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CONTENTS JANUARY 2011 ISSUE 27


Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) tor@sportex.net Editor BOB BRAMAH MSMA, MCSP bob@sportex.net Art editor DEBBIE ASHER debbie@sportex.net Advertising manager TOR DAVIES tor@sportex.net +44 (0)845 652 1906 Subscriptions SANDRA GREATOREX subs@sportex.net +44 (0)845 652 1906


TECHNICAL ADVISORS Steve Aspinall BSc (BASRaT), MSc Paula Clayton MSMA, MCSP Steven Cluney MSMA Dr Marco


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Cardinale Dave Clark MSc, BSc (Med Hons), BPE Dip SST


Stuart Hinds


Brad Hiskins BSc, Dip SST Ian Jeffrey


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Michael Nichol BSc (BASRaT) Joan Watt


Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Welcome


What sort of therapist are you? According to the NHS Evidence web site, complementary medicine is defined as, “that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine”, or “that which has not


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been shown consistently to be effective”. In 1884 four nurses set up the Society of Trained Masseuses which over time became the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), an applied health profession now regulated by the Health Professions Council. Since 1977 the UK government Department of Health has allowed autonomy for chartered physiotherapists. In the UK osteopaths share a similar status but are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, a body created by an Act of Parliament. They are able to work independently of other health professionals and make their own diagnostic decisions. There are similar regulated professional bodies in many other countries. The profession of sports therapy will hopefully one day have a similar regulated status. Two of the core skills of these regulated professions are massage and the provision of exercise therapy. This means that those two treatment modalities are not in any way shape or form complementary therapies. They are mainstream health interventions. You do not have to be a chartered physiotherapist or osteopath to practise massage or exercise prescription, as long as you have a qualification allowing you to do so and there is nothing wrong with being a ‘complementary therapist’ but if you want to be taken seriously by the medical profession, especially in sport, it is a name you should avoid.


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CONTENTS 7SOAP notes4Journal watch


patient details 10Lumbar mobilisation of the lower limb


An in depth look of the effect of a posterior-to- anterior lumbar mobilisation technique on the lower limb


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A look at some of the latest research A look at the SOAP system of recording


15 What’s new at www.sportEX.net 24 Careers17 Sports-induced whiplash


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