The new FIBO CAMPUS presents the complete cross-section of medical fitness, sports medicine and physiotherapy
FIBO Campus 2019
How to cope with a sedentary lifestyle? What to do against non-specific back pain or migraine? And what does all of this have to do with stress? The programme of the FIBO CAMPUS addresses typical ailments as well as the daily problems of competitive sportspeople. The new congress held as part of FIBO, the Leading International Trade Fair for Fitness, Wellness and Health, is tailored to physiotherapists and sports physicians who can compile their personalised agenda here. One ticket entitles to admission to all events and all in the same place. With a total of 13 themed sessions such as Physio, Sports Medicine or Therapy & Training the FIBO CAMPUS offers a versatile education line-up for health training.
From fascia training to post-operative therapy
The Physio session targets both staff physiotherapists and physio-practice owners as well as self-employed physiotherapists but also start-ups, trainees, rehabilitation centres and clinics. Also addressed are personal trainers and works councillors of major companies. The programme runs from Thursday 4, to Saturday, 6 April 2019.
Speakers include Johannes Fetzer, osteopath, physiotherapist, natural healer, fascia therapist and trainer. On the FIBO Friday he will provide insights into modern, fascia-centred back training at the FIBO CAMPUS. On Saturday he will speak about the basics and therapies against tension headache and migraine. Furthermore, he will share his knowledge about fascia therapy and exercises for sedentary patients faced with such consequences as prolapses or non-specific back pain. Fascia are also centrestage in the lecture of physiotherapist and Senior Instructor for trigger-point therapy Roland Gautschi.
Another confirmed speaker is Dr. med. Ralph Kürschner. This sports physician belongs to the new up-and-coming generation of orthopaedists combining established medical practices with modern forms of therapy. Friday will see him shed some light on chronic disorders of the motor system such as tennis elbow at the FIBO CAMPUS. On Saturday, his topics will be postoperative therapy after knee and hip joint replacements as well as the diagnosis and therapy of chronic back and neck pain. Dr. Claudia Kemper, physiotherapist and health scientist, will share the guideline recommendations for treating knee hip and knee arthrosis on the same day.
A highlight on the FIBO Saturday is the joint lecture by Dr. med. Ralph Kürschner, Johannes Fetzer and Frank Ritter, stress management and performance sports experts. They will address therapy approaches to cure back pain from the multi-disciplinary viewpoints of medicine and physiotherapy. “Diagnosing Stress as a Root Cause of Many Clinical Patterns,” reads the title of another talk delivered by Frank Ritter.
Bodo von Unruh is another sports physiotherapist who will provide information on pain management. He will share cases of knee and elbow taping with visitors.
“The Big Stability Lies in the Fitness and Physio World” is the title of Paulina Ioannidou’s lecture. She explains why stability exercises are bad for patients but good for business.
Treatment of sportspeople
The high strain on the motor system but also sportspeople’s higher risk of suffering accidents are challenges for physiotherapy. On Friday, Dipl. Physiotherapist Stefan Mair will use a professional cyclist as an example to describe the physiotherapeutic treatment after a pelvis fracture. On Friday sports scientist and competition sports trainer Stephan Hager will show how professional badminton players Johanna Goliszewski and Lara Käpplein managed to make it to the World Championship despite refusing to undergo a cruciate ligament operation. The talk delivered by Dr. Kerstin Hoedlmose will be about prevention rather than therapy. She will speak about the “Importance of Sleep and Recovery in Sports”.
Physio Future on Thursday
The sessions themed “Physio Future” give school and college students and trainees in medical-therapy professions a range of talks specifically geared to their needs. “The Physiotherapist from the Physician’s Perspective. What do Physicians Expect from Me?” and “Sports Osteopathy, What is That?” are highlights just as are the talks “Physiotherapist with their Own Clinic. They Do Exist.” and “The Physiotherapist in Everyday Fitness.” In the afternoon Aric Brämswig and Bodo von Unruh will explain how to start up your own business, and which options and stumbling blocks should be taken into consideration.
Therapy & Training
Also targeting physiotherapists are the “Therapy & Training” sessions by the German Academy for Applied Sports Medicine (DAASM). Here the relations between the health care sector, state actors and the fitness industry are in focus.
On the FIBO Thursday Dr. Dr. med. Homayun Gharavi will ask how much medicine the fitness industry can take. “A Tight Rope Walk between Competence and Authorization for Health Counselling”. How to bridge the “Gap between Therapy and Training” and how patients are turned into customers will be shown by Marius Brandt. Patricia Andrews will address the change in school sports: “The Quiet Demise of Physical Education at German Schools – A Declaration of War on the Health System or an Opportunity for the Fitness Industry?”
Friday will see the German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention – DGSP) organise a special programme for physicians, medical-therapy professionals, sports scientists, and sports teachers. Numerous reputable physicians will provide insights into the special characteristics of movement therapy, current developments, and challenges associated with specific clinical patterns such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, depressions, osteoporosis, accident-surgical-orthopaedic, oncological as well as neurological diseases. This will be followed by a guided tour of the FIBO with a Get-Together in the VIP Lounge.
When, where and how?
The FIBO CAMPUS will be held from Thursday, 4 April, to Saturday, 6 April at Koelnmesse’s Congress Centrum Ost. FIBO visitors can simply upgrade their trade fair admission ticket to include a congress ticket at the Ticketshop. This means: one ticket, all the possibilities. The FIBO CAMPUS Ticket grants admission to all lectures. Visitors can compile their very personal agenda and collect valuable continuous education points at many lectures. Convenient access for FIBO CAMPUS participants is ensured by the Ost/East entrance and the adjacent parking lot Ost. A 1-day ticket for the Campus costs EUR 61.
Partner of the FIBO CAMPUS
Numerous partners – associations, trade journals, and education institutes, to name but a few, support the FIBO CAMPUS with their input: including the Beco Aqua Kolleg, the GluckerKolleg, the German Academy for Applied Sports Medicine (DAASM), The German Gesellschaft for Sports Medicine and Prevention (DGSP), Georg Thieme publishing house, Eleiko, EuPD Research Sustainable Management, the IFAA-International Fitness Academy, the IST Study Institute, Perform Better, Pure Emotion / DFAV, Piloxing, SAFS&Beta, Thera Biz, the Trainer Magazin and ZUMBA.
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