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CONTENTS JULY 2008 ISSUE 37


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 020 8144 3391 Sales and marketing SALLY HUMPHRIES BSc (Hons) sally@sportex.net 0845 652 1906 Subscriptions SANDRA GREATOREX subs@sportex.net 0845 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


of the UK’s widest read professional publication on sports medicine. The feed back has been overwhelmingly good with more than 97% of people approving of the new look.


to the summer edition of sportEX medicine and thank you to all those of you who gave us feedback about the new look and feel . The feed-


We have a particularly practical issue this time featuring two practical tools intended to make your life easier! The first is a two-page photocopiable advice handout which you can give to your patients and clients on setting up their bike correctly in order to avoid or reduce injury risk. The second is a template letter outlining a possible ‘Rehabilitation contract’ that you can use with clients as part of a goal-setting orientated rehabilitation process.


Finally for those of you interested in sports massage, check out the back cover of this issue of sportEX medicine for details of our soft tissue conference. We are bringing back to of the leading Australian soft tissue therapists who have both proven extremely popular at past conferences and we’re focusing on intensive hands on workshops. Visit our website (www.sportex.net) for details. We hope you enjoy this summer issue.


Tor Davies, publisher


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CONTENTS 4Journal watch


golf: a review


A look at some of the latest research


6Injury risk and bike set up 10Hip rotation and back pain in


A review of the types of injury caused by


incorrect bike set up and a photocopiable practical leaflet on correct bike set up


A review of the evidence looking at the relation- ship between back pain and hip rotation in golfers and other sports professionals


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15Using goal setting to


enhance rehabilitation


Again a practical look at the role that goal setting can play in enhancing adherence and improving rehabilitation outcomes


20Mobility stretching and warm-up – the evidence


This has been a controversial topic in the popular press - this article reviews the evidence and gives the facts as they currently stand


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