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WISH Sports Medicine Academic Programmes

The Academic pillar of WISH offers several opportunities for continuing medical education from lectures by key opinion leaders through to postgraduate degrees.

Whether you are a member of the public who is a sports enthusiast, an undergraduate with an interest in sport and exercise medicine (SEM), or a medical professional wanting to specialise in the practice of SEM, WISH will support your ambitions.

For information on any of these please contact admin.WISH@wits.ac.za

WISH Wednesday Webinars

A series of monthly webinars (usually on the first Wednesday of the month) given by an expert on a specific topic related to Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Venue: Zoom

Day: First Wednesday of the month

Time: 18h00-19h30

Format:

  • Key opinion leader lecture
  • Creating your Centre of Excellence in (specific topic for the month)
  • Research support for clinicians in (specific field under discussion)

CPD points: 2

Cost: Free Made possible by Acino and Litha Pharma

Upcoming topics:

DateTopic
10 June 2020 (Second week of June) Persistent Pain and Sport
8 July 2020 ( Second week of July) Bone Health
5 August 2020 The Dancer’s Feet
2 September 2020 Running Shoes – prescription basics
14 October 2020 ( Second week of October) Exercise is Medicine – science you can use
4 November 2020 Hydrotherapy - the power of gentle
2 December 2020 Motion analysis in practice
3 February 2021 Sports Psychology – what is it actually?
3 March 2021 Demystifying Hand Therapy
7 April 2021 The Posterolateral Corner
5 May 2021 Patellofemoral pain -  an update
2 June 2021 Meniscal injuries
7 July 2021 Joint replacements & the active person
4 August 2021 Perineural spine injections – what’s involved?
1 September 2021 Scoliosis and sport
6 October 2021 Sports Medicine lessons from Rugby
3 November 2021 From the PGA to your Practice: Rehab for rotational sports
1 December 2021 Fieldside medicine – critical care

 

Saturday Seminars

These are full morning sessions (4-5 hours) during which WISH experts explore topics in SEM in depth.

Unless indicated otherwise

Venue: Health Sciences Faculty, University of the Witwatersrand

Day: Usually first Saturday of every second month

Time: 08h00-13h00

CPD points: 5 clinical

Cost: R800

TopicPresentations
Shoulder
  • Functional anatomy & biomechanics
  • Clinical examination – shoulder & “non-shoulder”
  • Imaging: X-rays, Ultrasound
  • Rotator cuff rehab Surgery: AC, Rot cuff, Instabilities
Groin injuries
  • Functional anatomy
  • Biomechanics of pelvic injury
  • Clinical assessment of the sportsman’s groin
  • The SIJ – evaluation and injury
  • Imaging: - X-rays - Dynamic ultrasound - MRI
  • Surgery

Hydrotherapy

(On-site at Aquatic Bodyworks)

  • Principles of hydrotherapy
  • Shoulder rehab
  • Lower limb rehab
  • Children and hydrotherapy
Head & Neck Injuries in Sports
  • The state of play
  • SCAT 5 & 6 assessment
  • Whiplash – identifying and managing
  • Exercise-associated headaches
  • Physio in complex cases
  • Optometric evaluation & rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology in concussion
  • Essential tools for all clinician
The Knee
  • Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Subtle examination techniques
  • ACL prevention programmes
  • ACL injuries & Mx
  • Posterolateral corner injuries & surgery
  • Rehabilitation of ACL & PLC
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Knee replacements
  • TKR – prehab & rehab
The Ankle
  • Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Ballet as a sport
  • Dance injuries
  • Acute injuries
  • Treatment & Rehabilitation of acute ankle
  • Ankle braces
Cycling Medicine
  • Bike set-up
  • Training as a pro-cyclist
  • Nutrition/eating on the road
  • Common injuries
  • Injury prevention & rehab
  • Doping – where is cycling now?
Tendinopathies
  • Tendon functional anatomy & histology
  • Rehabilitation – tendons & the kinetic chain
  • Treatment options for a m/disciplinary team
  • The rotator cuff
  • The gluteus medius
  • The Achilles Achilles tendon repair
Running Injuries
  • Gait analysis
  • Shoe & sock selection
  • Orthotics – what & when
  • Bone stress
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • ITB Tendinopathies & Fasciopathies
  • Comrades training: novice to pro
Aquatic Sports
  • Training to compete - Swimming - Water polo - Diving
  • Overtraining syndrome
  • Swimmer – kinetic chain evaluation
  • The swimmer’s shoulder
  • Hip injuries in w/polo
Worldwide WISH – International Speaker Series

A series of monthly interviews with and presentations from international key opionion leaders in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Unless indicated otherwise

Venue: Online Zoom Webinar

Day: Tuesday evening

Time: 19h00 – 20h30

Format:

  • International expert interview or presentation
  • Creating your Centre of Excellence in (specific topic for the month)
  • Research support for clinicians in (specific field under discussion)

CPD points: 2

Cost: Free Made possible by Acino and Litha Pharma

Upcoming topics:

DateSpeakerTopics

Tue 30 June 2020

19h00

Prof Jon Drezner University of Washington, Seattle  International Criteria for the Athlete's ECG COVID-19 and the Athlete's Heart  

Tue 30 June 2020

19h00

Dr Angela Smith Emeritus Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine  Injuries in the Young Athlete & the Debate Around Early Sports Specialisation 

Tue 21 July 2020

19h00

Dr Kate Ackerman Director, Female Athlete Program, Harvard Medical School Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s)

 

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