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4th Summer DanceFit Festival (23 to 27 June 2015)

Exercise & Sports Physiotherapy - Your Best Foot Forward (Talk 2), a talk as part of 4th Summer DanceFit Festival by Mr Ray Loh, Mr Justin Wee & Mr Mark Chan (Tan Tock Seng Hospital)
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TALK: What is Functional Movement Screening?

Movement health has been the new concept on injury prevention and FMS (Functional Movement Screening) is a tool used to evaluate individuals’ functional movement qualities before embarking onto more intense or higher level of physical activities. In this talk, we shall discuss how a simple FMS tests can expose our weaknesses and how does it affect our movements increasing the risks of getting injured.


WORKSHOP: Dance Rehab – A Physiotherapist Perspective

The body of a dancer goes through as much, if not more beatings than any other athlete. Here, we explore the role of a physiotherapist in relation to Dance Medicine. We will also cover basic principles of strength and conditioning to help minimize the risk of injuries.


SPEAKERS

Mr Ray Loh graduated from Edith Cowan University of Australia with distinction and was an invited member of the Golden Key International Honour Society for his academic achievement. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As a clinical exercise physiologist at the Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, his job requires him to design and prescribe exercises programmes, train patients with chronic injuries and disabilities and those with metabolic syndromes such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In Sports, he is involved in fitness and performance testing, running gait analysis, and strength and conditioning for performance enhancement, injury prevention and back to sports after injury.


Mr Justin Wee currently works at the Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic and sees an array of sports injuries and post-surgical cases. He completed his post-graduate training in the area of high performance science and understands both the clinical and performance aspects of injured athletes. His has special interest in runners, multi-sport athletes and strongly believes in restoring natural movements in humans.


Mr Mark Chan is a senior physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and has a special interest in the management of various musculoskeletal conditions, particularly to the athletic population. He completed his Masters degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2011. Mark is part of the Sports Medicine Clinic team where he specializes in sports injury rehabilitation and prevention. Mark is also currently involved in clinical research examining ACL and neck pain patient populations, and to date has a few published papers.


Tan Tock Seng Hospital is one of Singapore’s largest multi-disciplinary hospitals with 170 years of pioneering medical care and development. The hospital has 40 clinical and allied health departments, 16 specialist centres and is powered by more than 7,000 healthcare staff. TTSH sees over 2,000 patients at its specialist clinics and some 460 patients at its emergency department every day. TTSH is part of the National Healthcare Group, providing holistic and integrated patient care.


With a strong quality culture steeped in patient safety, TTSH constantly challenges itself to provide faster, better, cheaper and safer care for patients. To achieve this, the hospital keeps abreast and believes in investing in its staff, facilities, medical technology and system improvements.



Event Timeline
Sat Jun 27, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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Free Admission
Venue Address
28 Aliwal Street Singapore
Directions
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway. Other nearby MRT stations: Bugis & Lavender
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Presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd, Managed by ODT International
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