A rolling stone gathers no moss. To make sure that you are staying mobile, find out about all the technical innovations and innovative treatment methods that physiotherapy and sports medicine have to offer at MEDICA 2022!
Research companies and products!
Products and exhibitors around physiotherapy, orthopedic technology and wearables can be found in the MEDICA 2022 catalog!
Topic of the Month: Fighting monotony with apps: Exergames in physiotherapy
Gamification has long since made its way into modern physical therapy. Games make it easy for people of all ages to enjoy their exercises. And that in turn contributes to the success of therapy – whether after a sports injury or in exercise therapy for children. Find out more in our Topic of the Month.
November 16/17 in Düsseldorf, Congress Center Süd, Conference Room 2
The 10th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE is the international hotspot for innovations in sports medicine and related disciplines. Renowned sports physicians, sports scientists, visionaries, physiotherapists, sports techies and experts will meet here for an interdisciplinary dialogue on innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation. Every interested participant is welcome, physicians can have their participation credited as a continuing education event.
6 exciting sessions and 29 speakers over 2 conference days will provide insight into the following topics:
Sports and exercise in pandemic times
Sports for health
Guided Innovation Tour
Evidence based diagnostics and wearable technologies
Shark tank of digital innovation
Individualization in professional sports and exercise programs
Cooperation partners of the conference are DGSP (German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention), DVS (German Society for Sports Science), EFSMA (European Federation of Sport Medicine Associations), FIMS (Federation Internationale de Medicine du Sport), Exercise is Medicine (American College of Sports Medicine), Exercise is Medicine Europe, FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry), EPSI (European Platform on Sports Innovation), WISS (Federal Institute for Sports Science), Sport Speaker and WT | Wearable Technologies. Industry partners include Kinexon, SmarTracks, Supersapiens, Myocene and bioniq.
MMSC: New evidence and guidelines on COVID and Long COVID
MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE, November 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Sports physicians worldwide have to deal with the consequences of the covid pandemic in many ways. The results of current studies and the state of research will be presented at the 10th edition of the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16-17, 2022, at MEDICA.
On November 16, Prof. Alexandra Nieters, head of the research group at the Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency at the University Medical Center Freiburg, will present for the first time the results of a comprehensive post-covid study. One of her earlier studies already showed that the burden remains substantial six to 12 months after acute infection, even in young and middle-aged adults after mild acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Whether COVID-19 infection poses health risks and chronic performance impairment in athletes is shown by Manuel Widmann, Department of Sports Medicine, University Hospital Tübingen.
From the perspective of a cardiologist who treats covid patients on a daily basis, Prof. Andreas Hagendorff, head of the echocardiography laboratories at Leipzig University Hospital, proposes a new diagnostic approach that can help practitioners worldwide make "return-to-play" and "return-to-competition" decisions. Prof. Rembert Koczulla, chief physician of the Pneumology Center at Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land and professor at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, is lead coordinator of the "Long/ Post-COVID" guideline. He presents the latest recommendations from the perspective of pneumology.
MMSC: Individualization in elite sports and exercise therapy
MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE, November 17, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Top athletes and individuals respond very differently to training load. The same training achieves different training adaptation and should be customized. Age, gender or genetics - training tailored to them achieves better results. Which factors should be taken into account and which not? The 10th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE tries to find answers to these questions.
Prof. Karsten Krüger from the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen discusses the possibilities of individualization in training through genetic markers and molecular blood markers. The extent to which metabolites are suitable for this purpose is explained by Prof. Henning Wackerhage from the Technical University of Munich. Prof. Dr. Ramona Ritzmann shows how differently the neuromuscular system reacts to "non-use", i.e. non-movement. She gains these insights from her space research at the Space Laboratory Novespace, Bordeau. Prof. Sidney Grosprêtre from the University of Franche-Comté shows the individualization of neuroscientific training methods in elite sports. How the individualization of the sleep management in the point sport goes, knows thereby sleep expert Dr. Sarah Jakowski to report. In a research project, she is investigating sleep behavior, sleep patterns and individual sleep management strategies in junior and elite sports.
So far, gender has been given too little consideration in the individualization of training programs. In her article "Sportswomen are much more than just small sportsmen," Prof. Petra Platen, a sports physician at the Ruhr University in Bochum, calls for women-specific characteristics such as the menstrual cycle to be taken more into account when planning training and competitions. She is currently conducting a research project together with the German Athletics Association (DLV).
Those who want to learn more about the current research around individualization in elite sports and in exercise programs for patients can get perfect information at the 10th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE.
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Video: Digitalization in orthopedic technology – A craft is changing
Orthopedic auxiliary means are mostly still produced in manual labor today. But orthopedic technology is also trying out new ways by using tools like 3D scanners, digital models and 3D printing. Nadja Singer from Ottobock explains in our video interview how this changes the production of auxiliary means.
MEDICA is the global hotspot for innovative start-ups - and among them are many that are relevant to sports medicine and physiotherapy. In the "shark tank" of digital innovations on the second day of the 10th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE, companies will showcase digital innovations.
These include Dr. Federico Fontana of Supersapiens and Dr. Anne Latz of Hello Inside, who successfully implement apps based on continuous blood glucose monitoring in top-level sports and in normal everyday life. In particular, this allows training and nutrition to be optimized. Kinexon, "Preferred Supplier" of FIFA and many professional teams worldwide, shows performance management based on real-time tracking of athletes. For sports physicians, the aspects that play a role in injury prevention are particularly relevant. SmarTracks will present a module solution for running training that provides training and diagnostics apps, sensors and related equipment for sports venues. Attendees can learn how health monitoring can go via voice from Christian Klasen, founder of Voizzr. And Dr. Leon Brudy from Garmin will present the future of wrist-worn wearables.
MMSC: Wearable Technologies for sports medicine and physiotherapy
November 14-17, MEDICA WT Show, Hall 12, Booth D33
Wearable technologies started their success story more than 20 years ago - in the sports sector. There are now many solutions on the market for monitoring vital and performance parameters in real time - fitness trackers, smart patches, intelligent implants or robotic assistance systems. And among them are many that are approved as medical products. At the MEDICA Wearable Technologies Show in Hall 12, more than 40 companies will showcase the latest innovations and developments. The MEDICA special show in Hall 12 is implemented by the WT Wearable Technologies Group.
Garmin, August International Ltd., and Corsano Health B.V. will present innovative smart wearables for the wrist ("Wristables"). They enable athletes and patients to monitor vital and performance parameters - around the clock. Plux will be showing a whole range of solutions, from electromyography and force measurement to respiration sensors.
Body (core) temperature is a relevant parameter for athletes, especially with regard to major sporting events with high outdoor temperatures. Nowadays, this can be recorded continuously and conveniently for the user with smart patches, such as those shown by Blue Spark Technologies Inc. or greenTEG AG. Another possibility is presented by Cosinuss GmbH, the measurement of the body core temperature by a so-called "hearable" in the ear.
Especially relevant for women is the Tempdrop solution, which tracks the cycle non-invasively and can thus provide relevant information for the control of training processes.
The detection of various heart parameters is also evolving. For example, Skylabs Inc. will be showing a finger ring at the Wearable Technologies Show that goes beyond measuring heart rate and can detect atrial fibrillation. It's worthwhile for sports physicians, sports scientists and related disciplines to stop by Hall 12.
WT | WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES SHOW
Hall 12, stand 12, D21
The WT | WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES SHOW is the innovation hotspot and visitor magnet at MEDICA and offers more than 40 co-exhibitors a unique platform to present the latest developments and innovations in wearable sensor technology for the healthcare market. If you are interested in which technologies will become part of our everyday life in the future and solve our health problems, then visit the WT | Wearable Technologies Show.
Learning from and with olympic champions at the MEDICA SPORTS HUB
November 14-17, Hall 4, Booth C15
At the MEDICA SPORTS HUB action area in Hall 4, you can train, learn and network with prominent Olympic and world champions. They bring their Olympic know-how and shape the Hub's active program. The exchange platform puts the focus on health sports and fitness to participate and connects relevant players and programs in the halls. Engage with professionals and learn from the best. As part of Sports Talks, MEDICA trade show visitors can also experience athletes live at other exhibitors.
The active participation program is available every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on all four days of the trade show. Let's move!
Immerse yourself into strange worlds, solve tasks, experience adventures – computer games look especially realistic in Virtual Reality. Medicine is also making good use of virtual worlds: With CUREO, the CUREosity GmbH from Düsseldorf has developed a VR system for physiotherapy and ergotherapy. Thomas Saur and Stefan Arand, the founders of CUREosity, tell us in our video interview, how the system differs from other therapeutic measures, how it relieves therapists, and how it can be personalized for different patients.
Video: Improving rehab devices with experience
Successful rehabilitation requires not only a good therapist, but also good equipment. Enraf Nonius has been a manufacturer of electrotherapy and rehabilitation equipment for 90 years. At MEDICA 2021, they will report on the experience they have gained in the industry over the years.
Video: Hybrid rehabilitation
Many people have delayed necessary therapies during the Corona pandemic, also in rehabilitation. But a regular treatment is especially important here to recover lost abilities and maintain existing ones. Hybrid, digital products that connect therapists and patients online can help. We learn more about this at MEDICA 2021 at the stand of Titanis Sp. z o.o.
MEDICA START-UP PARK
Hall 12, stand E53
Young companies show what sports medicine and physiotherapy can look like in 2022!
Bio-Sensing Solution S.L. (Spain)
DyCare - Digital, therapeutic care or home-based rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal problems.