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The main conference program will take a different shape and will be offered as a series of 5 symposia. Each symposium will include Invited lectures along with presentations from the scientists/clinicians who have submitted their abstracts.
If you attended last year's conference, you are still able to watch the 2020 presentations.
Welcome and Introductions
Professor Anthony Bull (Imperial College London, UK) Clinical biomechanics for amputee function – proposing new interventions
Professor Natalie Vanicek (University of Hull, UK) - Stepping forward following a major lower limb amputation – the role of prosthetics rehabilitation for enhanced mobility
Arya Nair et al. (University of Dundee, UK) - The effect of strength training on children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: a systematic review
Sarah Aruje Zahid et al. (University of Bradford, UK) - Instrumented up-on-the-toes test: use of IMUs as a valid alternative to using a force platform Exhibitor presentations
Professor Neil Reeves (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) - Diabetic Neuropathy: Biomechanical Strategies and Interventions
Claire Saliba Thorne et al. (University of Malta, Malta) - Digital Foot Technology in Ulcer Prevention and Re-ulceration: A Maltese Perspective.
David Allan et al. (Staffordshire University, UK) - Prediction of plantar pressure based on Shore hardness and range of motion in people with diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Exhibitor virtual chat booth session
Dave Buchannan (Thuasne, UK) - Lower limb orthoses: Applying ‘The Basics’ for stability enhancement
Dr Dominic Farris (University of Exeter, UK) - The importance and adaptability of plantar intrinsic foot muscles for human gait with various underfoot conditions
Presentation of Orthotist of the Year Award
Staffordshire University Biomechanics Alumni gathering
Dr Cylie Williams (Monash University, Australia) - Idiopathic toe walking, the more we know, the less it's idiopathic in nature.
Matt Hill et al. (Staffordshire University, UK) - What are children's therapeutic footwear and how to prescribe them – A Delphi consensus
Alfred Gatt et al. (University of Malta, Malta) - Are we neglecting the feet of Children with type1 diabetes?
Mr Simon Bartold (Bartold Clinical, Australia) - The Impact of “Super Shoes” on sport performance… and injuries
Dr Carina Price (Salford University, UK) - Integrating footwear biomechanics research into product
Erica Bartolo (University of Malta, Malta) - Reliability testing of three-dimensional gait data acquisition using established protocols
Dr Ulisses T. Taddei (University of São Paulo, Brazil) - Running mechanics of the foot and the analysis of different outcomes
Lewis Liversedge et al. (University of Dundee, UK) - An investigation of muscle activation and joint forces in ‘conventional’ vs ‘sumo’ deadlift styles with a focus on safety and injury prevention.
Anja Powell et al. (University of Dundee, UK) - Female saddle discomfort; a novel saddle-seatpost interface.
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