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

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 11, 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:30
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress and 50 USD for those NOT registered for the congress.
Details: The multi-segment foot models have been proposed to improve the kinematic analysis of foot segments. Kinematic alterations at foot joints other than the ankle, has been observed in both typically developing and clinical population.

This workshop will be divided into a lecture and a hands on lab, each approximately 1 hour in duration.

The lecture will guide the participants throughout history and state-of-the-art of multi-segment foot models considering the newest resources. It will begin with the features and issues in current multi-segment foot modelling and the clinical implications and applications of these models. The application of intracortical pins used for anchoring reflective markers will then be described.

The lab portion will begin with some practice in kinematic data collection with Vicon Cameras. The participants will attach the markers and the main issues will be discussed. Finally, we will work with the data processing and discuss the results of the acquisition

Theoretical:

Alberto Leardini

Alberto Leardini

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

Julie Stebbins

Julie Stebbins

Gait Lab - Oxford University Hospitals

Toni Arndt

Toni Arndt

Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB

Pratical:

Alessandra Matias

Alessandra Matias

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil

Paolo Caravaggi

Paolo Caravaggi

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

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

Lab Tours USP - University of São Paulo

Date: April 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Venue: USP – University of São Paulo
Meeting Point: Lobby of Tivolli Hotel at 8 am
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress.  Limited places, book during your registration.
Details: The Universidade de São Paulo Medical School is recognized for its pioneering and excellence in teaching and research built on a tradition of more than 100 years. FMUSP offers 4 undergraduate courses: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, and has 1,400 undergraduate students, 1,800 graduate students, 1,600 residents and 374 professors.

The Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy department is based on the Universidade de São Paulo Campus. The department is part of the largest scientific health research center in the country, with hundreds of research groups developing intellectual production in several areas.

We will provide bus transportation to take a tour in the labs at the Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy department.

All transportation leaves from the Tivoli Hotel at 8:00 am.

Pre Congress course

It’s time to think differently about footwear

Date: TBA

Keynote session

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

Date: TBA

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: TBA

Special session

Weight-Bearing

Date: TBA

ALBERTO LEARDINI

He is Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli – Bologna (Italy). His initial research focused on methodological issues and clinical applications of gait analysis, including also three-dimensional videofluoroscopy, radiostereometry, and surgical navigation. He then received a DPhil at the University of Oxford on mechanics and prosthesis design of the ankle joint. He is now exploiting additive manufacturing and medical imaging for custom-design of orthotics and orthopaedic implants. He is author of 170 papers in peer-review journals (H-index 40; 9700 citations) and of 4 international patents.

He has been President of Siamoc, Technical Group 3-D Analysis of Human Movement, and Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network. He is in the Steering Group of the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics community (i-FAB) since the foundation, in the Research Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society, and in the Scientific Board of the Weight Bearing CT Society. He is now President – Elect of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: TBA

Keynote

What’s happening in my Achilles tendon? The effects of running in different footwear

Date: TBA

TONI ARNDT

Toni Arndt is a professor in biomechanics at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, where he is also Dean of research. Toni is President of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). He has a very international background with university studies in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and Sweden. Toni’s research career has predominantly been dedicated to Achilles tendon biomechanics, foot kinematics and lower leg function, both in terms of basic and applied science.

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: TBA

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

Date: TBA

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

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: TBA

Paolo Caravaggi

Paolo Caravaggi has a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a thesis on the biomechanics of intramedullary nailing. He has worked for IBM where he contributed to the designing and implementation of the first web-farm in Italy. As engineer at the R&D of Wright Medical Technology, he has been responsible for several European funded projects, such as the BIOKER aimed at formulating novel alumina-nacomposites for ceramic-ceramic knee and hip prostheses.

In 2008 he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool under the supervision of Prof. Robin Crompton. His thesis focused on foot modeling and on the effects of walking speed on foot segment kinematics. In 2011 he took a post-doc position at the Joint Motion Lab at the Orthopedic department of Rutgers Medical School (Newark, United States). During this period, he supervised and managed all the laboratory activities and helped design custom setups for the in-vitro testing of bone and joints and for assessing the performance of fixation devices.

Since 2012, he has been working as research-engineer at the Movement Analysis Laboratory of Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy). His current research focus is on foot biomechanics, orthoses and the application of additive manufacturing to optimize the implant-to-bone interface of prostheses and implantable devices. He is collaborating with several industry partners to test and develop new orthopedic footwear.

He is author of more than 40 papers in different clinical and biomechanical peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the Samsung Research Award at the 2014 International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference.

Pre Congress course

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

Date: TBA

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: TBA

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.