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Publisher TOR DAVIES BSc (Hons) Editor BOB BRAMAH MSMA, MCSP Art editor DEBBIE ASHER Advertising manager PAUL HARRIS 020 8144 3391 Sales and marketing SALLY HUMPHRIES BSc (Hons) 0845 652 1906 Subscriptions SANDRA GREATOREX 0845 652 1906

TECHNICAL ADVISORS Bert Appleton MSMA Steve Aspinall Paula Clayton

Steven Cluney MSMA Dr Marco

Cardinale Dave Clark

Stuart Hinds Brad Hiskins Ian Jeffrey

Michael Nichol Joan Watt


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MSc, BSc (Med Hons), BPE Dip SST

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Dr Greg Whyte PhD, BSc (Hons) Welcome

Welcome to the summer edition of sportEX dynamics. It’s the time of year when thousands of students on full

and part time courses finish their study and look forward to a job in sport or performance. Unfortunately, for the majority, there will only be ‘volunteer’ work to look forward to. Yes, being lucky enough to get a foot in the door at any level is great experience but, as qualified practitioners should we really being giving our services to professional or elite organisations for free? Training is expensive and time-consuming and takes dedication and commitment. Are we undermining our own professionalism by offering our services for little or no reward? Is it time to say, ‘No’? What do you think?

We now have full details of our soft tissue conference taking place on the 8th and 9th November at Salford University. For more information see page 7 and the outside back cover.

As sportEX dynamics went to press the SMA announced major

changes in it’s membership structure. For more information check out the SMA website ( for details. We will cover this in more detail in our next edition.

Bob Bramah, MSMA, MCSP

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CONTENTS 4Journal watch

8Evidence-based practice 11Case Study

should we apply it? Soft tissue injury to a competitive cyclist DISCLAIMER

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A look at some of the latest research What is evidence-based practice and why

assessment series. practice

18Assessment of the hip joint 22Strength training

The fourth article in the Joan Watt’s joint A back to basics look at principles and

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