Dr James Thing spoke on common injuries affecting tennis players and explained the varying tennis grips and how they can affect the hand and wrist and cause injury.
Mike himself spoke on the surgical intervention in the hand and wrist but was mindful to remind the audience that nonoperative methods should be exhausted before proceeding to surgery. However some conditions do require immediate surgical intervention including some fractures such as the scaphoid proximal pole, skiers thumb injuries and fractures and dislocations of the digits requiring manipulation and stabilisation.
The highlight of the day for Mike was listening to a very experienced physiotherapist who specialises in climbing injuries. Paul Houghoughi from Poole gave an outstanding lecture covering all aspects of climbers finger injuries and his extensive experience in treating such athletes.
Ian Gatt ,senior physiotherapist from British Boxing, gave a talk on objective assessments and measurements to aid rehabilitation and finally Jerry Healy gave an excellent overview of imaging in the hand and wrist