Melbourne 2016 – Prevention vs. Performance

Prevention vs. Performance: Managing Injuries in Sport

Date(s) – 19/11/2016 – 20/11/2016
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Essendon Football Club

Topics Overview

  1. Train Smarter and Harder
    – Relationship between workload and injury
    – Injury prediction models
    – Protective effect of training
    – Q&A
  2. Best Practice Approach to Training Monitoring
    – A novel approach to modelling workloads
    – Return to training following off-season break
    – Return to train, play, and ‘compete’ plans
    – Q&A
  3. Case Studies
    – The good, the bad, and the ugly
    – How can we do it better? (Group Discussion)
  4. What Are We Actually Training For?
    – Demands of competition
    – Importance of RSA and RHIE ability
    – Winning the session
    – Q&A
  5. Performance Physiotherapy
    – Providing treatment vs. building resilience
    – High performance communication
    – Group Discussion


Tim Gabbett

Brand new and never before presented material in Australia!

  • Cost: Benefit Ratios applied to sport (balancing the risks and rewards of training)
  • The benefits of pre-season training
  • Load and congested schedules
  • Combined effect of fitness, experience & the acute:chronic workload ratio on injury risk

Jarrod Wade

  • Reconditioning the injured athlete
  • Periodisation in rehabilitation programs
  • Speed progressions in soft tissue injury rehabilitation
  • GPS in rehabilitation for match demands
  • Practical rehabilitation progressions for a hamstring injury
  • Return to play considerations

Peter Malliaras

  • Criteria-based rehab progressions for tendinopathy
  • Risk factors for tendinopathy
  • Introducing energy storage during rehabilitation
  • Return to training considerations
  • In-season management of tendinopathy

The weekend includes workshops and a panel discussion with all presenters.


The Essendon Football Club is located next to the Melbourne Airport Complex making it very convenient for those interstate attendees. Sports MAP have arranged reduced rate accommodation for all conference attendees at the Mantra Hotel. Simply click HERE for all information and booking arrangements.

Terms & Conditions

* The Sports Map Network reserves the right to cancel a course with sufficient notice. 
In the case a course is cancelled you will be refunded only the registration cost in full. 
This does not include online processing fees.
* If you cancel your place on the course, a refund of the course fee (minus $150 Administration fee) will be made if written confirmation is received four weeks prior to the course date. No refund provided with in 1 week of course date
* All course participants should hold current Personal and Professional Liability Insurance, as this course includes 
practical components.
* Prices include GST and catering

Why Attend?

Course outcomes and learning objectives include:

  • Proficient with athlete load management and monitoring tools in sport
  • Plan training programs to minimize injury risk yet maximise performance
  • Learn how to map a ‘return to performance’ rehabilitation program
  • How to plan for training around congested schedules
  • Learn end stage strength and speed progressions for hamstring rehabilitation
  • How and when to introduce energy storage and release for athletes with tendinopathy
  • When is the injured athlete ready to return to play safely
  • How to manage a tendinopathy in season
  • Reconditioning an injured athlete


Investment/pricing: $660 Inc GST & catering

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