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TECHNICAL ADVISORS Steve Aspinall Sophie Cox


BSc (podiatry), SRCh, MChS

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


Dr Nick Webborn MRCGP, Dip Sports Med, MSC

Prof Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Welcome

APR 2012

I want to dedicate this editorial to an inspirational osteopath who I have known since I started sportEX and who tragically passed away

on the 15th December last year. Jonathan Betser was just 46 years old when he died, after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was married with two children and my deepest sympathy goes to his family for the loss of both a husband and a father.

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In my first 6 years of sportEX, I worked closely with the Jonathan through the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, an association that he founded and which was just one of the many contributions he made to sports care. As a result of our shared goals, OSCA was the first association to provide sportEX medicine to its members, a group of people that Jonathan advocated for tirelessly. I always remember leaving meetings with him, feeling a weird contrast between mental exhaustion and sheer exhilaration (I’m sure I wasn’t alone in this experience)! The man was a human dynamo quite literally - he did everything at speed! He was involved in the London 2012 preparations, ran multiple private clinics, worked for many GB sports teams including GB Gymnastics and on top of that was one of the most generous and giving people that I’ve ever met. Jonathan, thank you for all you achieved on behalf of sports care, and for the integrity, honour and kindness you showed as a person. Our industry will be a much poorer place without you.

Tor Davies, publisher and founder

CONTENTS 4 Journal watch

This quarter’s key research 7 An accessory navicular dysfunction

A cause of medial foot pain that must be considered as part of the differential diagnosis

12 Assessing patellofemoral pain

Assessment and rehabilitation strategies for PFPS involving upright function

19 Athletic shoulder 27 Barefoot running


Applied assessment and rehabilitation of proprioception in the shoulder

The (re-) evolution of barefoot running: does it reduce injury? 32 sportEX iPad & iPhone app TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT Announcng the launch of our new app

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