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2020 FAST Speakers

Eleni Vosnakis

Eleni is currently the Adelaide United W-League and Adelaide University Soccer Club NPL strength and conditioning coach. Whilst also working as a High-Performance coach at Fast Twitch Performance Training Centre where she designs and delivers athletic programs for both amateur and professional athletes. Eleni is also heavily involved with Football South Australia as the regional girls U15 State coach and football in schools’ coach. Eleni’s presentation on Fatigue and Performance will aim to highlight many of the contributing factors that can cause fatigue and how this has an effect on the athletic performance of a player. She will introduce techniques she has implemented in her professional career to help track and monitor the well being of her players and show you how to best look after your fatigued athletes and get them back to performing their best.

 

Jason Collins

Jason is a Titled APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, who has worked in private practice since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. He is currently working out of Physioactive while also workings with the Adelaide United Football Club in 2016, providing injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation across the men’s, women’s and youth teams. He also works with the Football Federation of South Australia NTC Under 17 girls team, and has previously been involved with state level junior Rugby Union and Cricket teams. Jason will be presenting a lecture on common chronic injuries athletes may experience, focusing on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of these injuries and what management a sports trainer can provide working in conjunction with the athletes physiotherapist.

Emma Mattey

Emma is currently a full time psychologist in South Australia. She has previously worked with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). Her role at SASI was assessing wellbeing of athletes as well as providing psychological interventions for enhanced performance.She has worked with athletes and coaches across a wide variety of sports including soccer, tennis, indoor and beach volleyball, hockey, water polo, swimming, diving, athletics and many others.She also undertake private consulting regularly through which she provides individual consultations and conduct group workshops. Emma’s presentation for the FAST Conference will be focusing on the sign’s sports trainers should look out for that may show an athlete is struggling to cop after suffering a long-term injury. She will teach tips and techniques that will help you support an athlete through their difficult time and also knowing when to refer onto someone of Emma’s profession.

Chris Hampel
Chris is currently a Sports Titled & Musculoskeletal Titled Physiotherapist who has worked with a broad range of sporting teams, including the Adelaide Crows and the Matildas and offers a wealth of experience.His professional interests include rehabilitation the lower limb, in particular knee and ACL injuries. He also has a special interest in wrist, hand and finger injuries including splints. Chris has worked with the Port Magpies, State Women’s Netball Team and was a high-level basketball player. He is also currently the Acute Injury Consultant Physiotherapist for the AMND Competition at Netball SA. Chris will be presenting the hotly debated topic of ACL’s, focusing on the prevention of the injury. He will be teaching you all tips and tricks on ways you can incorporate ACL prevention in your club for both preseason and during season trainings.

Patrick Custance
Patrick is currently an APA Sports Physiotherapist working out of Sportsmed – Stepney Healthcare Hub. With special interests in Football, running and basketball injuries and Fitness and gym programs for injury prevention/performance enhancement. He has an extensive history working as a physiotherapist across some of South Australias most successful teams including Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL), 1997 – 2012, Adelaide Lightning Basketball Club (WNBL), 2006 – 2009 and the Australian Track Cycling Team, 2014. Patrick has also recently travelled to Singapore to present a Masters class in conjunction with the National Physiotherapy Association to their local physiotherapists sharing the knowledge he has gained over a very successful career. Patrick’s presentation will focus on the common ankle injuries athletes experience very regularly and how a sports trainer can help in the injury prevention process and also rehabilitation of an ankle injury.

Aaron Beck
Aaron is currently working with the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Incorporate providing outpatient consultations, acute and rehabilitation services and hydrotherapy and land-based exercise classes. He also gained some amazing experiences these last two year where he worked at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for the men’s and women’s basketball competition and was also the team physiotherapist for Netball Samoa during the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. Aaron has also been a SASMA committee member and community course presenter for the past few years. During the 2020 FAST conference Aaron will be presenting on the controversial topic of kinesiology tape. He’ll go through the pro’s and con’s and let you know when it is really worth using this tape.