The Association supports Chartered Physiotherapists who are interested in and or work in Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM). It helps members to develop their knowledge and skills, and it provides a network of like-minded clinicians to promote experiential learning opportunities. Membership is open to all Chartered Physiotherapists (£55) and Student Physiotherapists (£21).
We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep. However, do you know just how much harm, both physically and mentally, the lack of sleep causes? This article describes what can... Read More
‘Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJ): A Structured Assessment Strategy’ has been developed from an extract of Clayton’s book Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome. It includes step-by-step guidelines for more than 10 sacroiliac joint assessment tests... Read More
This review looks at the recently published title Massage Fusion: The Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari. Reviewed by senior performance therapist Paula Clayton.
At the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the interdisciplinary Physical Therapy Service was provided by chiropractors osteopaths, physiotherapists and sports massage practitioners. This article describes how the service was created and delivered, and discusses... Read More
This article is an overview of a review by Malliaras et al. (1) looking at Achilles and patellar tendinopathy rehabilitation. There has been much research into the pathophysiology of tendinopathy and management of the condition... Read More
Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation, or PRICE, has been central to acute soft tissue injury management for many years. Although PRICE has many purported effects, the supporting scientific evidence has only recently been scrutinised.... Read More
As soft tissue therapists we are constantly required to provide evidence that what we do actually has some impact on the human body. This article attempts to answer some of those questions.
Dr Nicola Phillips is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Director of Innovation and International at Cardiff University's School of Healthcare Studies. She completed her MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and her PhD on Functional Coping in ACL Deficiency at Cardiff University. Nicki has travelled as Physiotherapist to 7 Commonwealth Games, 3 Olympic Games and 2 Pre-Olympic Preparation Camps with Team Wales and Team GB respectively, and volunteered at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of her University post she has a consultancy role with Sport Wales and also continues to hold some private practice clinic sessions. Her main clinical and research interests are in neuromuscular control and functional rehabilitation of knee, ankle and shoulder injuries in sport. Nicki is currently President of the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy.
Nicki is one of two commissioning editors under the MSK Treatment and Diagnosis content stream and the MSK Treatment and Diagnosis Case Study content channel under the Physical Therapy category.
Lynn Booth MSc, MCSP has an MSc in Sports Injury and Sports Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University and an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (having held a variety of posts over the years) and is a Board member of the Sports Massage Association.
Lynn chaired the British Olympic Association's (BOA’s) Physiotherapy Committee, becoming the BOA’s physiotherapy consultant (1992–2004). She was the Great Britain Women's Hockey Squad physiotherapist at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics and was Team GB Head Physiotherapist at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
She was Physical Therapy Services clinical lead for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), clinical medical manager at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and lead physiotherapist at the 2015 European Games.
Her main clinical interests are injury prevention and management and functional rehabilitation. She currently works with the National Age Group Squads of England Hockey.
Dr Chris Bleakley BSc, PhD, MCSP, SrP is a Physiotherapist and lecturer at the Ulster Sports Academy, University of Ulster. He is the education and research officer for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Paula Clayton MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Sports Injury Management, FA. Dip. Mast. STT, MSMA (L5), MCSP, HCPC is a triple Olympic therapist who worked as a senior physical therapist for the English Institute of Sport and British Athletics between 2003 and 2014. She has traveled extensively to Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing, and London), Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships with GB track and field (British Athletics) as part of the medical team during this time. She is a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Sports Massage Association (Director; SMA), and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Before 2003 Paula worked in Premiership and Championship football for 4 years. She has taught on two sports therapy degree programmes, delivered sessions to MSc students and sports medicine students, written a number of articles and has an MSc in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Sports Injury Management. Paula also delivers soft tissue master-classes to senior physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists within premiership and championship football clubs, National Governing Bodies and to soft tissue therapists nationally and internationally.
Paula is the author of a book entitled Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome: The Complete Guide for Physical Therapists View on Amazon.
Paula also runs very successful sports injury clinics in Shropshire (established in 1994) and Worcestershire with her husband Rick.
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