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Athletic Screening & Exercise Prescription

Tutor - Simon Noad MSc PGDip BSc (Hons) MCSP MMACP

Simon is currently employed by the English Institute of Sport and is the Lead Physiotherapist for GB Sprint Canoe. He works alongside an extensive team tasked with developing athletes who can be successful at the Olympic Games in 2020. Simon has acquired experience across a variety of sports whilst continuing to work with clients of all ages and professions privately. He has lectured on MSc and BSc programmes, presented external CPD events and delivered teaching seminars to a range of therapists. Prior to his current role Simon spent 5 years working for West Bromwich Albion FC, progressing to be the Head of Academy Science & Medicine. His passion for injury preventative interventions combined with his clinical experience and comprehensive academic background has provided Simon with a strong and updated knowledge base.  

Course description

The screening of athletes is commonly practiced across sport for a variety of reasons. It may be to determine injury risk, create individualised injury prevention programmes, monitor athletic development, establish clinical markers or form part of a pre-signing medical. There are multiple methods and techniques that can be employed to try to achieve this. However, determining what tests to employ is very challenging; particularly as the evidence and professional opinion is very mixed.

Course Content

During this practical based day a variety of screening methods will be practiced and the evidence base critiqued. The advantages and disadvantages of combining different types of screenings, i.e. function and manual testing, will be discussed. Ways in which to review screening results and how to prescribe individualised injury prevention programmes from these results are demonstrated. Structuring and maximising the effectiveness of programmes is also reviewed. There is then further practical time to practice exercises or manual techniques that may be included in such programmes. To finish, groups undertake athletic screening specific cases studies. By the end of the day delegates will have gained an understanding of the underlying principles of athletic screening, have an idea of different methods, learn how to implement their own battery of tests, review their results and be able to implement preventative programmes aimed at reducing an individual’s injury risk.

Delegate costs: 


Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
Organiser telephone: 
01202 568898
Organiser email:


Where & When

26 May 2018
09.00 - 17.00
Costorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 6UD
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