FIBO 2018 to expand selection for physiotherapists
Physio@work: New practice workshop on Sunday
Stay away from the practice for a day? Impossible for many physiotherapists. That’s why an expanded educational programme will be offered on Sunday at FIBO 2018 – with new formats to boot. Physio@work, for example, is an exclusive workshop day offered at the trade show on 15 April in cooperation with the German Academy of Applied Sports Medicine (DAASM). Four workshops, scheduled for two hours each, will conduct in-depth explorations of elastic taping techniques as neuromotor learning aids, the fascia stretching protocol, 3-D maps by Gary Gray, and Dr. Mosetter’s myroreflex therapy. Miha Robnik will serve as the moderator for the day. Over the course of two Olympic cycles, the Slovenian strength and conditioning coach led international athletes to world championship titles and Olympic victories. In order to ensure the quality of the workshop day at the Speakers’ Forum (Hall 8), the number of spots has been limited. Participants can earn eight continuing education credits.
Fascia – the headline topic of the 6th Physio Day at FIBO
The “First International Fascia Research Congress” at Harvard in 2007 marked the beginning. Ever since, fascia therapies and the findings of fascia research have steadily become more significant for physiotherapy. Reason enough to dedicate the 6th Physio Day on 13 April at FIBO 2018 to this important trend. Titled “The relevance of the myofascial system in therapy and training in the musculoskeletal area”, this professional event at FIBO for physiotherapists, physiotherapy trainees and students is organised in cooperation with publisher Thieme Verlag and the advanced training institute FiHH Fortbildungsinstitut.
Speakers from Germany and the US will be in the Rheinsaal room at the Congress Centre North to share their first-hand knowledge – on, among other things, “The role of the fascia network in chronic back pain”, “Trigger point therapy and dry needling”, and fascia treatment in sports physiotherapy. The Physio Day will be multilingual in 2018, ensuring that international visitors, too, can get fresh inspiration when it comes to exercise and training programmes in the areas of prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. Participants can earn up to six continuing education credits.
DAASM Symposium: Top speakers from four continents
Featuring training specialists from Australia, Bolivia, Germany and the US, the DAASM Symposium 2018 will bring international expertise to FIBO. Kicking off the event on Thursday, 12 April, will be an exclusive workshop day with a limited number of participants. American Jimmy Radcliffe, one of the most coveted conditioning coaches and consultants for improving the transfer of power to the ground, will give a talk on “Power plyometrics: Efficiency in strength and speed”. The Australian athletics coach John Pryor will present his training methodology, which, among other achievements, has helped Japan’s national rugby team to defy all odds and climb to the top of the world rugby rankings. Prof. Wolfgang Schöllhorn will demonstrate how stimulating the brain enhances the quality of movements in sports and everyday life, and the psychologist Sebastian Debnar-Daumler will discuss how to deal with expectations, fear and stress.
The emphasis on Saturday, 14 April, will be on lectures. Joining John Pryor, Jimmy Radcliffe and Prof. Wolfgang Schöllhorn on that day will be integrity coach Fabian Allmacher; professional skier Simon Breitfuss, an Austrian native who now competes for Bolivia; his father and coach Rainer Breitfuss, who used to coach the Argentine junior ski squad; and football coach and kinesiologist Efthimos Kompodietas. Participants can earn eight continuing education credits on each of the two days.
New this year: DAASM Symposium participants can also attend an additional event free of charge. On FIBO Friday, 13 April, they’ll be invited to Hall 8 where “Physio meets business”. Rotating through four 45-minute courses on sling training, diagnostics, personnel training in the health industry and fascia training, they can earn another four continuing education credits.
DGSP Congress: Is exercise doping for the brain?
Can you outrun dementia? And what can exercise therapy contribute to the fight against neurodegeneration? Those questions will be answered at the DGSP Congress on FIBO Friday, 13 April. Plus, the high-calibre congress for sports physicians, sports scientists and physiotherapists will illuminate the “other side of the coin”: exercise addiction, the risk of traumatic brain injury caused by sport and more. Prof. Dr. med Dr. h.c. mult. Wildor Hollmann, an honorary president of the DGSP and long-time president of the German Sport University Cologne, will kick off the congress with a presentation providing an overview of the headline topic. Afterwards, participants will be invited to join a guided tour of FIBO to see innovative medical fitness technology. Sports physicians will get up to four continuing education credits for participating in the DGSP Congress in the Rheinsaal at the Congress Centre North.
4th THERA-BIZ Economic Congress: Practice management for physiotherapists
Using clever marketing to push the self-pay segment – that’s one of the leading themes of the THERA-BIZ Economic Congress on FIBO Friday, 13 April. At the Speakers’ Forum (Hall 8), physiotherapists will receive suggestions on how to economically run training areas and courses. In addition, experts will explain how to use contemporary methods to recruit expert staff for one’s own practice, what legal issues to consider in regard to holiday entitlement and what tax aspects come into play when covering the continuing education expenses of employees. In addition, young therapists thinking about becoming their own boss by opening their own physiotherapy practice or rehab centre can learn about possible pitfalls at the congress. Speakers include the management consultants Henning Vetter, Greinwalder & Partner, and Ralf Jentzen, Coactiv Consulting; medical-device consultant Bastian Lindner, Schupp GmbH; tax advisor Marc Stiebling, Richter & Stiebling; and the lawyer Dr. Christoph Franke, Dr. Geisler, Dr. Franke & Kollegen.
5th BGM Toolbox “Reaching risk groups: Personal training and coaching in health management at the workplace”
Health management at the workplace is in vogue right now, providing new areas of activity for health-oriented personal trainers and fitness and health studios with competencies in prevention. That prompted the German Association for Health Management at the Workplace (BBGM) to offer not one but two workshops at FIBO 2018. The morning workshop on Thursday, 12 April, will focus on staff training in health management at the workplace, while the afternoon will be all about coaching. Both workshops are aimed at interested companies and potential providers of health management at the workplace services, and both will take place in the Rheinsaal at the Congress Centre North.
On top of all that, FIBO is also creating the perfect setting for making new contacts and exchanging ideas: the new networking evening at the “Meeting Point Physio” in Hall 7.
It’s the world’s largest international trade show for fitness, wellness and health: the industry’s key players come together at FIBO in Cologne. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. Some 1,019 companies from 49 nations participated in 2017, meeting more than 150,000 trade and private visitors from around the globe. In 2018, FIBO will take place at the Exhibition Centre Cologne from 12 to 15 April. Kicking off the trade show on 11 April 2018 will be the 5th European Health & Fitness Forum, a meeting of about 400 leading representatives of the European fitness sector.
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