Pre Congress

Activities

SHORT COURSE: Gait Retraining for Running Injuries: Focus on the Foot

Date: April 11, 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress and 50 USD for those NOT registered for the congress.
Details: The etiology of running injuries is multifactorial, however, faulty gait mechanics have been shown to play a role. The purpose of this workshop is to guide both clinicians and scientists in the process of gait retraining for injured runners.  This workshop will be divided into a lecture and a hands on lab, each approximately 1 hour in duration. 

The lecture portion will begin with a brief review of the literature relating to the relationship between running mechanics and injury, followed by a discussion of published gait retraining studies. There will then be a presentation of videos of individuals with gait deviations to improve observational gait skills.  The gait retraining process will then be described from the preparation phase, through the retraining phase, ending with the outside running phase.  The importance of adhering to motor learning principles will also be reinforced.

The lab portion will begin with some practice videotaping different participants in the course while they run on a treadmill.  We will choose 1-2 of those participants who present with gait deviations and review components of a preparatory phase for them.  We will then work with the participant to alter their gait pattern using visual and auditory feedback.  Finally, we will discuss the progression of the gait retraining program.

Speaker:

Irene Davis

Irene Davis

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - United States

Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics - ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

Date: April 11, 2021
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress
Details: The symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is a forum to foster the growing interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics. The symposium is organized by the ISB Technical Group in Motor Control (http://www.mcg.isbweb.org/) and brings together internationally renowned speakers to introduce their work on the understanding and application of motor control principles and approaches with a focus on foot and ankle biomechanics for a range of applications including Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling, and more.

Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments at the intersection of these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.

Alessandra Matias

Alessandra Matias

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil

Eneida Yuri Suda

Eneida Yuri Suda

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil

António Prieto Veloso

António Prieto Veloso

University of Lisbon

Keynote session

The Foot Core Paradigm: Let's Think Differently about the Foot

Date: April 13, 2021 | Time: 14:10 - 15:10

Irene Davis

PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center

Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years.

Dr. Davis’ research has focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. Her interest in injury mechanics extends to the development of interventions to alter these mechanics through gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates, and is a barefoot runner herself. Along with gait analysis, her research encompasses dynamic imaging and modeling. She has received funding from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office and National Institutes of Health to support her research related to stress fractures. Dr. Davis has given nearly 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 100 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during running.

Dr. Davis has been active professionally in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Society of Biomechanics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. She has organized and coordinated international research retreats on topics of the foot and ankle, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellofemoral pain syndrome. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade and Time Magazine.

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 11, 2021 | Time: 16:00 - 18:30

Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics - ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

Date: April 11, 2021 | Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Alessandra Matias

Alessandra Matias, PT
PhD candidate at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alessandra is interested in potential treatments for various musculoskeletal disorders, including knee OA, sports injuries and diabetic polyneuropathy. Current, she is interested in biomechanical factors that contribute to running related injury, and injury-prevention strategies that can be applied in a physical therapy setting. Her work includes implementation, reliability and repeatability of multi-segment foot model. Her PhD project is a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of intrinsic muscles strengthening to reduce injuries associated with running. Alessandra was a researcher Fellow at Movement Analysis Laboratory,  Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute – Bologna, Italy and at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School – Cambridge, USA. 

Pre Congress course

Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics - ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

Date: April 11, 2021 | Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Eneida Yuri Suda

Eneida Yuri Suda has a BSc (2000) in Physical Therapy  with a MSc (2006) and PhD degrees (2017) in Sciences from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a one-year internship at Aalborg University, Denmark (2015-16). She is currently a full-time post-doctoral fellow at Laboratory of Biomechanics of Movement and Human Posture from University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has been working with research in Biomechanics since 2003, and her main research areas of interest are biomechanical analysis of the human movement and detection, processing and interpretation of surface EMG, motor control, foot-ankle biomechanics, biomechanics and rehabilitation of diabetic patients.

Pre Congress course

Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics - ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

Date: April 11, 2021 | Time: 14:00 - 15:30

António Prieto Veloso

António Veloso is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, since 2010. He is the Director of the PhD Program in Kinesiology at the Faculty of Human Kinetics from the University of Lisbon, also been responsible for the PhD in Biomechanics of this program since 2011 being also the director of the Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory of the University of Lisbon.  He has served as Vice Dean at the Faculty of Human Kinetics of the University of Lisbon, between 2005 and 2009. Was also Head of Sports and Health Department at the same institution from 2012 until 2016.

António served as President for the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics between 2005-2009, as member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports for three terms between 2005-2011 and more recently served 6 years as member of the executive council of the International Society of Biomechanics where he was responsible for the programs for the ISB affiliated societies, the ISB technical groups and also the ISB EDC countries support programs.

António has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed academic journal and in congress proceedings. His research interests include the biomechanics of human movement, where he focuses on the development of experimental methodologies, including the modelling and simulation of mechanical loads on the musculoskeletal system.