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Prevention – Mission Possible 2018 is an evidence based sports physiotherapy congress. This fourth international sports physiotherapy congress in Finland is organized by the Finnish Sports Physiotherapists Association, FSPA, will be held in the capital of Finland Helsinki the 8th – 9th June 2018.

Today in sports physiotherapy, the importance of sports injury prevention programs and preventive strategies are recognized as determinant and therapeutic strategies. Therefore, it is obvious that injury prevention and illness in sport is the focus of sports medicine and –rehabilitation, thus the theme of our congress is prevention.

Without no doubt this congress will represent an ideal platform for a thorough and constructive exchange of views and practices in the growing awareness among sports physiotherapists, not only nationally in Finland but also internationally at sports injury preventive programs and rehabilitation.

Program

  • Friday, 8th June 2018
    09:00 - 09:45
    Opening Ceremonies, Peter Halén FSPA, Mr Hannu Tolonen Ministry of education, culture and sports.
    09:45 - 10:30
    Keynote lecture: What Measures Can I Use to Guide My Decision-making?
    10:30 - 11:00
    Refreshment break
    11:00 - 11:45
    Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain: The (very) strong case for non-surgical management
    Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder pain: The (very) strong case for non-surgical management. Abstract Rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) is an over-arching term that encompasses a spectrum of shoulder conditions that include; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and symptomatic partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. For those diagnosed with RCRSP one aim of treatment is to achieve symptom free shoulder movement and function. Findings from high quality peer-reviewed research investigations suggest that a graduated and well-constructed exercise approach confers at least equivalent benefit as that derived from surgery for; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, partial thickness rotator cuff (RC) tears and atraumatic full thickness rotator cuff tears. These findings are important for people experiencing rotator cuff related shoulder pain, clinicians, and health funding bodies, as considerable healthcare savings could be achieved if surgery was only considered for those not obtaining satisfactory benefit from non-surgical intervention. However, many people diagnosed with RCRSP may feel that surgery is the only option if clinicians use harmful words in their explanations to patients, such as: ‘your acromion must be removed as it is impinging on your tendon’, ‘your symptoms are coming from your tear’, ‘if we don’t repair your tear it will become irreparable’, etc. These explanations are clearly inappropriate as research has suggested that reduction in pain and improvement in function for those diagnosed with impingement, and partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears does not depend upon the ‘success’ of the surgical intervention. It is possible that perceived benefit may be due to a placebo effect and possibly the enforced relative rest and graduated rehabilitation imposed by the surgical intervention. In addition there appears to be a stronger relationship between psychosocial factors and outcome than many physical factors for both surgical and non-surgical interventions. Considerable deficits in our understanding of RCRSP persist. These include; (i) cause and source of symptoms, (ii) establishing a definitive diagnosis, (iii) establishing the epidemiology of symptomatic RCRSP, (iv) knowing which tissues or systems to target intervention, and (v) which interventions are most effective. This lecture will address a number of these areas of uncertainty and will focus on uncertainties related to assessment, posture, imaging, injections, and surgery. It will include a discussion of the importance of psychosocial factors and outcomes, how the shoulder functions, as well as outcomes reported in research that has compared surgical to non-surgical interventions, for the range of RCRSP conditions including; subacromial impingement, partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. References:  Lewis J. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain: Assessment, management and uncertainties. Manual Therapy. 2016;23:57-68.  Lewis J, Green A, Wright C (2005) Subacromial impingement syndrome: The role of posture and muscle imbalance. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 14(4): 385-392.  Ratcliffe E, Pickering S, McLean S, Lewis J (2014) Is there a relationship between subacromial impingement syndrome and scapular orientation? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(16):1251-56.  Lewis JS. Bloodletting for pneumonia, prolonged bed rest for low back pain, is subacromial decompression another clinical illusion? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;49(5):280-1.  Chester R, Jerosch-Herold C, Lewis J, Shepstone L. Psychological factors are associated with the outcome of physiotherapy for people with shoulder pain: a multicentre longitudinal cohort study. Br J Sports Med. 20 Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder pain: The (very) strong case for non-surgical management. Abstract Rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) is an over-arching term that encompasses a spectrum of shoulder conditions that include; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and symptomatic partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. For those diagnosed with RCRSP one aim of treatment is to achieve symptom free shoulder movement and function. Findings from high quality peer-reviewed research investigations suggest that a graduated and well-constructed exercise approach confers at least equivalent benefit as that derived from surgery for; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, partial thickness rotator cuff (RC) tears and atraumatic full thickness rotator cuff tears. These findings are important for people experiencing rotator cuff related shoulder pain, clinicians, and health funding bodies, as considerable healthcare savings could be achieved if surgery was only considered for those not obtaining satisfactory benefit from non-surgical intervention. However, many people diagnosed with RCRSP may feel that surgery is the only option if clinicians use harmful words in their explanations to patients, such as: ‘your acromion must be removed as it is impinging on your tendon’, ‘your symptoms are coming from your tear’, ‘if we don’t repair your tear it will become irreparable’, etc. These explanations are clearly inappropriate as research has suggested that reduction in pain and improvement in function for those diagnosed with impingement, and partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears does not depend upon the ‘success’ of the surgical intervention. It is possible that perceived benefit may be due to a placebo effect and possibly the enforced relative rest and graduated rehabilitation imposed by the surgical intervention. In addition there appears to be a stronger relationship between psychosocial factors and outcome than many physical factors for both surgical and non-surgical interventions. Considerable deficits in our understanding of RCRSP persist. These include; (i) cause and source of symptoms, (ii) establishing a definitive diagnosis, (iii) establishing the epidemiology of symptomatic RCRSP, (iv) knowing which tissues or systems to target intervention, and (v) which interventions are most effective. This lecture will address a number of these areas of uncertainty and will focus on uncertainties related to assessment, posture, imaging, injections, and surgery. It will include a discussion of the importance of psychosocial factors and outcomes, how the shoulder functions, as well as outcomes reported in research that has compared surgical to non-surgical interventions, for the range of RCRSP conditions including; subacromial impingement, partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. References:  Lewis J. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain: Assessment, management and uncertainties. Manual Therapy. 2016;23:57-68.  Lewis J, Green A, Wright C (2005) Subacromial impingement syndrome: The role of posture and muscle imbalance. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 14(4): 385-392.  Ratcliffe E, Pickering S, McLean S, Lewis J (2014) Is there a relationship between subacromial impingement syndrome and scapular orientation? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(16):1251-56.  Lewis JS. Bloodletting for pneumonia, prolonged bed rest for low back pain, is subacromial decompression another clinical illusion? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;49(5):280-1.  Chester R, Jerosch-Herold C, Lewis J, Shepstone L. Psychological factors are associated with the outcome of physiotherapy for people with shoulder pain: a multicentre longitudinal cohort study. Br J Sports Med. 2016.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bUf9VcYLmI
    11:45 - 12:30
    A Whole Person Approach to Shoulder Pain – Recognizing the Role of the Thorax, Distal Influences & Optimizing Treatment
    A Whole Person Approach to Shoulder Pain – Recognizing the Role of the Thorax, Distal Influences & Optimizing Treatment
    12.30 - 13.30
    Lunch
    13:30 - 14:15
    Shoulder injury prevention and execution challenges
    Shoulder injury prevention and execution challenges
    14:15 - 14:45
    The kinetic chain in shoulder rehabilitation: opportunity knocks.
    The kinetic chain in shoulder rehabilitation: opportunity knocks
    14:45 - 15:30
    Preventing overuse shoulder injuries in elite handball
    Preventing overuse shoulder injuries in elite handball
    15:30 - 16:00
    Refreshment break
    16:00 - 17:15
    Practical demonstration. Both speakers will do his session twice.
    Practical demonstration. Both speakers will do his session twice.
    17:15 - 18:15
    Interactive scientific session; Audience can vote for the best abstract by Kahoot mobile phone app. Moderator Ben Waller PT PhD
    Interactive scientific session; Audience can vote for the best abstract by Kahoot mobile phone app. Moderator Ben Waller PT PhD
    18:15
    First raffle off Clinical Sports Medicine The 5th ed. Vesa Kuparinen FSPA
    First raffle off Clinical Sports Medicine The 5th ed.
    20.00
    Dinner; Celebrating Sports Physiotherapy
    Dinner; Celebrating Sports Physiotherapy
  • Saturday, 9th June 2018
    8:30 - 8:45
    Good morning, Mikko Virtala FSPA
    08:45 - 09:30
    Keynote lecture: Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain: The (very) strong case for non-surgical management 2.
    Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder pain: The (very) strong case for non-surgical management. Abstract Rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) is an over-arching term that encompasses a spectrum of shoulder conditions that include; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and symptomatic partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. For those diagnosed with RCRSP one aim of treatment is to achieve symptom free shoulder movement and function. Findings from high quality peer-reviewed research investigations suggest that a graduated and well-constructed exercise approach confers at least equivalent benefit as that derived from surgery for; subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, partial thickness rotator cuff (RC) tears and atraumatic full thickness rotator cuff tears. These findings are important for people experiencing rotator cuff related shoulder pain, clinicians, and health funding bodies, as considerable healthcare savings could be achieved if surgery was only considered for those not obtaining satisfactory benefit from non-surgical intervention. However, many people diagnosed with RCRSP may feel that surgery is the only option if clinicians use harmful words in their explanations to patients, such as: ‘your acromion must be removed as it is impinging on your tendon’, ‘your symptoms are coming from your tear’, ‘if we don’t repair your tear it will become irreparable’, etc. These explanations are clearly inappropriate as research has suggested that reduction in pain and improvement in function for those diagnosed with impingement, and partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears does not depend upon the ‘success’ of the surgical intervention. It is possible that perceived benefit may be due to a placebo effect and possibly the enforced relative rest and graduated rehabilitation imposed by the surgical intervention. In addition there appears to be a stronger relationship between psychosocial factors and outcome than many physical factors for both surgical and non-surgical interventions. Considerable deficits in our understanding of RCRSP persist. These include; (i) cause and source of symptoms, (ii) establishing a definitive diagnosis, (iii) establishing the epidemiology of symptomatic RCRSP, (iv) knowing which tissues or systems to target intervention, and (v) which interventions are most effective. This lecture will address a number of these areas of uncertainty and will focus on uncertainties related to assessment, posture, imaging, injections, and surgery. It will include a discussion of the importance of psychosocial factors and outcomes, how the shoulder functions, as well as outcomes reported in research that has compared surgical to non-surgical interventions, for the range of RCRSP conditions including; subacromial impingement, partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears. References:  Lewis J. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain: Assessment, management and uncertainties. Manual Therapy. 2016;23:57-68.  Lewis J, Green A, Wright C (2005) Subacromial impingement syndrome: The role of posture and muscle imbalance. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 14(4): 385-392.  Ratcliffe E, Pickering S, McLean S, Lewis J (2014) Is there a relationship between subacromial impingement syndrome and scapular orientation? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(16):1251-56.  Lewis JS. Bloodletting for pneumonia, prolonged bed rest for low back pain, is subacromial decompression another clinical illusion? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;49(5):280-1.  Chester R, Jerosch-Herold C, Lewis J, Shepstone L. Psychological factors are associated with the outcome of physiotherapy for people with shoulder pain: a multicentre longitudinal cohort study. Br J Sports Med. 2016.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bUf9VcYLmI
    09:30 - 10:00
    Refreshment break
    10:00 - 10:30
    Shoulder dislocation in contact athletes
    Shoulder dislocation in contact athletes.
    10:30 - 11.00
    Anterior shoulder pain - operative or non-operative treatment
    Anterior shoulder pain - operative or non-operative treatment
    11.00 - 11.30
    Overhead athletes and rotator cuff tendinopathy. Clinical observations and critical analysis of clinical assessment.
    During this presentation I first describe rotator cuff tendinopathy in general including possible risk factors leading to tendinopathic changes. I will then explain the difference in clinical presentations of RC tendinopathy in the general population versus the overhead athlete and I will show what the differences are when it comes to morphologic changes and changes found on clinical imaging comparing the two groups. I will point out that scientific literature not always matches the patients’ needs. Studies done on treatment of RC tendinopathy are often exerted on a general population whereas studies on the overhead shoulder are often writing about the findings I baseball pitchers, not always matching all overhead sports shoulder problems. I will try to explain the differences found in literature concerning ROM measurements and strength tests and will then compare this to my clinical observations.
    11:30 - 12:30
    Lunch
    12:30 - 13.15
    Dynamic Tape for a shoulder injury – Optimizing the performance?
    Dynamic Tape for a shoulder injury – Optimizing the performance?
    13:15 - 14:15
    Shoulder injury / athletes training
    Shoulder injury / athletes training
    14:15 - 14:45
    Refreshment break
    14:45 - 16:15
    Practical demonstration x 2 Both speakers will do his session twice.
    Practical demonstration. Both speakers will do his session twice.
    16:15 - 16:45
    Second raffle off Clinical Sports Medicine The 5th ed. & Summary, Peter Halén
    Second raffle off Clinical Sports Medicine The 5th ed. & Summary, Peter Halén
    Closing ceremonies, Seppo Pehkonen FSPA
    Closing ceremonies, Seppo Pehkonen

Registration

  • Student 1 day ticket (Saturday) Early Bird
    110 €

    Saturday 9.6.2018 one day ticket available for 110,00€ .

    Until 20.4.2018.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • Student 1 day ticket (Friday) Early Bird
    110 €

    Friday 8.6.2018 one day ticket available for 110,00€ .

    Until 20.4.2018.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • Student 2 day ticket, Early Bird
    190 €

    8 – 9.6.2018 two-day ticket available for 190€.

    Until 20.4.2018

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • Non – Member 1 day ticket (Saturday)
    225 €

    Saturday 8.6.2018, one-day ticket available for 225,00€.

    Until 20.4.2018

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • Non Member 1 day ticket (Friday)
    225 €

    Friday 8.6.2018, one-day ticket available for 225,00€.

    Until 20.4.2018

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • Non – Member 2 day ticket Early Bird
    450 €

    8 – 9.6.2018 two day ticket available for 450€

    Until 20.04.2018

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • FSPA Member 1 day ticket (Saturday)
    175 €

    Saturday 9.6.2018 one-day ticket available for 175€

    Until 20.04.2018.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • FSPA Member 1 day ticket (Friday)
    175 €

    Friday 8.6.2018 one-day ticket available for 175€

    Until 20.04.2018.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • FSPA Member 2 day ticket, Early Bird
    350 €

    8 – 9.6.2018  two-day ticket  available for 350€

    Until 20.04.2018.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    Early Bird
  • FSPA member 2 day
    450 €

    Two-day ticket available for 450€

    From 21.04.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    FSPA member
  • Non-member 2 day
    550 €

    Two day ticket available for 550€

    From 21.04.2018 onwards

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • Student 2 day ticket
    290 €

    Two-day ticket available for 290€.

    From 21.4.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • FSPA Member 1 day, Friday
    225 €

    Friday the 8th June 2018.

    From 21.4.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    FSPA member
  • FSPA Member 1 day, Saturday
    225 €

    Saturday the 9th June 2018.

    From 21.4.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

    FSPA member
  • Non-member 1 day, Friday
    290 €

    Friday the 8th June 2018.

    From 21.4.2018onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • Non-member 1 day, Saturday
    290 €

    Saturday the 9th June 2018.

    From 7.5.2017 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • Student ticket 1 day, Friday
    160 €

    Friday the 8th June 2017.

    From 21.4.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • Student ticket 1 day, Saturday
    160 €

    Saturday the 9th June 2017.

    From 21.4.2018 onwards.

    Congress lunch and coffee included.

  • Celebrating Sports Physiotherapy 8.6.2017
    75.00 €

    Dinner at 08.00 pm

    Congress dinner

Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

 

Abstract submission has been extended until Tueday 30th April!

 

Combining science and clinical practice is challenging. In sport the necessity to keep ahead of the game is of upmost importance, this has created a large gap between evidence based and on-the-field practice in sports medicine. The organizing and scientific committees for the FSPA Mission Possible congresses work closely together to invite speakers who are both high level researchers and also have direct contact with clinicians or are clinicians themselves. The aim of this congress is to bring researchers and clinicians into the same ring to facilitate communication and constructive sparring. In this regards the previous two congresses have been overwhelming successes.

 

The Organizing and Scientific committees of the FSPA Congress kindly hope you would consider participating to the success of the meeting and submitting an abstract to our congress for poster presentation. This congress gives an excellent opportunity to come a present your work in a friendly environment to colleague’s interested in your field of expertise.

 

We warmly welcome any type of abstract including case studies of interesting case reports, description of injury profiling systems within an organization, intervention studies and reviews on specific injury prevention and treatment. The focus of the abstracts can be related to Injury prevention, physical and general health screening for athletes, sports physical therapy, sports medicine, athletes health, sport science and physical therapy for musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries. Presenters can be from a purely clinical, under graduate or postgraduate background, all are welcome. All accepted abstracts will be awarded a poster presentation

 

The top five abstracts submitted will be entered into the best poster competition and authors will be asked to present their posters before the Gala dinner on Friday 8th June 2018. All finalists will be given a free ticket to the Gala dinner. The presentations will be a short 5-minute presentation with 1 question from the scientific committee. Winners will be decided by members of the scientific committee (50% of final score) and the audience through on-line voting system (Kahoot) for those watching the presentations (50% of final score). Prizes will be presented during the evening dinner on Friday 8th June with 600€ awarded to first, 400€ second and 200€ third place.

 

Abstracts can be submitted through e-mail: abstracts@suft.fi. If the abstract does not fulfill the below specifications it will be sent back to the author immediately for correction and will only be accepted once it complies with the guidelines for abstract submission (see below).

 

The voting application can be downloaded from:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.mobitroll.kahoot.android&hl=en

 

Guidelines for abstract submission

 

Presenting authors may submit no more than two abstracts. It is possible to appear as a co-author on other abstracts.

 

The submitted abstract must be presented at the congress by the first author. Replacements will not be accepted and the abstract will not be published in the supplement.

 

The abstracts will only be accepted if it complies with the guidelines below and must be submitted between 1st January and 13th April 2018. Abstracts received after this deadline will not be considered. First authors must be registered by 18th May 2018 (note early bird fees expire on 20th April 2018!). Failure to register by this date might result in rejection of abstract.

 

The presenting author of all abstracts will be expected to put their poster up in the exhibition area on the morning of the 8th June 2018. The Scientific and organizing committee will give notice to the authors of the top five abstracts by 12th May 2018. All authors will be asked to stand by their posters during the afternoon coffee break on Friday 8th June 2018 and be prepared to discuss the content of their poster.

 

Guidelines for abstract preparation

 

Abstracts are to be submitted via the e-mail: abstracts@suft.fi. Please read these guidelines carefully and check before submission that your abstract meeting these. Abstracts not following these will be rejected and sent back to the author.

 

General information

 

The committee must receive all abstracts by 13th April 2018.  An e-mail confirming receipt of you abstract will be sent. All contents are the sole responsibility of the author(s) of the abstract. All abstracts will be assessed by two independent reviewers with expertise in this area.  The scientific committee will makes a decision on finalists.

 

Detailed information for abstract preparation

 

  1. Format/size

 

Abstracts are restricted to 250 words (not including title, authors, institutions and acknowledgements). They may not contain any tables or graphs and are restricted to ASCII characters only. File should be a word document (.doc)

 

  1. Language

 

English only – The abstracts must be written in an understandable style. Incomprehensible abstracts will be returned for correction before acceptance.

 

  1. Structure

 

Subdivide the abstract into the following paragraphs:

 

Title: The effects of the magic sponge in management of acute ankle sprains

Capital letters can be used if wanted for first letter of each word only.

 

Authors: Surname, Initials e.g. Waller B. Smith J.

 

Authors affiliations: e.g. University of Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Introduction: purpose and aims of the study/project

 

Methods: explanation of data collection and processing

 

Results: summary of the results

 

Discussion: major findings and conclusions

 

Acknowledgments: Funding agencies and other people supporting the study

 

  1. References

 

No references to be used

 

  1. Figures and Tables

 

No figures or table to be included in the abstract.

 

The author can refer to the journal in which the article was published

 

Guidelines for Poster Preparation

 

1) Size

Posters should be portrait format only. They should be no larger than 127.5cm high and 94.5cm wide.

 

2) Content

Poster should contain title, author’s names and affiliations as per the abstract.

Posters are encouraged to have similar titles i.e. introduction, methods, results and discussion.

 

3) Language

English only

 

4) Layout

Use a type size that can be read easily from a considerable distance (4 feet or more). Try using a type between 14 – 20 pt. The title should be larger than the rest of the text. Suggested legible fonts include Times Roman, Times New Roman, Baskerville, or Palatino.

 

5) Poster hanging

Posters should be mounted on the boards provided by the end of morning coffee break on Friday 8th June 2018.

 

Guidelines for Oral Presentation (Finalists only)

 

The finalists for the abstract competition are expected to present a brief synopsis of their study results and main findings during the last session on Friday 8th June (17.15-18.15).

You have 5 minutes to present your study. No more.

Therefore, you will be allowed 2 slides.

Slide 1: Title and aims

Slide 2: Main result and their clinical implications

Further details will be provided once the finalists have been selected.

Your slides are to be provided to Ben Waller by the Friday morning 8th June via e-mail abstracts@suft.fi or directly to Ben during the morning session.

 

Scientific Committee:

Chair: Dr Ben Waller, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Professor Ari Heinonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Professor Urho Kujala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Mr. Peter Halén, chairman FSPA

 

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