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Hope’s upper limb specialists welcome the English Institute of Sport

EIS Monday 15 February 2016

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) held its quarterly Upper Limb Group meeting at Liverpool Hope University, where the potential for research collaboration was discussed.

Associate Professor Omid Alizadehkhaiyat, whose research involves the development of evidence-based treatment and exercise prescription for upper limb conditions, hosted the event.

The EIS already utilises the expertise of academic specialists from the University of Birmingham and the University of Salford to research spine and knee injuries, and is assessing the viability of an upper limb research programme at Hope.

Ian Horsley, EIS Regional Lead Physiotherapist for the North West, explained how Hope and the EIS seem to be “a good fit”.

He said: “We need to reduce the injury burden in elite sport, as the rate is far too high. Working with athletes means we’re at the forefront of research, but don’t always have the capacity to carry it out.

“By creating links with Universities, we can develop mutually beneficial relationships that provide the EIS with access to expertise, and academics with access to elite sportsmen and women.

“Holding the Group’s meeting at Hope, allows the opportunity for both parties to meet and discuss ways we could potentially collaborate in the future.”

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