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A look back over the last 15 years of sportEX


JUL 2014

So, we’ve just completed our 15th year of publishing and on pages 32-34 I have taken time to reflect on what that’s meant for us at sportEX. In this editorial I’d like to look at what it’s meant for our readers. In December 1998 I vividly remember sitting at the top of the stairs in my

house talking on the phone to one of my then-medical advisors about my concerns on the politics of sports medicine and the possible consequences on my soon-to-be fledgling journal. True to his role, my advisor very wisely advised me to stay out of the politics and in his words “just concentrate on producing a bloody good practical journal on sports medicine”, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. But I can’t help but look back and feel that politics and territory wars between professional groups have held us back as a broader physical therapy profession, and that makes me sad, particularly as I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. Physical therapy is disunited, it doesn’t matter if it’s sports therapists, sports rehabilitators, physiotherapists, chiropractors, or osteopaths, ultimately though we’re all physical therapists each with different strengths both professionally and personally and I can’t help feeling that all of us, including our professional associations, would be better served figuring out how we can work together to share expertise and knowledge in unity, rather being determined to plough our own furrows.

My hope for the next 15 years is that we find a much better way of co- existing than we have for the last 15 because ultimately it will only be us as a profession that suffers. Tor Davies, physio-turned publisher and sportEX founder

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