FUTURE CHAMPS 2017 EVENT REPORT
South Yarra Spine & Sport Medicine (SSYSM) proudly presented ‘Future Champs’ – A seminar dedicated to the development of our next generation of sporting stars. The interactive evening provided an invaluable insight to a packed out audience of coaches, parents and junior athletes on the strategies required to help fulfil sporting potential.
The seminar was headlined by current GWS Giants (AFL) academy director John Quinn. John shared his 25years experience as one of Australia’s leading high performance coach / exercise & sports physiologist by exploring key talent identification and development strategies. In a first time public exclusive, John gave our attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the depth of strategies and tools used by the GWS Giants to recruit and develop players.
Physiotherapists Kylie Takarangi and Dean Huffer presented an in-depth research and experience based analysis through case studies and practical application on common injuries, long-term athlete development and appropriate load management.
The night also provided attendees with free massage from Adam Pockran, Asic shoe guides from podiatrist John Charles and free dips and yoghurt samples from event supporter – Chobani.
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2017 EVENT PHOTOS
John Quinn is an accredited member of the Exercise and Sports Science Association of Australia, with a Bachelor of Sports Science, as well as a Masters of Science and Technology (OH+S). Over his career, John Quinn has worked as an Exercise Physiologist to a huge number of varied associations and individuals, including the Essendon Football Club, GWS Giants, the Australian/Tasmanian Institute of Sport, and as a personal coach to Jana Pittman.
DR. LUKE NICHOLS
Dr. Luke Nichols holds a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic with Distinction. Luke is a keen athlete, and has worked with many elite sporting teams in a professional capacity, including the Australian Olympic Rowing Team. His passion for holistic health has lead him to design SYSSM as a multidisciplinary centre for people who value their wellbeing and proactively want to achieve their optimal level of health.
Kylie is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist, with extensive experience in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, manual therapy and dry needling. She also holds an addition Postgraduate Certificate and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Kylie has a commitment to her own health and wellbeing means she can relate well to ambitious athletes with specific sporting aspirations.
Dean Huffer is a graduate of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University, and also holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Adams State University in Colorado, U.S.A. Dean comes from an athletics background, and was an Australian youth champion and Victorian All Schools champion over middle distance events before going onto compete collegiately in the United States. Dean’s special interests include running injuries, orthopaedics, footwear design and altitude physiology.