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Course Details

Date: 28 & 29 September 2024
Presenters: Asst. Prof. Mark Brown & Dr Maria Constantinou
Venue: TBC
Cost: TBC

APA Therapeutic Exercise and Taping Workshop

Therapeutic Exercise and Taping Workshop, Singapore

This practical two-day course on therapeutic exercise and taping for the management of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries incorporates a clinical reasoning framework within an evidence- based approach. Progressing beyond strength and conditioning principles participants will learn and put into practice therapeutic exercises and incorporate therapeutic taping applications where appropriate to facilitate optimal neuromuscular activation and control for injury prevention, rehabilitation, performance, health, and well-being.

Asst. Prof. Mark Brown (B.App.Sc(Phty); MHSc(Sports Physio); MBA; GradCertHEd) has post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy, management and education.

Mark is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, an IFSPT International Registered Sports Physical Therapist, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Mark has extensive clinical and leadership experience at major sporting events including as the Director of Physiotherapy Services for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Venue Medical Manager for Aquatics, Triathlon and Marathon at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and also worked at the Athens 2004 Olympics, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth  Games, 2015 Port Moresby Pacific Games and Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games. Mark served on the Oceania National Olympic Commitees Medical Commission from 2014-2017, and the Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Executive Commitee since 2019.

Mark has taught in both undergraduate and post graduate physiotherapy programs, with the focus of his teaching being sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and management of health services. He has also conducted many training programs for health professionals, coaches, and other athlete support staff in over 20 countries. Mark’s publications include the book ‘Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions’ which has been translated into several languages, two chapters in the International Olympic Commitee ‘Manual of Emergency Medicine in Sport’, and he was the Editor of the Tenth Edition of ‘Sports Medicine for Sports Trainers’.

His research interest areas relate primarily to improving safety and performance in sport and physical activity and he has both  published and presented on sports injury prevention and performance enhancement, the prevention and management of medical emergencies in sport, taping techniques for the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions and is currently a PhD Scholar investigating “Participant preparation and sports injuries in older athletes”.

Mark is currently the National Academic Lead for the Australian Catholic University Allied Health Clinics. His previous positions include:

Adjunct Associate Professor Griffith University Centre of Musculoskeletal Research;

Executive Officer of Sports Medicine Australia’s Queensland Branch; Executive Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (New South Wales Branch);

Director of Physiotherapy Services for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games;

Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Physiotherapy, Bond University.

Dr Maria Constantinou (PhD, MPhtySt(Sports), BPhty, GradCertEd) is an Associate Professor in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University with extensive clinical, teaching and research experience.

Maria is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and a Fellow of Australian Sports Medicine Federation. Maria has served on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (2011-2019) and the Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Australia committee since 2008.

Maria worked at several sporting events including the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Vancouver Winter 2010 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she was the Polyclinic and Team Physiotherapy Programs Coordinator, the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific and Vanuatu 2017 Mini Games. Maria’s publications include the book ‘Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions’ which has been translated into several languages.

Maria’s academic career of teaching and research spans over 20-years and she has taught or presented in over 25 countries. Her research interests comprise the sports injury prevention and surveillance, sports and therapeutic taping and gait and function in hip osteoarthritis.

Maria is the coordinator of the Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and double Master with High Performance Sport programs at Australian Catholic University.