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For those of you who have been involved in the preparation of our athletes, I’m sure I speak for everyone in saying our fingers are crossed for you! But whatever happens, let’s enjoy the party!!

Tor Davies, publisher and founder

JULY 2012

I bet every single one of us remembers exactly where we were on the day seven years ago, when it was announced we’d won

the bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. And here we are standing on the threshold of that very event.

But before that frenzy ensues I wanted to spare a thought for those who have been working behind the scenes to get us ready for this once in a lifetime occasion. Our very own commissioning editor, Lynn Booth, is the clinical lead for physical therapies on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and she warned me 2 years ago that she was working flat out and she needed me to take over some of the commissioning duties with immediate effect. I don’t think any of us can imagine the extent of the work that has gone into the organisation of this event.

CONTENTS 4 Journal watch

The latest key research

7 FAI and hip arthroscopy 14 The demands of gymnastic


A detailed analysis of the physical preparation of trampoline athletes

The evidence base surrounding the use of hip arthroscopy relating to functional outcoume

18 Sudden cardiac death in The third of Lisa Hodgson’s Be Prepared articles


26 gaitSMART available for competition

A new technology to keep atletes 31 Cluster testing Use of cluster testing in the shoulder and hip in order to improve diagnostic accuracy TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT

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