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Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) Editor LYNN BOOTH MCSP Art editor DEBBIE ASHER Advertising manager TOR DAVIES +44 (0)845 652 1906 Subscriptions SANDRA GREATOREX +44 (0) 845 652 1906

TECHNICAL ADVISORS Richard Bolton Steve Aspinall

Sophie Cox Dr Bryan English MCSP, MAPA


BSc (podiatry), SRCh, MChS

Dip Sports Med, DO

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

Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons Welcome

Welcome to the biggest issue we’ve published in 12 years. Having felt like I’ve been wading through mud for the last 12 months,

updating our publishing platform, things are suddenly starting to gather momentum.

Firstly hopefully you’re all getting to grips with the new website and enjoying the interactive online content (it would be great to hear your feedback). I’ve recorded some videos on our YouTube channel (isportEX) which explains a few of the new features like assigning print and online licenses, booking advertising online and using and searching the new interactive publications - so please check them out. If you’re having any trouble with anything just drop us an email and we’d be happy to help.

The second big announcement is the launch of our customisable public advice leaflets. We’ve tried offering these in the past but the technology has failed us, this time it’s working perfectly! We’ve teamed up with to take advantage of their newly launched, cutting-edge web to print solution. In short, you login to a custom-built website, add your contact details, promote offers or info of your choice and even swop out our images, with ones of your own if you want to. For more info see pages 22-23. This is just the beginning, so please enjoy!

Tor Davies, publisher

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CONTENTS 4Journal watch

and how to identify these causes.

A look at some of the latest research

pain This article discusses the sub group of posterior pelvic girdle pain.

8Is it really a shoulder problem? 13 Assessment of the sacroiliac

Possible causes of pain in the shoulder area joint and posterior pelvic girdle

22Customise our sportEX19Clinical reasoning case study The sacroiliac joint and pelvic girdle pain

advice leaflets

Use our leaflets, add your details and promotions and have them professionally printed at low cost

Sport and Exericse Medicine: Be Prepared series. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT 24Managing concussion in sport The second article in the Working in

best practice sports

promoting in HIGHLIGHTS care

activity health

promoting HIGHLIGHTS for

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