We've been hard at work getting the April issue of Co-Kinetic off to the printers this week and we're pretty confident that you'll love the end result!
Here's what you can look forward to in our April issue:
By Dr Ian Horsley MSc PhD, MCSP MMACP CSCS and Dr Lee Herrington MSc PhD, MSCP CSCS
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the worst knee injuries to sustain in sport, with less than 50% of athletes returning to sport in the first year following surgery and high rates of reinjury. The process for the reduction of ACL injury risk or rehabilitation following ACL repair are essentially the same. This article describes the risk factors for ACL injury, tools for injury/injury risk assessment and strategies for rehabilitation and injury prevention. View article here.
By Jason Masek MA PT, ATC CSCS PRC
This article is Part 3 in a series about femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The author describes management considerations of lumbo-pelvic-femoral dysfunction in relation to FAI. This will allow the reader to apply Postural Restoration Institute® non-manual techniques when managing such conditions as FAI.
By Dr Lance Doggart MEd PhD, Andrew Burden BSc and Sarah Catlow PGCE MSc
This article discusses the role that the relatively new treatment modality of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) can play in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The study presents empirical evidence on the benefits of RSWT in the short term for treating lower limb injuries as measured by perceived reduction in pain and increased functional mobility. This article highlights how effectively RSWT can be used in the early treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the importance and continued use of traditional rehab modalities following RSWT.
By Dr Martin J. Turner PhD CPsychol. HCPC Reg
This article outlines a practical and evidence-based framework that enables individuals who support athletes to promote positive responses to performance pressure. The ability to deal with pressure is one of the most important things an athlete can develop, and in this article I introduce and explain the concept of ‘tipping the balance’. This concept offers simple and effective strategies for enabling athletes to react well to pressure, bringing together contemporary research evidence and practical experience.
By Jamie Salter MSc, CSCS ASCC
Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in the world but in the UK we have been slower to adopt structured S&C based practices than other high profile sports such as rugby, golf and athletics. Although coaches, players and parents all realise that the modern game is more physically demanding than ever, we’re not prioritising physical development any more than we have done in the past. This article outlines some of the potential reasons for why this may be the case and explains some of the barriers contributing to the situation with the goal of helping you as practitioners, overcome these within your practice. We’ve put forward practical strategies to help practitioners engage coaches and players in S&C practices and enhance the physical development of youth football players.
By Julian Hatcher Grad Dip Phys MPhil, MCSP FOM
This article is part of a series on manual therapy and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of clinical reasoning and how it aids the identification of the tissue that is the source of the patient’s problems. Combined with a knowledge of common clinical conditions, this process allows the therapist to predict a diagnosis, to direct appropriate treatment at the source of symptoms, and helps in the creation of relevant rehabilitation processes for restoring full functional capacity. View article here.
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We both know we're a bit sad in admitting this, but we're rather over-excited about the latest new feature on the Co-Kinetic website, and as quite a few of you have tried it out already, it seems you like it too!
Located on the bottom righthand corner of every page of the site, you'll find a chat icon. This handy little tool allows you to speak to a member of the Co-Kinetic team straight away (or as soon as available if outside our "stretchy" UK office hours).
Just click the blue circle with the speech bubbles and you're off. You can use this new feature to ask questions, request new content, give us feedback, or whatever else you'd like to pitch in our direction. So start chatting now!
Co-Kinetic are now working with conference organisers and presenters to design bespoke packages for their delegates/attendees.
Our friendly team are able to put together various packages depending on your requirements. These can include, but aren't limited to: special supplements designed around the content of your presentation/conference (digital or printed), promotional material and marketing.
The Co-Kinetic site also makes publishing content securely a breeze. To view our recently launched collaboration with Fortius International Sports Injury Conference 2015 simply click here.
To discuss the various bespoke packages we offer, please get in touch with a member of the Co-Kinetic team here.
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This year Co-Kinetic are excited to be attending the following events:
COPA Practise Growth 2016: 15th - 16th June ExCel, London
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British Fascia Symposium 2016: 25th - 26th June Bank House Hotel, Worcester
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If you are attending any of these events we would love to meet you, so make sure you stop by the Co-Kinetic stand.
With over 13 million of our client/patient leaflets already distributed, we thought it was time to make this vital resource available through the Co-Kinetic site.
We've also made this resource even better as these double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5), full colour leaflets are now in PDF format, designed to be printed out and handed to your clients as and when you need to. No more waiting for the postman!
Click here to see the leaflets available.
This article is the seventh from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook and it describes how to assess and treat common foot and ankle complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.
This article is the eighth from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook and it describes how to assess and treat common shoulder complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.
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