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Conference programme

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

SCCB 2021 – Provisional Programme

Friday 30 April (11.30am – 5.10pm)


Welcome and Introductions 


Rehabilitation and assistive technology for mobility  

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     




Clinical outcomes based on biomechanics (1) 

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 




Orthotic interventions 

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 


Virtual drinks

Saturday 1 May (11.30am – 4.50pm)


Welcome and Introductions 


Congenital musculoskeletal conditions and children's podiatry 

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? 

Exhibitor presentations       




Footwear biomechanics 

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 


Exhibitor virtual chat booth session 




Clinical outcomes based on biomechanics (2) 

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. 


Closing remarks