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CONTENTS JANUARY 2014 ISSUE 39


Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) tor@sportex.net


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Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Editorial


JAN 2014


In 2006, at the sportEX and Sports Massage Association Conference, we


hosted not one but two world class soft tissue practitioners. The first, Leon Chaitow, an internationally-rennowned osteopath and author of several soft tissue technique ‘bibles’ on positional release, neuromuscular and muscle energy techniques. The second, was the creator of Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers. sportEX dynamics had only been in existence for two years and little did I appreciate then, just how significant his work on fascia would turn out to be.


We had named our conference the Myofascial Matrix, eight years on and I realise how significant that was. Fascia is now undeniably all the rage and it’s almost hard to remember how amazed we were at Tom’s early discoveries outlined in both his conference presentation and his accompanying article which we published in sportEX dynamics entitled “Anatomy Trains: Early Dissective Evidence” (link to full article here http://spxj.nl/1bwOtO9).


Now we reference this work in almost every article we publish, in this issue alone it’s referenced in four separate articles and most people working in this area will admit we’ve probably only just scratched the surface. We started training single muscles, and progressed to muscle groups, then we moved onto kinetic chains, now we’re just starting to appreciate that this could actually be one whole continuous fascial web. Just what does that mean for the future of not only our profession but our sports people?


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www.sportEX.net 3 CONTENTS


4 Journal watch 8 Research news


9 Taping This quarter’s latest soft tissue research


The treatment of non-specific low back pain: what is the evidence for taping?


The treatment of patellofemoral pain with taping: does the science support the hype?


Tor Davies, physio-turned publisher and sportEX founder


14 Anatomy for the 21st Century 18 Myofascial taping 25 Bike fitting


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