James Graham Lecture Theatre C. Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.
8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome and opening of the workshop. Dr Karen Hind, Leeds Beckett University.
09:15 – 10:30 Tensiomyography: How it works. Sergej Rozman.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and networking
11:00 – 11:30 Practical demonstration. Sergej Rozman, TMG-BMC Ltd.
11:30 – 12:00 Validity and reliability of TMG measurements. Hannah Wilson, Leeds Beckett University.
12:00 – 12:30 Q & A’s
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote. TMG : Out of the Laboratory and onto the Podium. Dr Lewis Macgregor, University of Stirling.
14:15- 14:45 TMG Characteristics of Professional Surfers. Dr Matthew Barlow and Helen Gravestock, Leeds Beckett University.
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break and networking
15:15 – 15:45 TMG and Return to Play in Professional Football. Ashley Jones, Leeds Beckett University.
15:45 – 16:15 Insights into Musculoskeletal Ageing with TMG. Mathew Butterworth & Matthew Lees, Leeds Beckett University.
16:15 Closing remarks. Jure Jemec, TMG-BMC Ltd.
‘TMG: Out of the Laboratory and onto the Podium’
Synopsis – ‘In recent years, SportScotland: Scottish Institute of Sport has incorporated
TMG into the support package which is afforded to some of our top athletes. I will discuss
how we have established TMG as an essential piece of apparatus to inform and affect
performance at the highest level, by monitoring of fatigue and recovery, and by furthering
our understanding of training adaptations.
Tensiomyography is an evidence-based method which enables precise measuring of individual
muscles’ contraction characteristics – the ability of the muscle to contract/relax. This information
is crucial for the identification of injury risk, supports return to play decisions and shows change
in performance over time.
“Our work scientifically evaluated several applications of TMG in sport and
much of this work is now published. This fundamental work really helped
establish the credibility of TMG in the provision of instantaneous feedback
across several important areas as muscle fibre typing, muscle fatigue/recovery
from fatigue, muscle function and injury status.”
“With tapering, you need to row back the training when they’re preparing for an
event so they’re ready to race,” Dr Angus Hunter, the project lead, illustrates.
“You can tailor that. You can use it as a screening tool if someone’s detecting an
injury. They might feel it’s a niggle but it’s ok. We can find it’s one side that’s
under-performing. So as a coach, you’re aware of that and can back off. In the
longer-term, it can detect if one side is weaker than the other so strength and
conditioning coaches can play to create more symmetry and a more even stroke
in the water.”