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CONTENTS JULY 2010 ISSUE 25


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


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BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE, CSCS BSc (BASRaT) MCSP, MSMA


Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons)


So, why is this? Is it because the graduates from the many courses don’t feel confident in working on their own? (See the report on physio training in the Journal Watch section on pages 4-6). Is it because they feel that having spent time and money on a course they should be paid and few clubs have the resources to do so? Is it because as a ‘volunteer’ they get asked to put in more time than they can? Is it because the coaches and athletes don’t realise the benefits of sports medicine? Or, are the training organisations not equipping their graduates for the real world?


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CONTENTS 7Falling short4Journal watch


12MET versus PNF 17 Prove it! – part 2


Thoughts on a post card (or email) please? Bob Bramah MSMA, MCSP bob@sportex.net


Welcome Where do all the graduates go? We are certainly not short of sporting organisations in the UK. The Central


Council for Physical Recreation (CCPR) which is the national alliance of governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK lists 316 members - organisations as diverse as The Football Association, British Water Ski and the Ramblers who together represent 150,000 clubs across the UK and some 8 million regular participants in sport and active Leisure.


Every year, private schools, local further education colleges and the universities turn out thousands of students newly qualified in massage, sports therapy or physiotherapy. Their qualifications range from Level 2 vocational qualifications through to masters degrees. But where do they all go? They are clearly not getting hitched up with the clubs. Anyone who works as a volunteer at one of the many charity sports events such as the London Marathon know that the athletes they treat post-race tell them that despite being affiliated to a sports club they receive little or no massage or sports injury treatment.


A look at some of the latest research Are practictioners failing gifted athletes? A comparison of these two manual


techniques and a look at the current evidence base for each


A look at all sources of CPD for your portfolio


21 The massage therapist’s 24 London 2012 update


survival guide


How to sustain your career as a massage therapist


The latest news about volunteering for the London 2012 games 26 sportEX update A look at the latest developments from sportEX


excellence sports


promoting in


HIGHLIGHTS medicine


activity health


promoting HIGHLIGHTS for


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