Oral Presentation Australian Podiatry Conference 2019

Athlete data and relevance for public health and physical activity across the lifespan  (#4)

Michael K Drew 1 2 3
  1. Athlete Availability Program, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  2. Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  3. Research Institute for Sport and Exercise , University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Olympic athletes provide an opportunity to understand the nth degree of human potential. One of these potentials is the ability to withstand high workloads – both physical and mental. This lecture will outline the current activities undertaken by the Athlete Availability Program at the Australian Institute of Sport and detail the requirements to keep athletes healthy. A key focus of the talk will be how learnings can be translated to ‘everyday athletes’ and emerging areas that all clinicians should be aware of when managing injuries in active populations whether they are recreational or Olympians.