Sports Rehab and Education have set an industry standard for sports conferences. From Pain to Performance held on an annual basis in London in May is widely recognised as one of the leading sports medicine conferences in the UK both for the quality of its speakers and the location.

A Sports Rehab & Education Conference can guarantee:


Outstanding Speakers


Focused Event


Top Quality Venues


Full Trade Exhibitions


An administration support team that is friendly, helpful and efficient

……and fabulous refreshments too!!image

Announcing another great line-up for :
From Pain to Performance™ 2017
  A One Day International Sport & Exercise Medicine Symposium
SATURDAY 20th May 2017,
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
08:30 - 9:15 REGISTRATION

  09:15 - 9:30   Welcome & Introduction to the Conference
Professor Graham N. Smith |

  09:30 - 10:15   The Problem Shoulder – Referral or Rehab?
MS Susan Alexander |

  10:15 - 11:00   Management of Groin Injuries in Professional Sport; An Athlete First, Injury Second Approach
Johnny Wilson |

  11:00 - 11:30   COFFEE & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:30 - 12:15 Hamstring Injuries - The Role of the Intramuscular Tendon
Peter Brukner |

  12:15 - 01:00   The Reconditioning Model and the Restoration of Athletic Normal (Part1)
Bill Knowles |

  01:00 - 02:15   LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION


  02:15 - 02:20   Introduction to Afternoon Session
Professor Graham N. Smith |

  02:20 - 02:40   The Effect of Cryotherapy on Muscle Reaction Time during a Simulated Lateral Ankle Sprain
Peter Thain |

  02:40 - 03:00   Post-Concussion Syndrome and Psychosocial Issues in a Professional Academy Footballer
Tom Robinson |

  03:00 - 03:45   The Reconditioning Model and the Restoration of Athletic Normal (Part 2)
Bill Knowles |

  03:45 - 04:15   TEA & TRADE EXHIBITION

  04:15 - 05:00   Life in the Fast Lane
Leo Athanasatos |

  05:00 -     Closing Remarks
Professor Graham N. Smith |
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Ms Susan Alexander MBBS MSc PhD FRCS 
Susan Alexander is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the Fortius Clinic and the King Edward VII Hospital in London. After graduating from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996, Susan completed a PhD in Molecular Biology, at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College, London. She completed her orthopaedic specialty training on the London based North West Thames programme (2005-2010), and during this period also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde. Her passion lies in shouldersurgery and she also undertook Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH Stanmore). In 2013 Susan was appointed Consultant in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at RNOH Stanmore. Susan has published in both clinical and scientific peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at numerous international orthopaedic meetings. She also founded ‘The Funky’, an online anatomy video resource, featuring Professor Vishy Mahadevan from the Royal College of Surgeons of England





Leo Athanasatos BAppSc (Phty) AdipSpSc  
Leo Athanasatos is a Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a vast range of experience working in the NHS, private practice, and sport. Leo graduated in physiotherapy from the University of Sydney Australia in 1994 and three years later was made Clinical Education Lead at the North Middlesex Hospital. Life took a change of direction in 2001 moving into the fast lane of Formula 1 motor racing. Over a six year period Leo worked with a number of teams and racing drivers including: Brackley based BAR Honda (British American Racing) home to 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve; Cologne based Toyota Panasonic Racing which has included drivers such as Ralf Schumacher and Olivier Panis and BMW Sauber Racing, reuniting with Jacques Villeneuve. Currently Leo is the Medical Director for Panis-Barthez Competition in the European Le Mans (ELMs) series which includes the famous 24hr Le Mans race. Leo has extensive teaching experience both in the UK and Europe and has a special interest in spinal, knee, shoulder and sports injuries. He is a member of the BASEM Executive Committee.





Peter Brukner is a specialist Sports and Exercise Physician. He is the Founding Partner at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Team Doctor for the Australian Cricket Team. Peter is also an Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. As a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher, Peter has held many high profile positions including Australian Team Physician at the Atlanta Olympic Games, Team Manager of the Australian Athletics Team at the Sydney Olympics, Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool FC and Australian Team Doctor for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Peter’s major area of research interest has been in overuse injuries particularly stress fractures, but he has also published widely in areas such as groin pain, exercise-related lower leg pain, fatigue and the female athlete. He is the co-author of the best-selling Clinical Sports Medicine. Peter’s contribution to Sports Medicine has been widely recognised with a number of international awards and in 2006 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to Sports Medicine.
Bill Knowles ATC CSCS






Bill Knowles is Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development for HPSports in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 27 years of experience at Professional, Olympic, and Elite Junior levels of sport. World-renowned in the field of Sports Reconditioning and Athletic Development, Bill specialises in developing Reconditioning strategies for athletes following injury. These same concepts are also designed for athletes and teams to improve performance and reduce the incidence of injury. Bill has lectured and trained staff around the world on his concepts of managing Load Compromised Athletes in their quest for a return to competition following injury. He has worked with Governing Bodies of Sport such as the Rugby Football Union, The Football Association, Australian Institute of Sport, Chinese Olympic Committee, US Soccer, US Skiing, The English Institute of Sport, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Bill has trained athletes from dozens of professional teams throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia and he also spends significant time with the Philadelphia Union’s (Major League Soccer) Youth Academy and first team.





Tom Robinson BSc (Hons)
Tom Robinson is the Owner and Managing Director of the Excel Sports Clinic in York. He is also a guest lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Therapy programme at York St John University. Tom graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy in 2008 and was quickly snapped up by York City Football Club in the role of Sports Therapist. His work focused on Academy level players and, in 2012 Tom was made Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine. He was responsible for the entire provision of Sports Science and Medicine for all age ranges, from U9 to U18. Tom spent 8 years at the football club but left in 2016 to focus on developing the Excel Clinic which he set up in 2010. His particular areas of interest are in youth athletic development, injuries affecting the youth athletic population and developing screening and preventative strategies for youth athletes.
Peter Thain PhD MSc BSc (Hons)





Dr Peter Thain is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) and MSc in Sports Therapy at Birmingham City University. Peter graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2009 with a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Therapy. He continued with his studies at the University and completed his PhD in 2013. His research investigates the effect of Cryotherapy on neuromuscular control, as well as developing novel methods for analysing the dynamic defence mechanism of the ankle in response to sudden ankle perturbation. Peter gained an MSc in Physiotherapy with distinction in 2016, from University College London. He took up his post at Birmingham City University in 2016 with a specific remit to design, develop and achieve validation for their portfolio of Sports Therapy programmes. Peter remains passionate about his research with publications in peer reviewed journals, a book chapter and presentations at international conferences. As a Graduate Sports Therapist and Physiotherapist, Peter also works clinically with England Basketball, travelling throughout the UK and Europe.





Johnny Wilson MSc BSc (Hons) BSc MACP PGCertEd  
Johnny is Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine at Notts County FC and Managing Director and principal author for; an educational platform designed to challenge current concepts in Sport Science & Sports Medicine. Johnny has completed undergraduate degrees in Physiotherapy and Sports Science from St George’s University Hospital, University of London and St Mary’s University College, Twickenham respectively, together with a PGCE in Primary Education in 2001 while at St Mary’s. His thirst for knowledge is relentless and he completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham and was also awarded a Post-Graduate qualification in Manual Therapy (Upper & Lower Limb) with MACP accreditation, from the University of Birmingham in 2014. Johnny has a passion for movement analysis when assessing, diagnosing and treating injured players and is renowned for his creative, individualised, performance reconditioning programmes. He lectures on the MSc for Sports & Exercise Medicine and on the Undergraduate Physiotherapy course at the University of Nottingham.
Professor Graham N. Smith GradDipPhys FCSP DipTP CertEd






Professor Graham N. Smith is a Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Consultant, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Chairman of The Society of Sports Therapists (UK) and a member of the Executive Committees of BASEM and the FMA. Graham has an extensive background in the treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries at all levels of the sporting spectrum. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester, an External Lecturer for the MSc in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin and an External Examiner on the MSc Football Rehabilitation programme at Edge Hill University. He was responsible for setting up and running the Football Association National Rehabilitation Centre at Lilleshall and he has also worked with British Olympic and representative teams, as well as in professional football. Now, alongside working in his clinic in Glasgow and consultancy commitments, he lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injury management.