Seminars and Professional Development


Seminars and Professional Development

We offer seminars and presentations on a range of topics. Bevan Colless is one of Asia’s leading experts on running injuries and snow sports injuries. He is available to conduct courses for physiotherapists, corporations, athletes and clubs.

New Directions In Running

Covering the following topics;

  • Training methods and techniques to prevent injuries and run more efficiently
  • Shoe Selection – How to choose the right one – race shoes vs training shoes.
  • Orthotics – when should I start or stop using them?
  • Barefoot Running/ Vibram Five Fingers / Minimalist shoes – are they for me?
  • The biomechanical influences of footwear
  • Forefoot vs. Heel striking – Do I need to change?
  • Tendinitis management – What is tendinitis and how do I avoid it and get rid of it?
  • Integrating new running concepts through practical experimentation

Seminars are predominantly theoretical and include a short practical component, with gait analysis. We ask attendees to bring running shoes and clothes.

Snow Sports Injuries And ACL Management

Bevan spent eight years as the main on-mountain health provider in Japan’s premier international snow resort of Niseko, treating acute snow sports injuries every day. With special interest in acute knee injuries, especially the anterior cruciate ligament, he regularly presents to physiotherapists and doctors on the following topics;

Covering the following topics;

  • Snow sport injury statistics
  • Wrist guards – do they work?
  • Skiers vs Snowboarders – who gets injured the most and what injuries do they suffer?
  • Acute knee injury management
  • Do I need an ACL reconstruction?
  • What graft site should I choose for my ACL?

The Presenter; Bevan Colless

Bevan has degrees in sports science and physiotherapy and with his wife Vanessa, he established Tokyo Physio in 2002 and Singapore Physio in 2013. He is also Tokyo’s leading expat triathlete coach and trained marathon runner Mara Yamuchi for the Beijing Olympics. Bevan is a life-long runner and triathlete working with athletes of all levels from the elite, to adults setting out to tackle their first race. Bevan presents seminars for the Hong Kong Physiotherapy association and various running and triathlon clubs.

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