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CONTENTS APRIL 2013 ISSUE 56


Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) tor@sportex.net Editor LYNN BOOTH MCSP lynn@sportex.net Art editor DEBBIE ASHER debbie@sportex.net Sub-editor ALISON SLEIGH


Journal watch author BOB BRAMAH


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TECHNICAL ADVISORS Steve Aspinall Sophie Cox


BSc (BASRaT), MSc


BSc (podiatry), SRCh, MChS


Joanne Elphinston BPhty MA, MCSP Dr Dylan Morrisey MCSP, MSc PhD Prof Graham Smith FCSP, SRP Joan Watt


MCSP, SRP


Dr Nick Webborn MRCGP, Dip Sports Med, MSC


Prof Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Welcome


APR 2013


As mornings get lighter, migratory birds return to our gardens and the whiff of spring is in the air, this means one thing for physical therapists


across the UK – marathon season! Time for the yearly influx of sore Achilles heels and over-used iliotibial bands – and their stressed owners all worried about being able to get back on their feet in time for their race.


This got me thinking about roles physical therapists (in the broadest sense) perform in marathon season, particularly as race day volunteers for wounded and distressed athletes. Therapists, along with other local volunteers, play an integral part in making these (and many other sporting events) possible up and down the country. Which then made me wonder as a group, how much volunteering do we actually do each year?


I’ve covered this in more detail – from the fantastic charity work physios and individual practices undertake in local communities to the complex situations faced in disaster areas around the world – in a blog on the sportEX website this month. Have a read and if you have 2 minutes complete this very short survey (http://spxj.nl/YGsWf3) to see how we compare as a profession. We’ll publish the results via the blog.


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This is the start of a much-enhanced social area of the sportEX website. Over the coming months we’ll provide you with opportunities to reflect on some broader discussions around issues that are affecting the industry and day-to-day practice.


Tor Davies, publisher and founder tor@sportex.net


CONTENTS 4 Journal watch


The latest key research


7 Chronic pain in sport 10 Platelet-rich plasma


sports injuries


Treat it better by understanding how it develops


Why and how PRP is being used to treat


19 Groin and hip injuries 24 Emotional intelligence 30 Bulletin board Two papers reviewed


The latest news from sportEX 31 Research analysis TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT


A good anatomical knowlegde is crucial Self-awareness will improve your work


best practice sports


promoting in HIGHLIGHTS care


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