2009 SMA Sports Trainer Conference

AOK was the major sponsor of this years Sports Medicine Australia NSW Sports Trainer Conference. Held at St George Leagues Club at Kogorah the day was a great success, with a range of excellent presenters. The subjects included:

Predictability of Lower Limb Injuries in Sport” with Marilyn Feenstra (President of SMA NSW) and principal podiatrist at the Mosman Foot Clinic.

Learn to Think Like a Champion” with Paul Penna of Focus Performance Psychology and the Sport Psychologist with the Australia Swim Team.

Making Safety Easy” with Kristy Abbot Ass Chief Executive with Youthsafe – the peak body for youth injury prevention.

The Use of Technology in Sport” with James Green Physical Preparation Co-ordinator with the Sydney Swans.

Sports Nutrition – What a Trainer Needs to Know” with Susie Burrell – a specialist Weight Management Dietitian at the Westmead  Childen’s Hospital.

Concussion Management” with Dr Dan Bates, Sydney Swans Sports Medicine Registrar.

Preparing for Competing – The warm Up” with Cameron Elliott, Physiotherapist with Sydney Sports Medicine Centre.

Advanced Taping Principles” with Larry Britton, Head Trainer – Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club.

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Bradley Wilson is the Managing Director of the AOK Health Group, established in 1994. The AOK Group is comprised of 3 companies which specialise in the design, manufacture and distribution of health and rehabilitation products, education and services worldwide. Bradley has not just fostered good products but also good business, winning the awards including 2008 Exporter of the Year, 2003 Fastest Growing Hunter Wholesaler and in 2004 Trainer of the Year in Logistics. In 2004, 2006 & 2008 Bradley was elected as a Director of the Hunter Business Chamber by the 1000 member companies of that organisation. He is Senior Vice President, Chair of the Executive, Audit, Business Development and Education Committees. In 2005 fellow board members elected him as a Councillor of NSW Business Chamber (previously Australian Business Ltd) - one of Australia’s largest business lobby groups. Bradley was a Councillor for 3 years. Respected enough to work with other prominent industry professionals throughout the world, he has developed a business model that allows his customers the advantage of the world’s best product and technological information unchallenged by their competitors.

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