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Can psychological strategies help your athletes to heal faster?

partnership with the NxtGen Instutitue Turning evidence into practice

CONTENTS 21 The tendinopathy continuum

27 Shoulder impingement TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT Assessing and treating shoulder pain Welcome

APR 2014

This April issue is so literally bursting at the page seams that we’ve had to run onto the inside back cover with one of our articles AND print our new Web Watch page as a loose leaf insert so apologies if it looks a bit weird! We’ve also introduced a new feedback mechanism where your response to our post-issue feedback on which articles you like, will be factored into the payment remuneration equation for authors. It’s all part of our mission to make sure we’re publishing the type of content that you want and that the authors delivering that content get rewarded accordingly. Ever since I launched sportEX 15 years ago in July (yikes), it was always about fostering a ‘virtuous circle’ approach across the business. This is one more step in that direction.

Another new aspect of this issue is an official collaboration with ForwardThinkingPT and the NxtGen Institute. Nxt Gen’s mission is focused on delivering education designed to foster the highest levels of practitioner critical thinking and clinical reasoning. ForwardThinkingPT’s mission is to promote thinking and improved methodology and assist in the delivery of quality, evidence-based reviews to help the average clinician improve their practice.. This aligns perfectly with the sportEX mission to turn evidence into hands on practice. If you are part of an organisation with a similar passion and would be interested in having your own similar section in the journal then get in touch. It could be a one off or a series of contributions.

Finally come and follow me on Twitter - there’s masses of brilliant material out there from all sorts of sources which I tweet regularly @sportexjournals. In the meantime, enjoy Spring and of course the new issue.

Tor Davies, physio-turned publisher and sportEX founder

The progressive nature of tendinopathy and how best to treat it

best practice sports

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