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Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons)


Commissioning editors Brad Hiskins - Australia & New Zealand Whitney Lowe - USA & Canada Humphrey Bacchus - UK & Europe South Africa - TBA

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Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Welcome

JULY 2012

So London 2012 is about to unleash the full force of its excitement on us! OK I confess I’ve paid a ridiculous amount for

closing ceremony tickets (along with some more sensibly priced beach volleyball tickets - well Horseguards Parade as a beach? It’s tough to resist)! But it’s a once in a lifetime experience for all of us and for those of you lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work there in a professional capacity, even more so.

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So keep notes, take lots of photos, write your experiences up and send them to me at the email below. I’ll read them all, publish the best ones on our website and then ask you to vote for the ones you want to see published in the October issue. The topic can be anything; humorous, lessons learnt, ‘if only I’d known that....’ or even ideas for cartoons. If we like it, we’ll bring to life for you as a permanent reminder of the day we got to do what we love, in front of a home crowd on arguably the biggest stage in your profession. Good luck and whatever happens, enjoy the ride! Tor Davies, publisher and founder

7 Anatomical differences in4 Journal watch A look at some of the latest research

10 New options for treating 17 Neural tension techniques

patellofemoral pain An analysis of new methods

Is it possible to use these techniques for pain management

patient populations The benefits of paying attention to small changes and honing your palapation skills

CONTENTS 24 Forefoot running

A look at the dual benefits of natural running

28 Choosing your running shoes 34 Book reviews

Reviews of newly published books TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SPORTEX VISIT

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