Monday, 30 June 2014

COPA Show, Conferences and CPD

It's been a busy few weeks what with one thing and another. I went to the COPA Practice show again this year. Much the same as year as far as I could tell. Some very expensive equipment on show alongside some high-tech stuff too. Beyond that there was enough to make the day worthwhile.

As a result of the show I decided to investigate the Niel Asher Technique for frozen shoulders. I've got a guinea-pig to volunteer for treatment, and will see how it goes.

One interesting piece of kit I saw was called the bodyblock. It's a useful looking support tool with a wide range of applications. The surface is wipe clean and the block is soft enough to give under pressure but not so soft that it collapses.

You can get them direct from the website,

If you buy stuff from Physique, they are planning to trial stock them in the very near future, or so I'm reliably informed!

Having signed up for the NAT (Niel Asher) cod, I downloaded the files, did the reading and watched the videos. The basic reasoning behind the technique is that frozen shoulder arises from an inflammatory response in the tendon of the long head of the bicep, to put it simply. It's certainly interesting and I'm looking forward to see how it works in practice.

Lastly I went to the SMA Conference on Saturday. A really useful and interesting day. Met a few people I knew and a lot of people I didn't! The venue was good and the talks interesting and informative. In the end I was glad I went.

It looks like I may be working with a local rugby club for the upcoming season. This will be at training and pitchside. I've booked myself on a two-day pitchside first aid course, and while daunting,  it will be good to expand my knowledge and experi

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