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CONTENTS JULY 2009 ISSUE 41


Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) tor@sportex.net Editor LYNN BOOTH MCSP lynn@sportex.net Art editor DEBBIE ASHER debbie@sportex.net Advertising manager PAUL HARRIS paul@sportex.net +44 (0) 20 8652 1906 Subscriptions SANDRA GREATOREX subs@sportex.net +44 (0) 845 652 1906


TECHNICAL ADVISORS Richard Bolton Steve Aspinall


Sophie Cox Dr Bryan English MCSP, MAPA


BSc (BASRaT), MSc


BSc (podiatry), SRCh, MChS


Dip Sports Med, DO


Joanne Elphinston BPhty MA, MCSP Viv Lancey


MCSP, SRP


Dr Dylan Morrisey MCSP, MSc PhD Prof Graham Smith FCSP, SRP Joan Watt


MCSP, SRP


Dr Nick Webborn MRCGP, Dip Sports Med, MSC


Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons Welcome This issue signifies an important milestone in the history of sportEX as


we launched our first ever issue of sportEX medicine exactly 10 years ago in July 1999. And what a lot has happened in that time!


At the time I launched the publication, I’d come out of physio training, into a sports science degree and then into medical journalism. When I left my job as a medical journalist to set up sportEX, I was a junior reporter earning £12k a year! To say I knew virtually nothing about publishing would be an understatement. Here we are, 10 years on, not just keeping up but in many ways leading many much bigger publishing businesses through our use of digital technology. Each sportEX issue is now published online in a fully digital interactive form, as well as in paper. These digital issues include a whole range of animations, videos and audio interactions.


But the only reason we are still here and able to reach these new heights, is because you, our subscribers, continue to support and equally importantly, promote us to your colleagues and friends. With our enthusiasm for technology and desire to bring practice to life, It feels to me that sportEX is about to truly come into its own. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.


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DISCLAIMER


While every effort has been made to ensure that all information and data in this magazine is correct and compatible with national standards generally accepted at the time of publication, this magazine and any articles published in it are intended as general guidance and information for use by healthcare professionals only, and should not be relied upon as a basis for planning individual medical care or as a substitute for specialist medical advice in each individual case. To the extent permissible by law, the publisher, editors and contributors to this magazine accept no liability to any person for any loss, injury or damage howsoever incurred (including by negligence) as a consequence, whether directly or indirectly, of the use by any person of any of the contents of the magazine.


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CONTENTS 3Journal watch


7Get the balance right and physical activity


A look at some of the latest research


The star excursion balance test and single leg dynamic balance training


12Adolescent spinal pain, posture


How understanding the causes of adolescent spinal pain can be a key factor in preventing spinal pain in adults


17Posture poster and exercise advice leaflet


Poster showing ideal desk sitting position and a range of seat based exercises to encourage flexibility and mobility


The importance of knowing basic wrist anatomy along with injury diagnosis, investigation and treatment


21Common sporting wrist injuries


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