozen shoulder condition is one of the most debilitating conditions any hands-on practitioner can come across. Did you know not all frozen shoulder conditions are the same? Stuart Hinds will present on the different phases, classifications and all the underpinning knowledge to know when treating. Stuart will walk you through the practical step-by-step treatment procedure to consistently and effectively treat this confusing and frustrating condition.

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your professional practice. You'll learn game-changing techniques for unlocking common holding patterns that develop. As part of the presentation, Stuart will also walk you through the assessment and treatment of the peripheral nerve, a secondary condition that also develops in phase one and two of the frozen shoulder.


  Plenary Sessions


Stuart Hinds

High Performance Therapy: Ticking the boxes in a high-performance environment
This plenary will deliver insight into working at the elite end of sports as a soft tissue therapist and will introduce concepts which you can implement when working with the active client in your treatment clinics. Stuart Hinds will reveal how high-performance therapy differs from your mainstream sports and how specific soft tissue therapy can be directed to better assist athletes to perform at a sustained high level and create environments to prevent athletes from falling into injury zones. Stuart draws on his experience but also shares concepts from other colleagues who are working in the Elite High-Performance programs and organisations.


Jon Adams

Engaging Inspiration and Inspiring Engagement in Health Research
This thought-provoking session will delve into the intersection of health research, inspiration and community engagement. Professor Adams, a renowned expert in the field, will share insights and perspectives aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of the critical role research plays in promoting health and wellbeing. Join us for a stimulating exploration of the latest advancements and the potential for inspiring positive change in the realm of health through informed research practices.


  Breakout Sessions


Jacqui Beutel

Discover the Power of Manual Lymphatic Drainage!
In this workshop, we'll begin your journey of discovery on the power of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). Essential topics such as basic anatomy and physiology will be covered. You'll gain a deep understanding of when and why MLD is applied, and we'll guide you through precautions and contraindications to ensure safe and effective practice.

What sets our approach apart is the emphasis on holistic care. You'll learn how to gather a detailed health history and its basis for a holistic assessment, enabling you to tailor your MLD techniques to the unique needs of each individual. The heart of the workshop lies in the hands-on techniques that form the core of MLD therapy. You'll have the opportunity to practice these techniques, building your confidence and competence in this specialised field. Join us on this educational journey of this gentle approach to moving fluid and improving your clients' health and wellbeing.


Catherine McInerney

Nurturing Wellness: The uniqueness of pregnancy massage in specialised care
Embark on a journey through maternal wellbeing. Delve into the intricate tapestry of pregnancy, understanding the myriad transformations it brings. Uncover the latest research and evidence shedding light on evolving pain patterns and gait dynamics during pregnancy. Journey through the emotional and psychological shifts that shape this transformative phase. Discover how to synthesise these insights into a bespoke treatment strategy, crafting an unparalleled pregnancy massage experience tailored to each individual. Master the art of setting yourself apart through specialised care for your pregnant clients.


Stephen Walters

A Mindfulness Approach to Posture: The UPON Method
The postural imbalances of sedentary people have implications related to individual pain, injury, mood, and dysfunction. For therapists and fitness trainers, the problem of posture is central to the rehabilitation process. Herein lies a subsequent problem: how to correct the posture? To achieve a practical and intuitive approach to postural rehabilitation, the Upright, Proud, Open, Neutral (UPON) Method has been developed. It can be considered a type of postural yoga, meaning the method attempts to create a mindful connection with the body – a sense of feeling how the body is and how it could be. This is a very practical approach and can be easily integrated into any clinical practice without needing to change how a practitioner treats patients or needing to acquire, use or maintain any special equipment.


  Pre-Conference Workshops


Bradley Neate

Dynamic Myofascial Release: Exploring the lumbopelvic region
During this comprehensive one-day workshop, participants will delve into the intricate details of the myofascial, ligamentous, and visceral structures within the lumbopelvic region. Participants will gain proficiency in specialised testing, assessment techniques, as well as an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of this crucial area. Moreover, an introduction to the transformative Breath of Life technique, along with honing general listening skills, mastering ligamentous bowing, and refining sacral balancing techniques will be core components of this program.

Crafted through the lens of somatic expertise, this course will seamlessly integrate a spectrum of awareness exercises, movement practices, and techniques for adjusting the nervous system. By the end of this training, participants will possess an enriched grasp of the dynamic interplay within the lumbopelvic region, facilitating an adept approach to myofascial release.


Paula Nutting

Using MET can Break Chronic Postural Patterns and Change Pain Felt in the Neck, Back, Hips and Limbs
If a client has joint stiffness or poor range of movement, we can draw on Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for either the myofascia or the joints to reverse these pathologies. During this pre-conference workshop, we will become confident to assess, treat and reassess restrictions in movement throughout the full body with expectations to alleviate the client’s pain, discomfort and movement patterns. Being confident with this technique will give you outcomes that showcases your work! A day of practical work that you can apply in your clinic immediately.