Director of the SSU Sport Medicine Center Yurii Ataman participated in scientific and practical seminar “Manual Sports Physiotherapy in Athletics” which took place on June 4-7 in Baku (Azerbaijan). This event was organized by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Yurii Ataman presented the work experience of SSU Sport Medicine Center with athletes-olimpics, in particular, in the use of hardware lymphatic drainage to maintain the proper condition of the musculoskeletal system, sportsmen’s blood and lymph circulation systems. The participants highly appreciated the SSU work aimed to supporting athletes’ health and athletics development in general. SSU scientist’s participation in the seminar took place within the University’s cooperation with Ukraine Athletics Federation (UAF). Also our country was represented by the head coach and recreation therapist of Athletics National Ukrainian team Yevhen Savchenko.

The seminar’s moderator and main speaker was Timo Lindemann – IAAF leading physiotherapist, famous for his work with elite athletes and German Bundesliga football players. Number of trainings were held for participants from Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Turkey, Belarus and Azerbaijan: stretching, manual therapy, therapeutic physical training, kinesiotherapy, first aid for locomotor system injuries.

At the end of seminar all the participants received IAAF certificates signed by it’s President.

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