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How to manage injuries in female football players

Are you looking to take your career in sports injury management to the next level?

In this edition of Sports Tomorrow Congress, Medicine and Physiotherapy join into one interrelated track to focus on personalized treatments and strategies for female and male athletes for two days. This innovative space will allow you to be a driver of change in the management of sports injuries as well as being able to exchange and learn from new ideas.

To start off the day enjoy an opening ceremony with top doctors from the FC Barcelona medical team, such as Dr. Gil Rodas, Head of Health & Wellness at Barça Innovation Hub.

Topics explored in the Medicine-Physiotherapy track include:

  • How to manage injuries in female footballers: The FC Barcelona approach. Exploring the female physiology: hormonal profiles, the impact of menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives.
  • Prevention and management of injuries in female footballers: including conservative and surgical management of ACL deficient knees.
  • Muscle and tendon injuries in female football.
  • Medical management of young, developing female football players.
  • Return to play for the female football player.
  • Unique guide on tendon injuries, including insights from FC Barcelona’s Medical department and leading sports medical professionals.

Learn more about managing future challenges in sports injuries and rehabilitation

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Take a look at some of the speakers who will be joining us at Sports Tomorrow Congress

Dai Sugimoto

Associate Director of Clinical Research
Boston Children´s Hospital

Gil Rodas

Head of Medical Area Bihub
FC Barcelona

Kathryn Ackerman

Medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children´s Hospital

Edwin Goedhart

Chief Medical Officer
Royal Netherlands Football Association

Katrine Kryger

Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation
St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Sara Mérida

2nd coach of the 1st team RCD Espanyol Women
RCD Espanyol

Ritan Mehta

England Women´s Team Doctor
The Football Association

Pilar Hueso

Rehabilitation specialist
Juventus Football Club

Abigail Mackey

Senior Researcher
Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital

Anthony C. Hackney

Professor of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
University of North Carolina

Eva Ferrer

FCBarcelona female football and youth female teams doctor
FCBarcelona

Elisa Nédélec

PhD
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Hege Grindem

Senior researcher Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center
Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Clara Prats

Associate Professor
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Tania Pizzari

Physiotherapist and Clinician Researcher
La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Clare Ardern

Senior researcher
Sophiahemmet University in Stockholm

Program

Central European Time (CET)

Sala Auditori 1899

8 NOV 2021

08:30

OPEN DOORS

09:00

OPENING CEREMONY Eva Ferrer + Gil Rodas

09:30

Are women really all that different from men when it comes to sports injuries? Celeste Geertsema

09:50

How to manage women’s football players: FCB approach Eva Ferrer

10:10

TOPIC 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Chair: Eva Ferrer Moderator: Toña Lizarraga

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Anthony C. Hackney

10:30

The menstrual cycle, is it really that important? Georgie Bruinvels

10:50

Sex and gender differences in sport Meghan Keating

11:10

COFFEE BREAK

11:40

What about oral contraceptive use on performance and injuries Kirsty Elliott-Sale

12:00

Is there a hormonal profile specific to the female footballer? Nicky Keay

12:20

TOPIC 2: PREVENTING INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Celeste Geertsema Moderator: Lluis Til

INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ELITE Markus Walden

12:40

The complexity of injury and including the athlete voice and context Caroline Bolling

13:00

Training Load and Player Monitoring in High-Level women’s field hockey player: injury prevention role Esther Morencos

13:20

LUNCH BREAK

13:20

CANON SPEAKER CORNER: Role of Diagnostic Imaging in Sports Medicine – Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Lluis Til + Sandra Mechó

14:20

Making sense of the prevention debate. What should clinicians do? Tania Pizzari

14:40

Football boots – implications on performance and injury Katrine Kryger

15:00

The influence of the menstrual cycle on muscle injuries and strength and power performance Blanca Romero

15:20

FIFA Prevention strategies Liesel Geertsema

15:40

WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ACL INJURY? Celeste Geertsema

15:40

TOPIC 3: ACL INJURY OUTCOMES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Liesel Geertsema + Jordi Puigdellivol

16:00

EPIDEMIOLOGY IN FC BARCELONA Javier Yanguas

16:20

Conservative and surgical management of ACL deficient knees in women’s football Hege Grindem

16:40

Systematic video analysis of ACL injuries in professional FEMALE  football (soccer) Francesco Della Villa

17:00

FAIR Anterior ACL project Elisa Nédélec

17:20

Primary and secondary prevention of ACL injury in female footballers Holly Silvers

17:40

Special tips in Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation programs in team sport athletes Silvia Ortega Cebrian

18:00

The athlete’s perspective – what it takes to reach the top in women’s sport Caroline Graham Hansen

18:15

Round table: Rehabilitation Process Moderator: Lluis Til + Xavier Linde Cot Andrea Esteban + Laura Díaz + Sara Mérida + Laura Rafols

19:15

Meet and greet networking session with refreshments

9 NOV 2021

08:30

OPEN DOORS

09:00

TOPIC 4: MUSCLE AND TENDON INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Xavier Valle Moderator: Carles Pedret

09:05

FC Barcelona injury epidemiology and managing muscle and tendon injuries in women’s football elite Eva Ferrer

09:25

Sex-based differences in muscle arhcitecture and metabolism Clara Prats

09:50

Muscle and tendon injuries rehabilitation process : same-same or different Laia Martínez + Roger Gironés + Roger Ollé

10:15

Skeletal muscle cell adaptation to exercise and tissue injury Abigail Mackey

10:35

Tendon injuries: comparison between men and women Jill Cook

10:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:20

Injury predictions: Is this possible? Alan McCall

11:40

INJURY PREDICTIONS: THIS IS POSSIBLE Juan Ramón González

12:05

TOPIC 5: MANAGE OF YOUTH FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Dai Sugimoto Moderator: Eva Ferrer + Gil Rodas

Youth and adults differences in sport – implications for ensuring youth athletes are happy and healthy Kathryn Ackerman

12:30

What differences in maturation process in female and male youth players? Dai Sugimoto

12:55

Eating disorders in elite sports: prevalence, risk factors and prevention Eduardo Serrano Troncoso

13:15

Apophysitis: how to manage children football players Lluis Til + Mindaugas Gudelis

13:35

How to optimize staff’s performance Tatiana Ferreira

13:55

FCB Tendon Guide Alan McCall + Gil Rodas

14:15

LUNCH BREAK

14:15

CANON SPEAKER CORNER: Role of Diagnostic Imaging in Sports Medicine – Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Lluis Til + Sandra Mechó

15:40

TOPIC 6: RETURN TO PLAY FOR THE FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYER Chair: Helena Herrero Moderator: Francesco Della Villa

Helping players achieve readiness for Return to Play Ritan Mehta

16:05

How to manage a concussion episode in the female player Edwin Goedhart

16:30

Body & Mind balance: Helping players achive readiness for return to play Clare Ardern

16:50

How can biomechanics help female in the RTP process. Ventura Ferrer

17:15

Return to Play in young female players? Javier Nuñez Villar

17:40

FC Barcelona approach Laura Rafols

17:50

Juventus approach Pilar Hueso

18:05

Return to play: Psychologist approach Rocío Pomares

18:20

Round Table Chair: Helena Herrero Moderator: Francesco Della Villa

Return to play, return for ever?

18:40

PRESENTATION OF STUDIES/PROJECTS. AWARDING PRIZES TO THE BEST

19:00

Meet and greet networking session with refreshments

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