UCD SPHPSS at UCD Festival 2022
UCD SPHPSS at the UCD Festival 2022
UCD Festival was back in 2022 as an in-person event and took place on Saturday 11th June.
This year, the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science hosted four events and it was fantastic to see so many people joining in the fun.
At our ‘Know Your Numbers!’ stand, participants were given a snapshot of their key biometric measurements including height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and handgrip strength.
At the ‘Movement Screening with the UCD Physiotherapy Hub’ stand, participants completed a short circuit to get an indication of their physical fitness level, balance/motor control, lower limb power, flexibility and upper limb strength.
Used as a training aid for elite sports teams, researchers at the School use Batak equipment to test reaction speed and coordination. We invited participants to test their own speed and coordination at our 'Take the Batak Challenge' stand and see how far up the leaderboard they would place.
And last, but by no means least, Professor Eleni Theodoraki presented her research into sustainability and the impacts of mega-sports events.
All in all, it was a fantastic day. See you again at UCD Festival 2023!